The 2019 national RPOAS Golf Championship was hosted by the North East Branch for the second year running, with a practice day on Thursday 1st August at Newburgh-on-Ythan Golf Club and the championship proper on Friday 2nd at Craibstone Golf Club, Aberdeen.
Players from as far north as the Black Isle and as far south as Ayrshire competed for the RPOAS claret jug trophy and various prizes from sponsors PMAS, Police Insure, Aberdein Considine and Craibstone Golf Club.
The weather was kind on both days and the courses were in excellent condition. Although there was keen competition between the players it was all good-natured and everyone had great fun. The success of the event entirely due to the great work of the organisers, Raymond Donald, Mike Pirie and Kenny Thomson. Entrants from Lothian & Borders and from Ayrshire commented on the excellent value.
The overall winner was North East Branch President Kenny Thomson with a superb score of 47 Stableford points on the Friday. He said it was one of those days when he could do nothing wrong.
Second place on 38 points each were Bryan Murray and Phil Murray, Bryan having the better inward 9. Bryan also won the Longest Drive on the 5th hole and Mike Pirie won the Nearest the Pin on the 6th.
George Anderson took along his camera and took some amazing photographs of the event. The album can be viewed in Google Photos via the following link RPOAS Golf Photos