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Interesting to see Stevie Wilkie has now turned away from two's and focussed on the sweep money. His tactics are better than Walter Smith's! Never fails.


There are almost 70 attending the prizegiving, but always room for more! Am assured the comedian is even better than Dean Park. Phone me if you wish to go.

Wednesday  Sweepstake             October 21    Entries, including Juniors: 44  C.S.S:     69

  • Section 1
    (0 to 9)

    Player

    Gross

    H/Cap

    Net

    Sweep
    £’s

    Best Scratch

    Mark Scanlan

    74

     

     

    5

    1st

    Peter Gallagher

    77

    8

    69

    5

    Section 2
    (10 to 15)

     

     

     

     

     

    1st

    Charlie McDowell

    74

    10

    64

    13

    2nd

    Jim Gallagher

    80

    12

    68

    6

    Section 3
    (16 to 28)

     

     

     

     

     

    1st

    Stephen Wilkie

    89

    18

    71

    10

    2nd

    Hugh McLellan

    92

    19

    73

    5

  • 2,s Results

    £’s per 2

     

    Category A (0 to 5)     2 TWOS required at any hole

    1

    No Winner,  £1 rollover to Saturday October 24

    Category B (6 to 9)      16th does not count

    6

    No Winner, £6 rollover to Saturday October 24

    Category C (10 to 15)

    5

    Charlie McDowell with two,         Jim Gallagher,      Jim Long

    Category D (16 to 28)

    4

    Harvey Peacock,    Bobby Jack,   Hugh McLellan,  Hugh McGarrigle

  • Well, there is always someone who spoils the party. Having seen the 'pot' increase to over £110 for the twos in category A, an excellent carrot, which resulted in more of this group playing than at any other time of the year, along came Paul McFarlane to scoop up the lot. Interestingly, prior to play, he had asked the soon-to-retire Jim Duncan the state of his account and was upset to hear that he was in negative equity. This was just the catalyst required for his best round of the year.

  • With absolutely fantastic weather and no wind we would have expected play to proceed quite quickly. Not in the least! Almost every player took time to study that fine example of modern architecture that is known as 'the barn' and reflect on how they had managed to miss this magnificent building, with its flaking painted door, battered old roof and rickety brickwork. With the forum devotees calling for the restoring of this edifice to its former glory and bringing it into a more visual prominence on the course by the removal of the trees masking it, everyone threw in their tuppence worth and play slowed down to a crawl.

  • Section two saw tremendous scoring from the three Macs in McCracken, Haggis McTavish and McDowell with nothing to separate the sweepstake winnings, each with a net 65.

  • Section three was a battle of the 20 handicappers, where the every improving Danny Maloney tookm top place from Tam Mcghie and Andy McEwing.

  • David Barr made a return to the fold in section one where he managed to win the section by virtue of his net 65, pipping the now minted Paul McFarlane and Jim Fulton (remember him?).
     
    Anyone for the prizegiving?

Saturday Sweepstake             Date: October 17                     Entries, including Juniors: 132            C.S.S:  69

Section 1
(0 to 9)

Player

Gross

H/Cap

Net

Sweep
£’s

Best Scratch

Paul McFarlane

69

 

 

5

1st

David Barr

73

8

65

20

2nd

Paul McFarlane

69

3

66

10

3rd

Jim Fulton

75

9

66

10

Section 2
(10 to 15)

 

 

 

 

 

1st

John McCracken

78

13

65

18

2nd

Charlie McDowell

75

10

65

18

3rd

Gordon McTavish

79

14

65

18

Section 3
(16 to 28)

 

 

 

 

 

1st

Danny Maloney

87

20

67

15

2nd

Tom McGhie

88

20

68

9

3rd

Andy McEwing

89

20

69

6

 

2,s Results

£’s per 2

 

Category A (0 to 5)     2 TWOS required at any hole

120

Paul McFarlane wins the rollover with 2’s at 7 and 13.

Category B (6 to 9)      16th does not count

11

Stuart Gallacher
Jim Logue
Jimmy McAulay     John McQuillan

Category C (10 to 15)

11

John McCracken with two,
George Deveney
Stewart Munro
Robert McLeod

Category D (16 to 28)

30

No Winner – Rollover of £30 to Wednesday October 21

 

Wednesday Sweepstake             Date: October 14                Entries, including Juniors: 80  C.S.S:  68

Section 1
(0 to 9)

Player

Gross

H/Cap

Net

Sweep
£’s

Best Scratch

Stephen Cameron (1)

68

 

 

5

1st

Stephen Cameron (1)

68

7

61

10

2nd

Jim Fulton

76

9

67

5

Section 2
(10 to 15)

 

 

 

 

 

1st

William Bell

77

12

65

20

2nd

John Leith

82

15

67

10

Section 3
(16 to 28)

 

 

 

 

 

1st

Steve McDowall

80

17

63

15

2nd

Frank McCormick

82

19

63

15

 

2,s Results

£’s per 2

 

Category A (0 to 5)     2 TWOS required at any hole

5

No Winner – Rollover of £110 to Saturday October 17

Category B (6 to 9)      16th does not count

10

No Winner – Rollover of £10 to Saturday October 17

Category C (10 to 15)

4

Jim Gallagher with 2,    Mark McDaid
Joe Bryant
John Leith
David Arnott
David Heron

Category D (16 to 28)

10

Alan Dobie
Randall McLean        Tom McGhie

 

Texas Scramble - 10 Oct 09

It is interesting to note that the winners were runners up in the first scramble. Specialists it seems. A Mr Willy Dixon has secured the first hole in one of the season. This cleans up the 'Two's' pot. Messrs Barr, Young, Kerr and Ellis (who were all sympathetic to my own plight last week, receive no end of sympathy for their four twos, but nothing more substantial).
 
Please remember that the Annual Presentation of Prizes will take place on Friday October 23. I have deliberately avoided Halloween, as many members were otherwise engaged on that night haunting hooses. All members can attend this major event and non winners, who take the effort to come and congratulate the more fortunate amongst us, are particularly welcome.


If it is any solace, then the M & H convenor is not collecting his annual trophy this year. Some sort of administrative slip up, I believe.

