Chrichtons ‘putt’ their best foot forward for double win

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The Crichton family enjoyed a double success at the Whiting Bay Christmas 17 hole putting competition with a father and son team taking the top spots in the gents and children’s categories.

Taking place five days after Christmas the event, organised by the Whiting Bay and Districts Improvements Association, saw the players putting around the Christmas tree while eating mince pies and sweet treats and, the adults, drinking mulled wine.

The fun-filled family event, which is as social as it is competitive, is a village tradition that is always well attended, particularly so this year owing to the calm and mostly dry weather.

Enjoying the event immensely the Crichton family produced two winners. Gregor won the child category with a competitive score of 45, dad Graeme won the gents with a score of only 35 – narrowly beating off several rivals who returned a 36 – while their next door neighbour Cathy Steed triumphed over Sheena Murchie and Mary Adams with a better inward half on 38 in the ladies’ category.

One of the organisers said: ‘Thanks to Shonagh Pringle for the mulled wine, John Adams for all his hard work keeping the putting green in such great condition and to everyone who came along and supported the event. Happy New year to you all.’

Putters enjoyed mince pies and festive treats during the fun-filled afternoon.


Putting around the Christmas tree, competitors make their way round the other 17 holes. No_B02putt01

Putters enjoyed mince pies and festive treats during the fun-filled afternoon. No_B02putt02