First match of the season for Bute Seniors

Rothesay Golf Club hosted the first match of the season for the Bute Seniors League.
Rothesay Golf Club hosted the first match of the season for the Bute Seniors League.

Rothesay took full advantage of a home tie in the first match of this year’s Bute Seniors League in posting a 3 ½ - ½ win over Port Bannatyne.

Wet conditions underfoot, combined with near gale-force winds saw the Canada Hill course playing to its full length.

Drivers as the club of choice at the par 3 13th and the par 4 17th out of reach in 2 shots were symptomatic of the challenge facing the Seniors.

The after-match chat saw the Port in some awe and not a little regret at Billy Leckie’s short game wizardry and Tommy Duncan’s dead-eye putting.

With another home tie to follow against Bute (what fool devised this fixture list?), Rothesay have been installed as short-priced favourites to do a Leicester.

Results (Rothesay names first):

A. Smith & S. Gaston bt P. Barnett & P. O’Sullivan 4&3

D. Coll & T. Duncan all square with J. Thom & I. L. MacLeod

W. Leckie & J. Simpson bt J. Bicker & J. Marshall 2&1

B. Ward & J. Miller bt B. McKillop & M. Ivory 2up