Player A

Player B

Player B

Player B

Gross

Handicap

Net

K Parker

S Cameron

R Hall

I Kerrigan

62

11.3

50.7

S McDowall

S Blue

A Gunn

J Elliot

63

11.8

51.2

I McDermid

E King

J Logue

P McLaughlin

61

7.8

53.2

S Wilkie

S McCafferty

J Mitchell

P Gallagher

62

8.7

53.3

C Marner

T Dillon

C Paul

O Gallagher

61

7.7

53.3

D Livingstone

A Kinniburgh

D Barr

J Livingstone

64

10.7

53.3

S MacDonald

A Essler

F McCormick

A Livingstone

63

9.5

53.5

A Moore

A Currie

S MacNeill

D Arnott

64

10

54

D Petrie

D Fry

L Wilson

G Hunter

68

13.7

54.3

J Long

W Kemp

J Harkness

M Cannon

61

6.7

54.3

J Kerr

R Barr

A Young

J Ellis

61

6.2

54.8

H Lyden

G Donnachie

N McCloy

S Gallacher

61

6

55

D Anderson

D Terrey

B Wallace

A Wohglemuth

62

7

55

J McQuillan

K Piper

R McGill

A Bryceland

63

7.7

55.3

T McGhie

M Stewart

S Reid

J McEleny

67

11.3

55.7

A Petrie

B Harley

P Tinney

A Brands

61

5.3

55.7

D Docherty

J Maxwell

R Johnstone

D Heron

63

7.3

55.7

A Darroch

B Tait

R Parker

G Parker

64

7.3

56.7

C King

E Isaac

B McDade

T Murphy

72

15

56.8

A Jasper

J Glen

M Morrod

G Deveney

66

8.7

57.3

G McFarlane

R Leith

D Carney

S Orr

64

6.7

57.3

I McFadyen

A Dobie

J Norman

I Duncan

72

14.2

57.8

D Gracie

P Harley

J Docherty

J Gallagher

68

10

58

C McDowell

G McIntyre

D McKelvie

H McGarrigle

67

8.8

58.2

J Mitchell

D Maloney

S Munro

S Barr

69

10.3

58.7

I Jones

D McKirdy

W Dixon

J Kelly

68

9.2

58.8

I Doak

J Fleming

B Hossack

D Leitch

69

10

59

J Ball

J Haddock

A Wylie

M Parker

70

10.7

59.3

A McEwing

L Taylor

M O’Brien

 

71

9.5

61.5

P Gallagher

J McAulay

M McDaid

S Lapsley

62

5

67

 

Sweepstake

Players

Score

H/cap

Net

Sweep £’s each

1st

S Cameron     I Kerrigan     R Hall    K Parker 

62

11.3

50.7

15

2nd equal

S McDowall     J Elliot         S Blue      A Gunn

63

11.8

51.2

10

2nd equal

I McDermid   J Logue   P McLaughlin   E King

61

7.8

53.2

4

 

Wed Sweep ....................7 Oct 09..................86 Entries.................CSS 69

  • Section 1
    (0 to 9)

    Player

    Gross

    H/Cap

    Net

    Sweep
    £’s

    Best Scratch

    Kenny Roy

    66

     

     

    5

    1st

    Kenny Roy

    66

    2

    64

    14

    2nd

    Stephen Mullan

    70

    5

    65

    6

    Section 2
    (10 to 15)

     

     

     

     

     

    1st

    James Harkness

    78

    12

    66

    20

    2nd

    Jim McNeil

    80

    13

    67

    10

    Section 3
    (16 to 28)

     

     

     

     

     

    1st

    Derek Leitch

    88

    19

    69

    20

    2nd

    Matt Hennon

    90

    20

    70

    10

  • 2,s Results

    £’s per 2

     

    Category A (0 to 5)     2 TWOS required at any hole

    10

    No Winner – Rollover of £105 to Wednesday October 14

    Category B (6 to 9)      16th does not count

    12

    Dave Terrey

    Category C (10 to 15)

    15

    Jim Sutherland                  Jim Docherty

    Category D (16 to 28)

    20

    Tommy McShane              Jackie Norman   (includes rollover)

     

  • The Captains Trophy winner, having played in glorious sunshine and gentle cooling wisps of a much needed breeze was Andy Brands.  Our thoughts at this time must surely go to the supremely unfortunate runner up, who toiled and struggled round in torrential rain, was battered by gale force winds and suffered a lost ball at the ninth (not to mention being dragged along by Big Eck at 100mph) was George Deveney.

  • Captains Trophy ...............3 October 2009.................... 44 Entrants ......CSS - Reduction Only

  • Section 1
    (0 to 9)

    Player

    Gross

    H/Cap

    Net

    Sweep
    £’s

    Best Scratch

    Andy Brands

    77

     

     

    5

    1st

    Andy Brands

    77

    6

    71

    6

    2nd

    Mark Scanlan

    77

    4

    73

    4

    3rd

    Ian Doak

    86

    9

    77

    2

    Section 2
    (10 to 15)

     

     

     

     

     

    1st

    George Deveney

    83

    11

    72

    8

    2nd

    Donald McKirdy

    86

    12

    74

    4

    3rd

    James Harkness

    87

    12

    75

    2

    Section 3
    (16 to 28)

     

     

     

     

     

    1st

    Jim Fleming

    92

    16

    76

    5

    2nd

    Eddie King

    99

    20

    79

    3

    3rd

    Steve McDowall

    102

    17

    85

    2

  • 2,s Results

    £’s per 2

     

    Category A (0 to 5)     2 TWOS required at any hole

    5

    No Winner – Rollover of £95 to Wednesday October 7

    Category B (6 to 9)      16th does not count

    12

    Robert Hughes

    Category C (10 to 15)

    7

    James Harkness              Jeff Mitchell

    Category D (16 to 28)

    10

    No Winner – Rollover of £10 to Wednesday October 7

 

  • Phenomenal scoring from Graham Forbes. Rollovers in the twos have been cleaned up, except for category A players. Ian McDermid gets 2 twos in his section and squeezes out £6. Unlucky. What about removing the 16th hole from the Category C group in order to generate a bit of interest?
     
