Golf has been played yearly at the annual meeting and retreats since inception at the CAPMR. In 1993 Dr. Sandy Pinkerton donated a Quaich to be contested each year.
What is a Quaich?
Quaich is a Scots rendering of the Gaelic word 'cuach' meaning a cup. Centuries ago they were built of wooden staves, and by the 17th century were often mounted in silver or entirely made from metal. Quaichs were used for Whisky or Brandy, and in the 19th Century Sir Walter Scott dispensed drams in silver-inlaid Quaichs, but the one he kept for himself was particularly precious to him. .....in 1745 it had travelled from Edinburgh to Derby with the Scottish Army in Bonnie Prince Charlies canteen. Its bottom was made of glass so that the drinker could keep watch on his companions. A more romantic Quaich had a double glass bottom in which was kept a lock of hair, so that the owner could drink to his lady love; and in 1589 King JamesVI of Scotland gave Anne of Norway a Quaich or 'Loving Cup' as a wedding gift. Used as a visitor's welcome or farewell cup by proud clan chiefs, worthy merchants or humble crofters, the quaich has kept its simple but beautiful shape and friendly purpose. In more recent times, the Quaich has been used as a favour at many Scottish weddings, being presented to all at the top table. A symbol of the shared love and partnership between their hosts.
Traditionally made of wood, it is a shallow circular-drinking vessel for whisky, with a pair of small lug handles projecting horizontally from opposite sides of the rim. The lugs, though functional, are of a unique carved style giving the quaich much of its special character.It has a special place in the heart of all who know something of its history and is a prized possession of many people who have an association with Scotland. And will always be remembered in its traditional use as a visitor's welcome or farewell cup by proud clan chiefs, worthy merchants or humble crofters, and in this, the quaich has kept its simple but beautiful shape and friendly purpose.
The Sandy Pinkerton Quaich has come to symbolize just that friendship, sportsmanship, history, and camaraderie representing one of the true metaphors of life …. The Game of Golf.
Sandy Pinkerton Quaich Winners
|1997||Karen Ethans||Harrison Hot Springs||BC|
|1998||Patrick Potter||Niagara on the Lake||ON|
|2000||Barry Deathe||Mont Tremblant||PQ|
|2002||Dhiren Naidu||Hecla Island||MB|
|2014||Team:Mohammed TarhoniStephen BaggAnthony LeitiniGiles Pilon||St. John's||NL|
|2015||Team:Adam KassamTracy LeclairScott WarrenTom Miller||Vancouver||BC|