The West League boys match against Glasgow Golf Union took place on Sunday 22nd July, at Balfron Golf Club. Our thanks go to Balfron for the use of their facilities on the day and presenting the course in such excellent condition. Many of the players from both teams commented on the condition following the match.
Unfortunately Stirlingshire lost out 5 – 3 in a closely fought encounter. Wins for Stuart Irving, Cameron Buist and Peter Maxwell were not enough on the day. There were encouraging performances from new recruits Calum Beauchop ( Glenbervie ) and Jamie Simpson ( Falkirk ) who both lost out narrowly to players with much lower handicaps. Full result as follows, Stuart Irving (Falkirk) won 4&2 V Aidan Huseanne (Haggs Castle), Shaun Lynch (Falkirk) lost 5&4 V Glen Burrett (Haggs Castle), Calum Beauchop (Glenbervie) lost 3&1 V Calum Fyfe (Cawder), Jamie Hunter (Falkirk Tryst) lost 7&5 V Fraser Davren (Williamwood), Cameron Buist (Dunblane New) won 4&3 V Matin McKenna (Cathcart Castle), Peter Maxwell (Glenbervie) won 3&1 V Blair Dalgliesh (Ralston), Blair Carnegie (Dunblane New) lost 3&2 V Gary Foley (Ralston), Jamie Simpson (Falkirk) lost 1 down V Craig Anderson (Sandyhills).
This may be a first time anywhere that 4 players out of the 8 in the Stirlingshire team were left handed.