Dougie plays a par-fect round at the age of 73

Dougie Scott
Dougie Scott

Life-long golfer Dougie Scott has pitched in with a stunning level par round at his home course - beating his age by five shots.

Dougie (73) achieved what many golfers only dream of on his home course at Cawder Golf Club recently.

The par 68 round, consisting of two birdies, two bogies and 14 pars, was Dougie’s best round for nearly a decade on the Keir Course.

The amazing performance from the nine-handicapper brought back memories of his days of playing off scratch - and his win in the 1956 Lanarkshire Schoolboys competition - where he beat former Scotland football manager Craig Brown in the final.

A long-standing Cawder member of 57 years, it was an achievement which club professional Gordon Stewart thought deserved recognition and he presented Dougie with a montage which now hangs proudly in his home.

Martin McSherry, who played alongside Dougie in the league match, said: “It was a truly remarkable score and deserved to take the cash on the day’’.

Dougie said it was “a round I won’t forget” and insisted to curious members that every putt was holed.

He said: “Listen, the guys I play with don’t even consider a six-inch putt a gimme!”