The return of settled mild weather after Christmas brought a welcome end to seven day sporting activity on the Stornoway golf course.
The most important event was the latest round of the Winter League. The arctic weather ensured that this was only the seventh week of competition; it would be difficult to find another year when so little golf could be played.
However one event that was played was the annual competition between the ‘Town’ and the ‘Country’.
The Prime Minister described the recent Ashes victory as “a great late Christmas present for the country”. Sadly, he would be unable to lavish such gushing praise on the Country team that was soundly beaten by Stornoway in the annual match.
The Town were missing the talent of Kevin Macrae and the unquestioned driving prowess of Griddy Macleod and had to requisition a couple of maws to complete a team.
Inspired by an excellent nett 40 from Ken Galloway, the Town took control of the match from the outset and eventually ran out winners by over twenty strokes.
More golf news in this week’s Stornoway Gazette out on Thursday, January 6th.