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Outing to Hill of Tarvit  - 29th July 2017

 

 

Five players participated in the outing and were welcomed by Keith McColl, Golf Experience Manager. 

 

We found the course to be in excellent condition both fairways and the greens.  Whilst the rough provided an excellent definition for the fairways we learned quickly it was to be avoided at all costs.  The herd of black Hebredean sheep continue to crop the rough; this year their location was to the left of the third fairway.

This year, the Stableford format was extended to 18 holes. Kingarrock now offer a modern Srixon low compression ball akin to the 1926 ball which we have played previously. Robin Miller emerged as the winner with 26 Stableford points and in second place- a couple of points behind - was Alastair Chalmers - who had lifted the trophy in 2015 and 2016.

As has been said previously ‘just keep the ball in play’ seems to be the best advice for playing Kingarrock. 

This year it was encouraging to see other players enjoying the Kingarrock course and our thanks go to Keith McColl for his hospitality and welcome.