Arran Banner Golf – week 12, 2022

John Pennycott with the Auld Cronies trophy and Whiting Bay Golf Club captain Stan Rainey with the winter series Lamlash friendly trophy.

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Whiting Bay Golf Club

Sunday March 20, Lamlash friendly. After bad weather meant the February fixture had to cancelled, Whiting Bay golfers welcomed their friends from Lamlash Golf Club to a bright and sunny Whiting Bay for the last match in the series.

Conditions could not have been better for this time of the year, although the wind increased as the morning wore on. On the day, the match play element of the meeting ended up all square, with each side claiming 2.5 points. This left Whiting Bay winners of the series by two games.

The ‘Auld Cronies’ individual trophy presented a slight problem as the one game played at Lamlash in November was not scored on the Stableford system for some reason.

The scoring for this prestigious trophy was therefore decided on the only two Stableford rounds played, which meant John Pennycott won by three shots over Serge El Adam.

Congratulations to the winners and to Nicol Auld who scored a hole in one at the 7th. Thanks also to Nicol for his generous clubhouse hospitality afterwards.

Altogether a fine morning’s golf and great fun for everyone to meet up again in such pleasant conditions. Hopefully a sign of a great golfing season to come.

Fixtures: Saturday March 26, ALGU Drumadoon. Sunday March 27, Stableford – yellow tees.

Corrie Golf Club

Monday March 21, Monday Cup: 1 Martin Wallbank 67-9=58; 2 Allan Napier 69-10=59. Magic twos: Quintin Oliver @8th. Best scratch: Martin Wallbank, 67.

Fixtures: Saturday March 26, 18 hole medal. Monday March 28, Monday Cup, final round. Ballot at noon. Wednesday April 6, 18-hole Wednesday Medal.

Machrie Bay Golf Club

Saturday March 12, Lochranza Hotel Cup: 1 Brian Sherwood, 31 points; 2 John Pennycott, 29 points; 3 John Milesi, 22 points.

Tuesday March 15, Lochranza Hotel Cup: 1 Alex Morrison-Cowan, 36 points; 2 Campbell Laing, 35 points; 3 John Pennycott, 34 points. Winner of the Lochranza Hotel Cup, John Pennycott, 173. Runner up: Brian Sherwood, 172.

Fixtures: Tuesday March 29, Winter Cup, final day, tee off noon. Thursday April 14, annual general meeting, Machrie Hall, 7.30pm.

Lamlash Golf Club

Thursday March 17, Yellow Medal: 1 Hugh McLelland, 79-22=57; 2 John O’Sullivan, 90-26=64.

Fixtures: Sunday March 27, Winter Stableford final round, noon draw. Thursday March 31, Yellow Medal, 11am start.

Brodick Golf Club

Sunday March 20, Winter Cup Stableford, 23 played. 1 Chris Pattenden, 18, 42 points; 2 Jimmy Armit, 15, 40 points; 3 David Hendry 14, 39 points.

Fixtures: Sunday March 27, Winter Cup Stableford, final round. Wednesday March 30, Summer Cup, first round.


John Pennycott with the Auld Cronies trophy and Whiting Bay Golf Club captain Stan Rainey with the winter series Lamlash friendly trophy. No_B12PGolf01