Blog 2018

31st December 2018


The Christmas holidays saw no let  up on playing action at Port Bannaryne Golf Club.
Eight pairs emerged from the gluttony of the previous day to tee up for the Boxing Day Greensomes.
Winners were Calum MacPhail and John Black, while, in a first competitive appearance, Jack Standaloft nursed father Donald to a place on the podium.
1st Calum McPhail & John Black -  57
2nd Stephen Greenshields & Frankie Lintermans -  60 
3rd Donald & Jack Standaloft - 61 (on countback)

In Sundays December medal the 1st Class winner was Roddie Leitch with a score of nett 68. Son Ryan made it a family double by winning the 2nd Class with his score of nett 66.
Scratch winner was, not surprisingly, Donald Standaloft, with his gross 65 including a superb inward half of 29.

Boxing Day Winners Calum McPhail and John Black


17th December 2018

Rothesay Motor Services Winter League

Weather conditions on Sunday put paid to the fourth round of fixtures in the Rothesay Motor Services Winter League and these will be rescheduled until the new year. Even the hardy Seniors had to bow out in face of Tuesday’s torrential rain. This Sunday will see round 2 in the Winter Trophy, with the best three aggregate scores from five to count. But will the weather gods play ball? 

Iain MacLeod


3rd  December 2018

 Rothesay Motors Winter League

Highlight of round 3 of the Port Winter League was Colin Renfrew’s win  over captain Hector Whitelaw and Alan Stewart as he substituted alone for Calum McPhail and Pete Barnett. He will now be the first person to be phoned when one member of a partnership is unavailableWeek 3 results:-
McPhail & Barnett (Renfrew) bt Whitelaw & Stewart 1 up
M & Rod Leitch bt Manvell & Ivory 4&2
Jamieson and Black bt Dunn & Lintermans 3&2
Crichton and Greenshields bt M & S Dunn 5&4
McKirdy & Whitelaw bt McIntyre & Thom 2&1

Establishing themselves as early favourites to at least qualify for the knock-out stages are the new pairing of Mark Crichton and Steven Greenshields, who have more than twice the number of points as any opponent as they lead League A. League B is altogether tighter with several pairings still vying for knock-out qualification

(Photo sent separately from iPad - caption Early favourites Steven Greenshields and Mark Crichton)

League positions after week 3:-

League A
Crichton/Greenshields     8pts
M & R Leitch.                   4pts
Manvell/Ivory.                  4pts
M & S Dunn                     3pts
Dunn/Marshall                 2pts
Standaloft/Kilpatrick.        1pt

League B
Jamieson/Black               7pts
Dunn/Lintermans.            7pts
R & J Leitch                     6pts
McKirdy/Whitelaw.           5pts
Whitelaw/Stewart             4pts
McPhail/Barnett               4pts
McIntyre/Thom                2pts


19th November 2018

Saturday's Quiz Night

The focus at the Port course at the weekend was social, rather than on the course. It was brains rather than swings that were under the microscope - and some failed miserably. No names no pack drill !A packed clubhouse on Saturday night was firstly subjected to a Rock & Roll Bingo session by Quizmaster Dougie Lyle Jnr, before he inflicted even further misery on the shellshocked audience with his searching, all-embracing and, for some, equally embarrasing “Dougie’s Big Quiz”. Despite the change of emphasis, that persistent winner on the course, Donald Standaloft, cleaned up yet again
The success of the previous evening was reflected in the few surfacing on Sunday morning to contest the November Medal - too few returning a card for it to count. It will be re-scheduled. This Sunday will see week 2 in the

Rothesay Motor Services Winter League. 

8.30 Standaloft & Kilpatrick v Ivory & Manvell
8.40 R & J Leitch v Jamieson & Black
8.50 Crichton & Greenshields v Dunn & Marshall
9.00 McKirdy & Whitelaw v Whitelaw & Stewart
9.10 M & R Leitch v Livingstone & McArthur
9.20 Dunn & Lintermans v McPhail & Barnett


18th November 2018

Winter League week 2

12th November 2018


A conspicuous absentee when Port Bannatyne’s Winter League for underway on Sunday was that enthusiastic regular Gordie McIntyre. Caught up in the heavy spectator traffic on his way home from watching Hearts at Tynecastle, he missed his ferry and was stranded on the mainland. It was a frustrating day all round for Gordie, having watched his beloved Hearts to down to a 2-1 home defeat by Kilmarnock, which severely dents their title aspirations. Better advice would have seen him go the extra half-mile along the road to Murrayfield, where a rampant Scotland scored 8 tries in thrashing Fiji 54-17.  His bereft partner, Jim Thom, had to call in a last minute replacement for GMac in the form of his wife Elaine.
There were promising first wins for this season’s nw pairings of Standaloft & Kilpatrick, Crichton and Greenshields and Ryan & Jordan Leitch, while Colin Renfrew cemented last year’s reputation as a winning subbing standing in for Graham Dunn.
S. & M.  Dunn bt M & Rod Leitch 5&4
G. Dunn & F Lintermans bt G. MacIntyre & J.Thom 2&1
M.Crichton & S.Greenshields bt M.Manvell & M Ivory 2up
S.Jamieson & J.Black bt N.McKirdy & J,Whitelaw 3&2
D.Standaloft &D.Kilpatrick bt J.Livinstone & R.McArthur 4&3
R.&J.Leitch bt C.McPhail & P.Barnett 4&3

The November medal will be held on Sunday, with the usual ballot times. Before then there will be an Interactive Quiz, hosted by Dougie Lyle Jar, in the clubhouse this evening (Friday). Tickets from Convener Sam Jamieson, doors open 7.30


5th November 2018


A social in the Port Bannatyne clubhouse marked the end of 15 years of service to the Club by Greenkeeper John Marshall.
Captain Hector Whitelaw paid tribute to John for keeping the fairways and greens in tip-top shape, despite the difficulties posed by weather, as in recent times. He presented John with a bottle
of Scapa whisky, a watch and a mysterious envelope, with the best wishes of everyone at the club.
Relieved of his onerous duties, John intends to be a regular in Club competitions, not least in joining the Seniors Section at 10am on Tuesday mornings.
A good turn-out of members enjoyed the largesse of the committee in the form of sandwiches and sausage rolls, before Ms Zoe Whitelaw presented Mrs Margaret Marshall with a bouquet  in some small recompense for the endless hours when John was absent on the course.

Iain L MacLeod


5th November 2018


The early pace-setters in Port Bannatyne’s Winter Trophy were `Robert Turnbull on 41 points, Donald `Standaloft on 38 and Mike Manvell on 36. Robert and Donald are fresh from finishing in high positions in the season’s Order-of Merit table, with Mike now in the best position to challenge the established order. Others though have plenty of time to throw their hats in the ring, with this being just the first of 5 rounds, with the best 3 scores to count.  With a field of 15, Donald and Jim Thom were in the money after their twos at the 18th .The other main winter competition starts this Armistice Sunday when the Winter League, kindly sponsored again by David Reid of Rothesay Motor Services gets under way.

RMS week 1 fixtures:-
8.30  M & S Dunn v M & Rod Leitch
8.40. G.McIntyre & J Thom v G.Dunn & F.Lintermans
8.50  M.Manvell & M.Ivory v M. Crichton & S.Greenshields
9.00. S,Jamieson & J.Black v N.McKirdy & J.Whitelaw
9.10  D.Standaloft & D.Kilpatrick v J.Livingstone & R.McArthur
9.20. R & J Leitch  v P.Barnett & C.McPhail
No game - Dunn & Marshall - Whitelaw & Stewart


4th October 2018

Winter Fixture and Winter League Fixtures are both available in the Fixture Toolbar

4th October 2018

Winter trophy will be played throughout the winter in stableford format 3 best counting scores from 5 rounds
Round 1 today 
Early pace setters-
Robert Turnbull 41 points
Donald standaloft 38 Pts
Mike Manvell 36 Pts
(15 played)
Twos: jim Thom & Donald Standaloft both at 18

RMS winter league 2018/19
Starts this Sunday 11th November 
Kindly sponsored again by David Ried at Rothesay Motor services .

