We can be certain that at least one of the participants in the competition for the Hangover Trophy on New Year’s Day was stone cold sober. Cal Robertson suffered the ignominy of being breathalysed by the police as he sat in his car in the Golf Club Car Park, waiting for his fellow competitors to arrive. The local constabulary probably mistook his red raw cheeks and broken blood vessels as evidence of a Hogmanay horo gheallaidh that may just have ended. Actually, Cal’s complexion had more to do with too much time spent in the fresh air on the Isle of Scalpay.
His sobriety confirmed, Cal had a distinct advantage over many in the field. In fact, it proved to be too much of an advantage, as Cal went on to win the Hangover Trophy, ahead of the rest of the hardy souls who braved the early chill of the New Year.
To read the rest of John Gillies’ golf column - see today’s Stornoway Gazette.
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