Jul 18 2012 by Alasdair Morton, Stirling Observer Wednesday
STIRLING’s mixed foursomes was won by Lyndsay and David Boyack with a superb score of 69.5. Runners-up were club captain Murray Macmillan and Josie Binnie. Josie has now been pipped at the post in both the open and club mixed foursomes this season.
The club will hold an am-am open competition on August 10 to mark the 100th anniversary of the course becoming 18 holes and 110 years since the Coronation oak tree was planted for King Edward VII's Coronation. The tree stands by the 6th tee and there are plans for another tree to be planted on the course to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.
The entry fee is £150 per team of four, which includes a two-course meal. To enter call 01786 464098 or email email@example.com.
There are still some slots available for the captains' charity day on August 5, in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. The entry fee is £50 for a team of four.
ON JULY 10 20 ladies took part in the SLGA Medal and Rotary qualifier. Anne Griffin had the best score on the day of 74 for the silver and Muriel Young won the bronze with an 80.
THE weather let up enough over the weekend to allow the Summer Meeting to be played along with, at the third attempt, the senior qualifying.
Cameron Buist returned 66 to win the scratch competition.
The first class was won by Chris Gater (3) on 67. Runner-up was Joe Patton (5) on 68 and BL3 than Keith MacDonald (7).
Wallace Clarke (13) won the second class on 66. Runner-up was Colin Thomson (11) on 67 and three players returned 68 but third place with BL6 went to Brian Hunter (13), edging Joe Holden (15) and Sandy McDonald (12).
The third class was won by Derek Wangert (20) on 68 and BIH than John Lambert (18). Third place went to Bill MacLean (23) with a 70, level with Friday's CSS, and BIH than Robert Paul (19) with a 69 on Saturday.
The Muirhead Memorial Trophy senior open had to be postponed again due to the weather. The competition will be run on September 19.
Next Saturday is Captains' Day. Teams of four should enter on the start sheet on the noticeboard, preferably including a junior or a lady. In the evening there will be a barbecue and entertainment.
Entry sheets are on the noticeboard for the AG Kinnes Invitation Fourball on August 12 and for the Observer Trophy open mixed foursomes on August 18.
GENTS’ par/bogey competition, July 15: division one P Starkey +5, division two R Spencer +5, division three A McGillivary +8.
Junior July medal: 1 S Beattie (4) 66, 2 R McCallum (31) 70, 3 J Harrison (16) 70.
Because of the weather the senior match against Muckhart on July 11 had to be cancelled. See the noticeboard for the rearranged fixture.
ALVA'S Lawrence Allan made his debut in the European boys team tournament near Stockholm.
The Scottish team finished eighth but Lawrence had a wins against Italy, paired with Craig Howie, and Ireland and lost against Noway on the last hole.
His performance could bring a place in the Scottish boys home international team to play in Ireland next month.
Dollar's Scott Borrowman finished 10th in the Sutherland Chalice.
In the Highland Spring Junior Masters at Auchterarder Cameron McGorgray from Tillicoultry finished with 30 points, seven points away from the top 16 qualifying for the final at Gleneagles.
THE annual Stirling Albion Am-Am at Stirling GC last week saw 26 local business and organisations take part.
Two teams scored 123 but the Port Customs, headed by Gary McGregor, had a better inward half than the Gaffer’s Team, captained by Albion manager Greig McDonald.
Results: 1 Port Customs (G McGregor, S Logan, S Laird and J Inglis), 2 The Gaffer (G McDonald, G Donald, H Clark and D Letford) 123, 3 The Phoenix and Friends (S Brown, S Griffin, C Griffin, A Miller) 125.
Red ball: MacFarlane Gray (A Skilling, G Callan, S Devine and D Robertson) 69.
Longest drive: men I Mailer, women V Stevenson. Nearest the pin: 14th C McMorran, 10th G Symon.
At the prize giving Colin Hunter of Stirling Albion Associates presented a cheque for £5000 to Albion operations director Stuart Brown, which included a donation to the Eilidh Brown Memorial Fund. The club also gave a donation to Stuart Griffin, who will be a member of the European one-armed golf team to play against the Americans in Chicago in October.
Stuart Brown said: “I would like to express my thanks to organiser Tricia Chillas and all the volunteers for their contribution to making the day such an outstanding success. “Above all, a huge thank you to Peter ‘Mr Stirling Albion’ McKenzie for his generous sponsorship of the event.”