Blog 2020

30th December 2020

Photo from Iain MacLeod

December 2020

21st December 2020


Following advice from Scottish Golf on level 4 guidelines, the clubhouse and trolley shed will be locked and made out of bounds from Boxing Day until further notice.

Any member who has golf equipment in the locker room or trolley shed, should remove them prior to lockdown.

Thank you for your cooperation in this matter, which is beyond our control.

Sam Jamieson, Captain


7th December 2020

RMS Winter League

It was a frosty start today for the third round of The Rothesay Motor Services Winter League as you can see from the view from the 12th tee.
In league A Mark Crichton and Mike Manvell stamped their authority on the league with a 5 and 4 win over the new partnership of Graham Dunn and Colin Renfrew. John Black had to play on his own after the no show of his partner but still managed to scrape a win over Gordon McIntyre and Robert McArthur winning the match down the last to win 1 up. Thomas Morrison and Jack Standaloft made their way to third spot in the league with a well earned 2 and 1 victory over Iain Andrews and Dougie Menzies, who bring up the bottom of the table.
League B is the tightest of the three with only 2 points separating the top 5 teams and the last two rounds will be pressure matches with the qualifying places all to play for. Today saw Joe Livingstone and Leighton Thomas come from behind when they were 1 down with three to play. Joe managed to come back to planet earth by that time and finished withv3 straight pars to defeat Stephen Greenshields and Phill Williams 1 up. Sam Jamieson and Jim Bicker took an early lead against Frankie Lintermans and John McBride but the Sheese Boys were too strong and came out winners by 4 and 2. In the last match of the Jamie McGroarty was left to fend for himself and managed to secure a draw against brothers Matthew and Jordan Leitch which kept him and partner Jason McLeod at the top of league B
League C saw Iain McFarlane and Davie Greer keep up their 100% winning record with a 4 and 2 victory over plus 2 golfer Donald Standaloft and his partner Graham Bolton. Father and son duo of Roddie and Ryan Leitch are only 1 point behind after a 2 up victory over last years winners David Kilpatrick and John Whitelaw. Allan Stewart welcomed back his partner Hector Whitelaw and the pairing certainly clicked back into team work with a 5 and 3 victory over bottom of the league Mike Ivory and Duncan Lyon. 
See below league standings after 3 rounds

This Sunday 13th December is the December medal and players are asked to book their tee times using the app.

1st December 2020

Bolton and Kilpatrick Scramble to Victory


An excellent field of 30 golfers took to the course on Sunday for the Standaloft Scramble. This pairs competition gives golfers double the chance of a good scoring with both players teeing off and picking the best and then both hitting from the same spot until holed. With handicaps set at 10% of the total combined handicaps of both golfers this is always a tight finish with this year being no different with only 2 shots splitting the top three.

With the course in superb condition Graham Bolton and David Kilpatrick (pictured) scrambled the best to finish on top of the leader board with a Nett 60.2 edging out the runners up by 1shot. Donald Standaloft and Jim Bicker took home the scratch prize with an excellent 63 which meant losing out on the top spot by only 0.3 shots.

A great array of prizes sponsored by Donald were on offer with full details of all the winners below:


Winners – G Bolton and D Kilpatrick

Runners up – M Crichton and F Lintermans

Third – G Fisher and S Greenshields

Scratch winners – D Standaloft and J Bicker


Nearest the pin at 10 – J Bicker

Nearest the pin at 18 – J Whitelaw


Boobie Prize – G McIntyre and R McArthur


This week sees the third round of Winter League matches with tee times below

08.30 – M Crichton + M Manvell v G Dunn + C Renfrew

08.40 – P Williams + S Greenshields v J Livingston + L Thomas

08.50 – J Black + M Dunn v G McIntyre + R McArthur

09.00 – F Lintermans + J McBride v J Bicker + S Jamieson

09.10 – D Greer + I McFarlane v D Standaloft + G Bolton

09.20 – M Leitch + J Leitch v J McGroarty + J McLeod

09.30 – R Leitch + R Leitch v D Kilpatrick + J Whitelaw

09.40 – T Morrison + J Standaloft v I Andrews + D Menzies

09.50 – M Ivory + D Lyon v A Stewart + H Whitelaw


23rd November 2020



The Rothesay Motor Services Winter Leagues started to take shape after round 2 took place on Sunday 22nd November.

