Blog 2019

31st December 2019

Christmas Hamper winner

Leighton Thomas


18th December 2019

Rothesay motor services winter league 

League positions after week 3

League A.                             Pts.      +\-
1 McArthur/ McIntyre.           9.          +8
2 Crichton/ Greenshields.     8.         +7
3 Bicker/ Jardine.                   7.         +1
4 Greer/ McFarlane.               5.         -4
5 Renfrew/ Standaloft.           4.        -6
6 R&M Leitch.                         3.        -6

League. B.                              Pts.      +/-
1 Jamieson/ Standaloft.         7.         +13
2 Stewart/ Whitelaw               7.         +5
3 Turnbull/ Lintermans.          7.         -2
4 Kilpatrick/ Whitelaw.            7.        +4
5 Black/ Thom.                         5.       -5
6 R&J Leitch.                            3.       -15



25th November 2019

Last Sunday saw the second week of the winter league take place.

League A results

G McIntyre and R McArthur bt Ryan and M Leitch 1up

M Crichton and S Greenshields bt J Bicker and J Jardine 3 and 2

D Greer and I McFarlane bt D Standaloft and C Renfrew 3 and 2

With two defeats in a row club champion D Standaloft and C Renfrew now find themselves at the bottom of the league with GMac and Robert leading the way along with Mark and Stephen.

League B results

R Turnbull and F Lintermans bt D Kilpatrick and J Whitelaw 1up

A Stewart and H Whitelaw bt J Black and J Thom 6 and 4

S Jamieson and J Standaloft bt Roddie and J Leitch 7 and 6

Two defeats in a row for new partners John and Jim now see them rooted to the bottom with new partners Sam and Jack leading the way after two big wins along with Robert and Francois.

A lot of golf yet to play in the league so all still to play for. This Sunday 01st December is the 3rd round of the winter trophy. 18 Holes stableford with the usual ballot times.

Also on offer at the club is the chance to win a Christmas hamper which includes 6 sleeves of balls, 2 hats, 2 golf towels, winter mitts along with other golf accessories. As well as the goodies there is also a voucher entitling the winner to £100 discount from next years green fees. Tickets are priced at £10 and can be purchased from any of the committee


15th November 2019

Date for your diary Thursday 26th December Boxing Day Greensome


29th October 2019

The winter fixture are now uploaded  on the web under the "Fixtures" menu


27 October 2019

23rd September 2019



Sunday 22nd saw the medal finals take place in not so great weather compared with Saturday.

Donald Standaloft showed the form that got him down to scratch this year with a fantastic 3 under par 65, which included 6 birdies, in tough conditions netting him the scratch and 1st class trophies.

Robert Jardine's nett 70 (84) was good enough to take the 2nd class trophy home even with a 9 at the first hole.

Well done guys

This Sunday, 29th September, is the Greenkeepers Quaich which is the annual competition which allows the members to show their appreciation to the green keeper for their efforts throughout the year. I'm sure you will all agree that Duncan deserves a good turnout for his first year on the course.

Entry is by donation with £2 mandatory for sweep and twos. This year will be a shotgun start at 9.30 in order for the prize giving to go ahead straight away. All players should be at the club ready to go for 9.15.

A few ties still left to be played so can you all please arrange ASAP so that the competitions can be finalised. The Rothesay Motor Services Winter League is now just around the corner so get your name on the sheet in the clubhouse or contact Donald or Sam to get your entries in before the closing date of 20th October. Format and schedule will be determined by how many competitors we get. Remember any non-members can join for the winter for £100 and get the chance to compete in the Winter League.

Finally huge thanks to all the volunteers who showed up last Thursday to brush the sand into the greens. Your efforts are greatly appreciated by all at the club and the greens were a joy to play on, for this time of year, on Sunday.


23rd September 2019

Sunday September 29th: Greenkeepers Quaich


Sunday - 6th - Autumn Handicap
Sunday- 13th - winter trophy rnd 1 stableford
Sunday- 20th-  October medal
Sunday- 27th - Captains day


9th September 2019

 A huge thanks to Tricia Howat of Howat`s Housekeeping and Property Services for sponsoring the shirts for our first team. Her continued support to the club is much appreciated.


8th September 2019

Largs Trip: 6th September

6th September 2019

Trolley Shed

Please note the shed is to be tidied up. If you have any equipment in it please remove it in case it is discarded.


6th September 2019

Fixture list update

Inter pub at Rothesay now 15th September

Medals Final to be re scheduled 

September Medal this Sunday 8th September

Green Keepers Quaich to be re scheduled.


26th August 2019

Grouse open

Prize winners along with sponsors David and Mary-Jane Kilpatrick from The Bike Shed.



At long last the weather seemed to shine at Port Bannatyne Golf Club on Sunday for the last Major Singles competition of the season, The Grouse Open. A good field took part in glorious sunshine with the course in excellent condition.

Two rounds of 12 holes is the order of play for this competition with members’ handicaps being reduced to two thirds.

