Final week of competition

On Thursday the Seniors played their final 9 hole stableford. The winner was Charles Grant with 25 points. On Saturday, the juniors played their final competition. Winner was Ka Yau Siu (19) 68, runner-up was Daniel Thom (9) 72 and third was Bruce Grant (37) 77. The junior match-play finished this week and the winner was Kalen Clark, runner-up was Mikey Hay Smith. Two men’s match play competitions finished with Howard Edge winning the Cumming Cup and Ian Murray winning the Heather Centre Trophy. The most improved lady for the season was Susan Swinden having reduced her handicap by 10 strokes this year. The Birdie Tree was won by Heather Bantick with a total of 10 birdies. The final club competition for the Pat Smith Trophy was won by Peter Strathdee (17) 61, runner-up was Ian Murray (6) 64 and third was Daniel Thom (9) 65.    The members end of season fun competition was won by the team of David Lindgren, Susan Lindgren and John McCook.


Peter Strathdee with the Pat Smith Cup


This year's most successful junior, Kalen Clark with the MacLeod Cup, the Cameron Cup and the Caterer's Cup.

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Week ending Sunday 9th October

On Thursday the Seniors played their Chairman’s Day Eclectic – 9 holes of golf followed by lunch and a further 9 holes on an eclectic basis. The winner, with 25 points, was David Kerr. On Sunday, the men played a bogey competition. Two players proved too good for the Colonel with both Malcolm McCreath and John McCook finishing 2 up. Malcolm McCreath won on countback and Roy Quinn was third finishing all square. The final match play trophy was also decided this week with Ian Murray claiming the Heather Centre Trophy beating James Grant 2 and 1.
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Week ending Sunday 2nd October

On Monday, the ladies played their final fun competition of the year. The 9 holes, which involved tennis racquets, hockey sticks and baseball bats as well as the more normal golf equipment, was won by Jane Kerr with a net 42. The ladies then enjoyed Marie’s usual high standard of catering. On Thursday, the seniors 9 hole stableford was won by David Kerr with 21 points. On Sunday the men and ladies played their final Medal of the season in very wet conditions. The men’s medal was won by John McCook (7) 66; runner-up was James Brady (13) 68 and third was Allan Bantick (12) 70. The ladies’ medal was won by Marie Hughes (23) 64; runner-up was Helen Fraser (36) 78 and third was Meg Smith (27) 79. This result gives Marie a 2 stroke cut in her handicap and also makes her the winner of the LGU Bronze Medal for the best four medals of the year. The winner of the LGU Silver Medal is Eliz Sloan.
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Week ending Sunday 25th September

On Monday, the ladies played their final monthly 9 hole Stableford. Winner was Heather Bantick 17 pts; runner-up was Susan MacLaren 15pts bih and third was Pamela MacLeod also 15 pts. Heather Bantick wins the overall competition with an eclectic score of 24 pts bih from Marie Hughes also 24 pts and in third place is Pauline Grant with 22 pts. On Thursday, the Seniors 9 hole stableford was won by Elizabeth Fleming with 26 points. On Sunday, the men competed for the Rosebowl. Net 65s from Scott Boughen (7) and Haydn Hughes (16) saw them finish in second and third place respectively but the honours went to John McCook (7) with a splendid 64.


John McCook with the Rosebowl

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Week ending Sunday 18th September

On Monday, there were not enough ladies to play the scheduled Texas Scramble so the ladies present played a bounce 9 hole stableford, won by Heather Bantick with 21 points, runner-up Pamela MacLeod with 15 pts.   On Thursday, the Seniors 9 hole Stableford was won by Robin Nettle with 21 points.   On Saturday, the annual club outing headed to Kinloss.     The result proved to be a real family affair with Ian Murray Jnr winning the event with 38 pts, sister Sally Thom runner-up with 36 pts and father Ian Murray Snr in third place with 34 pts bih.   The much coveted Ballcock Trophy went to Meg Smith with 24 pts.    On Sunday, it was back to usual competition golf for the ladies with their September Extra Medal.  Winner was Susan MacLaren (30) 74; runner-up was Heather Bantick (23) 75 and in third place was Gillian Mitchell (15) 78.

