The last Open competition of the Machrihanish Golf Club season got underway last Saturday, with the Commercial Inn better Ball Open which attracted a full entry.
Conditions were typical for the course with a wind assisted outward followed by the much tougher inward to test the field, playing in a pair’s format.
At the close of play in the handicap section it was the “Flintstones” pairing of Bob Tait and Hector Thomson who raced round the course with a net score of 62 to win comfortably by 3 strokes over Ranald Watson and Robert Coffield with a 65.
Nigel Stewart was rewarded for making the long trip up from Brighton with a third place, playing along with Charles McLellan, and also finishing with a 65.
The scratch prize went to Fergus Walker and Gavin Brown with 70.
H’Cap : 1st: B Tait/H Thomson 62
2nd: R Watson/R Coffield 65 (BIH)
3rd: C McLellan/N Stewart 65
Scratch: 1st: F Walker/G Brown 70
2nd: W Milby/I Milby 71
3rd: A Currie/D Shaw 72
Ladies: 1st: M Campbell/S MacDougal 79
Junior: 1st: G McKillop/A Wallace 75
17 September 2011