Competition Results 2012...............................................Junior Results 2012

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Newton Shield Results & Fixtures.......................................2011 Stats & Player Position

Oct 20

Competition: 4 man Team Strokeplay

 

 

Team

Gross

H/Cap

Net

£’s

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st

 

Raymond Barr Jim Fulton
      Jim Kerr       Alan Young

 

124

 

 

16

 

Scores per Hole

8,5,5  9,10,8  4,7,7  =  63   6,8,7  5,8,8  6,6,7   =  61

2nd Equal

Jim Orr      John Glen
Mike Morrod     Peter Gallagher

127

 

 

8

2nd Equal

Steven Mullan      Chris Connelly
 Ross McWilliams   Graeme McLellan

127

 

 

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

** Note – Ross Ballantye, Jim Mitchell, Scott Coulter and Jamie Gallacher , also 127,miss out on the countback over the best last six holes.

 

TWOS

Team

2’s points

£’s

1st

 

Raymond Barr       Jim Fulton
      Jim Kerr                  Alan Young

 

6 points
(3rd, 10th, 13th)

16

2nd

Graham McIntyre   Matt Bonnar
Charlie McDowell   James Harkness

5 points
(3rd, 10th, 16th)

9

3rd equal

Drew Bryceland   JH Duncan
John McGregor    Alan Wylie

3 points
(7th)

4

3rd equal

Alex Jasper   John Stark
Frank Molloy    Robin Goodall

3 points
(13, 16th)

4

 

Gents,

On Saturday coming we have a four player Texas Scramble. There will be the usual entry fee of £3 per person.

In addition to this there will be an optional £2 entry for some novelty prizes. I have received a number of items which were intended to be used during the Ryder Cup Sunday competition which did not take place. These will be used on Saturday as "Nearest the Pin" etc prizes in order to round the season off, but players can only win these prizes when they pay their £2 extra entry.
Generally the prize will be a bottle of spirits and the prize will go to the individual in the team who goes closest to the hole and it is not a team prize.
Thanks to the generosity of some members I have prizes for 12 holes, so there is ample room for a couple more sponsors. The entry fee of £2 will go towards club funds.
Lets hope for some decent weather.
Thanks to John Glen (Chivas Regal), Mike Morrod (Teachers), Jim Orr (3 bottles of wine), Alex Jasper (3 bottles of wine), Peter Gallagher (3 bottles of wine), Stephen Downie (Bottle), DJ McKirdy  (J & B), Brian Stevenson (Smirnoff), James Glover (Smirnoff Apple), Mae McLaughlin (Dozen Balls), Mark McDaid (Bottle) and George Deveney (Glayva).

The round will probably take ages whilst everyone checks distances etc, but hopefully everyone will get involved and have some fun.

Oct 13

Competition: Saturday October 13  Sweep

CSS:  71

Entries inc juniors:  80

 

Section 1
(0 to 9)

Player

Gross

H/Cap

Net

£’s

Scratch

Craig Thomson

74

 

 

5

 

Scores per Hole

4,6,3  5,6,3  3,4,5   =  39   3,5,4  3,4,4  4,4,4   =  35

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st

John Burns

74

4

70

15

 

Scores per Hole

4,4,3  5,5,4  3,4,5   =  37   4,5,4  3,4,5  4,4,4   =  37

2nd

Stuart Gallacher

78

6

72

9

3rd

Kenny Piper

82

9

73

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

Section 2
(10 to 15)

Player

Gross

H/Cap

Net

£’s

1st

Brian Stevenson

78

12

66

21

 

Scores per Hole

4,4,4  5,6,4  4,4,4   =  39    5,4,5  3,4,5  4,5,4   =  39

2nd

Kenny Parker

82

13

69

12

3rd

Jeff Mitchell

82

12

70

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

Section 3
(16 to 28)

Player

Gross

H/Cap

Net

£’s

1st

Danny Maloney

89

21

68

17

 

Scores per Hole

4,5,4  5,6,6  3,6,6    =  45   4,6,5  5,5,5  4,6,4   =  44

2nd

Brian McLean

93

24

69

10

3rd

Murdo Parker

93

21

72

6

 

2’s Results

£’s Per 2

Winners

Category A (0 to 5)  2 x 2’s required

10

 Mark McCaig   ( includes £1 rollover)

Category B (6 to 9)  excluding 16th

25

Jamie Gallagher

Category C (10 to15)

40

No winner – Rollover of  £40 to Wednesday October 17

 Category D (16 to 28)

16

Brian McLean          Dennis McKelvie

 

Wed 10 October 2012

Oct 10

Competition: October 10  Sweep

CSS:  70

Entries inc juniors:  75

 

Section 1
(0 to 9)

Player

Gross

H/Cap

Net

£’s

Scratch

Stevie MacDonald

76

 

 

5

 

Scores per Hole

4,4,4  5,6,3  3,3,6   =  38   4,4,4  4,4,4  5,5,4   =  38

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st

Stevie MacDonald

76

7

69

6

 

Scores per Hole

4,4,4  5,6,3  3,3,6  =  38   4,4,4  4,4,4  5,5,4  =  38

2nd

Alec Cloudsley

79

8

71

3

3rd

Jim Orr

80

9

71

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

Section 2
(10 to 15)

Player

Gross

H/Cap

Net

£’s

1st

Ian Wright

81

14

67

22

 

Scores per Hole

5,4,4  5,7,4  4,4,5   =  42   5,5,5  2,5,4  3,5,5   =  39

2nd

James Harkness

78

10

68

13

3rd

James Glover

82

13

69

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

Section 3
(16 to 28)

Player

Gross

H/Cap

Net

£’s

1st

Duncan Gracie

87

22

65

22

 

Scores per Hole

5,4,4  5,6,5  4,6,5    =  44   3,5,6  4,5,6  4,5,5   =  43

2nd

Mark Wilkinson

85

17

68

13

3rd

Scott Young

85

16

69

9

 

2’s Results

£’s Per 2

Winners

Category A (0 to 5)  2 x 2’s required

1

No winner – Rollover of £1 to Saturday October 13

Category B (6 to 9)  excluding 16th

15

Charlie McDowell

Category C (10 to15)

5

Davie Houston       Peter Tait    Gerald Boyle
Billy Dixon     DJ McKirdy
Ian Wright        Jim McNeil
Raymond Barr          Charlie Marner

 Category D (16 to 28)

80

Mark Wilkinson    (Includes rollover)

Sat 6 Oct 2012

Oct 6

Competition: October 6  Sweep

CSS:  69

Entries inc juniors:  110

 

Section 1
(0 to 9)

Player

Gross

H/Cap

Net

£’s

Scratch

Craig Thomson

70

 

 

5

 

Scores per Hole

3,4,3  5,5,4  3,6,3   =  36   3,6,3  4,3,4  3,4,4    =  34

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st

Mark McCaig

72

6

66

21

 

Scores per Hole

5,3,3  6,4,4  4,4,4   =  37   3,5,3  3,4,5  4,4,4   =  35

2nd

Ian McDermid

74

6

68

12

3rd

Dave Terrey

78

9

69

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

Section 2
(10 to 15)

Player

Gross

H/Cap

Net

£’s

1st

John Ellis

75

10

65

35

 

Scores per Hole

4,5,3  6,5,4  4,3,5   =  39   4,5,4  3,4,4  4,4,4    =  36

2nd

David Robertson

79

13

66

21

3rd

Blaine Jamieson

81

13

68

14

 

 

 

 

 

 

Section 3
(16 to 28)

Player

Gross

H/Cap

Net

£’s

1st

Robin Goodall

86

17

69

17

 

Scores per Hole

5,6,3  7,6,4  4,6,5   =  46   3,6,5  3,5,5  3,5,5   =  40

2nd

Scott Young

85

16

69

17

3rd

Brian McLean

94

24

70

8

 

2’s Results

£’s Per 2

Winners

Category A (0 to 5)  2 x 2’s required

135

David MacFarlane     (includes rollover)

Category B (6 to 9)  excluding 16th

11

Stevie McCafferty        Steven Orr     Gerry Donnachie

Category C (10 to15)

45

Davie Docherty         Joe Mitchell       (includes rollover)

 Category D (16 to 28)

42

No winner – Rollover of £42 to Wednesday October 10

 

Wednesday 3 October 2012

Oct 3

Competition: October 3 Wednesday Sweep

CSS:  72

Entries inc juniors:  40

 

Section 1
(0 to 9)

Player

Gross

H/Cap

Net

£’s

Scratch

Mark Scanlan

75

 

 

5

 

Scores per Hole

5,4,3  4,6,5  3,4,6   =  40   5,4,4  3,4,3  3,4,5    =  35

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st

Charlie McDowell

75

7

68

5

 

Scores per Hole

5,4,3  5,5,4  4,5,4  =  39   4,5,5  2,4,5  3,4,4  =  36

2nd

Nicol McCloy

78

8

70

3

3rd

Mark Scanlan

75

4

71

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

Section 2
(10 to 15)

Player

Gross

H/Cap

Net

£’s

1st

Raymond Barr

83

10

73

9

 

Scores per Hole

4,6,4  5,5,4  3,5,6   =  42   4,5,4  5,5,4  4,5,5   =  41

2nd

Charlie Paul

86

12

74

6

3rd

Davie Houston

86

11

75

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

Section 3
(16 to 28)

Player

Gross

H/Cap

Net

£’s

1st

Harry Paton

90

21

69

13

 

Scores per Hole

5,4,3  4,6,5  5,5,7   =  44   5,6,5  4,5,5  5,6,5    =  46

2nd

Sammy Macneill

89

19

70

8

3rd

Michael O’Neill

93

22

71

5

 

2’s Results

£’s Per 2

Winners

Category A (0 to 5)  2 x 2’s required

4

No Winner - £124 rollover to  Saturday October 6

Category B (6 to 9)  excluding 16th

4

Charlie McDowell                 Jim Fulton

Category C (10 to15)

18

No winner - £18 rollover to Saturday October 6

 Category D (16 to 28)

25

Stephen Wilkie

 

Wednesday 26 September 2012

In a warm up for their Captain's Foursomes final against past captains Brabender and Houston, John Burns and Neil Delussey may have peaked a few days too early.

A better ball of four under par would have comfortably defeated most teams. We shall await Sunday's final with interest. Perhaps the Captains should "park their cars" and play for a draw. They need to find a space,though.

 

Sept 26

Competition:  September 26 Wednesday Medal

CSS:  69

Entries inc juniors:  76

 

Section 1
(0 to 9)

Player

Gross

H/Cap

Net

£’s

Scratch

Neil Delussey

67

 

 

5

 

Scores per Hole

4,4,3  4,5,4  3,3,4    =  34   3,5,4  3,3,5  3,3,4   =  33

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st

Neil Delussey

67

5

62

15

 

Scores per Hole

4,4,3  4,5,4  3,3,4   =   34  3,5,4  3,3,5  3,3,4   =  33

2nd

John Burns

68

5

63

10

3rd

Ian Doak

77

9

68

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

Section 2
(10 to 15)

Player

Gross

H/Cap

Net

£’s

1st

Davie Heron

75

10

65

22

 

Scores per Hole

4,4,3  5,5,4  4,3,4  =  36   5,5,6  2,4,5  3,5,4  =  39

2nd

Jeff Mitchell

80

12

68

11

3rd

Pat Tinney

78

10

68

11

 

 

 

 

 

 

Section 3
(16 to 28)

Player

Gross

H/Cap

Net

£’s

1st

Michael O’Neill

88

24

64

17

 

Scores per Hole

5,6,3  6,6,4  4,4,7  =  45   4,5,5  3,5,6  2,7,6  =  45

2nd

Frank McCormick

85

18

67

10

3rd

Jackie Norman

93

25

68

7

 

2’s Results

£’s Per 2

Winners

Category A (0 to 5)  2 x 2’s required

10

No Winner - £120 rollover to  Wednesday October 3

Category B (6 to 9)  excluding 16th

12

Nicol McCloy            Ian Doak

Category C (10 to15)

45

Davie Heron

 Category D (16 to 28)

35

Michael O’Neill

Wednesday 19 September 2012

Well done to Mark Wilkinson in securing our Bennett Cup.

The prizegiving will take place on Friday November 2 and all members and any guests are welcome.

Sept 19

Competition:  Wednesday Medal – August

CSS:  70

Entries inc juniors:  70

 

Section 1
(0 to 9)

Player

Gross

H/Cap

Net

£’s

Scratch

Mark Scanlan

73

 

 

5

 

Scores per Hole

4,4,3  8,4,3  3,4,5   =  38   4,3,5  5,3,6  2,4,3    =  35

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st

Mark Scanlan

73

5

68

12

 

Scores per Hole

4,4,3  8,4,3  3,4,5   =  38    4,3,5  5,3,6  2,4,3   =  35

2nd

Mark Cannon

74

5

69

6

3rd

Paul McAulay

74

5

69

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

Section 2
(10 to 15)

Player

Gross

H/Cap

Net

£’s

1st

Charlie Marner

81

13

68

21

 

Scores per Hole

4,5,3  5,7,5  3,5,5    =  42   3,5,4  3,5,6  4,5,4  =  39

2nd

Raymond Barr

79

10

69

10

3rd

Rab McLaughlin

80

11

69

10

 

 

 

 

 

 

Section 3
(16 to 28)

Player

Gross

H/Cap

Net

£’s

1st

Stuart Crawford

90

19

71

12

 

Scores per Hole

5,7,5  6,4,5  4,7,5    =  48   4,4,4  5,5,7  3,5,5   =  42

2nd

Mark Wilkinson

88

17

71

12

3rd

Duncan Gracie

92

21

71

12

 

2’s Results

£’s Per 2

Winners

Category A (0 to 5)  2 x 2’s required

10

No Winner - £95 rollover to  Saturday September 22

Category B (6 to 9)  excluding 16th

20

Jim Long

Category C (10 to15)

40

James Glover

 Category D (16 to 28)

9

Sam MacNeill with two 
Robert Campbell                         Joe Ball

HOLE IN ONE

50

Graeme McLellan at the 10th

The Bennett Cup

 

Mark Wilkinson who scored 61 and 71 for 132 wins the Bennett Cup with Jamie Gallacher runner up on 133.

 

Kinnaird Trophy Sat 14 September 2012

Allied to the sweepstake competition on Saturday was the major matter of the Kinnaird Trophy, which is effectively our medal finals. 32 members had qualified for this long standing and respected event. As usual there would be the hard luck stories, but the biggest might fall at the door of Terry Dillon. Terry has the distinction of being the son in law of the person named on the cup and was determined to bring the trophy home. Unfortunately, Terry has a golfing history of crumbling under pressure (Challenge Cup Final circa 2005) and a a start of 9,7,4,8,8,6 only got TD connected to a local chinese restaurant!

Having overheard the Captain letting all and sundry know that he had managed to get Gary Lewis to take the job, the so called M & H convenor was gobsmacked as, surely no one is capable of being the caterer, bar manager and Vice Captain! Some folk will do anything for a car park spot!
Consistent rounds of net 71s from David Bruce and Stephen Mullan would see them finish only a couple of shots away from the winning score. Alan Hulme will rue a 6,5 end to his round for a 71 also. Graeme McLellan, multiple winner of this event,never recovered from a six at the second hole and would be only a single stroke away from a fourth victory.

The winning score would eventually be a net 69 and two players achieved this and a deal of calculation would be required to find out the victor. 9 Handicapper Chris Connelly has had an excellent year, but probably thought he was out of contention after an outward half of 42. A three over par back nine would put him in with a real chance. Early starter, DJ McKirdy, who many members know from his job as cop shop turnkey, off eleven, used up five strokes over holes 8 and 9 for his front nine of 43. Three straight fives over the remaing holes in the loop would mean he played five straight holes in nine over par! Not exactly the form of a winner. An amazing last six holes would be completed in level par. That actually meant a first six holes of 3 over, middle six of 9 over and last six of level par!

When the countback was applied, DJ (any idea what this means? Prize for the most funny) would take his second trophy at the club, after an Inter Toto Cup.

I would appreciate everyone's team entry of £6 prior to the Ryder Cup Scramble, thanks.

Sept 15

Competition:  The Kinnaird Trophy

CSS:  69

Entries inc juniors:  125

 

Section 1
(0 to 9)

Player

Gross

H/Cap

Net

£’s

Scratch

Jamie Gallacher

71

 

 

5

 

Scores per Hole

4,3,3  6,4,6  4,6,5   =  41   2,5,4  3,4,3  2,4,3   =  30

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st

Jamies Gallacher

71

6

65

26

 

Scores per Hole

4,3,3  6,4,6  4,6,5   =  41   2,5,4  3,4,3  2,4,3  =  30

2nd

Charlie McDowell

74

7

67

13

3rd

Craig Love

76

9

67

13

 

 

 

 

 

 

Section 2
(10 to 15)

Player

Gross

H/Cap

Net

£’s

1st

Pat Tinney

77

11

66

36

 

Scores per Hole

4,6,4  6,5,4  3,4,5    =  41  4,5,3  2,4,5  4,4,5  =  36

2nd

Drew Bryceland

81

14

67

22

3rd

Blaine Jamieson

82

14

68

14

 

 

 

 

 

 

Section 3
(16 to 28)

Player

Gross

H/Cap

Net

£’s

1st

Mark Taylor

88

20

68

26

 

Scores per Hole

7,5,3  6,6,4  5,4,7    =  47   4,5,4  4,5,5  4,5,5   =  41

2nd

Pat McLaughlin

86

17

69

16

3rd

Tom Neill

89

19

70

10

 

2’s Results

£’s Per 2

Winners

Category A (0 to 5)  2 x 2’s required

15

No Winner - £85 rollover to Wednesday  September 19

Category B (6 to 9)  excluding 16th

9

Mark McCaig     Frank Molloy        Alan Hulme
Craig Love                Jamie Gallacher

Category C (10 to15)

8

Jeff Mitchell  with two

DJ McKirdy           Eddie Spence     Bob Hughes
Charlie Marner                                 Stewart Munro     Jim Maxwell                                       Pat Tinney

 Category D (16 to 28)

50

Pat McLaughlin

The Kinnaird Trophy

 

2 Players tied for with the same score of net 69.
Both had same net back nine of 31.5

Chris Connelly had a best last 6 of net 21
DJ McKirdy had a best last 6 of net 18.4

DJ McKirdy wins this year’s Kinnaird Trophy

 

 

Gents, 
with the second last Wednesday medal of the season taking place yesterday, we are in a position where the winner is still to be decided. Mark Wilkinson (20) played the game of his life and recorded a net 61 but does not have another score to back this up. Stan Austin had the same 61 many months ago and has not come anywhere near to securing the trophy.

Out in front is Jamie Gallacher with a 65 and a 68 for 133 and, if the weather continues to be as bad, might just sneak it without any improvement.

We have, on 64, Jimmy McAulay and on 65, Stephen Mullan, James Glover and Allan McDonald. 66 sees Dave Terrey, Craig Brown, Jim Long, Jim Fulton, Charlie Williams and Ian Doak.
In effect the competition is wide open with the final round scheduled for next Wednesday.

Some of our matchplay competitions took place on Sunday and, first out, in the Inter Toto, were Brian Stevenson against Charlie McDowell. Charlie has had a terrific few weeks and, as well as winning our HG McLellan Trophy secured a great win in the Inverclyde scratch championship. Brian has a reputation of being a bit of a pirate due to an excellent long game and would start the match as underdog. Charlie took an early 2 up lead and probably thought that he might coast home. By the turn he was 3 down and shellshocked. Brian used his shots to perfection and closed the match out quite early to achieve a great first trophy at the club.

In the Whinhill Seniors, two wily old foxes in Jim Gallagher and Robin Goodall went eyeball to eyeball. Unfortunately Jim blinked first when Robin announced that he had rested on the Saturday before "in case my handicap got cut". A brilliant ploy, of which Jose Mourinho would have been proud. An obviously rattled Jim could not get into the game at all and would only win one hole on the front nine. Out in 43, Robin was only a shot better than his handicap. Steady play for the remaining holes would see Robin emerge as the winner.

