Emergency services’ competition lights up Dunaverty

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Members of Kintyre’s emergency services and a small number of guests raced to the scene of this year’s 999 Emergency Services Texas Scramble golf competition.

In dry conditions, 33 competitors took to the course at Dunaverty Golf Club in 11 mixed teams of three to compete for the chance to be crowned 999 champions 2021.

The first team out, Alasdair MacLaren, Margaret McFarlane and Don Hardman, showed their intentions early on and set what was thought to be an unbeatable score of 51.1.

This proved not to be the case and, with only 0.7 of a point separating the top three teams, the last team out on the day of Alex Arkell, Tom Campbell and Stuart McTaggart came out top by carding a fantastic score of 51 to take this year’s competition by just 0.1 of a point.

Alongside the main trophy, there were a number of spot prizes for closest to the pins and straightest drive, sponsored by local businesses.

The organisers wish to thank them all for helping to make the day a continued success.

They also thanked Dunaverty Golf Club, its committee and ground staff for their help and preparation of the course to their normal high standard, Rona Burton, acting club steward, and her mum Mairi MacBrayne in The Tea Box for their excellent hospitality before and after the competition and businesses West Coast Motors, AG Barr Optometrists, Beinn an Tuirc Distillers, Coop, Springbank Distillery and Glen Scotia Distillery for supporting the competition by sponsoring the killer putting and spot prize holes.

Results: 1 Alex Arkell, Tom Campbell, Stuart McTaggart, 51.0; 2 Alasdair MacLaren, Margaret McFarlane, Don Hardman, 51.1; 3 Ross Sinclair, Gregor Menzies, Lorna Cook 51.7. Closest to the pin at: 2nd: no winner; 4th: Jonathan Bruce, 8ft 4 inches; 7th: Danny Halliday, 4ft 1 inch; 10th: Gregor Menzies, 18.5 inches; 14th: Ross Sinclair, 9ft 9 inches; 16th: Alistair O’May, 5ft 5 inches. Straightest drive at the 18th: Tom Campbell, 5ft 10 inches. Closest the pin in two shots at 18th: Stevie Gorman, 10 inches. Killer putting: Danny Halliday.


Winners of the 999 Emergency Services Texas Scramble 2021, from left: Tom Campbell (police), Alex Arkell (ambulance) and Stuart McTaggart (fire). NO_c41texasscramble01