Orkney golf club held two of its internal cups over the past week; first up was the weather delayed second round of the McVitie & Price Cup, one of the oldest and most prestigious cups played for at the club. The weather produced a North Westerly breeze all day with intermittent showers to keep everyone cool. This was followed (later in the week) by the KP TID Memorial sponsored by Orkney Builders Ltd.).
McVitie & Price
Leaders from the first round were Bob Adamson and Graeme Tait, each with a nett 63. Graeme managed to card a nett 68 for a two-round total of 131 while Bob’s challenge faded away. However, Brian Firth came in after a very steady round of gross 71, nett 62 for a two-round total of nett 129 and to pip Graeme. This score stood at the top of the leaderboard for some time, but in what’s becoming a regular occurrence it was the later groups who produced the winner.
Scott Wilson produced the best round of his career carding an excellent round of gross 73, nett 69 to add to his first-round score of nett 66 and a win by 4 clear shots on nett 125. Scott has been playing some very good golf this season and is currently top of the Cupal Shield qualifying table after his win.
KP Tid Memorial
In what was once again a weather delayed start, thirty-five gents teed off in a strong South Easterly, but thankfully sunny overhead conditions. After the torrential overnight and morning rain the course was soft in places with many of the bunkers holding water.
Scoring was tough and it was one of the first of the late afternoon starters, Robbie Norquoy, who went top of the leaderboard with a gross 78 nett 66. With the bulk of the players all coming in within an hour and a half of each other, the clubhouse gradually filled up.
However, scores were looking hard to come by and although several players including Pete McKinlay, Sam Rendall and OGC Club Captain Stu Slater, all matched Robbie’s score of nett 66; handicap master steadfastly refused to budge him from top spot and he held on for the narrowest of victories, on countback.
Stu Slater introduced Charlie Kemp from Orkney Builders Ltd., who presented the prizes which were as follows. All the prizes were decided on countback.
1st – Stu Slater (72);
2nd – Sam Rendall (72);
3rd – Scott Walls (75).
Nett 1st – Robbie Norquoy (66); overall winner of the KP Tid Memorial Trophy; 2nd – Pete McKinlay (66); 3rd – Colin Harcus (67); 4th – Bruce Moar (67)
This weekend coming sees the Lows Open played on Saturday the RNLI Spoon Open on Wednesday and then the big one, the JW Gray Ltd and Highland Park 36-hole Kirkwall Open on Saturday the 29th. Entry to all the above is via the Orkney Golf Club Website.
Back row from left to right – Sam Rendall, Moira Irvine, Steven Walls, Linda Bonner, Bruce Moar, Colin Harcus, Sandra Shearer Pete McKinlay
Front row from left to right – Stu Slater, Robbie Norquoy, Charlie kemp, Lydia Campbell, Shona Croy