First Scotland members’ golf day scores super sum

On Thursday 1st October 2020, Wooden Spoon Scotland held their first “members’ golf day” at the brand new and spectacular Dumbarnie Links in Fife. 

Only opened in May of this year, the Clive Clark designed course offers some amazing views of the Firth of Forth across to East Lothian and Edinburgh. 

Guests arrived to what can only be described as “dreich” conditions …. that light rain that hangs around with little wind and gets you soaking! The first tee time was scheduled for 10.10 and at around that time the Gods showed us mercy and stopped the rain. What followed next was a tremendous advert for Scottish golf with little wind, no rain, stunning views and a course that decided to be friendly. 

33 golfers took part and the scoring was fearsome with the top five scores ranging from 38 to 43 stableford points. 

Given the restrictions on fundraising events and social distancing measures, the usual post golf dinner was not able to take place; however some of the team were able to converge on the Ship Inn at Elie, maintaining distance and sitting in pairs and sampling their famous fish and chips. 

For an event that wasn’t billed as a fundraiser, Wooden Spoon Scotland raised £2,120. 

A huge thanks go to the following: Arnold Clark Automobiles, Bruntsfield Links Golfing Society, Dumbarnie Links, Loch Lomond Whiskies, and The Ship Inn for their generosity. 

It certainly gives much food for thought for future events!

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