Scottish ladies dominated the 2014 Titleist Order of Merit, powered by HowDidiDo - winning all the ladies' titles including fourteen year old Zoe Morton from Auchterarder GC taking the junior title.
Having seen her handicap drop from 36 to eight, Zoe who was the 2014 Perth & Kinross girls' champion and is now a regular in her club's ladies team, said: "I was really shocked to win the order of merit. I just take it round by round."
[caption id="attachment_14761" align="alignnone" width="624"] Claire Ross - 2014 Titleist Order of Merit Ladies' Division One Winner[/caption]
Tain GC's Claire Ross took the Ladies' Division One title as her handicap dropped from 3.4 to 1.8 and Edzell GC's Sakuna Ramsay won in Division Two. Having taken up the game two years ago because her husband plays, she now enjoys a lower handicap than he.
[caption id="attachment_14762" align="alignnone" width="624"] Sakuna Ramsey - 2014 Titleist Order of Merit Ladies' Division Two Winner[/caption]
In fact Scots won all bar one of the available titles, with a chef from St Andrews finding the recipe for success to secure the overall title.
Michael de Vries, 24, returned to playing golf just two years ago and his handicap dropped during the year from three to plus-one. In addition to the trophy, he won a full Titleist 714 iron fitting, a year's supply of Titleist balls, a bag, a luxury golf break, cap and glove, after his best five nett scores saw him top of the OOM.
The men's division one title went to 33-year-old Greg Anton, of Murrayshall GC, who lowered his handicap to 1.3. Ross' Tain club-mate, Ewan Chisholm, took the division two title. He's been playing only two years but saw his handicap drop from 26 to 10 during 2014.
The one English club to secure a title was Malton and Norton, whose Douglas Pauley secured the honours in division three. Having resumed his golfing career at the age of 37 early in 2014, after a break of 23 years, he went quickly from a 28-handicapper to 15 during the season.
Each of the divisional winners won a year's supply of Titleist balls, a Titleist stand-bag, cap and glove.