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Week ending Sunday 11th September

On Monday, the ladies played their September Medal. Winner was Jane Kerr (33) 68, runner-up was Pamela MacLeod (30) 75 and third was Marie Hughes (22) 76. On Tuesday, the Seniors had their annual outing. This year the venue was Ballindalloch, a course which the Seniors found very challenging. The winner was Peter Wood with 25 points. On Thursday, the seniors were back for their usual weekly 9 hole stableford which was won by Ian Sloan with 21 points. Friday’s Junior September medal was won by Kalen Clark (42) 71. In winning this, Kalen also wins the Cameron Cup for the best four medal rounds of the season. On Sunday, the over 50s competed for the Frame Trophy. The winner was Ian Sloan (13) 63, runner-up was Jim O’Hara (12) 67 and third was Allan Bantick (11) 68.


Ian Sloan with the Frame Trophy
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Week ending Sunday 4th September

On Monday, the ladies monthly 9 hole stableford was won by Sue Murray with 17 points, second was Jane Kerr with 15 pts and third was Pamela MacLeod with 14 pts. The seniors end of month competition on Tuesday was Hidden Holes and was won by Mike Wright with 14 pts for the 6 holes that were left. On Thursday, the seniors played their regular 9 hole Stableford which was won by Charles Grant with an impressive 21 points. On Saturday, the ladies took on their counterparts from Castle Park. The Abernethy ladies won the match 3 – 1 and everyone enjoyed a splendid meal in the clubhouse afterwards. On Sunday, the men played their September Medal. The winner was David Thom (6) 65 bih from Gordon Smith (17) also net 65 and third was James Brady (13) 67. This was the final medal counting towards the Greenkeepers Cup awarded for the best four medals of the season. The winner of the Cup was James Brady with a total of 267, ten strokes clear of runner-up Allan Bantick.


James Brady with the Greenkeepers Cup
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Week ending Sunday 28th August

On Monday, the ladies played nine holes with just three clubs. The winner was Dot McDonald with 35 net. The Seniors weekly 9 hole stableford on Thursday was won by Mike Bloomfield with 23 points. On Friday, David Thom and Kevin Strathdee represented the club in the Belhaven Best Regional Final in Moray. Kevin’s hole-in-one helped them to qualify for the national final in St Andrews later this year. On Saturday, the ladies Greensome Open was graced by several ladies from Haddington who captured the main prizes. The winners of Haydn’s Cristal were Hilary Wardell & Heather Neill net 65.4 and runners-up were Dawn Young & Fiona Prior net 65.6. Local ladies took third, fourth and fifth places, namely Marion & Hannah McCook net 65.8, Debbie Grant & Yvonne Bain net 72.6bih and Margaret Smith & Rona Smith net 72.6. On Sunday, the popular Louise Mixed Foursomes Open was severely dampened by the weather but thirty five pairs completed the course. The winners of the Louise Shields were Brian Mackintosh and Linda Mackintosh net 70.5, runners-up were Ian Murray and Sheila Grant net 71 and third were James Grant and Pam MacGillivray net 72. The scratch prize went to Sally and Daniel Thom gross 80.


Haydn presents Haydn's Crystal to Hilary Wardell and Heather Neill

Linda and Brian Mackintosh with the Louise Shields

 

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Week ending Sunday 21st August

On Monday, the ladies played their August Extra Medal. The tricky pin positions left from the previous day’s Men’s Open provide an excuse for the high scoring. The winner was Rona Smith (23) 77, runner-up was Margaret Smith (22) 78 and third was Christine Reynolds (23) 82. The Seniors weekly 9 hole stableford on Thursday was won by David Kerr with 20 points. The Junior Medal on Friday was won by Kalen Clark (42) 82. On Saturday, the ladies competed for the Robinson Tray. Winner of the Tray was Fiona Hunter (18) 41 pts, runner-up was Susan MacLaren (30) 39 pts and third was Elizabeth Sloan (16) 36 pts. The ladies were in action again on Sunday this time in a joint competition with the men for the Laing Trophy. It proved to be the men’s day. The winner was Allan Bantick (12) 39 pts, runner-up was Bob Mitchell (11) 38 pts and third was Haydn Hughes (16) 37 pts.


