Monday, 8 October 2018


2018 Gibson Challenge Cup Winners Mary Stark & Anne Brownie (Mortonhall)
receiving the Trophy from special guest Clifford Hastings

The playing of this years Gibson Cup at the Edinburgh Leisure Braid Hills Golf Course could not have had two more contrasting days.

Saturday’s foursomes strokeplay qualifier was granted the most beautiful crisp calm sunny day for the 42 couples to post a score. Top scorers were Jacky Burnett & Claire Barnish  (Broomieknowe) with a nett 72.5

By Sunday the conditions could not have been worse for play to be possible.
40mph gusts and squally conditions did threaten a postponement for the danger element. Luckily we were able to battle through and complete the tournament.
In the morning semis Sarah Ledingham (Comiston) & Mandy Bell (Liberton) beat Jacky & Claire  then Anne Brownie & Mary Stark beat last years Gibson Cup winners Viv Curran & Tracy Laughland.

The Consolation Stableford was won by Frances McFadzean & Celia Macintyre (Craigmillar Park).
The afternoons final was played with an impressivestandard of golf considering the trying conditions with 3 time previous winners Mary & Anne beating the competitions first timers Sarah & Mandy at 16thhole.

The final of the 2nd flight of match play was won by Christine Clements & Carol Brown beating Donna Fleming & Diane Moncrieff (Lochend) also at 16th.

Big thank you June Peebles Chief Executive of Edinburgh Leisure for presenting prizes  & to Clifford Hastings for presenting the Gibson Cup to the Winners in honour & memory of his late wife Isobel 9 times passed Gibson Cup winner.

Thanks go to Sal Shepherd for the report and photo