Elderslie Gents Win the Newton Shield
Elderslie defeated Paisley in the final of the Newton Shield at Old Ranfurly to take the title for a 4th time. In a very close match, they ran out winners by 4 1/2 to 3 1/2. Wins for Colin Edgar, Alistair McDougall, James MacDonald and Lee Jenkins and a halved match by Stuart Cameron saw them through. A very successful season for the team who already claimed the Spiers Trophy saw them win 10 of their 12 matches – a tremendous effort. Congratulations goes to the team and to the manager Cameron Robertson for an excellent result.
Gents team reach the final!
Elderslie have reached the final of the Newton shield with a very tense battle against Ralston. The local team won the semi final with a 4 1/2 3 1/2 victory. Some excellent play from stalwarts Colin Edgar, Alistair McDougall, James Macdonald and Robbie McLeod go the four pints with Neil Cameron clinching the vital half point. Elderslie will now meet Paisley in the final at Old Ranfurly on Friday 7th. Come along and support the team!
A great day with over 45 entrants saw Aidan O’Hagen of Old Ranfurly win the Elderslie Junior open. Aidan is one of the top juniors in Scotland who at the tender age of 14 already has a handicap of 2 and has represented Scotland.
Saturday is a big day at the club with the member and guest day competing for the Copan ‘A’ Chardeis – the “cup of friendship”.
Newton Shield – Results
The gents team suffered only their second defeat of the season when they lost 5-3 to Caldwell.
Elderslie Trophy and Elderslie Open 2017
Winner of the Elderslie Trophy was Stuart Cameron who shot 69, and Alastair Love shot net 66 to win the Elderslie Open