Another glorious weekend of sunny weather at Millport Golf Club saw the playing of the John Stewart Memorial Trophy which is a 4 ball better ball competition, with a separate trophy for men and women. This year there were 20 gents and 8 ladies competing.
The playing reflected the good weather with low scoring all round. However, the clear winners with a magnificent -10 (58) were Craig Gordon and Tam Joyce. The ladies also had some great scores, with Kathryn McPhail and her partner winning the ladies event after a better inward half countback from Joanne Lowe and Sharron McGarrity with the same winning score as the gents of -10 (62).
John Stewart was one of the best golfers to play at Millport, and to this day jointly holds the record for most wins of the club championship with 7. He was also the first member of Millport to win the Cumbrae Cup. He represented the first team in many matches and was a stalwart of the Glasgow Fair Sweeps. Indeed in one year at the ‘Fair, John had a hole-in-one at the 12th on the Saturday. A feat in itself, only for him to repeat this on the Sunday – same hole, same club and same ball!
John passed away from Motor Neurone Disease in 1997. He is fondly remembered by all at the Club.