After the morning rounds it was tight at the top with Francois Lintermans leading the way with a nett 43 closely followed by 5 golfers on 44.

The second round separated the field a bit more and it was a nervous wait for Sam Jamieson after he completed the second round in nett 41 which included a double bogey 5 at the par 3 4th. Francois came in with nett 42 which meant Sam won The Grouse for the second year running by virtue of the better second round.

With a huge array of prizes the prize giving took some time to complete. A full list of all the prize winners is as follows

Overall Winner – Sam Jamieson, Second place – Francois Lintermans, Third – Robert Turnbull, Fourth - Elaine Thom, Fifth – John Black

Best Scratch score – Donald Standaloft, Second place – Alistair Shaw, Third – Graham Fisher, Fourth – Jim Thom, Fifth – Gordon McIntyre

Consolation prize (last place) – John Whitelaw

Ladies Section – First Place – Elaine Thom, Second – Ann Kennovin

Nearest the pin at 4th – Alistair Shaw, 10th – Sam Jamieson, 18th – Elaine Thom

Nearest the pin in 2 at 1st – Donald Standaloft, 3rd – Jim Thom, 7th – Sam Jamieson

Two`s were scored on the day by Sam Jamieson (10th) and Graham Fisher (18th)


19th August 2019

Weather Wins Again


Well, it was another quiet weekend last week due to the lovely Scottish weather. Only 6 brave souls endured the weather on Sunday in the Lavender Trophy and at time of going to print it was unsure if the competition would be a counter. A further update next week.


This Sunday is one of the biggest open tournaments of the season with The Grouse taking place. Kindly sponsored by The Bike Shed, The Grouse is another two rounds of 12 holes competition with prizes galore for morning and afternoon rounds as well as the usual nearest the pin prizes. All golfers welcome with ballots from 08.00am until 11.30am for the morning rounds. The weather looks ok for now so fingers crossed for a good day.

A reminder to all members that there are still some ties to be played and there will be sheets on the notice board this week for The Bute Motor Company 4 man team and also The Past Captains 4 man team competitions.

Despite the weather the course is in excellent condition so a huge thanks to the greens staff for all their hard work on the course.




6th August 2019

Ken Chisholm Memorial Quaich

Friday 26th July saw the ever popular Ken Chisholm memorial trophy return to the club. This mixed scramble night is sponsored by the Chisholm family with Harry Slaven and family acting as the link between them and Port Bannatyne Golf Club. A huge thanks to the Chisholm family and Harry & Maureen Slaven for their continued support of this tournament. Winners on the night were Club Captain, Hector Whitelaw, Anita Rutherford and Gordon McIntyre.

Gordon McIntyre,Anita Rutherford & Hector Whitelaw


5th August 2019



A very quiet weekend last week at The Port with The Bennie and Wee Bennie, at Rothesay, along with the weather on Sunday, putting a hold on any golf at The Port.

As reported a few weeks ago, Port member, Graham Dunn had a magical hole in one at the 8th hole at Rothesay during a Texas Scramble. Graham is pictured receiving his gallon of Famous Grouse Whiskey from Macs Bar owner George Ross who sponsors the 8th Hole at Rothesay Golf Club.

This weekend is another quiet one at the Port with the McLean cup at Rothesay on Saturday and The Kingarth Open on Sunday. For those not taking part in these two events there will be an extra medal on Saturday 10th and the August medal on Sunday 11th. Usual ballot times for both.

A reminder to all members to ensure that you keep up to date with any competitions you are still involved in and try and get them played as soon as possible in order that they can be completed before the end of the season. 

Graham Dunn_George Ross


29th July 2019

Greenshields Nearly Blows It

A great turnout at the Port today, despite the weather and Butefest, saw the 21st running of the ever popular Jimmy Whitelaw trophy. This 2 x 12hole competition is always well sponsored and today never disappointed with a host of prizes. 
Taking home the winners trophy today is Stephen Greenshields who tried his best to throw it away at the 11th hole with a 9, yes nine. It's a good job his morning round was decent (Net 41) and he was only 1 over par for the second 12 before the 11th. Stephen's score of 83 was good enough though to beat Jack Standaloft into second place.
Third was Graham Fisher with Colin Renfrew taking the last of the major prizes.
Best scratch score of the day was Donald Standaloft with 87.

A special mention to Gordon McIntyre who won the afternoon round with an excellent net 41, unfortunate not to make it into the major prizes.
Nearest the pin winners:
1st in two - John Whitelaw
3rd in two - Tommy Wilkinson
4th - Matthew Dunn
5th in two - Alistair Shaw
10th - Hector Whitelaw jnr
18th - David Whitelaw

Only two 2's today by Donald Standaloft and Hector Whitelaw jnr

Women’s winner on the day was Cathy McKirdy who pipped Zoe Whitelaw into second place.

A massive thanks to the Whitelaw family for their continued support to the club and a huge thanks to Graham Dunn and the greens staff for state of the course and greens which, even with all the rain, were in great condition.

This weekend (Sunday 4th August) is the Lavender Trophy with usual ballot times.


