Monday, May 10, 2010

Moray & Nairn League

Kevin Thomson is presented with a certificate by James Macpherson, chairman of the Moray & Nairn League (image by courtesy of the Moray & Nairn Golf League).

Kevin Thomson sets new record for consecutive appearances

Kevin Thomson, at this year’s Moray and Nairn Golf League, broke a record which had stood for 20 years of the most consecutive appearances. The previous record had been set in 1990 by Bryce Milne of Elgin Golf Club.
In playing against Nairn Dunbar Golf Club on Saturday, May 8, 2010 Kevin recorded his 62nd consecutive appearance, a run which first started on May 11, 1995. With a maximum of four matches each year in the present League format which has been in place since 1976, to achieve, never mind break the record requires never to miss a game for almost 16 years!
To do so is a testimony not only to the high standard of golf he has consistently played during that time but also commitment and loyalty to not just his club but also the Moray & Nairn League itself.
Kevin first represented Moray GC in 1989 and as a sign of the future was undefeated in the three games he played that year. He played a total of 19 matches up until starting his run in 1995 of consecutive appearances.
Coincidentally, the match in which he set the new record also was his 50th League win which, together with 10 halved games, is a very impressive record, even more so as the majority of those 81 games were played in the top half of the order of the eight-man team.
After the weekend the record now stands at 64 … and counting!



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