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Clean Sweep of Island Tournaments

Whiting Bay has achieved a clean sweep of the island tournaments in 2012; the gents won the Hope Cup, the ladies retained the Kiscadale Salver and the juniors were victorious in the Kelso Cup. Winning all three is a rare achievement. Congratulations to all involved!

 

The WBGC teams

 

(from the left) Susan Butchard, Malcolm Pennycott, Jamie MacPherson, Lesley Wood, Doreen Mainds, Nicol Auld, Lynn Walker, Danny Head, Viv Parks, Robert Thomson & Jack Simmons. Missing from the shot are Ryan Armstrong and Stephen Judge and Hope Cup non-playing Captain John Dick.

Hope Cup Victory for Whiting Bay at Machrie

 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!

Draws for Club Championship and JC Reid Trophy.

Club Championship draw - David Morrison V Gordon Provan, Jamie Stewart V Corey Allan, Jamie MacPherson V Graeme Crichton, Nicol Auld V Jamie McKechnie. Played on Thursday 31st May.

 

JC Reid Trophy Draw - John Taylor V Sandy Pringle, Dave Hackett V Wolfi Kroner, John Simmons V John Pennycott, Frazer Barr V Danny Head. Played on Wednesday 30th May or by arrangement.

Forestry Harvesting

 

Logging operations above the course

Forestry Commission Scotland are currently harvesting right above the course.

Members and visitors are asked not to play the 10th or 11th holes before 11am, Monday to Saturday until the felling and removal of the timber is complete.  This should be well before the end of March,

Removing the trees has changed the views at the top of the course completely, opening up a vista up to the forestry road and changing the character of the top two holes, especially the par 3 11th.

If you are visiting Arran, be sure to come and play Whiting Bay to see the changes for yourself.

 

 

Logging operations above the course

Logging operations above the course

Logging operations above the course

Logging operations above the course

Logging operations above the course

Logging operations above the course

Planned Winter Course Maintenance

The Committee has adopted a schedule of course maintenance for the 2011-12 winter season.  This may be found in the Members' section of the website. Please logon to access this area, or if you are a Member of the Club without an ID, click on 'create an account' on the left to create one. 

Snooker Room Reopen

The snooker room is now reopen after the recent repairs to the roof.  Out thanks go to all those who contributed to the work party.

Hope Cup 2011

Whiting Bay were the hosts this year for the Hope Cup and hopes were high that we could win the trophy at home for the 3rd time in the last 4 years. The quarter Finals were played on a drizzly day on Saturday 18th with Whiting bay as hosts getting a bye into the semi finals. First out were Lamlash and Lochranza Castle, with Lamlash eventually winning easily. The tie between Machrie and Shiskine was much closer with Machrie finally edging through. The final of the first round ties saw last year's winners, Brodick, playing Corrie. For most of the way Brodick were ahead but Corrie finished strongly to tie the match at the 18th. At the first extra hole Corrie won through thanks to a super birdie putt from Euan McKinnon. 

 The semi finals on Saturday 25th paired old rivals Lamlash and Whiting Bay. Again it was a very close affair and after 18 holes the overall match was tied. Lamlash finally won at the 2nd extra hole to book their ticket for the final. The 2nd semi final saw Corrie edge out Machrie Bay in a close match. The final between Corrie and Lamlash was very close, with Lamlash finally winning on the last green thanks to a super putt from Dougie McFarlane.

 Thanks go to all who contributed to the event and made sure it all ran smoothly.