24th July 2019

Seniors Skelmorlie Trip 2019

Seniors Skelmorlie 2019

Congratulations to Hector Whitelaw club captain for his  winning round beating Jim Bicker to 2nd place. Thanks go to Mike Ivory for doing all the hard work of arranging a great day out.


22nd July 2019


Busy busy week at the Port this week with the championship deciders and the ever popular Standaloft Greensome Open. First of all we will start with the championship competitions.

After a couple of nervous quarters and semis Donald Standaloft managed to secure a 6th championship defeating Matthew Dunn in the final 4 & 3. Graham Fisher managed to secure a double the wrong way round winning the handicap (Arthur Slack) championship after winning the championship last year by defeating Stephen Greenshields down the last. Elaine Thom won the Ladies Championship for the fourth time by defeating rookie Zoe Whitelaw 6 & 4. Well done to all winners.

Sunday was the ever popular Standaloft Greensomes. Sam Jamieson and Leighton Thomas were leaders in the clubhouse for the majority of the day with a score of 62.8 until club champion Donald Standaloft partnered by Ian Andrews came in with an excellent nett 58 to take the title. Scratch prize went to David Greer and Liam Shanks with a 71.
Well done also to Elaine Thom and Ann Kennovin on winning the ladies section

Standaloft Greensomes 2019

Nearest the pins were as follows:
1st in two - John Black and Steven Butler
3rd in two - Scott and Matthew Dunn
4th & 16th - Sam Jamieson
7th in two - Mark Crichton and Graham Fisher
10th - Liam Shanks
18th - Hector Whitelaw

Longest drive at 2nd went to Alastair Shaw.

A huge well done to all the winners and a massive thanks to Donald Standaloft and family for their continued support and sponsorship.

Next weekend (Sunday 28th) is the Whitelaw open tournament which consists of two rounds of 12 holes. Ballot times available from 8 am

4th July 2019

Corrections to Fixture list

This Sunday will be the July Medal. The Grouse Open has been moved to 25th August ant the August Medal will now be on August 11th.


24th June 2019


McFadyen Trophy

Another busy weekend at the Port started off on Friday night with the 19th running of the McFadyen trophy. This mixed scramble is always well supported and winners on the night were Hector Whitelaw, Ann Kennovin and Billy McFadyen. Runners up on the night were Donald Standaloft, Jim Bicker and Michelle Standaloft who was dragged out of retirement for the night. In her words she “carried the other two round the course”. Well done guys. Thanks to both the McFadyen and Patterson families for their continued sponsorship.

Sunday was the McLeods Construction Port Open 

which saw a good field of 42 players battle it out in great conditions albeit a bit blowy. Port Open champion 2019 is Liam Shanks with a gross 67. Liam is pictured below receiving the trophy from Captain Hector Whitelaw. Runner up with a 69 is George Reynolds. Handicap winner is in form Belgian Francois Lintermans with an excellent nett 59. Expect a cut Frankie. A full list of prize winners below.
A huge thanks to the greens staff for the condition of the course and a special thanks to all those who attended the works party on Thursday to sort out the bunkers.

Liam Shanks and Hector Whitelaw

Winner - L Shanks 67
Second -G Reynolds 69
Third equal- D Standaloft and A Shaw 70
Fifth-G Bolton 71
Winner- F Lintermans 59
Second - M Crichton 61
Third - M Dunn 61
Fourth - S Dunn 64
Fifth - S Greenshields 65
Nearest the pins
4th/16th - G Reynolds
10th - G Reynolds
18th -D Standaloft
Twos were scores by A Shaw @ 18 and M Crichton @ 18





17th June 2019

Family Affair at the Port

Mike Ivory winner, with Jim Thom

Busy two days at the Port this weekend with two big competitions on Friday and Saturday.
Friday was The Cowal Builders Seniors Open which was open to all golfers over the ripe old age of 50. Two different age classes in this tournament and an overall winner. Overall winner went to Mike Ivory with a very impressive 77 for nett 61. Winner of 50-65 age group went to Jim Thom with David Coll taking the over 65 category. Graham Dunn took home the scratch prize with a 74. Mike is pictured below receiving his prize. Thanks to Cowal Builders and Plumbing Supplies for sponsoring this event.
Saturday saw the second running of Bute Island Foods open which consisted of pairs playing two 12 hole rounds. Scramble in the morning and greensome in the afternoon. A great day was had by all with differing weather ensuring that it wasnt easy out there. It ended up a family battle for the top places with Roddie and Jordan leitch narrowly defeating Scott and Matthew Dunn to take home the prizes.  Many more prizes were given out on the day. A huge thanks to Bute Island Foods for their generous sponsorship of this event which I am sure will run for many years.

This weekend is another busy one for the club with the annual McFadyen mixed scramble on Friday night and the always popular McLeod Homes Port Open on Sunday. All welcome to both events with a rolling ballot on Sunday with the last tee off at 1pm.


16th June 2019

Cowal Builders and Plumbing Seniors Open

Mike Ivory winner, with Jim Thom

Jim Thom Congratulating  the 2019 winner Mike Ivory.

