The Centenary trophy took place at the Machrihanish Golf Club on Saturday 30th April on a day when the course was all but unplayable for the early starters. Balls were blown off the greens in conditions so severe that Past Captain Stephen Kelly had to remove his cap to hit his opening tee shot, something he doesn't even do to go to sleep!
Bearing the brutal conditions in mind it was a remarkable effort from Senior member Willie Colville that took the spoils with a net score of 72, the highlight of which was his great 4,3 start back. In second place one shot behind was former club champion Stuart Campbell who was forced by the severitiy of the gales to resort to a knock down five iron at the short fourth, an adaptation of a shot learned from the legendary C D Stewart. In third place was Ranald Watson completing a Springbank 2,3.
Scratch winner was Oliver Armour who continues to show encouraging early season form, senior section winner was Callum MacLean (not the Royal Navy one) and Junior winner the ever improving Andrew Wallace.
Not surprisingly bearing in mind the wind direction the most difficult holes were the first followed by the second, indeed so severe were these holes that the entire field of seventy players only managed to record a combined total of 4 pars over these two holes between them. In addition there were only three twos recorded over the course of the day.
Centenary Trophy Results
Winner Willie Colville 91-19 = 72
Runner up Stuart A Campbell 75 - 2 = 73
3rd Place Ranald Watson 86- 11 = 75
Scratch Oliver Armour 76
Senior Callum MacLean 92 - 15 = 77
Junior Andrew Wallace 87 - 13 = 73
9 May 2011