Dougie rewarded for Reay ace
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A CAITHNESS golfer has received a luxury watch after scoring a hole-in-one during a recent competition at his golf club.
Dougie Thorburn, 36, from Halkirk, scored his ace on the 131 yard par three 15th during a club competition at Reay. The handicapper who plays off scratch was rewarded with a limited edition BOSS watch.
The German company has pledged to reward club golfers with one of its timepieces for every hole-in-one recorded during a competition between April and October run by a club which uses HowDidiDo, a web-based social network for golfers.
Meanwhile, Thorburn finished fourth in the scratch section of Sunday’s North Golf Alliance fixture over Portmahomack’s Tarbat golf course in Easter Ross. The second fixture of the season featured most of the members who will figure in the race towards the aggregate Quaich Trophy.
Halkirk-based Thorburn, who won the quaich last year, went round in 66, the same score as Tain’s Munro Ferries who took third by virtue of a better back nine.
The competition was won by John Forbes (Muir of Ord), with a three under par 65, which was matched by Golspie’s Darren Hexley who lost on countback thanks to Forbes’s blistering last nine hole count of 29.
In handicap class 1, Thurso’s Ronnie Matheson, who plays off six, finished third after returning a nett 65 while D. Dunbar (8), Thurso was fifth with a nett 68.
The venue for the next Alliance meets swings back to Caithness this weekend when Thurso is the host club.