Saturday and Sunday 23rd & 24th July – The Hunter Furnishings WBGC Gents Open
Well our luck finally ran out. After a succession of opens blessed with fine weather 2022 paid us back in spades. Spells of torrential rain on both Saturday and Sunday made for extremely difficult golfing conditions for those that completed the course. In view of that some of the scoring in all three divisions was surprisingly good with a healthy proportion of returns in the net 60s.
Saturday 23rd July – The Bank of Scotland Cup
1st Keith Martin (7) – 59
2nd Kenneth Sillars (20) – 60 acb
3rd Gavin Mainds (7) – 60
4th Andrew Martin (14) – 63
Seven 2s were returned. The full list is available on the club’s website
Sunday 24th July – The Royal Bank of Scotland Cup
1st David Blair (14) – 60
2nd Gavin Mainds (6) – 62 acb
3rd David Morrison (11) – 62acb
4th Nicol Auld (4) – 62
Fourteen 2s were returned. The full list is available on the club’s website.
The Whiting Bay Gents Open
The 2022 WBGC Open Champion is Gavin Mainds, who pipped Keith Martin on a countback after both returned scores of 121. Nicol Auld secured 3rd place with a total of 127. The best overall scratch scores came from Craig Young on 130 and Tom Paterson on 131. Congratulations to all; stunning golf considering the weather.
Once again our thanks go to Neil Richardson and Hunter Furnishings for their generous sponsorship. The Stressless Recliner chair and stool offered for the first hole in one remained unclaimed but Neil’s generosity enabled us to auction the item in the clubhouse. Past captain Andy Martin was the winner there after a bidding war with Freddie Zund. No doubt the hit on Andy’s bank account will feel less painful when contemplated from the comfort of his new recliner.
As always the course was in superb condition and coped well with the deluge over the two days. Stewart alone has carried the burden of looking after the course for some time now but the recent recruitment of a part time assistant is already helping him to take the course to a new level. Both he and Chris deserve our heartfelt thanks for their efforts.
In the clubhouse John, Nanci, Louise and Kirstie worked wonders in keeping such a large number of hungry, thirsty and WET golfers fed and watered and Jamie the Train kept up a constant supply of burgers lovingly cooked on the outside barbie. On that particular topic our thanks to Whiting Bay Improvements for the use of two magnificent Gazebos without which the barbie would have been a non starter. Thanks too to Sandy and Shonagh Pringle for erecting these for us.
Thanks to Jennifer Peebles, Flora Jean Mack and Jenni Martin who were always on hand to help out in the starter’s hut and clubhouse and to all our suppliers and friends who otherwise assisted with the occasion. Finally thanks to all participants who, despite the weather, once again made such a success of our flagship golfing weekend of 2022. See you all next year.