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Sidey sponsors Black Watch Association Golf Meeting

Sidey sponsors Black Watch Association Golf Meeting

Posted: September 3, 2019

Firmly established as part of the Regimental Reunion weekend, Sidey was pleased to once again sponsor the annual Black Watch Association Golf Meeting this summer, which took place at Muckhart on 14 June.

Event organiser Major (Retired) Alex Stewart rounds-up the golfing highlights of a very enjoyable day.

Excellent weather, exceptional scoring!

This year the golf was played in very good weather conditions and this was reflected in some exceptionally good scoring – probably as good as any we have ever seen!

Steve Thomson scored 40 points to take the Stableford Prize and Lord Provost Duncan Cup, while Neil Elder carried away the best net and the Alan Mutch Memorial Trophy with an outstanding score of 66. The Champion golfer of the day, winning best gross and The Dewar Shield, was Billy Ramsay with a score of 75.

The afternoon 9-hole Texas Scramble was keenly contested in true Black Watch fashion – lots of banter along with a quiet determination to win! The winning team was Alan Brannigan, Rory McIntyre, Dave Bruce and Callum Cooper.

From Afghanistan to Muckhart

As usual, we welcomed players from all over the country and further afield. Kev Wann, once again, won the prize for farthest travelled – he comes over from Afghanistan every year! But there are also many others who travel a great distance to take part, reinforcing the value of this competition in the Regimental calendar.

We were delighted to welcome a couple of representatives from The Black Watch Battalion in the form of Warrant Officer Class 2 Eddie Nichol and Colour Sergeant Callum Cooper, neither of whom went home empty handed!

Thank you for the support

As ever we are extremely grateful to our sponsors Sidey Ltd who provide us with excellent support and the resources to purchase great prizes for all the successful participants. 

There is no doubt, without this support, we would struggle to put this golf on at all. We also welcome the generous subsidy offered by the Regimental Association which effectively underwrites the competition and allows early planning to take place with confidence.

Planning 2020 already

We are already looking forward to next year’s competition which will take place at Muckhart Golf Club on Friday 19 June 2020. 

If you would like more information about the event, then feel free to email me at

Who are The Black Watch?

Founded in 1873, The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) Association was restructured after the First World War in 1919, to provide aid and assistance to the thousands of brave men who had served in the conflict.

Based at Balhousie Castle in Perth, The Black Watch offers support to soldiers who have served in the Regiment, and their families. They provide help to veterans with age-related impairments, physical or mental health issues, disability and financial hardship.

The Association relies on generous donations to continue carrying out this vital service. Find out more how you can help The Black Watch Association support old comrades.