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News Posted: 7th August 2019

Competitions in July started with the Monthly medal. Winner of the silver section was Margie Pearson on nett 69 followed closely by Heather Hogg on 70 and Margaret Simpson on 73. In the Bronze section Janice Johnson returned an excellent nett 68, reducing her handicap by one stroke, June Wishart took second place on 72 and Mildred Balance in third on 73. In the nine-hole Stableford competition there was a win for Jacqueline Irvine, followed by May Gair and Elaine Falconer.

The putting competition is a stroke play format, however players also keep a note of the total number of putts for their round. Jenny Arthur’s total of 28 putts took first place followed by Janice Johnson and May Grant on 30 and Christine Simpson and Margaret Simpson on 31.

In the Mary Johnson Memorial Trophy competition Shona Ward took first place with a nett 69 with Jenny Arthur in second on 70, just edging out Heather Hogg also on 70, Jenny having a better back nine score. In the nine-hole Stableford competition Audrey Thompson took first spot with 18 points, May Gair was second with 14 and Jacqueline Irvine third with 13 points.

The Centenary doubles was next on the fixture list. This is a competition where everyone plays individually and once the competition is completed, cards are drawn at random and the pair with the lowest nett score win – this season’s winners were Heather and Liz Simpson with a combined score of 147. In the nine-hole competition Margaret McNiven took first place scoring an excellent 20 points, followed by Caroline Keith on 16 and Mandy Henderson on 13.

Unfortunately, due to very heavy rain the planned Tyrone Ball Open had to be postponed. This will be rescheduled for early September.

The George Burgess series continues with players competing in the fourth round of six. June Wishart played very well to record a score of 38 Stableford points, reducing her handicap by 1 stroke. Christine played to her handicap with 36 points and on countback in third place was Margaret Simpson also on 36. In the nine-hole competition Caroline and Penelope scored 8 points with Caroline running out the winner due to a one stroke difference in handicap.

The Dis ‘n Dat trophy was won by Jenny with a great score of nett 66 reducing her handicap by one stroke. May Grant also carded a two under par 68 taking second place and Margaret McNiven in third with an excellent score of 70. In the nine-hole section it was Caroline again taking top spot with 16 Stableford points followed by Kay Foster on 12 and Penelope Smith on 10.

Due to the Mixed Open in Whalsay a Stableford competition was arranged for those ladies not travelling to the Bonnie Isle. The result was an excellent win for Amy Miller who scored 38 Stableford points and reduced her handicap by 3 strokes. Second was Linda Ruthven on 34 and in third place was Tricia Parham on 27 points.