Photo by Roddie Leitch

12th June 2019

Congratulations to the Seniors team 

Port Bannatyne seniors winning the 2019 McMillan Quaich

Port seniors captain Jim Bicker receiving the McMillan Quaich from the Bute Golf Club captain 


10th June 2019

JMF Tankard


Frankie Lintermans winner with the Fergus family


Today saw the 21st running if the popular JMF Tankard, sponsored once again by the Fergus family. One the most popular trophy's of the season saw a great turnout, in differing weather, enjoy the course and hospitality at the 13th tee.
Winner on the day with an excellent nett 61 was Frankie Lintermans, pictured with the sponsors. The big Belgian should expect his handicap cut after that.
Second place was Graham Fisher with a nett 63. Best scratch of the day was Donald Standaloft with gross 63. A special mention must go to junior golfer Jordan Leitch who shot an excellent nett 62 to ensure his handicap is going in the right direction.
Nearest the pin prizes were won by Jack Standaloft, Colin Renfrew and David Fergus with Scott Dunn taking home the longest drive.

A huge thanks to the sponsors for another memorable day and look forward to seeing you all again next year.


This weekend sees the second running of the Bute Island Foods open pairs tournament. The competition is run over two rounds of twelve holes with a scramble in the morning and Greensome in the afternoon. Tee offs available from 8am with last tee off for the morning round 11am. All welcome. Again a huge thanks to the sponsors for their continued support of the club.

7th June 2019

7th June 2019

Firth of Clyde Trophy

Saturday’s FOC trophy at Gourock was disappointing for Port Bannatyne overall but the one bright spot was Alistair shaws round of 75 only missing out on the individual title by one shot, well done Ally.

Sunday- June medal 

Early rain saw no morning golf but those who watched the weather and played in the afternoon were treated to great conditions in the warm sunshine,

1st class- Sam Jamieson-67
2nd class- Jack Standaloft- 64
Scratch- Donald Standaloft-63

Twos- Sam Jamieson @11th

Ettrick Bay Tearooms Summer Cup

Wednesday 5th sees the start of the ettrick bay tearoom summer cup running through June /July & August 
Played over 12 holes stableford format.

Next week Saturday 8th

Extra medal .
Sunday 9th
JMF tankard 
Kindly sponsored by he Fergus family a popular day on the calendar, start sheet is on the notice board.

Coming up 

June 15th 
Bute island foods open pairs golf 
Entry sheet on the notice board.


29th May 2019

Howat's Housekeeping winners

29th May 2019

Pictured recent winner of the M&M trophy played over the 3 island courses
Jack Standaloft of Port Bannatyne golf club
Well done jack !

29th May 2019

Social Match v Bute GC

A busy weekend kicked off Saturday with our annual social match with Bute golf club , two teams of twelve battled it out on the links with home advantage paying dividends as Port Bannatyne ran out 4-1/2 — 1-2/2 winners 
The players then enjoyed a lovely meal and drinks in the clubhouse. Thanks again to our friends from bute golf club for a great day.

Sunday saw sunshine and showers for the 3rd edition of the Howats housekeeping mixed open scramble, this unique format is Already established as highlight of the golf season , 14 teams consisting of two men and a lady took part. The results turned out to be a real family affair with a Leitch family 1st & 2nd then a Dunn/ Whitelaw family 3rd & 4th , a packed clubhouse enjoyed the prizegiving with huge thanks going to Tricia for a terrific array of prizes. A great day was had by all.

Results- 1st Roddie, Jordan & Hazel Leitch 
2nd Ryan,& Matthew Leitch & Mollie Edwards 
3rd Scott, Graham & Donna Dunn
4th Mathew Dunn, Hector& Zoey Whitelaw 
Scratch- Donald Standaloft, Calum Mcphail & Cathy Mckirdy 
Boobie- Thomas Howat , Iain Crawford & Sheona Mcrae 

Next week 
Sat - WBA memorial & Firth of Clyde trophy 
Sunday- June medal 


20th May 2019

Hector Scott trophy

A busy weekend at Port Bannatyne Golf Club saw consistent Mike Ivory wining the Hector Scott trophy which was played over two rounds over two weekends. Mike saw off Stephen Greenshields by courtesy of the better second round after both were locked on combined scores. Well done Mike. Another well done must go to, our Match Secretary, Donald Standaloft who carded a gross, 6 under par, 62 on Saturday which, along with his course record equalling 60 last week, brings him down to scratch. Well done Donald.

May medal

Sunday saw a good field take part in the May medal Roddie Leitch taking home the spoils with a gross 70(62) defeating Robert McCarthur by one stroke. Donald Standaloft once again winning the scratch prize with a gross 67. Well done all.


This weekend is another busy one for the club with Saturday seeing the annual social match against Bute Golf Club taking place at Port Bannatyne. All players involved will be contacted with times etc.