    This Saturday is the long awaited Captains Trophy

Wednesday Medal - 31 September - 76 Entries CSS 69

Section 1
(0 to 9)

Player

Gross

H/Cap

Net

Sweep
£’s

Best Scratch

Graham Forbes

65

 

 

5

1st

Graham Forbes

65

2

63

8

2nd

Stephen Cameron (1)

74

8

66

4

3rd

Allan Cumming

75

9

66

4

Section 2
(10 to 15)

 

 

 

 

 

1st

Alan Young

76

10

66

14

2nd

Jim Gallagher

79

12

67

9

3rd

James Harkness

80

12

68

5

Section 3
(16 to 28)

 

 

 

 

 

1st

Derek Fry

86

17

69

10

2nd

Ben McDade

94

25

69

10

3rd

Eddie King

90

20

70

5

 

2,s Results

£’s per 2

 

Category A (0 to 5)     2 TWOS required at any hole

10

No Winner – Rollover of £90 to Saturday October 3

Category B (6 to 9)      16th does not count

3

Ian McDermid  with 2,                 Peter Tait                    Alan Cumming

Category C (10 to 15)

14

Ian McFadyen
Stuart Paterson
Jim Gallagher
John McCracken

Category D (16 to 28)

37

Frank Bethel
Eddie King

 

This Sunday sees the return of a singles open competition to the club. Pat Tinney has kindly agreed to run the event. With the majority of members being unable to play on the Saturday then a good turnout is expected. Very generously, Pat has decided to have the following as a prize fund in order to attract a reasonable field.
Scratch - £100. Net; 1st - £150, 2nd - £100 and 3rd - £50.

This will only apply if the current entrants all turn up and if not, then the prize fund will be reduced accordingly. The entry fee is only £6.
 
I would also draw your attention to the prizegiving night which will be held on Friday October 23. Details to follow.

 

Wed Medal .......23 Sept 09................ 70 Players..................... CSS 70

Section 1
(0 to 9)

Player

Gross

H/Cap

Net

Sweep
£’s

Best Scratch

Gerry Donnachie

74

 

 

5

1st

Raymond Barr

74

8

66

10

2nd

Gerry Donnachie

74

5

69

6

3rd

Jim Fulton

79

9

70

4

Section 2
(10 to 15)

 

 

 

 

 

1st

Alan Currie

81

13

68

15

2nd

Jeff Mitchell

83

14

69

9

3rd

Pat Bryceland

84

14

70

6

Section 3
(16 to 28)

 

 

 

 

 

1st

John Ruddy

84

17

67

10

2nd

Bill Jamieson

90

20

70

6

3rd

Frank McCormick

90

19

71

4

 

2,s Results

£’s per 2

 

Category A (0 to 5)     2 TWOS required at any hole

 

No Winner – Rollover of £80 to Wednesday September 30

Category B (6 to 9)      16th does not count

4

Charlie Paul          Raymond Barr          Peter Gallagher

Category C (10 to 15)

 

No Winner – Rollover of £30 to Wednesday September 30

Category D (16 to 28)

 

No Winner – Rollover of £54 to Wednesday September 30

 

Kinnaird Trophy              19 September 09               137 Entries                           C.S.S:      69

Section 1
(0 to 9)

Player

Gross

H/Cap

Net

Sweep
£’s

Best Scratch

Kenny Roy

69

 

 

5

1st

Neil Delussey

73

8

65

23

2nd

Kenny Roy

69

2

67

13

3rd

Andy Petrie

77

9

68

10

Section 2
(10 to 15)

 

 

 

 

 

1st

Ian Jamieson

73

10

63

24

2nd

Kenny Piper

78

10

68

12

3rd

Ian Doak

78

10

68

12

Section 3
(16 to 28)

 

 

 

 

 

1st

Derek Leitch

83

22

61

18

2nd

Jim Fleming

82

17

65

11

3rd

Frank McCormick

87

19

68

8

 

2,s Results

£’s per 2

 

Category A (0 to 5)     2 TWOS required at any hole

 

No Winner – Rollover of £70 to Wednesday September 23

Category B (6 to 9)      16th does not count

5

Fraser Gray                       Neil Delussey                      Jim Fulton                      Jim Kerr                           Andy Brands                       Duncan Anderson

Category C (10 to 15)

8

Robert Campbell         Robert McLeod         Glenn Greenan
James Harkness           Bill McCorkell
Ian Jamieson

Category D (16 to 28)

 

No Winner – Rollover of £34 to Wednesday September 23

 

Wednesday Medal                  16 September 09     116    Entries.............. CSS 68

Section 1
(0 to 9)

Player

Gross

H/Cap

Net

Sweep
£’s

Best Scratch

Kenneth Roy

69

 

 

5

1st

Gerry Donnachie

71

6

65

10

2nd

Andrew Brands

71

6

65

10

3rd

Jim McAulay

72

7

65

10

Section 2
(10 to 15)

 

 

 

 

 

1st

Ian Doak

75

10

65

23

2nd

Alan Currie

80

14

66

12

3rd

John McDougall

78

12

66

12

Section 3
(16 to 28)

 

 

 

 

 

1st

Jim Fleming

85

18

67

11

2nd

Don Shields

84

17

67

11

3rd

Jim Haddock

86

19

67

11

 

2,s Results

£’s per 2

 

Category A (0 to 5)     2 TWOS required at any hole

 

No Winner – Rollover of £56 to Saturday September 19th

Category B (6 to 9)      16th does not count

3

John McQuillan
Jim McAulay        Raymond Barr
Peter Gallagher
Andrew Brands         David Carney

Category C (10 to 15)

7

Duncan Cameron      David Houston
Ian Jamieson          Charlie McDowell
Robert Leith
Ian Doak

Category D (16 to 28)

5

William Crawford
I N S Duncan
Sam McNeil             Peter Harley
John Kelly
Scott Young             Robin Goodall

 

September Medal & Autumn Meeting        12 September              146 Entries   C.S.S: 69

Section 1
(0 to 9)

