THE Whinhill Golf Club recently drew to a close the 2023 season with the Annual Prizegiving.

The majority of the competitions organised saw large numbers compete, making 2023 a very successful season for the club.

Greenock Telegraph:

The 2023 season saw John Donald being crowned club champion for a record ninth time.

Competition Winners

Holy Loch Trophy – Paul McLaughlan. D. K. Thompson Trophy – David Ellis. Centenary Trophy – Ross Pearson. Ford Trophy – Billy McCafferty. J. McDermid Trophy – Michael McGeechan. Wallace Trophy – Eric Blaikie. Coronation Cup – Colin Coventry. President’s Prize – Bernard Hughes. Beith Trophy – Gary Sinnamon. D. Hamilton Trophy – Stephen Wright. J. Paul Trophy – David Adams. C. McCready Trophy – Andrew Newbury. Jubilee Trophy – Jack McEwan. Campbell Trophy – Brian Blacklaw. A. Wilson Trophy – Bernard Kangley. J. Melvin Trophy – Gary Sinnamon. J.S. Thomson Trophy – Eddie Cassidy. Peter Kirkwood Trophy – Gary Sinnamon. Outing Trophy – Craig Robertson. John Renfrew Memorial Trophy – Brian Mallon. Inverclyde Sports Council Trophy – Matthew McAulay. Jim Paterson Memorial Trophy – Stephen Donald. Robert Bell Trophy - John Ferguson. George Jenkinson Trophy - Dougie Wilson.

Matchplay Competition Winners

Boyd Trophy – Brian Blacklaw & Barry Jackson. McIntyre Trophy – Denis McCabe & John McCabe. Anniversary Trophy – Paul McCarn. Peter Graham Trophy – James Jordan. Hugh Graham Trophy – Stuart Coils. Auld Yins Tassie Trophy – Myles Gallacher. Churm Trophy – Hugh Speirs.

Major Competition Winners

Medal Final – 1st Section – John Donald. Medal Final – 2nd Section – Andy Hendry. Medal Final – 3rd Section – Darren Brown. R. N. L. I. - 1st Section – Matthew McAulay. R. N. L. I. - 2nd Section – Craig Wright. R. N. L. I. - 3rd Section – Pat O' Donnell. Hammy Simpson Trophy – Dougie Wilson. Winter Handicap - Gerry Harkins. Winter Scratch - Stephen Donald. J. Snoddy Trophy – James Robertson. Texas Scramble – Darren Brown, Ryan Elder, Michael McGeechan & Craig Robertson. Margaret Lever Trophy – Richard Hill (Cowal G.C.). Jimmy Lang Trophy – Gary Havlin & Craig Sweeney. Whinhill Trophy – Matthew McAulay. Strokeplay Trophy – John Donald. 2nd Section Championship - Chris Lightfoot. 3rd Section Championship - Chris Bossley. Club Championship Trophy – John Donald.

Whinhill Golf Club would like to thank all who make it possible to have such a successful season, in particular the bar and catering staff for looking after all members and visitors so hospitably, the green-keepers for keeping the course in such fine condition and the match and handicap committee for their constant hard work in providing members and visitors with over 70 strokeplay competitions, various open competitions and various match competitions.