Week 1 fixtures 
8.30- M&S Dunn v M& Rod Leitch 
8.40- G. Mc Intyre & J.Thom v G.Dunn & F. Lintermans 
8.50- M Manvell &M.Ivory v M. Crichton & S.Greenshields
9.00- S.Jamieson & J.Black v N McKirdy &J.Whitelaw
9.10- D.Standaloft &D.Kilpatrick v J.Livingstone & R.McArthur 
9.20- R&J Leitch v P.Barnett & C.McPhail
No game- Dunn/Marshall- Whitelaw/Stewart


4th October 2018

29th October 2018

Mike eases to Autumn Handicap Triumph

Autumn Handicap 2018

Port Bannaryne’s brave bid for the Firth of Clyde League title was thwarted at Gourock on Sunday, when holders Rothesay pipped the hosts by a point to retain their crown. In the final analysis the Port had to settle for a still meritorious third place.
With members tardy in committing themselves to playing in the Winter League, the start has been pushed back until  Sunday 11th November to accommodate late entries. But get your name in fast. A full list of Winter and Winter League fixtures will shortly appear on the notice board.. This Sunday will see the first round of the Winter Trophy, played to a stableford formula over 18 holes, with the usual ballot times.
With the first team absent at Gourock, there were not enough returning a score for the October medal to count and it will be re-arranged. The autumn handicap was won by Mike Ivory, posting a very fine nett 63, with recent form horse Colin Renfrew’s 72 only good enough for a distant runner-up spot this time.
This year Order-of-Merit was won by Robert McArthur, who relegated Robert Turnbull into second, after both had enjoyed very consistent seasons.

Iain L MacLeod


22nd October 2018

John Marshall's leaving do

Please come along on Saturday evening to thank John for all the hard work he has put in to keeping our course the best on the Island.

7.30 in the clubhouse, free entry & buffet


22nd October 2018

And it’s Goodbye to John

It was fitting that Sunday’s season-ending Medal Finals should be won by members whose contribution to the Port Club extends far beyond simply turning up for competitions. Colin Renfrew, who won the Second class section with a day’s best net 63, has seen an unexpected resurgence of his competitive juices, which has seen him contend across the board, after several seasons in the doldrums. But Colin’s reputation at Port Bannatyne depends on far more than, hopefully not fleeting, success on the course. It was he, perhaps more than anyone, in his then role as Treasurer, who oversaw the financial negotiations with Argyll and Bute Council, the Lottery Sports Fund, the Foundation for Sports and the Arts and Highlands and Islands Enterprise that resulted in the opening of the Club’s splendid modern clubhouse by Walker Cup stalwart Charlie Green in May 1998. Colin was instrumental in driving the project through., 
The winner of the First Class section, Sam Jamieson, has also has a wider, if more recent, input into the affairs of the Club. In his role as Clubhouse Convener, he has overseen the resurgence of the clubhouse as a social centre for a variety of events and, with wife Claire, has re-established the long-held reputation for catering.
Medal Finals and September Medal
1st Class - Sam Jamieson 66
2nd Class - Colin Renfrew 63
Scratch - Donald Standaloft 71

Colin Renfrew
Sam Jamieson

This weekend brings the October Medal and Autumn Handicap on Sunday, with the chances of a win for many greatly improved with the 1st team absent at Gourock in the final round of Firth of Clyde League fixtures.
Of much more import is the social in the clubhouse tomorrow (Saturday) evening at 7.30 to mark the retirement of greenskeeper John Marshall after many years of dedicated and faithful service.

Iain L MacLeod


22nd October 2018

Medal finals

Second class section winner 
Colin Renfrew- 63
1st class section winner
Sam Jamieson- 66
Scratch section winner 
Donald Standaloft-71

September medal results 
1st class- Sam Jamieson 
2nd class- Colin Renfrew 
Scr - Donald Standaloft 

Next weekend- 
Saturday evening 27th 
Get together in clubhouse for retirement of green keeper John Marshall.

Sunday 28th 
October medal/ Autumn handicap 
Usual ballot times
1st team members travel to Gourock golf club for final round of league fixtures.

Donald Standaloft: Match Secretary


15th October 2018

Medal finals Sunday 21st October

Medal finalists-
First class- R. Turnbull, M. Dunn, R.Leitch , S. Jamieson, I. McFarlane, J.Thom, D.Standaloft.

Second class- C.Renfrew , Ryan Leitch, J.Webster, F.Lintermans, M.Ivory, A.Stewart, M.Manvell, G.Mc Intyre .

Scratch- D.Standaloft, Roddie Leitch, Robert Turnbull

An additional medal will run along side the medal finals so all are welcome to play.
Usual ballot times.


4th October 2018

Ryder Cup 2018

The victorious team USA, led by Graham Fisher

4th October 2018

October  fixtures

Sunday 7th- September medal /FOC matches (Gourock gc)
Sunday 14th - Autumn handicap
Sunday 21st - Medal finals
Sunday 28th- October medal 



23rd September 2018

Captain's Day

Captain Hector Whitelaw and Golfers

Sunday 23rd was the Captain's day which saw a good field of 24 male and 5 female golfers take to the course in, for once, decent weather. With drivers at all the tees and putters on all the greens it was always going to be a tricky day.

Jim Thom, Matthew Leitch & Donald Standaloft

The men were also issued with a yellow ball at the first with a prize for those who could play around with it and bring it back, Only2 came back ! Well done to Jim Thom and Donald Standaloft.

A big thanks to captain Hector Whitelaw for the prizes.
Winner - Sam Jamieson 36 points
Second - Donald Standaloft 33 points
Third - Scott Dunn 31 points
Consolation- Roddie Leitch 19 Pts

Female winners

First - Zoe Whitelaw  25 Pts
Second -Janey Jardine 20 Pts
Consolation- Sandy Gibson 7pts

Nearest the pins:
10th - Calum McPhail
18th - Hector Whitelaw

Next Sunday is Ryder cup day. If anyone is interested in playing please see Graham Fisher or Iain McFarlane before Wednesday
The matches with have a 10am shotgun start.


22nd September 2018

Gourock Outing

Gourock Day Out Sept 2018

Photo, Donald Standaloft

A busy weekend at the Port this week.
Friday saw the annual day out for the club over at Gourock Golf Club. A great day was had by the 22 golfers. Winner on the day was Frankie  Lintermans with a score of 38pts
Runner up was Donald Standaloft on 37pts .


17th September 2018

JMF Tankard

The 20th running of the JMF tankard, held at the Port on Sunday, was again generously sponsored by brothers Alisdair and David Fergus in memory of their father, Jim, a familiar face as club starter for many years. Despite mixed weather throughout, the 20 competitors enjoyed course in excellent condition.
Winner - Donald Standaloft - 63
Runner-up - Robert Turnbull - 68
3rd - Colin Renfrew - 69
Scratch - Stephen Greenshields - 83
Nearest pins:-
4/16 - Sam Jamieson
3rd - Donald Standaloft
10th - Donald Standaloft
18th - Robert Turnbull

It was appropriate that the photograph of the prizewinners was in the Fergus shelter, built by the Club was a memorial to Jim, as part of the Club’s Millennium celebrations in 2012. The club flag, flying at half-mast above the shelter, was a poignant tribute to the death earlier in the week of another club stalwart. John Hebditch arrived on Bute in 1996 with extensive experience in the catering trade, which was soon put to setting new standards in the clubhouse in his role as Clubmaster.

Firth of Clyde

Saturday saw the penultimate round of the Firth of Clyde fixtures, played at Cowal Golf Club. Rothesay gained most points with 3.5, with the Port managing only one win.
Going into the final matches at Gourock in October the standings are as follows:-
Rothesay 9 points
Port Bannatyne 8.5
Cowal 8.5
Gourock 7.5
Skelmorlie 6.5

Captain's Day

Its fun time at the Port this Sunday with the Captain’s Day being played to a stableford format, but with some twists!!  Players are asked to appear at 9.30 for a drink on the Captain (Coke not compulsory!) and a 10 o’clock start.