Player

Gross

H/Cap

Net

Sweep
£’s

Best Scratch

Kenneth Roy

67

 

 

5

1st

John Burns

68

5

63

23

2nd

Kenneth Roy

67

2

65

15

3rd

Brendan Harley

72

6

66

8

Section 2
(10 to 15)

 

 

 

 

 

1st

Andy White

77

12

65

25

2nd

Christopher Connelly

79

13

66

15

3rd

David Arnott

78

11

67

10

Section 3
(16 to 28)

 

 

 

 

 

1st

Ergate Ayanna

83

16

67

20

2nd

Steve McDowall

83

17

68

10

3rd

Derek Leitch

91

23

68

10

 

2,s Results

£’s per 2

 

Category A (0 to 5)     2 TWOS required at any hole

 

No Winner – Rollover of £46 to Wednesday September 16th

Category B (6 to 9)      16th does not count

7

Brendan Harley x 2              Andrew Petrie       Stephen Cameron (1) 
Stephen McCafferty             Neil Delussey        James H Duncan       

Category C (10 to 15)

27

John McDougall                Gordon McQuat

Category D (16 to 28)

40

Stephen Wilkie

 

Willow Trophy        9 September            97 Entreis       CSS  70

Section 1
(0 to 9)

Player

Gross

H/Cap

Net

Sweep
£’s

Best Scratch

Graham Forbes

70

 

 

5

1st

Robert Johnstone

77

9

68

8

2nd

Steven Orr

77

9

68

8

3rd

Graham Forbes

80

2

68

8

Section 2
(10 to 15)

 

 

 

 

 

1st

David Heron

79

11

68

18

2nd

James Harkness

82

12

70

9

3rd

Matt Bonnar

81

11

70

9

Section 3
(16 to 28)

 

 

 

 

 

1st

Iain Miller

89

20

69

15

2nd

Frank McCormick

89

19

70

10

3rd

J Tait

97

25

72

5

 

2,s Results

£’s per 2

 

Category A (0 to 5)     2 TWOS required at any hole

 

No Winner – Rollover of £34 to Saturday September 12th

Category B (6 to 9)      16th does not count

 

No Winner – Rollover of £17 to Saturday September 12th

Category C (10 to 15)

10

Duncan Cameron
Dc Gracie
David Houston
David Arnott

Category D (16 to 28)

15

Alan Dobie
Stephen Wilkie

 

Tri Am Trophy (05/09/2009 CSS:70)

1st  75-9=66  Mark Cannon
2nd  78-7=71  Stevie McDonald
3rd  81-9=72  William Kemp

Division 2 Results

1st  77-11=66  Ian Doak
2nd  86-12=74  James Harkness
3rd  89-13=76  Stuart Barr

Division 3 Results

1st  88-18=70  Jim Fleming
2nd  91-20=71  Laurence Taylor
3rd  94-20=74  Andy McEwing

HG McLennan Rd 2 - Never Count Your Chicks.
 
Last weekend witnessed a typical situation which arises in the golfing arena.
On Friday, at the inaugural AM AM Day, the leaders in the clubhouse were busy wondering how they would spend their winnings. In an unbelievable act of folly they even asked for a 'sub' on the strength of their position, in order to go to Word Up, prior to the completion of the competition.Sitting pretty on 131, Johnny Caldwell, Jimmy McAulay, Cameron McLellan and Donald Bryceland were getting well oiled on the Magners, when, out of the blue, the last game came in.The three Rhoy Bhoys, plus Simon Harley, incredibly took seven shots of the real Bhoys and returned a 124. Terrific scoring. The committee would like to thank all the members who played on the day and also all the visitors.
 
On Saturday we had the second round of the HG McLennan. After round one we thought the trophy would be a straight shoot out between the leaders on 62, Andy Burgess and Billy Dixon. Well, like his namesake, Andy must be a double agent. Unlike the previous week, where he turned up disguised as a golfer, he resumed his alternate and real guise and went down quicker than Aidwardo McGeady when met by a gust of wind.
 
Being the athlete that he is, Billy decided his best approach would be to stick with his tried and trusted pre match routine.Taxi to club (from less than half a mile away), 'All day fry up' on arrival which he washed down by copious pints of Guinness. Having taken the trouble to study the leaderboard, Billy knew exactly what he needed to do. Score 70. A comfortable start of three straight fours was followed by the next six holes in 9 over par. Drastic action was required if the trophy was to be secured! Having N/R'd, Jim Elliott was dispatched to the nearest Spar for a replenishment to the carry oot! Not being able to turn on the magic of the previous week, Billy stumbled to an inward nine of 40. Net 71.
 
Earlier in the day, Paolo, who is not quite a stallion, more of an Italian pony, put together a level par front nine and followed it up with a back nine which he finished with three crucial pars to take the trophy on the countback of the better second round. As usual, Paolo ensures one piece of silverware each year is dispatched to his mantlepiece.

 

H.G.McLennan Round 2         August 29                  142 Entries                  C.S.S:  70

Section 1
(0 to 9)

Player

Gross

H/Cap

Net

Sweep
£’s

Best Scratch

Kenny Roy

71

 

 

5

1st

Paolo Spella

72

5

67

20

2nd

Kenny Roy

71

3

68

12

3rd

James H Duncan

78

9

69

8

Section 2
(10 to 15)

 

 

 

 

 

1st

Martin McConnachie

83

15

68

26

2nd

Graham Hunter

82

13

69

13

3rd

Charlie Marner

81

12

69

13

Section 3
(16 to 28)

 

 

 

 

 

1st

Archie Essler

89

22

67

20

2nd

Joe Ball

87

18

69

12

3rd

Frank McCormick

92

20

72

8

 

2,s Results

£’s per 2

 

 

Category A (0 to 5)
2 TWOS required at any hole

 

15

£15 rollover to Wednesday September 2

 

Category B (6 to 9)
16th does not count

 

13

Jim Fulton
Mark McCaig

 

Category C (10 to 15)

 

19

Donald McKirdy
Gordon McFarlane
John Ellis 

 

Category D (16 to 28)

 

40

Jack Norman

 

HG McLennan Rd 1

With the weather abating, we managed to actually have a competiton on Saturday. The H G McLennan Trophy is always a well supported event, due to it being over two rounds. The members who did turn up, saw a course, which has had to withstand a huge ammount of rain over the last month, in fantastic condition. The prize for the best kept hole is still up for grabs, with the fourth being the definite favourite just now. Well done to all members, as the number of pitchmarks has decreased and the litter problem is on the wane.
 