Due to the new lockdown restrictions John Black has had to call on Matthew Dunn to take over from partner Jim Thom and Matthew was thrown into fire with a tie against dad Graham and Colin Renfrew. Graham took home the bragging rights in this one with him and Colin giving John and Matthew a lesson winning 3 & 2. The other matches in league A saw Mark and Mike Manvell keep their 100% run going with victory over Winter League debutants Iain Andrews and Dougie Menzies and Gordon McIntyre and Robert McArthur showed that they will not be defeated with another half match.

In League B Sam Jamieson managed to get the counting correct and something else seemed to work as he and Jim Bicker eased to a 6 & 5 victory over Stephen Greenshields and Phill Williams. New dad Matthew Leitch is obviously struggling with the night time feeds as him and brother Jordan suffered defeat to Joe Livingston and Leighton Thomas. Winter League newbies Jamie McGroarty and Jason McLeod managed to secure another 100% record with victory over Francois Lintermans who had to play on his own this week after having to change the tee time for his match.

League C also has 1 team who have two wins from two. Iain McFarlane and Davie Greer defeated Allan Stewart and Robert Turnbull (standing in for Hector Whitelaw) whilst the lowest handicappers in the club, Donald Standaloft and Graham Bolton suffered defeat to new Papa and Uncle duo of Roddie and Ryan Leitch.

Full results from week 2

League A

G Dunn / C Renfrew bt J Black / M Dunn 3 &2

M Crichton / M  Manvell bt I Andrews /  D Menzies 3 & 2

G McIntyre / R McArthur v T Morrison / J Standaloft – Half match

League B

S Jamieson / J Bicker bt S Greenshields / P Williams 6&5

J Livingston / L Thomas bt M Leitch / J Leitch 5&4

J McLeod / J McGroarty bt F Lintermans / J McBride 2&1

League C

D Greer / I McFarlane bt A Stewart / H Whitelaw 2&1

D Kilpatrick / J Whitelaw bt M Ivory / D Lyon 5&4

R Leitch / R Leitch bt D Standaloft / G Bolton 5&3


16th November 2020

November medal/ Autumn handicap results

1st class winner
- G. Dunn- 64
Second class winner 
P. Williams- 61
D. Standaloft - 65

Autumn handicap trophy winner-
Phil Williams

Mark Crichton scooped the twos pot with a two @4th

Next Sunday RMS winter league round 2 matches


16th November 2020

RMS winter league 2020/21

Sunday 22nd November fixtures-

8.30 McFarlane/ Greer v Whitelaw/Stewart
8.40 Williams: Greenshields v Bicker/Jamieson
8.50 Andrews/Menzies v Crichton/ Manvell
9.00 Lyon/Ivory v Kilpatrick/ Whitelaw
9.10 Black/ Thom vDunn / Renfrew
9.20Lintermans/ Mcbride v McGroarty/McLeod
9.30 Livingstone/ Thomas v M’J Leitch
9.40 R&R Leitch v Standaloft/Bolton
9.50 Morrison/Standaloft v McArthur/McIntyre


10th November 2020



The Rothesay Motor Services Winter League got under way on Sunday in wintery conditions after the postponement the week before. 18 pairs have entered this year meaning we have three leagues of six battling it out over five rounds for the top two places and best two runner up spots to qualify for the knock out stages.

Despite the weather the course was in excellent condition and with only one team calling off due to work commitments it was good to see the course so busy.

With the new World Handicap System now in play all golfers should check their own handicap for the course as you could be playing off different numbers at different courses.

League A is looking like it is going to be a close one to call with two of the matches halved and the other match ending in a 1 up victory. League B had no half matches and club captain Sam Jamieson might need to go for a Maths lesson after he wrongly worked out 90% of the handicap difference in his match giving his opponents more shots than they were entitled to which proved costly. His partner Jim Bicker will now work out the handicaps. League C had 1 halved match, 1 victory and 1 walk over with the pairing of David Kilpatrick and John Whitelaw having to give up the tie due to work commitments.

