Two Jamie’s battle for supremacy


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Whiting Bay Golf Club

A lovely June day on Sunday June 3, saw the two Jamie’s, Macpherson and Stewart, contest the final of the  2018 WBGC Championship.

One down after four holes, Jamie Macpherson went on a five hole rampage to go to the turn four up. The back nine saw only two holes change hands to leave Jamie Macpherson four up after 18. He started the afternoon round with three wins in succession to go seven up only for Jamie Stewart to win the next three. Unfortunately he then mis-cued an iron at the 8th leaving him unable to match Jamie Macpherson’s up and down  for a par four.

With nine to play, Jamie Stewart was five down and with a mountain to climb and despite him winning the 12th with a fine birdie three, the match ended with a concession on the 13th green for a comprehensive victory, and his third club championship, to Jamie Macpherson. It’s fair to say that, as with many matches, the contest was closer than the six and five score might suggest but the new champion’s short game, always a strong point with him, was especially good on the day.

Congratulations to the new club champion on his victory and to both finalists on the sporting and friendly manner in which the match was played.  Thanks to the small band of supporters who turned up and to John and Louise in the clubhouse for the catering and refreshments, superb as always. Last but by no means least, grateful thanks to Stewart and James for their hard work over the past few days getting the course, especially the greens, back into shape after the hot dry spell of weather; an amazing turnaround considering the conditions they faced just a week or so ago.

Friday June 1, Ladies Smiddy Brae Stableford. A total of six ladies played in fine conditions. The trophy was kindly donated by Marjorie Brown a few years ago. The winner was Patricia Tait, who continues her good form, with 37pts, 27. The nine hole part of the competition was won by Margaret Auld with 16pts, 11.

Sunday June 3, J C Reid Trophy final. In a closely fought match Paul Robson held off 2104 winner Stan Rainey to win the J C Reid by one hole.

Fixtures: Sunday June 10, Medal. Wednesday June 13, Summer Trophy.  Saturday July 28, Ladies Open. All welcome.

Lamlash Golf Club

Thursday May 31, Summer Cup, CSS 64. 1 Ian Taylor 80-18=62, 2 Iain Murchie 68-5=63 BIH, 3 Willie Currie 72-9=63. Scratch Dougie MacFarlane 65. Magic twos Iain Murchie @4th and 16th, Ian Taylor, Alan Smith, Ian Bremner, Scott Campbell and Paul Jameson, all @16th.

Sunday June 3, Hamilton Bowl, Bogey, CSS 65. 1 Ian Taylor -2, 2 Ian Bremner -3. Scratch Ian Bremner -8.

Ladies Section: Wednesday May 23, Championship round one, 11 played, CSS 66, par 65. 1 June Richardson  94-26=68, 2 Ellie Jones  87-18=69. Scratch, Sheena Murchie 85.

Wednesday May 30, Championship round two, Fleet 3, 11 played, CSS 64, par 65. 1 Sheena Murchie 81-15=66, 2 June Richardson 93, 26. Scratch, Sheena  81.

Fixtures: Saturday June 9, AGA Thomson Cup, semi and final, 1pm and 5pm. Sunday June 10, Fleet Cup, 36 holes, 8.30am and 3pm. Draw for local Thomson Cup. Thursday June 14, Summer Cup. Make up own games, see starter for times.

Shiskine Golf Club

Sunday May 20, CCQ round one, 23 played. 1st Class: 1 B Kelso 82-12=70, BIH, 2 A Kerr 81-11=70, BIH, 3 T Mitchell 76-6=70. Scratch, T Mitchell 76. 2nd Class: 1 B Sherwood 90-15=75, 2 W McNally 98-16=82, 3 C Laing 104-18=86. Magic twos, T Mitchell, P Betley with a hole in one.

Saturday June 2, CCQ round two, 24 played. 1 W McNally 74-16=58, 2 A Stewart 72-12=60, 3 T Gowan 70-8=62, BIH. Scratch, Tom Mitchell was 68. Magic twos, J Faulkner, T Gowan, W Kelso and D Logan.

Sunday June 3, CCQ round three, 24 played. 1 W Kelso 74-10=64, BIH, 2 J McNally 71-7=64, 3 T Gowan 72-7=65 BIH. Scratch, J McNally 71. Magic twos, R Crawford, C Allison, T Gowan, D Markham and B Howie.

Brodick Golf Club

Wednesday May 30, Summer Cup. 27 played, CSS 63. David Hendry 76-13=63, acb, Iain MacDonald 69-6=63, Gordon Hendry 69-5=64. Scratch, Gordon Hendry 69, acb.

Saturday June 2, and Sunday June 3, Arran Open Championship. 114 played, CSS Saturday, Home 64, Visitors 65. Saturday H&V 65. Championship (scratch), Taste of Arran Trophy: 1 Craig Young 62+68=130, 2 Ewan McKinnon 68+68=136, 3 Ross Duncan 70+68=138, 4 Thomas Morrison 68+71=139, 5 Jonathon Davis 71+69=140 ACB. Handicap, Douglas Hotel Trophy: 1 Alan Hunter 60+67=127, 2 Ronald Meldrum 64+64=128 ACB, 3 Jamie MacGregor 64+64=128, 4 Robin Davidson 67+62=129 ACB, 5 Bob McCrae 63+66 129. Bo Wallace Trophy, Bob McCrae.

Fixture: Sunday June 10, Brandon Qualifier, 8.30am and 12noon.

Corrie Golf Club

Saturday May 26, Medal. 1 E McKinnon 60-0=60. 2 I Keen 73-10-63. Scratch E McKinnon.

Wednesday May 30, Wednesday Medal and Magic twos. 1 R Logan 67-6=61 and scratch, 2 A Napier 70-8=62. There was only one two recorded by John Adam @5th which turned out to be the magic one. Well done John.

Fixtures: Saturday June 9, 18 Hole Medal. Ballots at 9am and 2pm. Wednesday June 13, 18 Hole Medal and Magic twos. Ballot at 5pm.

Machrie Bay Golf Club

Saturday June 2, Duncan Sillars and second round of gents Club Championship. 1 Ross Trail 61, 2 John Pennycott 62, 3 Phil Betley 66.

Ladies Championship qualifier second round, CSS 66.  1 Piet Johnson 91-21=70, 2 Elizabeth Kelso 95-21=74, 3 Jenni Turnbull 93-17-76.

Tuesday June 5, Peter Sutton, CSS 66. Hamish Bannatyne 73-6=67, Brian Sherwood 84-15=69, Reuben Betley 99-27=72.

Fixtures: Monday June 11, ladies and hents Club Championship and President’s Cup  semi finals, 5.30pm start. Tuesday June 12, Peter Sutton/ Lady Mary. Tee off at 12.30pm and 5.30pm.

Winner Jamie Macpherson with Stan Rainey, Paul Robson and runner-up Jamie Stewart after the Whiting Bay Club Championship final. No_B23golf01