Winning night at Girvan club

Some of the 2016 prizewinners at Girvan Golf Club's annual dinner.
Some of the 2016 prizewinners at Girvan Golf Club's annual dinner.

A lot of rain has fallen of late and parts of the Girvan course have been flooded. However the Girvan Gents played their November medal with the winner being David Clark (8)35 Stableford points followed by Henry McMaster (11) 32, Kenny Morgan (7) 31 and Malcolm Swan (16) 30 points.

A good crowd turned up for the Girvan Golf Club annual dinner and presentation of prizes last Saturday evening. Maggie’s Pantry always lay on a delicious meal and due compliments were made to them by the Club Captain Gregor Mackintosh.

Bill Tait, Club Secretary and honorary member, was given the honour of presenting the trophies to the various winners.

Over at Turnberry in the Wednesday medal Richard Devenish (10067 came in to win followed by D. Carr (8)71 and Robbie Allan (4)72 all the aforementioned played on the Ailsa Course with in fourth place Nick Clark (22)68 on the Kintyre course.

Girvan trophy winners

Championship; S. White

Net championship; J. Madden

2nd championship; H. McMaster

Stevenson; W. McMeikan

Annual twos; W. McMeikan, S. White

DOIG; W. McCluskey

Glendoune; J. Fyfe jnr, D. Hamilton

New year cup; J. Baillie

H. Steele Scr.; W. McMeikan

H. Steele net.; W. Roberts

Dryborough Cup; J. Crawford

Finnes shield; A. MacFarlane/ J. Cameron

Cockburn medal; D. MacIntyre

Girvan seniors; J. Fyfe jnr.

Alginate Bogey; D. Hamilton

Bob Tait; G. Andrew

George Robb; B. McDowall

Alex Thomson scr.; W. McMeikan

Alex Thomson; R. McLeish

Grant Cup; P. Morrison

Walter Linton; J. Brown

Ford McCartney; R. McMaster

Andy Hay; N. Taylor

T&H McCrindle; J. McDowall/J. Madden

WD McKie; Jamie Galloway

Dalquarran Cup; S. White

Gents fourball; A. Clark/P. Morrison

Ardmillan Cup; F. Reid

Fergus McCrindle; J. Madden

Hendricks Gin; G. Kelly

RNLI; W. McMeikan

Millennium Cup; J. Roberts

Captains prize; K. Smith

Henage medal; L. Morrison

36-hole; D. Heron

Juniors

Championship winner; Kyle Brown

Championship lowest net; Blair Waugh

April medal; Paul McDowall

Spring shield: Paul McDowall

Derek Connor trophy; Taylor Bye

May Medal; Taylor Bye

Simple Simon Shield; Kieran Beauchamp

JH Miller Shield; Taylor Bye

D Butler trophy; Brook Mills

D Stewart trophy; Taylor Bye

June medal; Mason Brook

July medal; Kyle Johnston

August medal; Alex Mccrindle

Kelco trophy; Mason Brook

Gary Bryden trophy; Lee McClymont

September medal; Alex McCrindle

Lloyd Wilson; D. Inglis/J. Cameron

TALES FROM THE CADDYSHACK

It is that time of year again when we consider what the avid golfer would like in his/her Christmas stocking. There are some very expensive putters in the Turnberry clubhouse, but there is no guarantee that they will sink every putt.

They were designed to fit certain professionals’ criteria but then that does not always fit one and all particularly the awkward amateur.

A good set of waterproofs, but to get a really good set you will need to have a lot of funds and even more as Brexit gets closer.

There is of course the golf ball, an item that the keen golfer often loses, which often happens before they wear out and become unplayable.

Titleist like to boast that they are the best and their history goes back to 1932. when a rubber manufacturer Phil Young missed a putt to lose out on a very important tournament.

This upset him so much that he had the ball x-rayed and found that the core was off centre. So not only did he have the ball to blame for the missed putt but he dedicated himself to designing and manufacturing golf balls of the highest quality always in perfect condition. This of course meant that golfers would have a ball they could trust to perform on every shot, naturally providing they hit it properly. This then laid the foundation on which the Titleist brand was based. In 2016 Titleist Pro V1 or Pro V1x balls have been teed up some 21,347 times across the world wide professional tours. Titleist are bringing out more and more different balls every year to excite not only the professional golfer but also those aspiring amateurs who like to play the game with the best ball they can afford. Tell a golfer that you have an item of equipment that will improve his game and the funds will also suddenly become available. So there you are the ideal Christmas gift, the latest Titleist ball may whet his/her appetite and will not cost too much relatively speaking. I will hopefully have more suggestions next week.