Turnberry members compete for Trump trophy

Well we are into June and a lot has been happening on the golf courses with the Girvan gents competing for the Ford McCartney Trophy.

This resulted in a win for Robert McMaster (4)60 followed by Tam McFeeley (12)61, Graeme Andrew (7)62 and John Mckie (16)62. In the Andy Hay 5 Clubs Trophy Natt Taylor came in with the winning score of (24)61 followed by William McCluskey (14)64, John Madden (11)65, Robert McCluskey (8)65, Paul Morrison (20)65 with Bobby McLeish on (6)66 giving him the lowest gross score of the round. In the Girvan June Medal Stevie Johnston came in with the winning score of (6)61 followed by Fraser Docherty (19)62, K. Smith (21)63, W. McMeikan (0)64 and M. McKenna (20)64. Willie McMeikan had the lowest gross score. In the ladies section of Girvan Golf Club competing for the RNLI trophy and the June medal Arlene McGarrigle nett 70 came in to win this prestigious trophy and also the June medal. Arlene was followed by Susan Low nett 71. Arlene is no stranger to golf but this is her first trophy with the Girvan Golf Club and no doubt that will give the RNLI shield a greater deal of significance adorning her mantelpiece. David Clark is doing a great job with the Girvan Juniors, in the Derek Stewart 5 Club trophy T. Bye came in to win on nett 60 followed by K. Brown 64, K. Beauchamp 65, P . McDowall 67, B. Waugh 76 and B Mills 70.

This is T. Bye’s fourth trophy of the season so well done. In the Junior June Medal on the 4th. June M. Brook nett 59 came in to win followed by T. Bye 62, K. Johnston and A. McCrindle both on 65 and P. McDowall 69.

Over at Turnberry the members competing for the Donald J. Trump Trophy in teams of four with the best two Stableford scores counting came in with the winning team consisting of M. Law, M. Hogarth, D. Gillies and J. Wood on 86 points followed by A. Orton, F. Gillespie, R. Allan and J. Shannon on 85 points in third place also on 85 points were S. Fraser, C. McElwee, K. Doyle and G. Mackintosh. Nearest the pin at the 4th hole was Robert Pringle, 6th Hole John Broadfoot, 9th Hole Raymond Fitzgerald and 15th. Hole Gordon Boyle.

Last Sunday in a mixed foursome competition the members competed for the Sir John Tait Salver which brought in Margaret & John Foster 37 Stableford points to win with Lesley and Martin Brown in second place on 35 points.

It seems that married couples work very well together on a golf course.

Whilst mentioning Margaret Foster this lady justly reprimanded me in the nicest possible way for reporting that John Broadfoot had won the Crawford Cup.

Now I had overlooked the fact that this cup is competed for by both the ladies and the gentlemen members of Turnberry Golf Club and it appears that it was Margaret Foster who came in to win the Crawford Cup convincingly on nett 60 with John Broadfoot in second place on nett 63. My apologies Margaret for overlooking your great victory, it will certainly be your name engraved on the cup.


Lady Ailsa Jubilee Bowl 1st round

1st Mrs. S. Kemp (14) 70

2nd Mrs. J. Morgan (22) 71

3rd Mrs. M. Foster (18) 72


Sir Henry Rider Haggard ‘Golf, Like art, is a goddess whom you would woo in early life, if you could win her’.

Tony Blair, who needs no introduction from me stated ‘I’m not that rich and most of my work is unpaid’. Hmmm! I leave you to consider that.


Well we certainly are having the best of the weather in Scotland with bright sunshine and warm winds. How long will it last? Well how long is a piece of string. Remember the ball will run a long way on this dry ground and when the rain does eventually come it will flood the golf courses as it will have difficulty in draining away. However enjoy as much golf as you can in the present circumstances.