Arran Banner Golf – week 48

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Shiskine Golf Club

Saturday November 23, Gents 18 Hole Medal, par 65, SSS 64, CSS 63. 1 and scratch, Tony Ellis 78-20= 58, 2 Colin Dair 81-11=70 BIH, 3 Quintin Oliver 94-24=70. Magic twos T Ellis, C Rutterford.

Sunday November 24, Ryder Cup. No wind at all today, which is obviously rare here, and a little drizzle. Great to see 32 gents out on the course and good fun in the clubhouse afterwards. A massive thanks to Alan and Siobhan for their hospitality. Everyone was commenting on how amazing the greens are. A huge thanks to Stewart and his team.

Game 1 results (fourballs), Torbeg 2 & ½ v Shiskine 1 & ½, Kilpatrick 2 v Blackwaterfoot 2.

Thursday November 21, Ladies Three Club Competition. Silver: 1 Sheila Gray 57-10=47 BIH. 2 and scratch, Ann May 51-4=47. Bronze: 1 Esther Henderson 69-18=51 BIH, 2 Piet Johnston 64-13=51.

Fixtures: Thursday December 5, Ladies 18 Hole Medal, 10am start. Sunday December 1, Gents AGA Winter League (away).

Whiting Bay Golf Club

Sunday November 24, Stableford. A total of nine played on a calm but grey morning and managed to complete the round just as the weather took a turn for the worse. Scoring was generally good and Gus Macleod carried his recent midweek form into the Sunday game to win with an impressive 41 pts.

1 Gus MacLeod 14,41pts, 2 David Brookens 12,39, 3 Neil Lucas 14,38, 4 Jamie Macpherson 5, 37. There were no magic twos and as play was on a ‘non counter’ basis there was no CSS applicable.

Fixtures: Sunday December 1, AGA Winter League v Brodick Golf Club at Shiskine. Tee off 11am.

Brodick Golf Club

Sunday November 24, Winter Cup Stableford, 18 played, NC. 1 Donald McKinnie 11, 46pts, 2 Alistair Hume 12, 45pts, 3 Brian Smith 14, 41pts.

Fixture: Sunday December 1, sweep 9am and 12noon.

Corrie Golf Club

Monday November 25, Monday Cup. 1 J McGovern 65-10=55, scratch, 2 A Smith 69-8=61. Magic twos A McDonald and J McGovern.

Fixtures: Saturday December 30, 18 Hole Sweep, ballots at 9am and 12.30pm. Monday December 2, Winter Cup, ballot at 12noon.

Lamlash Golf Club

Thursday November 21, Yellow Medal. 1 Jim Young 76-17=59, 2 Alan Smith 75-13=62 BIH over John O’Sullivan.

Sunday November 24, Winter Stableford. 1 Iain Murchie 37pts, 2 Lee Dutton 36pts BIH, 3 Ian Bremner 36pts. Magic twos Iain Murchie and Serge El Adm. Best scratch, Iain Murchie 31pts to Stableford.

Fixtures: Sunday December 1, Winter League. Lamlash v Machrie. Thursday December 5, Yellow Medal, ballot at 11am.

Machrie Bay Golf Club

Tuesday November 26,  Winter Cup. 1 Campbell Laing 62, 2 Brian Sherwood 67, 3 Phil Betley 69. Magic two Phil Betley.

Fixtures: Tuesday December 3, Winter Cup, tee off 12noon.  Saturday December 7, Lochranza Hotel Cup tee off 12noon.

Arran Golfers Association

Fixture: Sunday December 1, Winter League (Duncan Trophy) at Shiskine Golf Club. Corrie is unable to host due to lack of catering so Shiskine is the new venue. Tee times will be as follows: 8.30am, 9.10am and 11am. Last six holes first. Shiskine v Brodick 8.30am tee off, Corrie v Lamlash 9.10am tee off, Whiting Bay v Machrie Bay 110am tee off.