Arran Banner Golf – week 31, 2022

Scott Palin from Old Ranfurly Golf Club at Bridge of Weir receives his Whiting Bay Golf Club Junior Open trophy from Flora Jean Mack.

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Whiting Bay Golf Club

Monday July 25, Junior Open. Following the deluge that hit the big open over the weekend, numbers participating in the junior equivalent were a little down on last year probably due to people not realising just how resilient the course is.

Monday morning provided kinder weather than expected though and the youngsters that turned up certainly had a fun day.

There was a good spread of ages and as usual the golf was tailored to suit the different age groups.

The winner and 2022 WBGC Junior Open champion is Scott Palin from Old Ranfurly Golf Club at Bridge of Weir.

Playing off a handicap of 23 Scott shot an astonishing level 4s round of 72 from the yellow tees to claim his title.

Thanks go to all who participated and to the adults who acted as guides, caddies, referees etc; without their input this would be a very difficult day to stage.

Thanks also to the course and clubhouse staff who carried on on Monday just as they had left off on Sunday, superb.

Finally another huge vote of thanks to the Adair and Foggo families and to Flora Jean Mack for their generous contribution of time, refreshments and prizes.

The club is once again indebted to them for staging this popular and important event.

Wednesday July 27, Jim Pirie Quaich:

After the wet weather of the weekend 33 players enjoyed their golf in perfect weather conditions on a course in pristine condition, the greens especially so.

The Jim Pirie is now played as a handicap Stableford and Graham Wilks romped home with 41 points to win his first trophy at Whiting Bay: 1 Graham Wilks 24, 41pts, 2 Alan Hill 14, 38 acb, 3 Neil Lucas 13, 38, 4 Liam Bremner 21, 37. Magic two Neil Richardson @4th.

Sunday July 31, Nestor’s Jug. A total of 30 played in this popular Stableford and in contrast to the preceding weekend enjoyed perfect golfing conditions with a breeze that strengthened as the morning progressed.

Scoring was decent with 20 cards returned with 30 points or more but the winning score, from Graham Wilks almost repeating his heroics of the Jim Pirie Quaich, beat par by only one stroke.

Unusually, second place was shared between John Pennycott and David Brookens since, despite applying all the countback rules, their cards could not be separated. 1 Graham Wilks 23, 37pts, 2 David Brookens 14, 36 and John Pennycott 14, 36, 4 Ronnie Mann 16, 35. Magic twos, Gus Macleod @2nd, Stan Rainey @17th.

Corrie Golf Club

Wednesday July 27, Fairs Cup round two: 1 A Smith 75-15-60, 2 G Andrew 73-12-61 and scratch, 3 G Decaestecker 82-20-62.

Saturday July 30, 18-hole medal: 1 W Paton 69-8-61 and scratch, 2 J McGovern 79-16-63, 3 R Burke 79-16-63.

Fixtures: Saturday August 6, 18-hole medal. Wednesday August 10, 18 hole medal.

Lamlash Golf Club

Wednesday July 27, Stroke 4: 1 Sheena Murchie. 84-17=67, 2 Susan Butchard 79-10=69. Scratch, Susan Butchard 79.

Thursday July 28,  Summer Stableford: 1 Dylan Smith 43pts, 2 Norris MacIntyre 39pts BIH, 3 Lee Dutton 39pts BIH, 4 Jake Young 39pts, 5 John O’Sullivan 38pts BIH. Best scratch, Craig Young 39pts to Stableford. Magic two Craig Young @8th, hole four drawn, rollover.

Sunday July 31, Hastings Cup round two: 1 Liam Bremner 80-22=58, 2 Paul Cowan 66-4=62, 3 Neil Young 68-5=63.

Best scratch, Paul Cowan 66. Magic twos Neil Young @8th, Dylan Smith @16th, Ian Bremner @7th and 16th, Martin Wallbank @13th, Paul Cowan@13th and 16th, hole 13 drawn, winners Paul Cowan and Martin Wallbank.

Hastings Cup winner, Martin Wallbank 66+66=132, runner up Derek Harrison 70+65=135.

Fixtures: Friday August 5, Lifeboat Competition (Stableford) and Dan Crawford Salver. Make up own groups and see starter for times. Saturday August 6, Lamlash Open round one. Sunday August 7, Lamlash Open round two. Thursday August 11, Summer Cup, make up own groups and see starter for times.

Brodick Golf Club

Wednesday July 27, Summer Cup, 33 played. Kenny McMillan 76-14=62 ACB, Angus Raeburn 74-12=62, Jim Reid 80-17=63 ACB. Scratch, Ewan McKinnon 66. Sunday July 31, Centenary Quaich (Stableford), 21 played. Bob McCrae 10, 39pts ACB, Kenny McMillan 14, 39pts, Ewan McKinnon (scratch) 38pts ACB.

Fixtures: Sunday August 7, Brandon Qualifier, Wednesday August 10, Summer Cup.

Gavin Mainds receives his Whiting Bay Golf Club Gents Open trophy.



Scott Palin from Old Ranfurly Golf Club at Bridge of Weir receives his Whiting Bay Golf Club Junior Open trophy from Flora Jean Mack. No_B31PGolf01

Gavin Mainds receives his Whiting Bay Golf Club Gents Open trophy. No_B31PGolf02