Big weekend at the club with the gents competing for the Centenary Trophy on Saturday 17th and the ladies have their qualifier for the Championship.
On Sunday 18th the club hosts the Elderslie Trophy and the Elderslie Open. Theses are being run consecutively for the first time. The competitions have attracted a large field of competitors for both with big prizes available.
The gents have round 1 of the Jubilee Rosebowl – a two round stoke play event. Members can play in the individual rounds for a medal score but must play both rounds to win the Rosebowl.
In addition, there is a running ballot medal on Sunday.
The ladies have round 2 of the Jubilee Quaich whilst the Juniors compete for the John R. McCarley trophy.
The gents team maintained their 100% record with an emphatic win 7-1 at home to Caldwell. The away side were unbeaten before the clash at Elderslie on Monday night but with a debut being handed to Neil Cameron the home team were soon in cruise control.
The Cameron’s are the first brothers since the 60’s to represent the club. With a very strong, experienced squad the team has real depth this season. Having had three home games however there is a need to stay grounded. Team manger Cammy Robertson summarised after the game “the big test will be our next game against local rivals Cochrane Castle away. If we can beat them on their own course we will have laid down a marker for the rest of the campaign. The guys are fighting hard to stay in the side as there is huge competition for places.”
The Junior team halved their match away at Erskine on Friday night 3-3. Some great performances by Ben Campbell and Rhys McIlroy in particular whilst Josh Campbell continued his impressive win record.
Come along and support the teams if you can as they are worthy of our backing.
Past captain and honorary president Tom Bolland hosted a match with capt Colin Haldane, past captains Robert Reilly and David Burns at Western Gailes. The weather was excellent but a keen east wind made the course very challenging. Tom and David win the match 2up. A rematch at Elderslie is on the cards as Colin and Robert try to exert revenge.
The Newton Shield team defeated a strong Old Ranfurly side 5-3 on a blustery evening on Monday. Team manager Cammy Robertson rang the changes again this week with Colin Edgar and Scott Ewing getting their first start of the year. It was down to stalwarts Jenkins, McLeod, Macdonald and Cameron to secure whilst Edgar celebrated his return with a 6 and 4 demolition.