Arran Banner golf – wk 45

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Corrie Golf Club

Saturday November 4, Sweep. Played on a very wet golf course which was just about holding out to the weather. Congratulations to Chris McNeil who recorded his first win on his first competitive outing! 1 C McNeil 82-25=57, 2 D Logan 74-10=64 and scratch.

Monday November 6, Monday Cup. 1 Raymond Burke 58 BIH, 2 Lenny Hartley 58, 3 A MacDonald 59.

Fixtures: Saturday November 11, The Joe MacKenzie Trophy, ballots at 9am and 12.30pm.  Monday November 13, Monday Cup at 12noon. Saturday November 18, Texas Scramble. To celebrate Corrie Golf Club’s 125th anniversary, invited teams will take part in a Texas Scramble. Shotgun start at 1pm followed by a prize giving and buffet at the Corrie Hotel which will fit in nicely with the Scotland vs new Zealand rugby match. There will also be a special ‘thank you’ from the club for their long serving and popular greenkeeper Pablo Moran. All club members and friends are welcome to join in and wish him a happy retirement. Musical instruments are encouraged for those wishing to make a night of it.

Whiting Bay Golf Club

Sunday October 29, Winter Cup round 1. At the third attempt the Winter Cup finally got underway with underfoot conditions still wet but pleasant weather overhead. A total of 11 played and CSS went out to 64, a figure that Stan Rainey comfortably surpassed with a fine nett 61. 1 Stan Rainey 11, 61 and lowest gross, 2 Graeme Crichton 13, 63, 3 Frazer Barr 8, 66. Magic two Jamie McKechnie @16th.

Sunday November 5, vs Corrie GC at Lamlash. WBGC ran out winners by 2 and 1/2 to 1 and 1/2.

Fixtures: Sunday November 12, Winter Cup round 2.

Brodick Golf Club

Saturday November 4, Saturday Cup, Stableford, 13 played, NC. 1 Jimmy Armit 12, 36pts, 2 Bill Donaldson 16, 35pts ACB, 3 Kenny McMillan 13, 35pts, ACB.

Sunday November 5, Sweep, Stableford, seven played, NC. 1 Terry Raeside 10, 35pts, ACB, 2 Bob McCrae 8, 35pts, Bill Donaldson 16, 32pts.

Fixture: Sunday November 12, Brandon qualifier, 9am and 12noon.

Machrie Bay Golf Club

Tuesday October 31, Winter Cup. 1 P Betley 76-9=67, 2 B Sherwood 82-14=68, 3 R Betley 98-28=70.

Saturday November 4, Lochranza Hotel Cup. CSS 65, R/O 1 P Betley 28pts, 2 C Laing 26, 3 B Sherwood 23.

Fixture: Tuesday November 14, Winter Cup at 12noon.

Lamlash Golf Club

Thursday November 2, Yellow Medal, CSS 61, Par 61. 1 Alan Smith 68-11=57, 2 QJ Young 77-14=63.

Fixtures: Sunday November 12, Glenburn Cup. Ballots at 9.30am and noon.

Thursday November 16, Yellow Medal. Ballot at 11am.

Arran Golfers Association

Sunday November 5. The Arran Golfers Association winter league got off to a grand start, with superb conditions and six teams of eight players.

The majority of players complimented the course conditions, despite rain of the past few days. Lamlash, the home team, supplied all the players with a welcome soup and sandwiches. All teams were represented in full except for Shiskine who had a substitute playing to make up the numbers.

First off the block in the shotgun start was Lamlash taking on Shiskine, with Lamlash winning three games and losing one. Whiting Bay vs Corrie result was 2.5 to 1.5 for the Bay. Machrie Bay vs Brodick  result was 3.5 to 0.5 for Brodick.

Fixture: Sunday December 3, Winter League, Whiting Bay, shotgun start at 10am.

Teams requested to arrive by 9.30am as some will have a bit of a walk if the buggies are not available. Whiting Bay, the host club, will be organising the selection of tees for the start. Draw: Whiting Bay vs Brodick, Corrie vs Shiskine and Machrie vs Lamlash.