Howats Housekeeping Mixed Open Scramble

Sunday is the Howats Housekeeping Mixed Open Scramble. A very popular event returns this year after its maiden outing last year. Sheets are on the notice board so if you don’t have a partner(s) please contact Donald or show up on the day and we will attempt to get you a game. All welcome for a fabulous day of Golf and refreshments. Tee offs start from 08.30.


A huge thanks must go out to all the greens staff at The Port for a wonderful job on the course. For the time off year it the course is looking fantastic.

13th May 2019

Miss Designer Golf are an online golf clothing company and for the second year they sponsored a competition for the ladies Section.  This year the designated competition was played on Saturday alongside the Scottish Golf May medal.  
The winner of the £25 voucher was Ann who also cut her handicap.  Ann and Zoey had the same nett score, but Ann pipped Zoey into second postion by virtue of the 9 hole countback.  Zoey had a fantastic round and cut her handicap by 3 so it was a keenly contested competition. 
The rest of the players were delighted to receive a £10 voucher for taking part!
Zoey, Janet and Ann.


2nd April 2019

Winter Trophy

The remaining rounds of the winter trophy will be on the next 2 Saturdays 
Winter trophy round 4:  April 6th
Winter trophy round 5:  April 13th

Usual ballot times 


26th March 2019

Rothesay Motor Services Winter League

Mark Crichton and Stephen Greenshields with Megan Taylor

A substantial victory by 6&5 by Mark Crichton and Stephen Greenshields over Donald Standaloft and Davie Kilpatrick in the final of the Port Bannatymne Rothesay Motor Services Winter League, not only lifted the trophy but extended their unbeaten record throughout the Winter. Their place in the final stages secured as long ago as November, the only blotches in their campaign had been two halved matches.
In a day of large margins, Matthew and Scott Dunn’s 7&6 victory over Gordie McIntyre and Jim Thom condemned the latter to the dreaded Wooden Spoon.
The closest match was the 1up win by Frankie Lintermans and Graham Dunn over Hector Whitelaw and Alan Stewart, with a scratchy bogey 4 at the 18th being enough to secure the victory.
In the intriguing Leitch family shoot-out brothers Jordan and Ryan beat father Roddie and brother Matthew by 2&1. Ryan declared “It was easy!”, though clubhouse opinion seemed to be that it was Jordan who had done the damage.
A packed clubhouse had enjoyed end-of-term festivities, not least the excellent lunch by Claire Jamieson and the copious hospitality from Davie Reid of sponsors Rothesay Motor Services. A draw for a golf bag was won by Iain MacLeod, harshly described by Match Secretary Donald Standaloft as ‘being near the end of his career”. Little does he know!
Club Captain Hector Whitelaw announced that the club had been the recipient of a generous £500 from the Mikey McArthur Memorial Fund, while Mark Crichton graciously thanked all who had contributed to the day.
After Winter’s final fling, with everything except hailstones, the players now look forward to the milder climes of Summer, with the new season beginning with the Peggy Adams Subscription medal on Sunday.

Undaunted Wooden Spoonists Gordie McIntyre and Jim Thom


19th March 2019


Sunday brings the climax to the Rothesay Motor Services Winter League at the Port, with plenty on offer for everyone. The Championship Match  will be contested between Donald Standaloft and Davie Kilpatrick versus Mark Crichton and Steven Greenshields, both at short odds from the early rounds. At the other end of the scale, Jim Thom and Gordie McIntyre will strive to avoid the dreaded wooden spoon against the Dunn brothers.
With food and drinks at 1pm, followed by the prize giving at approximately 2pm, there is plenty on offer for all, including a draw for a new golf bag and accessories.

Sunday’s matches (with a shotgun start at 9.30 am):-
1st   Standaloft/KIlpatrick v Crichton.Greenshields
2nd Jamison/Black v Manvell/Ivory  
3rd  Marshall.Dunn v Whitelaw/McKirdy
4th  Whitelaw/Stewart v Lintermans/Dunn
5th  R & M Leitch v J & R Leitch
6th  Bicker/McFarlane v Standaloft/McArthur
7th  Thom/McIntyre v M & S Dunn

Weekend Results:-
Winter Trophy:-
1st   D.Standaloft   42 points
2nd  C.Renfrew.     38
3rd. R.McArthur.    33

March Medal:-
1st Class Winner -  I.McFarlane
2nd class             -  C.Renfrew
Scratch                - D.Standaloft 


11th March 2019 

With wind and rain putting paid to Sunday’s March Medal, the members of the club on their tour to Turkey didn’t miss out on adding to their medal collection. We await tales of who had to wear the fez fort the worst score most days. 
With the forecast for the week not promising, this Sunday’s scheduled round in the Winter Trophy must be in some doubt. The Winter Trophy is decided on the best aggregate 3 scores from five
Watch this space and the notice board for rearranged dates for it, if necessary, the March Medal and all details of Winter League finals day on Sunday March 24th.
With the Peggy Adams Cup subscription medal, which signals the start of the new season, scheduled for March 31st, Match Secretary Donald Standaloft will be hopeful of clearing the winter backlog before then.