10th September 2018

Social V Bute

Saturday 8th saw the annual social match take place with Bute golf club, and with home advantage Bute with a great Home record versus Port Bannatyne must have fancied their chances, alas this was not to be the case.
In lovely sunny afternoon conditions the players took to the links and fought out a 2.5-2.5 draw meaning Port Bannatyne retained the burnside trophy.
The teams then headed off to the kingarth hotel for dinner and drinks.
Many thanks go to Bute’s captain Graham Connor and his players for their hospitality.

This coming Saturday 15th Port Bannatyne’s first team head to Cowal in the penultimate round of Firth of Clyde matches.

Sunday 16th sees the JMF tankard take place over Port Bannatyne, ballots from 8.30-12.30
All welcome so please show your support to this event .  Prizegiving approximately.


3rd September 2018

Greenkeeper's Quaich

Greenkeeper Quaich 2018

Sunday 2nd saw John Marshall host his final green keepers Quaich as he is due to retire this October,
24 golfers took to the links in overcast but warm conditions and with the course in great order there was some excellent scoring, Colin Renfrew’s early nett 67 looked well placed to get among the prizes but some good play from the later starters saw that end just outside the prizes.
Not for the first time this season the Leitch family stole the show with Ryan and Roddie posting nets 65 & 61 respectively, also the consistent Sam Jamieson managed to shoot his own 65 pipping Ryan into 3rd by Bih .
Not for the first time Donald Standaloft took the scratch with a solid 66.
But the winner on the day with a super gross 69 nett 61 was Roddie Leitch taking the trophy and an arm full of prizes.

The club is indebted to John and Margret for there support of this event and John’s sterling work over the years.

1st Roddie Leitch 61
2nd Sam Jamieson 65 bih
3rd Ryan Leitch 65
Scratch Donald Standaloft 66

Nearest pin @ 1 Ryan Leitch
@ 3rd Stephen Greenshields
@4th Robert McArthur
@ 10th Tommy Wilkinson
@ 18th Stephen Greenshields

This Saturday sees the annual social match with Bute golf club
Then the years final major on the 16th September, the JMF tankard.


27th August 2018


Persuaded to enter a team for the Past Captains 4-man team competition, Colin Renfrew, Captain at Port Bannatyne in 1984 and again in 2001,  enlisted the help of current captain Hector Whitelaw for Sunday’s event. Aided by the muscle of CaluRem MacPhail and Sam Jamieson, with their impressive long-driving, the short game skills of the wily veterans, saw the team triumph in the wet conditions that prevailed on the day. Just pipped was the team of Roddie Leitch Snr, Captain in 1997, with him calling on the services of three generations of the Leitch family.
1st - Colin Renfrew 53.2
2nd - Roddie Leitch 54
3rd - Graham Fisher 54.7
Nearest the pin:-
4th - Calum MacPhail
10th - Sam Jamieson
18th - Iain McFarlane
Longest Drive - Stephen Greenshields
Generous cash sponsorship of the main prizes came from Jim Thom, accountant, with Kingarth Hotel kindly supporting the individual awards.

This Saturday the Firth of Clyde Wee Trophy will be held at Rothesay, with John Black, Robert Turnbull, Colin Renfrew, Scott Dunn and Stephen Greenshields representing the Port.
After the usual praise for the course, despite Sunday’s dismal conditions, members will be keen to show their appreciation of the efforts of greenskeeper John Marshall in the Sunday’s Greenkeeper’s Quaich, with ballots from 8.30 - 1pm.

26th August 2018

Team to represent Port Bannatyne @ Rothesay golf club on 1st September-

John Black
Robert Turnbull
Colin Renfrew
Scott Dunn
Stephen Greenshields


25th August 2018

Ettrick Bay Tearooms Summer Cup

Does Robert McAthur have a Halo?

The Ettrick Bay Summer Cup reached its climax this week, run on Wednesdays throughout the summer months. Donald Standaloft went into the final round with a 4 point lead over 2nd placed Robert McArthur. Donald’s 4 under par round saw him win on the night with 28 points and keep his lead over Robert (27pts) and retain the trophy by 5 points. Thanks to all the players who took part and
Many thanks go to Alec Gibson at Ettrick Bay tearoom for his continued support of this event.

Final positions
1st Donald Standaloft
2nd Robert McArthur
3rd Ryan Leitch
4th Joe Livingstone
5th John Black
6th Frankie Lintermans

Donald Standaloft 2018 winner with Alex Gibson sponsor


22nd August 2018

Greenkeepers quaich

Greenkeepers quaich  now on Sunday 2nd September 10 am shotgun start
Please show your support and appreciation for the green keeper in his final year!

21st August 2018

Rover Cup

Rover winner - Robert Turnbull

Revelling in the job to which he has always been ideally suited, retirement, Robert Turnbull added another notch to a recent run of successes by winning the Rover Cup, postponed from the week before. Shooting an excellent nett 65, the end of the season comes too early for the genial Robert, everyone’s favourite partner, just when he has hit a golden seam.


21st August 2018

Port homes in on league triumph


With only two matches remaining, at Cowal and Gourock in September, Port Bannatyne  go into the concluding stages of the Firth of Clyde League on top of the standings. Current positions:-

Port Bannatyne    7.5

Skelmorlie             6.0

Rothesay                5.5

Gourock                 5.5

Cowal                      5.5


Domestically the Ettrick Bay Summer Cup has come down to a shoot-out for the trophy between Robert McArthur and Donald Standaloft.

This Sunday sees the Past Captains’ 4-man team event, with extra interest in the shape of nearest the pin sponsorship by Kingarth Hotel.


15th August 2018

Fixture changes
August 19th - Rover Cup
August 26th-past captains 4 man team


3rd August 2018


Jimmy Whitelaw 2018


With 10 of the 28 starters failing to complete two rounds, the inclement weather greatly reduced the number of challengers in the 20th running of the ever-popular Jimmy Whitelaw Cup, played in memory of the father of current Port Captain, Hector.

Best score over the morning’s 12 holes was Bobby Pedder’s nett 38, closely followed by Sam Jamieson on 41.

With Bobby managing only 5 holes in the afternoon, it raised the hopes of those who kept going. Sam, first to finish his second round, set a good target with a 45 nett for a total of 86.

Donald Standaloft and Scott Dunn emerged as the closest challengers, with afternoon scores of 43 and 38 respectively. This saw Donald pipped by one shot (87) and Scott by 2 shots (88).

With Donald opting for the scratch prize it left the defenders of the Whitelaw family honour, Scott Dunn and David Whitelaw, to take the honourable minor places


Winner – Sam Jamieson

2nd – Scott Dunn

3rd – David Whitelaw

4th – John Black

Scratch – Donald Standaloft

Best am – Bobby Pedder

Best pm – Scott Dunn


29th July 2018

Bute Island Foods

Mike Ivory sent in these photos

John Black & Graham Dunn


29th July 2018

Standaloft Greensomes

Frankie Lintermans made up for Belgium falling short in the World Cup by partnering Ian Shaw to victory in the Standaloft Greensomes.

The 12th running of the competition  played over Port Bannatyne, showed no dilution in the array of prizes, which make this one of the most popular in the playing programme.

Yet another competition at the Port which encourages the participation of both sexes, there was once again good support from the ladies Club.

Frankie Lintermans and Ian Shaw


Winners  - Francois Lintermans & Ian Shaw

Runners up – Donald Standaloft & Robert McArthur

3rd -  Danny & Tam McCready

4th – Lewis Poole & David Ruherford

Scratch – John Black & Graham Dunn

Consolation – David Kilpatrick & Scott Dunn

Nearest the pin: 10th – Robert McArthur

4th -  Mark Crichton

Longest Drive – Tam McCready

Ladies – 1st – Zoe Whitelaw & Anne Kennovin

2nd – Elaine Thom & Anita Rutherford

29th July 2018

Turnbull tops up glory spell

The Port Golf Club’s Seniors outing, after many years of being organised by Tommy Wilkinson, made a seamless transition under new boss Mike Ivory. Another thing that remained the same in Tuesday’s trip across the Firth to Skelmorlie was that it was won by Robert Turnbull, burnishing an already successful season.

Playing partner Jim Bicker remarked in some awe “I have never seen him play better”, with his 38 points particularly remarkable on greens somewhat short of their normal standard.

