Saturday 29th June – The WBGC Ladies Open
A splendid turnout of 41 ladies played in our Ladies Open played as a Stableford over the full 18 holes with a shorter 9 hole version for those that preferred it. It was nice to see so many friends from other island clubs come long to support us, as well as a good sprinkling of members from mainland clubs. Jill Foggo, a member and regular player at Whiting Bay, although this time playing under the colours of Milngavie Golf Club, put her local knowledge to great use to score a magnificent 40 Stableford points and win by 2 from fellow WBGC member Trish Tait. In doing so Jill equalled the ladies course record which has stood since 1995.
1st Jill Foggo (8) – 40 points
2nd Patricia Tait(25) – 38
3rd Catherine McAdam (20) – 33
4th Gillian Lockhart (8) – 32
There were no 2s recorded.
In the 9 hole competition a smaller field of 3 golfers played with Elizabeth Sinclair of Lamlash GC and playing from a handicap of 12, coming out on top with 14 points.
As with the gents and junior opens last weekend, the course was in fantastic shape and our thanks go to Stuart and George for that.
Once again the clubhouse staff rose to the occasion as John and his brigade of helpers, the few, catered for so many, the players and our thanks to each of them. Thanks also to Lynda Blair for the neat handwriting on the clubhouse leaderboard.
Finally our grateful thanks to our main sponsor, The Tartan Tablet Company and to Colin Mainds and to Bay Stores for their generous contributions of drinks for the occasion.
We look forward to seeing you all again next year.