Anyway, phenomenal scoring took place over the first round and we may need to check the gender of the leaders, in case of dispute. Any volunteers?
 
Absolutely blowing away everyone else in his section was Billy Dixon. The 70 of Jim Fleming and 71 of Frank McCormick should not even be mentioned alongside a net 62 from Billy, which even included a 7 at the ninth. 
 
Section 2 saw a similar, but not as dramatic a lead being opened up by Andy Burgess. His personal highlite was a 3 at the eleventh. Andy has never been known for having any great length, so it must have been a holed pitch shot for the 25th birdie of the year at this hole.
 
There was much more of a competition in section one. Returning net 66's were Kenny Roy, Paolo Spella, Conn Nelis and Willie Kemp. However,Allan Brands, having had a super front nine of 36, held on for a net 65 to win the group.
Club Champion Craig Thomson, who must have been bouyed by his impressive write up in the 'Tele', returned a scratch 68 to scoop the fiver available.
 

H.G.McLennan Round 1          22 August 09     155 Entries                                 C.S.S:      69

Section 1
(0 to 9)

Player

Gross

H/Cap

Net

Sweep
£’s

Best Scratch

Craig Thomson

68

 

 

5

1st

Allan Brands

72

7

65

22

2nd

John Burns

71

5

66

11

3rd

William Kemp

75

9

66

11

Section 2
(10 to 15)

 

 

 

 

 

1st

Andy Burgess

77

15

62

28

2nd

Tony McKenzie

77

11

66

16

3rd

Kenny Gilmour

77

10

67

11

Section 3
(16 to 28)

 

 

 

 

 

1st

Billy Dixon

78

16

62

20

2nd

Jim Fleming

88

18

70

12

3rd

Frank McCormick

91

20

71

8

 

2,s Results

£’s per 2

 

 

Category A (0 to 5)
2 TWOS required at any hole

 

10

Kenny Roy
Mark Scanlan

 

Category B (6 to 9)
16th does not count

 

5

Neil Delussey
Robert Hughes
David Ness
Mark Cannon
Duncan Anderson
Allan Brands

 

Category C (10 to 15)

 

8

Rab Murphy
Kenny Gilmour
Alex Irving
Craig Love
Jim Long
John Ellis
Ross Ballantyne

 

Category D (16 to 28)

 

14

Lawrie Wilson
Billy Dixon
Frank McCormick

H G McLennan Trophy

Player

Round 1

Round 2

Total

Billy Dixon

62

 

 

Andy Burgess

62

 

 

Allan Brands

65

 

 

John Burns

66

 

 

Willie Kemp

66

 

 

Tony McKenzie

66

 

 

Conn Nelis

66

 

 

Paolo Spella

66

 

 

Kenny Roy

66

 

 

Mark Scanlan

66

 

 

Craig Thomson

67

 

 

Kenny Gilmour

67

 

 

Alan Rodgers

68

 

 

Gerry Donnachie

68

 

 

Stephen Cameron (1)

69

 

 

Graham Forbes

69

 

 

Stuart Alexander

69

 

 

Brendan Harley

69

 

 

David MacFarlane

69

 

 

John McEleny

69

 

 

John Ellis

69

 

 

Steven McDonald

69

 

 

 

Wednesday Sweepstake                Date: August 12                  98 Entries            C .S.S:69

Section 1
(0 to 9)

Player

Gross

H/Cap

Net

Sweep
£’s

Best Scratch

Paolo Spella

71

 

 

5

1st

Paolo Spella

71

6

65

10

2nd

Mark McCaig

75

7

68

5

3rd

Stuart Alexander

74

6

68

5

Section 2
(10 to 15)

 

 

 

 

 

1st

George Deveney

77

12

65

18

2nd

Charles McDowell

77

11

66

10

3rd

Joe Mitchell

78

11

67

7

Section 3
(16 to 28)

 

 

 

 

 

1st

Jim Fleming

85

18

67

18

2nd

Jack Norman

95

25

70

10

3rd

Brian Stevenson

90

19

71

7

 

2,s Results 12 August

£’s per 2

 

Category A (0 to 5)     2 TWOS required at any hole

6

Stephen Mullan

Category B (6 to 9)      16th does not count

25

Paolo Spella
John McQuillan

Category C (10 to 15)

17

George Deveney
Kenny Piper

Category D (16 to 28)

11

Dugald Carmichael (2)
Hugh McLellan

 

 

 

July Wednesday Medal    5 August 2009             C.S.S:  69

Section 1
(0 to 9)

Player

Gross

H/Cap

Net

Sweep
£’s

Best Scratch

Steven Lapsley

68

 

 

5

1st

Steven Lapsley

68

4

64

15

2nd

Stephen McCafferty

74

7

67

7

3rd

Gordon Leith

72

5

67

7

Section 2
(10 to 15)

 

 

 

 

 

1st

Jim Long

76

13

63

20

2nd

Iain Jones

76

11

65

12

3rd

Ian Wright

79

13

66

8

Section 3
(16 to 28)

 

 

 

 

 

1st

Steve McDowall

87

19

68

13

2nd

Ricky Hall

87

19

68

13

3rd

Pat Gallagher

84

16

68

13

 

Championship Final

The final of the Championship was fought out in really tough conditions with the wind allied to some 'interesting' pin positions, particularly at the ninth resulting in a difficult day for our finalists. With Craig Thomson having beaten young Gareth Caldwell in his semi and Graham Forbes coming through a real tough examination from Simon Middleton, who was unlucky in having four birdies and getting beat at the last with a super gross score, we were set up for the best two players contesting the final.

It was pointed out from one of our more learned members (Neil Cooke?) that, with the difference in handicaps, young Graham should not reach the 68th hole of the match. This prophecy was to be well out. Neil should stick to the cricket.

