Arran Banner golf – week 23, 2022

Alastair Dobson of sponsor Taste of Arran with Craig Young, Arran Open champion, Brodick Club captain Brian Smith and Jim Reid, winner of the Douglas Hotel and Bo Wallace trophies.

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Brodick Golf Club

Wednesday June 1, Summer Cup, 37 played: 1 Nicol Hume 77-17=60, 2 John May 83-22=61 acb, 3 Ian Shand 80-19=61. Scratch Ewan McKinnon 64. Charlie O’Neill had a hole-in-one at the 14th hole.

Saturday/Sunday June 4 and 5, Arran Open Championship, 90 played. Taste of Arran trophy: 1 Craig Young (champion) 68+64=132, 2 Ewan McKinnon 69+73=142, 3 Ronald Craig 71+72=143, 4 Jamie MacGregor 72+72=144, 5 Paul McKellar 75+70=145 acb. Douglas Hotel trophy (handicap): 1 Jim Reid (18) 62+59=121, 2 William Spowart (7) 68+65=133, 3 Torquil McAlpine (18) 69+65=134, 4 Craig Young (+2) 70+66=136 Aacb, 4 Robin Davidson (5) 69+67=136. Bo Wallace trophy, Jim Reid.

Fixtures: Sunday June 12, Brandon qualifier. Wednesday June 15, Summer Cup.

Whiting Bay Golf Club

Wednesday June 1, Summer Trophy, 23 played: 1 Nicol Auld (5)59, 2nd Jamie Stewart (2)61 and lowest gross, 3 Liam Bremner (21)62, 4 Ryan Armstrong (7)63. Magic twos Ryan Armstrong @4th, Jamie Stewart @12th, David Brookens @17th.

Sunday June 5, The Tor Alvey Greensome. Five teams of two competed for the Tor Alvey Trophy, played in the Greensome format which has in the past produced some remarkably low scoring.

Played over a course in exceptionally fine condition, the 2022 competition continued that tradition with the top four teams returning sub par scores.

David Brookens and Graeme Crichton, looking anything but winners after the front nine, used the putter to great effect to score six threes in the final 10 holes to pip Stan Rainey and John Pennycott by one shot.

Result: 1 David Brookens and Graeme Crichton (14) 58, 2 Stan Rainey and John Pennycott (12) 59, 3rd Jamie Macpherson and John Simmons (9) 60. Magic twos
were scored by Jamie Macpherson and John Simmons @11th and by Dennis Standing and Peter Towndrow @17th.

Fixtures: Friday June 10, AGA Kelso Cup, Lamlash GC. Saturday June 11, AGA Thomson Cup, Whiting Bay GC. Sunday June 12, medal. Wednesday June 15, Summer Trophy.

Lamlash Golf Club

Thursday June 2, Summer Cup: 1 Scott Campbell 76-15=61, 2 David Drennan 76-13=63,  3 Dougie Macfarlane 67-2=65 BIH, 4 Craig Young 63+2=65. Best scratch Craig Young 63. Magic twos Scott Campbell and Colin Richardson, both @16th. Hole 14 drawn, rollover.

Sunday June 5, Hamilton Bowl: 1 Graeme Andrew +4, 2 David Drennan +2 BIH, 3 Serge El Adm +2. Best scratch Scott Campbell -4 to bogey. Magic twos Graeme Andrew @2nd, Stuart Campbell @5th and @12th. Hole 14 drawn, rollover.

Fixtures: Sunday June 12, Fleet Cup, 36 holes, 9am and 2pm starts. Thursday June 16, Summer Cup, make up own groups and see starter for times.

Shiskine Golf Club

Thursday June 2, ladies’ Mary Craig Trophy: 1 Elizabeth Kelso 58-15=43, 2 and scratch Jenni Turnbull 57-12=45, 3 Yvonne Brothers 61-14=47.

Saturday June 4, gents’ Club Championship qualifier: 1 Sandy Kerr 71-10=61, 2 S Black 76-10=66, 3 and scratch T Mitchell 70-3=67. Magic twos S Kerr, T Mitchell, A Ker, S Black.

Sunday June 5, gents’ Club Championship qualifier: 1 and scratch T Mitchell 66-3=63, 2 A Howie 72-7=65, 3  S Black 76-10=66 BIH. Magic twos T Mitchell, R Traill, J Stewart, W Paton, D Markham and A Stewart.

Machrie Bay Golf Club

Tuesday May 31, ladies’ Club Championship: 1 Elizabeth Kelso 77, 2 Piet Johnson 82 BIH, 3 Jenni Turnbull.82. Gents Club Championship. 1 Brian Sherwood 64, 2 Willie McNally 69, 3 Willie Kelso 69 BIH.

Saturday June 4, Duncan Sillars and gents’ second round Club Championship: 1 John Milesi 61, 2 Brian Sherwood 64, 3 Phil Betley 67.

Fixtures: Monday June 14, ladies’, gents’ and President’s Cup, tee off from 5.30pm. Tuesday June 15, Lady Mary/Peter Sutton, tee off 12.30pm/5.30pm. Please let Brian know by Monday if you intend to play at 5.30pm.

Corrie Golf Club

Fixtures: Saturday June 11, 18-hole medal. Wednesday June 15, 18-hole medal.


Shiskine’s Elizabeth Kelso, winner of the Mary Craig Trophy.