Impressive eagle sets Doig on his way to Links EGGS ‘major’

EGGS Captain Mike Lidster presenting Ian Doig with the Brian Shepherd Trophy
EGGS Captain Mike Lidster presenting Ian Doig with the Brian Shepherd Trophy

Bridlington Links EGGS Section’s third ‘major’ of the year took place last Tuesday in the form of the Brian Shepherd Trophy.

As always, the course was challenging for competitors to make it a real test of skill for a really strong field.

There are always going to be good rounds on such days, but organisers were delighted to see so many cards returned with sub-par scores.

The outright winner was Ian Doig with a magnificent card of 42 points. His cause was helped by an eagle at the 503-yard sixth hole, which is no mean feat on any day.

His drive and approach shot were first class and must have installed a great deal of confidence for the forthcoming holes.

Ron Howarth is always thereabouts and his round of 40 points put him in second place. The podium was completed by the most senior EGGS member in the form of Eric Giles, who effortlessly accumulated 39 points with a solid round of golf.

Thursday’s 18-hole contest was won by John Lamont with 35 points, followed by Brian Gregory with 29 points. Jim Kirby returned the only two of the day in this competition.

The back nine event was a close encounter with some really consistent returns facing the competition secretary. Barry Crossland fended off Charles Outhart on a countback, with both players finishing one-under-par for the half round.

There were many returns within two or three of the winner, which made it a really exciting competition in what is always a popular event.

Alan Horsman returned the only two in this competition.

The Links ladies section played their June Medal last Thursday. Sue Horsman was the overall winner on a countback from Margot Shaw, with Hilary Marshall third.