Last Saturday saw the annual Internal Ryder Cup competition take place. This is where 24 players line up in two teams of 12 to play in a similar format as the golf version.
The two team captains, Stephen Leonard (pictured below) and David Robertson Snr chose carefully with victory in mind and once the teams were finalised the general opinion was that David was in pole position to win for the second year in a row.
At 92, David is now the oldest man to captain a Ryder Cup team and he looked in control all the way until the games started.
In the first round of singles games, Stephen emerged the happier captain when all of his players won their respective games to take an early convincing lead. One game of note in this round was the one between Archie Coupar and David McIntosh. David was 5-0 up but Archie came back strongly to win 6-5.
The pairs and triples games were fairly even and when the fours games had been played Stephen had a fairly healthy eight point lead.
The shock game in these rounds was played between the highly decorated and hugely successful Alex Abercrombie lined up against Ron Davie. Ron has lots of unrealised potential in the game and was the underdog as the game started.
However, a blistering start by Ron saw Alex struggle to keep up and going into the final end Ron was 1 shot up. Alex had to draw on all his experience to wick in to win a shot which ended the game in an amicable draw.
The final round of singles games saw a fairly even outcome and Stephen emerged as the winning captain and he delivered an emotional address thanking all his players for their efforts.
The day was then rounded off by retiring to the club house where everyone came together to extend an already long day late into the night.
A great day was had by all and many are already looking forward to next year.
Ladies closing day is onThursday October 4 at 2pm.On Friday October 5 St,Brides School are holding a Quiz night and all are welcome to attend.Gents closing day and balloted pairs competition will take place on Saturday October 6 at 2pm, with visitors and friends welcome.