ALMOST 70 men braved the weather to compete in Dalmally Golf Club’s 2016 Gents Open.
Some of the 68 competitors came from as far afield as Aberdeen, the Black Isle and Glasgow, but it was the locals that came out on top.
Cameron Milne, Glencruitten, won the Dalmally Open Scratch event and Alan McPhee, Glencruitten, won the Archie McIntyre Trophy.
Nearest the pin was, at the first: David Howie, Taynuilt; at the third: Andy Ronald, Taynuilt; at the fifth: Cameron Milne, Glencruitten; and at the seventh: mark Grant, Taynuilt.
Also taking place this weekend was the Dalmally International Black Pudding Competition - probably a first for the club and, perhaps, Scottish golf. Sponsored by Grants of Taynuilt, entrants had to identify Scottish, Irish and English puddings. The winner was Billy Ross from Arrochar who plays at Dalmally. Sunday was also a real family event with three generations of McKechnies out battling against the elements – John, Graham and Arik. Arik, 16, followed in his grandfather’s footsteps and won the Ralph Boon Cup last week at the Gents Outing to Dunaverty.