Helensburgh Golf Club celebrated a superb win in the County 5 to 8 League - so named because the competition is only open to players within that range of handicaps.

Having battled through a number of rounds and a home and away semi-final, Helensburgh faced The Carrick in the final at Cardross.

The format is four fourballs, but rather than matchplay the result is decided by holes up over the four matches.

Scott Barclay and Jamie Francis had a fine win by five holes, but the other three matches were all close.

Ian Carswell and Gary Potter narrowly lost by two holes, a result mirrored in the Alan Birnie and Gary Stillwell match.

That left Helensburgh one hole up, a margin Jack Armstrong and Shey Donald needed to protect in the final tie by taking a half or better to win outright or losing by only one hole to force a play-off.

The Helensburgh pair were two down with three to play, but won both the 16th and the 17th to go down the last all square – and Jack held his nerve in style, confidently holing a 20-foot putt for a half to give Helensburgh victory.

This is the first time in 26 years Helensburgh have won the competition, and the team’s celebrations continued well into the evening.