In the final of the Provost, Paul McAulay and Scott Hunter were dragged out their beds at the crack of dawn to play a couple of seasoned early birds in Craig Thomson and Mark McCaig. A huge crowd turned up for this eagerly awaited fixture and Ross Ballantyne would not be disappointed. With only a few shots being exchanged Ross plumped for Caldo and Scott to win. They justified that prediction by going one up after 3 holes. However, birdies from Craig at four and five and one from Mark at six meant they went one up and would hold onto this lead until the turn. A great run of six holes from the turn from Paul and Scott of 3, 4 net 3, 3, 3, 4, 4 net 3 almost blew away the opposition, but Craig kept the game alive with a matching birdie on 15. All three players were extremely close at 16, but neither Craig nor Mark were able to convert their birdie chances and the match finished on 16 and allowed the losers to get home in time to see the Andrew Marr show.

It might be worth a reminder that, as from November 1, all powercaddies must be fitted with the "hedgehog" tyres. This is to stop wheels spinning and damaging the course.

Finally, please try to play a couple of rounds on the wee Course and keep the Murray Cup going. Tommy Forbes and Davie Darroch would certainly appreciate this. 

Sept 12

Competition:  Wednesday Medal - September

CSS:  70

Entries inc juniors:  95

 

Section 1
(0 to 9)

Player

Gross

H/Cap

Net

£’s

Scratch

Steven Orr

73

 

 

5

 

Scores per Hole

4,3,3  8,4,4  4,5,5   =  40   2,6,4  3,4,4  3,4,3   =  33

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st

Darren Walker

75

9

66

14

 

Scores per Hole

5,4,3  5,6,4  3,4,5   =  39   4,4,5  3,4,4  3,5,4   =  36

2nd

Steven Orr

73

6

67

7

3rd

Mark Cannon

73

6

67

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

Section 2
(10 to 15)

Player

Gross

H/Cap

Net

£’s

1st

Joe Mitchell

79

12

67

24

 

Scores per Hole

4,6,3  5,5,4  3,5,5    =  40  4,5,4  3,6,5  4,5,3   =  39

2nd

Alan Currie

77

10

67

24

3rd

Matt Bonnar

79

10

69

12

 

 

 

 

 

 

Section 3
(16 to 28)

Player

Gross

H/Cap

Net

£’s

1st

Mark Wilkinson

81

20

61

25

 

Scores per Hole

4,5,5  4,5,5  4,4,4   =  40   3,6,4  4,5,6  4,4,5   =  41

2nd

Donald Petrie

95

27

68

15

3rd

Lawrence Wilson

98

27

71

10

 

2’s Results

£’s Per 2

Winners

Category A (0 to 5)  2 x 2’s required

10

No Winner - £70 rollover to Saturday  September 15

Category B (6 to 9)  excluding 16th

7

Mark Cannon       Ian Doak      Dave Terrey

Category C (10 to15)

30

David Reid             Ross Ballantyne

 Category D (16 to 28)

16

John McGregor      Duncan Gracie     Harry Paton

The Bennett Cup

 

Final Round on Wednesday September 19

 

 

The leaderboard for this year's Lyle Medal featured a whole raft of contenders and most people thought that the winner would emerge from this pack.

With a first round score of 62, Stuart Barr was the overwhelming favourite to take this most prestigious title. A dreadful outward half of 47 from this ten handicapper consisted of multiple double bogeys would seemingly decimate any chance of a sought after win. However, a rally over the back nine, where he took a five at 16 and a six at 17, meant that he missed out by only 2 strokes.

Starting out with a net 65 already secured was Scott Hunter. 6 Handicapper Scott will look back on a start of four straight fives and also a five at the 7th hole.Totally out the picture after 12 holes, where he was now 11 over par, Scott covered the next five holes in one under and a par at the last would see him at least tying for the Lyle Medal. A double bogey 6 would be an indication of his ability to hold his nerve under pressure.

Matt Bonnar can reflect on his attempt at a Major with pride as he returned a consistent round of net 67 to miss out by a couple of shots as well.

The runner up is a player who has dragged his handicap down over the past two seasons and dragged his prize money up at the same time. He is lying in second place and this is where he finished for the competition. Stepehn Downie missed out by a single stroke with a round which had a 7, six 6s, and seven 5s. An improvement on any of his 8! double bogeys would have been enough to claim the title.

However, after all the heartache and reflection, the winner turned out to be a player who did not appear on the early leaderboard. With "only" a 69 already secured, Robert Johnstone, playing off 11, would have a season's best front nine of 37. A very consistent round would be completed by a much needed par at the last hole and a resulting net 65. With a gap of 51 years, Robert will now have his name on the board along with his father, Bobby, and will join in with the only other two father and son winners in Hughie and Graeme McLellan and Jim and Kevin Gallagher. George Deveney has won this competition, but we best not go down that road!

Qualifying for this Saturday's Kinnaird Trophy will be Craig Thomson, Alan Hulme, Robert Johnstone and Stuart Crawford.
They join the list on the attachment.

 

Sept 8

Competition:  September Medal & Autumn Meeting

CSS:  69

Entries inc juniors:  125

 

Section 1
(0 to 9)

Player

Gross

H/Cap

Net

£’s

Scratch

Craig Thomson

69

 

 

5

 

Scores per Hole

4,4,4  4,4,4  3,5,5   =  37   3,3,3  3,4,5  3,4,4   =  32

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st

Alan Hulme

72

7

65

28

 

Scores per Hole

4,3,3  5,5,4  3,4,5   =  36   3,5,4  3,4,6  3,3,5   =  36

2nd

Willie Kemp

76

9

67

17

3rd

Steven Orr

75

6

69

11

 

 

 

 

 

 

Section 2
(10 to 15)

Player

Gross

H/Cap

Net

£’s

1st

Robert Johnstone

76

11

65

35

 

Scores per Hole

4,3,3  5,5,4  4,5,4   =  37   3,5,5  3,5,5  4,5,4   =  39

2nd

Matt Bonnar

78

11

67

21

3rd

Tom McLoughlin

81

13

68

14

 

 

 

 

 

 

Section 3
(16 to 28)

Player

Gross

H/Cap

Net

£’s

1st

Stuart Crawford

88

18

70

20

 

Scores per Hole

5,7,4  7,7,5  5,5,5   =  50   4,5,5  4,4,5  3,4,4   =  38

2nd

Stephen Downie

90

20

70

20

3rd

Adam Brown

96

24

72

10

 

2’s Results

£’s Per 2

Winners

Category A (0 to 5)  2 x 2’s required

15

No Winner - £60 rollover to Wednesday September 12

Category B (6 to 9)  excluding 16th

32

Scott Hunter     Steven Orr     Dave Terrey

Category C (10 to15)

8

Davie Heron with two
Alan Currie           Gordon McFarlane      Stuart Barr
Jim Gallagher                       Scott Coulter    
Daniel Fulton                        Raymond Barr

 Category D (16 to 28)

35

Charlie King       Stephen Downie      Archie Essler

The Lyle Medal

 

Winner is Robert Johnstone on 134

Runner up is Stephen Downie on 135

 

HG McLennan Round 2 18 August 2012

What a terrific second round we witnessed in the battle for the HG McLennan Trophy. There were a whole raft of contenders going into Saturday's event and, as always, the morning starters were up against the weather and the midges.

Starting off in the early groups was Alan Wylie. A runner up in our championship more years ago than he cares to recall, Alan, who had shot a 72 in the first round, went to the turn in thirty six. Upon now reaching the rarified atmosphere of the top of the leaderboard, Alan took a seven at fifteen and this would prove destructive. He completed his best round in years with a 73 less 8 for a 65 and a two round total of 137.

A five birdie round would suffice for Craig Thomson to get the best scratch score of the day with a 66. This is equal best round of the year and pipped Crawford Rae's 68, which featured three twos.
There were over thirty twos on Saturday, so we need to start hiding the pins again!

Next out in the McLennan was Paolo Spella. With a first round of 68, he was five shots off the leader to begin with. Paolo player really well, but the weather closed in during the loop and he dropped five strokes there. Another net 68 and a two round total of 136 would be the benchmark.

The first round leader,with a 63, was Scott Coulter. All credit to Scott as he has been up at the driving range and putting in loads of practice for this big day. Starting off with a three shot lead, thirteen handicapper Scott imploded and went to the turn in 50 blows. Talk about Sell Out Saturday! A net 78 will be emblazoned on his memory for some time to come.

Another pair of members whose inability to close the deal are the Lord of the Splash and Shades of Grey. Mark and Pat were handily placed after round one. Pat went round the loop in 6,6,5,6. If he converted this run into level bogeys he would have equalled the winning total! The Lord just frittered away a great chance of his first silverware with a net net 72 and ended up two shots behind. Perhaps they should chuck the game and take up debating?
Alex Roy was another who could have shaved a couple off his total particularly as he finished with a six. With a 67 from his first round, Stuart Alexander, was in prime position and the bookies favourite with only two holes to play. A disappointing pair of fives to finish would mean a net 69 and he would tie Paolo for the lead.

Charlie McDowell was definitley under the radar with his first round of 69. Postie Charlie delivered the goods,however, and stamped his authority on the field with a first class 67. Taking into account all the hard luck stories and what might have beens, Charlie can retort that he also finished with two fives in putting together a 136 with Paolo and Stuart. The rules suggest we examine the better net second round and Charlie adds to his previous wins in the Tri Am and RC Johnstone trophies.

It would be wrong not to point out that young Paul Dorrian, a junior member, scored 128 over the two weeks and has brought his handicap down to 2 into the bargain.

There have not been many cards returned for the Murray Cup and I would ask members to keep this event alive by trying to get a couple of scores over the Wee Course. Its a piece of long established siverware and, as such, is worth trying to win.


George Deveney

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Aug 18

Competition: HG McLennan Round 2

CSS:  - 69

Entries inc juniors:  150

 

Section 1
(0 to 9)

Player

Gross

H/Cap

Net

£’s

Scratch

Craig Thomson

66

 

 

5

 

Scores per Hole

3,4,3  5,5,3  4,3,4   =  34   4,4,4  3,3,4  2,4,4   =  32

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st

Alan Wylie

73

8

65

25

 

Scores per Hole

4,4,3  5,4,4  4,4,4  =  36   4,5,4  3,4,7  2,4,4   =  37

2nd

Craig Thomson

66

1

65

25

3rd

Charlie McDowell

75

8

67

12

 

 

 

 

 

 

Section 2
(10 to 15)

Player

Gross

H/Cap

Net

£’s

1st

Craig Love

74

10

64

45

 

Scores per Hole

5,3,4  4,5,4  4,4,5   =  38   4,5,4  3,3,4  5,4,4    =  36

2nd

Tom McLoughlin

79

13

66

22

3rd

Andy Gunn

78

12

66

22

 

 

 

 

 

 

Section 3
(16 to 28)

Player

Gross

H/Cap

Net

£’s

1st

Archie Essler

85

19

66

30

 

Scores per Hole

4,5,4  7,7,4  3,4,6   =  44   4,5,5  4,5,6  2,6,4   =  41

2nd

Jason Gillespie

90

21

69

15

3rd

Derek Leitch

87

18

69

15

 

2’s Results

£’s Per 2

Winners

Category A (0 to 5)  2 x 2’s required

72

Crawford Rae     (who actually had 3 twos)

Category B (6 to 9)  excluding 16th

7

Alan Rodgers       David Ness       Mark Cannon
Ian Doak                Stephen Cameron (1)

Category C (10 to15)

10

Hugh Lyden         Alex Irving        Rab Murphy
Graham Hunter           David Bruce       Pat Tinney
Robert Leith       Jim Maxwell         Graham McIntyre

 Category D (16 to 28)

35

Archie Essler         Larry Taylor         Peter Dolan

HG McLennan Trophy

 

With 3 players on 136, the winner was decided by virtue of his better second round score.
Having a net score of 67, Charlie McDowell won the trophy from Paolo Spella (68) and Stuart Alexander (69).

 

 

HG McLennan Round 1 11 August 2012

The HG McLennan Trophy has grown in stature during its 30 odd year existence. A two round competition for handicap golfers was a truly excellent idea and it has become one of the season highlights. This year is no different.

With the course baring its teeth, scoring was relatively high, except for a player who will not feature as a winner. Young Paul Dorrian shrugged off the disappointment of losing the rearranged Junior Championship Final to a worthy Chris McAulay by putting together the lowest scratch score of the day of 67.

Section 3 saw the continued recuperation of our own version of Ben Hogan. With a swing which is now more akin to Calvin Peete's, Charlie Paul has shown great determination in managing to put together a number of superb scores, less than a year after an horrific accident where he tripped over his wallet. A net 70 saw him achieve third place. Lawrie Wilson will be delighted to return a net 69 having started with an eight! The winner of the section with a 67 was Stuart Crawford. 8 pars from a twenty handicapper might have resulted in a much more impressive score but an eight at seventeen took a slight shine off a memorable return.

Amongst the front runners from section two was the Lord of the Splash. The good Lord is another who is on a great run of form and started like a souped up Astra on a Saturday night at the Esplanade Cafe. Wonder where he gets his inspiration from? A season's best front nine of thirty eight would be allied to an inward half of forty to give a net 66 to lie in outright third place. Maybe its route 66.

When we overheard that 40 Shades of Grey was at the top of the rankings, then we knew right away that Pat Tinney must have used his twelve handicap to good effect. Birdies at the first and eighteenth and seventh were offset with a sprinkling of double and single bogies. The end result would be a net 65 and second place in both the section and round one.

Outright leader of both of these would come from Scott Coulter. Steady halves of forty and thirty eight less fifteen were enough to give Scott a lead of two strokes for the second round this Saturday.

Having watched the younger sibling get all the limelight, Kenny and Alex Roy went out together to prove that there is still life in the old dogs. A couple of net 68s would mean that they are still well in contention.Another who falls into this category is Mark James (9 pars and 2 birdies) who returned a net 67 from eleven handicap and has been installed as favourite to take the title if he continues to play as he has and avoids the wee catastrophies.
Winner of section one was Stuart Alexander. Stu is going well in the Challenge Cup having defeated Four Net Two, Knoxy, in the quarters and will fancy taking a strokeplay event into the bargain.

Previous winners Paolo, Ross Ballantyne and Stan Austin will be hoping to turn back the years and repeat their previous victories.


George Deveney

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Aug 11

Competition: HG McLennan Trophy Round 1

CSS:  70

Entries inc juniors:  150

 

Section 1
(0 to 9)

Player

Gross

H/Cap

Net

£’s

Scratch

Kenny Roy

71

 

 

5

 

Scores per Hole

4,4,3  5,5,4  4,4,5   =  38   2,5,4  3,4,4  3,4,4   =  33

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st

Stuart Alexander

73

6

67

30

 

Scores per Hole

4,4,4  4,4,3  3,4,6   =  36   3,4,5  3,4,5  4,5,4   =  37

2nd

Kenny Roy

71

3

68

14

3rd

Alex Roy

73

5

68

14

 

 

 

 

 

 

Section 2
(10 to 15)

Player

Gross

H/Cap

Net

£’s

1st

Scott Coulter

78

15

63

42

 

Scores per Hole

6,4,5  4,5,4  4,3,5   =  40   5,5,4  3,4,5  3,4,5   =  38

2nd

Pat Tinney

77

12

65

25

3rd

Mark McDaid

78

12

66

16

 

 

 

 

 

 

Section 3
(16 to 28)

Player

Gross

H/Cap

Net

£’s

1st

Stuart Crawford

87

20

67

30

 

Scores per Hole

4,4,4  7,5,5  3,4,6   =  42   4,6,6  3,5,6  3,8,4  =  45

2nd

Lawrie Wilson

97

28

69

18

3rd

Charlie Paul

88

18

70

12

 

2’s Results

£’s Per 2

Winners

Category A (0 to 5)  2 x 2’s required

22

No Winner £37 rollover to Wednesday August 15

Category B (6 to 9)  excluding 16th

6

Peter Gallagher           Paolo Spella
Mark Cannon        Stephen Cameron (1)
Steven Lapsley             Charlie McDowell

Category C (10 to15)

14

Pat Bryceland                     Alan Moore
Glenn Greenan                   Jim Mitchell
Stewart Reid                       Pat Tinney

 Category D (16 to 28)

60

Willie McConn

HG McLennan Leaderboard   - 
63  -   Scott Coulter 
65  -   Pat Tinney     
66  -  Mark McDaid
67  -  Mark James      Stuart Alexander     Stuart Crawford
68  -  Kenny Roy   Alex Roy   Steven Lapsley   James Glover  Stephen Mullan    Paolo Spella   
69  -  Mike Morrod           Graeme McLellan            Lawrie Wilson           Kenny Gilmour       Ross Ballantyne   Charlie McDowell       Alistair Livingstone

 

Sunday Sweep - 29 July 2012

July 29

Competition: Sunday Sweepstake of July 29

CSS:  70

Entries inc juniors:  45

 

Section 1
(0 to 9)

Player

Gross

H/Cap

Net

£’s

Scratch

Andy Jamieson

74

 

 

5

 

Scores per Hole

4,4,4  5,5,5  4,5,4   =  40   3,5,5  3,4,4  3,4,3   =  34

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st

Brendan Harley

74

6

68

8

 

Scores per Hole

4,4,3  6,5,4  3,4,4   =  37   4,5,3  3,4,5  5,4,4   =  37

2nd

Mark Cannon

76

6

70

5

3rd

Steven Orr

77

6

71

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

Section 2
(10 to 15)

Player

Gross

H/Cap

Net

£’s

1st

Jim Gallagher

81

13

68

14

 

Scores per Hole

4,4,3  5,6,4  4,6,6   =  42   3,6,5  3,5,5  3,5,4   =  39

2nd

Andy Gunn

81

12

69

7

3rd

Gordon McFarlane

80

11

69

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

Section 3
(16 to 28)

Player

Gross

H/Cap

Net

£’s

1st

Charlie Paul

88

20

68

8

 

Scores per Hole

4,7,3  5,6,6  4,6,7   =  48   3,5,5  2,5,6  4,5,5   =  40

2nd

Derek Leitch

91

18

73

5

3rd

George Anderson

92

17

75

3

 

2’s Results

£’s Per 2

Winners

Category A (0 to 5)  2 x 2’s required

5

No Winner £50 Rollover to Wednesday August 1

Category B (6 to 9)  excluding 16th

8

Mark Cannon
Craig Brown

Category C (10 to15)

28

Steven McDowall

 Category D (16 to 28)

15

Charlie Paul

 

Championship Update

After our two semi finals, in which the obvious favourites tumbled out the competition, we were left with just the two protagonists.
Up against 7 times winner and vastly more experienced Crawford Rae, Chris McAulay upset the odds with a comprehensive and deserving victory to reach his first ever final.
Alistair Roy was also up against a battle hardened opponent and he,also,came out on top in a one sided affair.
 
So we were presented with two worthy finalists on Saturday morning. 16 year old Chris was a debutant and middle aged Alistair was appearing in his second final. Neither had won the trophy.
 
With conditions more suited to a Winter League playoff match and the course playing at its full length, then scoring would prove difficult.
 
Both players were probably nervous considering the mega build up and rousing reception from the gallery on the first tee.
 
Chris took us away and immediately went one up. A couple of huge putts from Alistair (this would be the norm during the rounds) and an error from Chris at 4 meant Alistair held a 2 up lead until the 11th hole. Chris, who had putted Crawford off the course the previous evening, could not get a grip on the greens at all and let slip a number of chances to minimise Al's lead. Indeed it took a poor tee shot up 15 to bring the game back to one. 2 different birdies on 16 summed up the vagaries of the game of golf itself. An excellent tee shot from Chris to around 18 feet was followed by a less than impressive tee shot which did not reach the green. Al chipped in and Chris sank a super putt under pressure. Alistair's bogey on seventeen meant they went to the last all square. With Chris on the green only about ten feet away Alistair put his second almost on the first green of the wee course in some cabbage! Possibly one of the shots which he would look back on later was produced as Al gouged the ball out the rubbish, over the bunker and stopped it stone dead. They would complete the first round all square.
The interval allowed Al to put in some much needed practice and he lifted some weights during the break.
With no let up in the weather the scoring remaing quite high, but this is irrelevant in matchplay. A poor drive on two from Al and a three put on three from Chris meant they remained in deadlock.
From the third tee Al would put together a run of only one over par which gave him a two up lead at the turn. It could have been worse for Chris if he had not chipped in at the 9th to win the hole.
The highlite of the next phase of play would be a sand save from Al on thirteen and a huge drive down fourteen from Chris which set up a birdie to get him only two down. Alistair's steady play of pasr would result in him having a 15 foot put on seventeen to win the championship. This was duly converted after Chris' dad Jimmy, in true sportin fashion, squeegeed (is that a word?) the line into the hole as he had done all afternoon.
This winning put meant that Al had played his afternoon seventeen holes in only 3 over par, which was remarkable considering the occasion and conditions.
Credit must go to a young man playing in his first final and Chris performed admirably and we are sure that he, like Andy Murray and Adam Scott, will win a major. He has a chance in the junior championship final as he plays Paul Dorrian. That game is too close to count.
Alistair's sparkling speech entertained the crowd in the lounge later on and he is a worth champion.


