Whiting Bay won the Hope Cup in a thrilling final at Machrie on Saturday 30th June. In the quarter finals on the 23rd, the Whiting Bay team of Nicol Auld, Danny Head, Jamie MacPherson and Malcolm Pennycott defeated Shiskine to move into the Semi final against Brodick. Danny and Nicol won their match comfortably by 4 holes and Jamie and Malcolm were all square with 3 holes left.
In the semi final against Brodick Nicol and Danny were beaten by 5 holes, but Jamie and Malcolm were in unbeatable form winning 11 out of their first 12 holes and securing the overall victory. The final was against Lamlash who had easily beaten hosts Machrie in the afternoon. Nicol and Danny started well and were soon 4 up before Lamlash hit back and finally beat them by 4 holes. In the other match Jamie and Malcolm were only 1 up with 4 holes left to play, putting the overall game at 3 up to Lamlash, and holes fast running out. A birdie 3 at the 15th put them 2 up and an amazing 2 at the 16th made the match extremely tight! Another win at the 17th meant the overall match was tied with only 1 hole left, and when Lamlash pushed their tee shot out of bounds a par 4 was enough to win their game by 5 holes and the overall match by 1 hole!
Well done to non playing Captain John Dick and all the caddies as well as the 4 players for a super victory!