Last Saturday saw 100 competitors take to the course in pursuit of
the Captains Prize at the Machrihanish Golf Club.
Club Captain, Frank McHardy took the time to greet players on the first tee prior to playing his own game, and also provided players with a miniature Springbank Whisky to mark the occasion.
Following the dry spell of weather, the course has firmed up and the greens proved to be running true, but very fast which would test the playersƒ?? short game during the course of the day.
Donald McKinnon set the standard early in the day, when he headed out in the first group at 7.30am and returned with (82-17=65), which proved decisive and secured the win. The only consolation to the field that followed is that at least they knew what was the score to beat!
David Campbell made a valiant effort with (72-6=66) after reaching the turn one under par to finish second, closely followed by Gavin McLachlan with (86-20=66) in third place.
In the scratch competition Oliver Armour kept his recent form and took first place with a 71, beating Bobby Willan into second place by a stroke. S A Campbell took third place with 73.
The second victory of the day for the McKinnon household was confirmed with William McKinnon also winning the Junior prize.
Easter Sunday concluded the home and away fixtures for the McNeill Cup which is played between Machrihanish Golf Club and Dunaverty Golf Club. Trailing 5-1 from the home leg at Dunaverty, the Southend team had it all to do at Machrihanish to turn round this result. The Machrihanish team had other ideas for the home leg and finished up winning 4.5-1.5 and retained the Cup.
26 April 2011