Poor weather makes for a quiet weekend

Orkney golf club was a relatively quiet place over the weekend, with the cancellation of the popular Williamson’s open on Saturday, due to the terrible weather forecast. 

As per the forecast it was indeed a day of wind and rain. The rearranged date is set for Saturday the 23rd of September with the entries reopening 2 weeks prior to that date.

Two stableford competitions were held through the week. Wednesday saw 16 gents take part with Brian Kane taking 2nd place  on 43 points and Steven Hagan winning with an excellent 45 points. Friday had both a lower entry and lower scoring. Robbie Norquoy was 2nd on 39 points and taking top spot was Ritchie Brunton with a respectable 40 points. 

The Williamson’s Quaich was progressing throughout the week. The semi-final was on Friday with John Thompson pipping Bruce Moar on the second extra hole in an excellent match, while Kevin Peace handled the increasing wind in the evening to overcome Liam Smart by 4&3. The final was agreed to be played on Sunday, after Saturdays postponement and it was John who came out on top after some very steady play, with him claiming the victory by 4&3 .The presentation will take place during the Williamson’s opens new date in September. 

This following weekend sees the re-arranged Cook Aquaculture seniors open for both ladies and gents taking place on Sunday with a 2pm shotgun start. Entry is through the club Website and its hoped for a good turnout of both visitors and club members over the age of 50 for this popular event.