Golf: Port team triumphs in Bute social match

The first tee at Port Bannatyne Golf Club.
The first tee at Port Bannatyne Golf Club.

Port Bannatyne’s golfers emerged victorious in their annual social match against Bute Golf Club on Saturday by a 3-2 margin.

Results as follows (Port pairs first): Robert Turnbull and John Maltman bt Graham McArthur and Graham Connor 2 and 1; Jim Thom and James Webster bt Robert McKirdy and Douglas Lyle 3 and 2; Brian MacKillop and Calum MacPhaul lost to Duncan Speirs and Sandy Long 5 and 4; Alan Stewart and Jim Hinshelwood bt John McFie and Peter Martin 4 and 3; Robert Jardine and Gordon Macintyre lost to David Bryden and Mike Whaley by one hole.

Meanwhile, the Port’s Bute Senior League team continued their winning start to this year’s competition with a 3½ to ½ win at home to Bute.

Results (Port pairs again named first): Pete Barnett and Hector Whitelaw halved with David Bodys and Pat MacDonald; Gordon Peacock and Jim Thom bt Peter Martin and John McFie 7 and 6; Tommy Wilkinson and John Preston bt Sandy Long 4 and 3; John Marshall and Jim Bicker bt Cammie Middleton and Alan Donald 5 and 3.

* More Port Bannatyne golfing news in this week’s issue of The Buteman - on sale from Thursday, June 4.