Vice captains start 2019 with Port victory!

Captain Hector Whitelaw laid on refreshments at traditional match (Submitted pic)
Captain Hector Whitelaw laid on refreshments at traditional match (Submitted pic)

Port Bannatyne Golf Club’s traditional Captain v Vice-Captains match on January 2 resulted in a win for the latter team by a margin of 3-1.

The day saw all participants enjoy seasonal refreshments provided by Captain Hector Whitelaw.

In the lead match, Hector and partner Bobby Pedder lost to stand-in vice captains Jim Bicker and Robert Jardine on the last green.

The only winners for the Captain’s team were Graham Dunn and Jack Standaloft, beating Mark Crichton and David Kilpatrick 4 & 3.

Meanwhile, 12 players took part in Port Bannatyne Golf Club’s January Medal on Sunday.

Results in this competition were: 1st Class winner - Jim Thom - 71;

2nd Class winner - Ryan Leitch - 64;

Scratch winner - Donald Standaloft - 65.

This Sunday sees the resumption of the Rothesay Motor Services Winter League.

Round 5 fixtures are:-

8.30am Manvell & Ivory v Dunn & Marshall;

8.40am Jamieson & Black v Whitelaw & Stewart

8.50am M & R Leitch v Crichton & Greenshields;

9.00am Dunn & Lintermans v McKirdy & Whitelaw

9.10am Standaloft & Kilpatrick v M & S Dunn

9.20am McIntyre & Thom v R & J Leitch

The rescheduled week 4 fixtures will take place on Sunday, January 20.

The unseasonably mild Scottish weather so far this winter has enabled plenty of golfing action to take place in this country at a time of year when it’s often impossible due to fairways being covered in snow.

See page 23 for the latest from Bute Golf Club.