4th March 2019

Bunker at the 10th

Thanks to Graham and Sam we now have a dry bunker on the 10th


4th March 2019

Wilk Welcomes New Seniors Formula

Port Bannatyne Seniors, under new Convener Mike Ivory, have adopted a new regime for their Tuesday morning sessions. As a break from the tried and tested  weekly prescription of
Stablefords, a 9-hole medal will be played  off half handicap once a month, using holes 1-8 and the 12th.
In Tuesday’s inaugural playing, the emphatic winner was Tommy Wilkinson. His nett 33 was good enough to win by 3 shots, while also posting the best scratch score.
Ironically, with the new formula aimed at giving the Seniors more opportunities to maintain their handicaps, the CSS deemed it to be a non-counter.
Leading scores:-
1. Tommy Wilkinson 44 (11)  33
2. Mike Ivory 45 (9)  36
3. Jim Bicker 45 (8)  37

Port Club Bucks the Downward Trend

In an age when many golf clubs are suffering severe financial pressures, the members attending Port Bannaryne’s AGM on Wednesday were heartened when Treasurer Jim Thom reported a surplus of over £3000 for season 2018/19. 
The improvement on last year’s figures was due to an increase in subscription income, regular use of the clubhouse for functions, plus generous sponsorship and grants.
In his review of the year, Captain Hector Whitelaw paid tribute to the work, over many years, by greenkeeper John Marshall, who had just retired, and the support given to him by Greens Convener Graham Dunn. The Club looked forward to welcoming new greenskeeper Duncan Lyon in the coming weeks.
Match Secretary Donald Standaloft reported that there had been 26 different winners of competitions throughout the year and presented a comprehensive fixture list for the coming season.
Extra pressure would be exerted on all match play competitors to play their ties by the deadline. The Club was grateful for the support of several generous sponsors for its varied competitions.
The meeting passed the fee structure as proposed by the committee, involving a 4.5% increase for most categories. This was due in part to the £3.25/person increase in the annual levy to the SGU.
Captain Hector Whitelaw continues for a second year in office, with a largely unchanged committee. Sam Jamieson comes in as Vice-Captain, while continuing with his current successful role as Clubhouse Convener.

Winter League will see new winners

With all four semi-finalists consisting of relatively new pairings there was always going to be a new winner this year. That will now be either Donald Standaloft and Davie Kilpatrick or Mark Crichton and Steven Greenshields, emphatic winners of Sunday’s semi finals.
Semi final results:-
Crichton & Greenshields bt Manvell & Ivory 7&5
Standaloft & Kilpatrick bt Black and Jamieson 5&4
Finals day on Sunday March 24th will leave the rest of the field fighting for final places and the wooden spoons, with lots of prizes to be won on the day


25th February 2019

This Wednesday is the club's AGM at 7.30 pm 

in the Clubhouse


25th February 2019


After weeks of match-play, when you can always blame your partner for a poor result, it was everyone for himself in Sunday’s February medal, with  its more demanding stroke-play format. Best score of the day was by form horse Sam Jamieson, whose 64 won the first class medal. A stroke behind was Matthew Leitch, taking the second class medal, with both attracting the match secretary’s knife, with the CSS on the day being 66. Donald Standaloft took the scratch award with his score of 68.While Matthew took the family glory, father Roddie was happy to settle for being the day’s financial winner, his magic 2 at the 12th hole scooping the 4 week rollover.

This Sunday its back to the nitty gritty of the Rothesay Motor Services Winter League with Donald Standaloft & Davie Kilpatrick facing Sam Jamieson and John Black in the first semi-final at 8.30, with Mark Crichton & Stephen Greenshields out 10 minute later to face Mike Ivory and Mike Manvell.

While the other matches will not see the winners challenging for the podium, there is enough family rivalry obvious from the ties to make sure everyone is going flat out to claim bragging rights.

Other matches:-
8.50. Dunn/Lintermans v Dunn/Marshall
9.00  Whitelaw/Stewart v Whitelaw/McKirdy
9.10  Bicker/Renfrew v Thom/McIntyre
9.20  R & J Leitch  v Standaloft/McArthur
9.30  M & S Dunn v R & M Leich


18th February 2019

Rothesay Motor Services Winter League

Sunshine breaks for semi -finalists 

A miserable early morning of cold and rain gave way to sunshine on the Port course  as four pairs emerged to contest the semi-finals of Rothesay Motor Services Winter League
Quarter final results:-
Crichton & Greenshields bt F. Lintermans 3&2
Standaloft & Kilpatrick bt H.Whitelaw 9&8
Ivory & Manvell by McKirdy & Whitelaw 7&6
Black & Jamieson b tMarshall & Dunn 3&2
R & J Leitch bt S & M Dunn 5&4
Renfrew & Bicker bt R & M Leitch 5&3
Thom & McIntyre halved with Standaloft & McArthur 

With no substitutes permitted in the knock-out stages, other commitments by their partners meant some players had to fight a lone battle. One such was Hector Whitelaw, who, fresh from the heady heights of last week, found the combination of Donald Standaloft and David Kilpatrick too demanding a task, succumbing by 9&8
Conversely a place in the semi-finals is a singular achievement for Davie Kilpatrick, after many years away from golf in shinty management and now only two games away from a winning comeback.


