On a dreich day, the morning boys got the slightly better weather, or, as an old worthy at the Ormidale put it ‘the weather improved worse!’
Well done to David who just pipped Donald and Ali on count back.
Sunday 25 February
9.00am & Noon
An interesting 4 holes for Stud in today’s Brandon round!
Please see below for result.
Sun 11th Feb 2018
WIMPS FOR WALKING IN!?
I don’t think so…..six of the Club’s hardiest players ventured out this morning, only for Jasper to succumb to frostbite on the 1st hole! The other five managed to play seven holes before conditions became Arctic. Keeno wants it known that he won the ‘Skins’!
Pictured below: Keeno, Nog’s daddy in the background, Bob, Nog and Loci.
I’m sure they’re now enjoying a well deserved libation or three in the warmth of the clubhouse!
Good win for Chris on his first medal outing since July.
Sunday 21 January
9.00am & Noon
Well done to these 4 stalwarts who played in terrible weather and to Bob for a great score in the conditions!
Thought I saw 5 playing?
Will post events for next Sunday and New Year later in the week.
First class Christmas lunch from Trish and her helpers….plus a guest appearance from Unistud!
SUNDAY 17TH DECEMBER
BRANDON QUALIFIER & WINTER CUP
(postponed from Sunday 10 December)
As this will be followed by the CHRISTMAS LUNCH
at 2.00pm approx, there will be a SHOTGUN START at
9.45 for 10.00am
PLEASE ADVISE TRISH or DOUGIE IF YOU’RE HAVING LUNCH
PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD!
Even allowing for the benign weather conditions, the scoring was spectacular today. All the players with 40 or more points must have thought they had done enough to win, but Ali was just too good!
Sunday 26 November
9.00am & Noon
Clear win by Donald on a very cold but sunny day.
Sunday 19 November
9.00am & Noon
Not many playing in the SWEEP due to our 8 man team taking part (very successfully!) in the first round of the AGA DUNCAN TROPHY v Machrie @ Lamlash.
Despite Bob getting a 2 at the 18th for 3 points, Terry’s excellent 3 birdies in a row at 15, 16 & 17 gained him enough points to win on count back over the last 6 holes.
Sunday 12 November
Well done to everyone who turned out on a cold day of some sunshine and lots of heavy showers.
Jimmy is well known for playing well in testing conditions and scoring an excellent 12 points in the last 4 holes separated him from Bill, Kenny and Iain, just a point behind.
Pretty good scoring on a windy day, especially from Terry!
Sunday 22 October WINTER CUP 8.30am & noon
Great score by Ewan….his 61 was the best scratch by no less than 13 shots!
Well done to the 6 hardy players who ventured out on a very miserable day!
Good haul of trophies for Bobby this year!
JOHN GEMMELL SHEILD
Some good scoring with 3 clubs, with in form Terry just coming out on top. Have included the photo as John Gemmell (whose wife Janice presented the shield) is second from the right, with Willie Innes beside him. A lot of real characters in this one, many of them being stalwarts of the Club for years and years!
Thanks to Nicol Hume for this one and well done to our hard working Match Secretary on his win. One question….why was presentation done in the ‘dirty’ bar!? The main area of the club was full of “cheery golf parties ” very cosy in the old. Dirty Bar though!
The happy faces of the winners tells you all you need to know about the success of the annual dinner and presentation of prizes. Great meal, as always, from Trish and her helpers!
On a pleasant day for golf Dougie and Jimmy showed a clean pair of heels to the rest of the field. Congratulations to Dougie on winning the concluding event of this year long competition!
Sunday 20 August
At last, a decent day for golf!
Some good scoring with 3 players on 37 points (Billy Armit, David Hendry & Bert McGunnigle), but the winner was in form Jim Reid with 38 points.
Captain Lindsay presented Jim with a voucher for the DOUGLAS HOTEL, a place he knows quite well, and a voucher for the PRO’S SHOP, another place he knows quite well!
John wins his first individual trophy of the season on a perfect day for golf. He must finally be listening to his wife’s golfing advice!
Sunday 20 August
Draw noon Saturday
One draw only with first tee off time at 10.00am
SENIOR OPEN 2017
Lovely golfing day and and a great turnout following last year’s weather related cancellation. Local knowledge proved to be a major factor with BGC members occupying the top 5 places. In form Bob McCrae notched up yet another win and is now on course to have his best ever haul of trophies in a single season. Retirement and the ensuing extra practice time is clearly paying dividends! Many congratulations to Jim on his second place and to captain Lindsay on posting an excellent score after some trying times both on and off the course. Many thanks to all who took part, especially those from other clubs both on and off the island. Brodick Golf Club looks forward to welcoming you back to the SENIOR OPEN of 2018!
