Golfers tee off to remember Heidbanger

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ALTHOUGH Jimmy Graham, a founding member of the Dunaverty Heidbangers, passed away in 2000, his memory is very much alive.

Dunaverty’s golfers recently faced testing weather conditions to compete for the coveted Jimmy Graham Trophy.

The Trophy which was set up by his fellow Heidbangers is a lasting legacy of a man whose fellow players report was prone to bursting into song on the course.

As a result of gale force winds and showers, the scores of all sixteen competitors were stubbornly low.

Neil Brodie had the best outward nine with 16 points, followed by Harry MacLean and Bill Brannigan both on 14.

Mr MacLean fell away on the back nine while Mr Brodie hit 18, for a total of 34. Mr Brannigan hit another 15 for a total of 29.

Stewart McGougan (sen) had been the runner up in the annual contest for the past three years, but finally got his hands on the trophy this year. Mr McGougan scooped the prize by scoring 12 on the front and 22 on the back, beating Mr Brodie on the inward nine.

A spokesperson said: ‘David Scullion and Willy MacMillan once again had the course in great condition for the players and Will Anderson provided an excellent three course meal in the clubhouse afterwards.

‘The presentation of the trophy was very special as this was performed by two of Jimmy’s great grandchildren, Ollie, three, and Addie all of two years old.

‘This made it a very emotional occasion.’

The final results in full are as follows: 1 Stewart McGougan (sen) 34 points (bih), 2 Neil Brodie 34, 3 Bill Brannigan 30, 4 John McDowall 29,  Danny Halliday 28, 6 Alex Roxburgh 27 (bih).

The golfers before setting off. no_c40dunavertytrophy01

Ollie and Addie Graham with winner Stewart McGoughan. no_c40dunavertytrophy02