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Whiting Bay Golf Club

Sunday October 8, The Taylor Trophy. Taking full advantage of the fine autumn conditions, a  select field of  four elite golfers competed for the Taylor, an ornate and prestigious trophy dating from the very earliest days of the club. Scoring was good from both teams with Stan Rainey and David Brookens just pipping John Pennycott and George McKechnie on the final green, although some disquiet at the handicapping system as applied by the clubhouse computer may yet result in this outcome being referred to the court of arbitration for sport. As things stand however the result is as follows: 1 Stan Rainey and David Brookens 11, 58, 2 George McKechnie and John Pennycott 8.8, 59.2. Magic twos, Stan and David at the 17th and George and John at the 17th. This is probably the only occasion in history the entire field has scored twos at the 17th.

Fixtures: Sunday October 15, Hamilton Salver, draw at 10am.

Sunday October 22, Winter Cup, first round, postponed from Sunday October 1.

Lamlash Golf Club

Thursday October 5, Front Nine Medal. 1 A Winship 41-7=34, 2 A Colquoun 40-4=36. Scratch, A Wales 39.

Sunday October 8, Glenburn Cup, CSS 64, Par 64. 1 Andy Smith 78-15=63, 2 Alan Winship 79-14=65. Scratch, I Bremner 77.

End of season results: Summer Cup, best four scores. Winner, Serge El Adm 62,60,62,62, Runner up, Iain Murchie 64,66,60,62.

Jamieson Cup, best two scores. Winner, Alan Smith 71+67=138, BIH. Runner up, Ian Bremner 68+70=138.

Hamilton Bowl. Winner, John O’Sullivan, Runner up, Ian Bremner.

Medal Shield, best two scores. Winner, Mark Wren 69+66=135. Runner up, Andrew Wales 72+71=143.

Fixtures: Sunday October 15, Glenburn Cup, 8.30am, 9.30am and 12.30pm.

Thursday October 19, Back Nine Medal. Make up own games, see starter for times.

Corrie Golf Club

Saturday October 7, Captains Prize. 1 L Hartley 36pts, 2 David Jeffrey 35pts, 3 A Napier 34pts. A very good turnout with Len just edging out David on a wet but playable course. Many thanks to Club Captain Robert Logan for hosting the event and his very generous prizes.

Fixtures: Saturday October 14, Sweep, ballots at 9am and 1pm.

Monday October 16, The Monday Cup will commence. Ballot at noon.

Saturday October 21, The Eddie Rankin Memorial trophy. Open to all Corrie and Machrie members. To be played at Corrie this year with a ballot at 1.30pm.

Machrie Bay Golf Club

Tuesday October 3, Winter Cup. 1 R Woods 85-17=68, 2 W Kelso 79-9=70, 3 B Sherwood 91-14=77.

Saturday October 7, Lochranza Hotel Cup, CSS 65, R/O. 1 P Betley 28pts, 2 C Laing 27pts, 3 R Betley 24pts.

Tuesday October 10, Winter Cup. 1 C Laing 81-18=63, 2 R Woods 86-17=69, BIH, 3 J Pennycott 82-13=69. Magic two from Campbell and he loses three handicap strokes.

Fixtures: Tuesday October 17, Lochranza Hotel Cup at noon.

Saturday October 21, Eddie Rankin Cup.

Tuesday October 24, Winter Cup at noon. Put your name down for the club dinner with secretary David Scott.

Brodick Golf Club

Sunday October 8, Brandon Qualifier, 13 played. NQ, Ewan McKinnon 61-0=61, Douglas Robertson 83-18=65, ACB, Nicol Hume 78-13=65. Scratch, Ewan McKinnon 61.

Fixture: Sunday October 15, Stableford.

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