The early morning starters were lucky with ideal warm playing conditions in the first of two rounds for the Summer Trophy at Kilsyth Lennox Golf Club as persistent rain made it difficult for the afternoon slot on Wednesday, June 4.
Taking advantage on an early round, John Boyle posted a season best net 65 which gives him a slender two-shot lead from Callum McCann on 67 making for a tight finish in the two round fixture.
It was deja vu on the weather for the June Medal on Saturday, June 7 and an early round by Richard Napier produced the best net score of the day and claimed his first second class medal with a net 69.
Gordon Eatherington took the first class net with 70 and Alan J. Brown claimed the scratch medal with a hard fought 72.
In third class it was first time in the frame for Ken Gregor when his net 73 won him the medal and sweep.
Divisional scores for June Medal: Division one – Gordon Eatherington 79 (9) 70; Alan J. Brown 72 (2) 70; David Boslem 75 (3) 72. Division two – Richard Napier 83 (14) 69; Alan Martin 84 (13) 71; David Barrie 86 (15) 71. Division three – Ken Gregor 101 (28) 73; Frank McPherson 97 (22) 75; Harry Dempsey 98 (21) 77.
A good home victory over Windyhill on Sunday, June 8 keeps the Thomson McCrone team in the mix for the qualifying stages at the end of June.
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The sun shone and the gents contested the Neil Foster Memorial Trophy. On a beautiful day the winner was Donald McLeod with a 68.
The gents continued their progress in the Thomson McCrone League, drawing against Hayston at home.
In the ladies’ section Laura McKinlay was the winner of the Clic Sargeant medal with the entry fees being donated to the charity. The medal winners were: Division one, Evelyn Doak; Division three, Ellen Byers.
In the first round of the Boozy Bunch Trophy the medal winners were: Division one, Marie Provan; division two, Edna Campbell; division three, Evaline Dunsmore.
On June 21 a team of four of our members will be tackling the longest day of golf. They will play four rounds of golf, that is 72 holes, during this day to raise funds for MacMillan Cancer Support. Please give your support to the boys and sponsor them for this worthwhile charity.