The annual competition for the Bruce Putting Cup was held on
the practice green on June27th. An excellent turnout of members enjoyed great
overhead conditions, with two rounds of the nine holes laid out by Sandy Reid
resulting in a sudden-death play-off between Alan Baird, Aidan McColgan and
Donald Ford. In spite of the enormous amount of time spent over the last two
months “on my stance, swing, concentration, shakeless arms, wrists, shoulders
and perfect stroke”, the Dalhousie Treasurer three-putted the first hole of the
play-off from around four feet. That left Messrs. Baird and Ford to battle it
out, and the Captain was left speechless when his long, first putt at the
fourth extra hole hit the cup but refused to drop. The Match Secretary then
sank an excellent putt at the next to win the trophy.
A first class buffet was served in the Golf Hotel
thereafter, and the evening closed with the seven-time winner of the trophy,
Arthur Coleman, presenting the prizes – a duty which he did with the
utmost grace and pleasure.