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



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 home team responded when Crawford Burns and the redoubtable Gary Hopkirk evened things up to leave one match out on the course. Leading for most of his match against Willie Lewis of Williamwood, John Davie, former team manager of Whitecraigs saw his lead eroded in the final holes, leaving Willie to take advantage of a slip on the 18th, giving Williamwood a narrow win, 4½ -3½ overall. Whitecraigs will rue their chances with yet another defeat snatched from the cusp of victory, despite the best efforts of manager Scott McAllister.

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 Miller 3/2 against Craig Morrison and Fergus Aitken 2/1 over Stephen Forbes. 

Highlight of the evening however went to Cathcart’s Stuart Henderson for his hole in one at the 16th in his match against Paul Gault which eventually finished all square following Paul's birdie 4 at the 18th. The final score was therefore a 51/2 - 21/2 win for the visiting Haggs Castle team which following Thursday nights results enabled them to clinch the league title. Congratulations to Haggs on a great season and good luck in the match for the Boundary Bell.  

A disappointing season for Cathcart Castle who will be back next season determined to atone for this seasons disappointing results.

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 & 3. It all came down to a nail biting finish where Gordon McGregor required two putts from distance on the 18th to overcome Scott Douglas 1 up. All were left wondering if these putts would decide the Brand Putter. A hugely disappointing night for Bonnyton but a vital draw for East Ren. in avoiding the dreaded Spoon in a match played in a very sporting spirit. Final score East Ren. 4 Bonnyton 4.

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. Whitecraigs had their own call off and John Davie stepped in from reserve to enjoy a close match with East Renfrewshire team manager, David Boyd which finished all square. Final result 6.5-1.5 and all at Whitecraigs wish East Renfrewshire all the very best for their final match of the season.

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.

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 Melrose and Ross Christie fought out a halved match. Haggs 5.5 - Williamwood 2.5. Haggs now go to Cathcart Castle hoping results elsewhere go their way.

On a glorious summers night Cathkin were the visitors to Cathcart Castle as the home team looked to try and record their first home win of the season, whilst Cathkin were looking to maintain their title challenge. The home team got off to a flier with Gary Chisholm recording a victory in the first game out. However this was a rare bright spot for the home team as Cathkin plundered an away victory with commanding wins for Jim Mckinnon, Gordon Sangster and Shaun Philbin. Greg Brown, David Mclaren and Alan Welsh also recorded fine away wins before Big Hamish recorded a victory for Cathcart to leave the result 6-2 to Cathkin. The course was in excellent condition with many of the Cathkin team complimenting the greens. With one game left each Cathkin can still retain the title and for Cathcart the Spoon beckons …….

The fine weather allowed a beautiful evening for golf. Haggs got off to a solid start with wins for Stephen Forbes 3 & 2 over David Boyd and Ross McLeod 4 & 3 against David Fisher. Craig Watson then pulled one back defeating Paul Galt 1 up. Haggs then consolidated their victory with four successive wins by Louis Fleming / Neil MacKinnon 3 & 1, Graeme Belch / Scott Anderson 4 & 3, Johnny Brown / Alan Carswell 1 up and Barry Hume / Gordon McGregor 6 & 5. In the final match Ryan McAffrey gained a consolation point 1 up over Craig Morrison. A convincing win for Haggs who remain in contention for the trophy. Final score East Ren. 2 Haggs Castle 6.