Tuesday 29th July 2014,
Loughgall Golf Club Loughgall, Co. Armagh Northern Ireland 18 hole country golf course

2007 Competition Reports Archive

31/03/2007 – Gaffney Estate Agents Stableford Results
07/04/2007 – The Famous Grouse Stroke Results
14/04/2007 – The Bank of Ireland Stableford Results
21/04/2007 – GolfintheSun.com Stableford Results
28/04/2007 – Club Stableford Results
05/05/2007 – St. Andrews UK Public Courses Results
12/05/2007 – Ireland Overseas Property Stroke Results
19/05/2007 – Whitehaven Office Supplies Stableford Results
26/05/2007 – Fred Daly Qualifying Stableford Results
02/06/2007 – International Pairs Results
09/06/2007 – Saltmarine Cars Stroke Results
16/06/2007 – Morgan Transport Stableford Results
23/06/2007 – 3 T’s Qualifying Stroke Results
30/06/2007 – Members Day Stableford Results
07/07/2007 – Jewellery by Van Scoy Stroke Results
21/07/2007 – Damper Murphy’s Sponsored Stableford Results
28/07/2007 – Hynds Jewellers Sponsored Stableford Results
04/08/2007 – Captains Day Results
11/08/2007 – Norman Weir Sponsored Stroke Results
18/08/2007 – The Trustees Sponsored 4 Club Event Results
25/08/2007 – The Edenderry Golf Society Sponsored Stableford Results
01/09/2007 – The Shelbourne Motors Sponsored Stroke Competition Results
08/09/2007 – The First Trust Bank Sponsored Stableford Competition Results
15/09/2007 – The Past Captains Cup Stableford Competition Results
22/09/2007 – The Annual Community Cup Competition 2007 Results
29/09/2007 – Club Stableford Competition Results

29/09/2007 – Club Stableford Competition Results

The Club Stableford played at Loughgall on Saturday was played in drizzly conditions, however this did not put some players off. Paul Robinson playing off 22 returned a fine score of 42 pts to win the event. Paul scored 18 pts on his outward nine holes and 24 pts on his inward nine holes. His handicap has now been reduced by a couple of shots to 20. Second place went to Dessie Nixon who scored 41 pts off his 20 handicap. Dessie scored 18 pts going out and 23 pts coming home. Third spot went to Stephen Mills who shot 41 pts as well off his 15 handicap. Stephen scored 20 pts for his outward nine and 21 pts for his inward nine.

The gross prize went to Neil Cromwell yet again, winning with a 77 off his 3 handicap.

The 0-12 section prize went to Patrick Keegan with a score of 36 pts off his 12 handicap. Jeffrey Armstrong took the 13-28 section with a score of 38 pts.

The front nine prize went to Rodney Clarke with a score of 20 pts and the back nine prize went to Neville Cornett with a score of 22 pts.

Only 4 players scored a “2” at the weekend, Colm Nixon got his “2” at the 3rd hole. Gareth Reid and Joel Kennedy got their “2” at the 11th hole. Stephen Mills was the other player to get a “2”, with his coming at the 13th hole.

Next week sees the start of the Gaffney Estate Agents sponsored Winter League and the draw will be made this Wednesday 3rd October. Players can still get entered but must pay the entry fee at reception. Contact George Hewitt or John Allen if you still want to enter.

Congratulations to Matthew Wright and David McCrory who defeated Graham Buckley and Willie Fenton in the final of the Club Doubles competition at the weekend.

22/09/2007 – The Annual Community Cup Competition 2007 Results

In the bright late September sunshine, Loughgall Golf Club in conjunction with the Ballyhegan and Kilmore District Rural Community Association had over 85 competitors in their Annual Community Cup Competition.

Ably marshalled and started by Brian Nixon and Kevin McGlinchey, the competitors all started with high ambitions, some to be out done by “the rough” others by “the bunkers” or “the water” and others “that damned out of bounds.”

Negotiating to nearest the Pin at 15th hole was Alan Magill just pipping James Cunningham and Alan Pedlow, and a combination of power and accuracy was ably demonstrated at 6th hole by Mrs Anne Murphy from Cloverhill Golf Club to win the longest drive just beating Brian Conroy, Rodney Clarke and Alan Pedlow – yes boys you read it correctly – out driven by the girls!

