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
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.