‘Special man’ remembered at Vertish golf tourney

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THE memory of the late ‘Plug’ McColm was upheld in fine style at a golf run over the Vertish Hill at the end of October.

A cracking day’s golf was enjoyed by all and each player’s round started with a welcome glass of port on the first tee.

The drink seemed to do settle some more than others, and Dave ‘Cadz’ played a neat one-two with Ross Cairns before hitting the green in a creditable ten. Not bad for Cadz.

‘Coffee’ (ex-Legion), managed to hit his first tee shot onto a Dutch couple’s jeep, but went on to reach the green in four by taking a free drop from the jeep.

‘Nizzy’ saw his first drive at the opening hole land 20 yards behind him in Patterson Gardens, after which he somewhat miraculously hit the green with a superb second shot. Pure quality, Nizzy.

With the cards all in and scores counted, it emerged that Richard Snowdon was the winner, with Steven Aries in second spot and Zeb Stewart third. Nearest-the-pin winners were ‘Yoda’ Caldwell and Ali Willison, longest drive went to Steven Aries, and the booby to ‘Smiley.’

Competition organisers would like to thank Robbie Watt and his staff for an excellent meal and to ‘Tef’ for his superb hospitality. They are also grateful to Lyle & Scott, Stuart and Kaja at Jock’s and Johnny and Craig from Station Bar, for donating prizes.

An event spokesperson said: “Plug was a special man, a great player, a great friend to us all and he is sorely missed.

“Thanks to everyone for turning out in great numbers, and see you all next year, but in the summer this time.”

–TR