Monday, April 02, 2018


Only one pair could win, but all 4 finalists deserved medals for playing the Winter Foursomes Final in such Baltic conditions at Elderslie Golf Club.

The East Renfrewshire pair of Linda Ellery and Elizabeth Munro were receiving 11 shots from Cowglen’s Alyson McGinnigle and Williamwood’s Carol McNally, but they were going to need them all if Alyson’s tee shot at the 1st was anything to go by – it hit an out of bounds tree and bounced back onto the middle of the fairway !

Despite the cold, the wind and some sleet at times, all had some fine shots, with Alyson’s shot at the 4th getting her team pin high in 2.  However the East Renfrewshire pair were using their shots wisely and were only 1 down at the turn.  After halving holes 10 and 11, Alyson and Carol then surged ahead and the match finished on the 16thafter Carol’s Houdini-like approach shot. Although worthy winners by 3 & 2, Linda and Elizabeth should feel very pleased with their performance, especially in such testing conditions.

Many thanks go to Elderslie Golf Club for allowing us to use their course, and to Ian McCosh for braving the elements to support the girls.

Report by June Lockhart