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Arran Golfers Association
Friday April 29, Arran Golfers Association (AGA) Senior Bowl round one at Brodick Golf Club: Lochranza Castle beat Shiskine; Lamlash beat Corrie and Machrie Bay beat Whiting Bay.
Sunday May 1, AGA Spring Handicap: to accommodate ongoing work at Machrie Bay Golf Club, the AGA Spring Handicap made an unexpected return to Whiting Bay having last been played there in 2019.
A disappointing field of only 28 players enjoyed the course which had benefited from the persistent rain the previous day after an uncharacteristically dry April. As in 2019, home players dominated the leaderboard with eight of the top 10 places going to Whiting Bay members.
The remaining two in the top 10 each returned cards in the ‘stellar’ category with Craig Young of Balmore Golf Club scoring a scratch 61 and Ewan McKinnon of Corrie Golf Club returning a scratch 62 – fantastic golf by any stretch of the imagination.
Whiting Bay member David Brookens, who was runner up the last time the Spring Handicap was played at Whiting Bay, was the overall winner this time with a net 59 and received the prestigious Guy Spiers Trophy. He also won the JC Reid Cup for the best score by a senior golfer. 1 David Brookens 13, 59; 2 Neil Lucas 12, 61; 3 Craig Young +2, 63 acb and lowest gross; 4 Ewan McKinnon +1, 63. Magic twos: John Quigley @11th, Ewan McKinnon @13th, Craig Young @16th and David Jeffrey, Stewart Mackintosh and David Morrison @17th.
Thanks to Whiting Bay for hosting the event at short notice. Thanks are also due to the club greenkeeper Stuart for the fine condition of the course and to John, Nancy and Kirsty for looking after the players so well in the clubhouse.
Fixtures: Friday May 6, Senior Bowl at Brodick Golf Club, semi finals, Brodick v Lochranza Castle, Lamlash v Machrie Bay.
Whiting Bay Golf Club
Wednesday April 27, The Richard Parfitt Trophy: a total of 19 played in the popular early season Stableford and enjoyed perfect golfing conditions. Scoring was good with the top 13 cards all returning 30 points or more. Stewart Hammond beat that total by 11 points to record his third first place finish in six weeks. Congratulations Stewart, a fine winning score. 1 Stewart Hammond 33, 41 points; 2 Nicol Auld 5, 38 points acb; 3 John Pennycott 12, 38 points; 4 Ryan Armstrong 7, 36 points. Magic twos: David Morrison @7th and Stan Rainey @17th.
Fixtures: Sunday May 8, Eric Wood Stableford. Wednesday May 11, Summer Trophy. Friday May 13, AGA Seniors Bowl, 5pm at Brodick Golf Club.
Lamlash Golf Club
Wednesday April 27, Stroke: 1 Madeleine McLaren 92-27=65; 2 Sheena Murchie 86-14=72. Scratch: Sheena Murchie, 86.
Thursday April 28, Summer Stableford, 24 played: 1 Paul Jameson 38 points; 2 Martin Wallbank 37 points; 3 Jack McNally 35 points BIH; 4 Allan Winship 35 points. Best scratch Craig Young 36 points to Stableford. Magic twos: Craig Young @4th, Neil Young @13th and Dougie Macfarlane @13th. Hole 17 drawn, rollover.
Fixtures: Sunday May 8, Hamilton Bowl, Bogey, noon draw. Sunday May 8, Josie Sanderson Stableford, 11am. If you wish to play please contact Jenny Pattenden on 302702. Tuesday May 10, Senior Open. Yellow tees, make up own groups and see starter for times. Thursday May 12, Summer Cup, make up own groups and see starter for times.
Corrie Golf Club
Wednesday April 27, 18 hole medal: 1 G Decaestecker 82-21-61; 2 W Paton 68-6-62 and scratch; 3 R McLean 79-14-65.
Fixtures: Wednesday May 4, 18 Hole Medal. Saturday May 7, The James Bunyan Trophy, 18 hole medal play.
Machrie Bay Golf Club
Tuesday April 26, Peter Sutton: 1 John Milesi, 65; 2 Brian Sherwood, 66; 3 Colin Rutherford, 67, BIH.
Fixtures: Saturday May 7, Hugh Steel Cup, nine holes, tee off 12.30pm. Tuesday May 10, Lady Mary/Peter Sutton, tee off 12.30pm/5.30pm. Anyone going out at 5.30pm please let Brian know by Monday.
Brodick Golf Club
Wednesday April 27, Summer Cup, 32 played. Greg McCrae 67-5=62 ACB; Jim Green 85-23=62; Derek Roxburgh 74-11=63 ACB. Scratch, Ewan McKinnon 64.
Fixtures: Sunday May 8, McCarfrae Trophy round one, club championship qualifier. Wednesday May 11, Summer Cup. Thursday May 12, McCarfrae Trophy round two.
David Brookens, winner of the AGA Spring Handicap, with the Spiers Trophy. No_B18TTGolf04