A BUSY summer has continued at Helensburgh Golf Club, with plenty of action taking place on the course.

The Craig Orr Mixed Greensome competition is one of the most popular events in the calendar and with 34 pairs competing, this year was no exception. Fine weather brought good scoring and Arthur Tynan and Philip English came out on top with 45 stableford points, pipping Stevie Donald and Kevin Robb by one point.

The annual Ben Bouie Mixed Open Greensome attracted a big field, with a number of visitors enjoying the excellent condition of the golf course. Local player Dougie Stewart and his guest, M Kinvig, took the honours with 40 stableford points, the same total as local members Alex and Claire Dunlop – but the winners edged it with a better inward half.

Weather had cancelled the Ladies Captain’s Day but the rearranged date still brought out a good field to support Lady Captain June Haggarty. June was the perfect host and generously supplied prizes to the winners and gifts to all participants. Three players returned 38 stableford points with Katy Findlay the top lady, and Alex Dunlop again the best man with James Petro missing out on the count back.

Jamie Francis won the first class in the August Breingan Medal with a fine net 68, including three birdies in his first nine holes. In the second class three players finished with a net 65. Jon Simmons had two halves of a gross score of 40 to win on the count back from Ronald Holmes and Ian Bennet. Ronald would rue the five shots he dropped to par in the last two holes costing him first place. The third class was won by John Sharp with a net 68, helped by three pars – admirable off his 28 handicap.

In the seniors midweek medals, John Waddell won one with 43 stableford points, while the ‘super’ seniors 11 hole medal was won by Alan Armstrong with 25 stableford points.

In the Tuesday 11 hole eclectic competition, club captain Dave Lutwyche won with a score of 22 points.