In the morning round, ably refereed by Archie Wog, Craig showed why he is the defending champion and his 70 shots against Graham's 73 resulted in a 3 up at lunch result.

Coming out of the blocks like a train in the afternoon, Graham went to the eighth hole in 3 under par to square the match, but a poor second shot on ninth put him in an impossible position and Craig went one up after 27 with a par.

Two further errors allowed Craig to go back to his seemingly unassailable 3 up with only 6 to play. However, it was now Craig's turn to display nerves when he missed a tiddler at the fifteenth and Graham fought back to be only one down with 3 to play. Under tremendous pressure, Graham got up and down from a bunker at the 34th hole to remain with a realistic chance of winning the title.

A poor drive which went down the wee course from Craig at 35, meant that a regulation par from Graham saw the championship all square with one hole to play.
A massive crowd were enthralled.Both of them!

Previously unflappable throughout the campaign, Craig seemed to be rattled coming down the stretch and appeared to be struggling badly. He had never been behind in any match and it looked all over when he put his tee shot into King's Burn and Graham knocked his down the middle of the fairway, although a bit further back than he would want.

From his dropped shot, under penalty, Craig then put his wood into the top bunker. Graham will live to regret not making sure that he did not do the same with his second shot, but, that is exactly what he did.With the championship  looking all over, Craig, a la Trevino many years ago, flopped his bunker shot right into the hole for a four. Unbelievable! A totally bewildered Graham could only get his shot out to around twenty feet, from where he missed his par putt.

I doubt if there has ever been a more dramatic end to our championship final.It is such a cruel game but we are sure that Graham overcomes his disappointment to have a successful golfing career.
By proving the predictor wrong (only just mind you) Craig now has elevated himself into equal fifth in the all time winners list, joining the legendary Jack McIlravey with four titles.

Championship Matches - Wednesday 29 July 2009

A healthy crowd witnessed the quarter final of the championship, last night.
 
Game One had Simon Middleton, who has really taken advantage of getting in through the back door to now reach the semis, defeat Scott Hunter by 4 & 3. 
 
Game two saw the Graham Forbes deliver the goods against Crawford Rae. Crawford could do nothing when up against a run of birdies on 5, 6, 7,and 8 and then again at 12. A 5 & 4 victory sets Graham up nicely for his match against Simon.
 
Game three was the rehersal of the upcoming Junior final. This match was the only one where it was tight all the way. Unlike his performance last year, when his short game was second to none, Alex McGregor's putting seemed to be very suspect last night and Gareth took full advantage of this and he overcame Alex at the last.
 
Game four was a demonstration by holder Craig Thomson that he was in no mood to reliquish his title. With a long range birdie at the first, Craig was never behind against young Riccardo DiMurro and he had another three birdies and eventually won on the fifteenth.  
 
The semi finals are on Friday night at 5pm.

 

Section 1
(0 to 28)

Player

Gross

H/Cap

Net

Sweep
£’s

Best Scratch

Stuart Alexander

73

 

 

5

1st

Stewart Munro

81

16

65

35

2nd

Stuart Alexander

73

6

67

20

3rd

Mike Morrod

81

12

69

14

 

Championship Matches - Monday 27 July 2009

The Roys crash out. Triple Whammie for the Roy Bhoys in last night's matches.

In game one, Simon, who got in the back door, put to rest a hoodoo which has been hanging over him for a few years. In an uncanny repeat of a classic recent situation, Simon was two up on Alistair Roy with two to play and lost both. Getting ever nearer the third hole, however, Alistair shoved his tee shot out of bounds at the twentieth to see Simon through.

Captain Alex Roy was comfortably seen off by recent finalist Scott Hunter.

Would be professional,Graham Forbes won 4 and 3 against the club's own version of Ian Poulter in Gordon Leith.
Multiple champion, Crawford Rae was a runaway victor against first time qualifier, David Ness in winning 6 & 5.
In the battle of the brothers there was sweet revenge for Gary when he defeated Johnny Caldwell 3 & 2. Also destroyed yours truly's predictions.

Last year's beaten finalist Alex McGregor was too good for another first timer in beating Barry Sproul 3 & 2.
Current holder Craig Thomson was too good for Kenny Roy and ran out a 3 & 2 winner.
The biggest shock of the night was Riccardo DiMurro's win against junior hater Graeme McLellan by a 4 & 3 margin.
 
On Wednesday we will have the following ties, played at 5pm.
Simon Middleton  v  Scott Hunter. Really difficult to call, but will stick with Scott, which I got correct earlier.
 
Graham Forbes  v  Crawford Rae. I think that Graham, who has an excellent Newton Shield record at home, will reach the final, so Crawford will be out to prove me wrong.
 
Alex McGregor  v  Gary Caldwell. This is a dress rehersal of the upcoming junior final and I dont like to do this, but will change ships and go with Gary.
 
Craig Thomson v  Riccardo DiMurro. Only a miracle can stop Craig from reaching the final and I do not think Riccardo posesses the firepower at this stage in his career to stop this golfing juggernaut.

Championship Qualifiers - Sunday 26 July 2009

Thanks must go to Morry Glen for getting up on Sunday and going out to examine the course and push surface water off the greens affected by overnight rain. This helped to ensure Sunday's round went ahead.
The Championship quailfying threw up the usual mixed bag of qualifiers in first timers, juniors and old hands. 

Again, as is usual, there are a few eminent ommisions also.

181 would-be contenders set out on Saturday with many hoping, not for their dream round,but,almost impossibly, trying to put together their two best ever rounds and make it happen consecutively.

Well, miracles can happen and Barry Sproul went out on Saturday and shot a lifetime best round of 72 to put him into contention. His round included three twos. Barry turned up on the Sunday morning to play in really poor weather and held his nerve to record a 78 to qualify in 14th place.

Joining him in the matchplay stages is another debutant in David Ness. Davie had four twos in his first round 74 and he also braved the weather on Sunday to return a 75 for 13th place.
Along with Riccardo DiMurro these were the first timers who will attempt to take a scalp of the more established qualifiers.