George Deveney

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Championship Update - Last 8

Last night saw our quarter finals taking place. The first game out was a tie between Crawford Rae and Graeme McLellan. Although eligible for the Seniors Tour, Crawford showed no signs of flagging in his quest to add to seven previous championships. His steady play proved too much for Mac and he ran out a 4 & 2 winner in a match that he thought would be more troublesome.
 
The battle of the faither and son McAulays had one interesting spectator. Mummy McAulay turned up to lend her support and we all could see to whom. 3 up after 8 holes was enough of a lead for Chris and he controlled the game right through till its obvious end on the 16th green. Jimmy can breath a sigh of relief and look forward to the remainder of Chris's campaign.
 
The battle of the big guns featured Craig Thomson and David MacFarlane. When Craig raced away with the first four holes Paddy Power went 100/1 on David turning this around. However, pegging away at this huge deficit, David clawed a couple back to be just two down at the turn. Some more steady play allied to at least one loose hole from Craig would see a terrific turnaround from David in a match many other players would have relinquished.
 
Alistair Roy was pitched into his match against up and coming youngster, Lee Rodgers. Lee acquited himself really well in reaching this stage and may just have fancied his chances. Alistair demonstrated the advantage of years of experience and ran out a comfortable winner.
 
We reach the semi finals tonight with the following games:
 
Crawford Rae will play Chris McAulay at 5pm. The predictor who was correct for 3 matches last night plumps for another final for Crawford and Chris can then participate in his Junior final against Paul Dorrian on Saturday.
David MacFarlane versus Alistair Roy is another of those really difficult to predict fixtures which have been thrown up this year. David seems to be playing the best golf of anyone in the last 16 and it will take a huge effort for Alistair to win. We go for David.
 
Good luck.
 
PS - There is a Gents competition on Saturday where we play for the Charity Salver. An extra sweepstake has also been arranged for  
Sunday in order for members to get the most possible game time on the course, manicured to its best at this time of year.
The junior open scheduled for Sunday has been postponed.
 
PPS - The blue tees which have been manufactured at great cost are for the Championship. Please play from white tees for the medal play.
 

George Deveney

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July 21

Competition: June Medal / Summer meeting Championship Rd2

CSS:  71

Entries inc juniors:  150

 

Section 1
(0 to 9)

Player

Gross

H/Cap

Net

£’s

Scratch

Graeme McLellan

71

 

 

5

 

Scores per Hole

4,4,3  4,5,4  4,4,5   =  37   4,5,4  3,3,4  2,4,5   =  34

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st

Scott Hunter

71

6

65

40

 

Scores per Hole

4,5,3  4,5,3  3,4,5   =  36   4,4,4  4,3,4  3,5,4  =  35

2nd

Mark McCaig

73

6

67

23

3rd

David Carney

77

8

69

15

 

 

 

 

 

 

Section 2
(10 to 15)

Player

Gross

H/Cap

Net

£’s

1st

Matt Bonnar

80

11

69

28

 

Scores per Hole

5,3,4  5,5,6  3,6,6   =  43   3,5,4  3,5,4  3,6,4  =  37

2nd

Jim Long

79

10

69

28

3rd

Gordon McFarlane

80

11

69

28

 

 

 

 

 

 

Section 3
(16 to 28)

Player

Gross

H/Cap

Net

£’s

1st

Stephen Downie

87

22

65

25

 

Scores per Hole

6,4,4  6,5,5  4,4,7    =  45   5,6,4  2,5,6  3,6,5   =  42

2nd

Archie Essler

90

20

70

15

3rd

Charles McGartland

96

23

73

10

 

2’s Results

£’s Per 2

Winners

Category A (0 to 5)  2 x 2’s required

25

No Winner £25 Rollover to Wednesday July 25

Category B (6 to 9)  excluding 16th

18

Mark McCaig     Ian Doak     Christopher Connelly

Category C (10 to15)

6

William Bell with 2
Stephen Cameron (2)     Jim Long     Charlie Marner
John Glen            Rab Murphy      Jim Maxwell
Gordon McTavish      Blaine Jamieson   Mark McDaid
Michael O’Brien    Jeff Mitchell       Gordon McFarlane  

 Category D (16 to 28)

100

Stephen Downie    (Includes the rollover)

 

Championship Update - Last 16

After the dust had settled on a terrific night of matchplay golf, the last 8 potential champions are left and all four games have their own level of interest.
 
The top match sees Graeme McLellan , who defeated debutant Chris Connelly, taking on Crawford Rae. Crawford had a tight tussle with Kenny Roy and came out on top at the seventeenth. This quarter final has two high calibre players and is really difficult to predict.
A toss of the coin meant Crawford's experience gets the nod.
 
Last nights game between Chris McAulay and Paul Dorrian was a warm up for their Junior Championship Final this Saturday. We may be in for a long day as their match went to sudden death with Chris the victor. Paul has an immediate chance of revenge at the weekend.
Another game which went right to the last green was between Alan Young and Jimmy McAulay. Jimmy got out of jail more times than the naked rambler in the match and he came from 2 down with 4 to play to snatch it at the death.
Interestingly, we have a father versus son tie between Jimmy and Chris. No one seems to know if a father and son have even qualified in the same year together, far less be drawn together. We have had siblings (Kenny v Al & Gareth v Jonny) in the past.
Domestically, Jimmy is up against it. Unless he is totally daft, he needs to ensure he still has a house to go to after tonight and I go for Chris to win a huge game. 
 
Mark Scanlan never seemed to get going to his full potential against 4 times champion, Craig Thomson and succumbed to a 4 & 2 defeat. Similarly, Gareth Caldwell went down to Davie MacFarlane. These two more experienced campaigners will be involved in a match worthy of the final itself, with the winner removing a huge barrier to the championship itself. In "the final before the final", we take Craig Thomson to have the lesser pressure, having previously been a winner of the event.
 
In a battle of the juniors, Robbie Wilkie and Lee Rodgers also fought out a close affair. Lee upset the odds,slightly, and came through a hugely entertaining match and can be really proud to have got this far.
His reward, however, will be a game against past runner up, Ali Roy. Al's experience was too much for Stephen Mullan and he ran out a comfortable victor. If he sticks to his rigid pre match routine Alistair should progress to the semi finals with ease.
 
Thursday's timetable
Graeme McLellan v Crawford Rae (5pm)
Chris McAulay v Jimmy McAulay    (5.06)
Craig Thomson v Davie MacFarlane (5.12)
Lee Rodgers v Al Roy (5.18)
 
Last Sunday saw our Open Singles Competition and a reasonable field of almost 80 souls turned up for an event where the weather continually deteriorated as the day went on.
Many players will have their own tales of woe, but, with a winning score to beat of net 74, Scott Dunlop had the trophy in his hands and will reflect like the other Scott from last Sunday how it slipped away. Our Scott finished 7,4,6,7 to miss out by a couple of strokes. Willie Kemp completed his round with a 7 to lose by one and Robert Leith dropped four shots in the last three holes to miss out on the countback along with Pat McCormick.
Jamie Gallacher scooped the £100 scratch prize with an 80!
This year's winner, and he is on some run, was Jim Long. Out in 45 was not the form of a winner, but a superb back nine of 38 took the title on the countback. As Jim was the only person on the day to have a two, he picked up another few quid into the bargain. Allied to a place in the previous day's sweep and also yesterday's, Jim won well over £230 in the course of 5 days. No doubt we will hear all about this feat in the days to come.

George Deveney

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July 25

Competition: Wednesday Sweep of July 25

CSS:  70

Entries inc juniors:  115

 

Section 1
(0 to 9)

Player

Gross

H/Cap

Net

£’s

Scratch

Cameron McLellan

71

 

 

5

 

Scores per Hole

4,3,3  5,5,4  3,4,4   =  35   4,4,4  3,4,5  3,4,5   =  36

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st

Peter Gallagher

74

7

67

15

 

Scores per Hole

4,4,3  5,5,4  3,4,5   =  37   2,5,5  3,5,6  3,4,4   =  37

2nd

Steven Orr

74

7

67

15

3rd

Jim Long

77

9

68

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

Section 2
(10 to 15)

Player

Gross

H/Cap

Net

£’s

1st

Ergate Ayana

76

13

63

32

 

Scores per Hole

4,5,3  5,5,3  4,5,5   =  39   3,6,5  3,4,5  2,5,4   =  37

2nd

John Ellis

78

11

67

19

3rd

Mark McDaid

80

12

68

12

 

 

 

 

 

 

Section 3
(16 to 28)

Player

Gross

H/Cap

Net

£’s

1st

Ian Moore

88

19

69

27

 

Scores per Hole

5,5,4  6,5,4  6,5,6   =  46   4,5,6  4,4,5  3,5,6   =  42

2nd

Scott Young

86

16

70

17

3rd

Stuart Crawford

91

19

72

11

 

2’s Results

£’s Per 2

Winners

Category A (0 to 5)  2 x 2’s required

10

No Winner £35 Rollover to Saturday July 28

Category B (6 to 9)  excluding 16th

15

Peter Gallagher          Richie Pickett

Category C (10 to15)

11

Brian Wallace        Ergate Ayana

DJ McKirdy       Donny Livingstone

Steve McDowall        John Stark

 Category D (16 to 28)

55

Robert Campbell

 

There are some weekends when the club is groaning with events and last week was one of those.
The 2nd qualifying round of the Championship took place and, with Jim O'Neill on holiday and the so called M & H taking his eye off the ball as regards the set up of the course, up stepped Jimmy McAulay to layout the links for this most important day. Jimmy does not even have a back green but thought that he would know best and that an already saturated course should be toughened up. The pace of play slowed right down as every player consulted their sat navs in vain attempts to find out where the pins were actually located. There was once a rule of golf that they had to be on the short stuff!

Anyway, with all the contenders having an early night and consulting the "Modern Fundamentals of Golf" as bedtime reading, the remaining 60 or so turned up prepared for action and with their own game plan.
Some of those who took their eye off the ball and just missed out on reaching the matchplay were Gerry Donnachie (6 at the last) and Stevie Gordon (4 fives to finish) would mean a score of 157 for them.
Stuart Gallacher (5,5,5,4) and Alex Roy (5,6,5,3) would be pipped on the countback for a place with their 2 round scores of 155.

When the dust finally settled and it was revealed that past Champions Cammy (148) and Murdie (143) would be withdrawing from the matchplay, it meant that a score of 155 from Crawford Rae would be the final qualifier. Having racked up a 7 at fourteen he probably thought he was out of it, but a 4,3,4,5 finish got him a coveted place. It was probably down to some early morning practice (0530) on Thursday! He was seen to hit millions of chips!
Before the random draw was made for the matchplay, the presentation of the only scratch strokeplay competition in the club was made. The Syd Montford trophy has to be the most prestigious competition outwith the Championship and was won for the third time by Davie MacFarlane who blew away the field with a total of 139 with Murdie Carmichael coming in with 143.

The draw was conducted with the decorum such an event warrants and threw up the following fixtures, which will be played on Wednesday night. (Here we go, lets make some more friends!) We had the usual mixture of first timers, juniors, past winners, runners ups and the cannon fodder. Select your own category.
First out was Championship debutant Chris Connelly. Chris was matched up against a championship runner up in Graeme McLellan. As long as Chris is not under the age of fifteen, then we go for Mac.
The next game will feature 7 times winner, Crawford, against the 2010 champion, Kenny Roy. With Crawford putting in the not-so-secret practice and Kenny being handcuffed to the twins, then Crawford will meet Graeme in round 2.

Having missed the early part of the year after a broken arm, Paul Dorrian has seen his handicap plummet in recent weeks, both home and away. Paul is scheduled to meet someone who must surely have had an influence on the course setup, in Chris McAulay. Chris was a qualifier last year and the experience will have done him no long term damage, but will succumb to Paul in a tight game.

Having last qualified for this stage almost 20 years ago (he never ever got over the front bunker at 18, literally never ever got over), recent Seniors Champion Alan Young will relish a game against Jimmy McAulay. With the boss back from his hols, the course will not suit either player, but I will plump for Jimmy to get through.
Mark Scanlan's reward for 2 good rounds is a game against four times champion Craig Thomson. The last time they met, Craig ran out the winner. This year's shock might just come from this game and we go for Mark.

Next out was Gareth Caldwell. 4 handicapper Gareth has got all my previous predictions posted on the door of his locker (most of them correct incidentally!). Up against Gareth is scratch player, Davie MacFarlane. Having won the Montford , eleven shots clear of Gareth, and being the current runaway leader in the Robert Spence trophy, there is an easy case to make for Davie being the best player in the club at present. Can he shake off his "best player never to have won the Championship" tag? I think he will progress against Gareth to make an attempt.

The battle of the juniors will come in the Robbie Wilkie against Lee Rodgers match. They both scored the same in qualifying and are well matched. Lee is making huge strides as is junior champion Robbie. A look at their golfing genes is scary. One has a faither who is an inspector and the other is a warden in the nick. Enough said! Lets go on handicap and experience and take Robbie.

The final game is beaten finalist Al Roy against Stephen Mullan. Both scored 147. Both have 3 handicaps. Absolutely too cose to call, so I will go for the Plastic Man. Yes old PVC, himself. (Past Vice Captain).
What will the final be? I go for the People's final of Graeme against Al Roy, with Mac avenging his match against the wee Roy Bhoy.

Anyway, having upset at least 8 of the field, I would now strenuously encourage any member to pop along for the games over the next few evenings, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and the final on Saturday. I can confirm that your attendance on the course is greatly appreciated by the competitors and always adds tremendous atmosphere to proceedings. Its always a chance to have a wee blether with other members and put big Mike's excellent benches to the test. You can study players fighting their own demons whilst trying their utmost to progress against equally determined opponents. Hopefully we have no controversial decisions to make and the weather holds up. 
Good luck to them all!
 
George Deveney

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July 14

Competition: July Medal & Championship Rd 1

CSS:  69

Entries inc juniors:  167

 

Section 1
(0 to 9)

Player

Gross

H/Cap

Net

£’s

Scratch

David MacFarlane

68

 

 

5

 

Scores per Hole

4,4,4  4,5,4  3,4,4   =  36   4,5,4  2,3,4  3,4,3   =  32

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st

Stephen Mullan

68

3

65

40

 

Scores per Hole

4,4,4  4,5,3  2,5,4   =  35   3,4,4  3,4,4  3,4,4   =  33

2nd

Jim Fulton

76

9

67

20

3rd

Paul McFarlane

71

4

67

20

 

 

 

 

 

 

Section 2
(10 to 15)

Player

Gross

H/Cap

Net

£’s

1st

Christopher Connelly

75

11

64

42

 

Scores per Hole

4,4,3  5,5,3  4,4,5   =  37   4,5,4  3,5,4  3,5,5   =  38

2nd

Daniel Fulton

79

13

66

21

3rd

Kenny Parker

79

13

66

21

 

 

 

 

 

 

Section 3
(16 to 28)

Player

Gross

H/Cap

Net

£’s

1st

Scott Coulter

80

17

63

31

 

Scores per Hole

4,3,4  5,5,7  3,4,4   =  39   4,8,4  4,5,4  3,5,4   =  41

2nd

Billy Dixon

84

17

67

19

3rd

Jason Gillespie

90

20

70

12

 

2’s Results

£’s Per 2

Winners

Category A (0 to 5)  2 x 2’s required

25

Steven Gordon        Paul McFarlane

Category B (6 to 9)  excluding 16th

5

Jim Orr                             Alec Cloudsley
Alan Currie                       Simon Middleton
Steven Orr                         Jim Fulton
Alan Young                        Ian Doak
David Carney                    Stuart Alexander

Category C (10 to15)

10

David Bruce at the 14th!

Raymond Barr with 2

Daniel Fulton                   Gordon McTavish
Kenny Parker                  David Robertson
Rab McLaughlin              Ian Wright

 Category D (16 to 28)

60

No Winner – Rollover of  £60 to Wednesday July 18

 

July 11

Competition: Willow Trophy - July

CSS:  70

Entries inc juniors:  118

 

Section 1
(0 to 9)

Player

Gross

H/Cap

Net

£’s

Scratch

Cameron McLellan

71

 

 

5

 

Scores per Hole

4,3,4  5,5,4  3,4,5   =  37   3,4,4  3,5,4  3,4,4   =  34

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st

Stephen McCafferty

73

7

66

24

 

Scores per Hole

4,5,4  5,5,4  2,4,5  =  38    3,5,4  4,3,5  4,4,3  =  35

2nd

Richie Pickett

76

9

67

11

3rd

Jim Fulton

76

9

67

11

 

 

 

 

 

 

Section 2
(10 to 15)

Player

Gross

H/Cap

Net

£’s

1st

Christopher Connelly

77

12

65

32

 

Scores per Hole

4,4,4  4,6,5  5,4,5    =  41  5,5,4  3,4,4  2,5,4   =  36

2nd

Pat Tinney

79

12

67

16

3rd

Alistair Simpson

80

13

67

16

 

 

 

 

 

 

Section 3
(16 to 28)

Player

Gross

H/Cap

Net

£’s

1st

Stephen Downie

90

24

66

27

 

Scores per Hole

5,5,3  6,6,6  5,4,7   =  47   4,6,6  3,4,6  3,5,6   =  43

2nd

Brian Wallace

84

16

68

16

3rd

John Riggans

95

25

70

11

 

2’s Results

£’s Per 2

Winners

Category A (0 to 5)  2 x 2’s required

15

No Winner - £15 Rollover to Saturday July 13

Category B (6 to 9)  excluding 16th

9

Richie Pickett
Stephen McCafferty
Simon Middleton
David Casement
Alec Cloudsley

Category C (10 to15)

6

Pat Tinney with two
Raymond Barr
Robert Leith
Gordon McFarlane
Joe Mitchell
Christopher Connelly
Larry Deveney
Scott Dunlop
Charlie Paul

 Category D (16 to 28)

18

Peter Harley
Matt Hennon
Colin McDowall

 

Last night we had a sudden torrential downpour of rain at around 8pm. This resulted in a situation where I have needed to implement a long lost, but not discarded, sweepstake rule. Its called the 90% rule.

Including juniors, there were over 100 entrants to the competition and 8 people could not get a line into the hole on the 14th green. The rules of golf would suggest that they mark their ball positions and contact a member of the committee. The players did precisely this by phoning me and they also sent me a photo (attached). After some thought, the competition was cancelled.

However, the 90% rule suggests that we remove the players in question from the sweep (as though they did not play) and their scores would not count towards handicap.Their entry money is refunded into their accounts.
As the remaining players all completed the competition, then they have been involved in a sweep as normal and the monies are allocated as per attached sheet. 
So,
Scott Hunter
Robert Johnstone
Larry Deveney
Craig Brown
Chris Connelly
Stuart Barr
Duncan Anderson (who actually had an earlier 2)
Davie Heron
will all have their entries returned.

We have managed to get through round one of the Seniors Championship over the last couple of nights.
As further weight to my suggestion of 16 qualifiers, instead of the current 8, it would appear that the holder, John Houston, was, unfortunately, given a walkover for his first round tie and is immediately into the semi finals.

In the second game we had the champion of 2010, Alan Young, up against first time qualifier, Gordon McFarlane. This was to be Gordon's finest hour as a golfer (except for winning a texas scramble in Spain against Charlie Marner & Co a few weeks ago).  Turning up after sniffing paint stripper for an hour as pre match routine, Gordon played out his skin and left Alan to ponder about the forthcoming Mini Mee championships.
Battle hardened Gordon against JC? Sorry, Gordy, it will be a campaign, reaching the last four, to live in the memory. 

