I can now give the results for the Girvan Golf Club gents section September medal which was won by Kyle McCreadie (8) 57 by virtue of a better inward half than Stephen Baillie (18) also on 57, they were followed by D. Gordon (14) 61 and John McKie (16) 61.
All good scores which will no doubt effect their handicaps. The Girvan Ladies have also been out competing and on the 31st August the Roydon Trophy was won by Susan Low nett 66 followed by Roz McCulloch nett 69.
On the 2nd September in the Kintyre Trophy, a flag event, Sandra Deeney came in with the winning score of nett 61 followed by Isobel Connor nett 64.
The September Medal on 7th September Sandra Deeney came in to win with nett 72 followed by Moira McAlpine nett 73. The Arran Rosebowl on the 10th September, a Stableford competition, Wilma McDade came in to win on 34 points with the ever present Sandra Deeney runner-up on 31points. Last Sunday Girvan Gents competed in the first round of the 36 hole tournament with David Heron leading on (18)34 Stableford points along with Hugh Boyd (13) also on 34 points. They were followed by Jim Fyfe (22)33, Stuart White (2)32 and Willie McMeikan (+1)32. The second round of this competition will be held on this coming Sunday. The Heneage Medal for winners and runners up of the Girvan gents monthly medals will be held this coming Saturday with a list of qualifiers posted on the wall below the dartboard in the bar of the 19th Hole.
Over at Turnberry the Captain’s Prize held on 3rd. September was won by Charlie Jack (14) 41 Stableford points followed by John Broadfoot (5)34 and Kenneth Young (12) also on 34 points. The Harold Dykes competition held on the 6th September for members over 65 years of age was won by Peter Rae (21) 41 Stableford points followed by David McCubbin (21)40, David Pitman (17)38 and Bill Clare I14)37 points.
The Turnberry juniors are making their mark with the under 16s playing their final against Kilmarnock Barrassie away on 11th September with the under 18s playing their final against the same club away on 25th September. The Turnberry juniors are doing well under the supervision of Junior Convenor Alan Long and we must always remember that the juniors are the future of any golf club..
QUOTATIONS OF THE WEEK.
Chi Chi Rodriguez who was never lost for words on a golf course commented before going out in the 21974 US Open ‘I’m going for the flag today. I’m gonna be a firecracker out there. I’m gonna be so hot they’r gonna be playing on brown fairways tomorrow’ Lee Trevino once said ‘No-one who ever had lessons would have a swing like mine’. That was said by a man who went on to be a champion golfer winning many top tournaments.
TALES FROM THE CADDYSHACK
The Ryder Cup will shortly be upon us and no doubt Darren Clark will be hoping that his Captain’s Picks prove their worth having preferred his more experienced compatriots over the likes of Russell Knox who are currently playing well.
It is a big risk for him but as they say the ‘luck of the Irish’ will no doubt prevail and he may yet have a winning team. Golf is a fickle sport and you never know what is around the next corner.