Tommy Wilkinson, relieved of the burden of organisation, came second on 35 points. With both posting a meagre 17 points, Dougie Clark spared John Preston the embarrassment of the booby prize, by virtue of his poorer inward half.


Winner – Robert Turnbull 38

2nd – Tommy Wilkinson

25th July 2018

Past Captains Claret Jug 

This Friday evening will be the past captains claret jug , played over 12 holes (medal tees)
Ballots from 5.30-6.30 
Prizegiving in clubhouse afterwards.


25th July 2018

Seniors Outing to Skelmorlie

Tommy Wilkinson, Robert Turnbull & Dougie Clark prize winners

Seniors Outing 2018

John Cleland on the Tee


24th July 2018

Past Captains

This Friday evening will be the past captains claret jug , played over 12 holes (medal tees)
Ballots from 5.30-6.30
Prizegiving in clubhouse afterwards.


23rd July 2018


Port Bannatyne Club’s second mixed scramble of the season was the latest celebration of a link with Canada first established in the early nineties. The annual Ken Chisholm Memorial Quaich recalls one of the Port Club’s most charismatic personalities.
Ken Chisholm was a Scots-Canadian who had emigrated from Edinburgh, arriving in Toronto with a mere 10 dollars in his pocket. Retiring from a successful business career, he opted to spend his winters in his flat at Appin Port Bannatyne, when low temperatures and snow precluded golf in his adopted Ontario. On paying his first Port subscription he exclaimed in astonishment. “I pay more than that for my locker in Toronto.”  In a take-off if Greg Norman’s “The Great White Shark”, Ken termed himself self-deprecatingly as “The Wee White Prawn”.

It was due to Ken’s connections that a party of eight from the Port was able to undertake a Canadian tour in 1996 and again in 2000.  They flew to Calgary, Alberta to meet with Ken and friends, playing at Kananaskis, a Ryder Cup style contest against the Canadians at Jasper Park, before ending the tour by playing Ocean View on Vancouver Island.  The second tour included watching the Blue Jays play at the Sky Dome.

Since Ken’s untimely passing in 1999, his family have supported the Memorial Quaich with a range of generous prizes, in conjunction with his close friend Harry Slaven. Always among the most popular events on the Club’s calendar, Friday’s latest running was no exception, with Captain Hector Whitelaw welcoming a packed clubhouse to the prizegiving. After the usual lavish Janey Jardine buffet, garlanded this time with sumptuous gateaux from Sandy of Ettrick Bay Tearoom, interim Match Secretary Jim Thom announced a host of secondary awards before Sandy awarded the Chisholm Quaich to the winners Zoe Whitelaw, John Preston and his grandson, Adam Laidlaw.

Ken Chisholme Memorial Quaich 2018

Winning team - Zoe Whitelaw, John Preston, Adam Laidlaw

1st. Zoe Whitelaw, John Preston, Adam Laidlaw
2nd. Janet McAlister, Hector Whitelaw, Tommy Wilkinson
3rd Sandy Gibson, Joe Livingstone, Robert McArthur


22nd  July 2018

Mike Ivory has posted a photo of the Bute Motors 4 Man Scramble

Bute Motor Co 4 Man Scramble

16th July 2018


2018 Port Champion Graham Fisher

Seven year’s after missing out in his only previous appearance in the final, Graham Fisher finally won the Port Bannatyne Championship, with a 5 & 4 win over Donald Standaloft  in Sunday’s 36 hole final. Top seed after the qualifying stages, Donald, already a five times champion at the Port and having notched up his 5th Bute Golf Club title only the previous weekend, was the short-priced favourite with almost everyone. Graham, however, second seed going into the match-play, upset those notional odds, with Donald generously conceding that his opponent had coped much better with the fast-running, firm conditions on the day. Two up after the morning’s 18 holes, Graham required only 5 holes in the afternoon to seal the seal the match and become champion for the first time.
Quarter finals:-
D.Standaloft bt S.Greenshields 3&1
G.Dunn bt J.Black 3&2
G.Fisher bt M.Dunn 6&5
R.Turnbull bt H.Whitelaw 7&6

Semi finals:-
Standaloft bt G.Dunn 3&2
Fisher bt Turnbull 8&7
(Standaloft had a hole-in-one at the 12th)

Fisher bt Standaloft 5&4


16th July 2018


2018 Ladies Champ

Elaine Thom had a strong start with a birdie at the first hole in the Port Bannatyne Golf Club ladies championship final.  Losing only 2 holes over the first 9, Elaine took the Championship 7 and 6.  Runner-up for 2018 was Ann Kennovin.  The ladies celebrated with pie and beans in the clubhouse, followed by cake and coffee at Helmi’s.
Elaine won  the glass decanter awarded to the champion in 2014, 2015, and 2016, but Anita Rutherford stymied Elaine’s bid for four in a row, with her win in 2017.Elaine’s latest sin, however, now makes it four out of five.


16th July 2018

Port Bannatyne Ladies Championship Final 2018

Elaine Thom had a strong start with a birdie at the first hole in the Port Bannatyne Golf Club ladies championship final.  Losing only 2 holes over the first 9, Elaine took the Championship 7 and 6.  Runner-up for 2018 was Ann Kennovin.  The ladies celebrated with pie and beans in the clubhouse followed by cake and coffee at Helmi's.


11th July 2018

Mike Ivory has sent in a couple of photos of the Prizegiving

10th July 2018


Tommy Wilkinson, whose dodgy knees have seen him having to abandon the steeper Port Bannatyne course for the gentler contours of Kingarth this season, was a guest of the Port Seniors on Tuesday.

On a day when the course was at its driest in living memory, Tommy was invited back to mark his many years as Seniors Convener at the Port, where he was especially appreciated for organising the annual outing

to Skelmorlie at minimal cost to the notoriously tight-fisted Seniors.

Jim Bicker, Seniors Captain, presented Tommy with a sweater incorporating the Red Grouse Port emblem and the appropriate inscription “The Wilk - Always a Port Boy”.

Tommy Wilkinson leaving do. John Preston, Mike Ivory, Gordon Peacock, Tommy, John Cleland, Iain L MacLeod and Seniors Captain Jim Bicker.


10th July 2018

Club championship 2018

Quarter finals- Tuesday 10th July
Donald Standaloft v Stephen Greenshields
Graham Dunn v John Black
Graham Fisher v Matthew Dunn
Hector Whitelaw v Robert Turnbull

Arthur Slack
Semi final-
Thursday 12th July
Robert Jardine v Mike Ivory


10th July 2018


WEEKEND DOUBLE FOR CHAMPION SPALTwo rounds of 70 put five times champion Donald Standaloft firmly in pole position going into the seeded knock-out stages of the Port Bannatyne Club Championship. His aggregate score of 140 put “Spal” 5 shots clear of the next best, past champion Graham Fisher. Also in the top six were past champions Graham Dunn and Robert Turnbull. Having won his 5th Bute Club championship earlier on Sunday, it made for a successful weekend for “Spal”, the Port Club’s Match Secretary. Among the usual suspects, it was
good to see new member Steven Greenshields claim a qualifying spot.

1  Donald Standaloft.    70.  70.  140
2. Graham Fisher.         74   71.  145
3. Hector Whitelaw.       74.  79.  153
4. Graham Dunn.          79.  76   155
5. John Black.               82   79   161
6. Robert Turnbull         80.  84   164
7. Matthew Dunn.          81  86.   167
8  Steven Greenshields 82  88    170

Quarter final draw:-
Standaloft v Greenshields
G.Dunn v Black
Fisher v M.Dunn
Whitelaw v Turnbull

With only 11 players returning scores for two rounds in the fast-runnng conditions, the Arthur Slack handicap championship will be fought out between Robert McArthur, Robert Jardine and Mike Ivory.
Saturday’s winner was Hector Whitelaw, with a score of net 62, with Donald Standaloft posting the only two. On Sunday the winner was Graham Fisher, with twos from Fisher and Matthew Dunn.
The CSS for both days was 66.
Another busy weekend beckons, with the 36-hole championship final on Saturday and the Standaloft Greensomes on Sunday.

