Player of the Year
We are pleased to announce that Alistair Kyle of East Renfrewshire is this year's Player of the Year. Alistair had a magnificent 100% record winning all his matches during the season. This is a record for the 11 team league and certainly has not been done for many years, so a big congratulations to Alistair on his achievement. In joint second place were Ian Montgomerie of Cathcart Castle, last year's winner Gordon Sangster of Cathkin Braes and Graeme Symth of Eastwood.
The Players Cup
The Players Cup competition was held at Haggs Castle Golf Club on Sunday 9th September. The competition is open to all players who played for their club this season. The winners were as follows:
Scratch scores -
1st Willie MacMillan Bonnyton - 65
2nd David Sibbald Eastwood - 69
3rd Craig Morrison Haggs Castle - 72
Net scores -
1st Stephen Doyle Haggs Castle - 74-6 = 68
2nd Lindsay Wood Haggs Castle - 74-4 = 70
3rd Matt McGinlay Bonnyton - 74-3 = 71
In the Official's trophy competition the winner was Graham Smith of Bonnyton who tied with David McNeill of Haggs Castle on net 73, but Graham had a BIH of 36 against David's 40.
Congratulations to Willie MacMillan on his superb round of 65, especially in the showery conditions, and to all 31 players who took part in the competition. Special thanks to starter President Alex Martin, and to Haggs Castle Golf Club for providing us with a golf course in excellent condition and for courtesy of the course.
All prizes and vouchers will be presented at the Annual Dinner to be held at Williamwood Golf Club on Friday 5th October.
Congratulations to Gordon Sangster of Cathkin Braes on retaining the Presidents Cup at Cathkin Braes on Thursday 2nd August. Gordon's super score of 68 in wet conditions was enough to secure his second successive win in this competition. In second place was Stephen Machin of Cowglen, with third place going to Steve Manning of Pollok. Thanks to our hosts Cathkin Braes for their hospitality and courtesy of the course, and to all the players for their contribution, in this the fifth year of this competition.
Congratulations to Cathkin Braes in winning the Boundary Bell today (26th August) in the annual match which was played at Whitecraigs Golf Club. Up against 4 in a row winners Cawder, the match finished in a 5-3 victory for Gordon Rennie's team. A tremendous achievement by the whole team, and a well fought victory against a tough Cawder team full of talented players. After losing to Cawder in the last 2 BB finals, this year's match played in the rain on a superbly conditioned course at Whitecraigs was full of great golf and sportsmanship and a credit to both clubs, with Cathkin the deserved winners. They now await the winners of the EGL in the Inter Cities Cup Final to be played in Edinburgh in October.
Inter Cities Cup
This year's Inter Cities Cup will be held in Edinburgh on Sunday 7th October. The match will be played between Cathkin Braes representing Glasgow and Turnhouse representing Edinburgh. The match will be played at Musselburgh Golf Club starting at 13.30.
Fields in Trust Gala Day at Whitecraigs Golf Club - 7th September
We had over 90 players from our Brand Putter clubs competing in a Stableford competition, which was won by David Wylie of Eastwood, beating Ian Cameron of Williamwood on the better inward half on 38 stableford points.
A presentation Dinner was held in the clubhouse in the evening with again over 90 attending, where the day's prizes and the League trophy which was won by Haggs Castle were presented by Whitecraigs Captain Stewart Daye. The guest speaker was Ronnie Wilson, from Coatbridge who delivered a very humorous speech which was greatly appreciated by his audience.
The day's events once again raised approximately £2000 for charity and will be held next year at Williamwood Golf Club on Friday 6th September.
John Smith. League Match Secretary