Dalmally golfers see out season in style

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As the competition season draws to a close, Dalmally Golf Club members have been putting in some impressive scores.

It’s been one of the best seasons weatherwise resulting in far fewer disrupted
competitions than in recent years and a record numbers of visitors.

On Friday, September 17, the Ralph Boon Trophy, traditionally played at an away club, was held at the Dunblane New Club.

For the first time in the competition’s history, the Dalmally gents were joined by a
number of the club’s lady members.

While the gents played the annual Stableford competition set up in memory of Ralph Boon, one of the club’s early stalwarts, the ladies enjoyed a fun Greensomes pairs competition.

Phil Hemmings, winner of the Ralph Boon Trophy, with club captain Graeme MacKechnie.

The gents’ competition was won convincingly by Phil Hemmings on 43 Stableford points while the ladies’ competition was won by Rena Ritchie and Alicia MacKechnie.

The outing proved a great success and is likely to set the pattern for future competitions.

Closer to home, the club’s medal final, contested by winners and runners up in the monthly medal competitions, took place on Sunday September 19.

Scott Gibson collects his gold medal from club captain Graeme MacKechnie.

The silver medal was won by Owen Moran playing in his first year in the gents’ competitions on nett 61, with Scott Gibson, certainly not playing in his
first year, taking the gold medal on nett 64.

The club was also delighted to welcome players from Isle of Seil Golf Club last week.

‘It was great to see many familiar faces which the club has been missing with the suspension of open competitions this year,’ said a Dalmally Golf Club spokesperson.

The club was well represented at the recent Oban Rotary Am-Am with one of the club’s three teams winning the ‘Best Away Team’, one of the club’s best results in recent years.

While the competition season winds down, there will still be an active programme of fun games over the autumn and winter, weather permitting.

‘The course continues to be in great condition thanks to the efforts of our new(ish) greenkeeper Garry Bidmead and greens convenor Jim Livingstone,’ added the spokesperson.

Note: If there is only room for one photo please use the one of the ladies’ winners Rena Ritchie and Alicia MacKechnie, they are the most local of the three. (NO_T40_DalmallyGC_LadiesGreensomesWinners.jpeg).

If two can be used the one of Gold Medal winner Scott Gibson (NO_T40_DalmallyGC_Scott Gibson_GoldMedalWinner) should be next.