Boring everyone for years about being the only Roy (Brabender excluded) to capture the Syd Montford trophy, Kenny was a bit disappointed to find out that Alistair was the winner of one of our few scratch trophies at the club.

A two round total of 142 pipped Graeme McLellan by a stroke. Incredibly, Jimmy Kidd insists that, in 1971, he shot 141 in the championship qualifiers, but there was no trophy in those days to record his achievment on. That Irn Bru can play havoc on one's mind, I believe.

And so to the draw.

Only the withdrawal of Stuart Alexander due to work committments allowed Simon Middleton to progress to round one.

Alistair Roy v Simon Middleton. A caddyless Simon ( the absence of Andy Brands is surely no coincidence, as last year, many leading neurologists were struggling to remove a putter from the cranium of Andy which somehow became embedded as he left the fourteenth green having watched Simon three putt.) will struggle with memories of a play off defeat against Al. Alistair to win.

Captain Alex Roy v Recent runner up, Scott Hunter. The course management, accuracy from the tee and control will see Scott providing the biggest upset of the night.

Graham Forbes v Gordon Leith. Two teenage boys will match up in a battle of the club's future. The extra experience of Graham will take him through.

David Ness v Crawford Rae. 4 twos will mean absolutely nothing to Crawford who will be bouyed by an ALBA cup victory for the 'Ton. He will be thankful to have dodged a junior in round one but will be a tad more nervous when he progresses to play one on Wednesday.

Alex McGregor v Barry Sproul. If it were a boxing match, then it would not get past the first ten seconds. However, in a mismatched battle golf wise, last years runner up, Alex, will put the old adage of a good big one versus a good wee one to bed and leave Barry with memories of qualifying.

Gary Caldwell v Johnny Caldwell. Another no win situation for the parents of both boys. Gareth still has not forgiven the match secretary for predicting his defeat by Johnny recently and will be all out to prove him wrong in saying that Johnny will progress again this year.

Craig Thomson v Kenny Roy. The match of the round will feature the current holder and three times champion playing against over achiever Kenny. Kenny generally reaches the quarters or semis, but this year will see a first round exit and a particularly difficult set of opponents for Craig to contend with if he is to achieve a 'threepeat'.

Riccardo DiMurro v Graeme McLellan. Taking on Big Mac in his first ever matchplay round, it might be worthwhile for unknown quantity Riccardo, just reminding Graeme about his recent record against juniors. However, Graeme should forget about juniors holing second shots at the ninth and other amazing feats and go into a quality quarter final field on Wednesday.

The games start at 5pm and I can speak for all involved that they would really appreciate any member giving up their time to come along and lend their support. 

July Monthly Medal

Jim Duncan put together an incredible round of net 68 which included five sixes and an eleven!!! He had eleven pars off a handicap of seventeen.

We are now at a stage where the scoring is particularly low and another deliberate player, in Steven Wilkie, has returned from his incarceration down under to record a net 67 in section three.The runner up in the section was Charlie King with a season's best of net 66 and Laurence Taylor made a mockery of his 23 handicap with a 64.

Section two saw the last player to come in, returning the best score. Jamie McEwan continues to reduce his handicap and has done so with a net 65. Kenny Piper also had a net 65. We can only assume he had a marker for his scorecard.

In the absence of any of the big names, Jim Logue has stepped in to pick up the scratch prize and his 71 less 8 is his best net score for a long time. Doctor Frasier Gray (only other Doctor Frasier we know is Crane, but our Frasier is much funnier) continues excellent form with a net 64 also.

 

 July Monthly Medal      July 18 2009        Entries 162      C.S.S:69

Section 1
(0 to 9)

Player

Gross

H/Cap

Net

Sweep
£’s

Best Scratch

Jim Logue

71

 

 

5

1st

Jim Logue

71

8

63

20

2nd

Fraser Gray

72

8

64

12

3rd

Ian McFadyen

76

9

67

8

Section 2
(10 to 15)

 

 

 

 

 

1st

Jamie McEwan

78

13

65

24

2nd

Kenny Piper

76

11

65

24

3rd

Steven Cameron (2)

77

10

67

12

Section 3
(16 to 28)

 

 

 

 

 

1st

Laurence Taylor

87

23

64

25

2nd

Charlie King

88

22

66

15

3rd

Stephen Wilkie

85

18

67

10

 

 

The Centenary Quaich 2009

With one of the best turnouts of the year, 168, laying to rest the myth that the number of competitors drop during the weeks of the old Greenock Fair fortnight scoring was again superb.

In section three the sweepstake returns saw a real cross section of the membership. Member of just two years, Laurence Taylor and member of very many years, Albert Finch, could not be separated for the second place, with both scoring net 66. In his very first season involved in golf, David Whiteford has seen his more than generous handicap of 24 get whittled down week on week. With a background in hockey, David has no problem in getting the ball round the course and only a bit of course management is missing from his game. David will rue a seven at fourteen, which sees him miss out on the Quaich by virtue of a poorer net back nine. Only two weeks ago David came runner up in the Charity Salver.

Tremendous scoring in section two came from both Haggis McTavish and the incredible shrinking man, otherwise known as Steven Cameron number two. Both players returned net 65’s to share second place in the section. However, the winner of the section and the Quaich is doubles specialist Willie Kemp. Willie is one of those guys who hits the ball for miles and a score was always on the cards. Even running up a seven at the eleventh did not scupper him.This is just reward for a season where Willie has been at the sharp end of some very dodgy M & H decisions, both home and away in various Open competitions.

Section one saw Nicol McCloy continuing his good run of form and Duncan Anderson returning to form where both shot 74. Barry Sproul just could not match their net 66’s and returned a 67.

Paul McFarlane, remember him?, captured his once a year scratch prize with a 71.

Our Newton Shield team, who have been coached and coerced all season by Davie MacFarlane, take themselves to Elderslie tonight where they will play against Cochrane Castle in this year’s final. We wish them well. (We wish who well? Ed).   

