Monday, June 01, 2015

East of Scotland Seniors Open at Downfield

Ian Brotherston gets 2015 campaign underway
The third event in the Scottish Seniors Golfing Society season takes place on Thursday and Friday with the East of Scotland Seniors Open (sponsored by McCrea Financial Services) at Dundee's Downfield Golf Club.
There is a full field of 140 for the event with a good mix of ages and handicaps and all are looking forward to the challenge of playing one of the finest inland courses in  Scotland.
David Gardner (Broomieknowe) leads the Order of Merit race after the first two events and will be looking to extend his lead as the quest for points continues. 
Having missed the first two events, Ian Brotherston (Dumfries and County), who won the Order of Merit title in 2014,  gets his campaign underway this week.
Local backmarker Graham Bell (Downfield) was the winner last year and will be keen to repeat his triumph but will face stiff competition from the established group of leading players as well as some new faces who are keen to make their mark. 
Ronnie Clark (Erskine), who won at Elgin, misses the event due to business commitments but Keith Reilly (Silverknowes), who won so impressively at Scotscraig in April, returns to action. 
Formed in November 2006, the Scottish Seniors Golfing Society is the brainchild of former amateur international Gordon MacDonald. It was formed to meet a significant demand for high level competition for senior amateur golfers still keen to test their games at a high level. 
All the events take place in a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere on good courses.There are age group prizes and separate order of merit titles on a handicap basis and for members over the age of 65.
Membership of the Society is open to golfers over the age of 50 with handicaps of 9.4 or less. Further details can be obtained via the website –www.scottish or by contacting Ian Kerr at



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