Duncan’s double win at Bute Golf Club

Duncan Speirs had cause to celebrate with a double win at Bute Golf Club last week.
Duncan Speirs had cause to celebrate with a double win at Bute Golf Club last week.

Duncan Speirs enjoyed double success last week when he won the Isle of Arran Challenge Trophy in the annual competition for Calmac employees - and followed up with victory in Bute Golf Club’s May medal on Saturday.

The seven-handicapper, who is employed at Rothesay pier, achieved the trophy win at the windswept Craignure GC course on the island of Mull in the ferry company’s annual stableford tournament.

He then maintained his good form for the monthly medal at Kingarth where he led the first class section on a better inward half from Leighton Thomas (11) after both players finished on net 66. Graham McArthur (6) was third with a score of 67 while Richie More (10) was fourth on 68.

John McBride produced the best score of the competition to take the top award in second class with net 64 playing off a handicap of 13. Henry Tait (13), who was in second place with a score of 70, produced the shot of the day at the ninth hole where he holed his approach shot for an eagle two. Stuart Wilson (14) was third on 71.

Leading overall scorers McBride and Speirs qualify to represent the club in the Belhaven Best Scottish Club Handicap Championship to be played at East Renfrewshire GC on Friday, September 5.

* Club champion Robert McKirdy defends the McDougall Cup in the annual stableford competition tomorrow (Saturday) at Kingarth. The usual ballot takes place at the clubhouse at 8.30am.

* Members aged over 60 compete for the Renfrew Trophy in a new nine-hole competition next Wednesday. Competitors should make their own playing arrangements at any time throughout the day.