Finalists for Seniors Crystal Bowl are ready to do battle

Winner of the AGA Spring Handicap Whiting Bay's David Morrison, with the trophy at his home club after his success at Brodick on May 2

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Whiting Bay will face Machrie Bay in the final of the Seniors Crystal Bowl competition after two hard fought semi-finals last weekend.

After a bye in last week’s opening round as host club, Whiting Bay entertained Shiskine at the semi-final stage of the competition.

Despite home advantage this was no easy tie for WBGC as members of the Shiskine team were closely familiar with the course and had beaten Lamlash in the opening round.


As expected the tie was a tight affair.

For Whiting Bay, Gus MacLeod and Ronnie Mann fought out a creditable draw with their Shiskine opponents while in the other game John Pennycott and Dougie Auld battled to a two-hole advantage after 17 holes.

This gave Whiting Bay the match and a place in next week’s final against Machrie Bay GC who had overcome Brodick in the other semi.

Whiting Bay Golf Club


Sunday May 9, Eric Wood Stableford: a total of 17  competed in the 2021 Eric Wood Stableford.

Conditions were decent although a blustery wind arrived mid morning along with a short lived rain shower.

Not bad compared to the forecast from a couple of days earlier. Scoring was also decent with 11 players carding 30 points or more.

Sandy Pringle ran out the winner with a fine 39 points to pip Neil McKechnie by 2. 1 Sandy Pringle 15, 39pts, 2 Neil McKechnie 12, 37, 3 Ronnie Mann 12, 35, ACB, 4 David Brookens 12, 35, ACB.  Magic twos, Sandy Pringle at 7th, Douglas Auld at 17th.

Fixtures: Sunday May 16, Medal. Wednesday May 19, Summer Trophy. Until further notice there will be no draws for partners and players should arrange their own groupings.

Shiskine Golf Club

Thursday May 6, Ladies’ Club Championship round one: Silver: 1 and medal winner, Alice Anderson 86-19=67, 2 and scratch, Shona Weir 81-11=70, 3 Fiona Miller 86-10=76. Bronze: 1 Mary Jo Tod 87-28=69, 2 Elizabeth Kelso 94-22=72 BIH, 3 Jerry Arthur 107-35=72.

Saturday May 8, gents 12-hole medal. First class: 1 and medal winner, R Crawford 49-7=42 BIH, 2 and scratch, W Paton 49-5=44, 3 H Bannatyne 50-6=44. Second class: 1 T Ellis 54-12=42, 2 Wm McNally 53-10=43, 3 C Rutterford 59-15=44, BIH. Magic twos, R Trail and C Rutterford.

Brodick Golf Club

Wednesday May 5, Summer Cup, 40 played: 1 Gordon Hendry 66-5=61, 2 Sam Tattersfield 81-17=64 acb, 3 Robbie Duncan 79-15=64 acb. Scratch Gordon Hendry 66.

Sunday May 9, McCarfrae Trophy, round one and Club Championship qualifying, 31 played: 1 Ewan McKinnon 65, 2 Greg McCrae 69, 3 Frazer Barr, Bruce Jenkins, Bob McCrae and Matt Keir 72. Sweep 1 Frazer Barr 72-8=64 acb, 2  Jimmy Armit 78-14=64 acb, Donald McKinnie 76-12=64 acb.

Fixtures: Sunday May 16, McCarfrae Trophy, round three, Club Championship qualifying. Monday May 17, Club Championship round one. Thursday May 20, Club Championship quarter finals.  Friday May 21, Club Championship semi-final. Saturday May 22, Club Championship final.

Corrie Golf Club

Wednesday May 5, medal: 1 A Smith 75-15=60, 2 J McGovern 74-12=62 and scratch, 3 D Logan 75-11=64.

Fixtures: Saturday May 15, 18-hole medal. Wednesday May 19, 18-hole medal.

Members please note that the Club Championship qualifying rounds will be played on Saturday May 22 and 29. Friday June 11, Club Championship final.

Please make up your own games for the above competitions and adhere to the current Covid protocols.

Machrie Bay Golf Club

Tuesday May 4, Peter Sutton: 1 John Pennycott 67, 2 Brian Sherwood 68 BIH, 3 Alex Morrison-Cowan 68. Magic twos John Pennycott.

Fixtures: Tuesday May 11, Peter Sutton/Lady Mary, tee off 12.30pm/5.30pm. Please contact Brian by Monday if planning to play in the evening.

Lamlash Golf Club

Ladies’ section: Wednesday May 5, Fleet Two. 1 Kate McAdam 83-17=66, 2 Alison Heron 93-26=67. Scratch,  Kate McAdam 83.

Thursday May 6, Summer Cup. 1 Scott Campbell 85-16=69, 2 Alistair Ferrier 88-18=70, 3 Jack McNally 79-7=72. Best scratch Iain Murchie  78. Magic twos Graeme Andrew @ 5th and 13th, Dougie Macfarlane , Norrie MacIntyre and Andy Smith @16th.

Sunday May 9, Hamilton Bowl, Bogey: 1 Hugh McLelland BIH, -2, 2 Paul Cowan -2, 3 Alan Campbell BIH, -3. Best scratch, Paul Cowan -7 to bogey. Magic twos Alan Campbell @4th, Hugh McLelland @5th, Serge El Adm @16th.

Fixtures: Sunday May 16, Jamieson Cup, noon draw. Thursday May 20, Summer Cup. Make up own groups and see starter for times.