Chrich­tons ‘putt’ their best foot for­ward for dou­ble win

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The Crich­ton fam­ily en­joyed a dou­ble suc­cess at the Whit­ing Bay Christ­mas 17-hole putting com­pe­ti­tion with a fa­ther and son team tak­ing the top spots in the gents’ and chil­dren’s cat­e­gories.

Tak­ing place five days af­ter Christ­mas, the event, or­gan­ised by the Whit­ing Bay and Dis­tricts Im­prove­ments As­so­ci­a­tion, saw the play­ers putting around the Christ­mas tree while eat­ing mince pies and sweet treats, and the adults drink­ing mulled wine.

The fun-filled fam­ily event, which is as so­cial as it is com­pet­i­tive, is a vil­lage tra­di­tion that is al­ways well at­tended, par­tic­u­larly so this year ow­ing to the calm and mostly dry weather.

En­joy­ing the event im­mensely, the Crich­ton fam­ily pro­duced two win­ners. Gregor won the chil­dren’s cat­e­gory with a com­pet­i­tive score of 45, dad Graeme won the gents’ with a score of only 35 – nar­rowly beat­ing off sev­eral ri­vals who re­turned a 36 – while their next door neigh­bour Cathy Steed tri­umphed over Sheena Murchie and Mary Adams with a bet­ter in­ward half on 38 in the ladies’ cat­e­gory.

One of the or­gan­is­ers said: ‘Thanks to Shonagh Pringle for the mulled wine, John Adams for all his hard work keep­ing the putting green in such great con­di­tion and to ev­ery­one who came along and sup­ported the event. Happy new year to you all.’

Putting around the Christ­mas tree, com­peti­tors make their way round the other 17 holes.

Put­ters en­joyed mince pies and fes­tive treats dur­ing the fun-filled af­ter­noon.

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