On a bright, sunny morning a very strong field of 16 starters met at Largs Golf Club for the traditional pre-match refreshments, this the first outing of the year being played for “The Martin Hilley Trophy”. The 4 four-ball groups headed off in front of the host club’s “Past Captains” event and some superb golf was on show right from the first tee-shot.

With the course in fabulous condition, it produced some “interesting” golf, shall we say and some spectacular golf shots….let’s just leave it at that!

On our return to the clubhouse we were supplied with a superb two-course meal and “refreshments” …highly recommended if you are ever playing Largs in future!

Once our Secretary Alan Thomson had collated the scorecards, it fell to Captain Zander McIlwham to present the imposing “Martin Hilley Trophy” to our worthy winner and lowest handicapper, Andy Dougan who returned a magnificent gross score of 77 (including two 6s) to give him 35 stableford points, a fine win on a fine course on a fine day to give him his second Society win on the tour …. well done Andy!

Second, third and fourth places were decided on countback as they were tied on 33 points, which resulted in Robin Mair, Jeff McGhee and Gordon McMorris being awarded those places respectively…. Well done chaps!

The results for the full field and the handicap adjustments (which are valid for your next outing) are listed below as is our Roll of Honour Board.

Look forward to seeing you on the tee soon!


Points |  H’cap | Revision

A Dougan 35 -1

R Mair 33 -1

J McGhee 33 -1

G Mcmorris 33 -1

K Mackenzie 29

A Smith 29

B Tracey 28

K Mitchell 28

E Mcmorris 27

A Hill 27

A Thomson 26

Z McIlwham 26

I Robin 25 +1

Keith Jones +1

Brian Williams +1

Derek Hamilton +2

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