A cheerful bunch showed up for the club’s Boxing Day Stableford, the penultimate round for 2019.  The 8.30 am hit-off time caught a few napping with golfers pulling into the carpark or trundling up the 1st fairway as the groups were leaving the rooms for the tee.  It was a clear and, after the first few holes, pleasantly warm morning.  The early start found all groups watching the first drives very carefully as holes 1, 2 and 3 all tee off to the east.  The gentle breeze moved from the south to the east and back, most unusual for RGC.  It occasionally blew up and made distance off the tee much more challenging.  Despite being the day after Christmas there was a surprising amount of good golf played, a goodly number of birdies and a few eagles that just lipped out or pulled up a few mm short of the cup.  On a clear, sunny morning the results were

Winner; Jim Patton (20) – 39 pts from Hugh Drummond (21) – 38 pts and Michael Reid (27) – 38 pts

NTPs; 15th – Michael Reid