The 2013 season got off to a great start on Sunday with the playing of the subscription medal, this year sponsored by George Hanson, with one of the best turnouts for the opening medal of the new season in recent years.
Thanks to the work of John Simpson, Tom Ronald and Shaun Kernaghan, we were able to leave the winter mats in the locker room and get back to playing the ball as it lies.
The mats had done their job in the winter protecting the fairways in the wet conditions but it did take some players a little time to adjust back to tacking a divot. Jim McAlister, who got the man of the match for Dundee FC on Saturday, carried his form on to the golf course on Sunday, winning division one with a net 66 which was also the best score of the day.
Jim didn’t get off to the best start reaching the turn in 40, five over par. However, just like football, golf can be a game of two halves and Jim certainly had a better second nine than his first.
After paring the first four holes on the back nine, he eagled the 14th then birdied the 15th and 17th to get to four under par for the back nine. The only blemish on a great back nine came at the final hole where he finished with a double bogey five for a score of 72 less 6 for a net 66.