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Monday, May 06, 2013
M & M at the Port
by Webmaster @ 16:02 GMT
Sunday's first round of the M&M over the Port course was a triumph for Liam Shanks. His gross 67 less 6 gave him a 4 shot lead over the rest of the field going into the next two rounds - Wednesday at Rothesay and Sunday at Bute. Nearest scores to him were 4 net 65's from Tommy Reynolds, Stuart Robertson, Angus Murray and Willie Glen. The CSS was 67.
John Preston continued his winning ways at the Port by winning the second class May Medal with a net 69 (88 - 18), although he and his partner had counted it at 70! Jim McKirdy equalled John's net score to win the first class category with a gross 77 - 8. John Black took the best scratch score medal with a gross 83. CSS was 68 but reductions only no handicap increases.
This week-end is the two round Hector Scott with the best aggregate net scores over Saturday & Sunday taking the trophy. Knockout draws are on the locker room notice board for the Seniors Championship, the singles Kames Cup and the four ball Hutchison Cup. Entry forms are on the foyer notice board for the Seniors Open kindly sponsored by Cowal Builders and the McFadyen Trophy which is the first mixed competition of the season. the Salmon Leap ballot on Friday evenings is now 6.00 pm.
Thursday, May 02, 2013
Overseas Winner of JMF Tankard
by Webmaster @ 20:56 GMT
Blustery & showery conditions greeted the competitors in the JMF Tankard kindly sponsored by the Fergus family and made play quite difficult resulting in a CSS of 68. This was the 15th year of this competition and as is the norm the sponsorship was extremely generous and especially so in the "pavilion" at the first/thirteenth tee where ample refreshment was on offer for all those who felt the need. This was very appropriate as that particular "pavilion" was erected in the centenary year and sponsored by the Fergus family in memory of father Jim and he would have enjoyed the banter along with the refreshments.
The winner on the day was a Fergus family friend Brian Robertson whose net 65, (82 - 17), was 5 shots ahead of Alastair Shaw in second place with a net 70 (80 - 10). Third place, by virtue of the better inward half, went to sponsor Alistair Fergus with a net 71 (83 - 12). The prize list was extensive and the prizes were presented by Jim's daughter Fiona who also acted as barmaid inside the first/thirteenth "pavilion". Prize list was:-
Winner:- Brian Robertson - 65: 2nd:- Alastair Shaw - 70: 3rd:- Alistair Fergus - 71 (BIH): Best Scratch - Jimmy Dunn - 80: Best Inward Half - John Preston: Best Outward Half:- Jim Bicker: Nearest Pin at 10 - Roddie Shaw: nearest pin at 18 - Jimmy Dunn: Longest Drive at 2/14 - Ian Shaw: Best Overseas Player - David Fergus: Worst at any hole - Robert Jardine: Worst gross - Gordon McIntyre: Worst net - Kenny Watson
The McMillan Qualifier last Sunday had a CSS of 66 and produced the following draw for the knock out stages:-
Craig Shanks (net 62) V Liam Shanks (net 69): Sam Jamieson (net 64) V Mike Ivory (net 70).
The McMillan and Hector Linden draws are now on the board.
The Spring handicap played on Saturday was won by John Preston with a net 68 (87 - 19) with two players carding 69's - Jimmy Dunn and John Black. No two's were scored.
This week- end is the start of the M&M with the first round over the port on Sunday, the second round on Wednesday at Rothesay and the third and final round at Bute on Sunday. Players intending to play at the Port on Sunday should note that the tee is booked from 10.00 to 10.30 for a visiting party.
The May Medal is on Saturday and members are reminded that no play can start prior to 9.00 am on Saturdays.
The knock out draws are posted in the locker room and the Seniors Open, the Grouse Open and the Macleod Homes Port open entry sheets are now all available for entry.
The entry form for the first mixed evening of the year, the McFadyen Trophy, is posted on the foyer board.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Great start to junior's season
by Webmaster @ 22:37 GMT
The junior section got up and running at the port course on Sunday in the form of the subscription medal. A very healthy entry and excellent scoring made it a close thing. Arran Dunn though returned to some great form which was missing last season to produce the best gross and net score of the day 72 - 12 - 60 to win the subscription medal but only by virtue of BIH from Iain Crawford who continued his good playing from finishing runner up in the winter league. With 7 of the juniors returning gross scores in the 70's this season is already looking great. Saturday 27th April will be the April medal with a 1pm tee off time. If any juniors want to play outside this tee off time due to other commitments then they must contact Ian shaw 07745169944 prior to arranging this. The Tuesday night coaching with clubgolf coaches has started again from 6pm every Tuesday through to the end of August.
by Webmaster @ 22:13 GMT
Golf at the Port
At the time of going to print the McMillan Qualifiers are unknown but a full report on this competition in next week's issue or see the result on the notice board.
This week-end is a Saturday & Sunday "shot" with the Spring Handicap on Saturday and the JMF Tankard on Sunday.
The Spring Handicap is the traditional finish of Winter Rules but obviously this will depend on the condition of the course so competitors should read the entry sheet carefully to see the state of play.
The JMF Tankard on Sunday has an entry sheet posted on the notice board and every effort will be made to ensure those that have a preferred tee time will get it. For all others it will be a rolling ballot and a case of turning up on the day and taking whatever tee time is available. First tee time is now 9.00 and last tee time will be 1.30 with the prize giving at 5.00 pm. Yet again the Club are grateful to the Fergus family for their continued sponsorship of this competition.
