John Blackwood Golf Trophy Report

Another successful SPOA golf day in the bag following our return to Mar Hall, Bishopton for the annual John Blackwood Trophy. Members and their guests gathered for breakfast and a catch up before splitting up and teeing off.

Association President Callum Mackintosh, Vice President John Sibbald and our Hole in One sponsor Alan Rose of WM Rose and Sons saw the teams off at the first with a little uisge beatha before rushing along to the fifth hole, a 178yard Par3 to catch the teams arriving for the chance to win a new Wacker Neuson EZ80 from WM Rose.

First team to arrive at the fifth was Jarvie plant, David Jarvie himself with a brilliant drive landing just 9ft short of the hole. AB2K's first team was next, landing a stunning drive just 2.5ft from the hole which was to become the closest attempt on the new 8t machine of the day.

All was not lost after the fifth though, WM Rose had kindly sponsored three further Hole in One's with the chance to bag a three night holiday in Portugal, a two night Golf Trip for 4 to Marriott Forest of Arden and finally a TaylorMade SIM2 MaxiDriver!

Teams encountered a shower of rain whilst on the back nine but persevered in good spirit knowing there was still plenty to play for besides the coveted John Blackwood Trophy. 


Final results following scoring were as follows:


Winner of the John Blackwood Trophy 2021

Graham Bow, Gordon Bow Plant Hire - Broxburn

2nd place (member)

David Jarvie, Jarvie Plant - Grangemouth


1st place (Visitor)

Jamie Rankin with WM Rose & Sons

2nd place (visitor)

Richie Tait with Gordon Bow Plant Hire


Nearest the Pin on the 5th

Mark McShane with AB2K

Longest drive on the 15th

Michael Dorrian WH Malcolm / Malcolm Construction

Nearest the Pin on the 17th

Michael Dorrian with WH Malcolm / Malcolm Construction


Congratulations to Graham Bow on a very well played round of golf and to all the other winning golfers on the day. I'd like to take this opportunity to extend my personal thanks and appreciation and that of all the members and their guests to Alan Rose at WM Rose & Sons for supporting the event and providing the hole in one competitions. Thank you to the Members and their guests for attending, seeing everyone having a great day makes all the effort put into these events worthwhile.

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