Machrihanish Golf Club’s champions’ evening

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Machrihanish Golf Club’s premier prizewinners Ann Gallacher and Greg Watson were feted at the annual prizegiving.

Club Captain, Calum MacMillan, presented prizes to the winners and runners-up in all of the many competitions contested on both the Championship and the Pans courses.

Calum also thanked the stalwarts of the club whose hard work and commitment made the night possible.

He made special mention of the green-keeping staff led by new head green-keeper Craig Barr, and also of Jennie Dunn and her hard working staff at the professional shop.

In the past 12 months they have encouraged every catagory of player, from the youngest to the late starters, to take up the sport and get involved at the club.

Calum noted the excellent hospitality and food supplied by Iain and his team, not only on the night but throughout the whole year.

The final thanks was reserved for the members themselves, without whose support there simply would not be a thriving golf club at Machrihanish.

Calum added: ‘The winter leagues have now commenced and everyone is looking forward to the 2019 season in earnest.’

Championship course prizewinners 2018: Monthly medals: March: Division 1: Donald Johnson,  Division 2: John Rennie, Division 3: Findlay Ross. April: Division 1: Michael Morrison, Division 2: Keith Millar, Division 3: Kevin Allibone. May: Division 1: Fergus Wallace, Division 2: Alan McLean Division 3: Kevin Allibone. June: Division 1: Paul Martin, Division 2: Alan McLean. July: Division 1: Lee Mathieson, Division 2: lain McLeod, Division 3 John Ramsay. August: Division 1: Lee Mathieson, Division 2: Charles McIntyre, Division 3: Kevin Allibone. September: Division 1: Robert McNaughton, Division 2: John Ramsay, Division 3: Kevin Allibone, seniors Eddie Fletcher, ladies: Maggie MacArthur. October: Division 1: Keith Crawford, Division 2: John Lamont, seniors: Eddie Fletcher, ladies: Maggie MacArthur. Peace Cup: 1 Matthew MacAulay, 2 Kevan Gilchrist, 3 Alan Glendinning, scratch: Keith Crawford. Torpedo cup: 1 Donald Johnson, 2 Stephen Kelly, 3 John Rennie, scratch: David Campbell, seniors: Calum McLean. Carskiey Cross: 1 Alan O’Neill, 2 Stuart Campbell, 3 John Rennie, scratch: Keith Crawford, seniors: Keith Abendroth. April midweek stableford: Cameron McGeachy. Spring meeting and captain’s prize: 1 Gavin McLachlan, 2 Gavin Brown, 3 Michael Morrison, scratch: 1 Steven Gilmour, 2 Calum MacMillan, 3 Keith Crawford, seniors: Andrew Hadden, juniors: Harry McLean. Coronation cup: 1 John Shaw, 2 Grant Grant, 3 John Lamont, seniors: Robert McGougan, ladies: Pia Davis, juniors: Murdo McLean. Centenary trophy: 1 Keith Millar, 2 Charles Robertson, 3 Kevin Allibone, scratch: Michael Morrison, seniors: Calum McLean. Shield four-ball: 1 M.Paterson and P.Paterson, 2 R. MacDonald and H. McMurchy, 3 G.McMillan and R.Watson, scratch: D.Campbell and N.McCallum. Western Dental stableford: 1 Fergus Wallace, 2 Mark Paterson, 3 Dean Ratcliff, seniors: Keith Abendroth, ladies: Maggie MacArthur. George Durnan combined: 1 Ross Robertson, 2 Douglas Walker, scratch 1: Andrew Wallace, 2 John Shaw, seniors: lan MacKinnon, ladies: Maggie MacArthur, ladies scratch: Natasha Niermann. Texas scramble: 1 D.Maclean/C.Hanbidge/G. Anderson/A.Brown, 2 I MacAlister/I. MacArthur/S.Bleasby/E.White. 3 J.Shaw/R.McCallum/A.McCallum/J.McCallum. May AM-AM: A. Robertson/K.Gilchrist/A. Glendinning/G. Gilchrist. May midweek stableford: John Shaw, ladies: Natasha Niermann. JW Logan memorial trophy: 1 Alan McLean 2 Fergus Wallace, 3 John Lamont, scratch: Ross Robertson, seniors: Calum McLean, juniors: Murdo McLean. Suzanne Florence: Ann Gallacher. Lachlan MacKinnon memorial plate: 1 John Shaw, 2 Brian Cook, 3 Kenneth Anderson. June midweek stableford: John M.McPhee, ladies: Karen Henderson. Texas scramble: 1 D.Rankin/S.Campbell/J.Mackinlay/D.Kelly, 2 K.Abendroth/O.Morgan/A Laurenson/D.Ratcliff. Thunderer Cup: 1 Keith Millar, 2 A.M.Stocks, 3 Graham McMillan, scratch: Ivor Watson seniors: Calum McLean. Erskine shield: 1 Alan McLean, 2 Archibald Berry, 3 Eddie Fletcher, scratch: Matthew MacAulay. Ugadale trophy: 1 lain McLeod, 2 Lee Mathieson, 3 John Shaw scratch: David Campbell, seniors: Calum McLean. Wolfe cup: 1 David Campbell, 2 Danny Galbraith. Kintyre cup: 1 Eddie Fletcher, 2 Robert McGougan. D. Mackinlay cup-five clubs: 1 Andrew Robertson, 2 Eric Dunlea, 3 John Docherty. Glencaladh bowl: 1 John Rennie, 2 Fergus Walker. August midweek stableford: Charles McIntyre, ladies: Elizabeth Casey. John McLean combined: Winner: Andrew Wallace,  Runner-up: George MacMillan. September midweek stableford: David Allen, ladies: Maggie MacArthur. Autumn meeting: 1 Hamish McMillan, 2 Thomas Martin, 3 Calum MacMillan, scratch: David Campbell, seniors: Robert McGougan, ladies: Belle Robertson. Lyle Barr memorial quaich: 1 Allan Weir, 2 Robert Borthwick, 3 John Lamont, scratch: David Campbell, seniors: lan MacKinnon, ladies: Maggie MacArthur. Eclectic handicap: Kevin Allibone. Eclectic scratch: Keith Crawford, Yorkshire trophy and order of merit: John Shaw. Silver medal: David Campbell, Gold medal: Steven Gilmour. McDiarmid cup matchplay: winner: Willie Ross, runner-up: Grant Grant semi-finalists: Dean Ratcliff and John Shaw. Club Championship 2018 Round 1: Stuart H. Gillespie. Round 2: Stephen Kelly.  J. Scally memorial trophy: Stuart H. Gillespie, runner-up: Stephen Kelly. Senior championship: Stephen Kelly, runner-up: David Campbell. R. Ballantyne shield: Lee Mathieson, runner-up: Revie Thomson. Club Championship: Greg Watson (After play-off), runner-up: Gordon Tyre, 3 David Campbell, 4 George MacMillan.

