Golf: Bute Golf Club makes Firth of Clyde Trophy debut

The five players who represented Bute Golf Club at the Firth of Clyde Trophy on Saturday - the first time in the competition's history that the Kingarth club has taken part. Back row from left: Robert McKirdy, Duncan Speirs and Arthur Hunter; front: Donald Standaloft and Graham McArthur.
The five players who represented Bute Golf Club at the Firth of Clyde Trophy on Saturday - the first time in the competition's history that the Kingarth club has taken part. Back row from left: Robert McKirdy, Duncan Speirs and Arthur Hunter; front: Donald Standaloft and Graham McArthur.

Bute Golf Club’s 125th anniversary celebrations continued in Millport on Saturday as the club took part in teh prestigious Firth of Clyde Trophy for the very first time.

A five-strong team from the Kingarth club competed in what is believed to be the oldest inter-club golf tournament in the world, with Robert McKirdy, Duncan Speirs, Arthur Hunter, Donald Standaloft and Graham McArthur competing alongside teams from Millport, Blairmore and Strone, Cowal, Gourock, Innellan, Rothesay, Skelmorlie, Largs Kelburn, Kyles of Bute, Largs Routenburn and Port Bannatyne.

Sadly there was to be no fairytale debut for the Bute club, with host club Millport making the most of home advantage to secure the prize.