The Centenary Quaich        July 11     Entries 168                  C.S.S:  69

Section 1
(0 to 9)

Player

Gross

H/Cap

Net

Sweep
£’s

Best Scratch

Paul McFarlane

71

 

 

5

1st

Duncan Anderson

74

8

66

20

2nd

Nicol McCloy

74

8

66

20

3rd

Barry Sproul

76

9

67

10

Section 2
(10 to 15)

 

 

 

 

 

1st

William Kemp

75

11

64

30

2nd

Steven Cameron (2)

76

11

65

15

3rd

Gordon McTavish

80

15

65

15

Section 3
(16 to 28)

 

 

 

 

 

1st

David Whiteford

86

22

64

25

2nd

Albert Finch

91

25

66

12

3rd

Laurence Taylor

90

24

66

12

 

Terrific entry for a Wednesday. Definitely the best ever, albeit one member's patience (or well documented lack of) was put to the test as regards the pace of play. Perhaps golf is played faster over the border.
 
The entry sheet for the Member & Guest Day has been put up and I would like to remind members that their names will be removed if the entry of £12 is not received.
There is a healthy level of interest in the AM AM of Friday August 28 and if members wish to secure a time then they really need to get their entry posted as soon as possible. Many afternoon times are being captured already.
 
The Wilow trophy is probably sewn up by Archie, but have posted the leaderboard in case anyone wants to make some sort of a challenge.

Willow Trophy -  July 8          Entries 142                  C.S.S:  69

Section 1
(0 to 9)

Player

Gross

H/Cap

Net

Sweep
£’s

Best Scratch

David MacFarlane

72

 

 

5

1st

Martin Kane

74

7

67

15

2nd

Fraser Gray

76

8

68

9

3rd

Nicol McCloy

77

8

69

6

Section 2
(10 to 15)

 

 

 

 

 

1st

Donald McKirdy

77

13

64

27

2nd

Graham Hunter

79

14

65

16

3rd

Andy Burgess

82

15

67

10

Section 3
(16 to 28)

 

 

 

 

 

1st

Bill Jamieson

86

22

64

23

2nd

Alan Kinniburgh

85

20

65

14

3rd

Charlie King

90

22

68

9

 

Over the last couple of competitions we have had some terrific scores, with Jonny Caldwell returning another Wednesday 65 and Stevie McCafferty having a 71 less 8. However, I believe that the club has never seen such consistent scores as those on Fair Saturday. Every winner of their section had a net 63 and this reflects superbly on the condition of the course, as these scores would not be possible otherwise.I will take a chance and say that many players had their best ever rounds over the weekend.
In section 3, 17 handicapper Kevin Murphy ran away with the first place with two halves of 40.
Section two saw Robert McLeod take advantage of the centuries-old club bye-law which allows anyone to take part on Greenock Fair Saturday and live up to his prediction that he had a good score in him. However, Tony McKenzie shot an excellent 75 less 12 to equal Robert's 63, but pip him on the countback. Tony's achievement is even more admirable,as he always plays around tee time on a Saturday, and he managed to run round the course, putting together a lifetime best round and still beat the curfew at the club. Big Eck might have a contender for fastest player.
Unbelievably,in section one, we had eight handicappers Stevie McDonald and Stuart Alexander scoring 73 and 72 respectively. However, the best round of the weekend was from Graham McIntyre. 9 handicapper Graham sandwiched his front nine with two bogeys at each end and was out in forty. A blistering back nine of 32 where he finished with two birdies saw his handicap slashed.
Graeme McLellan, the silent assassin, will be pleased to pick up the scratch prize in a field which included all the stars of the club. He will be even more delighted at scooping the rollover for the two's, but not as much as Iain Duncan in section three. £70 is not bad for a couple of shots.

Fair Saturday Sweepstake       July 4            Entries 147       C.S.S:69

Section 1
(0 to 9)

Player

Gross

H/Cap

Net

Sweep
£’s

Best Scratch

Graeme McLellan

68

 

 

5

1st

Graham McIntyre

72

9

63

22

2nd

Stuart Alexander

72

8

64

13

3rd

Stevie McDonald

73

8

65

9

Section 2
(10 to 15)

 

 

 

 

 

1st

Tony McKenzie

75

12

63

22

2nd

Robert McLeod

77

14

63

22

3rd

William Bell

78

12

66

11

Section 3
(16 to 28)

 

 

 

 

 

1st

Kevin Murphy

80

17

63

20

2nd

Jim Haddock

86

20

66

12

3rd

Andy Hetherington

87

19

68

8

 

 

Wednesday Sweepstake     1 July 09     120 Entries   C.S.S:69

Section 1
(0 to 9)

Player

Gross

H/Cap

Net

Sweep
£’s

Best Scratch

Jonny Caldwell

65

 

 

5

1st

Stephen McCafferty

71

8

63

14

2nd

Alan Rodgers

73

8

65

7

3rd

Jonny Caldwell

65

0

65

7

Section 2
(10 to 15)

 

 

 

 

 

1st

Alex Jasper

78

14

64

18

2nd

Jim Long

79

15

64

18

3rd

Donny Livingstone

79

13

66

9

Section 3
(16 to 28)

 

 

 

 

 

1st

Hugh McGarrigle

85

21

64

18

2nd

Iain Millar

88

21

67

12

3rd

Graham Knox

84

16

68

6

 

  • The Charity Salver          27 June 09   162 Entries                  C.S.S:  68

    Section 1
    (0 to 9)

    Player

    Gross

    H/Cap

    Net

    Sweep
    £’s

    Best Scratch

    David MacFarlane

    67

     

     

    5

    1st

    Mark Scanlan

    69

    4

    65

    20

    2nd

    Gordon Leith

    71

    5

    66

    10

    3rd

    Frank Molloy

    73

    7

    66

    10

    Section 2
    (10 to 15)

     

     

     

     

     

    1st

    Donny Livingstone

    78

    14

    64

    30

    2nd

    Raymond Morrison

    79

    14

    65

    15

    3rd

    David Docherty

    77

    12

    65

    15

    Section 3
    (16 to 28)

     

     

     

     

     

    1st

    David Bruce

    79

    17

    62

    23

    2nd

    David Whiteford

    88

    24

    64

    12

    3rd

    John Kelly

    84

    18

    66

    9

     

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