Open competitions 2018: Charity open: 1 Fraser Wylie, 2 Craig Ramsay 3 Stephen Kelly 4 John Shaw, scratch 1 Dean Ratcliff, 2 Oliver Armour, 3 George MacMillan, 4 David Wallace, seniors: Robert McGougan, ladies: Jennifer Gilchrist, ladies scratch: Elizabeth Casey, juniors: Harry McLean. July open: Finlay Wylie, 2 Robert McCallum, 3 Stuart E. Gillespie, 4 Stephen Gorman, 5 Ian MacKinnon, scratch: 1 Stuart Campbell, 2 Matthew MacAulay, 3 Alan O’Neill, 4 David Campbell, 5 Stephen Kelly, seniors: Michael Beesley, Ladies: 1 Ann Gallacher, 2 Julie Gibbons, ladies scratch: 1 Elaine Robb, 2 Catherine Dobbie. Thomson open: 1 John Ramsay, 2 Allan Weir, 3 Ian MacPhail, scratch: 1 John Shaw, 2 Alistair MacPhail, 3 Fergus Wallace, seniors: Calum McLean, ladies: Elizabeth Casey, ladies scratch: Jean Capes. Jimmy Kerr open: 1 Alan Glendinning, 2 John Ramsay, 3 John Docherty, 4 Eddie White, 5 Eric Capocci, scratch: 1 Oliver Armour, 2 Christopher Mackie, 3 Bruce Macnab, 4 David Campbell, 5 Martin Robb, seniors: Keith Abendroth, ladies: 1 Elaine Robb, 2 Maggie MacArthur, ladies scratch: 1 Elizabeth Casey, 2 Ann Gallacher. Rotary open:  1 Paul Martin, 2 John Docherty, 3 Grant Grant, 4 Thomas Martin, 5 John McKinlay, 6 J.W. Armour, 7 Kevin Allibone, seniors: Keith Abendroth, ladies: 1 Grace Gibbons, 2 Elaine Robb, ladies scratch: 1 Ann Gallacher, 2 Eleanor Hawkins, junior: Campbell Laird, Highest gross: Erica McCallum, men’s longest drive: Calum MacMillan, ladies longest drive: Ann Gallacher, nearest the pin at the 4th: Donald MacKinnon. Seniors open: overall winner: David Campbell, runner-up: J.Hardie. Category A: 1 Satish Patel, 2 Stephen Armstrong, 3 Kenny Laird, 4 Charles McIntyre. Category B: 1 William Dixon, 2 William Craig Kelly, 3 Edward Cassidy, 4 James Fleming. Category C: 1 John Rennie, 2 Stewart MacMillan, 3 Robert McGougan, 4 Duncan Johnstone. Category D: 1 David Micks, 2 Calum McLean, 3 Ian MacKinnon, 4 Terry McNair. NTP at the 4th Alistair Drummond, 11th: David Campbell, 15th: Terry Fowler, Longest drive: Category A: Norman Bowie, Category B: James Fleming, Category C: A.Swan, Category D: Mark Tulloch. McKinven and Colville 4-bbb open: Scratch: 1 R.Watson/R.Coffield, 2 H.Lyden/S.Gallacher, 3 A.Sutton/D.Sutton, scratch: 1 J.Gallacher/J.Cleghorn, 2 D.Irvine/D.Nairn, 3 D. Ratcliff/J.Shaw, ladies: F.Brawley/M.Hamilton, ladies scratch: K.Probin/A. Mitchell.

Machrihanish Golf Club winners 2018. NO_c45winners01_machrihanish_golf_club_winners_2018

Machrihanish Golf Club champion 2018, Greg Watson, centre, with Michelle and her husband club captain Calum MacMillan. NO_c45champion01_MACHRIHANISH CLUB_Champ_ GREG WATSON

Club captain Calum MacMillan and his wife Michelle were presented with a bouquet. NO_c44bouquet01_CALUM MCMILLAN_ MICHELLEMCMILLAN