Gordon Tyre lands Wee Joe Memorial Shield

Champion Gordon Tyre with Angus and Kenny MacFarlane.
Champion Gordon Tyre with Angus and Kenny MacFarlane.

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Thirty-one members, guests and golfing and ‘non-golfing’ players met at Glenralloch last Saturday to compete for Tarbert Golf Club’s Wee Joe Memorial Shield.

As always, the event, which raised £250 for Mid Argyll Cancer Support Group, was superbly organised by the MacFarlane family who were delighted with the turnout.

Unfortunately, with the monsoon conditions of Friday night, preferred lies were the order of the day.

The golf was of the highest standard with Cowal’s Gordon Tyre’s fantastic five-under-par 61 including seven birdies. This gave Gordon a total of 42 Stableford points and a victory by virtue of the better inward half.

Losing out to Gordon was Angus MacFarlane whose fine one-under-par 65 resulted in 42 points.

In third place was last year’s victor, Duncan Johnstone, with 41 points.

The ‘non-golfer prize’ went to Jamie Stuart as did the longest drive, with James MacNab closest to the pin at the 8th.

Angus thanked Graham Prentice for his excellent preparation of the course and Georgie Dickson for doing a sterling job behind the bar.

Last Friday evening, the Presidents Cup final took place with Bruce MacNab defeating Peter McLean Senior by one up. Both players played well, sharing five birdies on the back nine in what was a close, competitive game.

On Sunday, Steve Bleasby and James Smith battled it out for the Cairns Christie Cup in glorious conditions. Steve was three up after nine holes and never really gave James a chance to get back into the game, eventually closing out the win on the 16th. Steve was delighted with his first victory in the Cairns Christie.

Tomorrow (Saturday), the James Mundell Memorial Gents Open takes place with a few times still available in the afternoon ballot.