The overall team prize was won by the 4 ball of Loughgall members Rodney Clarke, Brian Adair, Stephen McAuley and Derek Burney with a total of 102 points followed by Armagh neighbours Keith Campbell, Barry Wallace, Joe Harney and Cormac Toner with a total of 96 points and in joint third place on 94 points representing Dungannon Golf Club and “The Retired Teachers Association/The Lump Sum Gang” Aiden Cooke, Clarke Small, Seamus Keenan and Dan O Neill “ , Loughgall Golf Club members Alan Magill, Ian Magill, John Currie and David McAdam and “The Dumb Waiters” Kevin Keegan, Harry Clougher, Adrian Faulkner and Matthew Wright.

The organising committee of James Crawford , James Hewitt and Kevin Keegan (Past Captains) and Paul Morgan, Arthur McKeever and Joe McKeever of Ballyhegan and Kilmore District Rural Community Association would like to thank the local food/drink companies that sponsored the excellent fayre at the Hospitality tent; Patrick McCann Orchard County Foods, C Mallon and Sons, Butchers , Hewitt Meats, Christine’s Bakery, Thomas Gilpen / Gilfresh , Graham Hewitt/ The Northern Ireland Fruit Growers Association, Kevin Keegan/ Damper Murphy’s Pub and

C McKeever and Sons / Railway Arms Woodhouse Street Portadown, Oliver McCann, Apple Juice Company & McNeice Brothers.

The event raised approximately £1000 for the local charities ZERO-8-TEEN which will be presented and press released shortly.

The organizing committee would like to thank the local business’s that sponsored the competition, the list was displayed on the first tee of the competition and the 19th and can be viewed in Loughgall Golf Club presently, and all the competitors without whom this competition would not have become the resounding success that it is!

A special word of thanks to John Martin, the “chef extraordinaire” who worked so tirelessly at the BBQ and contributed enormously to the events success, able assisted by assistants Graham Holden, Arthur Mc Keever, Niall Gallagher ,Hugh Johnston, and youth volunteers Asling McAtarsney, Anne and Helen McKeever.

15/09/2007 – The Past Captains Cup Stableford Competition Results

The Past Captain’s Cup was played for at Loughgall on Saturday in extremely windy conditions and this reflected in the scoring, but for one player.

Alan Pedlow playing off 15 returned an incredible 46 pts. Alan went round in 77 gross, scoring 21 pts on his outward nine and a fantastic 25 pts ( level par ) on his inward nine holes. Four players scored 39 pts and Edwin Atkinson took the runner up spot on countback from David McAdam, Karl Judt and Stephen McAuley. Edwin scored 15 pts going out and 24 pts coming home. Third spot went to David McAdam who scored 18 pts on his front nine and 21 pts on his back nine.

The gross prize went to Neil Cromwell yet again with a 1 over par round of 73. Neil went out in 4 over par 41 but came home in 3 under par 32 to take another gross prize.The 0-12 section prize went to Karl Judt with 39 pts off his 10 handicap and the 13-28 section prize went to Stephen McAuley who also scored 39 pts off 13. The front nine prize went to Brian Nixon with 21 pts and the back nine prize to Barry Rayner with 23 pts.

Jamie Wortley won the Juvenile prize with a score of 40 pts. He scored 17 pts and 23 pts for his respective nines.

Only five golfers managed a “2″ on Saturday, with Alan Magill and Gareth Donnelly getting theirs at the 3rd hole. Stephen Mills got his “2″ at the 5th hole. Willie Fenton got his “2″ at the 11th hole and Seamus Golding got his at the 13th hole.

Next weeks event is the Community Cup and tee times must be booked through George Hewitt as a large entry is expected.

Congratulations to Willie Fenton who defeated Clive Currie in the final of the Club Matchplay Singles last Saturday. Willie played some superb golf to defeat one of Loughgalls steadiest players in the final.

