Golf: New Year Greensome starts 2015 at Rothesay

The clubhouse at Rothesay Golf Club.
The clubhouse at Rothesay Golf Club.

Jimmy Burke and Neil Ritchie won the first competition of the new year at Rothesay Golf Club, the New Year Greensome, in bright January sunshine on Saturday.

The good weather led to some good scoring, with the winners’ net 60 seeing them finish well clear of runners-up Gary Steele and Jimmy Ewing, who returned a net score of 62.5.

Meanwhile, Craig and Hughie Charker secured their second weekly win of this season’s Winter League pairs competition on Sunday, returning 46 points to take their overall total for the tournament so far to 327, six ahead of nearest challengers George Reynolds and Allan Smith.

The Winter League format sees each pair’s best eight scores count towards their overall total, though with only a few pairs having completed eight rounds so far in this season’s tournament, the overall table is likely to change dramatically in the coming weeks.