Full league updates will be posted after round two, which is scheduled for 22nd November but see below for week 1 results

League A

Mark Crichton and Mike Manvell beat Thomas Morrison and Jack Standaloft - 1 up

John Black and Jim Thom v Iain Andrews and Dougie Menzies – Halved match

Graham Dunn and Colin Renfrew v Gordon McIntyre and Robert McArthur – Halved match

League B

Matthew Leitch and Jordan Leitch beat Phil Williams and Stephen Greenshields – 2&1

Frankie Lintermans and John McBride beat Joe Livingston and Leighton Thomas – 3&2

Jamie McGroarty and Jason McLeod beat Sam Jamieson and Jim Bicker – 4&2

League C

David Greer and Iain McFarlane beat Mike Ivory and Duncan Lyon – 4&2

Roddie Leitch and Ryan Leitch v Allan Stewart and Robert Turnbull (sub for Hector Whitelaw) – Halved match

Donald Standaloft and Graham Bolton beat  (by walkover) David Kilpatrick and John Whitelaw – 5&4


This Sunday 15th November is the November medal and Winter Handicap and all players can now book their Tee time through the Scottish Golf App.


29th October 2020



The last big competition of the season took place at Port Bannatyne Golf Club on Saturday 24th October with the 3rd holding of The Bute Island Foods open. It was a bit dubious whether it would go ahead or not after the rain on Friday night but the course was again in excellent condition which is all down to greenkeeper Duncan Lyon and Graham Dunn assisting.
This popular competition takes place over two rounds of 12 holes for pairs of golfers. Morning round is a scramble with the afternoon round taking the Greensomes format.
The morning round was dominated by"roomies" Leighton Thomas and Joe Livingstone who came in with an excellent round of 3 under par which gave them a morning score of 40.9 taking home the prizes .
The second round, which everyone thought would be the hardest, was an easy afternoon for Jim Bicker and Colin Spear who came in with a nett 39.6 which earned them a place on the overall podium taking second place with the "Roomies" taking third spot.
Overall winners on the day with two great rounds were brothers Scott and Matthew Dunn. There two rounds of 42.8 and 41.4 were enough to see off the rest of the 21 pairs of golfers and take home some great prizes from the sponsors. The vast array of prizes are listed below. Thanks for your generous sponsorship and we look forward to a bigger and better day next year.

Scott and Mathew Dunn

Pictured are winners Matthew and Scott Dunn with Bute Island Foods Representatives Mark Crichton and Francois Lintermans


Winners Am - J Livingstone and L Thomas 
Winners Pm - P Williams  and C Michael
Overall winners - S and M Dunn
2nd Place - J Bicker and C Spears
3rd Place -  Livingstone and L Thomas
Best scratch - M Crichton and I Shaw
Closest to the pin in 2 at 1st - A Kennovin and E Thom
Closest to the pin in 2 at 5th - S Jamieson  and I McFarlane
Closest to the pin in 2 at 7th - S Dunn and M Dunn
Closest to the pin at 4th - Ryan Leitch and Roddie Leitch
Closest to the pin at 10th - M Crichton and I Shaw
Booby prize went to J McGroarty and J McLeod
Best dressed went to D Driver, R Driver, S Lawrence and S Gilchrist who decided to show up in Mario brothers costumes.


All members are reminded that the Rothesay Motor Services Winter league starts on Sunday 1st November. Pairings and tee times are posted on the facebook page.





30th September 2020

Greenkeepers Quaich

It was all about Mike Manvell today in the Greenkeepers Quaich which was played in glorious weather.
The competition is held to show the appreciation the members have for the greenkeeper for the work he does to keep the course in excellent condition, which Duncan has done in spades this year and hopefully will continue for years to come.
Mike Manvell stole the show today starting with an ace at the 12th. Mikes first hole in one was made even better as he and his playing partner's watched it roll into the hole. Well done Mike.
It was not the only thing Mike got today as he walked away with first prize with an excellent nett 59 after shooting a 76. You won't be off 17 now Mike.
With the weather and course in excellent scoring conditions it was no surprise that this wasn't the only great score today. Graham Fisher managed to secure 2nd place with a nett 61 narrowly pipping Donald Standaloft by virtue of the better inward half. Donald's scratch 61 was 1 off the course record which included 3 bogeys.
Full list of prize winners below
1st - Mike Manvell 
2nd - Graham Fisher
3rd - Donald Standaloft
Nearest the pins
4th/16th - Donald Standaloft 
10th - John McBride 
18th - Tommy Wilkinson
Along with the 1 from Mike there were also some twos
Donald Standaloft x2
John McBride 
David Greer
1st - Gordon Currie
2nd - Aiden McGregor
A huge thanks to Duncan Lyon for the array of prizes and also for his continued work on the course