08/09/2007 – The First Trust Bank Sponsored Stableford Competition Results

The First Trust Bank sponsored stableford on Saturday attracted a good field. The winner with an excellent 44 pts was 23 handicapper William McWilliams. William scored a superb 23 pts over the difficult front nine and 21 pts on the easier back nine to claim his first victory. Second place went to Nicholas Salley who scored 43 pts off his 17 handicap. Nicholas scored 20 pts going out and 23 pts coming home. Third place went to Edwin Atkinson with 42 pts off his 13 handicap. Edwin scored 20 pts on his front nine and 22 pts on his back nine.

The gross prize was won by Jonny McNabb with a score of 79 off his 7 handicap.

The 0-12 section prize went to Noel Holmes with a score of 39 pts and the 13-28 section to Brian Loney with a score of 40 pts.

The front nine prize went to Gareth Donnelly with a score of 23 pts and the back nine prize went to Gareth Reid who also scored 23 pts.

The Juvenile winner was Daniel Huey with a score of 42 pts off his 19 handicap. Daniel scored 23 pts on his outward nine and 19 pts on his inward nine. Second place went to James Hewitt Jr. With a score of 37 pts.

Eight players scored a “2” at the weekend with one player, Andy McCrea getting two of them, at the 13th and 15th holes. Noel Holmes, Stephen Mullan, Dessie Nixon, and Ben Jennett all got a “2” at the 11th hole. Neville Cornett got his “2” at the 3rd hole. Neil Linton got a “2” at the 13th hole and Willie Crozier achieved his “2” at the par 4 14th hole.

Next weeks competition is The Past Captains Cup and will be a stableford competition.

01/09/2007 – The Shelbourne Motors Sponsored Stroke Competition Results

The Shelbourne Motors sponsored stroke competition was won at the weekend by Jeffrey Armstrong with an excellent 65 nett off his 18 handicap. Having gone out in 40 shots for a nett score of 31 on his front nine, Jeffrey came home in 34 nett for his back nine to take his first ever victory. Second place went to Samuel Duffy with a score of 67 nett off 20. Samuel scored 38.5 nett on his front nine and 28.5 nett on his back nine. Third place went to Dale Stafford with a score of 68 nett off his 12 handicap. Dale scored 37 nett and 31 nett for his respective nines.

The gross prize was won by Neil Cromwell with a score of 74 off his 3 handicap. The 0-12 section was won by Cliff Garland with a score of 70 nett off his 12 handicap and the 13-28 section was won by Dessie Hughes with a score of 68 nett off his 19 handicap. Ian Magill won the front nine prize with a score of 37 nett and John Morrison took the back nine prize with a score of 30 nett.

The Juvenile winner was Daniel Huey with a score of 66 nett off his 20 handicap. Daniel scored 35 nett and 31 nett for his respective nines. James Hewitt was second with a score of 72 nett off his 11 handicap.

Eight players scored a “2″ at the weekend with Cliff Garland, Neil Cromwell, Stephen Crowe, Gareth Reid and Keith Campbell all getting theirs at the 11th hole. Jim Hewitt got his “2″ at the par 4 14th hole. Jonny McNabb and Stephen McCauley were the other players to get a “2″, with theirs coming at the 15th hole.

Next weeks event is sponsored by the First Trust Bank and will be a stableford competition.

25/08/2007 – The Edenderry Golf Society Sponsored Stableford Results

The Edenderry Golf Society sponsored stableford on Saturday attracted a reasonable entry. The winner was John Currie with a score of 41 pts off his 12 handicap. John has been in good form of late, winning last weeks 4 club event. He scored 18 pts on his front nine and an impressive 23 pts on the easier back nine. Second place went to Gareth Donnelly who also scored 41 pts off his 17 handicap. Gareth lost out to John on countback, he scored 20 pts on his outward nine and 21 pts on his inward nine. Third place went to Willie Young with a score of 38 pts off his 15 handicap. Willie scored 16 pts on his front nine and 22 pts on is back nine.

The gross prize went to David Chadwick. The 0-12 section was won by Clive Currie with 38 pts and the 13-28 section went to Jeffrey Armstrong also with 38 pts. The front nine prize went to Nicholas Salley and the back nine prize was won by Drew Magee.

