Players chip in to benefit cancer support charity

From left: Ailie MacBrayne, lady captain Eleanor Hawkins and winner Linda McFadyen.
From left: Ailie MacBrayne, lady captain Eleanor Hawkins and winner Linda McFadyen.

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The Kintyre branch of Macmillan Cancer Support was the beneficiary of the golf played by ladies from Lochgilphead, Machrihanish and Dunaverty on Sunday.

Normally played on a Tuesday in May, this year’s event had to be postponed until  guidelines permitted it.

Twenty-nine ladies took to Dunaverty Golf Course, which was in superb condition, and despite the strong wind, the dry fairways helped the golf balls on their way.

The early players’ scores were very close with five all within four shots of each other, until Machrihanish’s Linda McFadyen turned in a card six better than her nearest rival.

Linda McFadyen was the winner (101-36=65), Myra Sperrings from Machrihanish was second (86-19=67 bih), and Lindsay Garrett from Dunaverty was third (78-11=67).

Best scratch was Dunaverty’s Ailie MacBrayne with 75.

Captain Eleanor Hawkins thanked the greenkeepers, Ailie Goddard and Rona for the catering, Kate and Donnie McKerral for their sponsorship of the event, and gave a special thanks to the competitors and all who donated and bought raffle tickets for the very worthy cause. More than £500 will be donated will be passed on to Macmillan’s Kintyre branch.