Golf: Past captains’ team event at Port Bannatyne

Prize winners in Sunday's Past Captains four-man team event at Port Bannatyne Golf Club, pictured with Trudy Connor from the tournament's sponsors, the Ardmaleish Boatbuilding Company.
Prize winners in Sunday's Past Captains four-man team event at Port Bannatyne Golf Club, pictured with Trudy Connor from the tournament's sponsors, the Ardmaleish Boatbuilding Company.

Colin Spear, John Black, Donald Standaloft and Jim Bicker won the Past Captains’ four-man team event at Port Bannatyne Golf Club on Sunday.

Despite difficult conditions caused by a steady strong wind, 60 golfers in 15 teams entered the highly enjoyable event, kindly sponsored by Ardmaleish Boatbuilding Company and the Ferguson family.

Colin, John, Donald and Jim - the last two both being past captains of the club - posted a ‘best two ball’ net score of 126, two ahead of Iain L. MacLeod’s team, comprising himself, Neil MacLeod, Jim Thom and Pete Barnett, with Ted McDonald leading Jimmy Dunn, Arran Dunn and Joe Livingstone to third place on 130.

The story of the day, however, was David Bodys’ tale of woe: he holed his shot from the tee at the fourth hole, like Joe Livingstone at the 10th in the recent Jimmy Whitelaw Cup, but having hit his first attempt from the tee over the wall, the ‘hole in one’ was good enough only for a three - a very good three, but alas not a one!

* For a full round-up of this week’s Port Bannatyne golfing news see the next issue of The Buteman - on sale from Thursday, August 22.