Blustery wind no bother as Whalsay girls cut handicaps

Three rounds of the Club Champ­ionship for Whalsay women golfers were played earlier this month in very blustery conditions. Sixteen women took part, with several handicap changes as a result, both Rosie Sandison and Rosaine Sandison lowering theirs by a stroke. Round one: silver division win­ner Rosaine Sandison (net 68); bronze winner Mary Stewart (75).

Round two: silver division win­ner Rosie Sandison (70); bronze winner Mary Stewart (81).

Round three: silver division winner Margie Pearson (67); bronze winner Linda Sandison (70).

The contenders in the scratch section for the Irvine singles match play trophy with the best two cards are Heather Hogg (163) playing Margie Pearson (175) and Angelina Jamieson (164) playing Rosaine Sandison (173). The Pearson and Sandison Handicap Matchplay Trophy contenders are Linda Sandison (146) playing Liz Simpson (150) and Rosie Sandison (147) playing Cathy Shearer (148).

The silver division of the May medal was won by Angelina Jamieson (net 70) and the bronze by Caroline Arthur (74).

The midweek stableford played on 14th May was well won by Cathy Shearer with 41 points, lowering her handicap by one stroke. The midweek strokeplay on the 21st was won by Joanne Stewart (net 71), also losing a stroke from her handicap.

The Whalsay Senior Ladies Open will be held tomorrow and the women look forward to the visiting seniors from Dale joining them for a good day’s golf.

Junior After six weeks of indoor and outdoor coaching the junior section at Whalsay Golf Club were eager to start this year’s competitions.

An added bonus this year was the recent visit from PGA professional George Finlayson. It was well attended and all could hardly wait to try out his ideas on the golf swing.

The May medal for secondary girls playing nine holes was won by Annie Rickard who continued her fine form from last year. Nicola Polson finished second.

The primary girls medal was won by Kirsty Johnson with an outstanding net 63 on the six-hole course. Mairi Polson was runner up with a creditable net 69.

The boys’ secondary medal was won by Rory Irvine with an excellent net 58, His handicap came down by three shots as a result. Ian Sandison was second with 66 closely followed by Rhys Hughson with 70.

The primary boys’ six-hole medal was won by Ian Jamieson with a steady nett 63, while Neil Johnson was runner-up on 78.

The June medals are on Monday, followed by the gent and junior boy and lady and junior girl on Friday. Enter your teams on the notice board at Skaw.


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