In the botton half, we had Dave Terrey against Ian McDermid. These guys actually went out last Thursday night (remember the weather?) and played to the tenth hole, which they probably dont know, is the furthest away from home that you can be, before deciding to call it quits. Dave was one up at the time.

In the rematch, a bit of justice was done and Dave progressed to the semis overcoming a five times winner.
The final game out was Raymond Barr versus last years runner up, Alan Hulme. Raymond, a model professional to the end, used a tried and tested prematch format. A fag, a Johnny Walker Black label with a half pint chaser, followed by two chips up to the wee tree beside the first tee was all he needed for the heat of the battle. Dr Alan, however, took advantage of strike action and got some practice in, which paid dividends.

Alan versus Dave will be an interesting match and we go against the favourite for Dave Terrey to make the final. 

July 4

Competition: Wednesday Sweep of July 4

CSS:  69

Entries inc juniors:  104

 

Section 1
(0 to 9)

Player

Gross

H/Cap

Net

£’s

Scratch

Cameron McLellan

69

 

 

5

 

Scores per Hole

5,4,3  4,5,4  3,4,3   =  35   3,5,4  3,5,4  3,3,4   =  34

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st

Cameron McLellan

69

3

66

15

 

Scores per Hole

5,4,3  4,5,4  3,4,3   =  35   3,5,4  3,5,4  3,3,4   =  34

2nd

Charlie McDowell

76

8

68

8

3rd

Mark Scanlan

73

5

68

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

Section 2
(10 to 15)

Player

Gross

H/Cap

Net

£’s

1st

James Glover

82

14

68

20

 

Scores per Hole

5,5,3  5,6,4  4,6,4  =  43    3,6,4  4,4,6  3,4,5  =  39

2nd

Matt Bonnar

79

11

68

20

3rd

David Williams

80

10

70

10

 

 

 

 

 

 

Section 3
(16 to 28)

Player

Gross

H/Cap

Net

£’s

1st

Billy Dixon

88

17

71

15

 

Scores per Hole

7,6,3  6,6,3  4,6,4   =  45   4,4,5  3,5,7  3,5,7  =  43

2nd

Peter Harley

93

22

71

15

3rd

Jason Gillespie

91

20

71

15

 

2’s Results

£’s Per 2

Winners

Category A (0 to 5)  2 x 2’s required

15

No winner - £155  rollover till Saturday July 7

Category B (6 to 9)  excluding 16th

20

Ian Jamieson

Category C (10 to15)

8

Ian McFadyen
Matt Bonnar
David Robertson
Rab Murphy
James Harkness
Jim Fleming

 Category D (16 to 28)

21

Peter Harley
Scott Young

90% / 10% rule:
A group of 8 players were unable to have a line into the hole on the 14th green.

 

As over 90% of the entrants had returned a score (even an N/R), the 90% rule shall apply. Sweep money shall be paid out as though the competition had progressed normally, but the 8 players shall have their entry money put into their accounts in the shop.


Fair Saturday Sweep

June 30

Competition: Fair Saturday Sweepstake

CSS:  69

Entries inc juniors:  120

 

Section 1
(0 to 9)

Player

Gross

H/Cap

Net

£’s

Scratch

Andy Jamieson

69

 

 

5

 

Scores per Hole

4,4,4  4,4,4  3,4,5   =  36    3,4,3  3,4,4  3,5,4  =  33

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st

Andy Jamieson

69

3

66

32

 

Scores per Hole

5,3,4  4,6,3  4,4,5  =  38    4,5,5  3,4,4  2,5,3  =  35

2nd

Alex Roy

72

4

68

16

3rd

Steven Orr

76

8

68

16

 

 

 

 

 

 

Section 2
(10 to 15)

Player

Gross

H/Cap

Net

£’s

1st

Alistair Livingstone

79

10

69

31

 

Scores per Hole

5,4,3  4,5,4  4,6,5   =  40   4,5,4  4,5,4  3,4,6  =  39

2nd

Charlie Marner

82

13

69

31

3rd

John Glen

84

14

70

15

 

 

 

 

 

 

Section 3
(16 to 28)

Player

Gross

H/Cap

Net

£’s

1st

Jim Duncan

81

17

64

15

 

Scores per Hole

6,6,2  5,5,4  4,6,5   =  43   3,6,5  3,5,4  3,4,5  =  38

2nd

Derek Leitch

84

19

65

9

3rd

Billy Dixon

86

17

69

6

 

2’s Results

£’s Per 2

Winners

Category A (0 to 5)  2 x 2’s required

20

No winner - £140  rollover till Wednesday July 4

Category B (6 to 9)  excluding 16th

33

(includes £20 rollover)
JH Duncan
Charlie McDowell

Category C (10 to15)

15

Alan Moore
James Glover
Eddie Ptolomey
Charlie Marner
John Glen

 Category D (16 to 28)

15

Jim Duncan
George Anderson

 

Willow Trophy - 20 June 2012

What a day for achievements on Wednesday. Nicol gets 3 twos and is eclipsed by Ian Jamieson. Ian wins the best scratch prize whilst playing off 9! Superb.

However, did the best result of the day come,finally, from Brian Stevenson with his net 62? No.

Having had a rocket from the M & H and also using a bit of psychology the previous day, David Williams' practice has finally paid off. 6 par and 2 birdies and a terrible 6 at the 6th hole would mean an outward half of 2 over par. Not bad for a twelve handicapper. The next seven holes of his back nine would be covered in level par as well. This 5 birdie round would be tarnished with two double bogeys to finish. Instead of securing what might be the best ever net score at GGC, he "only" ended up with a tremendous net 60.
The race for the Willow Trophy is certainly alive.

George Deveney

tele 078 333 92663

June 20

Competition: Willow Trophy - June

CSS:  69

Entries inc juniors:  150

 

Section 1
(0 to 9)

Player

Gross

H/Cap

Net

£’s

Scratch

Ian Jamieson

71

 

 

5

 

Scores per Hole

4,4,3  6,5,4  3,4,5   =  38    3,5,4  3,3,5  2,4,4   =  33

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st

Ian Jamieson

71

9

62

30

 

Scores per Hole

4,4,3  6,5,4  3,4,5   =  38    3,5,4  3,3,5  2,4,4  =  33

2nd

Nicol McCloy

72

8

64

18

3rd

David Carney

74

8

66

12

 

 

 

 

 

 

Section 2
(10 to 15)

Player

Gross

H/Cap

Net

£’s

1st

David Williams

72

12

60

40

 

Scores per Hole

4,3,3  3,5,6  3,4,4    =  35   4,5,3  3,3,5  2,6,6   =  37

2nd

Brian Stevenson

77

15

62

23

3rd

Alistair Simpson

78

15

63

15

 

 

 

 

 

 

Section 3
(16 to 28)

Player

Gross

H/Cap

Net

£’s

1st

Gary Bonnar

84

18

66

40

 

Scores per Hole

4,4,3  5,7,4  4,5,6    =  42   4,5,7  4,5,5  3,4,5   =  42

2nd

Jim Kerrigan

94

27

67

20

3rd

Patrick Barr

83

16

67

20

 

2’s Results

£’s Per 2

Winners

Category A (0 to 5)  2 x 2’s required

15

No winner - £100  rollover till Saturday June 23

Category B (6 to 9)  excluding 16th

13

Nicol McCloy   with 3!!!!
Dave Terrey

Category C (10 to15)

5

Ian McFadyen            George Deveney
William Bell                Craig Love
Rab McLaughlin        Iain Jones
James Glover              David Robertson
Jim Long                      Joe Mitchell
Alistair Simpson          Chris Docherty
Stewart Munro            David Williams

 Category D (16 to 28)

24

Harry Paton
Robert Dolan
Stephen Wilkie

 

 

Wed Sweep 13 June 2012

A couple of observations are required. Gareth Caldwell manages to secure the scratch prize having taken a couple of 7s en route to a 71. Also, Jack Currie continues to progress at a rate of knots and he actually had the best scratch score of the day with a 70. Dad, Alan, let the family down having lost heavily to Dennis in Challenge Cup. He was odds on to win as well!
 

George Deveney

tele 078 333 92663

June 13

Competition: Wednesday Sweep of June 13

CSS:  69

Entries inc juniors:  140

 

Section 1
(0 to 9)

Player

Gross

H/Cap

Net

£’s

Scratch

Gareth Caldwell

71

 

 

5

 

Scores per Hole

4,4,3  5,7,4  2,4,4   =  37    3,7,4  3,3,4  3,4,3  =  34

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st

Gareth Caldwell

71

5

66

28

 

Scores per Hole

4,4,3  5,7,4  2,4,4   =  37    3,7,4  3,3,4  3,4,3  =  34

2nd

Jamie Gallacher

74

7

67

16

3rd

Ian Jamieson

77

9

68

11

 

 

 

 

 

 

Section 2
(10 to 15)

Player

Gross

H/Cap

Net

£’s

1st

Matt Bonnar

77

12

65

27

 

Scores per Hole

5,4,3  5,5,4  4,5,4    =  39   3,5,5  3,4,5  5,5,3  =  38

`

Stuart Barr

77

12

65

27

3rd

Robert Leith

76

10

66

13

 

 

 

 

 

 

Section 3
(16 to 28)

Player

Gross

H/Cap

Net

£’s

1st

Chris Docherty

82

16

66

35

 

Scores per Hole

4,5,4  5,6,4  4,4,7   =  43   3,6,5  4,4,5  3,4,5   =  39

2nd

Jim Duncan

85

18

67

20

3rd

Dougie Allan

94

26

68

14

 

2’s Results

£’s Per 2

Winners

Category A (0 to 5)  2 x 2’s required

20

No winner - £85 rollover till Saturday June 16

Category B (6 to 9)  excluding 16th

13

Craig Brown      
Jim Fulton
Alan Currie

Category C (10 to15)

13

Ian McFadyen
Jim Gallagher
Rab McLaughlin
Tom Dean
Charlie Marner

 Category D (16 to 28)

34

Jim Duncan
Tommy McShane

HOLE IN ONE

50

Jim Fulton at the 16th!

 

Seniors Ch'ship 2012

Its one of the most interesting weeks in the calendar when we have the Seniors Championship Qualifying. A competition designed to see who is the best of our over 55s attacts a particularly good turnout each year and also gathers impetus and prestige as the years pass.

Anyway, so popular is this competition, that it takes many hours of double checking to ensure we dont get any ringers. After the cards are examined for signatures and scores we can usually go ahead with a draw. This year, however, the M & H job took me to the National Archive Records Office in Edinburgh on a cold and wet Sunday morning. It was within this magnificent building where we could finally verify that Neil FTD Delussey, Stuart Gallacher, Alistair Simpson and MARK SCANLAN????? were, indeed, not the required entry age of 55 years! You need to be better than that to get into this competition. Even Paolo Spella has stopped trying that old trick of ticking the over 55 column.

On the subject of the cards, this week we had a card where the competition seemed to have the same name as one of our more prominent past captains and the date was "The Willow Trophy". Weird.

I would actually like to propose that we make it the top 16 who qualify and not the 8, as present, as this would reflect the demographics (thanks, Stan) of the club more accurately. It would also give a huge boost to many members who have never played in a scratch event in their careers and would fall in line with both the Championship and Junior Championship with players having to play 4 matches to win the title.

The qualifying score would turn out to be quite high this year with players needing to score 82 or better to get into the matchplay rounds. Alec Cloudsley would fall victim to the countback procedure and lose out. Quite a shame really, as Alec had obviously played his round in fancy dress attire for some sort of a bet or charity fundraiser.
The draw????? threw up the following set of fixtures.

Having returned the best scratch scores of the day with 76s, both John McEleny and current holder, John Houston, will be disappointed to play opponents on form. Johnny Mc has it all to do against JC, who learned a valuable lesson a few years ago in not underestimating opponents. Retiree, JC, will progress, but it will be very close. 

The second game out features the 2010 winner, Alan Young. Alan has just come back from representing our fine establishment at Gourock GC where, up against four other old codgers, in the Inverclyde Seniors Champion of Champions, he managed to scrape a respectable third place. Brilliant! Surely the selectors need to have a long hard look at themselves? Alan's opponent in our championship is Gordon McFarlane, a first time qualifier. Big Gordy, with Rab C McLeod on his bag, will do well to get past the 16th hole.

I better not damage my car as thats the buckshee paint-spraying right oot the windae.
4 times Junior Champion, Dave Terrey, has another go at his holy grail, but, as usual, the draw has not been kind. He has been matched against 5 times Senior Champion in Ian McDermid. Sorry, Dave, but you would have a better chance if you played Maxi.

In a battle of runner ups, last years unlucky loser, Alan Hulme is up against Raymond Barr. Raymond's confidence just might be the difference here. Since dropping into section two, Raymond has always signed into section one and put his card into the left hand side of the card return box. He knows he will return! This is the most difficult to predict, but will go for the player who has the most time to practice and work on his game. Therefore, Dr Alan to go through.

As a matter of interest, on the 16 qualifier front, a gross 84 would have got entry. Pat McLaughlin, Martin Kane, Nicol McCloy, Kenny Piper, JHD, Alan Wylie, Drew Bryceland and Duncan Cameron would have scored this or better. Not really diluting the competition at all. 

Also taking place last Saturday was the Laurie Trophy. A terrific tussle took place for this gong. Turning back the clock and keeping the ball within the confines, not only of the course, but away from the whole right hand side of the West End where he usually hangs around, Pat McLaughlin would have been confident of securing the trophy with a net 66 off 17. However, the silverware went to more recent member in Adam Brown. Adam, playing off 24 also had a net 66, and will be proud of his back nine of forty which meant he won by the countback procedure. 

George Deveney

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June 9

Competition: Laurie Trophy & Seniors Championship

CSS:  69

Entries inc juns:  145

 

Section 1
(0 to 9)

Player

Gross

H/Cap

Net

£’s

Scratch

Crawford Rae

67

 

 

5

 

Scores per Hole

4,4,3  5,4,3  3,4,4   =  34    3,4,4  3,4,4  3,4,4   =  33

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st

Stuart Gallacher

72

6

66

28

 

Scores per Hole

4,5,4  5,6,4  4,4,4   =  40    4,4,3  3,4,5  3,4,2   =  32

2nd

Crawford Rae

67

1

66

28

3rd

John McEleny

76

9

67

14

 

 

 

 

 

 

Section 2
(10 to 15)

Player

Gross

H/Cap

Net

£’s

1st

Alistair Livingstone

76

11

65

50

 

Scores per Hole

3,4,3  5,7,5  4,4,5   =  40   4,5,4  3,3,5  4,4,4  =  36

`

Steven Cameron (2)

78

12

66

25

3rd

Iain Jones

77

11

66

25

 

 

 

 

 

 

Section 3
(16 to 28)

Player

Gross

H/Cap

Net

£’s

1st

Allan Kinniburgh

79

17

62

30

 

Scores per Hole

4,5,4  6,5,5  4,4,5   =  42   4,5,5  3,5,5  2,4,4   =  37

2nd

Alistair Simpson

80

16

64

18

3rd

Michael O’Brien

82

17

65

12

 

2’s Results

£’s Per 2

Winners

Category A (0 to 5)  2 x 2’s required

25

No winner - £65 rollover till Wednesday June 13

Category B (6 to 9)  excluding 16th

10

Stuart Gallacher with a 2 at 18!!!!!!!

Kenny Piper                                  Alan Hulme
Steven Orr                                    Andy Brands

Category C (10 to15)

16

Kenny Parker                             Drew Bryceland
James Glover                              Iain Jones
Raymond Barr                           Tommy McShane

 Category D (16 to 28)

12

Alex Jasper                               Peter Dolan
Allan Kinniburgh                    Euan Cannon
Tom Neill

Seniors Championship Qualifiers
(score of  82 or better required)
Alec Cloudsley loses out on countback

 

Draw for Championship:
John McEleny       vs      John Houston
Alan Young           vs     Gordon McFarlane
Dave Terrey          vs      Ian McDermid
Alan Hulme           vs      Raymond Barr

Laurie Trophy

 

Winner – Adam Brown – net 66 (Net back 9 of 28)
Runner Up – Pat McLaughlin – net 66 (net back 9 of 31.5)

 

 

 

 

 

May 30

Competition: Wednesday Medal - May

CSS:  69

Entries inc juniors:  145

 

Section 1
(0 to 9)

Player

Gross

H/Cap

Net

£’s

Scratch

Stephen Mullan

69

 

 

5

 

Scores per Hole

4,3,3  6,5,4  4,4,4   =  37    3,5,4  2,4,3  3,4,4   =  32

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st

Jamie Gallacher

74

9

65

23

 

Scores per Hole

4,4,4  4,4,4  3,7,4   =  38   3,5,4  4,4,4  3,5,4   =  36

2nd

Stephen Mullan

69

4

65

23

3rd

Jim Fulton

75

9

66

12

 

 

 

 

 

 

Section 2
(10 to 15)

Player

Gross

H/Cap

Net

£’s

1st

Stan Austin

76

15

61

38

 

Scores per Hole

4,4,3  5,5,4  4,4,5   =  38   4,5,4  3,5,5  3,5,4   =  38

`

James Glover

80

15

65

22

3rd

Jim Long

76

10

66

15

 

 

 

 

 

 

Section 3
(16 to 28)

Player

Gross

H/Cap

Net

£’s

1st

Allan McDonald

84

19

65

36

 

Scores per Hole

4,4,4  6,7,5  3,4,5   =  42   4,6,5  4,4,5  3,5,6  =  42

2nd

Charlie Williams

82

16

66

21

3rd

John Ruddy

84

17

67

14

 

2’s Results

£’s Per 2

Winners

Category A (0 to 5)  2 x 2’s required

100

Alistair Roy

Category B (6 to 9)  excluding 16th

13

Richie Pickett       Fraser Gray       Craig Brown

Category C (10 to15)

15

Stuart Paterson            Kenny Piper
Andy Malloch               Robert Johnstone
Jim Long

 Category D (16 to 28)

18

Peter Harley           Paddy Barr
Scott Young            Alistair Simpson

 

Reid Rose Bowl

In 1905 the Reid Rose Bowl became only the second trophy to be played for at Greenock Golf Club and, since that date, it has grown in stature and draws one of the biggest fields each year. Saturday was no exception and almost 170 members attempted to qualify for one of our Majors.

Blustery winds and tricky pin positions would test the mettle of everyone. That is precisely how a competition of this calibre should be.

Last year we had the best ever field of qualifiers for the matchplay stages. This year, it looks as though the higher handicappers have fought back. The qualifying score was eventually found to be 68.

From section 3 we will have at least five qualifiers. 25 handicapper, Adam Brown who finished his last five holes in ten over par for a 68 would be an interesting opponent in the matchplay. Past Captain Tom Neill put together his best score for years and is confident of beating anyone in the head to head. Recently joined the club and having been allocated his handicap from the so called M & H convenor, Gordon Irving will definitely be the one to watch. With five pars in his round and a handicap of twentythree a net 67 qualified Gordon comfortably.

What can we say about the runner up in the section which has not been said before and is not slanderous? Probably nothing. The Anti Social convenor has popped up yet again in the Reid Rose Bowl. Ten over after his front nine would mean he required a wee bit of magic coming home. Five over par for his back nine, he came home like the well trained athlete he is. Can he add another Rose Bowl to his collection?

Getting rid of Davie Carney for a week proved to be the turning point in Jason Gillespie's season. Another player off 24, Jason absolutely blew away the field. Being capable of hitting the fifth with a drive and a six iron (unlike Big Eck, who can hit it with 6 drives and one iron!) and also securing a birdie at the third, Jason raced out in 44. Another 3 pars on the way in, with no real mistakes, would mean a net 60 from Jack Sparrow, sorry, Jason. Goodness knows what he would be like if he took off the patch on his eye. 

Some Section 2 players will regret tossing away excellent chances of qualifying. Mike Morrod was coasting along until he began to think of other possible glories. Big Mike, our best hope for Olympic Gold, in the "lets see how far you can kick your driver after a bad tee shot on fifteen" slumped dramatically in his last few holes. An almost indistinguishable limp was given as a reason.