Fiona Hunter with the Robinson Tray

Allan Bantick with the Laing Trophy

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Week ending Sunday 14th August

On Monday, the ladies played the final round of their Eclectic. Winner of the Eclectic Shield was Margaret Smith 67, runner-up was Marie Hughes 68 and third was Gillian Mitchell 73bih The Seniors weekly 9 hole stableford on Thursday was won by Allan Bantick with 19 points.     On Friday, the club held a Family Texas Scramble and BBQ. The Texas Scramble was won by the Hay Smith family - Brian, Debbie, Mikey and Eilidh. Brian then turned his hand to the BBQ and showed that his cooking is as good as his golf.      The Men’s Open was held on Sunday. The scratch trophy went to Gordon Hay (Grantown) 67, second was James Grant (Boat of Garten) 69 and third was Keith Hunter (Kingussie) 72. The MacKenzie trophy was won by Bruce Mouat (Abernethy) (22) 61 net, second was Stewart Taylor (Boat of Garten) (12) 65 bih, third was Brian Hay Smith (Bruntsfield) (7) 65, fourth was John Dingwall (Boat of Garten) (12) 66 and fifth was Mikey Hay Smith (Murrayfield) (20) 68bih.


Bruce Mouat is presented with the Mackenzie
trophy by last year's winner, older brother Colin

Gordon Hay with the Walter Grant trophy

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Week ending Sunday 7th August

On Monday, the ladies played their August Medal. Winner was Heather Bantick (24) 68, runner-up was Pamela MacLeod (30) 70 and third was Rona Smith (23) 72bih. The Seniors weekly 9 hole stableford on Thursday was won by Aileen Morgan with 21 points. On Sunday the Men’s Medal was won emphatically by young Mikey Hay Smith (24) with a net 55 and a four stroke cut in his handicap! The runner-up was Lewis Traill (14) 65 and third was Allan Bantick (12) 66.

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Week ending Sunday 31st July

On Monday, the ladies played their July Extra Medal. Winner was Margaret Smith (22) 68, runner-up was Dot McDonald (13) 73 and third was Aileen Morgan (29) 74. On Tuesday the Seniors and Juniors combined for a 9 hole Texas Scramble. The winning team was Allan Bantick, Sue Philpott and Kalen Clark with a net 31.1. The Seniors weekly 9 hole stableford on Thursday was won by Allan Bantick with 19 points. On Friday the juniors competed for the MacLeod trophy. The winner was Kalen Clark (43) 64, runner-up was David Montgomery (15) 67 and third was Tom Bisset (21) 70bih just edging out his brother Alasdair Bisset (33) also net 70. On Sunday, the men’s competition was for the Tipsy Trophy. Winner with a net 60 was Tom Bisset (21) and another two stroke cut in his handicap. Runner-up was Jim O’Hara (12) 63 bih from Mikey Hay Smith ((25) 63.

Kalen Clark with the MacLeod Cup  Tom Bisset with the Tipsy trophy
Kalen Clark with the MacLeod Cup                  Tom Bisset with the Tipsy Trophy

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Week ending Sunday 24th July

On Monday, the ladies yellow ball competition was won by the team of Gillian Mitchell, Susan MacLaren, Pamela MacLeod and Daphne Ritchie. The Seniors weekly 9 hole stableford was won by Jean Munro with 22 points. Juniors from as far apart as Peebles and Muir of Ord turned up for the Junior Open on Thursday. The scratch prize went to Andrew Travers of Aberdour with a gross 75. Winner of the trophy was David Montgomery (17) net 60, runner-up was Tom Bisset (23) 64 and third was Daniel Thom (9) 67. The juniors were in action again on Saturday competing for the Humber Glover Trophy. Tom Bisset (23) went one better than on Thursday winning the trophy with a net 65, runner-up was Andrew Dobie (23) 70 bih and in third place was Alasdair Bisset (33) net 70. The final competition of the week was the men’s Bob Douglas Trophy Stableford. The winner was Peter Strathdee (19) 43 points, runner-up was Charles Macdonald (13) 38 pts bih and third was James Brady (13) 38 pts.

