Captain’s day at Fereneze

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Barrhead’s only golf club will celebrate this year’s Captain’s Charity Day with a special day of golf on Saturday.

Fereneze GC captain Alan Johnston will host a Texas Scramble at Fereneze Golf Club and all money raised on the day will be donated to the Accord Hospice.

Teams of four will battle it out in a bid to win this annual competition and take home the much coveted trophy.

Alan Johnston said: “I am really looking forward to a great day of golf and hope all our members play their best golf and really enjoy themselves.

“Captain’s Day is always a popular date in the club’s fixture list so may the best team win.

“I really appreciate the support I have received from all the members during my season as captain and it has been a real honour to be in this position.”

To support Captain’s Day or donate a raffle prize, contact Susan Johnston on: 07739 830 151.

Meanwhile, the club congratulates Fereneze JuniorsJosh Beatt And Lewis Breslin who will step up to the tee for Scotland in competition..

Josh Beatt (15) and Lewis Breslin (14) have been chosen to represent their club in the Scottish Under 16 squad.

Both boys have been regulars in the club’s Fleming Watson League team for the past three years and have represented Fereneze Golf Club at numerous national and local events.

Both juniors have also been selected for coaching organised by the Renfrewshire Golf Union and, this year, they made it through to the final of the Junior Club Championship with Lewis emerging triumphant

A spokesman said: “We are of the view that this is a tremendous achievement for the boys and something that Fereneze Golf Club should be rightly proud of.”

In further club news, Fereneze have come up with a simple way to comply with new health and safety guidelines.

The club will have a bell placed on the 13th hole due to the blind tee shot.

The bell was donated to the club by Ken Hunter — father of Stewart Hunter, a member of the club who died suddenly in 2008 — and Vice Captain Jim Stevenson, in Stewart’s memory.

The bell will be known as “Hunter’s Bell” in his honour.

The bell was presented to club captain Peter Boyd by Ken Hunter, Jim Stevenson and Stewart’s son Greg Hunter, who is a junior member at Fereneze.