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Well the Girvan Ladies held their Championship which came down to the final round last Wednesday.

Congratulations to Roz McCulloch for defending her title by becoming Girvan Ladies Club Champion for the second year in a row with a grand total of 250.

Elinor Heggie was a threat for a while but faded to come runner-up on 265. In the Bronze section the very competitive Isobel Connor came in to win on 295 closely followed by Sandra Deeney 297 who had a better inward half than Catharine McCrindle also on 297.

The Gary Bryden Trophy for the best nett score for the three rounds went to Kathleen Thomson on 221. The ladies enjoyed their golf despite the problems of the heavy rough. Congratulations to all the winners and also to all who took part.

The Girvan Gents competed for the T.& H. McCrindle Foursome Trophy on 14th June with the pair of John McDowall and John Madden (10)58 coming in to win followed by David Mackintyre and Fraser Docherty (13.4) 59.6, Garry Hilliard and James Baillie (9.4) 59.6.

The first two rounds of the Gents Championship have been played and in division 1 Steven Stamper leads on 64+66=130 followed by Bobby McLeish 67+67= 134, Stuart White 70+65=135. In Division 2 Henry McMaster leads on 76+76=152 followed by Michael Morgan 82+76=158, John McKie 82+79=161. In the handicap section Bobby McLeish leads on nett 61+61=122 followed by David Clark 60+63=123, Kyle McCreadie 65+62=127. The final two rounds will be played on Thursday 23rd. and Friday 24th. June.

Meanwhile over at Turnberry on 14th June the Lawson Trophy was competed for by members who had attained 60 years of age. This is a Stableford competition which was won by William Young (15) 46 points followed by Douglas Edgar (24)38 points and John Broadfoot (4)36 points. In the Sunset Trophy qualifying round held on 16th. June Billy McCulloch came in on (0) 72 to lead the field by virtue of a better inward half than Paul Ferguson (1)also on 72 with in third place David Pitman (17)69.

TURNBERRY GOLF CLUB LADIES SECTION

June Medal; Silver Division:- 1st Mrs. L. Brown (20) 69; 2nd Mrs. S. Hamilton (20) 70; 3rd Mrs. E Munro (14) 72; Bronze Division:- 1st Miss M. Kelly (26) 79; 2nd Mrs. I. McFadzean (24) 79 3rd Mrs. A. Mackenzie (24) 82 bih; LIFEBOAT 2nd Round; Silver Division:- 1st Mrs. L. Nimmo (18) 70; 2nd Miss E. Heggie (12) 71; 3rd Mrs. L. Brown (19) 75; Bronze Division:- 1st Mrs C. McCrindle (22) 79; 2nd Mrs. A. Greenall (22) 82; 3rd Miss M. Kelly (26) 83

TALES FROM THE CADDYSHACK

Well you can meet all sorts of animals etc. on a golf course, I know of some courses in America where you should not go near a ball which has landed close to water as there may be crocodiles about. However the only animals apart from rabbits and moles you may expect to meet in Girvan are usually human ones.

But I hear of a young lady walking her dog who ventured across the rough and was bitten by an adder. You may find these snakes up the Byne Hill but not usually on the golf course.

It must be the rough that has attracted them as it has obviously attracted the many rabbits. Anyway the young lady concerned had a very difficult and unpleasant time with her bite and it would be prudent to be careful when looking for a ball in the rough. So it is now snakes as well as birdies, eagles and albatrosses which you can come across whilst playing a round.