David Montgomery with the Junior Open trophy Tom Bisset with the Humber Glover Trophy Peter Strathdee with the Bob Douglas Trophy

This week's trophy winners - from the left - David Montgomery, Tom Bisset and Peter Strathdee

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Week ending Sunday 17th July

The Thursday Seniors 9 hole Stableford was won by Alison Wood with 23 points. This was club championship week. The juniors started the ball rolling on Wednesday and Thursday with their championship. The junior club champion for the second year running is Daniel Thom with a total gross score of 156; runner-up was Andrew Strathdee with a total gross of 169. The handicap trophy goes to Alasdair Bisset (45) with rounds of 59 and 61, runner-up was elder brother Tom Bisset (27) 65 and 60. The ladies champion for the second year running is Sally Thom with a total gross score of 166, runner-up was Margaret Smith with 181. Margaret (22) did win the handicap trophy with net rounds of 69 and 68; handicap runner-up was Christine Reynolds (22) 81 and 68. With a total of 139, the club champion is James Grant, who last won the title five years ago. Runner-up was last year’s champion Scott Boughen with 148. Winner of the handicap trophy was Andrew MacLaren (22) with rounds of 65 and 64 from Haydn Hughes (17) with 62 and 68.


l to r: James Grant, Daniel Thom, Sally Thom, Alasdair Bisset, Margaret Smith, Andrew MacLaren

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Week ending Sunday 10th July

On Monday, the ladies played their July medal. Winner was Susan Swinden (31) 62 (a 4 stroke cut in handicap); runner-up was Christine Reynolds (22) 69 bih from Pamela MacLeod (30) also 69. On Wednesday, members had to cope with some very tricky shots as we played the course in reverse. The result was a clean sweep for the Hill family. Calum (3) had 30 points whilst brother Ian (9) and father Neil (1) both had 25 points. The Thursday Seniors 9 hole Stableford was won by Kate Wright with 23 points. On Friday, the juniors played their July medal. Despite the heavy rain and a break for lightning in the area, Ian Hill (9) came home to win with a net 63; Calum Hill (3) was runner-up with 73 and Eilidh Hay Smith (44) was third with 82. On Sunday, the men and ladies competed for the Douglas Gordon Cup. The winner was Susan Swinden (27) with a net 63 and a further cut in her handicap to 25; runner-up was James Brady (14) 64 and third was Ian Murray Snr (15) 70.


Susan Swinden with the Gordon Cup

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Week ending Sunday 3rd July

On Monday, the ladies played their June extra medal. Winner was Heather Bantick (26) 67; runner-up was Helen Fraser (36) 68 and third was Pamela MacLeod (32) 70.  On Wednesday, we completed our series of midsummer 9 hole stablefords. Winner on the night was Heather Bantick (25) 19 pts bih from Mike Bloomfield (20) also 19 points. Overall winner of the series with an eclectic score of 28 points was Susan Swinden. The Thursday Seniors 9 hole Stableford was won by Peter Philpott with 21 points. The Seniors Open was held on Friday. Winner with a net 58 was John Hunter (19), runner-up was Heather Bantick (25+2) 63, in third place was John Gartshore (16) 65 and fourth was Allan Bantick (12) 67. Winner of the men’s scratch trophy was Robert Wilson gross 78 and the lady’s scratch winner was Eliz Sloan with a gross 86. On Sunday, the men played their July Medal in glorious sunshine. Winner was Jim Brady (14) 67 followed by four players with a net 69 – in order of countback: John Dingwall (11), Mike Wright (12), Allan Bantick (12) and Rob Flockhart (8).

Eliz Sloan - ladies scratch winner and John Hunter - overall winer of the Seniors Open
Eliz Sloan - ladies scratch winner and John Hunter - overall winer of the Seniors Open

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Week ending Sunday 26th June

On Monday, the ladies played their June medal. Winner was Gillian Mitchell (14) 75bih from Sheila Fraser (24) 75 with third place going to Pamela Macleod (32) 76. On Wednesday, there was a large turn-out for the second of the midsummer 9 hole stablefords. Winner was Susan Swinden (33) 23 points bih from John Dingwall (12) also with 23 points. The Thursday Seniors 9 hole Stableford was won by Kate Wright with 23 pts. The juniors played their June Medal on Friday. Winner was Andrew Strathdee (14) 69, including a hole in one, and runner-up was Kalen Clark (38) 76. The weekend saw trophy competitions for both the men and ladies. The ladies competed for the Beaton Bowl on Saturday and the men for the Centenary Trophy on Sunday. The winner of the ladies competition was Kate Wright (30) 66; runner-up was Margaret Smith (22) 72 bih and third was Gillian Mitchell (14) 72. The men’s competition was won by Mike Wright (13) 62 bih, runner-up was John Dingwall (12) 62 and third was David Thom (6) 65.


