Golf: Shanks brothers dominate at Port Bannatyne

The Greenkeeper’s Quaich at Port Bannatyne on Sunday was a triumph for the Shanks brothers, with Craig winning the competition and older brother Liam finishing runner-up.

Craig’s net 64 gave him victory by one shot from Liam, while Calum MacPhail took third place with his net 66; Jim Thom was fourth, by virtue of the better inward half, from Pete Barnett after both players shot net 67s.

The club’s medal finals were held in conjunction with the Greenkeeper’s Quaich, and Liam Shanks added the scratch title to his second place with a gross score of 71; Ian McFarlane won the first class section, while Calum MacPhail took the second class honours. The CSS was 66.

Graham Dunn, Mark Crichton and Jim Thom were the winners in the September medal on Saturday: Graham won the scratch with his gross 72, while Mark took the first class prize with a net 64 (71-7) and Jim the second with a net 61 (77-16) - the latter allowing the match secretary to take a big slice out of Jim’s handicap!

* More golf from the Port in this week’s issue of The Buteman - on sale from Thursday, September 26.