Heidbangers head overseas for competition

A tired but happy group of Heidbangers before boarding the ferry home.
A tired but happy group of Heidbangers before boarding the ferry home.

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On a beautiful recent summer’s day, a group of Dunaverty Golf Club’s Heidbangers travelled overseas to take on the challenge of Gigha’s very tricky course.

After reaching their destination safely, the group teed off for the first of three rounds.

At the conclusion of the first two rounds, the top three in each were awarded prizes and hopefully won enough to replace lost balls, of which there were plenty.

The third round was to be a hidden pairs event with Bill Brannigan teeing off first and managing a very respectable five-yard drive, much to the amusement of his fellow players. Things didn’t get much better for him.

The draw to determine the two-man teams was made at the quayside and resulted in a close finish.

First round result: 1 Steve Bleasby 17 points (best last three by four), 2 John Brown 17 (bih), 3 Danny Halliday 17.

Second round: 1 Willie Ralston 21, 2 Robin Finlay 20, 3 John Brown 18.

Hidden pairs: 1 Steve Bleasby 19 + John Brown 11 = 30, 2 Willie Ralston 21 + Bill Brannigan 11 = 29, 3 Danny Halliday 11 + Robin Finlay 16 = 27, 4 Jake MacMillan 14 + Hamish Kelly 10 = 24, 5 Sandy Watson 11 + Dougie Graham 9 = 20.

The party thoroughly enjoyed the day and thanked John Bannantyne and his volunteers who had the Gigha course in excellent condition.