51-year-old trophy ends in drama at Prestonfield

Quaich

The Observers have sealed the Sivewright Quaich in dramatic fashion at Prestonfield Golf Club.

The trophy’s final, which is named after Bill Sivewright, a former Lothians and Scottish Golf Union president, was contested between The Observers and The SMARTS over Prestonfield Golf Club – the home club of Bill Sivewright.

The knockout competition involves four-man teams playing in a foursomes aggregate match-play format.

• Tiger Woods’ girlfriend has wrongful death case dismissed

• UK governing bodies to adopt new handicap system

The first game ended with the SMARTS first couple, Alan Dickson and Craig Clarke, finishing one-up after 18 holes. Although the Prestonfield affiliated club pairing were down early in their match, they turned it around at the turn and signed off their round with a narrow victory.

In the second game, the Observers second pair, Rab Jackson and Stewart Leslie, seized control of the final. Turning back to the clubhouse, the Observers found themselves four-up and, although the SMARTS couple pulled two holes back by the 16th, they lost the 17th and with it, the match by 2&1.

• Solheim Cup 2019: World reacts to Team Europe victory

• Van Rooyen signs with ECCO GOLF

The Observers, who hail from within Craigmillar Park Golf Club, last won the trophy in 2006.

Share this Article

share-logo
twitter-logo facebook-logo

Latest Videos See all videos right arrow

play button
CALLAWAY MAVRIK DRIVERS - Should one of these be your new driver?
Callaway
play button
MAVRIK vs EPIC FLASH – Is Callaway’s new driver longer???
Callaway
play button
REVIEW – TAYLORMADE SIM vs SIM MAX
TaylorMade
play button
NEW TAYLORMADE SIM DRIVERS – Why you NEED to try them
TaylorMade
See all videos right arrow

Golf News

Fleetwood tips former world no.1 for Ryder Cup spot
“We are not robots,” says Garcia on 2019 flare-ups
Westwood targets Ryder Cup spot as he equals sensational record
Gleneagles raided by thieves
Would you try this? Check out John Smoltz' unique putter!

Other Top Stories

Tiger Woods puts new irons in the bag
New Fife golf course gets go ahead
REVIEW - Adare Manor, Ireland's rejuvenated masterpiece
Win a spot in the ASI Scottish Open Pro-Am with Hilton
Padraig Harrington targets 2020 Ryder Cup captaincy

Quick Fault 'n' Fixes See all videos right arrow

play button
How to improve your takeaway
Callaway
play button
Timing your strike
Watch
play button
Denis Pugh’s advice for those with a knee injury
Watch
play button
Keep your height for more consistency
Watch
See all videos right arrow