A glittering array of curling stars marched confidently along the red carpet as Whitecraigs Golf Club paid host to this year's Giffnock Curling Club Annual Dinner. Police held back hundreds of cheering fans and Craig Thomson, as unassuming as ever, cheerfully signed autographs and paused for selfies. As the undoubted 'best curler in Giffnock', Craig's star is very much in the ascendancy...
OK. None of that happened. I'm just trying to build it up a bit. But, we did have a nice meal, a bit of a laugh (thank you to me) and free whisky from those nice people at Whyte & Mackay. What's not to like?
Swan Medal winner Fergus Corbett was ill, unfortunately, and also missed out in picking up his "Pairs" trophy which co-winner Steve Malloy cheerfully snaffled. Alex Marshall, at last, got his hands on the Terregles Trophy.
Whyte & Mackay's Derek Forsyth teased us all by unveiling a bottle of Dalmore's 45 year old whisky - beautifully encased within its own mirrored wooden cabinet. We could look upon it, but not touch! At £6,000 a bottle, we could see his point. Kindly, he did provide everyone at the dinner with a fine taster "tube" of a very acceptable 15 yr old Dalmore to help us cope with the grief!
Here are some pics courtesy of Douglas Smith.