Chris Cowan won the main handicap prize of The Silver Boomerang. His Net 65 (67-2) tied Nick’s Net 65 (65-0), but Chris had the better last 9 holes in count-back. 59 year old Will Bailey won the Pine Valley Plate for the lowest net handicap score, 66 (70-4), by a member aged 55 years and over. 76 year old Jon Clark won the Peter Thomson Trophy, for the best net handicap score in the competition by an Overseas Member, 66 (80-14).

Scores recorded during the week’s Medal also counted towards prizes for the combined Spring and Autumn Medal aggregates.

The George Glennie Medal for the lowest aggregate scratch score at the Spring and Autumn Meetings, was won by Jonathan King (Glasgow Golf Club) with a total score of 139. Martin Stein (Craigielaw) won The Royal Melbourne Medal as the runner-up in this category, with a score of 140. (Nick had a combined score of 136 but didn’t qualify, having chosen to play on Monday in the Spring Medal. With a handicap of 5 or below, he had to play on Thursday in the Spring in order to qualify for the combined scratch medals. He did still however qualify for the handicap medals – see below).

Nick picked up The Canadian Silver Beaver for the lowest net aggregate score of 135 over the two Meetings. The John Ellis Knowles Trophy for the lowest net aggregate score by a member aged 55 years and over went to Michael Beamish (The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers) with a total score of 138.

Huge congratulations to Nick on this amazing feat…and good luck playing off your new ultra slim line handicap!


It’s with immense pride that we can report our very own Nick Gammon (pictured opposite, wearing his signature cheesy grin) won the principal scratch prize at the R&A’s Autumn Medal, played on Friday 19th September on The Old Course, St.Andrews. Nick’s incredible 65 (gross) won him the prestigious Royal Medal, and with it set a new record having bettered by one stroke the previous record in this competition of 66 set by Mark Benka in 2010. Mark (Walton Heath) repeated that score of 66 this year, but remarkably had to settle for second (and the Gold Medal) in the shadow of the NG’s historic win.

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