On Mon October 19 2020, by Jackie Sayers

A unique Hammond double in this year’s singles knockout finals.

On Saturday 10 October, Alfie H managed to edge out Matthew on the last hole in the final of the junior knockout matchplay.  Alfie had established an early lead of 3 up. Matthew battled back and took the lead by winning five holes in a row.  An excellent up and down by Alfie at the 16th put him one up.  However, his tee shot at the 17th ended up on Houston Road and Matthew had a solid par to make it all square going up the last.  Alfie’s net 4 was enough to give him victory. 

The next morning, his dad, Roddy Hammond was playing Charles Smith in the final of the Gents’ singles knockout matchplay to win the Captain’s Prize.  They had finished all square the previous month and had agreed to battle again over another 18 holes.  Charles took an early lead but Roddy kept his season’s strong matchplay form going by getting 2 holes ahead by the turn. Charles clawed the lead back will some solid par golf.  Roddy found an extra gear and closed out the final with a fine birdie 3 at 16th hole, for a 3&2 win. He had waited 37 years since he was last in the final, proving that if at first you don’t succeed, try and try again.

This was probably unique in the club’s history – the first time a father and son won the Gents and Junior knockout in the same year. A great excuse for some serious family celebrations!



On Mon September 21 2020, by Lyn

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On Mon September 7 2020, by Jackie Sayers

Junior Championship Final 6th September

Perfect conditions with the sun shining which certainly brought out the best from our two top junior golfers - Mackenzie Holmes and Alexander Farmer.

With a couple of quick birdies young Farmer took an early lead, but Mackenzie soon got in the groove and clawed it back. With some huge hitting and a great display of how to play your short game the 2 exchanged birdies with Mackenzie taking the lead but Alexander kept up the pressure to the last hole where Mackenzie managed to clinch the championship for a 4th year in a row.

This was Alexander's first time in the final, the fabulous crowd obviously inspired him as he shot a level par round, it will certainly be the first of many finals.

However huge congratulations to Mackenzie who is having a superb season, after qualifying last week to go to Spain later in the year, a well deserved Junior Club Champion.

On Mon September 7 2020, by Jackie Sayers

Captains' / Pro Day 5th September

After the disappointment with many of our planned events of the season having to be cancelled it was fantastic to have over 150 entries from all sections of the club taking part yesterday, and with the weather gods on our side, a dry (but windy) day was perfect for golf and on course catering!
There were some great displays of golf, with a magnificent hole in one on the 2nd by Michael McDonagh and two ridiculously close “nearest the pins” on the 12thand 17thmaking it virtually impossible for anyone else to have a chance of winning.
With the new black tees, for use by all members, we are delighted that the best scratch score off the black (former white back) tees was posted by a team of 2 lady members – well done Megan and Eilidh Briggs for shooting a 3 under par 66 in very challenging windy conditions.
The first handicap prize with a great 45 points went to Stuart Gray and Neil Lawson, see full list of prize winners below.  A huge thank you to our Professional Stuart Roberts for all his hard work organising the day and for a wonderful array of prizes, we’re already looking forward to next years event.


1st Place
Odyssey StrokeLab Putter & Sleeve of Callaway Chrome Soft Balls
Stuart Gray & Neil Lawson (45)

2nd Place
Wilson Staff Feather Golf Bag & Sleeve of Callaway Chrome Soft Balls
Graeme Bennion & George Boyd (43bih)

3rd Place
Adidas Polo Shirt & Club Crested Towel
Paul Triggs & Graeme Watson (43bih)

4th Place
FootJoy Polo Shirt
Alastair Thomson & Stephen Reid (42)

5th Place
One Dozen Callaway Chrome Soft Golf Balls
Jim Nicol & Jim Devine (41bih)

Black Tee Scratch
Adidas Tour 360-SL Golf Shoes
Megan Briggs & Eilidh Briggs (66)

Mixed Tee Scratch
Adidas Adicross/Bounce Golf Shoes
Andy Farmer & Jackie Sayers (-1)

Longest Drive
Club Crested Umbrella & Towel
Men – Rene Kleyweg
Ladies – Romy Erskine
Under 16’s – Alfie Hammond

Beat the Pro / Scratch Golfer - 2nd hole
4 x £100 vouchers. Winners selected at random from all those that hit the green
Graeme Handley
Graham Wood
Les Pirie
Eilidh Briggs

Shot of the Day 2nd hole - A hole in One!!!
Mike McDonagh – Dozen Pro V1’s and £50 voucher

Nearest the Pin (12th)
One Dozen Titleist AVX Golf Balls
Neil McGarva

Nearest the Pin (17th) Sponsored by FW Filshill Ltd / Flavourly
Annual Subscription to Flavourly.com
Ryan Archdeacon


On Mon September 7 2020, by Jackie Sayers

Club Championship Weekend

A fantastic weekend of championship golf ⛳️ thanks to all involved. The green staff for getting the course in great condition, all the players involved in all the qualifying rounds. Not sure anyone would have imagined a few months ago that we’d be playing competitive golf again by now, let alone have such top quality golfers competing for 3 championships this weekend.

The men played their semi finals this morning with Andrew Farmer beating Paul Jones and Matt Clark defeating Lee Phillips to set up a final between our joint course record holders.

Long time Kilmacolm member Roddy Hammond took on the new boy Les Pirie in the inaugural Seniors Championship. With some great play from both men it was Les who was victorious in the end.

The Ladies final was a family affair with the Briggs sisters doing battle. Reigning champion Megan Briggs taking on Curtis Cup player Eilidh Briggs. This was a real tussle of a match with Megan sinking a great birdie putt on 16 to retain the Championship for the 17th year in a row!!

The Men’s final saw Andy trying to be the first Club Captain to be Club Champion but Matt Clark shattered his dream by outplaying his opponent and lifting the cup for a 3rd time.

Well done to all the competitors, there can’t be many clubs that can boast four plus handicappers in their Men’s and Ladies Championship Finals.



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