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Outing to Hill of Tarvit  - 30th July 2016



Six players participated in the outing and were welcomed by Allan Anderson, of NTS who manages the facility. As the group made its way to the first tee Allan pointed out the herd of distinctive Hebredean black sheep. Their task, we were informed, was to keep the rough under control. 


We found the course to be in excellent condition both fairways and the greens.  The rough too was of the highest standard and we learned quickly it was to be avoided at all costs.  The format was Stableford over 9 holes.  This year we played with the more forgiving 1926 ball.   Alastair Chalmers- last year’s winner- kept up his winning record and lifted the trophy for the second year with 15 Stableford points. David Clark was in second place.


Alastair puts his success down to ‘just keeping the ball in play’.  Sound advice for those of us who had occasion to visit the rough. However, it should be pointed out that he has been a regular attendee at our outing over the years and as he has only won it in 2015 and 2016, we could ask why he had not followed his advice in earlier years!

Our thanks go to Allan Anderson for his hospitality and warm welcome.

Next year, let’s hope those Hebredean sheep have been hard at work!!




Before ....

and after ....


A stunning backdrop to the 9th green....

Did this putt drop? We know, you decide!