Kilmarnock Barassie and Nairn Golf Clubs have a long association, going back one hundred and twenty three years. Both Clubs were constituted in 1887, hence the biennial contest.
The format for the match is fourball better- ball of six matches, the Club with the most points winning an attractive port decanter, which was donated by Past-Captain, Stewart Lightbody.
Traditional has it that the first match out is contested between the Captains and Vice Captains of both Clubs. Seen here, and reading from right to left ...David Miller, Captain, Kilmarnock Barassie Golf Club; Alex Webster, Captain, Nairn Golf Club; Douglas Orr, Vice-Captain, Kilmarnock Barassie Golf Club; Ian Cooper, Vice-Captain, Nairn Golf Club.
The game teed-off at 1.30pm under what would be described as 'challenging conditions'. The sky was grey, the wind was strong and gusting and blowing from the North East.
The other matches...
- Nairn - George Asher & Patrick Tomisson : Barassie - Norman Brown & Jim Beardall
- Nairn - Ewan Gordon & Stephen Chalmers : Barassie - Gary Noonan & Findlay Rankin
- Nairn - James Walton & David Cargill : Barassie -Fraser Williamson & Scott Faulds
- Nairn - Sid Brown & Bill Young : Barassie - Frank Nicol & Howard Kewney
- Nairn - Ian Hutcheson & Peter Abbott : Barassie - George Hamilton & Billy Gibson
Would the Captains' game have an influence on the destination of the trophy ? Would the golfing gods have a few tricks to play and call a penalty shot? Time will tell ...at the close of play!