The South Senior Championship was held at Wigtownshire County Golf Club on Wednesday 1 August on a dreadful day for weather with a strong breeze all day accompanied by heavy rain in the afternoon for the later starters with the wind in their faces for the back nine.
On a course in superb condition Frank Grant (Wigtownshire County) and David Fulton (Southerness) showed the skills and expertise to overcome the challenge of the weather and both shot 78. David had the better outward nine, 36, 42 but Frank won the trophy for the better inward nine 41, 37. Steven Stables (Wigtownshire County) was third with an excellent 79.
Forty-five competitors braved the elements and in the first handicap section, age 55 – 64, Jim Maginess (Newton Stewart) took the honours with a marvellous score of nett 68 to beat clubmate Jim Stirling, nett 71, and Stuart Forsyth (Stranraer), nett 72.
In the Age Group 65 – 70, Jimmy Cloy (Wigtownshire County) posted a nett 75. Wigtownshire Association President, Peter Strain (Newton Stewart) beat this with a nett 71 and just as he was starting to celebrate Alan Taylor (Wigtownshire County) came in with a wonderful nett 69.
Three Wigtownshire County members contested the outcome of the Over 71 Age Group. Sam Cummings had an excellent nett 68 to win and John Sawyer, nett 73, beat Robert McKnight on the better inward half into second and third places respectively.
The CSS was 71 and there were ten No Returns.
Individual Prize Winners
SOUTH SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIP
78 Frank Grant (Wigtownshire County) bih
78 David Fulton (Southernress)
79 Stephen Stables (Wigtownshire County)
HANDICAP AGE GROUP 55 – 64
68 Jim Maginess (Newton Stewart) 83-15
71 Jim Stirling (Newton Stewart) 82-11
72 Stuart Forsyth (Stranraer) 83-11
HANDICAP AGE GROUP 65 – 70
69 Alan Taylor (Wigtownshire County) 88 -19
71 Peter Strain (Newton Stewart) 80-9
75 Jimmy Cloy (Wigtownshire County) 91-16
HANDICAP AGE GROUP 71 PLUS
68 Sam Cummings (Wigtownshire County) 81-13
73 John Sawyer (Wigtownshire County) 85 – 12 bih
73 Robert McKnight (Wigtownshire County) 83-10
The photograph shows Frank Grant being presented with the South Seniors trophy by Stephen Kingston, Immediate Past President