Arran Banner golf – week 01

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Whiting Bay Golf Club

Wednesday December 26. A total of 10 played in the Boxing Day Christmas Bottle played as a stableford from the yellow tees. Reflecting the clement weather and the condition of the course, scoring was good. Nine players scored 30 points or more but with both scoring a fine 40 points, Jamie Macpherson pipped John Pennycott on a countback to win the bottle. 1 Jamie Macpherson 5, 40pts, ACB, 2 John Pennycott 15, 40, 3 David Brookens 12, 37. Magic twos, Dave Hackett at 4th, Sandy Pringle at 11th.

Sunday December 30. Heavy overnight rain stopped just in time to allow 11 to play in the Nearly Hogmanay Sweep, played as a yellow tees stableford to match the relaxed atmosphere of the holiday season. Indeed so relaxed was the mood and so mild was the weather that many ended their round in short sleeves. For the second game in a row John Pennycott found himself pipped to first place when Dave Hackett matched his 40 points but prevailed on a countback over the last nine holes. 1 Dave Hackett 13, 40pts ACB, 2 John Pennycott 15, 40, 3 Wolfi Kroner 16, 38. Magic two Neillie McKechnie @11th.

Fixtures: Sunday January 6, AGA Winter League round three at Whiting Bay. As ties will be played from shotgun starts the course is reserved for the duration of the matches.

Brodick Golf Club

Sunday December 16, Winter Cup Stableford, 9 played, NC. 1 Fred Galbraith 19, 39pts ACB, 2 Chris Pattenden 15, 39pts, 3 Brian Smith 13, 36pts.

Sunday December 23, Winter Cup Stableford, 14 played, NC. 1 Fred Galbraith 19, 38pts, 2 Iain Sillars 16, 37pts ACB, 3 Finlay Sillars 13, 37pts. Two great wins in a row for Fred the postie during the busiest time of the year!

Sunday December 30, Winter Cup Stableford, 14 played, NC. 1 Ali Hume 12, 43pts, 2 Bill Donaldson 16, 40pts, 3 Chris Pattenden 15, 37pts.

Fixtures: Sunday January 6, Sweep, 9am and 12noon. Sunday January 13, Brandon and Winter Cup, 9am and 12noon.

Machrie Bay Golf Club

Thursday December 27, two club competition. Ladies: 1 Fiona Scott 44.5, 2 Piet Johnston 47.5. Gents: 1 Brian Sherwood 35.5, 2 Campbell Laing 36.5, 3 David Jeffrey and Phil Betley 37.

Fixtures: Saturday January 5, Lochranza Hotel Cup at 12noon. Tuesday January 8, Winter Cup, tee off at 12noon.

Shiskine Golf Club

Wednesday December 26, Boxing Day Charity Texas Scramble at Shiskine, seven teams of four played. Longest drive at the 2nd (ladies), Piet Johnston; Nearest the the pin at the 4th (ladies),Ghislaine Taylor; Longest drive at the 9th (gents), Louis Taylor; Hole in one at the 10th, Stanley Tod. Congratulations! Winners were the Tods, David, Jackie, Stanley and Matthew McNeish with 37.9

Corrie Golf Club

Saturday December 22, Sweep. 1 A Smith 74-11=63. Scratch G Andrew 73.

Arran Golfers Association

Fixture: Sunday January 6, Winter League (Duncan Trophy) at Whiting Bay Golf Club. 10am shotgun start for every game. All golfers are requested to arrive in time to be at the allocated tees and wait till 10am and a clear fairway ahead. Whiting Bay v Shiskine, Corrie v Lamlash, Machrie Bay v Brodick.


Machrie Bay golfers get into the festive spirit at the Two club competition.

Stanley Tod scored a hole-in-one at the Texas Scramble at Shiskine on Boxing day. No_B01golf01

Machrie Bay golfers get into the festive spirit at the two club competition. No_B01golf02