Wednesday, September 16, 2015


Clark Clicks to Claim SGU Seniors Order of Merit

Ronnie Clark wins SGU Seniors' Order of 

Merit for first time


Erskine’s Ronnie Clark has been crowned the SGU Seniors Order of Merit winner for 2015, topping the domestic rankings for the first time at over-50s level.

Building on his fourth place finish in last season’s standings, the 54-year-old stormed to an impressive 755 points during this campaign. That total was helped by three victories from just six starts – one of which came with a demo driver after his own club was unfortunately run over in a car park. 

Clark began in style with victory at the North of Scotland event in Elgin in May, before sharing top spot at the Central Scotland Open at Glenbervie and then emerging victorious at the South of Scotland Championship at Dumfries & County.

Clark, commercial director of a construction company, admits he has been building up his golf in recent seasons as he looks ahead to being eligible for the over-55s circuit. 

“During my time at senior level, I’ve won six out of the 11 events I’ve played in,” said Clark. “I’ve been building up my golf and I’d like to think I’ve played well this season.”

It was his victory at Elgin that proved the greatest highlight of his year, given the remarkable tale that unfolded.

“Winning up at Elgin with a replacement driver was a bit of a story,” added the Erskine and Glasgow Golf Club member. “Somebody ran over my driver in the car park, half an hour before my tee off time!

“The pro up there was kind enough to give me a demo driver of another make. I actually drove the ball pretty good with it, but I did get my old driver replaced.”

Clark beat Royal Troon’s Paul Moultrie into second place (713 points), with David Gardner from Broomieknowe, the 2012 Seniors Order of Merit champion, coming third on 597 points.






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