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Centenary of Sutherland County Cup marked at Royal Dornoch with mementos for past champions


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ROYAL Dornoch Golf Club has marked the centenary of the Sutherland County Cup competition.

Senior members and past champions gathered at the clubhouse to receive a memento marking their year as the area’s champion golfer.

Hamish Sutherland (1964), former club professional Willie Skinner (1967) and Sanders MacDonald (1972) received their awards from Jim Miller, who amassed an amazing 15 victories.

Sharing Sutherland County Cup memories, from left, Willie Skinner, Hamish Sutherland, Jim Miller and Sanders MacDonald.
Sharing Sutherland County Cup memories, from left, Willie Skinner, Hamish Sutherland, Jim Miller and Sanders MacDonald.

The Sutherland County Cup, which was won this year for an eighth time by Brora’s Christopher “Chippy” Mailley, is engraved “Presented by Royal Dornoch Golf Club to the Clubs in Sutherland in membership with the Northern District Association of the SGU for Annual Competition - 1922.”

Other former champions receiving commemorative trophies were: James Smith, Alan Junor, Stewart Wilson, David Aitchison, Jimmy Gunn, Dougal Chalmers, Kevin Matheson, David Pearson, Alexander MacDonald and Chippy Mailley.

With no competition held in 2020 and during the World War II years, the cup has been won by Golspie 9nine times, with Brora on 29 and Royal Dornoch on 56.


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