Golf: Rothesay players dominate Argyll and Bute handicap championship

Prize winners in Saturday's Argyll and Bute Golf Union handicap championship, played at Rothesay Golf Club. (Pic by Steve Ellis.)
Prize winners in Saturday's Argyll and Bute Golf Union handicap championship, played at Rothesay Golf Club. (Pic by Steve Ellis.)

Rothesay’s John Shaw won the Argyll and Bute Golf Union’s handicap championship on Saturday as home players dominated the prize list over the Canada Hill course.

Sun-drenched fairways and fast fiery greens made scoring very tricky, but John’s stunning round of 68, which included a back nine of 31, gave him a net 62 and secured victory by three shots from young Scott McAlister, whose fine net 65 pinched third place from Richard Dunn.

The only non-Rothesay player to feature in the top places was Port Bannatyne’s Roddie Shaw, who came fourth with a net 67; the scratch prize was also won by one of the Rothesay contingent, Iain White, with a round of 72.

The team trophy, played in conjunction with the competition, was also won by a Rothesay quartet, with John Shaw, Gordon McClean, Stephen Reynolds and Ryan McKirdy combining to win comprehensively by eight shots from another Rothesay quartet made up of Willie Glen, Jimmy Ewing, Michael Murty and Hugh Charker.

The CSS for the day was 69 for home players and 70 for the away players.

Full results in this week’s issue of The Buteman - on sale from Thursday, July 3.