Iain MacLeod


2nd July 2018

2nd July 2018

The Gas Man Cometh

Practice paid off for one of the Port Club’s most fervent enthusiasts, ok fanatics, when Alan Stewart won the July Medal.  He put the rest of the field’s gas in a peep with his excellent net 61.  The second class was won by Colin Renfrew on 67, while Donald Standaloft’s 70 was enough to see him, once again, lift the scratch award.

July 18 Medal winner Alan Stewart

This weekend sees the Club Championship qualifying rounds on Saturday and Sunday.  The Ettrick Bay tearoom Summer Cup continues on Wednesdays throughout July and August.  Entry sheets are on the noticeboard for the Standaloft Greensomes on 15 July.  Members are urged to play knock-out ties by the deadlines shown.


2nd July 2017

2017 Ladies Champion, Anita Rutherford

Although the 2018 season is well under way for Port Bannatyne Ladies Golf Club, Saturday saw some belated housekeeping, too late to even be described as Spring cleaning, as the prizes for season 2017 were presented in the clubhouse. Earlier in the day, champion Anita Rutherford was presented with the championship decanter on a Port course, bathed in sunshine. This was a first for Anita, whose interest in the game was renewed through the club’s Get into Golf programme.  2017 Runner-Up was Ann Kennovin.

2017 Ladies Champion_Anita Rutherford

Anita receiving her Trophy in the Sunshine

Those with an ambition to match Anita’s success have an early option with the 2018 Get into Golf sessions beginning on Friday 6 July at 6.15 pm on the Port course.  The sessions, aimed at beginner adults or those who want to get back into the game, cost £20 for the six-week course.  Comfortable clothes and non-slip trainers are recommended, while all golf equipment will be provided.  Skills such as hitting out of the rough, bunker play and fine tuning of chipping and putting should prepare the participants for the next mixed night.


2nd July 2018

Get into Golf

New Get into Golf group coaching for beginner adults starts at 6.15 pm on 6 July at PORT BANNATYNE GOLF CLUB. £20 for 6 weeks coaching for beginners or those who want to get back into the game - basic techniques, rules and course management. Wear comfy clothes and non-slip trainers, all golf equipment is provided. Get into Golf development group continues 6 July at 6.15pm. Learning to hit out of the rough, bunker play and fine tune your chipping and rules knowledge ready for the next mixed night!


27th June 2018

Three-in-a-row for Port Open Winner

Match Secretary Donald Standaloft overcame the stress of organising the event to win Sunday's Port Open for the third year in succession. With a prize pot  of £500 on offer from loyal sponsors MacLeod Construction Ltd, Donald’s excellent 67 saw him win by the incredible margin of 8 shots, scooping a voucher for £100 in the process. The handicap section was equally decisive, with Roddie Leitch’s nett 60 seeing him clear of a posse of runners-up by 7 shots, and earning himself an SGU  voucher for £90.
Scratch                                                                      Handicap
1st  -  D.Standaloft  67                                              1st  - R.Leitch       60
2nd -  G.Fisher       75                                               2nd - M.Dunn       67
3rd  -  G.Dunn        78                                               3rd  - S.Jamieson 67
4th  -  M.Crichton   79                                               4th -  R.McArthur  67
5th  -  R.Turnbull.   82                                               5th -  I.L.MacLeod 69
Nearest the pin:-                                                       Twos:-
4th   -  G.Fisher                                                         12th - J.Hogarth
10th -  I.L.MacLeod                                                     4th - D.Standaloft
18th -  S.Greenshields
Longest drive
Donald Standaloft
CSS - 66



27th June 2018

McFadyen Memorial Trophy attracts newcomers

Among the 10 teams in Friday’s  McFadyen Memorial Trophy at Port Bannaryne Golf Club were several lady members, recently graduating from Get-into-Golf and taking pat in their first big event. The format of two gents and a lady playing in a Texas Scramble over 12 holes,  was a relaxed introduction into competition and enjoyed by all the newcomers. This 18th playing of the McFadyen, remembering previous Port stalwarts Bill and Betty McFadyen and generously supported by family members, indicated the enduring popularity of this event on the club’s playing calendar.
A packed clubhouse enjoyed an excellent after-match buffet, prepared by Claire Jamieson, with many then picking up prizes from Miss Cara McFadyen.
1st - Cathie McKirdy, Joe Livingstone & Mike Ivory - 31.8
2nd- Elaine Thom, Billy McFadyen & Jim Bicker - 32.5
3rd - Sheila Robertson, Graham Fisher & Pete Barnett - 33.7
Scratch Anita Rutherford, Steven Greenshields & Hector Whitelaw - 44
The ladies straightest drive prize went to Janey Jardine, with Anita Rutherford nearest the hole at the 10th and Laura McGregor at the 18th.
Hector Whitelaw was nearest gent at the 10th, with Joe Livingstone best at the 18th.
3rd prize winners, Sheila, Graham and Pete, were also nearest the hole in two shots at the 3rd hole.


26th June 2018

Prize Giving This Saturday

Disco, food , raffle and good company please support you club.


18th June 2018


Elaine Thom represented Port Bannatyne Golf Club at The Revive Active Scottish Medal Finals at the Duke’s Course at St.Andrews on Sunday.
Elaine has qualified for the Regional Finals for the past three years, but has not managed to qualify for St. Andrew’s again since winning the Scottish Medal in 2015.
In a 24-strong field, with qualifiers from as far north as Royal Dornoch as far south as Stranraer, and including such prestigious clubs as Gullane and North Berwick,  Elaine

Elaine Thom at St Andrews

came a very praiseworthy 8th on this occasion.  She  summed up the experience “ It’s a big course with deep, scary bunkers, but it was in wonderful condition and the organisation by Scottish Golf is always spot on. No Scottish Medal for me at the Finals this year, but 8th is creditable and I was delighted to get the chance to compete at this level again and happy to have played a decent round."


18th June 2018


The paucity oft response from players and the subsequent cancellation of the Port’s Cowal Building Seniors Open could be put down primarily to a lack of prior information.
It, at least, gives the lie to the fallacy that Facebook alone is an adequate replacement for posters in publicising events, especially when the target market is a group of IT retarded Seniors. The event will now be rescheduled.


A comprehensive 4-0 defeat by Bute Golf Club at Kingarth saw the Port’s faint hopes of winning the 2018 Bute Seniors League finally extinguished. An inability to field their strongest team in any of the fixtures made an already difficult task impossible. Congratulations to Rothesay, who  are set to be crowned champions.
Results (Bute names first):-
G.Connor & C.Middleton bt H.Whitelaw & J.Marshall 1up
A.McFarlane & D.Bryden bt M.Ivory & P.Barnett 4&3
D.Speirs & P.Martin bt R.Turnbull & G.Peacock 5&4
S.Neilson & A.Donald bt J.Clelland & J.Bicker 4&2


14th June 2018

13th June 2018

Ready Golf

Iain L MacLeod has passed on this leaflet he & Helen have picked up in Monteith.

11th June 2018

Date for your Diary

Prize Giving Night is now Saturday 30th June 2018 in the Clubhouse


11th June 2018


The second round of matches  in this year’s Firth of Clyde League was played over Port Bannatyne on Sunday. The Port team won all of its four matches and has a healthy lead going into the next round of fixtures, which will be played over Skelmorlie Golf Course.

Graham Fisher Nearest the Pin

The first round of the Ettrick Bay Tearoom Summer Cup was played on Wednesday. With a 12 hole stableford formula, the first round leaders were Graham Fisher and Robert McArthur on 25 points. Saturday’s extra medal saw a return to form by Ian McFarlane, who posted a fine nett 63, just pipping Jordan Leitch on count back. Jordan,however, had the consolation f a magic 2 at the 16th.
Today (Friday) sees the start of one of the busiest weekends in the Club’s calendar with the staging of the Cowal Building Seniors Open, with the Grouse Open, sponsored by the Bike Shed, following on Sunday. The latter is in a new format of 2 x 12 holes, along with the usual handicap and scratch prizes, nearest the pin etc. Round 1 ballots will be from 8 -10.30 am, with the prizegiving scheduled for 6pm. For addicts requiring an extra fix over he weekend, an extra medal will be played on Saturday. The Summer Cup will continue on Wednesday.