The entry for the knock out competitions close this week-end so if you have not entered your time is short! There are also entry sheets posted for a few open competitions.
Our next opponents in the Mail on Sunday 5 Man Team Classic is an away tie at Louden Gowf with arrangements still to be finalised.
Monday, April 08, 2013
Rothesay Motor Services winter league finals
by Webmaster @ 19:17 GMT
The Rothesay Motor Services Winter League finally came to an end on Sunday with Finals' Day and was a triumph for Jamie Jardine & Jack Paterson. Their close 2&1 win over Robert Jardine & Mark Crichton earned them the title of winners of 2012 - 2013 Winter League Champions. A superb final with the better net ball amounting to 57 indicates the quality of golf. Third place went to Graham Fisher & Ian McFarlane who defeated sponsor David Reid by 4&3. Unfortunately David had to play on his own due to an injury to his partner David Driver and last years' winners were just to much for David to handle on his own. The Wooden Spoon went to David Bodys & Hunter Martin who were defeated by Alec Greer & Alec Greer (Jnr) by the margin of 5&4. Biggest win of the day went to father & son combination, Hector & David Whitelaw who defeated John Preston & Brian MacKillop a whopping 8&7 - or should that be a "whipping"? One of the other outstanding results was that of substitute Robert Turnbull who defeated David Greer & Stevie Officer by 2&1 on his own! Other results were:-
Jim Bicker & John Marshall bt Liam Shanks & Craig McFarlane 2 up: Jim McKirdy & Bobby Cassidy (Sub Calum MacPhail) bt Francois Lintermans & Ian Shaw (Sub Iain MacLeod) 5&4: Pete Barnett & John Maltman bt Sam Jamieson & Roddie Shaw 3&2: John Black & Bobby Pedder bt Colin Renfrew & Gordon Peacock 3&2: jim Thom & Gordy McIntyre bt Chris South & Robert Durrant WO:
Final placings are:-
Winners - Jamie Jardine & Jack Paterson
Runners Up:- Robert Jardine & Mark Crichton
3rd:- Graham Fisher & Ian McFarlane
4th:- David Reid & David Driver
5th:- Jim Bicker & John Marshall
6th:- Liam Shanks & Craig McFarlane
7th:- Bobby Cassidy & Jim McKirdy
8th:-Ian Shaw & Frankie Lintermans
9th:- Pete Barnett & John Maltman
10th:- Roddie Shaw & Sam Jamieson
11th:- Hector Whitelaw & David Whitelaw
12th:- John Preston & Brian MacKillop
13th:- John Black & Bobby Pedder
14th:- Colin Renfrew & Gordon Peacock
15th:- David Greer & Stevie Officer
16th:- Jimmy Dunn & Ron Nicol
17th:- Ted McDonald & Harry Slaven
18th:- Jim Thom & Gordy McIntyre
19th:- Chris South & Robert Durrant
20th:- Alec Greer & Alec Greer (J)
Wooden Spoon:- David Bodys & Hunter Martin.
The Junior Rothesay Motor Services Winter League finals also took place and Ryan McTaggart defeated Ian Crawford to win the title with Scott McAlister taking third spot by defeating Lewis Poole.
As per usual David Reid & Rothesay Motor Services proved themselves the most generous of sponsors with the array of prizes that were on offer for those lucky enough to be on the prize list. The Club is indebted to David & Jan Reid, who so graciously presented the prizes, for their continued support for this the most popular of the Club's competitions.
Yet again the celebrations got underway by the superb meal served by Janey Jardine and her team and thanks are also due to them but especially to Janey who has kept the winter "leaguers" sustained through what turned out to be a long campaign. Thanks to go to Tracey Shields for her work behind the bar on Sunday.
The RNLI Medal played on Saturday turned out to be another better inward half battle and this time between Calum MacPhail & Pete Barnett. With both players on 65 Calum's better inward half took the medal. CSS was 65.
The Salmon Leap reverts back to a Friday evening as of this week with a 5.30 ballot and playing the 12th instead of the 18th.
The April Medal will be played on Saturday with the Hector Linden Qualifier on Sunday. Members should note that the tee is booked from 12.15 pm to 1.00 pm on Sunday for the Mail on Sunday 5 man Team Classic match against Eastwood Golf Club.
Peggy Adam Cup
by Webmaster @ 19:13 GMT
Jim Thom has started the "summer" season the way he finished the "winter" one - by being a winner! His net 63 (80 - 17) in the Peggy Adam Cup (subscription medal) beat Liam Shanks' 63 (69 - 6) by virtue of the better inward half. Two's were scored by Pete Barnett at the 10th and Liam at the 12th. the CSS was 65.
This Saturday is the RNLI Medal with entry by donation to this worthwhile Charity.
Sunday is the Finals day of the Rothesay Motor Services Winter League with players asked to report for a 9.30 Shotgun start. All previous arrangements are the same and a match and starting tee sheet is posted on the notice board. Celebration arrangements including meal numbers are as at cancelled day and any player whose circumstances have changed should inform Jim Bicker asap.
The JMF Tankard takes place on Sunday the 28th April and an entry sheet has been posted on the notice board.
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