Pictured are greenkeeper Duncan Lyon and winner Mike Manvell and also Mike Teeing off from the 12th

Medal finals run in conjunction with Greenkeepers Quiach this coming Sunday

Medal finalists
1st class-
Ryan Leitch
Roddie Leitch
Iain McFarlane
Hector Whitelaw
Stephen Greenshields
Joe Livingstone
Mathew Dunn
Davie Ried
David Greer
Jim Thom
Donald Standaloft

Second class-
Matt Leitch
Jordan Leitch
R. McArthur
Tommy Wilkinson
Frans Lintermans
Alan Stewart
Colin Renfrew

Scratch -
Donald standaloft
Roddie Leitch
David Greer


23rd September 2020

Green keepers Quaich 
Entry by donation

Sweep & twos £3

Show your appreciation to the greens staff for the great work in what’s been a difficult year

Prizegiving around 3/4


22nd September 2020



Another great day today at Port Bannatyne Golf club with the 22nd running of the JMF tankard kindly sponsored by The Fergus family. This competition is always well represented and in the current climate a decent field of over 30 golfers took to the course. All players were well watered and fed at the 13th tee with plenty of snacks and drinks available courtesy of the sponsors.
Francois Lintermans retained the title with an excellent round of 76 for a nett 61. This is the third victory in this tournament for the big Belgian who also bagged two nearest the pin prizes. Well done Frankie.
A full list of prize winners below
Winner - F Lintermans - 61
2nd - J Bicker - 64(BIH)
3rd - G Fisher - 64
Best scratch - J McBride - 71
Best overseas - P Shanks - 65
Nearest the pins
4th/16th - F Lintermans 
10th - H Whitelaw 
18th - F Lintermans
1st in two - M Dunn 
7th in two - P Shanks
No two's were scored today so the twos money enhanced the sweep money.
A huge thanks to the Fergus family for their continued support to the club and there generous sponsorship and refreshments.


All members are asked to submit your winter league pairings to Donald Standaloft at the earliest opportunity

Pictured are Francois along with the Fergus brothers Alastair and David

14th September 2020

The GMac

On a day when many golf courses would be unplayable due to the rain the past few days Port Bannatyne Golf Course was in excellent condition today (Sunday) for the McIntyre Family sponsored September Medal.
The main reason for the course condition is down to the work of two men. Duncan Lyon has been a great asset to the club this year in his first year as greenkeeper and the club are thankful for his efforts this year. Graham Dunn has also put a lot of time and effort into the course which we are all very thankful for. Cheers guys.
A massive thanks to Gordon, Robert and the rest of the family for their very generous sponsorship which meant an array of prizes were up for grabs.

With the greens playing as though it was the summer and the windy conditions it was certainly tough out on the course which showed with the CSS for the day 69. Graham Fisher was top of the pile for the day taking home the sweep along with first place in the 1st Class section.

All members still in the hunt for the Kames Cup are asked to play your ties as quick as you can.
Prize winners for Sunday`s Medal below below
Scratch winner - Donald Standaloft 68 
1st Class(0-12 handicap)
Winner - G Fisher 67
2nd - I McFarlane 68
3rd - M Crichton 69(BIH)
2nd Class(13-24)
Winner - J Whitelaw 69
2nd - J Bicker 71( with a 6 at the last)
3rd - F Lintermans 72
3rd Class (25+)
Winner - D Kilpatrick 73
Nearest pins
4th/16th - I McFarlans
10th - D Standaloft
18th - L Thomas
The only 2 of the day was scored By J Black.


7th September 2020

GMac Medal

Next Sunday- 13th September medal sponsored by the McIntyre family ( GMac medal) 18holes stroke play

