A very enjoyable Xmas lunch was held at the club with a very large turnout including a Top Table of Chairman Pat McCaughey; Club Captain Robert McIlroy; Invited Guest Robin Craig; Club Pro Scott McGrenaghan and Course Manager John Garioch.
The Event was hosted by Chairman Pat as stand in for Senior Section Secretary Henry Bradley and after a warm welcome by Pat the lunch was served following Grace by invited guest Robin Craig a member of the club for 60 years.
The lunch provided by Club Caterers “Linats” Linda and Natalie was very well received and their service during the day was very much appreciated.
The lunch also provided an opportunity for prize giving for the winners of Senior events during the 2018/19 season and the prizes were handed over by Club Captain Robert McIlroy.
Captain McIlroy also provided an update of the course development including the winter programme by our course Manager John Garioch and the expectation of the new land development to occur over the next few years. This was well received and a sign of appreciation was given to John for the hard work by himself and his team in presenting the course in an excellent condition despite challenging weather during the year.
There are a number of people who regularly support the Senior Section and special mention was given to Scott or Professional and Kelly Forsyth from the Office.
Chairman Pat handed over to Captain McIlroy the Senior Section gift to the club as is usual each year and this year is a new Laptop Computer that will serve all members in the data management of the club and membership details and competitions.
After a two year tenure our past Captain George Watkins was presented with a gift for his hard work and dedication to the Senior Section. Pat also mentioned that the Seniors Committee would take on the responsibility of the Section as we are absent a Captain and Vice Captain.
As a light entertainment Jim Bruce hosted the annual Quiz which had an easy and a not so easy section included. There were three joint winners and after a draw from the hat Matt Compson was declared the Quiz winner.
Chairman Pat concluded events and safe to say all attendees had enjoyed a very good day with good food, good humour and good companionship. We look forward to next season with optimism and the expectations of another fine year ahead.
Prize – Winners 2018
The Walker Cup – Colin Haldane
Runner Up – Brain Monkman
The Willie Young Trophy – Brian Monkman
Runner Up – Ian Robin
League Participants Trophy – Brian Graham/ Willie Crozier
Centenary Trophy – Robert Caldwell / George Maxwell
Seniors Open Brookfield Cup – Pat McCaughey
Seniors Open Shaw Trophy – Pat McCaughey