Super Sunday dawned with the weather dry and a light breeze- perfect for golf!
At the start of the day any one of four clubs were in a position to win added to which a new innovation was there was on-course scoring with Nigel MacKintosh and Sandy Whyte relaying scores back from the 6th,9th,12th and 15th to the clubhouse! They were updated on the monitor every 60 seconds along with the projected final league table, courtesy of Doug Stewart's IT expertise. This kept everyone informed of what was happening on the course but only added to the pressure on the players!
So to the golf itself.......
Forres won the Moray and Nairn Handicap League at Super Sunday which was hosted this year by Elgin.This was only their second success in the 17 years it has been played, the other being in 2005.
Over the home and away matches Forres went into Super Sunday lying a point behind leaders Nairn Dunbar following home successes against the league leaders as well as Moray. Added to a vital halved match against Elgin they had five points out of a possible eight.
Their Super Sunday opponents were Nairn, whilst Hopeman and Moray played each other and Nairn Dunbar took on hosts Elgin. Home advantage was to prove crucial and Elgin ran out comfortable 6-2 winners to open the door for Forres but should they falter then both Hopeman and Moray had a chance to lift the trophy.
The early exchanges were tight and with live on-course scoring for the first time in the clubhouse five games were square at the turn or beyond. However, the first three games all went Forres’ way over the back nine. The next two games were shared before word came in that team captain Neil Andersen had won 4/3 over Sid Brown to clinch victory. Calum Stuart added to that total to give a 6-2 final score and leave Forres a point clear of Nairn Dunbar and Moray, who had beaten Hopeman 6 ½ -1 ½.
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