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Golf Competition

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2015 saw the third year for the Provincial Grand Lodge of Stirlingshire Annual Golf Competition to be played at the home of Alloa Golf Club, Schawpark Golf Course, Alloa on Sunday 10th May.

The weather was again not to kind to the players, as it rained all morning, however it did brighten for the last fews holes in the early afternoon.

The course, even with the rain that had previously fallen, was in a good condition and the thanks of all go to the green-keeping team and the members of Schawpark for their efforts.

Another excellent meal was served up by the staff in the clubhouse after the Golf and the thanks of all present go to them.

After the meal was finished, the RWPGM, Bro Andrew McKinnon addressed the Brethren and ladies present.

He thanked the golf committee for all the work in making the day a success. He also thanked the staff at Schawpark for the very efficient manner in which they had supplied rolls, tea and coffee first thing in the morning, and for the excellent buffet provided in the afternoon.

 The brethren who had attended and taken part in the competition, and those who didn’t play golf, were thanked for their attendance, and the monies raised in sponsorship and fees paid. The total raised over the years is more than £52,000 for various charities. 

After the presentation of the various prizes and awards, the convener, Bro Allan Leishman thanked Mrs McKinnon for presenting the prizes, for which she received a lovely bouquet of flowers.

The brethren were thanked once again for all their efforts in raising sponsorship, and of course for having a good golfing day.

The winners, as listed below, were presented their awards by the RWPGM's wife Elizabeth.

The Winners

Overall Winners

J Cowan & M  Speirs

Lodge St John Tulliallan No 598

Runners Up

G Ferguson & S Matchett

The Lodge of Alloa No 69

Sub Team Winners

L McComb & D Russell

Lodge Slamannan No 484

Sub Team Runners Up

G Reid & A Docherty

Lodge St John Tulliallan No 598

Nearest the Pin 7th Hole

J Cowan

Lodge St John Tulliallan No 598

Nearest the Pin 15th Hole

G Ferguson

The Lodge of Alloa No 69

Longest Drive 17th Hole

S Matchett

The Lodge of Alloa No 69

Willie Gilchrist Trophy (Highest 18 Hole Score)

J Muir

Lodge Dolphin No 911

Alex Lapsley Shield (Best Scratch Score)

J Cowan

Lodge St John Tulliallan No 598

Stableford Scratch 1 to 9

A Docherty

Lodge St John Tulliallan No 598

Stableford 10 to 18

I Penman

Lodge Polmont No 793

There were also 3 Special Awards given.

Bro Graeme Russell, Lodge Camelon No 1456

Graeme has attended the annual competition for a number of years assisting in the background.

Bro Michael Empson, Lodge Lodge Ladywell No 1474

As can be seen from the picture below Michael's hat was something to behold.

Michael Empson

Porridge Club Award.

The winner of the award this year was on his second shot at the 8th hole, hit the ball, the players looking to see where it went, where was it? 6 inches into the ground.

The recipient this year was Bro Robert Stewart, Lodge Abercromby No 531.

Past Winners

1992 Lodge Dolphin No 911
1993 Lodge St Andrew No 176
1994 Lodge Zetland No 391
1995 Lodge Craiginnan No 850
1996 Lodge St John No 16
1997 Lodge Clackmannan No 1303
1998 Lodge St Servanus No 771

1999 The Lodge of Alloa No 69
2000 Lodge St Andrew No 176
2001 Provincial Grand Lodge
2002 Lodge Ben Cluech No 782
2003 Lodge St John Slamannan No 484
2004 The Lodge of Alloa No 69
2005 Lodge Abercromby No 531
2006 Lodge Zetland No 391
2007 Lodge Zetland No 391
2008 Lodge Abercromby No 531
2009 Lodge St Andrew (Denny and Loanhead) No 176
2010  Lodge Craiginnan No 850
2011 Lodge Callendar No 588
2012 Lodge Slamannan No 484
2013 Lodge Polmont No 793
2014 Lodge Bannockburn Bruce and Thistle No 312
2015 Lodge St John Tulliallan No 598


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