The height of the summer has been a busy period for Helensburgh Golf Club, as members took to the course for the annual club championship.

Winning his second consecutive Helensburgh gents’ championship title on Sunday’s finals day was Shey Donald. After dispatching multiple winner Peter Haggarty in the semi-final, Shey went on to defeat Graeme Proud in a sweltering final, and in spite of a spirited comeback from the first-time finalist.

Club captain Dave Lutwyche presented Shey with the Hood Trophy to warm applause from the viewing members.

In the ladies’ championship, Gemma Canham stormed to her eighth title, defeating ladies’ captain, June Haggarty.

Gemma started strongly and was two up after three holes and five up after nine – the pair shook after nine holes.

It is not common for a junior to win the junior boys’ title more than once, but Arthur Tynan, a two-time champion and last year’s losing finalist, regained the title against Caleb McKinlay.

After an even first five holes Arthur won the next five before finishing the match on the 13th to win by a 6 and 5 margin.

John Ford won the second class championship for the Peel Trophy, beating Stuart Leach 7 and 5, while Dougie Stewart took the 1963 Trophy for the third class championship, defeating Jim Lillburn at the first extra hole.

Gail Waddell defeated Susan Cameron in the ladies’ bronze final: Gail’s lower handicap made her the strong favourite, and she eventually won the match on the 15th hole, a credit to Susan given the two players’ 10-shot handicap difference.

In other action, the Heleneburgh Senior Open, for the Heron Cup, attracted 125 players from many golf clubs as well as local Helensburgh members, and it was two visitors who took the top two places both with 40 stableford points.

By virtue of the better inward half, Harry Brown won the trophy, leaving Brian Machaffie in second place.

Jim Lillburn was the leading Helensburgh member, one point behind.