1st class- 0–12 hdcp
1st- £50
2nd - £30
3rd- £20

Second class- 13-24
1st- £50
2nd- £30
3rd- £20

3rd class- 25+
1st- £20

Scratch- £30.00

Nearest pins @ 4/16, 10, 18

Entry /sweep& two’s £5.00

Tee times from 8.30-12.30
Prizegiving around 4 pm


7th September 2020

MacLeod Construction Port Open


A great turn out at The Port on Sunday for The MacLeod Construction Port Open.
With the course in excellent condition and the weather favourable, albeit a bit windy, scoring was there to be had.
Graham Bolton secured victory in the competition for the 9th time, with his first coming back in 1986.
Grahams score of 3 under par 65 was enough to hold off Club Champion Donald Standaloft by 1 shot.
Club captain Sam Jamieson took home the handicap prize with a 73, nett 62. Full results below.
Port Open Champion Graham Bolton -65
2nd Donald Standaloft - 66
3rd George Reynolds - 71
4th John McBride - 72
5th Graham Fisher, Jim Thom, Ian Simpson and Graham Dunn -75
1st - Sam Jamieson - 73(62)
2nd - Stewart Hogarth - 77(63)BIH
3rd - Stephen Greenshields - 73(63)
4th - Robert Turnbull - 74(64)BIH
5th - Jack Standaloft - 76(64)
Nearest the pins
4th/16th - Graham Bolton
10th - Jack Standaloft
18th - Gavin McLean
A huge thanks to MacLeod Construction for their continued support of this event which they have been a part of for 30 years.


A reminder to all Port members to play their Kames Cup ties as soon as possible and inform Donald of results

Pictured are Club Captain and Handicap winner Sam Jamieson with winner of The MacLeod Construction Port Open Graham Bolton

28th July 2020

Bicker Salver

A huge well done to Davie Greer and Allan Stewart on their victory today in the Bicker Salver. This two mam scramble event is a new addition to this year's fixtures as it is usually a two ball knockout competition. Davie and Allan secured victory with an excellent scratch 64, giving them a nett 61.9 to win by 2.1 shots from Hector Whitelaw and Matthew Dunn. Mike Ivory and Roddie Leitch took third place with 64.2. Best scratch score of the day, outwith the winners, were Graham Fisher and Mark Crichton with a 66. Booby prize was warmly received by Francois Lintetmans and Davie Reid.
Nearest the pin prizes went to Roddie Leitch@4th/16th, Francois Lintermans @10th and John McBride @18th.
Well done all winners.
A massive thanks to sponsor Jim Bicker and family for the kind sponsorship of the Salver and for the great array of prizes.
Another thanks must go to Duncan Lyon and Graham Dunn for the state of the course which, again, was in excellent condition. We have had a fair few visitors this week and each one of them have commented on the course and of course the excellent views to be had.
If you fancy a round up the Port please message this page or private message Sam Jamieson to organise a tee time. All visitors welcome.

This weekend’s fixtures are an extra medal on Saturday 1st August and the August Medal on Sunday 2nd. Please contact Sam Jamieson or Donald Standaloft for tee times.

Best of luck to all Rothesay members playing in the Bennie this year as, unfortunately, this competition is for members only.


 The winners of the Bicker Salver along with sponsor Jim Bicker


23rd July 2020


Members and visitors must book a Tee time with our Captain Sam Jamieson in order for the club to track and trace. The locker rooms and clubhouse are still closed. Visitor fees to be posted into the letterbox.

Phone: 07546 535108


21st July 2020


Captain Sam Jamieson_Graham Dunn winner, with Bike shed sponsors Mr & Mrs David Kilpatrick

A great turn out yesterday for the first major trophy of the year, outwith the Championship. The Bike Shed sponsored Grouse is usually an Open competition but had to be limited to members only this year. The two 12 hole competition is always well supported and 34 golfers took to the course yesterday.
Winner on the day and taking home the trophy is Graham Dunn who ripped the course apart with a 4 under par second round of 41 giving him a net 37 to add to his morning round of 48 (44 nett). Some scoring Graham.

Iain L MacLeod best dressed winner

The excellent sponsorship gave a huge list of prizes which included a best dressed golfer. I.L McLeod was very pessimistic on the day and decided he would guarantee himself a prize and turned up to the golf course in his full kilt outfit. Well done I.L.
A fullest of prize winners below
Winner - Graham Dunn
Second - Jim Bicker
Third - John Black
Scratch - Graham Bolton
Second - Donald Standaloft
Third - Hector Whitelaw
Best AM - A Stewart
Best PM - M Dunn
Nearest pins
4th - Graham Dunn
10th - Leighton Thomas
18th - Graham Fisher
Longest Drive - Sam Jamieson
A huge thanks must go to the sponsors for the fantastic array of prizes.

