New clubs aid McAlpine head the charge for MacNab Cup

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Nineteen members gathered at Glenralloch in Tarbert on Saturday for the first round of the Archie MacNab Memorial Cup.

The course was in superb condition and with weather to match good scoring was expected.

James Smyth set the early pace with 40 points, followed on the leader board by brothers Bruce and Peter McLean on 39 points with John and Bruce MacNab a further point back on 38.

However the day belonged to Malcolm McAlpine.

With new clubs in the bag and some lessons from PGA professional Ken Campbell, he shot to the top of the leader board.

His round of 69 included six birdies, with a red hot putter contributing to a fantastic 47 points to give him the first round lead by seven points.

Magic twos came from Graham Prentice and Iain Macalister.

The second round takes place this Saturday and the following week, July 24, Tarbert Golf Club will host a par three Open which is open to ladies and gents.

The winner of the 18-hole event will head to Swanston New GC on August 21  with the winner there heading to Sawgrass for an all expenses paid trip.

To enter log onto Tarbert Golf Club’s website.