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.
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