The juvenile section was won by Paul Nixon with a score of 46 pts off 27. Runner up was Richard Allen with a score of 42 pts off 20. James Hewitt Jr. was third with 42 pts off 12, covering the course in an excellent 78 strokes.

Only five “2″‘s were scored, with three of them coming at the short 11th hole from Ben McAllister, James Hewitt Jr. and Stephen Wilson. Jonathan Hewitt and Daniel Huey were the other two players who got a “2″ with their’s coming at the 15th hole.

Next weeks competition is sponsored by Shelbourne Motors and will be a stroke event.

18/08/2007 – The Trustees Sponsored 4 Club Event Results

The Trustees sponsored 4 Club event was held at Loughgall on Saturday and the wet conditions meant there was a diminished field for the event. However, the damp conditions did not put one player off, John Currie returned a fantastic 42 pts with only 4 clubs in his bag. John, playing off 15 went out in 21 pts and returned home with the same score on his back nine, 21 pts. In second place was Willie Young with a score of 38 pts off his 16 handicap. Willie scored 17 pts on his outward nine and an impressive 21 pts on his inward nine. Third place went to Billy McWilliams with a score of 35 pts off his 23 handicap. Billy scored 16 pts for his front nine and 19 pts for his back nine.

The gross prize went to Karl Judt. The 0-12 section was won by David Chadwick with 33 pts and the 13-28 section went to Alan Magill with 34 pts, a reflection on just how difficult the scoring was.

Only two players managed to score a “2″, Cecil Brownlee at the 11th hole and Roy McCrea at the 15th Hole.

Next weeks event is sponsored by Edenderry Golf Society and will be a stableford event.

The sheet for those who are interested in playing in this years Winter League will be up on the notice board at the weekend, so please put your name down.

11/08/2007 – Norman Weir Sponsored Stroke Results

The Norman Weir sponsored stroke play competition was played in difficult conditions on Saturday and this reflected the scoring. The winner with a score of 70 Nett was 19 handicapper Darren McAllister. Darren went out in 37.5 nett and returned home in 32.5 nett for his first ever win at Loughgall. Second place went to Jack Buckley who scored 71 nett off his 13 handicap. Jack covered his front nine in 38.5 nett and the back nine in 32.5 nett. Third place went to Kenny Kerr with a score of 72 nett off his 8 handicap. Kenny scored 38.0 nett and 34.0 nett for his respective nines.

The gross prize went to Neil Cromwell with a fine score of 74 off his 2 handicap. Neil went out in level par 37, returning home in 2 over par 37 to win yet another gross prize.

The 0-12 section prize was won by Jonathan McNabb with a score of 73 nett and the 13-28 section prize went to Ben Jennett with a score of 72 nett. The front nine prize went to John Currie with a score of 36.5 nett and the back nine prize went to Ian Magill with a score of 32.0 nett.

Only three “2″‘s were scored at the weekend with Darren McAllister getting his at the 11th hole. Stephen O’Connor got his “2″ at the 15th hole and Neil Cromwell achieved his “2″ at the 13th hole.

Next weeks event is sponsored by the Trustees and will be a ” 4 Club Stableford ” competition.

The Club Singles and Doubles competitions are coming to a climax, with the semi-final stage having been reached in both events. In the singles competition the semi-finalists are as follows, Willie Fenton will take on Captains Day winner Joel Kennedy and Clive Currie will take on Roy McCrea. In the doubles competition Charlie Johnston and James Crawford will take on Willie Fenton and Graham Buckley. Matthew Wright and David McCrory take on Drew Magee and John Currie in the other semi-final.

04/08/2007 – John Allen’s Captain’s Day Stableford Results

John Allen’s Captain’s Day was a huge sucess on Saturday with over 170 competitors taking part, played in sunshine for most of the day, despite a strong breeze.

The winner on the day was 15 handicapper Joel Kennedy. Joel was a popular winner of the Captain’s Prize as he never misses his golf, competing week in and week out. Joel shot 42 pts to win the main prize shooting 20 pts on his outward nine holes and a great 22 pts on his inward nine holes. Joel held his nerve well as he knew he was going well on the 17th tee and managed to par the difficult 17th for the first time this year and then finish off the 18th also in par.