11th February 2019


Sunday’s final matches in the league sections of Port Bannatyne Motor Services Winter League were skewed somewhat by an overnight malaise in the Dunn household, which resulted in some players left single handed and walk-overs for others. At the end of the day, Match Secretary, Donald Standaloft, had some head-scratching to do before being able to determine the quarter finalists.This was particularly the case in League B, with three teams on 11 points for the final qualifying spot. They could not be divided on the basis of their head-to-head results as each had won one each. I was only after scrutinising the margins of victory that Donald announced that. On that basis, Graham Dunn, absent on the day, and Francois Lintermans would go forward to the quarter finals, leaving Gordie McIntyre and Jim Thom and Ryan and Jordan Leitch, left to scrap for the minor placings.
Central to McIntyre and Thom’s demise was super-
sub Colin Renfrew who partnered Captain Hector Whitelaw in defeating them 4&3. This was Colin’s fourth appearance as a sub over the winter, boasting a 100% record and thereby repeating a similar record last season. His rates are so reasonable too! 

Week 7 results:-
Jamieson/Black by MacPhail/Barnett 5&4
Standaloft/Kilpatrick bt R & M Leitch 7&6
R & J Leitch bt Lintermans/Dunn 4&3
Marshall?Dunn bt M & S Dunn 5&4
Whitelaw/Renfrew bt Thom?McIntyre 4&3
Final League positions:-
League A                                 Pts
1. Crichton & Greenshields     13 
2. Manvell & Ivory                  11
3. Marshall  & Dunn                10
4 Standaloft & Kilpatrick.        10
5 R & M Leitch                         9 
6  M & S Dunn                          6

League B 
1  Whitelaw & Stewart             16
2. Black & Jamieson                 13 
3  Whitelaw & McKirdy           12
4  Dunn & Lintermans              11 *
5  Thom & McIntyre.                11
6. R & J Leitch                          11
7  MacPhail & Barnett.               6
* Dunn & Lintermans go through on more holes won

Quarter-final draw (Sunday 17th February)
8.30 Crichton/Greenshields v Dunn/Lintermans
8.40 Whitelaw/Stewart v Standaloft/Kilpatrick
8.50  Manvell/Ivory v Whitelaw/McKirdy
9.00 Black/Jamieson v Marshall Dunn
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9.10  R & M Leitch v MacPhail/Barnett
9.20 Thom/McIntyre v McArthur/Standaloft
9.30  M & S Dunn v R & J Leitch   

Iain MacLeod





4th February 2019

Tension mounts for Winter League hopefuls

Looking over the 18th fairway

With the Port course only suitable for sledging, the last qualifying round of the Rothesay Motor Services Winter League had to be put on ice.
In League A, despite having no matches in the last two rounds, leaders Mark Crichton and Steven Greenshields are already high and dry in the quarter-finals, as are the two Mikes, Ivory and Manvell.
In league B, the Whitelaw/Stewart, Dunn/Lintermans and McKirdy/Whitelaw combos have all but secured their spots. This Sunday, however, the promised thaw should see tense battles for the last qualifying places in both leagues in the postponed week 7 matches.

Supersub Colin Renfrew

Not for the first time this season , Colin Renfrew again proved himself the must-go-to substitute, here standing in for Jimmy Dunn to help John Marshall to victory. His rates are so reasonable too!

Iain L MacLeod


4th February 2019

This weeks final round of fixtures 
Week 7,   Sunday 10th February 

8.30 Mcphail/Barnett v Jamieson/Black 
8.40 M&R Leitch v Standaloft/Kilpatrick 
8.50 Dunn/Lintermans v R&J Leitch 
9.00 M&S Dunn v Dunn / Marshall 
9.10 Thom/ McIntrye v Stewart/Whitelaw 



2nd February 2019

Rothesay Motors Winter League

Due to the snow on the course, tomorrows comp. has been cancelled


28th January 2019 



Week 6 Results
Manvell/Ivory bt M & S Dunn 1 up
Jamieson/Black halved with McIntyre/Thom
McKirdy/Whitelaw bt McPhail/Barnett 5&4
Dunn/Marshall bt Standaloft/Kilpatrick 4&3
Whitelaw/Stewart bt R & J Leitch 5&4

While the vagaries of the fixture list (an odd number in their league exacerbated by another couple subsequently pulling out) mean   that League A leaders Mark Crichton and Steven Greenshields are idle  for both weeks 6 and 7, they are already high and dry in the quarters, as are the Mikes, Ivory and Manvell.
In League B,  the Whitelaw/Stewart, Dunn/Lintermans and McKirdy/Whitelaw combos have all but secured their spots. However, this Sunday’s series of last qualifying matches will see  battles for the  for the last place from both leagues.

 Not for the first time this season, Colin Renfrew again proved himself the must-go-to substitute, here standing in for Jimmy Dunn to help John Marshall to victory His rates are so reasonable too!

