Sunday, June 26, 2016

Jack Booth's years as Aberdeen Links champion


Reference Jack Booth holding the record number of Aberdeen Links Championship victories.

I believe Jack Booth won the event in 1947 and 1948, but not in 1950. He then won the championship the following three years in a row (1951-52-53) and retired from the competition. Not unusual in those days, after three consecutive wins.

Barry Reid(Caledonian), who beat Barrie Edmond in the final 
of last week's Aberdeen Links Championship, 
is pictured with the trophy.
Picture by courtesy of Kath Flannery
 of the Aberdeen Evening Express

Reid told the Evening Express that he now has two special goals.  He aims for a long run in the Scottish amateur championship over Royal Aberdeen's Balgownie links next month and he would like to earn a place in the North-east District team.
Reid is an accountant and he plays off +2 of a handicap.



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