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This past week our ladies section had their outing to West Kilbride. This meant the usual Wednesday competition (which this week was the Montgomerie Trophy) was brought forward to Sunday the 29th. Rachel Carlin was the winner, Marion Whiteford in second and Pat Gray was third.

Dad’s Army had a new competition on Monday 30th of June – Red, Yellow & White. As you may be able to guess, they play three holes from each colour of tees. I used this format for a Pro’s Day competition before and there were a lot of people who wanted to play all nine from the red tees! Jim Rodger was first with 23 points, Sam Cochrane second with 21 points and Jim Herd third with 20 points.

The Lansborough Trophy is always played on the 1st of July, which fell on a Tuesday this year. Played as a stableford, this year’s winner was David Clark with 41 points. Allan Brownlee and Jim Fyfe tied on 37 points, with Allan getting second place on countback.

Wednesday the 2nd of July was a men’s medal and it was good to see so many people playing when there were competitions two days in a row! Gary Steele was first with a 69. Richard McGill Snr. was second with 71 and Ronnie Mills with a 74, was third on countback from Sam Cochrane and Hugh Ward.

The club has been trialling running competitions off both white and yellow tees to encourage more members to play in competitions and Saturday the 5th saw a good turnout with a fairly even split between the number playing in each competition. The White tee medal was won by Allan Brownlee (68) with Scott McIlwraith (72) second on countback from Jim Wallace (72). The yellow tee medal was won by Scott Farr (77) on countback from Bill Hearton (77) and Andy Blair (78) was third.