Golf

It was the winter league finals at the weekend and it was proved that there are no age barriers in golf. In the singles competition Chris Taylor, the youngest player (by a considerable margin) proved too strong for the opposition. His first round of 40 points opened up a 3 point lead from Steve McGhie. He then continued his good form on Sunday with an excellent 41 points to comfortably win by 8 points from John Findlay.

Final singles combined scores: Chris Taylor(5) - 81 points, John Findlay(12) - 73, Donald Mitchell(12), Mike Rendall(11) - 70, Steve McGhie(5) - 69, Terry Middleton(7) - 68, Ian Smith(7) - 65, Jim Lonie(8) - 61.

In the doubles scratch section one of the oldest swingers in the competition, Harry Roulston along with his partner Neil Irvine also proved too strong for the opposition with an opening 59 giving them a 4 stroke lead over Colin Arthur and Alan Officer. Their 64 in the second round was enough to increase their winning margin to 5 strokes from Colin and Alan. This was an early present for Harry with his 70th birthday just around the corner.

In the doubles handicap section Douglas Henderson and John Neal also opened up a large lead of 6 strokes after their first round with an excellent 53. George Deans and Gordon McHardy were in second place. Both pairings produced similar scores in the second round resulting in Douglas and John being comfortable winners.

Final doubles scratch scores: Neil Irvine & Harry Roulston - 123, Alan Officer & Colin Arthur - 128, Stewart Allsop & Brian Lawson - 129, Willie Pittendreigh & Graeme Adamson - 134.

Final doubles handicap scores: John Neal(15) & Douglas Henderson(9) - 111, George Deans(16) & Gordon McHardy(12) - 117, Alister Barnett(12) & Tom Simpson(17) - 122, Ian Hastie(11) & John Starrs(11) - 129.

In the junior competition Josh Halliday and Kiefer Brown opened up a 3 point lead from Grant Robb after both scoring 37 points in the first round. However Grant came storming through in the second round with an excellent 40 points to draw level with Kiefer thereby winning the trophy by way of a better second round.

Final junior scores: Grant Robb(5) , Kiefer Brown(9) - 74 points, Liam Davidson(11) - 70, Josh Halliday(5) - 69, Cameron Davidson(11) - 68, Mason Jenkins(12) - 62, Lewis Mitchell(19) - 53, James Arandia(18) - 52.

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