Renfrewshire Boys Golf Team started the defence of the West League Title which they won in 2015 with a convincing win against Stirlingshire at Dunblane New Golf Course.
After the mixed weather conditions of the past few days they were greeted with a course covered in sunshine and in superb condition.
Renfrewshire fielded 3 new players in the Under 16 section of the team together with more experienced players in the Under18’s.
Taking into account the fact that none of them had played the course before the result was even more encouraging for the Team Managers, Graham McGee and Lyall Campbell.
It took a while for the boys to settle into the game which as the games passed the 8th hole was very close.
However a change in fortunes as the games closed out saw the Renfrewshire boys turn the situation in their favour, with most producing their best golf in the latter stages, with a few notable exceptions.
It is worth noting that 4 of the games went to the last hole but none of these were lost by the Renfrewshire Boys, so well done to them for sticking to the task.
The final result of 6 matches to 2 was the start they wanted to the season in a match which was played in the best of spirits.
Full results as follows –
Aidan O’Hagan – Old Course Ranfurly – Won 4/3
Jonathan Murphy – Erskine – Won 1 hole
Roddy McAuley – Fereneze – Won 2 holes
Tom MacKenzie – East Renfrewshire – Lost 2/1
Angus Frood – Ranfurly Castle – All Square
Matthew Dalrymple – Old Course Ranfurly – Won 5/4
Jack Currie – Greenock – Won 3/1
Lewis Breslin – Fereneze – All Square