The Club Championship and Jubilee Bowl finals took place on Sunday 1 October in gale force winds and driving rain.
Sandy Buchanan and John Ashton seemed unaware of conditions as they played superlative golf. The best of the excellent golf was possibly John’s eagle 2 at the 8th. The match went to the 2nd extra hole before Sandy sank the winning putt.
The Jubilee Bowl final between Jim Downie and Drummond Ramage also went beyond the distance with Jim Downie coming out on top at the first extra hole.
Again the players seemed to relish the awful conditions with the young seagulls joining in the fun by removing balls from the 7th and 13th greens.
A small but knowledgeable crowd followed the finals and showed their appreciation at the end of 2 closely contested matches.
Many congratulations from the Club to both winners and commiserations to both runners-up.
Hon President Alan McKinlay and Captain George Davidson made the presentations.
Ewan Allan qualified first after shooting an unbelievable net 59 along with Patrick Smiley.
The match was a tale of two halves with Patrick starting incredibly well and was 7 up through 7 but Ewan managed to find some of his early morning form and got himself back to 3 down until Patrick managed to end the game 4&3.
All at the club send their congratulations to Patrick on his great win and also well done to Ewan for making the final.
The Prestwick St Nicholas Junior Open was held on Sunday 10 September.
43 Juniors took part and battled the wind and rain to complete the 18 holes and return to the warmth of the clubhouse and a well deserved burger and chips!
Thanks to Gareth our club professional and Martin our Junior Convenor for all their hard work in putting this event together .
Prize-winners are shown below:
Both gentlemen played the match in a friendly and supportive way . The match was close with Sam never down.
Despite Stuart taking the match to the 18th, Sam clinched the win
Many congratulations to both players.
Texas Scramble – August 2017
The Grant Meek Trophy was won by David and Wendy Neilson, Irene Bauba and Drummond Ramage. The picture below is of the presentation of the Trophy (donated by Grant’s wife Anne) by captain George Davidson.
Irene is a new member and Drummond a long-standing member – confirmation that the new golfer/mixed team format worked well.