Arran Banner Golf – week 38, 2021

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Whiting Bay Golf Club

Wednesday September 8, The Bannatyne Cup. A total of 16 played in The Bannatyne, one of the last medal play events of the season and always played on a Wednesday.

Scoring was impressive but Sandy Pringle, opening with four 3s in the first six holes, set a high standard and went on to win by three shots from Jamie Macpherson. Results: 1 Sandy Pringle 13, 56, 2 Jamie Macpherson 4, 59 and lowest gross, 3 Mark West 12, 62, 4 Duncan Heenan 12, 64. Magic twos Duncan and Jamie @17th.

Sunday September 12, Aitken Rosebowl. Donated to the club in 1909, The Aitken is one of the club’s oldest trophies and one of the few played as a foursomes, a demanding format which requires both playing partners to contribute to the team score. A total of 12 played, allowing a draw for six pairings. Tellingly no twos were recorded while a three at the 8th and a 12 at the 4th also testify to the demands of the format. Results: 1 Neil Lucas and John Pennycott 14, 63, 2 Gavin Mainds and David Brookens 9,65 acb, 3 Duncan Heenan and Bruce Cameron 21, 65.

Fixtures: Sunday September 19, Taylor Trophy Greensomes, draw for partners at 10am. Wednesday September 22, Stableford (yellow tees).

Lamlash Golf Club

Sunday September 12, Medal Shield. 1 Martin Wallbank 72-12=69, 2 Iain Anderson 69-7=62, 3 Andy Smith 84-21=63 BIH. Best scratch, Dougie Macfarlane 66. Magic twos, Andy Smith @14th, Iain Anderson, Colin Richardson and Martin Wallbank @16th. Hole 17 drawn so rollover continues. Overall winner of Medal Shield, Martin Wallbank  120, runner up, Ian Bremner 124.

Thursday September 16, Summer Cup. 1 Robbie McGunnigle 72-13 =59, 2 Lee Dutton 84-24=60, 3 Jack McNally 67-6=61. Best scratch, Jack McNally 67 BIH over Paul Cowan. Magic twos, Robbie McGunnigle @16th, Serge El Adm @14th, Rob Niven@2nd. Hole 12 drawn, rollover continues.

Fixtures: Saturday September 18, Eddie Cannon Memorial Trophy Charity Day, four-ball. Make up own groups and see starter for times. Sunday September 19, Scratch Cup final round, noon draw. Thursday September 23, Summer Cup, make up own groups and see starter for times.

Brodick Golf Club

Wednesday September 8, Summer Cup, 28 played. 1 Brian Allison 83-26=57, 2 Gordon Hendry 66-7=59, 3 Finlay Sillars 74-10=64 acb. Scratch Gordon Hendry 66. Summer Cup final placings, best five rounds aggregate. Handicap: Neil Duncan 301, Angus Raeburn 302, Gordon Hendry and Finlay Sillars 304. Scratch Ewan McKinnon 310, Gordon Hendry 338, Greg McCrae 339. Jinty (number of twos), Ewan McKinnon 16, Iain MacDonald 11, Jimmy Armit, Gordon Hendry and Bruce Jenkins 10.

Sunday September 12, Brandon qualifier, 25 played. 1 Jim Cashwell 90-29=61 acb, 2 Sid Sillars 80-19=61, 3 Bob McCrae 71-8=63. Scratch Bob McCrae 71.

Fixture: Sunday September 19,  John Gemmell Shield (3 club).

Corrie Golf Club

Wednesday September 8, Medal. 1 G McKelvie 67-9=58 scratch, 2 G Decaesterker 84-22=62, 3 R McLean 77-15=62.

Saturday September 11, Medal. 1 D Logan 71-12=59, 2 W Paton 70 -9-61 scratch, 3 A McDonald 76-14=62.

Fixtures: Saturday September 18, Captains Prize. Saturday September 25, Corrie Open. Would all golfers intending to compete in the Corrie Open kindly arrange their own pairings and start times.

Shiskine Golf Club

Thursday September 9, Ladies 18 Hole Medal. 1 Jenni Turnbull 82-18=64, 2 Alice Anderson 90-18=72, 3 Fiona Miller 83-10=73. Scratch, Ann May 75. Magic twos Jerry Arthur.

Machrie Bay Golf Club

Fixture: Tuesday September 21, Captain’s Day, tee-off noon.

Arran Golfers Association

Saturday September 11, AGA Senior Handicap at Brodick Golf Club. 1 John Milesi 96-36=60 acb, 2 Douglas Robertson 78-18=60, 3 Jimmy Armit 78-15=63. Scratch Terry Raeside 77.