The new season is well under way at Dale Golf Course even though the weather has been cold and wet.
The course is in reasonable condition despite the lack of any real growth and there has been a healthy turnout for the early events.
The first competition was the annual Captain’s Challenge where vice-captain Alan Harcus’s team beat captain Stuart Fox’s team by three points to two.
The first trophy of the year went to Dale Smith when he took first place in the Caira Trophy with a score of 86 (net 67). This was enough to beat fellow Ness man Ross Chisholm who was three shots back in second place on 76 (net 70). Ronnie Gair was third, also with a net 70.
The RNLI Spoon was won by Robbie Jamieson, who at last seems to have been able to control his errant driving. He managed to steer his way round in an excellent 68 shots to give him a net score of 61. This was enough to win by three shots from Ernie Smith who also returned a fine 70 (net 64). In third place was Davy Thomson with (76) net 66.
Dale Smith’s early-season form saw him win a second competition when he took the Jock Laurie Stableford Cup on a flat, calm Sunday morning with a score of 38 points. Erik Burgess was in second place and Tom Simpson third, both on 36 points.
This weekend sees the Schlumberger Doubles tomorrow and the April Monthly Medal on Sunday. Draws for both competitions can be accessed on the club website.