The Bears 2014: Friendly golf and grumpy neighbours

Sep 05

The Bears 2014: Friendly golf and grumpy neighbours

The Bears 2014: North Berwick East, Dunbar, Craigielaw, The Hirsel (Coldstream) This year’s event was slightly later, second week of August and started on the Glorious Twelfth so no grouse shooting for us, just birdies, ha-ha. The week’s campaign was mapped out over a meal at Duncan’s on the Monday night. Day 1 On turning up to the Glen, we were the only players on...

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The Bears 2013 – Cheap and Cheerful

Sep 02

The Bears 2013 – Cheap and Cheerful

This year’s event was a low budget production to suit the retired and retiring contingent. We decided to use some of our own courses and received a bonus by being given “the honour of the course” at a fourth, Dunbar, the first time this has been accorded to us. Fame indeed! We began at Craighead, the other Crail course next to Balcomie, scene of many a Bears battle....

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The Bears 2012

Oct 07

The Bears 2012

2012 – the year of the Olympics, European Championships with still no Scotland, the Ryder Cup. But the premier sports event was taking place over courses at Dunbar, Goswick Bay, Dunstanburgh and North Berwick East. Yes, the Bears Trophy was being fought over once gain. In as close a finish as you could have without a tie, one bear prevailed above all others. Find...

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