Lynda lifts ladies Eric trophy at Whiting Bay

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Whiting Bay Golf Club

Wednesday July 22, The McLintock Cup. Unfortunately, for one of our most popular holiday time trophies, a wet morning meant a much reduced field of nine competed in the evening.

CSS stayed at 63 and despite the conditions,  Ryan Armstrong and Nicol Auld produced sparkling golf to each better that by three shots with Ryan Prevailing on a better inward half. 1 Ryan Armstrong (8) 60 acb; 2 Nicol Auld (5) 60 and lowest gross; 3 Graeme Crichton (12) 61; 4 Gus MacLeod (14) 62. There were no magic twos.

Saturday July 25, The Ballantyne Cup. Part one of our ‘Not Quite the Open’ weekend got off to a flying start with fine weather and a good field of 29 players for one of our oldest trophies, The Ballantyne Cup dating from 1909.

Scoring was good with the top six players beating par and CSS came down to 62. David Blair returned a fine score of 57 that gave him a four stroke cushion over second-placed Alan Foggo. 1 David Blair (14) 57; 2 Alan Foggo (5) 61 acb and lowest gross; 3 Craig Buchanan (13) 61 acb; 4 Scott Murray (10) 61 acb.  Magic twos were returned as follows: Ryan Armstrong at the 2nd and 16th; Jamie Macpherson at the 4th and 9th and Graeme Mack  at 16th.

Sunday July 26, The Eric Wood Stableford. Part two of our ‘Not Quite the Open’ weekend and we weren’t so lucky with the weather, although bright sunshine in the afternoon more than made up for the heavy rain that welcomed the morning players. Nevertheless a good field of 36 played and CSS stayed at 63/36 Stableford points. 1 Ben McGregor (10) 39 points; 2 David Morrison (13) 38; 3 Alan Foggo (5) 37 acb; 4 Scott Murray (10) 37. Scott Murray bagged the only magic two of the day at the 3rd and 4th.

Sunday July 26, The Eric Wood Ladies Stableford. Seven ladies played in their version of the Eric Wood Stableford and took full advantage of the glorious afternoon weather. 1 Lynda Blair (23) 38 points; 2 Jackie Nisbet (23) 31; 3 Flora Jean Mack (27) 30. CSS was 64/35pts and no magic twos were scored.

Following the Sunday golf, Lesley Wood said: ‘It is 20 years since Eric passed away so it was great to see such a great turn out for the competitions, ladies and gents, and lovely that many people still remember Eric and his passion for golf and encouragement to all who played. Thanks to everyone involved for supporting the competition and in particular to Doreen Mainds of The Tartan Tablet Company for donating tablet and Brian Adair to treating the ladies to Prosecco. Congratulations to Lynda for an excellent round and another handicap cut.’

The club joins Lesley in her words of appreciation and thanks her and her family for continuing to support the ‘Erics’. Their popularity is perhaps best measured by the number of players keen to participate each year.

Thanks also to the many sponsors and donors whose generosity helped to make the weekend feel almost like ‘The Open’. There are too many to name here but everyone knows who they are. Thanks also to the players who played and paid, on top of their annual subs it must be remembered, to help the club’s finances, and to those who went above and beyond in the clubhouse bar on Saturday night. Their sacrifice is best recognised by the fact Neillie Mckechnie and Nicol Auld had to go and source more beer for Sunday! Well done everyone; a credit to the club. Finally, thanks as ever to John, Nancy, Jenni and Jamie in the clubhouse and at the barbie for keeping us all well fed and refreshed during another fine weekend at the club.

Fixtures: Sunday August 2, The Lifeboat Stableford. Wednesday August 5, The McNicol Cup. Until further notice there will be no draws for partners and members should arrange their own groupings.

Brodick Golf Club

Wednesday July 22, July Brandon and Summer Cup, 29 played, CSS 63. 1 Babbies MacNeill 76-18=58; 2 Frazer Barr 69-9=60 acb; 3 Finlay Sillars 72-12=60. Scratch Ewan McKinnon 62.

Sunday July 26, Belhaven Medal, 24 played, CSS 65. 1 Ross Duncan 64-3=61 acb; 2 Alastair Dobson 73-12=61; 3 Bruce Jenkins 70-7=63. Scratch Ross Duncan 64.

Fixtures: Sunday August 2, Brandon qualifier. Wednesday August 5, Round 1, McCarfrae Trophy (Club Championship qualifying) and Summer Cup.

Lamlash Golf Club

Thursday July 23, Summer Cup, CSS 63. 1 Dylan Smith 78-20=58; 2 Robbie Calder 67-8=59; 3 Paul Jameson 74-11=63 BIH over Serge EL Adm.  Best scratch Craig Young 66 BIH over Dougie Macfarlane. Magic twos Dougie Macfarlane and Paul Jameson  at the 16th.

Call 17 drawn – rollover continues.

Sunday July 26, Sunday Stableford, CSS 64. 1 Serge El Adm 39 points; 2 Robbie Calder 38; 3 Stuart McLaren, 37. Best Scratch, Paul Cowan 31 points to Stableford. No magic twos recorded.

Fixtures: Saturday August 1, Lifeboat competition and Dan Crawford Salver. Draw at 12.30pm. Make up own groups and see starter for times. Please note this is a stroke competition. Sunday August 2, Sunday sweep, 9.30am and 12.30pm starts. Thursday August 6, Summer Cup. Make up own groups and see starter for times.


Winners in the Eric Wood Ladies, left to right socially distanced, Lynda Blair, Jackie Nisbet and Flora Jean Mack. NO_B31golf01