First shot of the day at Kirkhill


The weather for the week leading to the May Bank Holiday had been terrific but it came as no surprise when the forecast for the holiday was pretty dismal. 

Kirkhill Golf Club in Glasgow had been planning their centenary events for a long time and we were looking forward as much as they were to their hickory day which was to be held on Saturday 29 May.

Initially, the entry had been slower than expected but word got around and on the day there were two shotgun starts for a morning and afternoon round with over sixty people playing in each.  All sections of the club were represented with the juniors enthusiastically taking up the clubs and hitting the ball with fearless, flowing swings and wondering what all the fuss was about!  Just great to see the men, women, the older and younger players taking to these strange and ancient implements and creating a wonderful atmosphere.  The weather was suitably impressed by the turnout and the play and decided to relent, giving us a dry day for the most part, just a few stray spits and spots during the afternoon.

There were prizes and a buffet meal for each of the two rounds and all the players showed great respect for the clubs, and had a thoroughly enjoyable and memorable day.