Golf club championship hotting up

In last Saturday’s June Medal competition, sponsored by Border Safeguard, David Johnston returned his best score of the season to win by two strokes from two other golfers who also had their best cards of the season.

Maybe the course is becoming too easy.

Results: 1, D. Johnston nett 62; 2, W. Walton 64; 3, J. Rae 64; 4, G. Lightfoot 65; 5, M. McVie 66. Twos: G. Lightfoot & P. McVie at the 7th, and R. Douglas, S. Henderson & D. Pringle at the 18th.

The club championships are well under way and, as usual, there has been lots of drama.

It looks as if it could be a McVie brothers final, although their semi-final opponents, Colin Finlay and Rodney Pow, may have other ideas.

The B class has been a fine old battle, with holder Craig Niven and Peter Henderson playing impressively well.

The final of the C championship will be contested tomorrow by Matthew Brass and Mark Easson. The presentation of prizes at night will be followed by a disco, and all members and friends are welcome.

l The sun shone brightly for one of the most popular nights in the ladies’ fixture card – the President’s Prize & supper night.

As expected, with the conditions, there was some brilliant golf played.

None more so than by the evergreen lady captain June Craig, who returned an excellent 89 (23) 66 to win the bronze division. Carol Purves was not to be outdone by returning her best score of the season in the silver division, carding a 78 (11) 67, along with the only two of the night.

The scratch prize went to Diane Cassidy who continued her good run of form with a 73.

Lady president June Robertson presented the prizewinners with generous vouchers which were greatly appreciated and the ladies rounded off an enjoyable evening with a lovely supper.