Please note that age categories were 55 to 64 and 65 (S) and over.
Well done to all the players who turned out on a very wet day. Good to see Bill winning again and Bob’s good form continues despite once again having a poor start!
Thursday 10 August
GENTS SENIOR OPEN
A great score from Bob on a very wet day which saw the CSS rise to 66. This win, added to his previous victory in the ROYAL BANK SHIELD, opens up the possibility of a great season for Bob as he is still standing in the latter stages of both the MCLELLAND MEDAL and the SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIP.
The 2017 Gents Senior Open will be held on Thursday 10th August.
Great to see John atop the leaderboard. Jim’s visit to the Scottish Open yesterday paid dividends….he obviously followed the players all day and ignored the hospitality pavilions!
Sunday 23 July
Draw noon Saturday
Poor turnout for this long standing competition which was played in fairly wet conditions. Iain and Nicol were the only two players to beat the course, with Iain taking the trophy on countback.
The CSS to Bogey was 1 up.
Sunday 16 July: GRAHAM PUTTER. Draw noon Saturday.
Good score from Bill on a blustery day.
A lot of good scores, but John and Bob the clear winners.
This is the last time Bob can win this trophy as an employee of RBS!
Sweep 8.30 & noon
Brandon Qualifier 11th June 2017
A blustery day with showers had little effect on Bruce and Kenny, who took first and second places respectively for the second time in 5 days. Bruce’s excellent scores see his handicap reduced by 1.6.
Brandon Qualifiers: 1st class, Bruce. 2nd class, Kenny.
Sunday 18 June
ROYAL BANK SHIELD
Sweep Sunday 28 May 2017
As usual, a low turnout on the day after the Championship final. Good to see Ian topping the leaderboard and getting a well deserved handicap reduction.
ARRAN OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP
Club Championship Final 2017
Ewan McKinnon vs Matthew Keir
In a repeat of the 2014 final, Ewan just got the better of Matt in a match of high quality. Ewan drove out of bounds at the 6th, hit 3 off the tee to 8 feet and holed out for a par 4, but Matt’s excellent birdie won the hole. Ewan’s birdies at 2 of the most difficult holes, 8 & 10, increased his lead, which, despite Matt’s excellent play, proved decisive.
This was Ewan’s 10th CHAMPIONSHIP success and puts Stevie Bunyan’s record 12 wins firmly in his sights.
Brodick Golf Club Championship 2017
Semi-Final results mean a repeat of the 2014 final between Ewan and Matt K. Ewan had a fairly comfortable win over Gordon, but the two Matts had a great match which was played in a very sporting manner and finished on the 18th.
Final scheduled for Saturday 27th 4.00pm but there is a potential weather problem which might result in a time change.
Club Championship Draw 2017
Some very interesting ties in this seeded draw. Due to a few qualifiers being unable to participate in the matchplay rounds, Captain Lindsay gets the last place, giving him the questionable privilege of playing champion Ewan in round 1!
Congratulations to Matt on winning the prestigious McCafrae Trophy 2017
Round 3 CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFYING
Sunday 21 May
With the HOPE CUP only 4 weeks away, great to see last year’s winning team, along with Ross, occupying the top 5 places. The early starters had some heavy rain, and although it was drier later, a strong wind blew throughout the day, making the scoring all the more impressive.
Round 2 CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFYING
Thursday 18 May
Round 1 CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFYING
Sunday 14 May 2017
Round 1 of the CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFYING was played on a beautiful day with the strong breeze making scoring quite difficult. Unsurprisingly, champion Ewan leads the way, closely followed by fellow Hope Cup team member Matt.
Brandon Qualifier 30th April 2017
Lovely day for golf with plenty of sunshine and a strong breeze. Jimmy finding a bit of form again and Ewan clearly gearing up for his CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP defence. Ali’s wedding anniversary celebrations on Saturday night obviously did no harm to his golf!
23rd April 2017
On a pleasant but windy day the course proved difficult to play with only half the field returning completed cards. No such problems for Gordon, who is coming into form at the right time with a lot of important events scheduled for the next 2 months.
Congratulations to Jimmy on a great win. He was saying that he didn’t like playing in the rain any more..could’ve fooled me as it was a very wet day on the course! Well done to all who played.