The format was a 4 player team Texas Scramble, with the added twist of playing a front nine at the Machrihanish Golf Club, and a selection of holes at Machrihanish Dunes to make up a back nine. Conditions became increasingly windy as the day went on, however for the majority of the holes the players would have the wind assisting.
The early clubhouse leaders were Mundie & Co, consisting of Terry Mundie, Hector “Tuesday” McMurchy, and Robert McDonald, with Stewart Gillespie also drafted in to provide a calming influence to his higher handicap team mates. The team strategy was good and team Mundie returned a net score of 56.1 as they started the long nervous wait to see if anyone could better their efforts as the day progressed.
As the days play started to draw to a close another 56.1 was returned by K Anderson, Hector Thomson, Ivor Watson and Andrew Anderson, however after countback Mundie & Co held onto first place by the narrowest of margins.
Third place went to Iain Reid, Steven Dott, Jim McCallum and Barry Colville, finishing with a score of 56.4.
The special prizes at Machrihanish Golf Course were for nearest the pin at the 4th which was a team prize won by Scott MacBrayne. Andy Robertson won nearest the pin in 2 at the 7th, and Greg Watson won the longest drive at the 9th with a tee shot that was just short of the green.
On the Machrihanish Dunes, D Johnston won the team prize for nearest the pin in 2 at the 10th, and I McLeod won the individual nearest the pin at the 11th. The longest drive at the 16th went to J Robertson.
participants finished the day off with a meal at the Machrihanish
prior to the prize giving which was hosted by Vice Captain, John
with Machrihanish Dunes General manager, Janette Jansson who
prizes. Janette also thanked the players for taking part, along
with Ian McLean
and the Clubhouse staff for providing a welcome meal after the
31 July 2011