Captain’s Day at the Port

Alex Francis won Bute Golf Club's St Blane's Trophy competition at Kingarth on September 21.
Alex Francis won Bute Golf Club's St Blane's Trophy competition at Kingarth on September 21.

The shouts of ‘Mulligan’ were distinctly heard all over the Port course on Saturday as Ian Shaw’s Captain’s Day was underway.

The shouts of ‘Mulligan’ were distinctly heard all over the Port course on Saturday as Ian Shaw’s Captain’s Day was underway.

An extreme Mulligan format, with all players allowed mulligans in number equal to their handicaps, was not only hugely successful but great fun although in hindsight 12 holes would have been enough.

Ample Captain’s pre-competition hospitality certainly helped the atmosphere and with many of the field taking up the challenge of the best dressed and most unusually dressed competition there was no lack of hilarity throughout the day.

Winner of the actual competition was Donald Standaloft with his score of 66. Graham Fisher, AKA Dr Death, took second place with a 72 and David Bodys third with a 73 although the Captain himself could have been in the top three but courteously declined since it was his competition.

Nearest the pins were won by Alan Stewart at the 4th and Donald Standaloft at the 18th. Best score in the Ladies section went to Elaine Thom while Matthew Dunn won the best junior competition. Dr Death Graham Fisher won the most unusually dressed while Calum ‘I’ve been Tangoed’ MacPhail won the best dressed.

* Full report in this week’s Buteman - on sale on Thursday.