In 1984, Gordon Hogg set the lowest score over Hamilton, with a gross score of 62 from a handicap of 3, giving a net 59. This is still the lowest recorded score at Hamilton in recent years.

Following course adjustments, in the space of 35 days in 2004, Euan Moir set the lowest gross scores for both the Championship and Medal courses.

On 2nd June 2004, playing from a handicap of +3, Euan scored a gross 64 from the Championship tees, shooting 7 birdies and 11 pars.

On 7th July 2004, playing from a handicap of +4, Euan again scored a gross 64 from the White Medal tees, shooting 6 birdies, 1 eagle and 2 bogies.

Both of these scores remain as the lowest gross scores achieved in a club competition by a member of Hamilton Golf Club.

Details of Euan’s scorecards are shown by clicking the link below

Euan’s scorecards

Competition: Dalserf Bowl
Date: 2nd June 2004
Player: Euan MoirHandicap: +3
HoleNameSIBlack YardsParScore
1 Cadzow Castle 11 367 4 3
2 Avonbraes 3 382 4 4
3 Hoolet Row 18 138 3 3
4 Lang Gait 9 515 5 5
5 Woodyett 5 492 5 4
6 Spinney 7 417 4 4
7 Devil’s Elbow 1 461 4 4
8 Tinto 15 296 4 4
9 The Pen 13 177 3 3
out     3245 36 34 
10 Belvidere 16 358 4 3
11 Plateau 4 419 4 4
12 Perfection 12 219 3 3
13 The Oaks 6 477 5 4
14 Dalzell 10 404 4 3
15 Mount Zion 17 167 3 3
16 The Wham 2 466 4 3
17 Chatelherault 14 359 4 3
18 Riccarton 8 349 4 4
In     3218 35 30
Total     6463 71  64 
Competition: Dalserf Bowl
Date: 7th July 2004
Player: Euan MoirHandicap: +4
HoleNameSIWhite YardsParScore
1 Cadzow Castle 11 355 4 4
2 Avonbraes 3 382 4 5
3 Hoolet Row 18 138 3 3
4 Lang Gait 9 493 5 6
5 Woodyett 5 469 5 3
6 Spinney 7 417 4 4
7 Devil’s Elbow 1 461 4 4
8 Tinto 15 296 4 3
9 The Pen 13 177 3 3
out     3143 36 34 
10 Belvidere 16 312 4 3
11 Plateau 4 419 4 4
12 Perfection 12 219 3 2
13 The Oaks 6 400 5 4
14 Dalzell 10 404 4 3
15 Mount Zion 17 167 3 3
16 The Wham 2 462 4 4
17 Chatelherault 14 359 4 4
18 Riccarton 8 349 4 3
In     3091 35 30
Total     6234 70  64 

 

One of the most remarkable scores achieved over the course was recorded by a visiting player, Wilma Aitken in 1981. Playing in the Ladies Open Competition, the Riccarton Rosebowl, Wilma established two world records at the time – male or female, amateur or professional – when she scored no fewer than 11 birdies in one round, and 9 of them consecutively from the 3rd to the 11th holes. An astonishing achievement when you consider how golf equipment has progressed in the intervening 30+ years.

The world record for the number of birdies in one round has since been beaten in the professional ranks. However, the number of consecutive birdies has never been beaten on the European PGA Tour, and has only been equalled in the professional ranks by Mark Calcavecchia in 2009 in the 2nd round of the Canadian Open. On the LPGA Tour, the figure has also been equalled by Beth Daniel in the 2nd round of the Philips Invitational in 1999.

So Wilma still jointly holds the world record, and puts Hamilton Golf Club on the world map !!