The runner up spot went Jeffrey Armstrong who scored 41 pts off his 9 handicap. There were two other scores of 41 pts but Jeffrey’s better back nine secured the runner up spot for him. Jeffrey scored 21 pts on his front nine and 20 pts on his back nine. Third place went to Paul Lyness who also shot 41 pts off his 10 handicap. Like Jeffrey, Paul scored 21 pts and 20 pts for his respective nines, but lost out 2nd spot due to Jeffrey’s better last 6 holes. Fourth place went to Tommy Madden who also scored 41 pts off his 26 handicap. Tommy scored 22 pts on his opening nine and 19 pts on his inward nine. Fifth place went to Noel Holmes who scored 40 pts off his 13 handicap. Noel scored 21 pts on his outward nine and 19 pts on his inward nine.

The gross was won by young David Gillespie playing off 5, who went round in 1 over par 73. David went out in 1 over par 38, birdieing the 8th hole to offset bogies at holes 2 and 4. He played the back nine in level par 35 with a birdie at the 14th hole offsetting a bogey at 15.

The prize for the front nine went to Stephen Graham with a score of 21 pts and the back nine prize went to Tony Daly with a score of 22 pts.

The Past Captain’s prize was won by James Hewitt with a score of 35 pts. James just pipped Eamon Gorman who had the same score, due to his superior back nine.

The prize for nearest the Captain’s Drive at the first hole was won by Willie Young. The Longest Drive prize went to Paul Lyness and the Nearest the Pin prize went to Neil Cromwell.

The winner of the Juvenile prize went to Stuart Millar who shot 41 pts off his 17 handicap. Stuart scored 21 pts and 20 pts for his respective nines and even could afford a “ ding “ at the last hole.

Second place went to Ben McAllister who scored 39 pts off his 26 handicap. Ben scored 19 pts going out and 20 pts coming home.

The visitors prize was won by Wayne Haffey with a score of 40 pts off his 11 handicap. Wayne scored 21 pts on the harder front nine and 19 pts on the back nine. Second place went to Mark McCrory with a score of 37 pts off 11. Mark scored 16 pts on his outward nine and 21 pts on his inward nine. Third place went to Rodney Smyth who scored 35 pts off 14.

The gross Visitor’s prize was won by Colin Clarke.

The nearest the pin prize went to Liam O’Hagan who was closet at the 11th hole. The longest drive prize went to Ross Kelly for his effort at the 6th hole.

A special thanks to Captain John Allen for a well organised day and a superb evening in the Famous Grouse, which was extremely well attended.

Next weeks event is sponsored by Norman Weir and will be a stroke event.

28/07/2007 – Hynds Jewellers Sponsored Stableford Results

There was an excellent entry for the Hynds Jewellers sponsored stableford at Loughgall on Saturday.

One player shot the round of his life, 22 handicapper Barry Wallace returned an astonishing 49 pts. Barry scored 20 pts going out but it was his back nine of 29 pts that was incredible. He played it in level par 35 to win by the proverbial mile. Needless to say he loses 4 shots and will be off 18 on Captain’s Day. Second place went to Alan Pedlow who would normally have won with a score of 44 pts off his 18 handicap. Alan scored 19 pts going out and 25 pts coming home to take the runners up spot. Third place went to Alan Magill with a score of 42 pts off 18. Alan scored 19 pts on his opening nine holes and returned home with 23 pts for his back nine holes.

The gross was won by 7 handicapper Adam Cherry with a score of 77. The 0-12 section prize went to Stephen Mullen with a score of 39 pts off his 10 handicap and the 13-28 section prize went to Jim Hewitt with a score of 38 pts off 14.

The front nine prize went to Raymond Henry with a score of 23 pts and the back nine prize to Gareth Reid with a score of 22 pts.

Only six “2″‘s were scored with three of them coming at the 11th hole from Walter Beattie, Gareth Reid and Noel Holmes. Keith Johnston got his “2″ at the 5th hole. Neil Armstrong got his “2″ at the 13th Hole and Jim Hewitt got a “2″ at the 15th hole.

