GREAT golfers took to the fairways and greens of one of East Dunbartonshire’s finest courses recently.
Kirkintilloch Golf Club held its annual Championship Finals Day on Sunday, August 26.
On the day, 22 competitors took part in a number of competition finals to decide the 2012 champions.
One of the most eagerly-awaited finals was that of the Gents Club Championship between course record holder Colin Peddie and Steven Boyle.
Colin got off to a great start and ended up five holes up after the first round in the morning. Steven fought back well in the afternoon round, but Colin proved too strong, eventually taking the trophy with a 3 and 2 victory.
Colin said: “I am delighted. There are a lot of great names on that trophy and to add mine to the list really was a target I have set myself since I joined here three years ago.”
Jorden Ferrie, a promising young amateur player, was out to retain her Ladies Club Championship trophy and did so with an impressive win over past champion Ria Waddell.
Jorden said: “I am so proud at having defended my title, which not many people can claim to have done.
“It was a great match with Ria who I have known for a long time and we both gave it our best shot.”
Club Captain Duncan Gray said: “All those members competing today should rightly be proud of their efforts, win or lose. To have got this far in these competitions really is a great achievement in itself.”
Club Championship: Colin Peddie beat Steven Boyle.
2nd Class: John Duffin beat Andy Shields.
3rd Class: Tommy Wilson beat John Templeton.
Ladies: Jorden Ferrie beat Ria Waddell.
2nd Class: Nancy Crichton beat Connie Shaw.
Junior: Kieren Law beat Matthew Moore.
Handicap Singles: Colin McDonald beat Garry Forrest.
Fourball: W. Neilsonand and F. Cargill beat Andy Little and John Duffin.
Foursomes: Brian Byrne and David Dunlop beat Brian Miller and Finlay Brown.
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