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
A ROUND WITH MARC WARREN (Epic Mission EP 6)
Epic Mission
play button
Motocaddy S1 & Pro-Series REVIEW & GIVEAWAY
Motocaddy
play button
MASTER YOUR SHORT GAME (Epic Mission EP 5)
Epic Mission
play button
REVIEWED! TAYLORMADE 2019 P790 IRONS!
TaylorMade
See all videos right arrow

Golf News

The Phil Mickelson streak that's in huge jeopardy this week
South Africa-born Rory Sabbatini targets Ryder Cup spot
It's here! The unmissable 2020 bunkered subscription offer!
How Robert MacIntyre is closing in on Scottish golf history
Bob MacIntyre suffers BRUTAL break in Italian Open

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
The importance of shoulder turn in the golf swing
Callaway
play button
A simple drill to increase your shoulder turn
Callaway
play button
Keep the clubface looking at the ball for as long as possible
Callaway
play button
How to make a consistent backswing
Watch
See all videos right arrow