6th July 2020

Club Championships 

Saturday 11th July: Round 1

Sunday 12th July: Round 2

Tuesday 14th July: Quarter Final

Thursday 16th July: Semi Final

Saturday 18th July: Final

Sunday 19th July: The Grouse Open ( Subject to restrictions )



6th July 2020

Another busy one at the Port last weekend with two more competitions completed. We are trying to play catch up to try and get all competitions up to date.

Saturday 4th July saw the Hector Linden trophy being played over one round instead of the usual format of a qualifier and then knockout rounds. Winner on the day was, the man who`s golf has benefited most with   the pubs being closed, Joe Livingstone who shot an impressive scratch 70 for a nett 61 earning him a cut in his handicap to 7. This was made even more impressive as the Competition scratch score was 67 for the day. Twos were scored on the day by Matthew Dunn, John McBride Francois Lintermans and Sam Jamieson. Well done Joe.

Sunday saw two competitions in one with the July medal and Spring handicap taking place. The weather was not kind to the golfers on Sunday with wind and rain battering the souls who braved the day.Winner on the day with a nett 67 was Club Captain Sam Jamieson, who scooped the double with one round, defeating Donald Standaloft (best scratch) and Colin Renfrew (2nd Class winner) into second place by 1 shot. Twos on Sunday were scored by Graham Dunn and Donald Standaloft. Well done to all winners over the weekend.

This weekend, Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th, is the Championship and Arthur Slack qualifiers. Two rounds over the weekend will see the top 8 scratch and top 8 nett scores qualifying for the respective championship knockouts which will take place on Tuesday and Thursday night culminating in finals day on Saturday 18th July. Please book your times for Saturday and Sunday in the usual way by contacting Sam or Donald.

On behalf of all members The Captain would like to thank Duncan Lyon for the work he is doing on the course. Even after all the rain we had last Thursday, Friday and Saturday the greens, and fairways, were in excellent condition.

The club are now accepting visitors to the club but need to stress the importance of booking first. Visitors can do this by messaging the facebook page or contacting us through the website.

23rd June 2020

Mc Millan & June Medal 

It was a busy weekend at the Port which was definitely a case of two totally different days in respect to our lovely Scottish Summer weather.
Saturday was the McMillan Trophy with veteran Hector Whitelaw winning by 2 clear shots with a nett 64. The beautiful day and glorious course certainly helped Hector gain an extra few yards off the tee. Well done Hector.
The early starters on Sunday, for the June medal, certainly got the best of the weather. First off the tee in the morning was Roddie"Tank Commander"Leitch who played a lot better than he did on Saturday (nett 82) returning a nett 66 to take the spoils. It was a close call though with Allan Stewart just missing out on the best inward half. Big Al's partner Davie Greer took the scratch prize with a 75. There were no 2's at the weekend so will be a double rollover on Saturday.
Well done all winners from the weekend.

Summer Cup

The summer Cup is also now underway with Mark Crichton leading the way wit 31 points after the first round which consists of 12 holes on a Wednesday.

Hector Scott

This weekend is the Hector Scott and due to time constraints now the two qualifying rounds will be played on Saturday and Sunday with the best score over the two rounds taking home the trophy.

As well as the Hector Scott, April and May medals will be played on Saturday and Sunday also. Should be another busy weekend so remember to book your tee times with Sam Jamieson or Donald Standaloft.

Fixtures for the clubs singles competition, The Kames Cup, have also been drawn and the committee would ask that all ties are played within timescales.

The club have seen an influx of junior members this year and will be looking to hold some sort of competitive matches in the coming weeks. For only £20 your youngster(11-17) can be up on the course 7 days a week so please contact one of the committee if your child fancies giving it a try. Unfortunately at this time we are unable to offer any tuition but may look into this for next year


19th June 2020

Golf update

As of today members of three different households can play golf together. This means we can now play 3 ball and 4 ball games if two players are from the same household.

Unfortunately the clubhouse and locker room toilets remain closed.

Members must pre book  a Tee time with the Captain: Sam Jamieson. The course remains closed to non members. Donald Standaloft is working on a low key fixture list, as Opens remain banned and we are unable to provide food and toilet facilities at the moment.

Thanks to everyone for supporting the club in these trying times.