Next week is John Allen’s Captain’s Day and there is a full time sheet up to 2.00 p.m., however any members who have not got there names down could still be slotted in if they ring Secretary Karl Judt on 07979365753.

21/07/2007 – Damper Murphy’s Sponsored Stableford Results

Despite the atrocious weather Loughgall was open on Saturday and the Damper Murphy’s sponsored stableford attracted a large entry. The winner by 3 shots was 19 handicapper David McAdam who scorched round to shoot 45 pts. David scored 21 pts on his front nine and 24 pts on his back nine. Needless to say he is now cut to 16 after his excellent round. Second place went to Neil Armstrong who scored 42 pts off his 22 handicap. Neil scored 20 pts on his outward nine and 22 pts on his homeward nine. Third place went to Kenny Kerr who returned an excellent 41 pts off his 9 handicap. Kenny covered the course in 76 gross scoring 19 pts going out and 22 pts coming home.

The gross prize was won by Neil Cromwell yet again with a score of 73 off his 2 handicap. Young David Gillespie shot the same score but lost out to Neil due to Neil’s better back nine. Neil went out in 2 over par 39 and came home in 1 under par 34. David went out in 1 over par 38 but returned home in level par 35.

The 0-10 section was won by David Gillespie with 40 pts and the 13-28 section was won by Charlie Johnston with 40 pts as well.

The front nine prize went to Keith Campbell with a score of 21 pts and the back nine prize went to George Hewitt with a score of 23 pts.

Eight players scored a “2″ at the weekend with Walter Beattie getting 2 of them at the 13th & 15th holes. Aaron Caddell, Thomas Cartmill and Joel Kennedy all got a “2″ at the 11th hole. Seamus Golding got a “2″ at the 13th hole. Brian Lone got his “2″ at the 14th and Noel Holmes got his at the 15th hole.

Next weekends event is sponsored by Hynds the Jewellers and will be a stableford.

Members are reminded of John Allen’s Captain’s Day on the 4th August and the timesheet will be up for this weekend so please check your time and make sure you turn up at least 20 minutes before tee off.

07/07/2007 – Jewellery by Van Scoy Stroke Results

Despite the holiday season being well and truly underway the Jewellery by Van Scoy stroke sponsored competition attracted a good field. The winner by the proverbial country mile was Stephen O’Connor off 15, who shot an excellent score of 64 nett. Stephen covered the course in 79 strokes, only 7 over par to win his first competition of the season. He had a great front nine going out in 31.5 nett and returning home in 32.5 nett to win. Second place went to Stephen McAuley who scored 68 nett off his 13 handicap. Stephen went out in 34.5 nett and came home in 33.5 nett to take the runners up spot. Third place went to Paul Lyness with a score of 69 nett off his 11 handicap. Paul scored 37.5 nett on his front nine and 31.5 nett on his back nine.

The gross prize was won yet again by Neil Cromwell with a score of 1 over par 73 off his 2 handicap. Neil covered his front nine in 1 over par 38 and completed the back nine in level par 35. The 0-12 section went to Kenneth Kerr with a score of 69 nett off 9 and the 13-28 section prize went to Ben Jennett who also scored 69 nett off his 24 handicap.

The front nine prize was won by Jonathan Lockhart with a score of 34.0 nett and the back nine prize by Neil Linton with a score of 29.5 nett.

Ten players scored “2″‘s with two of them getting a brace. John Allen got his at the 3rd and 11th holes and Neil Linton got his “2″‘s at the 11th and 13th holes. Drew Magee got a “2″ at the 2nd hole, as did John Currie. Aaron Caddell, Graham Moore and Noel Holmes all birdied the 11th hole. Neil Cromwell got his “2″ at the 14th hole. Kenny Kerr and Keith Campbell got their “2″ at the 15th hole.

Next weeks competition is sponsored by Damper Murphy’s Bar and is a stableford event.

All members are reminded to put there name down for John Allen’s Captains Day on the sheet on the club notice board, it takes place on Saturday 4th August.

 

30/06/2007 – Members Day Stableford Results

Again in what was blustery and damp conditions good scoring has come from some players.

In 1st place was Keith Campbell with 43 points. Keith playing off 13 managed a great card of six over par.