Kate and Mike Wright with the Beaton Bowl and the Centenary Trophy

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Week ending Sunday 19th June

On Monday, the ladies played the first round of their three round Eclectic. The winner on the night was Marie Hughes (22) net 73, runner-up was Sue Philpott (36) 74bih and third was Pamela Macleod (32) 74. On Wednesday, the first of the midsummer 9 hole stablefords was played in anything but mid-summer weather. The winner with 22 points was Ian Wilson and the runner-up with 18 points was Susan Swinden. The Thursday Seniors 9 hole Stableford was won by Celia Bloomfield with 23 pts. On Sunday the men and ladies competed for the Ben Flood Trophy. Winner for the second year running was Charles Legge (15) with 39 points; runner-up was John McCook (8) 36 points and third was Susan Swinden (33) 35 points.

Charles Legge retains the Ben Flood Trophy

Charles Legge retains the Ben Flood Trophy

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Week ending Sunday 12th June

On Monday, the ladies played their Coronation Fours competition. The winners with 40 points were Jean Gordon and Marie Hughes. The Thursday Seniors 9 hole Stableford was won by Alison Wood with 22 pts. On Saturday, the ladies competed for the Mustard Trophy. High-flying Marie Hughes (24) again led the field with a net 63 and a further cut in her handicap to 22. Runner-up was Margaret Smith (22) 69 bih and third was Heather Bantick (26) also 69. On Sunday the men played their June Medal. Winner was Terry Sayer (22) 63, runner-up was Roy Quinn (14) 65 and third was Bob Mouat (15) 66.

Marie Hughes with The Mustard Trophy

Marie Hughes with The Mustard Trophy

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Week ending Sunday 5th June

On Monday, the ladies monthly 9 hole stableford was won by Aileen Morgan with 19 pts bih from Rona Smith. On Tuesday, the Seniors travelled the short distance to play their counterparts at Carrbridge.     Home advantage proved too much and our Seniors lost 4.5 to 1.5.   The Thursday Seniors 9 hole Stableford was won by Helen Fraser with 20 pts. On Sunday the club staged its Ladies Open. Winner of the scratch prize was Sally Thom with 79. Winner of the main competition was Susan Swinden (35) 65, runner-up was Marie Hughes (25) 66, third was Marga van Dam (Spittelberg) (32) 69 and fourth was Jean Gordon (24) 70.

Trophy winners Susan Swinden and Sally Thom

Trophy winners Susan Swinden and Sally Thom

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Week ending Sunday 29th May

On Friday, the May Junior Medal was won by Kalen Clark (38) 85. On Saturday, the CNPA Open Texas Scramble was won by the team of D Hargreaves, W Hargreaves, K Hunter and A Branley from Kingussie with a net 51. The men played a Belhaven Best Qualifier on Sunday. The competition was won by David Thom (8) 64, runner-up was John Dingwall (13) 65 and third place went to Neil Williams (16) 68 bih.

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Week ending Sunday 22nd May

The ladies Extra Medal on Monday was won by in-form Marie Hughes (26) 64, runner-up was Jean Gordon (24) 66 and third place went to Rona Smith (23) 68. Marie has reduced her handicap by 5 strokes in the past month. On Thursday the Seniors weekly 9 hole stableford competition was won by Oliver Sykes with 25 pts. On Saturday, the ladies competed for the Fraser Cup. The winner, with 43 points was Heather Bantick (27), runner-up with 40 pts was Jean Gordon (24) and third was Marie Hughes (25) with 39 pts. On Sunday, the men competed for the Norman Stone Salver. The competition was won by Charles MacDonald (14) 62, runner-up was Daniel Thom (10) 63 and in third place was Allan Bantick (11) 64.

Heather Bantick with the Fraser Cup

Heather Bantick with the Fraser Cup

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Week ending Sunday 15th May

The ladies competition on Monday was for the SLGA Brooch and was won by Marie Hughes (27) 66, runner-up was Jean Gordon (24) 69 and third place went to Pamela MacLeod (32) 70. On Thursday at the Seniors weekly 9 hole stableford competition Mike Wright and Kate Wright both had 22 points but Mike won on countback. On Sunday, the club held their annual Charities Open Mixed Foursomes. This year’s charity was Help for Heroes. The competition was won by John McCook and Marie Hughes (16.5) 64.5, runners-up were Jock Clark and Helen Lorimer of Carr-bridge (21.5) 65.5 bih from Ian Murray and Sheila Grant (18.5) 66.5.