18th June 2020

Back to Competitions

A great turnout of 33 golfers took to the course on Sunday to participate in the opening medal of the season, The Peggy Adam Cup. Glorious weather beckoned the impeccable course for the first competitive golf since lockdown began.
Jordan Leitch came out on top on the day with a cracking nett 63 defeating Tommy Wilkinson and Joe Livingston by two shots. All 3 receiving an early cut to their handicap. Well done Jordan. Keep it up and single figure handicap wont be far away.
Best scratch score of the day was Donald Standaloft with a 2 over par 70.
3 golfers also put in their first cards in order to receive a handicap so good luck with your next cards guys.
This weekend sees two more competitive rounds with the McMillan Trophy on Saturday 20th and the June Medal on Sunday 21st.
Please contact Sam Jamieson or Donald Standaloft for available times for these competitions or any times during the week.
At this time we are unsure on what, if any, restrictions the First Minister may lift on Thursday but will keep all members posted.
The captain would like to publicly acknowledge the fine work that Duncan Lyon and Graham Dunn are doing on the course. It is in fantastic shape and every member appreciates all the work getting done in these tough times.


28th May 2020

As you may all be aware golf is good to go for tomorrow. The committee would like to thank all members for their patience at this time and hopefully competitive golf be not too far away. Below is a list of the rules for the course for the near future. Please all read prior to play.
Can all members also please watch their speed on route to the course especially the last leg at Bannatyne Mains Road as there have been a few near misses with pets and walkers.
A welcome return to the golf so enjoy.

COVID – 19 Rules of play

As advised by the SGU can all golfers please adhere to the following. No golfers should be on the course without reading the following. For the moment there will be no competition golf therefore no scorecards will be available and please ensure you have booked a time to play before arriving at the course.

1. Tee times MUST be booked through Sam Jamieson or Donald Standaloft. No-one is allowed on the course without prior approval.

2. Maximum of 2 different households may play in the same game whether it is 2 or 3 ball

3. Front Tee`s to be used at all holes

4. All facilities at the course will remain closed.

5. Entrance to the carpark will only be permitted 10 minutes before your tee off time.

6. No flags to be removed.

7. Social distancing must be adhered to at all times

8. Hand sanitiser is displayed at the sheds for use

9. Individual sanitiser bottles are at the course if required

10. Only 12 holes permitted at this time to stop any crossover of play

11. After your round please return to your car and leave the course

Enjoy your golf

16th May 2020

Course re-opening

Following a meeting of the committee it has been decided that when the government removes the restrictions on playing golf, the club will open with the conditions for social distancing below.

·       Clubhouse to remain closed, even when course reopens

·       Tee times every 20 mins. Booked using facebook

·       12 holes using yellows only

·       Course closed to visitors

·       Golf furniture to be taped off

·       Notice board for signs to be erected

·       Ball cleaners and shelters taped off

·        No  scorecards

·       Air hose to be removed

·       Wait for further guidelines from SGU and Government


3rd April 2020

A Message from the Captain

Fellow members of PBGC. 
We are, I feel, some time away from knowing when we can re-open the course. The closure of the course and clubhouse puts severe financial pressure on the club as income from bar, competitions and fundraising cease while expenses of maintaining the club remain. We are continuing to employ our green keeper on reduced hours to maintain the course. I trust that members will continue to pay subs as normal to ensure we still have a club to return to when this is all over.. For those who are not in a position to pay we will look at any offers we can make when we have an opening date. Please all stay safe and healthy.

Sam Jamieson, Captain


Full Adult fee £345

Senior fee       £295

Junior Fee       £20

Intermediate & country membership £260

Locker fee £20

Direct transfer: please text Jim Thom on 07785574253 for bank details.
Cheques:  payable to Port Bannatyne Golf Club can be sent to Jim Thom at 12 Paterson Place, Bearsden, G61 4RU .


27th March 2020

Coronavirus Pandemic

As the government has allowed golf clubs to maintain their courses whilst closed the committee has decided to close the car park to everyone including dog walkers so as to allow our Green keeper to work in isolation.

The committee will hold a video conference next Thursday  to review matters, but the course will be closed until government restrictions are lifted.  


18th March 2020

Coronavirus Pandemic

A decision has been made by the committee that the clubhouse should be locked and remain off limits to members for the foreseeable future, All members who have clubs in the locker rooms should remove them by Sunday evening as the clubhouse will be locked Monday morning. After that time please contact the Captain or a committee member to gain access to the locker rooms.

Please take care on the course by not removing the flags or raking the bunkers. Keep a distance of a yard between players and not shaking hands.

