Fraserburgh Golf Classic success

Golf Classic Champions: The Supporters Club team of David Henderson, Albert Bruce, Colin McLean and Billy Duthie.
Golf Classic Champions: The Supporters Club team of David Henderson, Albert Bruce, Colin McLean and Billy Duthie.

The Fraserburgh Football Club Golf Classic was hailed a great success this week.

Twenty teams of four competed in the competition which was played under some sunny skies but windy conditions. There was a shotgun start which saw each team start at the same time competing around the 18 hole event.

The event started at 12.30pm off of the yellow tees. There was a great atmosphere at the event with some very good golf on display with William West holing a large putt on the 17th green to give his team a birdie.

Longest drive was Ally Stephen, over 300 yards into a strong wind. There were four nearest the pin with the closest being a few inches.

Last but not least were the A & I Builders team who have improved immensely over the seven years the tournament has been running. The winners of this year’s Fraserburgh Golf Classic were the Supporters Club team of David Henderson, Albert Bruce, Colin McLean and Billy Duthie.

“On a very windy day the Supporters Club team did exceptionally well to finish with the lowest score on the day by almost two shots.” said team member Davie Henderson.

“Three of the winning team members were part of a Supporters Club team which finished second a number of years ago and they were well chuffed at finishing one place higher this time around.

“The shotgun start meant the team started on the 16th hole and after a short walk out to the tee it was game on. The competitiveness of the team members shone through and some great team spirit saw some good golf played. 

“ One of the most memorable shots of the day was when a team member sank an unbelievable 90 foot putt on the 18th green, and I am sure Wull Watt would love to have done this as his team that finished 3rd apparently ‘could not buy a putt’”.

“The day went exceptionally well both on and off the course and it was excellent to see the event well attended and the organisers did a great job and should be complimented for their efforts.

“The team will hopefully all be back next year supporting the Fraserburgh Football Club Golf Classic.”

A spokesman from the club added: “The money raised so far has been fantastic, although the total has to be finalised.

“We are so grateful to all the teams participating, (new and old), and local companies who have continued to support and donate prizes, and also to the staff at the golf club who made our day so special. Many thanks to you all.