Scottish Tour 23 & 26 Aug 18

By Eddie GraceMatches

The tour this year was terminated early due to the weather forecast for the Sunday fixture which showed gale force winds and torrential rain. The opposition had a number of calls off due to the forecast!

Our match against the Highland and Lowland Brigades GS on Thursday 23rd August on the championship Montrose Links saw a victory for the Gunners by 2.5 matches to 1.5.

Leading the field were Nick Fleming and Doc Watson winning against the oppositions strongest pairing by an impressive 5&4. Next out were Duncan McReynolds and Dave Burnett (ex 29 Regt Wksp) who prevailed by 3&2. The dream team of Graeme Paton and Scott Forsyth were surprising losers to the R&A duo of Ewan Chalmers and Bruce Osborne going down by 2 holes. The final pairing, McIntosh and Adamson, had an exciting match, the Gunners being down 5 holes on the 11 tee but managed to halve the match on the 18th. Our opposition were last seen contemplating suicide!

Apart from a short, sharp and heavy shower during the round, we were blessed with a very pleasant day with just enough wind to make the course interesting.