Going like a fair at Machrihanish GC

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The July Open and George Reyner Trophy

Over 150 competitors played in the July Open on Saturday July 10, a fantastic

The competition is traditionally played on the first Saturday of the Glasgow Fair holiday and this year was like turning the clock back 50 years or so given the number of visitors competing for the historic title.

It was a great sign of a resurgence in visitor numbers to the area.

Weather conditions were excellent with a gentle south easterly breeze and sunny

Once again finding the fairways off the tee was essential for those looking to compile a winning score. There were absolutely no prizes for finding the penal rough.

Winner of the July Open and George Reyner Trophy with a fantastic score of 58
was Neil MacDonald (-17), possibly a record low for the competition.

Runner-up was Barry Colville (-16) with a fine 63, narrowly beating Robert Baxter’s (-16) 64. Fourth place went to Thomas Jordan with 65 (-10).

The scratch prize winner with an excellent 72 went to Colin Moore, narrowly beating John Shaw on the better inward half rule.

Third scratch went to Steven Gilmour with a fine 73, again narrowly beating Crawford Rae on the better inward half rule into fourth place.

The ladies’ handicap prize went to Suzanne Chase (-14) with a superb 66, continuing
on from her win in the previous weekend competition.

Runner-up was Eleanor Hawkins on 71 (-28). Laura McGeachy took the scratch prize with an excellent 83, with Karen Andrews taking the runner up spot with 85.

July Medal – Wednesday, July 7

The Ladies July Medal over the pans course was played in good weather
conditions, with a light westerly wind and frequent sunny intervals.

Catherine Dobbie (-16) emerged the medal winner on this occasion with a net score of 69.

Wolfe and Kintyre Cups – Wednesday, July 7

The Wolfe Cup, for members aged between 55 and 64, and the Kintyre Cup, for
members aged 65 and over, was keenly contested on the championship course.

The Stableford format resulted in some excellent scoring with players taking
advantage of the good weather conditions on the day.

When the dust had settled Robert McGougan emerged victorious winning the Kintyre Cup with a great score of 44 points.

Runner-up was Ian MacKinnon with a level par equivalent of 36 points, maintaining his good form from the previous weekend competitions.

Kevin McMillan returned 41 points to secure the Wolfe Cup with Charles McIntyre finishing runner up on 35 points.