Heidbangers honour players who are gone but not forgotten

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With the exception of two players in Dunaverty Golf Club’s Heidbangers’ annual Gone But Not Forgotten competition scores were low due to a very wet and windy day.

The event, sponsored by Robert Allan Jr, is held in memory of the 18 members who have passed away since the Heidbangers started 20 years ago.

Visitor Jason Laidlaw was first in with 34 points only to be out pointed by an improving Malcolm Ronald who returned an excellent 40 points.

This was still not good enough to win as builder Donald Brown finally made his breakthrough to lift his first trophy and a bottle of Glenlivet whisky provided by Robert.

He made light of the conditions by posting 21 points on the outward nine and 22 on the inward half for a fantastic total of 43.

A box of Srixon golf balls donated by Robert’s mother Jean Kelly-Allan was the prize for nearest the pin in two at the 18th hole and this was won by visitor Alan Walker.

Despite the poor weather greenkeepers David Scullion and Robert Irvine had the course in superb condition.

Results: 1 Donald Brown 43 points, 2 Malcolm Ronald 40, 3 Jason Laidlaw 34, 4 Alan Walker 33 (better last six), 5 Neil Brodie 33, 6 Sandy Watson 32 (bih).