Arran Banner Golf – week 39, 2021

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Shiskine Golf Club

Saturday September 11, mixed greensomes and 125th birthday celebration.

Shiskine Golf and Tennis Club celebrated its 125th birthday with a fun golf competition followed by a wonderful barbecue and buffet at the Tee Room in the clubhouse.

It was also a celebration of the first big social occasion allowed since March 2020 and the official trophies and prizes for the last two years were presented.

A total of 54 members took part in the mixed greensomes and the winners were Lynda Howie and Gary Campbell with a wonderful score of 35.5.

There were also fun prizes at every hole. Prosecco and cake was enjoyed by more than 70 members and retiring Captain Fiona Henderson handed over to new Captain Andy Gray.

Thursday September 16, Stableford and delayed annual dinner.

A total of 15 ladies played in the afternoon. The winner was Alice Anderson with 27 points and Ann May and Ruth Hardy sharing second place with 23 points.

Alice Anderson won nearest the pin at the 10th and Sheila Gray won nearest the pin at the fourth with a cracking shot only about a foot from the pin.

The meal followed in the evening, with Pimm’s beforehand, being served by Lady Convenor Jerry Arthur.

A beautiful menu was enjoyed and more ladies joined the party who could not golf during the day. The prizes were awarded for the golf.

However the coveted Blue Bag, which had not seen the light of day for more than 24 months was handed over to Julia Salton, who has recently moved back to Arran and is enjoying regular golf at her old club again.

Sunday September 19, gents’ 18-hole medal: 1 W McNally 81-15=66, 2 and scratch C Dair 79-11=68 BIH, 3 C Rutterford 89-21=68.

Whiting Bay Golf Club

Wednesday September 15, Summer Trophy, 15 played: 1 Stan Rainey 9, 62, 2 David Morrison 9, 63, 3 Jamie Macpherson 4, 64 and lowest gross, 4 Duncan Heenan 12, 65. magic twos, Stan Rainey @4th. Congratulations to Jamie Macpherson, overall winner of the 2021 Summer Trophy.

Sunday September 19, The Taylor Trophy Greensome.

Another competition unable to be play last year, the Taylor dates from 1890 although played for at Whiting Bay only since 1976 when it was donated to the club by the family of its first winner, Dugald McKelvie.

Fitting then that on its re-introduction, one of the oldest trophies was won by the oldest pairing in the field with John Pennycott and David Brookens pipping Stuart McGregor and Gus MacLeod on a last nine countback.

1 John Pennycott and David Brookens 13, 60 acb, 2 Stuart McGregor and Gus MacLeod 14, 60, 3 David Hadden and David Morrison 13, 61. A total of 12 played and no 2s were returned.

Fixtures: Sunday September 26, medal.

Lamlash Golf Club

Thursday September 16, Loudoun away day.

A total of 14 ladies enjoyed a fantastic day away at Loudoun Golf Club. The weather was warm and sunny, the course was in great condition and the hospitality and food excellent.

The winner was one of  the newest members, Fiona Carswell, with 39 points; second was captain Alison Heron with 35 points and third was June Richardson with 34 points.

The team event was won by Val Crawford, Yvonne Brothers and Alison Heron with a total of 46 points. Well organised Alison said: ‘We are already looking forward to next year’s outing.’

Wednesday September 15, Stroke 6: 1 Alison Heron 92-25=67, 2 Jenny Pattenden 105-34=71. Scratch Sheena Murchie 87.

Thursday September 16, Captain’s Prize and Summer Cup: 1 Paul Cowan 64-4=60, 2 Graeme Andrew 73-11=62, 3 Paul Jameson 74-10=64 BIH, 4 Jack McNally 69-5=64. Best scratch Paul Cowan – 64. Magic twos Paul Cowan and Ian Bremner both @16th.
Hole 12 drawn – rollover. Winner of Captain’s Prize – Paul Cowan – net 60

Sunday September 19, Scratch Cup: 1 Stuart Campbell 64-5=59, 2 Martin Wallbank 73- 13=60, 3 Iain Murchie 71-7=64. Best scratch Stuart Campbell – 64. Magic twos – Stuart Campbell @4th and 5th, Martin Wallbank @5th, Iain Murchie @13th and 16th, Paul Jameson @4th and 17th. Hole 14 drawn – rollover. Overall winner of Scratch Cup, Stuart Campbell – 134. Runner up Iain Murchie -141

Fixtures: Saturday September 25, Texas Scramble, ballot at noon. Sunday September 26, Summer Stableford, noon draw. Thursday September 30, Summer Cup and Eclectic Cup , final round.

Machrie Bay Golf Club

Tuesday September 21, Captain’s Prize played over nine holes: 1 Fiona Scott and Alex Morrison-Cowan 38pts, 2 Kath Lord and Campbell Laing 37pts. Best ladies,          Elizabeth Kelso 12pts. Best gents Alex Morrison-Cowan 26pts.

Ladies nearest the pin at the fifth and nearest the pin in 3 at the 7th, Piet Johnson. Nearest the pin in two at the nineth for gents, Colin Rutterford

Thanks to Clare and all the ladies who contributed to the excellent tea afterwards.  Also many thanks to all those who turned up and played and made this an excellent day .

Fixtures: Tuesday September 28, medal, tee off at 12.30pm. Saturday October 2, start of the Lochranza Hotel Cup, tee off noon. Please note that as of the 1 October 1 the tee off time of competitions will be noon.

Brodick Golf Club

Wednesday September 15, flag competition. A three-way tie between Gordon Hendry, Chris Pattenden and Ian Shand who all holed out at the 13th with their final stroke.

Sunday September 19, John Gemmell Shield (three club stableford), 20 played. 1 Douglas Robertson 43pts, 2 John Beattie 37pts acb, 3 Gordon Hendry 37pts.

Fixture: Sunday September 26, Winter Cup, round one.

Corrie Golf Club

Fixture: Saturday September 25, Corrie Golf Club Open. Please arrange your own pairings and turn up and play. Last start time 2.30pm and the entry fee is £5.




Lamlash Golf Club’s ladies away day winners, winner Fiona Carswell, centre, with third place June Richardson and second place Alison Heron. No_B39ABGolf01

Winners of the Shiskine mixed Greensomes was Lynda Howie and Gary Campbell. No_B39ABGolf02

New honorary member Jock Kelso cuts the 125th birthday cake at Shiskine Golf Club. No_B39ABGolf03

Shiskine’s Mary Jo Tod and Elizabeth Kelso with their Bronze Championship Trophy. No_B39ABGolf04

Fiona Henderson presents Alice Anderson with the Shiskine Club Trophy. No_B39ABGolf05

Julia Salton was presented with the coveted Blue Bag by Mairi Pollock at the Shiskine annual dinner. No_B39ABGolf06

Shiskine Golf Club ladies at their delayed annual dinner. No_B39ABGolf07

The winners with their trophies following the Captain’s Prize competition at Machrie. NO_B39ABGolf08