Bruntsfield Short Hole had been new, but most welcome, visitors to our events at Leith Links earlier this month, we were therefore delighted to be invited to their course for a return match.
This resulted in the Society overturning the previous result with a 3-2 victory.
But this does not tell the full story! Bruntsfield is a "specialist" course and our hosts generously gave us 4 holes of an advantage in each match. Naturally, a check was made on how the match would have gone without this handicap - it would have been 3-2 to the hosts!
Regardless of how anyone had played on the links, the "19th" hole was Bennett's Bar, which everyone played outstandingly well!
The hope was expressed that this will become a regular event in both of our calendars, we are sure it will - even though there is no chance of us getting a 4-hole start next year!
The results were .....
Alastair Chalmers and Bob Burns defeated Willie Davidson and Ian Hislop 1-up
Jim Maguire and Kevin Dilley lost to Steven Doyle and Paul Middleton 2 & 1
Douglas Foulis and Brian Graham lost to David Barrow and Fraser Gordon 1-up
Lionel Freedman and Robin Morris defeated Robert Linton and Gordon Cochrane 8 & 7
Ken Gordon and Eugene Bradley defeated Jimmy Robertson and Judith Gordon 7 & 6