Graeme Knox would only miss out by a shot or so,also. The combination of his new shorts and flip flops were his downfall. Starky, who had 2 twos, 2 eights and 2 sixes to finish would also miss out. He celebrates a huge landmark this week and will be too worried. Its almost 10 years since he last got called before the committee!
William Bell, 67, will be a handfull for anyone as will Kevin Murphy. Kevin's 65 started like a plane with 6,3,3. The winner of the section is a previous Rose Bowl champion. Jim Kerr had a superbly consistent round featuring 5 fives, 10 fours and 3 threes.

Calum Gallagher continues his recovery with a net 69 in section one and Kenny Roy will be looking to add a different Major to his collection after qualifying with a 68 along with past Challenge Cup winner Paul McAulay.
There will be 6 players in the playoff on Saturday for the remaining 3 places. Standard Coutback Procedure will apply.

George Deveney

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May 26

Competition: Reid Rose Bowl & May Medal

CSS:  70

Entries inc juniors:  170

 

Section 1
(0 to 9)

Player

Gross

H/Cap

Net

£’s

Scratch

David MacFarlane

70

 

 

5

 

Scores per Hole

4,3,4  5,5,4  3,4,4   =  36    3,5,4  2,4,4  4,4,4   =  34

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st

Paul McAulay

74

6

68

34

 

Scores per Hole

4,3,3  4,5,4  5,5,5   =  38   4,5,5  4,4,4  3,4,3   =  36

2nd

Kenny Roy

72

4

68

34

3rd

Calum Gallagher

74

5

69

17

 

 

 

 

 

 

Section 2
(10 to 15)

Player

Gross

H/Cap

Net

£’s

1st

Jim Kerr

74

10

64

50

 

Scores per Hole

3,4,3  5,4,4  3,4,5    =  35   4,5,4  5,4,5  4,4,4   =  39

`

Kevin Murphy

79

14

65

30

3rd

William Bell

82

15

67

20

 

 

 

 

 

 

Section 3
(16 to 28)

Player

Gross

H/Cap

Net

£’s

1st

Jason Gillespie

84

24

60

35

 

Scores per Hole

5,5,2  5,4,6  5,5,7   =  40   3,5,5  3,6,4  5,5,4   =  44

2nd

Billy Dixon

83

18

65

21

3rd

Gordon Irving

90

23

67

14

 

2’s Results

£’s Per 2

Winners

Category A (0 to 5)  2 x 2’s required

20

No winner - £80 Rollover to Wednesday  May 30

Category B (6 to 9)  excluding 16th

34

Alan Young                  Alan Hulme

Category C (10 to15)

10

John Stark  with two                       David Robertson
Kenny Parker        John Glen        Graham Hunter
Archie Wohlgemuth          Robert Johnstone
Tom McLoughlin               Eddie Ptolomey

 Category D (16 to 28)

14

George Anderson                 Bob McGill
Jason Gillespie                      Peter Sweeney
Dennis McKelvie

Reid Rose Bowl Qualifiers

 

Jason Gillespie    Jim Kerr     Billy Dixon
Kevin Murphy     Gordon Irving     William Bell
Robert Johnstone   Tom Neill         Paul McAulay
John McDougall      Kenny Roy       Adam Brown
Brian Stevenson

Reid Rose Bowl Playoff on
Saturday June  2 for the 3 remaining places

 

David MacFarlane       Calum Gallagher 
Alistair Livingstone     David Bruce
Robin Goodall               Ian McFadyen

 

Provost Trophy 2012

How do you cajole your partner to focus on the job in hand? An age old question that pairings have pitted. Do you bribe, praise, threat or plead. No! You just throw him out the house after the most humiliating defeat imaginable in the Foursomes and see what sleep and food deprivation can do for the concentration.

So, after six days of wandering around South Street during the night and waiting for the Spar to open up, Calum Gallagher learned the harsh lesson of partnering dad Peter. Hungry, unshaven and bedraggled, Calum turned up on Saturday for the qualifying round of the Provost with new found determination.Going out in a reasonable score of 31, the Gallaghers returned a best of the day back nine of 29. Net 60 would mean they finished top of the pile as regards qualification and Calum looked forward to a bath and bed and hug from mum. A harsh but necessary lesson learned!

The weather would play no real part in the day, as qualifiers would come from early morning right though to late afternoon.

The required score would finally be revealed to be 65 and all on that score would get into the matchplay stages. 
The draw would take place in a vibrant clubhouse on Sunday afternoon by Big Erchie.

First out the hat were the joint runners up of Danny Maloney and new member Scott Coulter. Their impressive net 62 score actually featured an 8 net 7at the fifth and a 3 net 2 at the ninth. Definitely matchplay type of play. Interesting opponents for Danny and Scott are the other runners ups in Scott "The" Hunter and Paul McAulay. With no score outwith a 3 or a 4, these two six handicappers had the most consistent round of the day. Mathematician Paul, who has just recently returned from a Spanish sabbatical where he would attempt to find out if passports could float and if I Phones work underwater, might be the level headed partner that Championship runner up Scott requires. Paul and Scott will progress against plucky opponents.

Both of the next two teams out the hat scored 65. Shrugging off last week's trauma is the Lord of the Splash partnered by a member who works for NATO,no less. When asked what his actual job is, he suggested that it is a James Bond type of role he performs. "Just recall Daniel Craig coming out the water and that will give you a wee clue as to my job for our Queen and Country ". He looks more like Ailsa Craig coming out the water.
Their opponents will be big hitting Will I Am Kemp and former Major winner Mark Cannon. This will be a very close match, but The Cannon and Big Willie will see off the Lord and Ailsa.

Last years Captains Foursomes winners were Hughie Lyden and Stuart Gallacher. Quite recently, these two representatives of our club, in the prestigious Daily Mail Foursomes, would travel to Old Ranfurly and find themselves one up with one to play. Big Hughie was unable to perform to very simple orders at the last hole and cost his team a six which would mean a sudden death resolution. On in regulation, they watched their opponents miss the green, duff up a chip and then, a la Constantino, sink their next from fifty yards. A mental rerun of how many shots had been taken would deflect their focus and they would three putt. Inability to close the deal will weigh heavily on them as they prepare to face the combined might of Mark Scanlan and Stephen Mullan. This might just be the most one sided of all the ties in round one and it will take immense effort from Hu and Stu to prevent humiliation.
They have been winners on two previous occasions and will fear no one. Si Harley and Graeme McLellan, who finished with a five at 18 to take them out the sweep money, have won the Provost in 2004 and 2006. They are up against the pairing of Stevie MacDonald and Craig Love. Using all his renowned powers of analysis and investigation, the M & H convenor confidently predicts a win for Si and Baby Mac and, if proved wrong, will run up and down the first fairway of the Wee Course naked on Fair Saturday at 3pm!

The long standing partnership of Willie McConn and Alex Irving put together an excellent back nine and have made the matchplay round for the first time. Up against another pair of newcomers in Steven Orr and Robert Leith, Willie and Alex's campaign will draw to a sudden close in round one.

Craig Thomson has scoured the club for years looking for a Mr Consistency to help him in a quest for real golfing immortality. Up the middle, Mark McCaig, is the answer to his dreams. It would only be a close relative or friend who would bet on Jeff Mitchell and Tom McLoughlin not providing cannon fodder in this first round stage.
The Blue Nights of Alexander and Jones find themselves pitted against previous winner Pat Tinney and long hitter Brian Stevenson. This will be the closest of all the games. "Basing the decision solely on today's performance" we go for Pat and Brian.

Number one qualifiers Peter and Calum came out in the final game against Ali Roy and past winner (1985 !!!!!!!!) Paul McFarlane. This game could be the first of the NewCo Winter league after the sad demise of the "Real" Winter League. What type of organisation needs to call itself "Real" unless it feels threatened? Anyway, this game will hinge upon which Calum or Paul turns up. Will it be the rejuvenated and recently selected Newton Shield player Calum or the 1985 Paul? Can Ali carry Paul in similar fashion to John McGregor? Real tight affair, but am swayed to go with the lower handicaps as they lose less shots on the threequarter calculation. Ali and Paul to go through.
 
George Deveney

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Wed Sweep 16 May 2012

Tremendous that wee Lawrie can take a 10 and still come top of the pile. Ross Ballantyne was obviously running scared of Foursomes opponents and threw in a 7 going up fifteen. That's an old one, and totally unnecessary, when opponents are the might of Eck n Orr.

It is unfortunate that, in this day and age, that we need to be vigilant in our battle against the folk who use performance enhancing drugs. However, after his score in the first section, yesterday, Ian McDermid's results came back positive. Yes, all his bodily fluids have been found to be Whyte and Mackay. 100% positive.
Timesheet for Tennent continues to fill up nicely and prixefund has been announced.

May 16

Competition: Wednesday Sweep of May 16

CSS:  79

Entries inc juniors:  148

Section 1
(0 to 9)

Player

Gross

H/Cap

Net

£’s

Scratch

Alistair Roy

69

 

 

5

 

Scores per Hole

4,4,4  5,5,3  3,4,4   =  36    4,5,4  2,4,4  3,4,3  =  33

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st

Ian McDermid

70

7

63

26

 

Scores per Hole

3,3,3  5,4,5  3,4,5   =  35    3,5,4  2,4,5  3,5,4  =  35

2nd

Alistair Roy

69

3

66

16

3rd

Mark Cannon

73

6

67

11

 

 

 

 

 

 

Section 2
(10 to 15)

Player

Gross

H/Cap

Net

£’s

1st

Ross Ballantyne

75

12

63

40

 

Scores per Hole

5,4,3  4,5,4  4,5,6   =  40    3,4,4  4,3,7  3,3,4  =  35

`

Davie Robertson

77

13

64

24

3rd

Jim Fleming

82

14

68

16

 

 

 

 

 

 

Section 3
(16 to 28)

Player

Gross

H/Cap

Net

£’s

1st

Lawrie Wilson

97

28

69

32

 

Scores per Hole

5,5,3  10,7,6  4,6,7   =  53   4,6,5  3,6,6  3,5,6  =  44

2nd

Scott Young

87

18

69

32

3rd

Pat Gallagher

86

16

70

16

 

2’s Results

£’s Per 2

Winners

Category A (0 to 5)  2 x 2’s required

20

No winner - £45 Rollover to Wednesday May 23

Category B (6 to 9)  excluding 16th

10

Ian McDermid
Mark Cannon
Craig Brown
Scott Hunter

Category C (10 to15)

26

Stan Austin
Pat Tinney
Gordon Macquat

 Category D (16 to 28)

26

Frank Bethel
George Henderson
Dugald Carmichael

 

March Medal & Belhaven Qualifier - 12 May 2012

Along with a Christening, a Communion party, a Childrens Disco, Yom Kippur and a Karaoke, Royal Greenock actually played host to a golfing event last Saturday. The Belhaven Qualifier would bring out the best in many players, but none more so that Graeme McLellan. Showing no signs of the trauma of losing Vidal Sasoon, earlier in the week, G Mac would pip Cammy for the scratch prize with a better back nine when scoring 71.

Allied to the Belhaven was the March Medal and, in section 3, Danny Maloney and Roger Sykes, would play minor roles when compared to golfing colossus, Terry Dillon. Playing off 20, Big Tel bogied the first ten holes and a par at 13 would offset a double on 11. A par at 17 would put Terrey into a great position and he will be sorry to take a 7 at the last hole. Reminiscent of the same score which cost him a Challenge Cup Final some years back. Ironically, Terry will be delighted to qualify for the Kinnaird Trophy later in the year, as it is actually in memory of his mother - in - law!! There are some things you just cannot make up!!

The mid handicappers of section 2 would have a real battle for the medal. An excellent and consistent card from Alan Moore, was the first decent score from the early starters. Out in 41, off ten handicap, Alan came home in four over par for a sixty eight. Later in the day, the Lord of the Splash would also return the same net score, but will be happy at finishing with 4 pars over the last five holes which meant another net sixty eight. The gloss would be taken off this return to form the very next day, when his beloved Reds would lose the EPL. With nearly £500 being transported to the Lord's mansion for his prediction of the result, the helicopter had to do a sharp U turn and almost crashed! A demented Lord was seen at 5pm racing up and down the Esplanade like a young thing.

The winner of the section was Davie Bruce. Davie has nibbled away at his handicap over the past couple of years and an outward half of thirty nine, off eleven, was really good. A net 67 could have been a tad better as Davie finished the last six holes in five over par.

In the first section, Peter Gallagher would demonstarte that his golfing obituary has been written prematurely. Although not the best net 66 in the group, we thought it was the first shoots of form. Past Captains RAB and JC soon put a spoke in that! Peter and son Calum (who has now been told to get a new home) were unceremoniously dumped 6 & 4 from the Foursomes. Starting out at 1530 they were back in time to see the end of Deal or No Deal!
Another player who goes along under the radar is Davie Ness. A single figure player for many years, Davie managed to stop a drift towards the second section with his net 66. a four over par front nine had a highlight of a birdie at 4 (not many of these in any year). He would also finish his round with one at eighteen which would bring him home in thirty six.

"Under the radar" could have been coined with Alan Young in mind. Even though conditions were a bit blustery for most players Alan did not seem to be affected by the wind.12 pars and a birdie contributed to Alan's best round of the year. His net 66 would allow him to form one half of the two man team which will represent the club later in the year.

With a bit more practice, the winner of the section could really drive his handicap down. Nicol McCloy, now off 9, went out in 2 over par. Standing on the 10th tee, Nicol selected a five wood and launched it towards the green. A great shot was strangely accompanied by "Get Out the Hole!" from Big Nic. Unfortunately it went straight in! Its is really rare when a player gets a hole in one and goes on to record a good score. However, Nicol managed to do just that and more as he had the best of the day, even though he was later accused of deliberately putting tee shots at 13 and 16 into greenside bunkers. " You wont need to buy 2 bottles" Nicol was told, but he was not willing to risk it. A back nine, where he finished 6,5, of thirty seven would mean a net 65 and Nicol takes the other place at the Belhaven.
Little n Large?

The "Disqualified" stamp is being polished up for this Saturday's event. The Provost Trophy qualifying scorecard seems to be the biggest challenge to members every single year. Please remember that you are filling in another person's score (unless you are Stuart Gallacher) and take care in the methodology (not some obscure religion). 
George Deveney

tele 078 333 92663

May 12

Competition: March Medal & Belhaven Qualifier

CSS:  69

Entries inc juniors:  138

 

Section 1
(0 to 9)

Player

Gross

H/Cap

Net

£’s

Scratch

Graeme McLellan

71

 

 

5

 

Scores per Hole

4,4,4  4,6,3  4,4,4  =  37     3,5,4  4,3,4  3,4,4   =  34

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st

Nicol McCloy

74

9

65

32

 

Scores per Hole

5,4,3  5,5,3  4,4,4   =  35    1,5,5  4,3,5  3,6,5   =  37

2nd

Alan Young

74

8

66

20

3rd

David Ness

75

9

66

13

 

 

 

 

 

 

Section 2
(10 to 15)

Player

Gross

H/Cap

Net

£’s

1st

David Bruce

78

11

67

40

 

Scores per Hole

4,4,3  5,6,3  4,5,5   =  39    3,5,4  5,4,5  3,5,5  =  39

`

Alan Moore

78

10

68

20

3rd

Mark McDaid

80

12

68

20

 

 

 

 

 

 

Section 3
(16 to 28)

Player

Gross

H/Cap

Net

£’s

1st

Terry Dillon

87

20

67

27

 

Scores per Hole

5,5,4  5,6,5  4,5,5   =  44   4,6,5  3,5,5  4,4,7  =  43

2nd

Daniel Maloney

89

21

68

16

3rd

Roger Sykes

89

20

69

11

 

2’s Results

£’s Per 2

Winners

Category A (0 to 5)  2 x 2’s required

25

No winner - £25 Rollover to Wednesday May 16

Category B (6 to 9)  excluding 16th

6

Mark Cannon with two
Nicol McCloy                       Stephen Cameron (1)
Alan Rodgers                       Fraser Gray
Peter Gallagher

Category C (10 to15)

16

Rab Murphy                       Bill McCorkell
Davie Heron                        Brian Stevenson
DJ McKirdy

 Category D (16 to 28)

54

Stephen Downie

Hole in One

50

Nicol McCloy

Kinnaird Trophy Qualifiers

 

Graeme McLellan                   Nicol McCloy
 David Bruce                           Terry Dillon

Belhaven Qualifiers

 

Nicol McCloy (65)                  Alan Young (66)

 

Spring Meeting 5 May and Wednesday Sweep 9 May

With it being the first round of the Lyle Medal, the turnout was a return to the good old days, with nearly 180 playing.

In section 3, last years runner up on the money list, Peter Dolan cleaned up in his section with a terrific net 65. Peter qualifies for the Kinnaird Trophy, later in the year, by having a better inward half than the "Bridesmaid", Tommy McGhie.

In section 2, Eddie Ptolomey, took third place from a host of others with a net 68. Runner up was Alex Irving with a 67. Its not often that he features in the winner's enclosure, but this is not Alex's only claim to fame as regards his golf. I believe that he holds the record for the most wooden spoons in his Winter League.
The runaway winner of the section with the best net score of the season so far was Stuart Barr. 13 handicapper,Stuart, had 13 pars in his round and will actually be disappointed to have two double bogeys in a net 62.

The first section saw a two way tie for first place between Robert Trent Jones's long lost son, in Jimmy McAulay, and Ian Jamieson. Jimmy was dispatched up to the club for an early start, as he was going up to the big city to celebrate his birthday later in the day along with new best pals, Craig White and Duff and Phelps and Mr NG (No Good?). The Lisbon Lions bar at the Barrowlands would welcome them with open arms.
Ian Jamieson won the medal by virtue of a better net back nine, where he actually finished 6,5 for an inward half of 35. Tremendous stuff.  

On Wednesday there were 148 players in the sweep. Quite unbelievable, but a definite demonstration in how the club is evolving.

Its not usual to get a net 65 on a Wednesday and not see a penny in sweep money. However, this is what happened to Charlie McDowell in section one. Young Robbie Wilkie and Stuart Gallacher also scored the same net 65s to take second and third place. The winner though was Alan Rodgers. Out in level par and off a handicap of 8, Alan was only one over after 12 holes. Bogeys on 13 and 15 did not take the shine off a card which did not have a six on it. A best ever score of 71 was recorded (although rumours abound that he did have a couple of these when he first joined the club and played off 18).

As predicted a week ago, OAP, John Glen, launched himself into contention with a net 67 in section 2. He was to be confined to third place by Larry Deveney, who continues to drive his handicap down, week on week. He is definitely the only Deveney to employ such a policy in the history of the club! A nice net 66 would pick up second place. The winner of the section was Jim Long. When the M & H convenor recently went into the pro shop, he was asked by Kevin if he would like Extra Long? No thank you we have enough of him as it is, not realising he was being quizzed about the new golf balls on sale. Jim put together two superb halves of 37 and 38 and will be really upset about finishing 6,6.  

The scoring in the third section was fierce and Derek Leitch and David Reid both had excellent net 65s. The best net,however, went to James Glover. Halves of 42 and 39 were testament to the work James is putting in and he is another whose handicap will plumet.
 
This Saturday, May 12, sees the March Medal (Another example of incompetency from the M & H!) and the Belhaven Qualifier. The 2 players with the best net scores will form a team to represent the club later in the year.
 
Attached also is latest Tennent Trophy timesheet.
 