Charity Shield winners Marie Hughes & John McCook with John McGlinchey from Help for Heroes

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Week ending Sunday 8th May

The ladies medal on Monday was won by Jean Gordon (26) 64, runner-up was Heather Bantick (27) 66 and third place went to Kate Wright (31) 67. On Thursday, the Seniors weekly 9 hole stableford competition was won by Jane Kerr with 29 points. On Sunday, the men and ladies played for the Fowler Cup. The winner was David Lindgren ((16) 65; runner-up was John McCook (7) 66 and third was Jim Brady (16) 67.



David Lindgren with the Fowler Cup

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Week ending Sunday 1st May

The ladies monthly 9 hole stableford was won by Pauline Grant (31) with 21pts from Marie Hughes (28) 20pts. On Thursday, the Seniors weekly 9 hole stableford competition was won by Elizabeth Fleming with 23 points. The juniors played their first medal of the season on Friday and the winner was Daniel Thom (10) 71, runner-up was Andrew Strathdee (14) 77. On Sunday, the men played their May Medal. The winner was Jim Brady (17) 65, runner-up was David Thom (8) 68 and third place went to Charles MacDonald (14) 71.

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Week ending Sunday 24th April

The ladies extra medal competition on Monday was won by Marie Hughes (30) 65 bih from Pamela MacLeod (33) 65. Both ladies achieved a reduction in their handicaps. On Thursday, the Seniors weekly 9 hole stableford competition was won by Judith Nettles with 24 pts. On Saturday, we played the first of our Opens, the Mixed Greensomes. Winner of the Lorne Cup were Ian Murray and Sheila Grant (16.8) 59.2; runners-up were Roy Quinn and Rona Smith (18.4) 59.6 and in third place were John Kitchen and Edith Kitchen (22.4) 64.6. On Sunday, the men played for the Speyside Sports Trophy. The winner was David Thom (9) with 61 nett, runner-up was David Montgomery (17) 65 bih and third place went to Daniel Thom (10) 65.

Sheila Grant and Ian Murray with the Lorne Cup        David Thom with the Speyside Sports Trophy

Sheila Grant and Ian Murray with the Lorne Cup   David Thom with the Speyside Sports Trophy

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Week ending Sunday 17th April

The ladies Fun Night competition on Monday was won by Heather Bantick. On Thursday, the Seniors weekly 9 hole stableford competition was won by Elizabeth Fleming with a magnificent 25 pts. On Sunday, the men played for the Helensburgh Shield. The winner was John Lilley (19) with 38 stableford points, runner-up was Allan Bantick (11) 37pts and third place went to Jim Brady (16) 36 pts.

John Lilley with the Helensburgh Shield

John Lilley with the Helensburgh Shield

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Week ending Sunday 10th April

The ladies Hidden Hole competition on Monday was won by Margaret Smith. On Thursday, the Seniors started their weekly 9 hole stableford competition. The winner with 22 points was Hamish Fraser on countback from Heather Bantick. On Sunday, the sunshine brought out a large field of men and ladies to contest the Nethybridge Hotel Trophy. The winner was Howard Edge (19) 63, runner-up was Roy Quinn (15) 64 and third place went to Jim O’Hara (12) 65.

Howard Edge with the Nethybridge Hotel Trophy

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Week ending Sunday 3 April

On Monday, the ladies started their competitive year with a 9 hole Captain's Surprise won by Jane Kerr.   On Sunday both ladies and men played their first medal of the season.   The men coped better with the blustery conditions and Brian Hay Smith (10) took the honours with a net 67.   Daniel Thom (9) was runner-up with net 68 bih from Mike Wright (11).   The ladies medal was won by Margaret Smith (22) 77 net, runner-up was Marion McCook (28) net 80.

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Sunday 27th March 2011

The season got off to a good start when more than thirty players took part in the annual Captain versus Lady Captain competition.     The Captain's team broke the Lady Captain's three-year winning streak with a narrow 4.5 to 3.5 victory.