6th June 2018

Seniors V Bute (H)

Mike Ivory sent these photos

4th June 2018

Ettrick Bay Tearooms Summer Cup

The Ettrick bay tearoom summer cup , ( Wednesdays throughout June/July & August) starts this Wednesday 6th June.

12 holes Stableford (medal tees)
Best 7 rounds to count from 12.

£1 entry
£1 sweep per week


4th June 2018

  Millennium Trophy

Friday 1st June -

- 18 hole competition played this year at Bute Golf Club, by all 3 ladies' sections on the Island, very well supported and organised by Bute Golf Club Ladies' section this year.
Trophy, a lovely quaich, won  by Elaine Thom Port Bannatyne for the second year in a row with a gross score  83, nett 62 this year.  Pic shows Bute match secretary Ellen Eccles, winner Port Bannatyne's Elaine Thom and Bute Ladies' Captain Margaret Rooney.

Bute match secretary Ellen Eccles, winner Port Bannatyne's Elaine Thom and Bute Ladies' Captain Margaret Rooney

Second, Elizabeth Speirs gross 88 nett 63,
Elizabeth McMillan Rothesay, was third taking scratch with gross 78 nett 67.
Port Bannatyne Captain's daughter, Zoey Whitelaw in her first competition away from the Port, drove  the 6th green (no other lady has driven that green in recent memory) to take a prize for a magic 2.  Playing partners Anna McComb and Anita Rutherford made the day memorable and fun for Zoey.

Saturday 2nd June - Anita Rutherford won June medal at Port Banntyne, playing very well, Anita had a handicap cut of 2.

Sunday 3rd June - Zoey continued her great form and played in her first competition off Bute at the Millport Triam where her confidence shone through as she took a nearest the pin prize.
Zoey was part of Port Bannatyne's Get-into-Golf initiative last year and joined the Port for the first time this year.

Volunteer coach Elaine Thom said, it is so important that Get-into-Golfers continue to be supported after learning the basic techniques to take their golf forward, the right competitions at the right time build confidence and ensure players are en route to meet their potential physically, technically and psychologically.


1st June 2018


Can anyone who has a Trophy/Trophies at home from the last couple of seasons please return them to the clubhouse as soon as possible. 


Donald Standaloft


21st May 2018

Saturday 19th
Hector Scott trophy rnd 1
1st- Robert McArthur nett 62
2nd- Liam shanks nett 64
CSS - 66

Sunday 20 th
Hector Scott trophy rnd 2
1st - Frankie Lintermans nett 67
2nd- Robert Turnbull nett 68
CSS- 67
Twos winner - Liam shanks

Overall winner  Hector Scott trophy
Liam shanks- 135
Runner up
Robert Turnbull- 136. (BSR)

This coming weekend-
Saturdays social match with Bute golf club has been postponed.
So there will be an extra medal on sat 26th

Sunday 27th-  sees the second running of the Howats Housekeeping mixed open,
Played over 18 holes two men and a lady play in a scramble format  , members keen to play please put name on sheet or form your own team .
Ballots from 8.30-1.30
Prizegiving 6pm approximately .

Members please watch out for entry sheets for coming events and knockout draws.


15th May 2018


14th May 2018

This weekends results

Extra medal winner

D.standaloft 65-1-64
CSS 66

May medal 

1st class - Roddie Leitch -67
2nd class - Mike Manvell -62
Scratch- Robert Turnbull- 76

Magic 2s -Roddie Leitch 10th
CSS- 65

Hector linden qualifiers-

Mike Manvell v Robert McArthur
Mike Ivory v Robert Turnbull

Port Bannatyne got off to a good start in this year’s Firth of Clyde league with 3 wins from 4 matches at Rothesay golf club , victories against Gourock , Rothesay & Cowal , and a defeat to Skelmorlie .

Coming up -
Saturday 19th May -
Hector Scott trophy Rnd 1

Sunday 20th May -
M&M trophy final round ballot 8am-6pm
& Hector Scott trophy rnd 2


7th May 2018

Saturdays extra medal did not have enough players to count.

This coming weekend 
Sat 12th 
Extra medal 

Sunday 13th 
May medal/Hector linden qualifier 

Usual ballot times

Also Sunday- sees the first set of Firth of Clyde league matches being played at Rothesay Golf Club.
Team captain Matthew Dunn will contact those selected.


5th May 2018

Ladies Section

Elaine Thom has sent in some photos from the Ladies section

Zoey's First Handicap Award


29th April 2018

Extra medal winner- Matthew Leitch -59

McMillan Qualifiers knockout draw-

Matthew Leitch vMike Ivory
Mike Manvell v Roddie Leitch

* Jordan Leitch got another handicap cut with an excellent nett 62

Spring handicap winner

James Webster-60

April medal

Scratch- Liam shanks-76
1st class- Iain Mcfarlane- 66
2nd class- James Webster-60

*Liam shanks wins twos rollover with a fine 2 at 16th

Next weekend- Saturday 5th May -
Extra medal .

Sunday 6th May  Round 1 of the M&M trophy at Rothesay golf club.
M&M Round 2 on May 9th @ Bute golf club
M&M Round 3 on May 20th @ PBGC


22nd April 2018

Medal washed out today.

Next Saturday 28th - extra medal/McMillan Qualifier

Sunday 29th -April medal/ Spring Handicap

Sheets up for knockout competitions &
Social matches


20th April 2018

A BIG thank you To For Bute

Marlene Hill, from For Bute presenting Captain Hector Whitelaw with a cheque for £1000 towards bringing a Scottish Golf coach to the Island.

Captain: Hector Whitelaw, thanked Marlene on behalf of the club and the Juniors who will benefit from her generosity.

Hector Whitelaw receiving a cheque for £1000 from Marlene Hill of For Bute


17th April 2018

Rothesay Motor Services Winter League

Megan Taylor and Dwayne Reid of Sponsors, Rothesay Motor Services, with Winter League Champions Liam Shanks and David Greer and other prizewinners

Winter League Champions Liam Shanks and David Greer flank Megan Taylor and Dwayne Reid of Rothesay Motor Services.

Three-in-a-row in Port Winter League

Liam Shanks and David Greer made it a hat-trick of Port Bannatyne Winter League titles when they saw off Calum MacPhail and Pete Barnett  by 2 &1 in Sunday’s close-run final.

It was even closer in the 3rd/4th play-off with Mike Ivory and James Webster only seeing-off Jim Bicker and Jamie Jardine at the 18th.

In the tussle to avoid the wooden spoon, John Preston and Graham Fisher took advantage of the non-appearance of Robert Turnbull, easing potential embarrassment by running-out 5 & 4 winners over a solitary Alan Stewart. 

Captain  Hector Whitelaw welcomed a packed clubhouse to the prizegiving, describing the Rothesay Motor Services Winter League as the biggest tournament in the Club’s year, involving more than 40 players.

Match Secretary Donald Standaloft said that, given weeks of snow and rain, it was a relief to finally get through to finals day, before inviting Megan Taylor of the sponsors to present a generous array of prizes.

In his vote-of-thanks, David Greer paid tribute to greenkeeper John Marshall for the excellent condition of the course throughout.


8th April 2018

Finals Day

Could anyone unable to play please try to get a sub to make up the matches.Finals day including food & drinks
Sams sports quiz and draw for new golf bag.


