Golf: Liz lands a special hole-in-one at Rothesay

Liz McMillan receives a commemorative gallon of whisky from Isobel Strong after her hole-in-one at the 13th hole of the Madeira Fours final. (Pic by Joan Torrance.)
Liz McMillan receives a commemorative gallon of whisky from Isobel Strong after her hole-in-one at the 13th hole of the Madeira Fours final. (Pic by Joan Torrance.)

ROTHESAY ladies’ champion and match secretary Liz McMillan scored her first ever hole-in-one in the final of the Madeira Foursomes competition – winning her a particularly special prize in the process.

Liz’s ace at the 13th hole was particularly significant because it won her a gallon of whisky donated in memory of past captain Robin Strong, who had a huge input into the development of Rothesay Golf Club.

The whisky has been waiting for the first hole-in-one in competition at the 13th since Robin’s death ten years ago - the 13th being chosen as it was there that Robin enjoyed his only hole in one.

The bottle was presented to Liz at the Autumn Handicap supper this week by Mrs Isobel Strong, who pointed out that date was particularly poignant, being Robin’s birthday.

Of the 13 players at the supper, where the minor prizes for the season were presented, it was remarkable that five could claim to have had a hole-in-one.

The winner of the Autumn Handicap was Elaine Mackirdy (19), with a score of 71; the September ringer starts this Monday, with three holes to be ringed on each card.