Veteran golfer takes memorial trophy

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A veteran golfer took the trophy in Dunaverty Golf Club’s annual Gone But Not Forgotten competition.

The Heidbangers contest, created in 2006 and held in memory of the 15 members who have passed away over the years, is sponsored by Robert Allan Jr.

First man out, John Nutt, compiled 20 points on the front nine but fell to 16 on the back nine finishing two points clear of John Brown.

Veteran Sandy Watson played a very canny game on the way out and scored an excellent 22 followed by 19 on the inward half to put him firmly in the lead.

Ken MacMillan racked up a very creditable 39 to occupy second place but was relegated to third by Danny Halliday, who is well known for his straight tee shots, playing in the last group and coming in with great score of 40.

An unusual end to the event had the participants engaging in a ‘nearest the pin’ at the 18th.

Pitching in from 100 yards, only three players found the green and John McDowall emerged the victor, winning a box of Srixon golf balls kindly donated by Mr Allan’s mother Jean Kelly.

A club spokesperson said: ‘Thanks again to green-keepers David Scullion and Robert Irvine for having the course in superb condition.’

Result: 1 Sandy Watson 41, 2 Danny Halliday 40, 3 Ken MacMillan 39, 4 John McDowall 37, 5 John Nutt 36, 6 John Brown 35.