8th April 2018

Rothesay Motor Services Winter League Finals Day

Fixtures - Sunday 15th April 

9.30 am  shotgun start

1st tee Final-
MacPhail/Barnett v Shanks/Greer 
1st tee ,3rd/4th play off
Ivory/Webster v Bicker/Jardine 
2nd tee
Standaloft/Whitelaw v R&R Leitch 
2nd tee
Thom/Mcintyre v Crichton/Manvell 
3rd tee
Dunn/Lintermans v M&J Leitch 
7th tee
Livingstone/McArthur v S&M Dunn
5th tee
Whitelaw/McKirdy v Jamieson/Black 
6th tee 
Dunn/Marshall v Shaw/Jardine

4th tee, wooden spoon match
Stewart/Turnbull v Preston/Fisher 


2nd April 2018

Rothesay Motor Services Winter League

Semi finals day fixtures Sunday 8th April 

8.30 Webster/Ivory v Mcphail/Barnett 
8.40 Bicker/Jardine v Shanks/Greer or Standaloft/Whitelaw 
8.50 Shanks/Greer or Standaloft/Whitelaw v Thom/Mcintyre 
9.00 R&R Leitch v Crichton/Manvell 
9.10 Dunn/Lintermans v Livingstone/McArthur
9.20 M&J Leitch v Whitelaw/McKirdy
9.30 S&M Dunn v Jamieson/Black 
9.40 Dunn/Marshall v Preston/Fisher
9.50 Stewart/Turnbull v Shaw/Jardine 


31st March 2018


In partnership with Scottish Golf, Port Bannatyne Golf Club will continue to offer coaching for beginner golfers during 2018.  Adult beginners can join group coaching sessions and bring up to 2 children (8 to 11 years old).   Sessions start on Friday 20th April at 6.15pm.

Golf equipment is provided by the club, participants should wear warm, comfortable clothes and non-slip trainers to be ready for our Scottish weather!

Scottish Golf’s Volunteer Level 1 coach Elaine Thom said, “Learning on the course in a club setting means that players can pick up more than just the basic skills of the game, we also work on course management, rules and etiquette to ensure new players are confident and safe out on the course.  Playing in the club mixed competitions means adults new to the game will get fully involved in the social side of the club too.  The unique handicapping system in golf and the success of the Club and Fun Friday night games have shown how different ages and abilities can play together socially and competitively.” 


25th March 2018

Rothesay Motor Services Winter League


Round 5 

Crichton/Manvell beat Webster /Ivory 1up
Bicker/Jardine beat Jamieson/Black 1up
Dunn/Dunn lost to Dunn/Lintermans 2&1
Whitelaw/McKirdy halved Livstne/McArthur
Standaloft/Whitelaw lost to Stewart/Turnbull 4&3
Shaw/Jardine lost to MacPhail/Barnett W/O
M&J Leitch Halved R&R Leitch
Shanks/Greer beat Fisher/Preston 5&4

Final league positions 

League A.               Pld.         Pts.           +/-
1 Webster/Ivory          8.          20.         +14. Q
2 Stand/Whitelaw.      8.          20.       + 26  Q
3 Crichton/Manvell       8.        18.          +20 Q
4 R&R Leitch                8.         17.          +4  Q
5 Dunn/Lintermans.    8.         17.             -4
6 M&J Leitch               8.         15.             -1
7 M&S Dunn.               8.          14.            -3
8 Dunn/Marshall.         8.         10.            -22
9 Stewart/Turnbull.     8.          7.             -21

League B
1 Bicker/Jardine           8.          19.              +2 Q
2 MacPhail/Barnett      8.          18.            +10 Q
3 Shanks/Greer            8.          17.              +7 Q
4 Thom/Mcintyre         8.          17.              +5 Q
5 Livingstn/McArthur   8.          17.             +3
6 Whitelaw/McKirdy     8.          16.             +5
7 Jamieson/Black         8.           13.             -2
8 Shaw/Jardine.           8.           12.             +3
9 Preston/Fisher.         8.            9.            -25

Quarter final draw- 

Webster/Ivory v Thom/Mcintyre 
Bicker/ Jardine vR&R Leitch 
Standaloft/Whitelaw v Shanks/Greer
MacPhail /Barnett v  Crichton/Manvell 

Quarter final ties will take place by arrangement between the pairs before the semi final day on the 8th April.

Coming up this Sunday 1st April Peggy Adam cup subscription medal. Green fees will be due before play.
Usual ballot times.

21st March 2018

Rothesay Motor Services Winter League

Final qualifying round 5
Round 5 will now take place on the 25th weather permitting.

Round 5 fixtures Sunday March 25th
8.30 Crichton/Manvell vWebster/Ivory
8.40 Bicker/Jardine v Jamieson/Black
8.50 Dunn/Dunn v Dunn/Lintermans
9am Whitelaw/McKirdy v Livstne/McArthur
9.10 Standaloft/Whitelaw v Stewart/Turnbull 
9.20 Shaw/Jardine v MacPhail/Barnett
9.30 M&J Leitch v R&R Leitch
9.40 Shanks/Greer v Fisher/Preston
9.50 Marshall/Dunn v Gmac/Thom

12th March 2018

note the sun and lack of snow

Rothesay Motor Services Winter League

Final qualifying round 5
Will take place next week weather permitting 

Round 5 fixtures Sunday March 18th
8.30 Crichton/Manvell vWebster/Ivory
8.40 Bicker/Jardine v Jamieson/Black
8.50 Dunn/Dunn v Dunn/Lintermans
9am Whitelaw/McKirdy v Livstne/McArthur
9.10 Standaloft/Whitelaw v Stewart/Turnbull 
9.20 Shaw/Jardine v MacPhail/Barnett
9.30 M&J Leitch v R&R Leitch
9.40 Shanks/Greer v Fisher/Preston
9.50 Marshall/Dunn v Gmac/Thom

9th March 2018

Winter League

This Sunday 11th March 
RMS winter league round 8 fixtures 

8.30 Stewart/Turnbull v M&J Leitch
8.40 MacPhail/Barnett v Shanks/Greer
8.50 Webster/Ivory v Dunn/Lintermans
9am Jamieson/Black v Livstne/McArthur
9.10 R&R Leitch v Dunn/Dunn
9.20 Fisher/Preston v Whitelaw/McKirdy
9.30 Standaloft/Whitelaw v Dunn/Marshall
9.40 McIntyre/Thom v Shaw/Jardine
9.50 Crichton/Manvell v Bicker/Jardine

3rd March 2018

Winter League

Tomorrows golf is cancelled.

2nd March 2018

2018 Fees now due 1st April

Fee remain the same apart from anyone in the Intermediate category at £250. There is an introductory £165 for anyone who has not been a member in the last 3 years.


26th February 2018

Results February medal -

1st class Roddie Leitch 59
2nd class Ryan Leitch 64
Scratch D.Standaloft 73

RMS winter league round 8 fixtures Sunday March 4th

8.30 Stewart/Turnbull v M&J Leitch
8.40 MacPhail/Barnett v Shanks/Greer
8.50 Webster/Ivory v Dunn/Lintermans
9am Jamieson/Black v Livstne/McArthur
9.10 R&R Leitch v Dunn/Dunn
9.20 Fisher/Preston v Whitelaw/McKirdy
9.30 Standaloft/Whitelaw v Dunn/Marshall
9.40 McIntyre/Thom v Shaw/Jardine
9.50 Crichton/Manvell v Bicker/Jardine


18th February 2018

Golf Club AGM this Wednesday 7.30pm in the clubhouse


18th February 2018

Rothesay Motor services Winter League

Both leagues A&B remain close with 4 from the top 7/6 still in with a chance of qualification for knock out stages .
In league A, Standaloft & Whitelaw joined Ivory & Webster on 16 points as they beat Dunn&Dunn 5&4 while mike and James sat out this week. Crichton and Manvell tightened their grip on third place with a resounding 7&6 victory over jimmyDunn& John Marshall.

In league B, the top of the table clash between Thom&Mcintyre and Bicker& Jardine ended in a draw allowing MacPhail&Barnett to close the gap on them with a 4&2 win over Fisher & Preston.
Defending champions Liam shanks and Davie Greer kept their slim hopes of retaining the trophy alive with a solid 3&2 win over Robert McArthur and Joe Livingstone .

