A BUMPER field turned out in memory of a Helensburgh Golf Club legend last week to contest the inaugural Tam Griffiths Memorial Trophy.

‘Tam’, one of the club’s most popular members, sadly died two years ago and after the golf the clubhouse was full of players ready and willing to toast his memory.

Winning team Sandy Bulloch, Shona Bulloch and Alan Hughes amassed a total of 88 stableford points, the best two scores counting on each hole, and received the Keep On Walking Trophy and a bottle of Black Label each – both a reference to Tam’s favourite tipple – from Tam’s widow Stephanie in an atmosphere Tam would have thoroughly enjoyed.

Scott Barclay took the first class honours in the April McDonald Medal with 39 points, edging out Stephen Crome by virtue of a better inward half, with Stephen left to rue a double bogey at the last hole which cost him first place.

Shirley Monaghan scored 40 points in the second class but was pushed into second place by Scott Baillie, whose impressive 41 points were recorded after a round which included eight pars and a birdie; Shona Bulloch’s form continued with 41 points to win the third class.

Iain Carswell won the first class of the May Breingan Medal with a gross 75 for a net 67, while Yuen Hawes, playing five shots below his handicap of 18, was four shots ahead of the second class runner up with his net 64.

Paul Strettle was the third class winner with a net 65, three shots ahead of the field.