George Deveney
M & H Convenor
tele 078 333 92663

May 5

Competition: Spring Meeting & April Medal

CSS:  69

Entries inc juniors:  178

Section 1
(0 to 9)

Player

Gross

H/Cap

Net

£’s

Scratch

David MacFarlane

68

 

 

5

 

Scores per Hole

4,4,3  5,5,4  2,4,4   =  35    3,4,4  3,4,4  3,4,4   =  33

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st

Ian Jamieson

75

9

66

32

 

Scores per Hole

5,4,3  4,6,5  5,4,4   =  40    3,5,3  3,4,4  2,6,5  =  35

2nd

Jimmy McAulay

73

7

66

32

3rd

David MacFarlane

68

1

67

16

 

 

 

 

 

 

Section 2
(10 to 15)

Player

Gross

H/Cap

Net

£’s

1st

Stuart Barr

75

13

62

45

 

Scores per Hole

4,4,3  6,5,4  4,4,5   =  39   3,4,4  3,4,6  4,4,4   =  36

2nd

Alex Irving

81

14

67

27

3rd

Eddie Ptolomey

83

15

68

18

 

 

 

 

 

 

Section 3
(16 to 28)

Player

Gross

H/Cap

Net

£’s

1st

Peter Dolan

82

17

65

35

 

Scores per Hole

4,4,4  7,6,6  4,4,5   =  44   4,5,5  3,4,5  4,5,3  =  38

2nd

Tom McGhie

83

18

65

35

3rd

Stuart Crawford

86

20

66

17

 

2’s Results

£’s Per 2

Winners

Category A (0 to 5)  2 x 2’s required

30

No Winner - £45 rollover to Wednesday May 9

Category B (6 to 9)  excluding 16th

25

Alan Rodgers
Jamie Gallacher

Category C (10 to15)

15

Blaine Jamieson          Jim Mitchell
Jim Fleming                 Bill McCorkell
Allan Scott                    Graham Knox

 Category D (16 to 28)

20

Bob McGill                  Daniel Maloney
Scott Coulter               Stephen Wilkie

Kinnaird Trophy Qualifiers

 

David MacFarlane
Ian Jamieson
Stuart Barr
Peter Dolan

 

May 9

Competition: Wednesday Sweep of May 9

CSS:  69

Entries inc juniors:  148

Section 1
(0 to 9)

Player

Gross

H/Cap

Net

£’s

Scratch

Robbie Wilkie

70

 

 

5

 

Scores per Hole

3,4,2  6,6,4  4,4,4   =  37    3,4,4  2,4,4  3,5,4  =  33

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st

Alan Rodgers

71

8

63

30

 

Scores per Hole

4,3,4  4,5,4  3,5,3   =  35    3,5,4  4,4,5  3,4,4   =  36

2nd

Robbie Wilkie

70

6

65

14

3rd

Stuart Gallacher

72

7

65

14

 

 

 

 

 

 

Section 2
(10 to 15)

Player

Gross

H/Cap

Net

£’s

1st

Jim Long

75

11

64

40

 

Scores per Hole

4,5,4  4,5,4  3,4,4   =  37    3,5,5  2,4,4  3,6,6  =  38

2nd

Laurence Deveney

80

14

66

23

3rd

John Glen

81

14

67

15

 

 

 

 

 

 

Section 3
(16 to 28)

Player

Gross

H/Cap

Net

£’s

1st

James Glover

881

17

64

40

 

Scores per Hole

5,4,3  5,5,5  3,6,6    =  42   3,5,4  5,5,4  3,5,5  =  39

2nd

David Reid

81

16

65

19

3rd

Derek Leitch

84

19

65

19

 

2’s Results

£’s Per 2

Winners

Category A (0 to 5)  2 x 2’s required

60

Robbie Wilkie

Category B (6 to 9)  excluding 16th

40

Stuart Gallacher

Category C (10 to15)

5

Alan Moore with two
Jim Sutherland                  Matt Bonnar
Jim Gallagher                    Jim Docherty
Gerard Boyle                     William Bell
Jim Fulton                          Jim Kerr
Kenny Parker                     Steven Cameron (2)
Mike Morrod                      John Glen
Laurence Deveney              Jim Long

 Category D (16 to 28)

20

Matt Hennon                     Pat McLaughlin
Euan Cannon                     Joe Ball

 

Wed Sweep 2 May 2012

My God, Peter Harley is still going strong and has now been joined by Robert Campbell! The more senior guys are putting the rest of us to shame. Bet John Glen is next to feature!
I can say anything in these wee notes as obviously no one reads them. Have received about £2 for matchplay entries since last reminder.

May 2

Competition: Wednesday Sweep of May 2

CSS:  70

Entries inc juniors:  140

 

Section 1
(0 to 9)

Player

Gross

H/Cap

Net

£’s

Scratch

Stephen Mullan

71

 

 

5

 

Scores per Hole

5,4,3  4,5,3  3,4,5    =  36    3,5,3  3,4,4  3,5,5  =  35

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st

David Carney

73

8

65

25

 

Scores per Hole

4,4,4  4,4,5  3,5,5   =  38    4,4,4  3,4,4  3,5,4  =  35

2nd

Steven Orr

75

8

67

12

3rd

Stephen Mullan

71

4

67

12

 

 

 

 

 

 

Section 2
(10 to 15)

Player

Gross

H/Cap

Net

£’s

1st

Allan Scott

78

!5

63

36

 

Scores per Hole

5,4,3  4,4,4  3,6,4   =  37    5,6,4  3,4,5  3,6,5  =  41

2nd

Kenny Parker

81

13

68

20

3rd

Gordon Macquat

82

12

70

14

 

 

 

 

 

 

Section 3
(16 to 28)

Player

Gross

H/Cap

Net

£’s

1st

Robert Campbell

84

17

67

25

 

Scores per Hole

5,6,4  5,6,4  4,5,6   =  45   3,4,5  3,5,5  4,5,5   =  39

2nd

Peter Harley

89

22

67

25

3rd

James Glover

84

17

67

25

 

2’s Results

£’s Per 2

Winners

Category A (0 to 5)  2 x 2’s required

15

No Winner - £15 rollover to Saturday May 5

Category B (6 to 9)  excluding 16th

40

Jim Fulton

Category C (10 to15)

18

William Crawford
Stan Austin
Pat Tinney
Kenny Piper

 Category D (16 to 28)

37

Charlie Williams
Stuart Crawford

Disqualified for (a) not signing in / (b) Not returning a card

 

 

 

Saturday 28 April 2012

Excellent turnout on Saturday considering we were in direct competition with a sponsored walk taking place, for a nearby good cause. (Not the cubs, brownies or boys brigade, but some other organisation).

As usual, hardly anyone took notice of the fact that it was a Bogey competition, and just filled out cards as normal. The format should give the more inconsistent player a chance of some silverware, but this would not be the case. In the third section we had George Anderson showing signs of fruition of the hard work that Alex has put in with him.

Unbelievably, Peter Harley still features, for another week and tied the section prize with Chris Docherty. Chris had a very steady run after a disaster at the fourth hole and they would both finish one up on the course.
In section 2, the scoring was a bit better in that Kenny Piper hammered home a 2 up score, but would be beaten by Joe Mitchell and Bob Hughes who both had 3 up results. Bob's would in fact lead to being runner up in the competition as a whole.

Stephen Cameron (numero one!) had a return to form and a good start to his round allowed him to taxi home for the last few holes for a 2 up. The King of the Carrick, the Mauler is back! This is a format which would always suit Duncan and a couple of poorer holes were eliminated by a majority of good ones. Well done.

The best score of the day, by a distance, was that of Gordon Leith. Out in one over par, with a five handicap, he would come home in a superb 32 strokes and would secure the Crawford by virtue of a birdie at the 18th. There are always strange stories in sport, and, the Crawford Bogey has thrown up a winner in the shape of Gordon. Strange? Well he was actually the runner up last year and has now captured the trophy this year. Perhaps he will do the same with the Championship?   
 
Cheers

George Deveney
M & H Convenor
tele 078 333 92663


Player

£

 

Player

£

Alex Roy

232

 

Peter Gallagher

40

Pat McLaughlin

116

 

Scott Hunter

40

Mark McCaig

113

 

David Heron

39

Craig Thomson

107

 

Davie Docherty

38

Gordon Leith

92

 

Alistair Campbell

37

Brian Stevenson

90

 

Graham McIntyre

37

Andy Brands

84

 

Sam MacNeill

37

Roger Sykes

82

 

Gordon Macquat

34

DJ McKirdy

77

 

Ian McDermid

34

Steven Cameron (1)

76

 

Cameron McLellan

33

John Gunn

75

 

Jim Kerr

33

Alan Currie

74

 

Dennis McKelvie

32

Alan Moore

74

 

Kenny Piper

32

Andy Jamieson

72

 

Bill McCorkell

31

Robert McLeod

71

 

Jim Logue

31

Mark Scanlan

66

 

Albert Finch

30

Pat Tinney

64

 

Colin McDowall

30

Craig Brown

63

 

George Boyd

30

David Casement

62

 

Ian Doak

30

Duncan Gracie

60

 

Scott Dunlop

30

Joe Ball

60

 

Willie Kemp

30

Duncan Cameron

58

 

Matt Stewart

28

Hughie Lyden

58

 

David Williams

27

Joe Mitchell

58

 

Jason Gillespie

27

John Ruddy

58

 

Laurence Deveney

27

Robert Johnstone

56

 

Stephen Mullan

27

Daniel Fitzpatrick

55

 

Stephen Wilkie

27

Murdie Carmichael

55

 

Dave Terrey

26

Peter Harley

53

 

Gordon McFarlane

26

Bob Hughes

52

 

John Houston

26

Donny Livingstone

51

 

Chris Docherty

25

Graeme McLellan

51

 

Gary Robertson

25

David Keenan

50

 

Graham Knox

25

Jim Orr

50

 

Hugh McLellan

25

Jamie Gallagher

48

 

Mark Taylor

25

Ross McWilliams

48

 

Steven Orr

25

Jim Long

45

 

Brian McCracken

23

Alex Jasper

44

 

Iain Jones

23

George Anderson

42

 

John McEleny

23

Bill Jamieson

40

 

David MacFarlane

22

Mark Cannon

40

 

Ian Wright

22

Mike Morrod

40

 

Alan Young

21

Paul McAulay

40

 

Alex McGregor

21

Peter Dolan

40

 

John Ellis

21

Player

£

 

Player

£

Raymond Barr

21

 

Alan Kinniburgh

10

Robert Wilkie

21

 

Alistair Roy

10

Steven McCafferty

21

 

Derek Leitch

10

Stuart Barr

21

 

Duncan Anderson

10

Charlie Marner

20

 

Jim Fleming

10

David Mitchell

20

 

Paul McFarlane

10

Jim Kerrigan

20

 

Robbie Wilkie

10

Fraser Gray

19

 

Ross Ballantyne

10

Duncan Maitland

18

 

Stephen Mullan

10

Mark McDaid

18

 

Gareth Caldwell

9

David Carney

17

 

William Crawford

8

Don Shields

17

 

Alan Rodgers

5

Jim McNeil

17

 

Crawford Rae

5

Jim Sutherland

17

 

Daniel Maloney

5

Lawrie Wilson

17

 

JH Duncan

5

Steven Gordon

17

 

Jim Duncan

5

Davie Houston

16

 

Kenny Gilmour

5

Dugald Carmichael

16

 

Owen Gallagher

5

Alan Wylie

15

 

William Bell

5

Jim Mitchell

15

 

Andy White

3

John McDougall

15

 

Eddie Ptolomey

3

Pat Gallagher

15

 

Frank Bethel

3

Paul Mitchell

15

 

Graham Hunter

3

Robert Leith

15

 

Jimmy McAulay

3

Steven Watt

15

 

Kevin Murphy

3

Adam Brown

14

 

Mick O’Brien

3

Archie Wohlgemuth

14

 

Neil Delussey

3

Mark James

14

 

Rab Murphy

3

James Glover

13

 

Steven Cameron (2)

3

Jeff Mitchell

13

 

Steven Lapsley

3

Simon Middleton

13

 

 

 

Donald Petrie

12

 

 

 

George Deveney

12

 

 

 

Gerry Donnachie

12

 

 

 

Kenny Parker

12

 

 

 

Larry Taylor

12

 

 

 

Peter Sweeney

12

 

 

 

Stan Austin

12

 

 

 

Stewart Reid

12

 

 

 

Stuart Gallacher

12

 

 

 

John Burns

11

 

 

 

Steven McDowall

11

 

 

 

Raymond Barr

21

 

 

 

Robert Wilkie

21

 

 

 

 

April 28

Competition: The Crawford Bogey

CSS:  69

Entries inc juniors:  160

 

Section 1
(0 to 9)

Player

Gross

H/Cap

Net

£’s

Scratch

Bogey Comp – No Scratch Prize

 

 

 

 

 

Scores per Hole

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st

Gordon Leith

68

5

+4

36

 

Scores per Hole

5,3,3  5,6,4  3,3,4   =  36   3,4,4  3,4,3  3,5,3   =  32

2nd

Duncan Maitland

 

 

+2

18

3rd

Stephen Cameron (1)

 

 

+2

18

 

 

 

 

 

 

Section 2
(10 to 15)

Player

Gross

H/Cap

Net

£’s

1st

Joe Mitchell

81

11

+3

40

 

Scores per Hole

4,4,7  6,5,4  4,4,4  =  42    3,4,5  3,7,5  3,4,5   =  39

2nd

Bob Hughes

 

 

+3

40

3rd

Kenny Piper

 

 

+2

20

 

 

 

 

 

 

Section 3
(16 to 28)

Player

Gross

H/Cap

Net

£’s

1st

Chris Docherty

85

17

+1

25

 

Scores per Hole

5,5,3  8,4,6  3,5,6   =  46    5,4,4  4,4,5  4,5,5   =  40

2nd

Peter Harley

 

 

+1

25

3rd

George Anderson

 

 

Level

12

 

2’s Results

£’s Per 2

Winners

Category A (0 to 5)  2 x 2’s required

40

Mark Scanlan

Category B (6 to 9)  excluding 16th

10

Fraser Gray               Mark Cannon
Alan Wylie                 Mark McCaig
Robbie Wilkie

Category C (10 to15)

15

Mike Morrod         Stephen Cameron (1)
John McDougall    Jim Mitchell
Robert McLeod     David Williams

Category D (16 to 28)

12

Alex Jasper            Larry Taylor
Donald Petrie        Alistair Campbell
Roger Sykes

The Crawford Bogey Winner.

 

Gordon Leith

Runner Up

 

Bob Hughes with a better inward half than Joe Mitchell

New Handicaps

 

Euan Cannon = 16.7
Brian McLean = 24

 

 

 

Wednesday Medal 25 April 2012

Really tough conditions yesterday resulted in CSS being a 71. Mark Scanlan was going along at one under until he reached the 13th tee where he then dropped 5 shots in four holes. Ian Doak, using his Winter league weather watching skills, went out in the best of the day and returned to his form of yesteryear with a net 66.

In Section 2, Alan Moore, benefitting from a lesson at the weekend, put together a consistent front nine for a thirty eight. Battling the elements coming home, and being upset at watching Beefy get 2 twos, chipping in on 7 for the second round in a row, was enough to unsettle Alan and he let a chance of a particularly good score slip away. He also dropped 7 shots in his last five holes.

The third section was won by Colin McDowall who seemed to have every number possible on his scorecard. Off 22, a front nine of 44 is respectable, particularly starting 8 then 7! For his next 6 holes he was only one over, with a bogey at four and five other pars.Thirteen over for his back nine would still ensure a handicap cut. Well done.
The twos continue to pay out a good return on investment and George Anderson will be raving about the greens having slotted an excellent putt in on the seventh to half the pot with Joe Ball. 
 
We have had complaints from one of our neighbours regarding balls landing in his garden. He stays in Peile St and his house lies just behind the trees on the lower half of the right hand side of the first fairway, before the mound. In order to respect his complaint and to indicate that we are trying something to stop this situation, we are going to put in an Out of Bounds ditch just short of the trees. This will run parallel to the trees starting at a point to the right of the ladies tee and running up to the mound and will come into the course by a few yards. Obviously this will not physically stop any balls but will hopefully remind members to be aware of our neighbours and make them realign the direction they are facing. There will be no ditch on the upper level.

The balls were probably struck from the upper tee on the first and got carried in, but, in today's health and safety environment, we must make some attempt to correct the problem. A similar initiative has worked well on the second.
 
On another H & S matter, the old notice will be going up on the 8th tee to ask players to wait till the 15th green is clear before teeing off. We would like those coming off 15 to respect the fact the players on 8 have waited and that they make their way quietly to the 16th tee.
It might be an idea to leave the green on the lower level and go to 16 that way.

George Deveney
M & H Convenor
tele 078 333 92663

  • April 25

    Competition: Wednesday Medal – April

    CSS:  71

    Entries inc juniors:  104

    Section 1
    (0 to 9)

    Player

    Gross

    H/Cap

    Net

    £’s

    Scratch

    Mark Scanlan

    72

     

     

    5

     

    Scores per Hole

    4,5,3  4,3,3  5,4,5    =  36    3,3,3  5,5,4  5,4,4  =  36

     

     

     

     

     

     

    1st

    Ian Doak

    75

    9

    66

    20

     

    Scores per Hole

    5,4,4  4,7,3  4,4,4    =  39    3,6,4  3,4,4  3,4,5  =  36  

    2nd

    Mark Scanlan

    72

    5

    67

    11

    3rd

    Gordon Leith

    74

    5

    69

    8

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Section 2
    (10 to 15)

    Player

    Gross

    H/Cap

    Net

    £’s

    1st

    Alan Moore

    81

    11

    70

    26

     

    Scores per Hole

    4,4,3  5,5,5  3,5,4   =  38    4,5,5  3,6,5  4,6,5  =  43

    2nd

    Jim Long

    82

    11

    71

    15

    3rd

    David Docherty

    83

    11

    72

    10

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Section 3
    (16 to 28)

    Player

    Gross

    H/Cap

    Net

    £’s

    1st

    Colin McDowall

    90

    22

    68

    30

     

    Scores per Hole

    8,7,3  5,5,4  3,4,5    =  44   5,5,6  4,7,6  3,5,5  =  46

    2nd

    Pat Gallagher

    86

    16

    70

    15

    3rd

    Joe Ball

    90

    20

    70

    15

    2’s Results

    £’s Per 2

    Winners

    Category A (0 to 5)  2 x 2’s required

    12

    No Winner - £12 rollover to Saturday April 28

    Category B (6 to 9)  excluding 16th

    9

    Alan Currie with two
    Fraser Gray

    Category C (10 to15)

    17

    Robert Johnstone
    Jim McNeil
    Jim Sutherland

     Category D (16 to 28)

    30

    Joe Ball
    George Anderson

    Disqualified for (a) not signing in / (b) Not returning a card

     

     

  •  

  • With the first trophy of the year being up for grabs and, with it being a Greensomes competition, there were a number of interesting partnerships being founded. Iain Jones and Stu Alexander, our Blue Knights, will feel particularly aggrieved at their finish. Like their namesakes, they promised much but failed to deliver anything. After 17 holes they were only one over par and needed a 5 at the last to to win, as a 6 would have meant they would still be beat on the countback. Jonesy, sponsored by Ovaltine this year, hit a super drive down the middle and,interestingly, when you realise the eventual winner, they put their second shot into top bunker and then Iain fell asleep on the bunker shot and thinned it down the wee course and finally ran up a seven. Stu would have a bit of a Neil Lennon moment in the clubhouse later on. Whilst this was taking place, the sleeping policeman's son, Cameron, shot a scratch 63 over the wee course medal. Well done to Cameron.

  • Featuring highly in Jim Mitchell's weekend was the big Five O. Fittingly, Jimmy, who,strangely was not invited to this week's Scottish fashion awards, and partner (not biblically) Davie Docherty, managed to put 5 Fives on their back nine and would miss out winning the trophy by a single shot and would finish fourth on the countback with a 65. The Seniors tour will benefit from Jimmy's participation.

  • When Roger Sykes was interviewed after his round, the main question centred around how he got on. Psychiatrist Roger seemed to be in a daze and rambled on about stereotypical cases but had never having experienced anything so excessive in all his life and would need to consult the text books. One can only speculate what led to this level of distress. Anyway, his playing partners on the day, Jim Orr and Mike Morrod, went to the turn in three over. Being unused to such dizzy heights, the lack of oxygen would play its part in them throwing away a position of strength. A birdie at the last would secure third place but would also mask a definitive lack of bottle.

  • It would appear that there is some elixir of youth being peddled at the club. Peter Harley and Duncan Gracie made a tremendous attempt to snatch the cup away from every other team, the vast majority being only half their age, at best. They used their handicap well and only a seven up fifteen would prevent an unlikely victory and they would be pipped by less than a single stroke.

  • With a handicap of 1.8, it would take a supreme effort for gardener, Andy Jamieson, and Craig Thomson to hold off the field. However, a one under par front nine would set them up nicely. Seven straight pars would then follow and their names would be engraved on the trophy due their getting an excellent birdie on seventeen. Debatably, they are probably the best team, by handicap, to have won this event, since the combination of JMK and Tommy Forbes in 1959.