Supersub - Colin Renfrew

Iain MacLeod


21st January 2019

  Rothesay Motor Services Winter League 

The first signs of Spring allowed The Rothesay Motor Services Winter League to pick up pace with the second successive Sunday of fixtures. Whereas Mark Crichton and Steven Greenshields appear to be skooshing League A, with a 5 point margin over their nearest challengers,  in League B  a defeat for  Graham Dunn and Frankie Lintermans means that have only a narrow lead over a bevvy of opponents.
Results :-
Standaloft/Kilpatrick halved with Crichton/Greenshields
McKirdy/Whitelaw bt R & J Leitch 5&3
M & R Leitch bt Marshall/Dunm 1 up
Whitelaw/Stewart bt Dunn/Lintermans 3&2
Thom/McIntyre bt McPhail/Barnett 5&4

League positions after week 5;-

League A  
1,  Crichton/Greenshields     13 pts
2,  R & M Leitch                    8
3.  Manvell & Ivory                8 
4. Standaloft/Kilpatrick          6
5  M & S Dunn                       5
6  Dunn/Marshall                    4

League B 
1.  Dunn/Lintermans               11pts
2.  Stewart/Whitelaw              10
3,  McKirdy/Whitelaw             9
4.  Thom/McIntyre                   8
5.  Jamieson/Black                   8
6   R & J Leitch                        7
7  McPhail/Barnett                   5

Next week, Sunday 27 January:-
8.30. Manvell/Ivory v M & S Dunn
8.40. Jamieson/Black v Thom/McIntyre
8.50  McKirdy/Whitelaw v McPhail/Barnett
9.00  Dunn/Marshall v Standaloft Kilpatrick
9.10  Whitelaw/Stewart v R & J Leitch

Iain MacLeod


17th January 2019

Burn's Supper

Sorry folks due to unforeseen circumstances this has had to be cancelled.


14th January 2019


The recent unreliable weather relented enough on Sunday to permit a full programme of games in the Rothesay Motor Services Winter League. Wins for Mark Crichton and Stephen Greenshields in League and for Graham Dunn and Frankie Lintermans in League B saw them both creating clear water between them and the chasing packs.
Week 5 results:-

Manvell/Ivory bt Dunn/ Marshall 6&5
Whitelaw/Stewart bt Jamieson/Black 1up
Greenshields/Crichton bt R & M Leitch 8&7
Dunn/Lintermans bt McKirdy/Whitelaw 3&2
Standaloft/Kilpatrick bt S & M Dunn 4&3
G McIntyre/Thom bt R & J Leitch 3&1

League positions after week 5

League A
1 Crichton & Greenshields   11 pts
2 Manvell & Ivory                  8 pts
3 R & M Leitch.                     5 pts
4 M & S Dunn                       5 pts
5 Standaloft & Kilpatrick.      4 pts
6 Dunn & Marshall                3 its

League B
1Dunn & Lintermans             10 pts 
2 Jamieson & Black                8 pts
3 R & J Leitch                         7 pts
4 Stewart & Whitelaw             7 pts
5 Whitelaw & McKirdy.           6 pts
6 McPhail & Barnett.              5 pts
7 McIntyre & Thom                5 pts

League B leaders Francois Lintermans and Graham Dunn

This week’s fixtures - Sunday 20th
8.30  Standaloft/Kilpatrick v Crichton/Greenshields
8.40  R & J Leitch v McKirdy/Whitelaw
8.50 M & R Leitch v Dunn/Marshall
9.00 Dunn/Lintermans v Whitelaw/Stewart
9.10  McPhail/Barnett v McIntyre/Thom

Iain MacLeod


7th January 2019

Captain v Vice-Captains match

The traditional Captain v Vice-Captains match on January 2nd resulted in a win for the latter by a margin of 3-1, while all enjoyed seasonal refreshments provided by Captain Hector Whitelaw.In the lead match Hector and partner Bobby Pedder lost to stand-in Vice Captains Jim Bicker and Robert Jardine on the last green. The only winners for the Captain’s team were Graham Dunn and Jack Standaloft, beating Mark Crichton and David Kilpatrick 4 & 3.

Captain v Vice Captains

Caption: Seasonal hospitality from Captain Hector Whitelaw

Twelve players took part in the January medal on Sunday.
1st Class winner - Jim Thom - 71
2nd Class winner - Ryan Leitch - 64
Scratch winner - Donald Standaloft - 65

This Sunday sees the resumption of the Rothesay Motor Services Winter League.
Round 5 fixtures:-
8.30. Manvell & Ivory v Dunn & Marshall
8.40  Jamieson & Black v Whitelaw & Stewart
8.50  M & R Leitch v Crichton & Greenshields
9.00  Dunn & Lintermans v McKirdy & Whitelaw
9.10 Standaloft & Kilpatrick v M & S Dunn
9.20 McIntyre & Thom v R & J Leitch
The rescheduled week 4 fixtures will take place on Sunday January 20th.