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Newtonmore Golf Week flourishes despite the weather

By Gavin Musgrove

Newtonmore's annual Golf Week has been voted a resounding success despite the weather playing havoc on two days of competitions.

The Balavil Open had to be curtailed to 16 holes due to the River Spey flooding the 4th and 5th holes, and the Newtonmore Grill Stableford was cancelled after torrential rain.

The Ladies Open on Sunday saw more inclement conditions but the competitors rose to the challenge.

The evening entertainments were well attended.

One of the week's highlights was Stevie Coupar recording a hole in one at the 15th in the Ben Alder Trophy. The club is indebted to all the sponsors who have supported the club over the week.

Steve Coupar who had a hole in one at the 15th in the Balavil Open.
Steve Coupar who had a hole in one at the 15th in the Balavil Open.

The senior men's open stableford takes place tomorrow (Friday) and entries can made by calling (01540) 673878 or online at www.newtonmoregolf.co.uk

Newtonmore Golf Week results:

Tennants Open Stableford Ladies winner: M Ralph (19) 38pts; r/up: J Golding (Linlithgow) (20) 37pts bih; 3rd: R Spinks (16) 37pts. Gents yellow tee winner: J Bruce (15) 41pts; r/up: R Whiteford (Hirsel) 38pts bih; 3rd: M Whiteford (Lauder) 38pts. White Tee winner: A Murdoch (13) 39pts bih; r/up: W MacBean (18) 39pts; 3rd: B Glen (10) 36pts bih; 4th N Henderson (Fort William) 36pts.

Ben Alder Estate Trophy white tee scratch winner: D. Chisholm 66; runner up: J. Shaw (Boat of Garten) 70; 3rd: B. Nelson (Woll) 71 (b.i.h.). White tee Handicap winner: P. MacArthur (9) 62; runner-up: R Sellar (15) 64; 3rd: G Bain (9) 66 (b.i.h.). Yellow tee winner: I Gibson (15) 60; CG Munro (17) 65 (bih); 3rd: D. MacKintosh (27) (bih). Ladies winner: J. Whiteford (Melrose) (14) 38 points; r/up: E Cheyne (13) 37 (bih); 3rd: J Golding (Linlithgow) (20) 37pts.

Strathspey Hostel Foursomes Ladies winners: J Golding & J Fisher (15.5) 76.5. Gents scratch winners: G Bain & P MacArthur 73 (bih). Handicap winners: R Sellar & R Borthwick (8.5) 64.5. Mixed scratch winners: G & R Spinks 77. Mixed winners: M Marshall & C Ballantyne (22.5) 62.5; r/up: D & E Murray (13.5) 69.5; 3rd E Cheyne & M Whiteford (11.5) 70.5 bih.

George Leslie Ltd 3 Ball Better Ball winners: K Nelson, M Whiteford & R. Whiteford 58 (bih); r/up: S Gilligan, A Dyce & DJ Cheyne 58; 3rd: R Smith, G McGill & L Hawkins 60 (bih); 4th: E Cheyne, S Whiteford & I Gibson 60.

Balavil Open Men’s White tee Scratch winner: J Shaw 61; r/up: DJ Cheyne 62 (bih); 3rd: R. Sellar 62.Yellow tee winner: R Whiteford (Hirsel) (10) 56; r/up: M Whiteford (Duns) (9) 57; 3rd JK Macdonald (25) 60. Men’s white tee winner and Dick Gaydon Cup for best local: Russell Sellar (12) 58; r/up: TR Spence (3) 60 (bih); 3rd S Gilligan (12) 60. Ladies stableford winner: J Reid-Thomas (Mortonhall) (10) 37pts; r/up: J Golding (Linlithgow) (20) 34pts; 3rd: R MacIntyre (Fort William) (12) 30pts.

Circle Golf Greensomes Gents winners: W MacBean & J Henderson 59.5; r/up: R & R Sellar 60; 3rd: G Hamilton & A.Menzies 60.5. Mixed winners: B&L Edwards 63.5; r/up: D&E Murray 64.5; 3rd: S Booth and C Monheim 65.5. Ladies winners: E Cheyne & S Whiteford 69.5; r/up: J Whiteford & K Nelson 72.

Toncam Flooring and Interiors Texas Scramble winners: DJ Cheyne, W Stewart, E Cheyne & S Gilligan (3.6) 51.4; r/up: R Smith, M Pringle, B and L Edwards (14,4) 52.6; other leading scores: R&R Sellar, R&D Borthwick (3.6) 55.4; TR Spence, S Cheyne, R Drysdale & D Hawkins (13.8) 56.2.

Ladies Newtonmore Harris Tweed Shop Open scratch winner: E Cheyne 87. Silver div winner: K Topping (Fort William) (15) 74 (bih); r/up: K Valentine (Canmore) (15) 74 (bih). Bronze div winner: E Murray (21) 76; r/up: K Marsh (24) 77. Best veteran: Ros Spinks (16) 75.

Alison Gowans Trophy for best local vet: Jenny Graham. Katie Matheson for best local bronze: Kate Marsh. Liz Healas for best local silver: Ros Spinks. Centenary Salver for best local scratch Ellen Cheyne.

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