Congratulations go to Jane Pirie, who beat Agnes Martin on the 17th to win the Bremner Trophy which is the ladies handicap match play knockout competition. This was a close match and despite having her trolley die on her going up the 14th, Jane managed to hold on to win.
Congratulations to Kathryn and Stewart McPhail on winning the McNulty mixed foursomes trophy today. A close fought match which went all the way to the 18th. This is the first time Kathryn and Stewart have won the competition.
The McNulty trophy was presented by Past Captain Paul McNulty.
On Saturday 25 Sept 2021 the Arthur Shield was played for at Millport Golf Club. Presented by Sir Mathew Arthur of West Kilbride in September 1888, The Arthur Cup, as it was originally, was the first ever trophy to played for at the then named Cumbrae Golf Club. It was first won on 04 Oct 1888 and was played for twice a year in Spring and Autumn. 133 years on, the winner was Colin Dick with a score of 69 (net).
The 2021 Millport Golf Club ladies medal finals were played on Sunday 19 September. A warm and sunny day for the time of year, saw Davina McIntyre the runaway winner with a -1 net 71. Agnes Martin was the runner up on +4, with Jane Pirie in 3rd place on +7.
Thanks go to Nettie Farquharson, the ladies match and handicap secretary, for organising all the medals and competitions throughout the year.
The Queens Park Trophy which was presented to Millport Golf Club by the Hastie family was held on an overcast but warm Sunday on 29th August.
This a mixed pairs foursomes tournament and was well attended with 56 players travelling to the island from as far afield as Rochester in Kent for this annual event.
In a closely fought battle there were 3 net 70’s in 2nd place with the worthy winners, for the second time, Rona Young of Tarbert GC and Finlay Mckendrick of Millport with an incredible net 69. (Rona Young is pictured with Sponsors Douglas and Mary Fraser)
The Scratch was won by the longest serving still playing member of Millport GC Jim Macfarlane and Jane Pirie with a superb 84.
Many thanks firstly to all who participated in this successful day, to the organising and support team, the new catering team of Edward and Nicole and their staff, the greens staff , and a final special thank you to the sponsors, DR Fraser Joinery and the Hastie family for supporting this tournament and the club over many years.
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.
11th August 2021
The Ferdi Righetti Seniors open was successfully held on a rain soaked Wednesday in August. Considering the weather, we had an amazing turnout of 51 players from all over Scotland with a few returning for their annual visit from Bury in England.
The course held up well in the wet conditions and the battling participants produced some amazing scores with the outright winner being Gary Cochran of Irvine Ravenspark GC with a brilliant net 67 (6) to win by 5 shots. The age category winners were Ron Nolan (Kingsknowe GC), Eric Linn (Skerlmorlie GC) and Dave Cunningham (Gourock GC).
A huge thank you to the main sponsor Captain Alex Haggerty, all who turned out, the organising team, green & bar staff, restaurant team and in particular to the Righetti Family who have supported Millport Golf Club for many years.
The George Barr Trophy was played on 07 Aug at Millport Golf Club. Presented by the Provost of Millport, George Barr, on the occasion of the opening of the new club house in 1969 was first played for in 1970.
The Barr trophy is a Greensome format competition and 20 players took part this year. The 2021 winners, and defending champions, were Colin Dick and Colin Yule who scored a magnificent net 62 to win by 3 strokes and retain the Trophy.