Minto meeting hears of bumper year

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Minto Golf Club members held a successful annual general meeting on Monday, November 24, in a packed clubhouse.

With increased membership and generally fine weather, members discussed what has been a bumper year of competitions, while the successes of the flourishing junior section were highlighted, as were the ladies’ and gents’ achievements.

Club captain Albert Thompson, vice-captain Jim McDonnell, lady captain Sue James, vice-captain Helen Todd, junior captain Angus Brown and vice-captain Frazer Towers were elected for the coming year.

Meanwhile, Carlenjig and Pat Douglas, the well-known Borders singers and musicians, delighted a capacity audience of Minto golfers and friends at the clubhouse recently. The concert was organised to mark St Andrews Day and included many familiar Scottish pieces as well as others from the group’s wide repertoire.

Albert Thompson, the new club captain, welcomed the group to Minto and expressed the hope that the evening will be the first of many successful social events during his year’s captaincy.

Sixty golfers teed up at the weekend in the Hawick club’s Keith Suddon Sports Therapist Winter League. Results: 1, P. Leishman 42 points; 2, C. Oldham 241 (bl6); 3, C. Easton 41 (bih); 4, I. Wright 41; 5, M. Miller 40 (bih), 6, C. Neish 39 (bih); 7, M. Jeffrey 39 (bl6). There were 18 twos, each paying £1.50. Nearest the pins: 1st, A. Caldwell; 8th, I. Wright; 13the, K. Murphy; 14th, C. Oldham; 18th, W. Anderson. The November electic winner was A. Caldwell with 53 points. The sponsor was Neil Gillies of Base Nightclub. Handicap changes: P. Leishman, cut three shots; C. Oldham, C. Easton and I. Wright, all cut two; M. Miller, B. Cumming, C. Neish and M. Jeffrey, all cut one. See noticeboard for leading groups and most twos.