Who’s the caddie!
This year’s President’s Cup was a family affair, with the winning captain given the trophy by the SELECT Vice-President – who also happened to be his dad and bagman for the day!
Stephen Grant proved he was a chip off the old block when he lifted the President’s Cup at SELECT’s annual golf competition.
The East team captain was handed the silver trophy by dad Alistair, who had spent the previous few hours carrying his bag round the rain-soaked fairways. As well as acting as caddie, Alistair was also kept busy in his capacity as SELECT Vice-President, handing out prizes at the end of a competitive event at Dunblane New Golf Club in Perthshire.
“The President’s Cup is always an excellent day, and it was good to see so many Members and guests return to the fairways”
After a three-year break, golfers had been eager to get back in the swing of things, and 18 hardy souls from across Scotland duly braved the elements during a drizzly contest on Monday 16 May. However, the rain was never going to dampen the spirits of SELECT Members and guests as they battled it out for the famous silver trophy.
Split into the traditional East and West teams, the Stableford competition saw prizes for the longest drive and nearest the pin.
A special ‘endeavour’ award was also handed out to the player with the highest round.
After an extremely narrow contest, the East team triumphed by 164 points to 162, with Stephen being presented with the cup after high tea in the clubhouse. Stephen, who works for his dad’s firm in Elgin, also received a bottle of malt whisky and engraved glass to mark the victory, with the three best performers on each team also taking home various prizes.
Managing Director Alan Wilson said: “The President’s Cup is always an excellent day, and it was good to see so many Members and guests return to the fairways in Dunblane after our enforced break due to COVID-19.
“The competition was as fierce as ever and I’m sure the West team will be looking for revenge when the competition returns in 2023”
“The competition was as fierce as ever and I’m sure the West team will be looking for revenge when the competition returns in 2023.”
Celebrating the 2022 winners
President’s Cup – East team
Top 3 East – Darren Fortnum (38 points), Allan Beveridge Jnr (33), Glen McGreggor (31)
Top 3 West – Garry Hackett (32 points), Gordon Hamilton (31), James Kelly (31)
Longest drive – Stuart Widdowson (West)
Nearest the pin – Adam Graham (East)
President’s Award for endeavour – Graham Douglas (East)
Best guest score – Steve Conn (Luceco Group)