The success of this programme can be determined in relation to the participation by members and last Saturday 66 members turned out to take part in the Canadian Greensomes competition. The conditions were excellent as was the play of the winners Roy Nesbitt and Bob Berry who scored 45 points, four points clear of the runners up Jack Armstrong and Peter Mundie. Behind Jack and Peter came three pairs on 40 points Phillip English and Jim MacKenzie, Brian Walker and Bill McKiernan and Paul Duerden and Danny Kemp.

Next Saturday will be an individual Stableford over 18 holes. No prior entry is required – and to attend, check in at the pro shop.

On Sunday Helensburgh’s Indian summer continued with all of the 84 competitors enjoying fabulous conditions in every respect.

When the scrutineers had completed their calculations the winners were announced as Ray Ford and David Gordon with 43 points.

This result reflected the consistency of both players who had in fact returned exactly the same number of points last week in week one and which then brought them the runners up prize. On this occasion, however, they moved up one better leaving George Mundie and George Gill in second place with 42 points only by virtue of a better inward half as compared with Charles Barbour and Danny Lafferty.

The best team scores for the week were Tom Foster’s J and Bs and Dave Tolhurst’s Green Labels both of which totalled 222. In the overall league, which drops the score for the lowest week, Don Griffin’s Red Labels remained at the top with 232 followed by Tom Griffith’s Black Label on 231 and Dave Tolhurst’s Green Labels on 228. In the eclectic competition Ray Ford and David Gordon led the table with an overall 51 points followed by Jim MacKenzie and Alex Hyslop with 48.