Saturday & Sunday 15th and 16th June – Gents Seniors Open
Heavy rain on Saturday morning did not quite shut the course but a decent afternoon forecast allowed the field to postpone until brighter skies appeared. Scoring was decent rather than spectacular and CSS stayed at 63/36 points. Visiting players fared well with only 4 home based players featuring in the top 10 placings. Graeme Andrew of Lamlash bagged the only 2 of the day at 2nd hole.
1st Peter Haveron (18) – 38 points
2nd John Pennycott (14) – 37 acb
3rd Gordon Drummond (11) – 37 acb
4th Graham Rees (17) – 37
Sunday morning dawned bright and clear and again it was mainly visiting players who dominated with only 3 home players featuring in the top 10 places. Scoring at the top of the leaderboard was good but the rest of the field must have provided a counterbalance as CSS went out to 64/35 points. Dave Hackett and Pete Towndrow bagged the only 2s of the day at the 4th and 17th respectively.
1st Iain Bruce (20) – 40 points
2nd Colin Nisbet (14) – 38
3rd John Pennycott (14) – 36
4th Ian Bremner (8) – 34
In a departure from previous years the 2019 Seniors Championship was decided over the course of both rounds and the winner on this occasion was, fittingly enough, our ever generous main sponsor, Colin Nisbet, with a 36 hole total of 73 Stableford points. Congratulations Colin – nice to see you taking something out of the very much you put in.
Thanks to all who came and supported our Seniors Open. It was generally agreed that the course is the best it has been for many years and heartfelt thanks go especially to Stewart, Corey and George for their expert work. Thanks also to John, Nancy, Jenni and Louise. It’s never easy keeping a crowd of golfers fed and watered but as usual the service in the clubhouse was first class. Last but by no means least, a huge thank you to Colin Nisbet for his generous sponsorship of this popular event to which so many familiar faces return year on year. We must be doing something right and hopefully we’ll see you all again in 2020.