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Whiting Bay Golf Club

Wednesday July 29, The Betty Black Cup, 26 played in this medal format trophy in memory of the legendary Betty Black, one-time club (and later social) secretary. Once again scoring was impressive with the top six returning under par scores and doing their Summer Trophy aggregates no harm in the process. Especially impressive however was Kenneth Sillars’s winning score of 56 which gave him a four-shot margin over his nearest rival.

Result: 1 Kenneth Sillars (24) 56, 2 Scott Murray (10)60, 3 David Brookens (12)61, 4  Gus Macleod (14)62. Jamie Macpherson returned the lowest gross score with 69 blows. CSS stayed at 63 and there were four magic twos, Kevin Jackson @4th and David Brookens, Ronnie Mann, and John Pennycott 17th.

Sunday August 2 – The Lifeboat Stableford: 25 played in The Lifeboat, the last of our summer charity support events. Unfortunately, this was not an open competition this year for obvious reasons, but nevertheless some cash was raised for the RNLI.

Result: 1 Douglas Auld (20) 41pts, 2nd Kevin McAleney (9) 38, 3 Scott Adair (5) 37 acb,
4 Graeme Crichton (12) 37. CSS stayed at 63/36pts and Scott Adair bagged the only magic two of the day @17th.

Fixtures: Sunday August 9, The Roy Ure Tankard. Wednesday August 12, Summer Trophy. Until further notice there will be no draws for partners and members should arrange their own groupings.

Brodick Golf Club

Wednesday July 29, Summer Cup, 36 played, CSS 64. 1 Derek Roxburgh 70-9=61, 2 Terry Raeside 74-12=62 acb, 3 Ewan McKinnon 62-0=62 acb. Scratch Ewan McKinnon 62.

Sunday August 2, Brandon qualifier, 24 played, CSS 64. 1 Iain MacDonald 68-7=61, 2 Fred Galbraith 78-16=62, 3 Ian Shand 82-18=64 acb. Scratch Ewan McKinnon 64.

Fixtures: Sunday August 9, Navy Shield. Wednesday August 12, Round 2 McCarfrae Trophy (Club Championship qualifying) and Summer Cup.

Lamlash Golf Club

Saturday August 1, Dan Crawford Salver and Lifeboat Competition (non-counting for handicap).  1 Cameron Stewart net 62, 2 Ker Manson net 62, 3 Ian Bremner net 65.
Best scratch Ker Manson 68.

A total of £300 was raised by the competition and sponsors Lamlash Bay Hotel put up £20 for each birdie scored – 20 birdies recorded making a total of £700 for the lifeboat fund. Many thanks to all who contributed.

Sunday August 2, Sunday sweep, CSS 63. 1 Peter Gossman 64-3=61 BIH, 2 Alan Smith 73-13= 61. Best scratch Peter Gossman 64. Magic twos Ian Bremner and Alan Smith both @ 5th. hole 13 drawn – rollover continues.

Fixtures: Thomson Cup knockout competition drawn, 1st round to be played by Saturday August 15. Sunday August 9, Sweep 9.30am  and noon starts.
Thursday August 13, Summer Cup, make up own groups and see starter for times.

Shiskine Golf Club

Saturday 4 July, Gents Vice Captains Prize, winner Sandy Kerr 42-8=34. Sunday 5 July, Kay Maxwell and Victory Shield, July winner Hamish Bannatyne 46-4=42.

Monday 13 July, Centenary Putter, winners Alan Leek 31pts and Lynda Howie 26pts. Thursday 16 July, Ladies Vice Captains Prize, winner Shona Weir.

Saturday 18 July, Charlie Sym Rosebowl, winner Sandy Kerr 32pts. Sunday 2 August,
McCutcheon Trophy, winner Ross Traill 46-9=37.