Last Saturday Douglas Park hosted Bearsden in the annual GowGlen Shield match and in a weather interrupted afternoon, managed to retain the trophy 10 holes up.
First played in 1901, the match consists of 12 Greensomes matches led off by a courtesy match between the Captains and Secretary/Vice Captain.
Although the match started in dry weather, the clouds soon gathered and we were soon under thunder and lightning, followed by a hailstorm which turned the greens white! The horn blew and the match paused for over an hour before the decision was made to reduce the match to 9 holes, played over holes 1 and 2, then 12-18, with matches played to the 18th green.
The traditional dinner took place and was followed by playing for the Forrest Putter, a one club challenge over a short, composite course which was won by Bearsden.
A good time was had by all, even surviving the Captains’ bad jokes! Thanks are due to all players, the course staff and the Clubhouse staff for their contributions to the event.