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Glasgow South Inter-Club Golf League
Bonnyton, Cathcart Castle, Cathkin Braes
Cowglen, East Renfrewshire 
Fereneze, Haggs Castle, Pollok
Whitecraigs, Williamwood

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Season summary

Haggs Castle are the champions for 2019 and are winners for a record 15th time. Congratulations to Team Manager Sandy Steven and all his players, who will now represent the BPL in the upcoming Boundary Bell match. The final week was a nervy affair, with week 10 leaders Fereneze facing a tough trip to Pollok, where away points are notoriously difficult to collect. And so was the case as the home side had a comfortable home win to dash the hopes of the Barrhead boys who looked favourites for a first title in 9 years. Meanwhile Bonnyton, who have had their best season since joining the league, also had the opportunity to lay claim to the title, but failed to get the 4 points against a stubborn East Renfrewshire side who were determined to move the Spoon on to new owners. Still an excellent effort by a much improved Bonnyton team, and it's only a matter of time till they collect honours. Last year's champions Cathkin Braes, who started off the season very strongly, but lost momentum in week 4, still had an outside chance to retain their title, but they lost narrowly against Cowglen, and with it went the dream of 4 in a row. That left the stage open on Friday evening for Haggs Castle to get the points they needed to go top of the table and clinch the championship. This they duly did in style against this year's Wooden Spoon winners Cathcart Castle. Then in the final match of week 11, Williamwood had a win against visitors Whitecraigs, to finish the season at home with a victory. So its a middle table finish for Williamwood, with Cowglen 2 points above them, and Pollok 2 points below.

Another fantastic season to look back on, and one of the best finishes in the final week we have seen in years. 


Player of the Year

David Dickson of Bonnyton is the Player of the Year for 2019. David had a fine performance this season, winning 8 out of 9 of his games, for a total of 32 points. It's his 3rd POTY title, previous wins coming in 2011 and 2013. In second place with 26 points was Brendan McKenna of Pollok. A total of 22 players finished the league with 20 points or more. Check out the points table and final club positions for the Presidents Cup here which is being held at Cowglen on Thursday 8th August.


Fields in Trust

Congratulations to East Renfrewshire who won this year's Fields in Trust league with a total of 37 points. In second place was Cowglen with 36 points and third place went to Haggs Castle on 33 points.
View all the results and league table placings for more details.


 

 Presidents Cup

Congratulations to Stevie Machin of Cowglen who won this year's Presidents Cup. The competition took place at Cowglen Golf Club on Thursday 8th August. Stevie shot 68 on his home course to win by three shots over Johnny Brown of Haggs Castle. In third place on 73 was Hamish McMorran of Cathcart Castle. Thanks to all at Cowglen for the hospitality and courtesy of the course.


 

Players Cup

The Players Cup was held at Pollok Golf Club on Sunday 2nd June. The competition is open to Players and Offiicials of the Brand Putter League. Congratulations to all the winners, and thanks to our hosts at Pollok Golf Club for courtesy of the course.

The results are as follows:

Scratch:

1st - Craig Hannan Cowglen - 73

2nd - Craig Harper Cowglen - 74 (BIH)

3rd - Willie McMillan Bonnyton - 74

Net:

1st - Gavin Doodson Williamwood - 77-5=72

2nd - Gary Chisholm Cathcart Castle - 80-7=73 

3rd - Iain Morrison Cathcart Castle - 79-5=74

Official's Trophy:

Winner - Albert Holt Fereneze - 83-12=71


 

Boundary Bell

Congratulations to Haggs Castle who won the Boundary Bell in the match v Kirkintilloch on Sunday 8th September. The match was fairly even going into the last two matches, but Barry Hume sealed it on the 17th in his match to take the Bell back to Haggs for a record 5th time. Commiserations to Kirkintilloch this year's DCL champions, who played the match in a sporting manner. Haggs now represent Glasgow in the forthcoming Inter Cities Cup to be played in October. Our thanks to the Captain and staff at Douglas Park Golf Club for their hospitality and for presenting the course in great condition.


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  • Williamwood v Whitecraigs on 12th July

    In their final home match, Williamwood faced off against near neighbours Whitecraigs in an 'end of season, nothing at stake' match, other than pride and bragging rights, perhaps, in the Redhurst Hotel. In perfect conditions, the visitors soon showed their determination with good wins for Jack Brown and Andy McLachlan. Becoming a habit, Jack Crawford again won his match at the 13th against Kenny Munro to give Williamwood their first point. Willie Anderson and Christie Gray finished in a tied match, however Scott McAuslan increased Whitecraigs total to 3½ giving them hopes of a victory. The

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  • Cathcart Castle v Haggs Castle on 12th July

    In perfect playing conditions and with the wooden spoon already in the trophy cabinet Cathcart Castle entertained a strong Haggs Castle team on Friday in the final match of the season. The first match out on the course saw Haggs Barry Hume, playing at number 5, hit his tee shot at the first hole to 2 inches and go on to defeat Hamish McMorran 5/4. There were other fine wins for Haggs David Shaw 4/3 over Scott Coulter, Graeme Belch 3/2 beat Gary Chisholm. David Gravil had a 2/1 win against Johnny Mcleish and Ross Macleod defeated Daniel Nelis 2up. For Cathcart there were fine wins for Stuart

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  • East Renfrewshire v Bonnyton on 11th July

    On a fine summer evening this was a crunch encounter with Bonnyton still in contention for the Putter and East Ren. seeking to avoid the Spoon. Bonnyton started well with wins for Willie MacMillan 3 & 2 over David Fisher and 1 up for David Sibbald against Alan Carswell. East Ren responded with two 1 up wins for David Miller and Iain Thomson against Greg Walker and Callum Taggart respectively. Alasdair MacLeod then nudged East Ren ahead 3 & 2 over David Copeland before Nicky Gold again equalised with a 2 & 1 win over Tom Kemp. David Dickson put Bonnyton critically close beating Sam McTrusty 4

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  • Whitecraigs v East Renfrewshire on 4th July

    Whitecraigs played host to East Renfrewshire on a fine evening with both teams in search of valuable points. East Renfrewshire suffered from a few call offs which resulted in Whitecraigs being one up on the first tee with Sean Murdoch receiving a walkover. Andy McLachlan and Willie Anderson won the early matches 5&4 and Graeme Brunton played consistently to win 4&3. Scott McAuslan got the home side to five points with a solid 3&2 win. Tom Kemp held his nerve for the away side with a fine 2up win on the last green. Stuart McCaffrey continued his consistent form this season to win 5&3.

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  • Fereneze v Cowglen on 4th July

    Fereneze played their penultimate match at home against Cowglen. Conditions were dry with a brisk breeze. Roddy MCAuley won the first point for Fereneze. This was matched when Ibrahim Hussain won for Cowglen. Wins for Fereneze then followed for Andrew Buttar, David Miller, Ross Connelly and Jim Coleman. Lindsay Smart secured a point for Cowglen by beating Ian McMillan. The final match between Mark Carlton and Stevie Machin finished all square.

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  • Haggs Castle v Williamwood on 4th July

    Haggs secured the home win that takes them into the final week still in with a chance of the title. After the front nine holes the match was level with 4 home players up and 4 away. Crawford Burns beat Ross Macleod to give the visitors early point. Stephen Forbes turned his match round against Scott McCreaddie winning on the penultimate green. Louis Fleming produced a strong win for Haggs before Graeme Belch, Paul Gault and Barry Hume added points for the home side and ensure the win. Jack Crawford overcame Craig Morrison to give the visitors their second point. In the final match Alex

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