    George Deveney
    M & H Convenor
    tele 078 333 92663

 

Competition: The Navy Cup 2012

 

 

Player

Gross

H/Cap

Net

£’s

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st

Andy Jamieson  & Craig Thomson

66

1.8

64.2

50 each

 

Scores per Hole

4,3,3  5,5,3  4,3,4   =  34    3,4,4  3,4,4  3,3,4   =  32

 

 

 

 

 

 

2nd

Duncan Gracie & Peter Harley

85

20

65

25 each

 

Scores per Hole

6,5,4  5,7,5  4,4,6   =  46    3,6,4  2,5,7  3,5,4  =  39

 

 

 

 

 

 

3rd

Mike Morrod  &  Jim Orr

75

10

65

25 each

 

Scores per Hole

4,4,4  4,6,5  3,4,4   =  38    4,5,4  4,4,5  3,5,3   =  37

 

2’s Results

2’s Points

£’s

Roger Sykes  &  Bill Jamieson
Alan Currie  &  Alan Moore

3

          £40 each

 

 

 

Duncan Gracie   &   Peter Harley
Steven Lapsley    &  Jim McAulay
Andy White         &   Graham Hunter
Gordon McFarlane  & Robert Leith
Steven Cameron    &   Jim Kerrigan
Joe Mitchell  &  Steven McCafferty
Andy Brands  &  Simon Middleton
Ian McDermid  &  Mick O’Brien
Eddie Ptolomey   &  John Ruddy

2

           £3 each

 

  • Player A

    Player B

    Front

    Back

    Total

    H/cap

    Net

    Twos

    Points

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Andy Jamieson

    Craig Thomson

    34

    32

    66

    1.8

    64.2

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Duncan Gracie

    Peter Harley

    46

    39

    85

    20

    65

    13

    2

    Mike Morrod

    Jim Orr

    38

    37

    75

    10

    65

     

     

    Davie Docherty

    Jim Mitchell

    38

    38

    76

    11

    65

    16

    1

    Iain Jones

    Stuart Alexander

    34

    38

    72

    6.8

    65.2

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Paolo Spella

    Robin Goodall

    39

    37

    76

    10

    66

     

     

    Gordon Parker

    Ronnie Parker

    41

    38

    79

    13

    66

     

     

    Murdo Parker

    Laurie Wilson

    45

    45

    90

    23.8

    66.2

     

     

    Mark Taylor

    Alistair Campbell

    45

    40

    85

    18.2

    66.8

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    George Boyd

    Mark Cannon

    38

    43

    81

    13.6

    67.4

     

     

    Steven Lapsley

    Jimmy McAulay

    37

    37

    74

    6.6

    67.4

    3

    2

    David Carney

    Steven Orr

    39

    38

    77

    8.4

    67.6

     

     

    Andy White

    Graham Hunter

    44

    36

    80

    12.4

    67.6

    3

    2

    Stuart Gallacher

    Kenny Piper

    40

    36

    76

    8.2

    67.8

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    John Gunn

    Graham Knox

    38

    39

    77

    9

    68

     

     

    John McDougall

    Dugald Carmichael

    47

    36

    83

    14.6

    68.4

     

     

    Paul McAulay

    Graeme McLellan

    38

    34

    72

    3.6

    68.4

     

     

    Jim Duncan

    Alan Rodgers

    37

    44

    81

    12.4

    68.6

     

     

  • Stevie Cameron

    Jim Kerrigan

    44

    42

    86

    17

    69

    10

    2

    Jim Gallagher

    Jim Docherty

    40

    42

    82

    13

    69

    16

    1

    John McEleny

    Brian Stevenson

    42

    38

    80

    11.8

    69.2

     

     

    Eddie Ptolomey

    John Ruddy

    45

    40

    85

    15.8

    69.2

    10

    2

    Aan Currie

    Alan Moore

    39

    40

    79

    9.8

    69.2

    7

    3

    Jason Gillespie

    Owen Gallagher

    42

    39

    81

    11.8

    69.2

     

     

    Joe Mitchell

    Stevie McCafferty

    41

    37

    78

    8.6

    69.4

    13

    2

    Alan Young

    Jim Fulton

    40

    38

    78

    8.4

    69.6

     

     

    Andy Brands

    Simon Middleton

    39

    36

    75

    5.4

    69.6

    3

    2

    Richie Pickett

    George Anderson

    44

    37

    81

    11.2

    69.8

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Duncan Anderson

    Scott Hunter

    41

    35

    76

    6

    70

    16

    1

    Ray Morrison

    Ross Ballantyne

    45

    37

    82

    12

    70

     

     

    Davie Heron

    Robert Johnstone

    38

    42

    80

    9.8

    70.2

     

     

    Stevie Cameron

    Don Shields

    42

    38

    80

    9.8

    70.2

     

     

    Ross McWilliams

    Jamie Gallacher

    44

    39

    83

    12.6

    70.4

     

     

    Pat McLaughlin

    Bill McCorkell

    44

    41

    85

    14.2

    70.8

     

     

    Billy Dixon

    Rab McLaughlin

    42

    42

    84

    13.2

    70.8

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Peter Gallagher

    Calum Gallagher

    38

    39

    77

    5.8

    71.2

    16

    1

    John Burns

    Neil Delussey

    39

    37

    76

    4.8

    71.2

     

     

    Tom Paul

    Duncan Maitland

    40

    43

    83

    11.8

    71.2

     

     

    Ian McDermid

    Mick O’Brien

    41

    41

    82

    10.6

    71.4

    3

    2

    Stuart O’Kane

    Charlie King

    48

    44

    92

    20.4

    71.6

     

     

    David McWilliams

    Gordon Leith

    43

    37

    80

    8.2

    71.8

    16

    1

    Gordon McFarlane

    Robert Leith

    39

    43

    82

    10.2

    71.8

    3

    2

  • James Glover

    Adam Brown

    47

    45

    92

    20.2

    71.8

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Gerry Donnachie

    Tom McLoughlin

    41

    39

    80

    7.8

    72.2

     

     

    William Bell

    Brian McCracken

    44

    41

    85

    12.8

    72.2

     

     

    Jim Long

    William Kemp

    40

    43

    83

    9.2

    72.8

     

     

    Kenny Gilmour

    Garry Bonnar

    45

    41

    86

    13.2

    72.8

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Terry Dillon

    Charlie Marner

    48

    41

    89

    15.8

    73.2

     

     

    George Deveney

    Gordon McTavish

    45

    40

    85

    11.8

    73.2

     

     

    Mark McCaig

    David Reid

    40

    43

    83

    9.6

    73.4

     

     

    Graham McIntyre

    Charlie McDowell

    42

    40

    82

    8.4

    73.6

     

     

    Ian Wright

    Donny Livingstone

    45

    42

    87

    13.4

    73.6

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Bob Hughes

    Kenny Parker

    46

    39

    85

    11.4

    73.6

    16

    1

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Ian Doak

    Davie Robertson

    43

    42

    85

    10.6

    74.4

     

     

    Jim Maxwell

    Danny Maloney

    48

    42

    90

    15.6

    74.4

     

     

    Vinny Hurrell

    Blaine Jamieson

    49

    41

    90

    15.4

    74.6

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Jim Kerr

    Raymond Barr

    42

    43

    85

    10

    75

     

     

    Bob McGill

    Albert Finch

    50

    46

    96

    20.8

    75.2

     

     

    DJ McKirdy

    Frank McCormick

    45

    43

    88

    12.6

    75.4

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Al Livingstone

    Archie Essler

    44

    47

    91

    14.6

    76.4

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Dennis McKelvie

    Jackie Norman

    51

    45

    96

    18.2

    77.8

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Stevie Wilkie

    Pat Gallagher

    45

    49

    94

    16

    78

     

     

    Jeff Mitchell

    Eddie Spence

    45

    45

    90

    11.8

    78.2

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Robert McLeod

    Mark James

    41

    55

    96

    11.4

    84.6

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Bill Jamieson

    Roger Sykes

     

     

     

     

     

    7

    3

    John Stark

    Alex Jasper

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Jim Duncan

    Drew Bryceland

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Rab Murphy

    Frank Bethel

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Kevin Murphy

    Brian Stewart

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Tom McGhie

    Matt Stewart

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  •  

  • Alex Roy certainly knows how to ruin a party! We are probably going to need to wait till mid season now to see another 120 people on a Wednesday.

  • With a number of players really scoring well, the Willow Trophy is sure to be hotly contested right up till the last week. Quite probably the best score of the day came from Duncan Gracie with an 86 (he is really not far off that in age). Gordon Macquat, Alex Roy, Robert McLeod and Dvid Casement all made significant inroads in their handicaps.
    Please be aware that this Saturday's competition is the Navy Cup and you require a partner. There still seems to be some times available.

    George Deveney
    M & H Convenor
    tele 078 333 92663

April 18

Competition: Willow Trophy – April

CSS:  69

Entries inc juniors:  120

 

Section 1
(0 to 9)

Player

Gross

H/Cap

Net

£’s

Scratch

Alex Roy

69

 

 

5

 

Scores per Hole

3,4,3  3,5,4  3,5,5   =  35    2,5,4  3,6,5  2,4,3  =  34

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st

David Casement

71

6

65

17

 

Scores per Hole

4,4,4  4,7,4  2,4,4   =  37    3,5,3  3,5,4  3,4,4  =  34  

2nd

Steven Gordon

70

5

   65

17

3rd

Alex Roy

69

4

65

17

 

 

 

 

 

 

Section 2
(10 to 15)

Player

Gross

H/Cap

Net

£’s

1st

Gordon Macquat

78

13

65

22

 

Scores per Hole

4,6,4  5,5,5  3,3,6   =  41    4,5,4  3,4,5  3,5,4  =  37

2nd

Robert McLeod

79

14

65

22

3rd

Steve McDowall

82

14

68

11

 

 

 

 

 

 

Section 3
(16 to 28)

Player

Gross

H/Cap

Net

£’s

1st

Duncan Gracie

86

19

67

32

 

Scores per Hole

6,5,3  5,6,4  5,5,5   =  44   4,5,5  5,5,5  3,5,5   =  42

2nd

Hugh Lyden

85

16

69

16

3rd

Dugald Carmichael

86

17

69

16

 

2’s Results

£’s Per 2

Winners

Category A (0 to 5)  2 x 2’s required

200

Alex Roy with 2s at 10 and 16

Category B (6 to 9)  excluding 16th

8

Jim Orr
David Casement
Alan Currie
Steven Orr

Category C (10 to15)

55

Duncan Cameron

 Category D (16 to 28)

32

Pat McLaughlin
Alex Jasper

Disqualified for (a) not signing in / (b) Not returning a card

 

 

 

Saturday 14 April 2012 - October 2011 Medal

With the course back to its usual length we would have expected the scores to rise, and so they did. Even with every low man playing (surely not chasing a rollover?), the best scratch score was a 71. Murdie and Cammy will both regret bogeying eighteen and allow Craig Thomson's birdie at this hole to take the fiver.

The highlight stroke in this section will be Stephen Cameron's two at the second, followed by an eight at the third! He put all this aside and managed a net 69.Mark McCaig continues a good run of form with a net 68. The winner of the section medal was Graham McIntyre. Graham dropped 5 shots of his nine handicap in the first three holes but settled down to a great run of golf.

Section three witnessed old stagers Duncan Gracie and Pat McLaughlin showing the younger players how to negotiate tricky conditions as the came in with net 68s. Roger Sykes and Brian Stevenson vied for first place with their net 67s and only 0.5 of a shot (whatever that looks like?) allowed Brian to take the medal and qualify for the Kinnaird later in the year.

Gross scores of 80, 80 and 82 were really good on the day for John Ellis, David Bruce and Donny Livingstone, all of which resulted in net 69s.

With it being a qualifier for a Scottish Hydro event, DJ McKirdy blew everyone away with his second good score of the season. Following on from last Saturday, where he threw away a great front nine and just held on, DJ went to the turn in 43, which included a seven at 8. A great back nine of 35 for a twelve handicapper secured DJ the medal and also a place at Westerwood GC in a couple of weeks. To celebrate, DJ has asked Jimmy McAulay if he would like to sell him his huge stockpile of jelly and ice cream as he will not need it!
 
Renfrewshire Golf Union have 6 fourballs available for Mall Hall. These fourballs will cost £120 and there will be a draw for what looks like a good deal for these. If you wish to be included in the ballot for them please send your name to ian.storie@ntlworld.com
 
Regards


George Deveney
M & H Convenor
tele 078 333 92663

April 14

Competition: October 2011 Medal & Qualifier

CSS:  69

Entries inc juniors:  160

 

Section 1
(0 to 9)

Player

Gross

H/Cap

Net

£’s

Scratch

Craig Thomson

71

 

 

5

 

Scores per Hole

5,5,3  4,4,4  4,4,4   =  37    3,5,4  2,4,6  3,4,3  =  34

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st

Graham McIntyre

76

9

67

37

 

Scores per Hole

5,7,4  4,4,5  4,3,5  =  41    3,4,4  3,4,5  4,4,4  =  35  

2nd

Mark McCaig

74

6

68

19

3rd

Cameron McLellan

71

3

68

19

 

 

 

 

 

 

Section 2
(10 to 15)

Player

Gross

H/Cap

Net

£’s

1st

DJ McKirdy

78

12

66

42

 

Scores per Hole

5,5,4  5,4,5  4,4,7  =  43    4,4,4  4,3,5  3,4,4  =  35

2nd

Donny Livingstone

82

13

69

21

3rd

John Ellis

80

11

69

21

 

 

 

 

 

 

Section 3
(16 to 28)

Player

Gross

H/Cap

Net

£’s

1st

Brian Stevenson

84

17

67

30

 

Scores per Hole

6,4,6  6,5,4  2,5,6   =  44   5,4,4  3,4,5  4,4,7  =  40

2nd

Roger Sykes

87

20

67

30

3rd

Pat McLaughlin

95

27

68

14

 

2’s Results

£’s Per 2

Winners

Category A (0 to 5)  2 x 2’s required

26

No Winner – Rollover of £170 to Wednesday April 18

Category B (6 to 9)  excluding 16th

26

Andy Brands
Stephen Cameron (1) with a two at the 2nd.

Category C (10 to15)

12

George Deveney            Stewart Reid
Charlie Marner            Jim Kerr
Laurence Deveney        Robert McLeod
Ian Wright

 Category D (16 to 28)

14

Pat McLaughlin              Peter Dolan
Matt Stewart                   Brian Stevenson
Adam Brown

Disqualified for (a) not signing in / (b) Not returning a card

 

(b) – Gordon McFarlane   Andy Gunn
Alan Kinniburgh

Scottish Hydro Qualifier

 

DJ McKirdy

New Handicap for

 

Brian McLean (24)

 

Wed Sweep - 11 April 2012

April 11

Competition: Wednesday Sweepstake of April 11

CSS:  69

Entries inc juniors:  106

 

Section 1
(0 to 9)

Player

Gross

H/Cap

Net

£’s

Scratch

David MacFarlane

67

 

 

5

 

Scores per Hole

4,5,3  4,5,3  3,4,3   =  34    3,4,3  4,4,5  3,4,3  =  33

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st

David Casement

72

7

65

20

 

Scores per Hole

4,4,4  4,5,3  3,4,5   =  36    3,4,5  2,5,5  3,4,5  =  36  

2nd

David MacFarlane

67

1

66

12

3rd

John Burns

72

4

68

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

Section 2
(10 to 15)

Player

Gross

H/Cap

Net

£’s

1st

Scott Dunlop

80

14

66

30

 

Scores per Hole

5,6,3  6,6,4  3,6,6  =  45    3,4,3  3,6,5  3,4,4  =  35

2nd

Laurence Deveney

81

14

67

15

3rd

Joe Mitchell

79

12

67

15

 

 

 

 

 

 

Section 3
(16 to 28)

Player

Gross

H/Cap

Net

£’s

1st

Lawrie Wilson

96

28

68

17

 

Scores per Hole

5,5,4  6,9,6  5,6,6   =  52   4,6,6  4,4,6  3,6,5  =  44

2nd

Stephen Wilkie

84

16

68

17

3rd

Jim Kerrigan

95

27

68

17

 

2’s Results

£’s Per 2

Winners

Category A (0 to 5)  2 x 2’s required

12

No Winner – Rollover of £154 to Saturday April 14

Category B (6 to 9)  excluding 16th

17

Jim Orr
David Casement

Category C (10 to15)

12

Donny Livingstone
David Williams
Bob Hughes
Kenny Parker
Gordon Macquat at the 6th

 Category D (16 to 28)

25

Pat McLaughlin
Gary Robertson

Disqualified for not signing in / Not returning a card

 

 

 

Saturday Sweep - 7 April 2012

When you start with a bogey and your handicap is one, its a long way back. Craig Thomson, who was probably rushing to see the lunchtime footie, did so on Saturday and then went to the turn still one over. A superb back nine of two under par meant that he returned a scratch 67, which is incredible for this time of the year and was actually the third best round of the whole of last season.

Taking a double bogey up fifteen was the only real blemish from Peter Gallagher on his way to a gross 73, net 65, to win the section. Craig Thomson was an unlucky runner up and Craig Brown, who continues his great form from last year with a 73 was third. It has transpired that Peter's win is tainted, due to him using a driver and putter which he has not actually paid for. He also owes Kevin for a Mars bar he bought in early February.

Section 2 was a real tight affair. After a fruitful Winter League, the Lord of the Splash, used his 13 handicap to good effect to return a net 68. Pat Tinney,whose handicap has drifted up to 11 after reaching section one a couple of years ago, has returned to form with an 80.

However, the winner of the section was DJ, who was an excellent level par for his first 7 holes and managed to use up all his 12 handicap over the next 11 holes to just hold on. Phew!

The big debate over Masters weekend was clearly "Who is the longer? Bubba or Dennis?". Well, there is only one answer to this. Dennis put together a terrific front nine of five over and, like DJ, was eleven over for his back nine to return a great net 65, which blew away the ever improving Sammy Macneill and James Glover.

George Deveney
M & H Convenor
tele 078 333 92663

April 7

Competition: Saturday Sweepstake of April 7

CSS:  70

Entries inc juniors:  146

 

Section 1
(0 to 9)

Player

Gross

H/Cap

Net

£’s

Scratch

Craig Thomson

67

 

 

5

 

Scores per Hole

5,4,3  4,5,3  3,4,5   =  36    3,4,4  2,4,4  3,3,4   =  31

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st

Peter Gallagher

73

8

65

40

 

Scores per Hole

5,4,3  3,4,5  3,4,4   =  36    3,5,4  3,4,6  4,4,4   =  37  

2nd

Craig Thomson

67

1

66

23

3rd

Craig Brown

73

6

67

15

 

 

 

 

 

 

Section 2
(10 to 15)

Player

Gross

H/Cap

Net

£’s

1st

Donald J McKirdy

80

12

68

35

 

Scores per Hole

4,3,4  5,5,3  3,5,5  =  37    4,5,5  4,6,6  3,5,5   =  43

2nd

Pat Tinney

80

11

69

18

3rd

Mark McDaid

82

13

69

18

 

 

 

 

 

 

Section 3
(16 to 28)

Player

Gross

H/Cap

Net

£’s

1st

Dennis McKelvie

82

17

65

32

 

Scores per Hole

4,5,3  4,6,3  4,5,5  =  39   4,5,5  5,5,6  4,4,6  =  43

2nd

Sam Macneill

89

23

66

18

3rd

James Glover

85

18

67

13

 

2’s Results

£’s Per 2

Winners

Category A (0 to 5)  2 x 2’s required

30

No Winner – Rollover of £142 to Wednesday April 11

Category B (6 to 9)  excluding 16th

9

Scott Hunter with two
Stephen McCafferty with two
John McEleny          Paul McAulay

Category C (10 to15)

23

Gordon McFarlane 
David Docherty
Brian McCracken

 Category D (16 to 28)

30

Hugh Lyden
Albert Finch

Disqualified for not signing in / Not returning a card

 

Jim Gallagher   Donald Petrie  /  Bill McCorkell

 

Wednesday Sweepstake

Excellent start to the season from Mark McCaig, Peter Dolan and David Mitchell in what were really cold conditions. Highlight of the day was John Ruddy's hole in one at the 7th. Congratulations!

There were a number of players who were disqualified on the first day due to them forgetting to sign in. Please be aware that you must do so in order to register the fact that you have put your handicap 'up for grabs' if you like.

