New member Munro is March medal winner at Thurso
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Thurso Golf Club has been in existence for 128 years and recently has had its ups and downs, like many other clubs – but thanks to the support of the members it has remained open and has not been too badly affected by the pandemic.
There has been an increase in new members, and one of these, Gordon Munro (handicap 42), won the March medal with a nett 64 – beating Allan Mackenzie by two shots.
Munro parred the fifth as he reached the turn in 49. A par at the 11th was his highlight on the back nine.
He struggled in the closing four holes but was still a comfortable winner.
There were slim pickings for Mackenzie (handicap 22) as he played steadily to record a nett 66.
Donald Bain, Cameron Reid and Derek Stanley all had nett 68, a shot ahead of Iain Boyd, Ed Wyllie and David Dunbar, who had the lowest gross score of the day with 72.
On Saturday Darren Sinclair birdied the fifth and eighth to record a gross 78, nett 66, to win the winter eclectic round eight by a shot from Scott Mackay who also had two birdies, at the second and 11th. Mick Ross (handicap 17) was next best with a nett 69.
All being well, the weekend of April 3/4 will see the beginning of the 2021 summer season at Thurso Golf Club – starting with the Captain versus Vice-Captain team event on the Saturday. The Sunday will see the Captain's Prize, an 18-hole Stableford.
With Covid restrictions remaining in place, booking the tee is still required. Four-balls can play but social distancing precautions are still needed. The clubhouse remains closed so there will be no lunch or refreshments or presentations, as would normally take place on the first day of the season, but the club hopes to be able to revert to normal service soon.