Despite restrictions still curtailing the more boisterous of celebrations, Champions Finals Day went ahead mostly outside in glorious sunshine.
A new name will adorn the Champion’s trophy as David Dalgleish continued the top form he has shown throughout the previous rounds with a 4 & 3 win in the final over Gary Cheyne. Fair to say he was a very happy man and the smile never left his face the rest of the day.
The mother of all comebacks looked to be on in the Gents B Section Final as Paul Mackay came back from 5-down to take Scott Kidon up the 19th. However, Scott held his nerve to take the win on the 19th hole and take the trophy, great match!
Another close match in the Gents C Section as David Whyte won at the 18th after Phil McLennan found a tough bunker shot which put paid to his final.
It was also the 60th playing of the ladies Championship Final today. Previous Champion, Diane Moncrieff and defending Champion Nicola Wheatley locked horns in a match that was pretty close after 8 holes with Diane 1-up then another two holes around the turn gave Diane some daylight which remained over the next three holes then winning the 14th and 15th gave Diane her third championship.
In the Ladies Bronze Section Pat Meikle rolled back the years with an emphatic win over Linda Hutchinson to take her first ever Bronze Championship.
Finally many thanks to those members who turned out to support the finalists. Good to see so many members around its getting near to something resembling normality again.
LIST OF LOCHEND GENTS CHAMPIONS
GENTS NUMBER OF GENTS CHAMPIONSHIP WINS
LIST OF LOCHEND LADY CHAMPIONS
LADIES NUMBER OF CHAMPIONSHIP WINS