Sunday 1st May – AGA Spring Handicap
To accommodate ongoing works at Machrie Bay GC the AGA Spring Handicap made an unexpected return to Whiting Bay having last been played there in 2019. A disappointing field of only 28 players enjoyed the course which had undoubtedly benefitted from the persistent rain the previous day after an uncharacteristically dry April. As in 2019 home players dominated the leaderboard with 8 of the top 10 places going to Whiting Bay members. The remaining 2 in the top ten each returned cards in the ‘stellar’ category with Craig Young of Balmore GC scoring a scratch 61 and Ewan McKinnon of Corrie GC returning a scratch 62. Fantastic golf by any stretch of the imagination. Whiting Bay member, David Brookens, who was runner up on the last occasion the Spring Handicap was played at Whiting Bay, ran out the overall winner this time with a net 59 and receives the prestigious Guy Spiers Trophy. He also won the J.C.Reid Cup for the best score by a senior golfer.
1st David Brookens (13) – 59
2nd Neil Lucas (12) – 61
3rd Craig Young (+2) – 63 acb and lowest gross
4th Ewan McKinnon (+1) – 63
Six 2s were recorded
Ewan McKinnon@13, Craig Young @ 16, David Jeffrey, Stewart Mackintosh, David Morrison at @ 17 and John Quigley @11.
2022 AGA Spring Handicap winner David Brookens with the Guy Spiers Trophy