RMS winter league round 6

Dunn/Dunn lost to Standlft/Whitelaw 5&4
Whitelaw/McKirdy lost to Shaw/Jardine 2up
Dunn/Marshall lost to Crichton/Manvell 7&6
Thom/GMac v Bicker/Jardine half match
M&J Leitch lost to Dunn/Lintermans 1up
Shanks/Greer won 3&2 v Lstone/McArthur
Stewart/Turnbull lost to R&R Leitch 5&4
MacPhail/Barnett won 4&2 v Fisher/Preston

League A.               Pld.       Pts.         +/-
1 Webster/Ivory       6.          16.          +13
2 Stand/Whitelaw.   6.          16.         + 21
3 Crichton/Manvell.  7.          15.          +19
4 R&R Leitch.            6.          13.         +4
5 Dunn/Lintermans.  6.         13.          -5
6 Dunn/Dunn.            6.         11.          -9
7 M&J Leitch.            6.         10.         -6
8 Dunn/Marshall.      7.          10.         -17
9 Stewart/Turnbull.   6.         4.          -20

League B
1 Thom/McIntyre.      7.         16.         +8
2 Bicker/Jardine.       7.         16.         +1
3 Barnett/MacPhail.  6.        14.         +6
4 Livstne/McArthur.  6.        12.          0
5 Whitelaw/McKirdy. 6.        11.         +6
6 Jamieson/Black.     6.        11.         +2
7 Shanks/Greer.         6.        11.         +1
8 Shaw/Jardine.         6.         9.         -5
9 Preston/Fisher.       6.         8.         -15

Coming up next Sunday February 25th
February medal with usual ballot times.
Winter league continues Sunday March 4th
With round 8 fixtures.

16th February 2018

Rothesay Motor Services Winter League

Round 6 fixtures
8.30 Dunn/Dunn v Standloft/Whitelaw
8.40 Whitelaw/McKirdy v Shaw/Jardine
8.50 Dunn/Marshall v Crichton/Manvell 
9am Thom/GMac v Bicker/Jardine
9.10 M&J Leitch v Dunn/Lintermans 
9.20 Shanks/Greer v Lstone/McArthur
9.30 Stewart/Turnbull v R&R Leitch
9.40 MacPhail/Barnett v Fisher/Preston
9.50 Jamieson/Black v Webster/Ivory


16th February 2018

Due to postponements the fixtures have had to be changed for next few weeks.

Feb -
18th- RMS W/L rnd 6
25th- February medal

4th- RMS W/L rnd 8
11th- RMS W/L rnd 5
18th- winter trophy& March medal
25th- RMS W/L Quarter finals

1st- Peggy Adam cup (subs)
8th- RMS W/L Semi Finals
15th- RMS W/L finals day
22nd- April medal & McMillan Qualifier
29th- Spring Handicap

5th February 2018

Rothesay Motor Services Winter League


Round 5 fixtures Sunday February 11th

8.30 Crichton/Manvell vWebster/Ivory
8.40 Bicker/Jardine v Jamieson/Black
8.50 Dunn/Dunn v Dunn/Lintermans
9am Whitelaw/McKirdy v Livstne/McArthur
9.10 Standaloft/Whitelaw v Stewart/Turnbull 
9.20 Shaw/Jardine v MacPhail/Barnett
9.30 M&J Leitch v R&R Leitch
9.40 Shanks/Greer v Fisher/Preston
9.50 Marshall/Dunn v Gmac/Thom

5th February 2018

Rothesay Motor Services Winter League

Golfers finally got back on the links after previous weather problems, on a fine sunny morning, league A leaders Ivory & Webster picked up where they left off with a close but decisive win over Turnbull &Stewat all but guaranteeing their place in the knock out stages with the rest of the qualifying places to close to call.

In league B , Bicker&jardine along with Thom & Mcintyre kept  their noses in front with wins and looking well placed to qualify but again the other spots are to close to call with 3 rounds remaining .

Round 9 results-

Dunn/Dunn halved Dunn/Marshall
Thom/McIntyre bt Whitelaw/McKirdy 1up
Standaloft/Whitelaw by Crichton/Manvell  4&3
Bicker/Jardine bt Shaw/Jardine 1up
Webster/Ivory bt Turnbull/Stewart 1up
McPhail/Barnett bt Black/Jamieson 2up
Dunn/Lintermans halved R&R Leitch
Livingstone/McArthur bt Fisher/Preston 3&1

League A.                           P.     Pts.        +/-
1 Webster/Ivory                6.      16.          +13
2 Stand/Whitelaw.            5.      13.         +16
3 Crichton/Manvell.          6.      12.         +12
4 Dunn/Dunn.                   5.       11.         +4
5 R&R Leitch.                    5.       10.        -1
6 Dunn/Lintermans.         5.       10.        -6
7 M&J Leitch.                    5.       9.         -5
8 Dunn/Marshall.              6.       9.         -10
9 Stewart/Turnbull.          5.       3.         -15

League B.                          P.       Pts.       +/-
1Thom/McIntyre.             6.        14.         +8
2 Bicker/Jardine.             6.         14.         +1
3 Livingstn/McArthur.     5.         11.         +3
4 Barnett/MacPhail.        5.         11.         +2
5 Jamieson/Black.           6.         11.         +2
6 Whitelaw/McKirdy.       5.         10.        +8
7 Shanks/Greer.               5.          8.        -2
8 Fisher/Preston.             5.          7.        -11
9 Shaw/Jardine.               5.         6.        -7


29th January 2018

Rothesay Motor Services Winter League

This Sunday 4th feb will be round 9 matches
as scheduled .
Rounds 5&6 will take place weather permitting on the 11th&18th February respectively .

Knock out final ties

A random draw was made with the pairs remaining to get these competitions to a final stage

Hutchinson cup

J Livingstone& Jamieson v J Dunn& F Lintermans

Harry Hope trophy

Ryan Leitch& J Thom v F Lintermans M Dunn

Bicker Salver

J Black & G Dunn v D Standaloft & H Whitelaw

Could those involved make every effort to play these ties as soon as possible .

24th January 2018

The Prizegiving night has been postponed to a later date to give the committee more time to make the necessary preparations


24th January 2018

Rothesay Motor Services Winter League Round 8

 Fixtures Sunday 27th January 

8.30 Stewart/Turnbull v M&J Leitch
8.40 MacPhail/Barnett v Shanks/Greer
8.50 Webster/Ivory v Dunn/Lintermans
9am Jamieson/Black v Livstne/McArthur
9.10 R&R Leitch v Dunn/Dunn
9.20 Fisher/Preston v Whitelaw/McKirdy
9.30 Standaloft/Whitelaw v Dunn/Marshall
9.40 McIntyre/Thom v Shaw/Jardine
9.50 Crichton/Manvell v Bicker/Jardine 

15th January 2018

Firth of Clyde

FOC AGM will be held at Gourock golf club on Saturday 20th January starting at 10.30am. After a very successful league last year with the new format we are hoping that more clubs will be interested in taking part again this year. Please let me know if anyone from your club will be available to attend AGM or submit any items you would like discussed at the meeting.

Ian Shaw

FOC Secretary


15th January 2018

Rothesay Motor Services Winter League

Round 5 fixtures Sunday 21st January 

8.30 Crichton/Manvell vWebster/Ivory
8.40 Bicker/Jardine v Jamieson/Black
8.50 Dunn/Dunn v Dunn/Lintermans
9am Whitelaw/McKirdy v Livstne/McArthur
9.10 Standaloft/Whitelaw v Stewart/Turnbull 
9.20 Shaw/Jardine v MacPhail/Barnett
9.30 M&J Leitch v R&R Leitch
9.40 Shanks/Greer v Fisher/Preston
9.50 Marshall/Dunn v Gmac/Thom

15th January 2018

Dates for your Diary

February 3rd Prizegiving

Can all Trophies be returned for engraving. Donations of prizes for the raffle welcomed.

February 21st Club AGM

Nominations for the committee on the notice board.

Winter League

Round 5, next sunday 21st and Round 8 the following Sunday 28th January.

10th January 2018

Rothesay Motor Services Winter League

Fixtures Sunday January 14th


Week 7 matches

8.30 Dunn/Lintermans  v Dunn/Marshall
8.40 McArthur/Livstne v McIntyre/Thom
8.50 Dunn/Dunn v M&J Leitch
9am Whitelaw/McKirdy v Shanks/Greer
9.10 Crichton/Manvell v R Leitch/Leitch
9.20 Bicker/Jardine v Fisher/Preston
9.30 Ivory/Webster v Standaloft/Whitelaw

9.40 Jamieson/Black v Shaw/Jardine
9.50 Stewart/Turnbull v Barnett/MacPhail

This coming Sunday 14th January will be round 7 matches as scheduled , with the previously postponed round 5 matches taking place on January 21st .
January medal will be played at a later date