Golf: Winter League under way at Port Bannatyne

The first fixtures in Port Bannatyne Golf Club's Winter League were played on Sunday, November 1.
The first fixtures in Port Bannatyne Golf Club's Winter League were played on Sunday, November 1.

The first matches of the season in the Rothesay Motor Services Winter League at Port Bannatyne Golf Club took place on Sunday.

The opening games in League A were all fairly close: Donald Standaloft and Hector Whitelaw beat James Webster and Connor McClymont by a single hole, while Iain McFarlane and Graham Fisher beat John Marshall and Jimmy Dunn by the same score.

Calum MacPhail and Robert Jardine - with John Maltman subbing for the latter - had a two-hole win over Allan Stewart and Jim Hinshelwood.

The more one-sided League B fixtures featured two 4 and 3 wins - for Liam Shanks and David Greer over Jim Thom and Gordy Macintyre, and for David Reid and Mark Crichton against Colin Renfrew and Gordon Peacock - and a two-hole victory for Sam Jamieson and David Driver over Craig Shanks and Matthew Dunn, the latter standing in for father Graham.

* More details in this week’s issue of The Buteman - on sale from Thursday, November 5.