Ancient clubs gifted to Brodick

Past captain Ann May and Brodick club captain Brian Smith are presented with a set of 80+ years old Adolph Ribbeck golf clubs by Bill Strang. Bill’s father Alex Strang, a founder member of the reconstituted Club in 1946, played with these clubs for most of his golfing life. They were one of the original steel shafted sets, the shafts being painted brown to give them the appearance of the previously used hickory shafts.

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Bill Strang has presented Brodick Golf Club with a set of Adolph Ribbeck golf clubs which are more than 80-years-old.

Bill’s father Alex, a founder member of the reconstituted club in 1946, played with the  clubs for most of his golfing life. They were one of the original steel-shafted sets, the shafts being painted brown to give them the appearance of the previously used hickory shafts.

Past captain Ann May and Brodick club captain Brian Smith are presented with the clubs by Bill Strang, left, as Russell Duncan looks on. No_B17ABGolf01


Brodick Golf Club

Wednesday April 20, Summer Cup, 32 played: 1 Jim Reid 82-20=62 acb; 2 Iain Pittman 75-13=62 acb; 3 Sam Tattersfield 76-14=62. Scratch: Matthew Dobson 67.

Sunday April 24, Belhaven Medal, 24 played: 1 Gordon Hendry 69-5=64; 2 Greg McCrae 70-5=65 acb; 3 John May 87-22=65. Scratch: Ewan McKinnon 65.

Fixtures: Wednesday April 27, Summer Cup. Sunday May 1, AGA Spring Handicap at Whiting Bay.


Lamlash Golf Club

Thursday April 21, Summer Cup: 1 Neil Young 67-4=63; 2 Dougie Macfarlane 66-1=65; 3 Scott Campbell 82-14=66 BIH; 4 Iain Murchie 75-7=68 BIH. Best scratch: Dougie Macfarlane 66 BIH over Craig Young. Magic twos: Dougie Macfarlane, Neil Young, Colin Richardson, all @16th. Hole 13 drawn, rollover.

Sunday April 24, Drift Inn Quaich, Stableford: 1 Martin Wallbank, 38 points; 2 Iain Murchie, 37 points; 3 Craig Young, 32 points. Best scratch: Craig Young, 34 points. Magic twos: Paul Jameson @5th, Paul Cowan @16th, Norrie MacIntyre @13th. Hole 12 drawn, rollover.

Fixtures: Sunday May 1, AGA Spring Handicap at Whiting Bay. Late entries accepted. Thursday May 5, Summer Cup. Make up own groups and see starter for times.

Whiting Bay Golf Club

Wednesday April 20, Summer Trophy, 22 played: 1 Nicol Auld 5, 61 ACB and lowest gross; 2 Alan Kay 18, 61; 3 Jamie Macpherson 3, 63 acb; 4 Dave Hackett 13, 63. Magic twos: Nicol Auld @4th, Stan Rainey @17th.

Sunday April 24, medal, 14 played: 1 Gavin Mainds 6, 60 and lowest gross; 2 David Brookens 13, 61; 3 John Pennycott 12, 64; 4 Cameron Brice 26, 66. Magic twos: John Pennycott @2nd, Jamie Macpherson @15th.

Fixtures: Wednesday April 27, The Richard Parfitt Trophy (Stableford). Sunday May 1, AGA Spring Handicap at Whiting Bay Golf Club. Tee times from 8am and 12.30pm.  Late entries accepted.

Corrie Golf Club

Wednesday April 20, 18 hole medal: 1 G Andrew 72-10-62 and scratch; 2 J Quigley 75-11-64; 3 D Logan 76-9-67. Saturday April 23, 18 hole medal: 1 R Burke 78-17-61; 2 J Quigley 74-11-63; 3 J McMillan 75-10-65. Scratch: W Paton and J Quigley 74. Magic two: A Napier.

Fixtures: Wednesday May 4, 18 hole medal.

Shiskine Golf Club

March, Ladies Coronation Foursomes, played over the month: winners, Sheila Gray and Elizabeth Kelso who go on to play at East Kilbride in the regional finals. Sunday March 24, Gents 18 Hole Medal: 1 Brian Sherwood 82-17=65 BIH; 2 and scratch Stewart Black 75-10=65; 3 Colin Rutterford 88-22=66.

Machrie Bay Golf Club

Tuesday April 19, Peter Sutton: 1 John Milesi 66; 2 Ron Woods 68; 3 Campbell Laing 74.

Fixtures: Tuesday May 3, Lady Mary/Peter Sutton. Tee off 12.30pm/5.30pm. Anyone playing at 5.30pm please let Brian know by Monday. Saturday May 7, Hugh Steel Cup, nine holes over 60, 12.30pm tee off. AGA Junior handicap at Machrie. Tee off 4pm.

Arran Golfers Association

Friday April 29, AGA Senior Bowl Draw, to be played at Brodick Golf Club at 5pm. Lochranza v Shiskine, Corrie v Lamlash, Machrie Bay v Whiting Bay. Sunday May 1,  AGA Spring Handicap at Whiting Bay Golf Club. Late entries will be accepted by contacting Whiting Bay Golf Club.