You cannot take part in the competition without this crucial piece of admin and, therefore, you should not be on the medal tees playing. It is no use asking Kevin to verify that you did pay as that is irrelevant. You must have your name down on the sheet prior to play.

Members will note that there is a small letter "c" beside their names on the handicap list. This is a new innovation from CONGU to indicate that the player in question has a competitive handicap and it has not lapsed. 
Cheers

George Deveney
M & H Convenor
tele 078 333 92663

April 4

Competition: Wednesday Sweepstake of April 4

CSS:  69

Entries inc juniors:  88

 

Section 1
(0 to 9)

Player

Gross

H/Cap

Net

£’s

Scratch

Mark McCaig

72

 

 

5

 

Scores per Hole

4,4,2  4,5,4  3,5,5   =  36    3,5,4  3,4,5  3,4,5   =  36

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st

Mark McCaig

72

7

65

15

 

Scores per Hole

4,4,2  4,5,4  3,5,5   =  36    3,5,4  3,4,5  3,4,5   =  36  

2nd

Gareth Caldwell

73

5

68

9

3rd

Stephen Mullan

73

4

69

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

Section 2
(10 to 15)

Player

Gross

H/Cap

Net

£’s

1st

David Mitchell

79

15

64

20

 

Scores per Hole

5,4,4  5,5,4  4,5,4  =  40    3,4,4  5,5,5  3,5,5  =  39

2nd

Iain Jones

77

11

66

12

3rd

David Houston

78

11

67

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

Section 3
(16 to 28)

Player

Gross

H/Cap

Net

£’s

1st

Peter Dolan

83

17

66

26

 

Scores per Hole

5,3,4  6,4,5  4,5,5   =  41   5,5,5  4,6,5  3,5,4 =  42

2nd

Jason Gillespie

91

24

67

15

3rd

Sam Macneill

91

23

68

11

 

2’s Results

£’s Per 2

Winners

Category A (0 to 5)  2 x 2’s required

12

No Winner – Rollover of £112 to Saturday April 7

Category B (6 to 9)  excluding 16th

40

Mark McCaig – Includes rollover from 2011

Category C (10 to15)

8

Donny Livingstone   Robert McLeod    Iain Jones
William Crawford      David Houston

 Category D (16 to 28)

25

Hugh McLellan          John Ruddy

HOLE IN ONE

25

John Ruddy @ 7th

Disqualified for not signing in

 

Alex McGregor,  Robbie Wilkie, Mark Wilkinson,
Mick Little,  Charlie Marner

 

Texas Scramble 31 March 2012

Gents, the weekend saw the last of our friendly team sweepstakes and it brought in the real golfing season with a bang. A Texas scramble will generally throw up some low scoring and this was no exception. After all the front nines were analysed, the team of Mark Scanlan, Steven Mullan, Paul McAulay and Robbie Wilkie were in the lead with a tremendous score of 28.

This lot were at a huge advantage over the other contenders in that they could actually climb on board the new seat at the tenth tee and have a wee rest. Kenny Roy and Alan Young needed to call a couple of games through there as they got stranded on top of the bench!

Anyway, a huge well done to Mike Morrod for his time and effort in manufacturing all these welcomed pieces of on-course furniture over the Winter.

The leaders, who would struggle home in a poor one under, were followed by three groups who had shot more than creditable 29s.

After 12 holes there were still four teams with only a shot between them. Archie Wohlgemuth, John Houston, Dave Terrey and Cameron McLellan were living off their two at the sixth hole, but their challenge would eventually wither. Eventually, three birdies in the last six holes would catapult Matt Stewart, Mark James, John McEleny and Robert McLeod into what seemed a winning score of net 49.2.

However, with an astonishing seven straight birdies to complete their round, the team of Challenge Cup winner Craig Brown, Jamie Gallagher, Championship runner up Gordon Leith and long hitting Ross McWilliams, probably broke our record score for a Scramble by returning an incredible net 48.8. It might be worth a try to see how you could manage to beat that score, even giving yourself all those missed putts! 

Can I also point out that there is no relief for a ball coming to rest in or around the tree stumps around the course which are a result of cut down trees.

George Deveney
M & H Convenor
tele 078 333 92663

Texas Scramble 31 March 2012

Player A

Player B

Player C

Player D

Front 9

Back 8

Total

Net

2s

C Brown

R McWilliams

J Gallagher

G Leith

29

26

55

48.8

3,7,13,16

R McLeod

M Stewart

J McEleny

M James

29

30

59

49.2

13,  16

D Carney

J Gillespie

S Orr

R Leith

31

29

60

51.8

3,  13

J Maxwell

D Maloney

J Mitchell

D Docherty

30

31

61

52

3

K Murphy

R Murphy

D Cameron

F Bethel

31

32

63

53.7

3,  10

D Livingstone

M Wilkinson

I Wright

A Kinniburgh

32

32

64

53.7

3

D Petrie

L Wilson

M Parker

J Ball

34

36

70

54.5

3

I Jones

J Burns

N Delussey

J Mitchell

31

29

60

54.5

3,  10

B Stevenson

A Brands

G McLellan

P Tinney

31

30

61

55.2

3,  16

J Houston

A Wohlgemuth

D Terrey

C McLellan

29

31

60

55.2

6,  10

J Gunn

A Campbell

D Bruce

G Knox

32

31

63

55.2

3

S Gordon

T McLoughlin

E Spence

S Alexander

30

31

61

55.3

16

J Gallagher

J Docherty

C King

 

34

33

67

55.8

 

M McCaig

P Gallagher

J Orr

A Jasper

30

32

62

55.8

3

F McCormick

C Love

A Livingstone

A Essler

33

32

65

56

 

J Glover

A Simpson

A Brown

 

33

36

69

56

3

R Pickett

V Hurrell

B Jamieson

I Jamieson

31

33

64

56.2

3,  16

A Moore

G McTavish

M O’Neill

 

34

33

67

56.4

3

D Heron

P Mitchell

S Watt

R Johnstone

31

31

62

56.7

16

G Deveney

J Glen

M Morrod

J McQuillan

34

30

64

56.7

16

A Jamieson

M O’Brien

J Ruddy

W Bell

31

34

65

56.8

16

S Mullan

M Scanlan

R Wilkie

P McAulay

28

32

60

56.8

3

DJ McKirdy

J Stark

J Duncan

A Rodgers

34

31

65

57

16

M Cannon

R Parker

G Parker

J Long

33

31

64

57

 

R Barr

J Kerr

S Barr

A Young

32

32

64

57.2

3

J Norman

D McKelvie

P Harley

D Gracie

36

35

71

57.2

10

H Lyden

S Gallacher

K Piper

F Gray

34

30

64

57.3

13

Ali Roy

K Roy

Alex Roy

R Ballantyne

30

31

61

57.3

3

I McDermid

J Logue

P McLaughlin

W McCorkell

32

33

65

57.3

3

R McLaughlin

A Gunn

W Dixon

S McDowall

33

34

67

58

 

D Robertson

J Fleming

D Leitch

I Doak

36

33

69

60

 

A Wylie

D Bryceland

B McGill

JH Duncan

36

33

69

61.7

 

K Gilmour

C Marner

R Campbell

B Hossack

39

33

72

62.3

 

C McDowell

M Bonnar

R Morrison

G McIntyre

DID

NOT

SIGN

IN

 

 

Sweepstake

Players

Score

H/Cap

Net

Sweep £’s each

1st

C Brown  R McWilliams  Jamie Gallagher  G Leith

55

6.2

48.8

24

2nd

R McLeod    M James      M Stewart    J McEleny

59

9.8

49.2

14

3rd

D Carney      S Orr      J Gillespie      R Leith

60

8.2

51.8

9

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

 

Tot

4

3

2

4

4

3

2

3

4

3

4

3

2

3

3

2

3

3

26

60

 

TWOs

Players

Twos @

Points

Sweep £’s each

1st

C Brown  R McWilliams  Jamie Gallagher  G Leith

3  7  13  16 

8

24

2nd

A Wohlgemuth  D Terrey  C McLellan  J Houston

6  &  10

7

14

3rd equal

D Carney      S Orr      J Gillespie      R Leith

3  &  13

4

3

3rd equal

J Burns         I Jones    N Delussey     Jeff Mitchell

3  &  10

4

3

3rd equal

D Cameron   R Murphy   K Murphy   F Bethel

3  &  10

4

3

 

Team Strokeplay 24 March 2012

The most important thing from this note is that the closing date for entry into the Challenge Cup and Captains Foursomes is Sunday April 1. If you absolutely cannot manage to get to the club and enter then please just let me know and I will do so for you.

I only have one place left in the Rest of the World team for the Winter League Masters. I know that all the other teams are full, so this will be your last chance to secure a slot in a great day. First come, first served!

What a weekend, insomuch as the turnout for Saturday's competition. A consistent set of players were required in order to have a chance considering a tough format and it was interesting to see the winning score being as predicted. Even the better handicapped golfers struggled with the pressure, and, coming in on third place was the team of Scott Hunter, Duncan Anderson, Andy Jamieson and Simon Middleton. This format dictates that it is best if all four players are involved in the hole, so it was a huge blunder when Simon absolutely tried to knock the skin off his ball on the eighth tee and put it into Grieve Road. He really should stop using those balls with Scotty Broon's face on them! The other 3 amigos, whose handicaps add up to about 14, then took the highest score of the day at any hole, with a 17! They dragged themselves back into contention by being the only team to have any nine in double figures, the highlight being an 8 at the eleventh hole. Eventually they would miss out by one stroke. Rumour has it that Simon has dropped all three for next year.

Joint runners up were Paul McAulay, Steven Mullan, Robert Wilkie and Alex McGregor. These guys will be disappointed to have leaked shots at 16 and 18 to be deprived of outright first place.
The other winning team,of Pat McLaughlin, Jim Logue, Ian McDermid and Bill McCorkell, have probably racked up more than three times as many years as their main challengers, but still showed that they had the bottle (at least one, maybe) to hold their nerve on the greens and get some welcomed revenue to supplement their pensions. Well done to them! 

On another matter altogether, I must apologise to one of our members and also show how a person can jump the gun and react too soon. On Saturday January 14, having played my golf in terrible conditions, I left my waterproofs beside my locker whilst I had a couple of beers. On returning to the locker room, the waterproofs were missing in action. There was not an area of the clubhouse I did not scour, unsuccessfully, in order to find the much needed apparel. So, for the next 11 weeks, in horrible and damp and cold weather, I went out on the course and got drookit. 

However, having absolutely berated the unknown culprit and called into question his character on many, many occasions over the next couple of months, lo and behold, last Wednesday, after almost 11 weeks and now that the good weather has kicked in, the said waterproofs turned up right beside my locker door. A wee bit worse for the wear, but, back home, where they belonged. So, I apologise, wholeheartedly, to the person who took them, whom I have called every sort of name under the sun and accused him of many terrible things.

Finally, would anyone be interested in a brand spanking new set of waterproofs,ordered from the internet, which arrived on the Thursday just before the return of my old ones?

George Deveney
M & H Convenor
tele 078 333 92663

 

Player A

Player B

Player C

Player D

Front 9

Back 8

Total

Twos

Points

P McAulay

R Wilkie

A McGregor

S Mullan

102

100

202

3

2

I McDermid

J Logue

W McCorkell

P McLaughlin

102

100

202

16

1

D Anderson

A Jamieson

S Hunter

S Middleton

107

96

203

 

 

S Austin

C McLellan

J Houston

D Terrey

104

101

205

13

2

J Kerr

R Barr

A Young

S Barr

104

102

206

3,3,16,16

6

G Deveney

M McCaig

J Orr

P Gallagher

103

104

207

 

 

I Jones

J Burns

T McLoughlin

J Mitchell

106

102

208

3,10

4

B Stevenson

P Tinney

A Brands

G McLellan

105

104

209

3,3,16,16

6

Alex Roy

Ali Roy

P McFarlane

R Ballantyne

101

108

209

3,7

5

O Gallagher

C Marner

K Gilmour

G Greenan

108

101

209

3,  16

3

M O’Brien

B Jamieson

R Pickett

V Hurrell

105

106

211

3

2

D Carney

S Orr

G McFarlane

J Gillespie

104

108

212

3

2

S Lapsley

M McDaid

J McAulay

B Tait

108

106

214

3, 13

4

B Hughes

S Cameron

J Kerrigan

K Parker

110

105

215

 

 

H Lyden

G Donnachie

S Gallacher

K Piper

107

108

215

 

 

J Fleming

D Leitch

I Doak

D Robertson

102

113

215

13

2

D Docherty

J Mitchell

D Maloney

J Maxwell

113

102

215

16

1

M Cannon

J Long

M O’Neill

W Kemp

110

105

215

 

 

F Molloy

N McCloy

R Goodall

 

111

107

218

10

2

JH Duncan

D Bryceland

B McGill

A Wylie

116

102

218

16

1

J Duncan

J Stark

J McQuillan

A Rodgers

109

110

219

 

 

C McDowell

H McGarrigle

M Bonnar

G McIntyre

109

110

219

 

 

B Hossack

J Glover

A Brown

 

109

110

119

 

 

G Parker

R Parker

S Crawford

 

108

112

220

 

 

W Bell

E Ptolomey

J Ruddy

B McCracken

120

101

221

 

 

R McLaughlin

W Dixon

A Gunn

J Elliott

113

110

223

 

 

D Gracie

P Harley

J Norman

D McKelvie

118

106

224

 

 

D Heron

R Johnstone

S Watt

R Johnstone

113

112

225

 

 

R Murphy

K Murphy

F Bethel

J McGregor

117

108

225

 

 

L Wilson

J Ball

D Petrie

M Parker

121

106

227

 

 

S Reid

M James

R McLeod

M Stewart

107

120

227

 

 

J Mitchell

S Wilkie

S McCafferty

E Spence

112

116

228

 

 

F McCormick

A Essler

A Livingstone

DJ McKirdy

115

113

228

3,  10

4

A Finch

E Ayana

H Peacock

D Fry

122

121

243

 

 

J Gallagher

L Deveney

R McWilliams

 

 

 

 

 

 

C Rae

M Carmichael

D MacFarlane

 

 

 

 

16

1

J Gallagher

C King

M Wilkinson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sweepstake

Players

Front

Back

Total

Sweep £’s each

1st

J Logue  I McDermid   P McLaughlin  B McCorkell

102

100

202

21

1st

S Mullan    P McAulay    R Wilkie    A McGregor

102

100

202

21

3rd

D Anderson  A Jamieson    S Hunter   S Middleton

107

96

203

10

Winners Card  12,12,9    12,14,13   7,11,12 =   102   11,11,12,  11,10,12   8,13,12  = 100
Winners Card  12,12,8    10,13,13   11,13,10 = 102   11,11,12   11,11,9    10,12,13  = 100
3rd place team 12,12,10  12,14,12     8,17,10  = 107   9,8,13       11,13,9    9,12,12  = 96

Two’s

Players

Sweep £’s each

1st equal with 6 points

J Kerr                 A Young             R Barr       S Barr

21

 

G McLellan         A Brands         P Tinney      B Stevenson

21

3rd with 5

Alex Roy    Ali Roy        P McFarlane       R Ballantyne

10

 

Texas Scramble            March 17, 2012

Super turnout over the weekend. Having completed 3 of the 5 March events its interesting to see a reasonable spread of people picking up winnings (NL not one of them!).

Andy Brands, who has just returned from his boycott of March fixtures, managed to negotiate being left on the 18th tee on his tod to ensure a winning score.

This week's event is a 4 man team where 3 scores count at each hole. Probably one of the toughest formats of the year. The previous twice that we have used this format the winning scores have been 200 and 202. So, that is the target area.

Can I remind everyone that the entry sheets are posted in the locker room for the Challenge Cup and Captain's Foursomes and I intend to make the draws during first week of April.  

George Deveney
M & H Convenor

Player A

Player B

Player C

Player D

Front 9

Back 8

Total

Net

2s

G McLellan

A Brands

P Tinney

B Stevenson

29

31

60

55.6

10, 16

D Heron

P Mitchell

 S Watt

R Johnstone

29

31

60

56.0

3,   16

S Mullan

M Scanlan

P McAulay

S Wilkie

32

28

60

56.2

16

G Deveney

A Jasper

M McCaig

J McQuillan

31

31

62

57.1

16

Alex Roy

Ali Roy

P McFarlane

R Ballantyne

30

30

60

57.2

10,  16

S Cameron

A Jamieson

S Hunter

D Shields

29

32

61

57.4

7,  16

R Wilkie

P Gallagher

J Mitchell

S McCafferty

32

31

63

58.0

3

F Bethel

R Murphy

K Murphy

B Hossack

32

34

66

58.1

3

D Docherty

J Mitchell

D Maloney

J Maxwell

33

32

65

58.2

16

A Essler

M O’Brien

R Pickett

33

34

67

58.6

J Gunn

A Campbell

M Taylor

G Knox

34

32

66

59

7,  13

C McDowell

M Bonnar

R Morrison

G McIntyre

33

31

64

59.1

I Wright

D Livingstone

A Kinniburgh

Jeff Mitchell

34

32

66

59.1

3,  16

G Bell

V Hurrell

I Jamieson

D Anderson

34

33

67

59.5

3

G McFarlane

S Orr

D Carney

J Gillespie

34

32

66

59.6

16

J Glen

J Orr

P Gallagher

M Morrod

35

30

65

59.7

10,   16

A Currie

A Moore

G McTavish

32

35

67

60

3

D MacFarlane

M Carmichael

J Long

D Fitzpatrick

29

33

62

60.2

3

R Hughes

K Parker

J Kerrigan

S Cameron

35

33

68

60.4

J Burns

N Delussey

S Alexander

I Jones

35

29

64

60.7

13

G Bonnar

K Gilmour

G Parker

34

35

69

61

3,   16

I Doak

D Robertson

D Leitch

J Fleming

33

35

68

61.2

7

C Brown

L Deveney

R McWilliams

J Gallagher

32

35

67

61.2

J Kerr

J Fulton

A Young

R Barr

34

31

65

61.4

10

S Austin

J Houston

P Sweeney

D Terrey

35

32

67

61.5

3,   10

W McCorkell

J Logue

P McLaughlin

I McDermid

34

33

67

61.6

F McCormick

S MacDonald

C Love

A Livingstone

35

32

67

61.7

J Glover

T McLoughlin

A Brown

37

35

72

62.1

13

E Ayana

A Irving

W McConn

A Finch

34

35

69

62.1

N McCloy

J Stark

J Duncan

36

34

70

62.4

L Wilson

M Parker

D Petrie

J Ball

37

37

74

62.5

13

JH Duncan

A Wylie

B McGill

D Bryceland

35

33

68

62.5

16

P Harley

D McKelvie

J Norman

D Gracie

37

36

73

62.6

3,   16

R McLeod

T McGhie

S Reid

M Stewart

39

33

72

63

A Gunn

J Elliott

R McLaughlin

B Dixon

34

36

70

63.2

H Lyden

G Donnachie

K Piper

S Gallacher

33

35

68

63.4

J Gallagher

J Docherty

M Wilkinson

C King

35

37

72

63

13

 

  • Sweepstake

    Players

    Score

    H/Cap

    Net

    Sweep £’s each

    1st

    G McLellan      A Brands     B Stevenson  P Tinney

    60

    4.4

    55.6

    25

    2nd

    D Heron      P Mitchell        S Watt      R Johnstone

    60

    4

    56

    15

    3rd

    S Mullan     M Scanlan        P McAulay   S Wilkie

    60

    3.8

    56.2

    10

  • Card of Winners


    1

    2

    3

    4

    5

    6

    7

    8

    9

     

    10

    11

    12

    13

    14

    15

    16

    17

    18

     

    Total

    4

    3

    3

    4

    4

    3

    3

    3

    4

    31

    2

    4

    4

    3

    3

    3

    2

    4

    4

    29

    60

     

    TWOs

    Players

    Twos @

    Points

    Sweep £’s each

    1st

    J Gunn      G Knox      M Taylor     A Campbell

    7  &  13

    5

    25

    2nd

    S Cameron     D Shields     A Jamieson   S Hunter  

    7  &  16

    4

    12

    2nd

    S Austin       D Terrey        P Sweeney     J Houston

    3  &  10

    4

    12