Weather to blame for low turnout at Kingarth

Poor weather was to blame for the low turnout at Bute Golf Club's Captain's Day on Saturday.

Poor weather was to blame for the low turnout at Bute Golf Club's Captain's Day on Saturday.

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Poor early weather conditions and the start of school holidays probably reduced the numbers at Stevie Neilson’s Captain’s Day at Bute Golf Club last Saturday.

Among those who attended the stableford competition, the scoring was excellent, witness the CSS on the day falling to 63 (41 stableford points).

In first place was Duncan Speirs with 44 points, obtained from a net score of 60 (67-7).

Duncan had birdies at the 1st, 5th, 12th and 14th holes. He was followed by Graham McArthur with 43 points, from a net score of 63 (68-5). Graham returned another very steady card with one birdie, at the 14th and one bogey, at the 4th. Third place was occupied by Cammy Middleton who, after starting with a no return at the 1st hole, covered the next 17 in 69 strokes for 40 points.

Captain Stevie scored 38 points, following Stuart Wilson and John Kernaghan who both had 39.

The nearest the pin prize at the 3rd was won by Graham McArthur and the longest drive at the 4th was by Stuart Wilson. Stevie Neilson and Duncan Speirs also had 2s at the 12th hole.

Stevie was thanked for sponsoring the day and providing the prizes. Thanking those who

attended, the Captain commented that the improvement in the condition of the greens is

clearly contributing to good scoring.

This Saturday sees the first round of the Optimise Financial Solutions Ltd Winter League, kindly sponsored by Stephen Thomas. The entry fee must be paid before play. There will be the usual ballot at 8:30 am but play is possible throughout the day if partners are arranged.