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Scotscraig vs Dalhousie Match

August 22, 2017 12:21 by gordonl
Having inflicted a pretty severe thumping upon Dalhousie at Carnoustie, in the first of the 2018 'double header', it was fair to assume that the Tayport match might find a degree of over confidence in the Fife camp. Alas, that was not to be, with Dalhousie being on the receiving end of a whopping defeat by six matches to nil. It is some indication of the losing margin that, afterwards, John MacDougall and Lindsay Hood congratulated each other in only losing by two and one!

The Scotscraig layout, of course, has not enjoyed Open Qualifying status without reason and, even in magnificent weather, it proved a difficult task again for Dalhousie. After enjoying a fair bit of alteration to celebrate its bicentenary (notably additional bunkering, removal of substantial swathes of rough at key areas and a fair amount of re-modelling of tees and greens), it is fair to say that the degree of difficulty has certainly not been eased for visiting golfers!

Nevertheless, the result WAS disappointing, but the strength in depth within the membership numbers currently enjoyed by the home team again took its toll on Dalhousie. The Tanner trophy thus remains ensconced at Tayport where, in hindsight, it certainly deserves to be, after a fine display by the home team in the continuing celebrations of its bicentenary.

NEXT year, of course, it is Dalhousie's turn to celebrate......and hope certainly springs eternal!

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