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09 June 2020

CAPTAIN v CAPTAIN's WIFE

In an unprecedented year, an unprecedented change to the traditional season opener of Captain taking on the Vice- Captain, or more recently Greens Convenor, led us to an off-the-wall extreme sports version for the “Covid 2020 Day After Lockdown Easing” Charity Fundraiser Day.

Having been cajoled into making the first Saturday a bit of a competition for the golf starved members, Captain David Angus put himself in the firing line and offered up a challenge for the members to play in a Captain v Captain’s Wife Challenge.  He wondered what he had let himself in for when the comments mostly offered their total support to his wife Liz’s team. Going out in pairs, play all 18 holes and keep the score going through to the end was the call.  He even offered up a Captain’s Prize for the biggest winning margin.

For a seemingly fun event to get the summer golf underway at King Jimmy - Queen Elizabeth rallied her troops with a “Bring It On” - and the gloves came off.  I think the common phrase is he was on a hiding to nothing!

With just over 50 slots booked out to late afternoon, a scorcher of a summer’s day saw the membership raise just over £500 for the Scottish Air Ambulance based at Perth Airport – or Scone Aerodrome as some would prefer.

With just 10 ties to come in, a seemingly unassailable lead of 44-22 had the Captain thinking there was no way he was losing this match – and then a capitulation of biblical proportions ensued. Stuart Clark carded a 10-hole win for the Queen, then a couple of 6-hole winning margins closed the gap completely, before Karen Brodie walked in with a 4-hole win to clinch the match for her Ladyship.

A fantastic day all round and whilst we are very much in the middle of our own fundraising campaign, it was important that we, as a golfing community, give something back to a worthy and life-saving cause.