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Thornton Trophy

September 17, 2018 10:14 by gordonl

THORNTON TROPHY

 

The semi-finals of this year’s Thornton Trophy saw Dalhousie playing the Caledonia Club and Carnoustie G.C. taking on New Taymouth. In spite of the Captain and his partner having to work VERY hard to restrict their opponents gaining more than a (reasonably acceptable) four hole victory, the three other pairs did Dalhousie proud. The resultant 10-4 win means that the team now faces Carnoustie Golf Club in the final on Sunday, September 23rd. New Taymouth take on the Caley to see who gets the wooden spoon. 

Off the white tees – and with at least ten extremely tricky pin positions on the Championship Course – it was a stiff task which faced the first four teams in the draw. A fierce westerly wind compounded the difficulties, but the ‘early to bed’ warning to his colleagues on Saturday night by the Captain clearly went a long way to energy levels (and youth, of course!) seeing the team – well, three quarters of it – perform superbly to reach the final. A repeat performance next weekend would be a fitting end to a packed season.
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