Seniors Report (2017) for 2018 AGM
Decision was taken at the start of 2017 for the seniors to be able to order blue jerseys and T shirts with the McDonald Golf logo with senior also included within the badge. They look extremely smart and show us in a good light to other golf clubs throughout the region.
Central Area District Seniors
Well run by A Trail and helpers throughout 2017 season. Managed to get full teams on every occasion throughout the whole Year. This was a great achievement as many of the others clubs failed to submit their full numbers. The CADS were held at Ellon in August which was extremely successful with 126 entrants from all over the North East with 109 paying guests raising £763 which went into Ellon golf club coffers. It was our best performance of the year with D Reaper 1st in div 1. AD Smith 2nd in Div2 and B Ritchie 3rd in Div3. We raised a further £150 from the raffle which went into the senior funds.
In the Presidents cup we had a creditable 1st equal result, however we were 3rd on countback.
Individual champion for 2017 was Ellon golfer G McIntosh. Overall the Ellon team was runner up to Inverallochy. Reached the final of the House of Commons Cup again but on this occasion narrowly beaten in the final by Fraserburgh. We did well again in the Kelman cup at Inverallochy with A Bruce 2nd in div 1. J Mutch 1st in Div2. and E Bicocchi 2nd in Div3. Many thanks again to Bob Murray in coordinating the Buchan seniors throughout .2017.
Seniors Ythan Challenge
Annual event versus Newburgh over 2 legs. We ran out winners by 24 points. Well done the lads.
Senior open in August
Ellon were on top form with A Mackenzie 2nd in Div1. W Haining 1st in Div2. and R Garden 1st in Div3. Need to advertise externally more to increase numbers in 2018.
Seniors outing to Turriff
Well supported with all 30 registered members attending. Super day, however course was wet underfoot, a challenge in itself but not to Ellon boys as we are use to playing in our welly boots. J Lawson won the stabelford competition and took the Ali Michie Trophy (which he has kindly donated). The 9 hole Texas Scramble was won by Keith, G Aitchison and J Gatt. Les Milne did a sterling job in organising this day out helped by Ali Michie.
Other outings to Roseharty and Meldrum house again were extremely well organised by Les and his committee.
Senior spoils 2017
Ironside Trophy Senior scratch winner Ewan Stewart.
Chadwick Trophy Senior Handicap winner Bob Murray.
Paterson Trophy Senior mixed greensomes winners Amanda Farqhuar and Alan Mackenzie
Senior Founders cup winner Bob Murray.
Burnett shield stabelford winner Ken Hill.
Miller cup winner J Gatt.
Rowley Shield winner W McAinsh.
K Gill Shield winner Bob Murray.
Winter Eclectic scratch winner I Campbell and handicap winner J Gatt.
Our Monday competitions continue to be well attended.
Finances are healthy and well looked after by Iain Shaw.
Altogether another successful season from probably the best senior section in the North East.