GOLFERS at Helensburgh Golf Club contested the Ormond Medal on September 3 on a day of excellent weather.

George MacLachlan was a founder member of Helensburgh Golf Club in 1893 and was also a founder of the firm which ultimately became McArthur Stanton Solicitors, who have continued their association with the club by sponsoring the Ormond Medal series of competitions for many years.

The Ormond Medal was inaugurated in 1938 in the memory of Hugh Ormond, a partner in MacLachlan Stanton as it was then known. Coincidentally the medal was won for the first time by a Mr T G McArthur.

The Ormond Medal is run over six medals during the season with winners qualifying for a final in September — which took place last Wednesday.

Bill McKiernan, playing off 24, has been honing his golfing skills this year by playing more frequently and has featured more prominently in club competitions as a result. Bill was in the last group of players to venture out in the competition final and came in with a nett 69 to win the competition and Steven Walker was the runner-up.

McKiernan was presented with the trophy as well as specially made 2014 bottle of Italian brandy by Jonathan Clinch, of McArthur Stanton, following his win.

Meanwhile, the first Ormond Medal for 2014-15 saw some superb qualifying rounds by Terry Smith senior, off 28 until he scored a nett 62 in the third division to reduce him to 25, club captain Alan Bell (11) with a nett 64 in the first division cutting him by a stroke and Peter Hillis (15) in the second division carding a nett 66 and moving down to 14.