Scots go down to the Irish on the New Course

The Scottish team following the Bobby Jones Cup.
The Scottish team following the Bobby Jones Cup.

An annual amateur golf competition is continuing to go from strength to strength.

The Bobby Jones Cup has its origin at the 2006 Ryder Cup at the K Club in Ireland where two amateur golfers – Caoimhan Considine (Ireland) and Mike Stevenson (Scotland) – met for the first time, courtesy of a mutual friend, and decided to get together for a round of golf.

Little did they know that, a decade later, they would be celebrating the 10 year anniversary of their inauguration of the Bobby Jones Cup.

The event sees two teams of 24 amateur golfers from Scotland and Ireland go into competition.

This year’s cup, held over the weekend and in extremely challenging weather conditions, resulted in an overall Irish victory.

Despite the Scottish team’s gallant efforts in the day two singles on the Castle course, they could not quite manage to eradicate the deficit from the first day fourballs on the New Course; hence the narrow victory to team Ireland.

Although a disappointing result for team Scotland, the overall winner was, as emphasised by captain Derek Bachelor in his presentation dinner speech, the fellowship and camaraderie elements underpinning the true nature and values of the great man himself – Bobby Jones – represented by this annual coming together of 24 amateur golfers from two countries.

In his speech Derek also made a point of thanking Glenmuir for their continued sponsorship of the team Scotland apparel.

Pictured are Graham Dalton, Barrie Moran, Mike Stevenson, Syd Littleford, Angus Littleford, Derek Bachelor, Frank Moran, Mark Richardson, Scott Reith, Ian McIntosh, Andy Ray, Ian Wilson.