PORT Glasgow Golf Club recently hosted its annual men’s Seniors Open.
The competition is open to all golfers with an official handicap over 50 years of age.
The players couldn’t have asked for better conditions with clear blue skies and soaring temperatures on one of the hottest days of the year yet.
The course was in excellent condition, the greens were freshly mowed and ironed in the morning by chief greenkeeper Jim McCurdy and his team.
The competition field of 63 consisted mainly of members of the Port Glasgow GC with a selection of visitors from neighboring golf clubs.
In the second game of the day James Mitchell, a member of Port Glasgow, scored an impressive 58 net points, setting an early benchmark.
That target would prove hard to beat, as player after player put several shots back worse than James.
As the final groups finished their rounds, low scores of 62 from Howie Griffiths (Port Glasgow) and 63 from Colin McDowall were not quite enough and James was crowned the 2021 PGGC Seniors Open winner.
Whinhill GC’s John Donald scored the lowest gross of the day with an impressive 71 to win the best scratch prize.
Both John and his brother Stephen, also from Whinhill GC, achieved the same number of points, but John could only play them off with a better inner half.
The PGGC committee thanks everyone who attended and participated on this day.
Winner – James Mitchell (Port Glasgow GC) – 58; 2nd place – Howie Griffiths (Port Glasgow GC) – 62; 2nd place – Colin McDowall (Port Glasgow GC) – 63rd Best Scratch Score – John Donald (Whinhill GC) – 71st