DUNFERMLINE Golf Club secured a memorable double as their handicap and scratch teams both claimed Fife-wide tournament victories.

The handicap side, led by captain John McIntyre, were winners in the annual McIntosh Winter League competition for clubs in south-west Fife before going on to win the Stewart Lee Trophy in a final tie with Lundin Links, who represented clubs in the north-east of the Kingdom.

That success was followed by that of the scratch team, skippered by Alfie Brown, who followed their own McIntosh Winter League victory by winning the Elspeth Rae Trophy by beating north-east Fife’s representatives, Leven Thistle.

Alistair Lowe, organiser of the Winter League, said: “There are 15 clubs who play in the West Fife league.

“All of them play in the handicap competition and there are 10 who play in the scratch.

“Dunfermline Golf Club effectively picked up four trophies and, although Balbirnie did it once, it is very rare.

“The Winter League has been running since the 1970s and it runs from October to February/March, with play taking place once a fortnight.”

Handicap team captain John McIntyre said: “The conditions were some of the worst and there was a backlog of fixtures but to win the league and then the play-off against Lundin Links on their home course was top drawer.

“We went unbeaten throughout the league as well, which made it more satisfying, and we had 18 guys available to play.

“It has raised the profile of the club and I like to think it could happen again but it is a hard thing to defend.”

Bob De Rose, secretary of Dunfermline Golf Club, added: “This fine double is a rare achievement and puts Dunfermline at the forefront of Fife club golf for 2016.”