A decision on competitions will be made next week

It is with regret that we have had to put these measures in place, but our members safety is the clubs number one priority.


18th March 2020

Coronavirus Pandemic

Following government guidelines can we ask members to avoid using the clubhouse either before or after playing golf. And to keep a minimum distance of a yard from other players, also avoid shaking hands after a game.


6th March 2020

Winter League

Semi finals this Sunday, all Tee times on facebook.

Finals 22nd March weather permitting.

Subscription Medal 29th March


1st March 2020

2020-1 Fees

Please note that the 2020-1 seasons fees remain the same as last season and become due as of 1st april.


5th February 2020


Wednesday 26th February 2020

at 7.30 in the clubhouse


2nd February 2020

 Rothesay motor services winter league 

Final League positions after week 5

League A.                             Pts.      +\-
1 McArthur/ McIntyre.           14      +10
2 Crichton/ Greenshields.     12.      +5
3 Standaloft/ Renfrew.           10.      +4
4 Bicker/ Jardine.                   10.      -4
5 Greer/ McFarlane.                 9.      -3
6 R&M Leitch.                           5.     -17

League. B.                              Pts.      +/-
1 Jamieson/ Standaloft.          13.      +18
2 Kilpatrick/ Whitelaw.            12.      +8
3 Stewart/ Whitelaw.               12.      +4
4 Turnbull/ Lintermans.           10.      -4
5 Black/ Thom.                           7.      -12
6 R&J Leitch.                              6.     -16

Draw for Quarter finals- Sunday 16th February

8.30- Standaloft/ Jamieson v Bicker/ Jardine
8.40- McArthur/ McIntyre v Turnbull/ Lintermans
8.50- Crichton/ Greenshields v Stewart/Whitelaw
9.00- Kilpatrick/ Whitelaw v Renfrew/ Standaloft
9.10- Greer/ McFarlane v R&J Leitch
9.20- R&M Leitch v Thom/ Black

This Sunday February 9th - Winter trophy round 5
Usual ballot times. 

13th January 2020

Round four of the Rothesay Motor Services Winter League took place in blustery, wet conditions last Sunday.

League positions after week 4
League A.                             Pts.      +\-
1 McArthur/ McIntyre.           12.       +10
2 Crichton/ Greenshields.       9.        +5
3 Bicker/ Jardine.                    8.         -4
4 Greer/ McFarlane.                8.         +2
5 Renfrew/ Standaloft.           7.         -1
6 R&M Leitch.                       4.        -12
League. B.                              Pts.      +/-
1 Kilpatrick/ Whitelaw.          10.     +8
2 Jamieson/ Standaloft.          10.     +15
3 Stewart/ Whitelaw.              10.      +4
4 Turnbull/ Lintermans.          8.       -4
5 Black/ Thom.                       6.       -9
6 R&J Leitch.                         4.      -16
With only one week left before the quarter finals it is still all to play for in League A, except for the Leitch brothers who will be battling it out for the wooden spoon in the knockout round. Any 4 of the top 5 are able to qualify with Renfrew and Standaloft hoping for some results to go their way in the final round on 02nd February. Same goes for the other Leitch combination of Roddie and son Jordan in League B along with John Black and Jim Thom, as long as Turnbull and Lintermans turn up for their final game. It's all about the positions in League B in the final round of matches as the top 4 cannot get caught. Course is still in great order for the time of year and the weather we have had. A huge thanks to all who have helped on the course. This Sunday 19th January is the fourth round of the winter trophy. Usual ballot times.

Sam Jamieson


13th January 2020

 Rothesay motor services winter league

League positions after week 4

League A.                             Pts.      +\-
1 McArthur/ McIntyre.           12.       +10
2 Crichton/ Greenshields.     9.        +5
3 Bicker/ Jardine.                   8.         -4
4 Greer/ McFarlane.               8.         +2
5 Renfrew/ Standaloft.           7.         -1
6 R&M Leitch.                         4.        -12

League. B.                              Pts.      +/-
1 Kilpatrick/ Whitelaw.             10.     +8
2 Jamieson/ Standaloft.          10.     +15
3 Stewart/ Whitelaw.               10.      +4
4 Turnbull/ Lintermans.           8.       -4
5 Black/ Thom.                         6.       -9
6 R&J Leitch.                            4.      -16