Going out in 2 over par and returning home with 4 over par, birdies on six, nine and ten helping to secure victory over 2nd place Andrew McCrea with 42 points. Again a good card from Andrew scoring 19 points on the front nine and 23 on the back nine.

In 3rd place was Neil Linton with 38 points while yet again Neil Cromwell claims the gross price with a gross score of 71 one under par. Again birdies on the 8th 11th 12th 14th and the 18th ensuring a great card was recorded.

In the section prizes Paul Lyness claims the 0-12 section while Brain Nixon Jnr claims the 13 to 28 section.

Captain John Allen with 19 points gets a result in the front nine prize while Joel Kenndy comes home with an amazing 25 points to claim the back nine section.

Two’s this week were also plentiful as 15 were recorded. Stephen Graham, Alan Magill, Jonathan McNabb, Drew Magee, Joel Kennedy, Neil Linton Alan Mills all scoring theirs on the 13th.

Neville Cornett, Stephen O’Connor, David McCrory, Ian Magill, Stephan Wilson and Andrew McCrea carding theirs on the tricky 15th.

Neil Cromwell obviously in great striking form carded his on the 11th and the par four 14th.

In the Under 18’s category Stuart Millar gets 1st prize with 36 points while in 2nd place with 35 points James Hewitt Jnr. Unfortunately a triple bogey on the 18th doing the harm and just putting him into 2nd place with 35 points.

Next weeks competition is Sponsored by Van Scoy and is a stroke play format. Again anyone requiring a Tee Time phone George Hewitt on the number available or email as details are the web site under www.loughgallgolfclub.co.uk and go to Tee Times Section.

23/06/2007 – 3 T’s Qualifying Stroke Results

David McCrory comes home with victory at the Loughgall 3 T’s Qualifying event at the weekend. Playing in the blustery and wet conditions David took first place by 6 shots over the nearest second place Matthew Wright. Playing off 13 David went out in a magnificent 2 over and returned home with 4 over resulting in a net finish of 65. As a result of such a great round David is now playing off 11.

Matthew in 2nd place managed to recover from a 10 over front nine to come home with a round of 13 over resulting in taking second place with a net 71, 1 point ahead of 3rd place Adrian Falkner with net 70.

In the section prizes Stephen Wilson claimed the 0 to 12 section while Jonathan Lockhart managed the 13 to 28 section.

There were 8 Two’s all together. Neil Breen managed his on the difficult 3rd while Cliff Garland, Adrian Falkner and Brian McQuigan secured theirs on the 11th, Victor Hewitt and Keith Campbell got theirs on the uphill 13th and rounding up the day on the 15th was Clive Currie and Patrick Keegan.

In the under 18’s Brian Nixon was the winner with Richard Allen a close 2nd.

Would all players remember that it is normal tee time procedure for Members day this weekend.

Also members are advised that the draw sheets are on the notice board for all those wishing to enter.

16/06/2007 – Morgan Transport Stableford Results

There was a good entry for the Morgan Transport sponsored stableford on Saturday despite the wet conditions. Two players shot a score of 40 pts, but the winner was 18 handicapper Brian Loney. Brian pushed Richard Abbott into second spot due to his better back nine. Brian scored 17 pts on his front nine and 23 pts on his back nine for his winning score. Richard off a 25 handicap was second scoring 21 pts going out and 19 pts coming home. Third spot went to Matthew Wright with a score of 38 pts off his 14 handicap. Matthew pushed two other players Dale Stafford and Karl Judt out of the third spot due to a superior back nine. He scored 18 pts on his outward halve and 20 pts for his inward halve.

Neil Cromwell took yet another gross with a score of 77. The 0-12 section went to Dale Stafford with 38 pts and the 13-28 section to Billy McWilliams with 37 pts.

The front nine prize was won by Joel Kennedy with 22 pts and the back nine prize went to Philip Leckey with 21 pts.

Only seven “2″‘s were scored. David Gillespie got his “2″ at the 3rd hole. Gareth Donnelly scored a “2″ at the 11th hole. Graham Buckley, Dale Stafford and Adam Cherry all got a “2″ at the 13th hole. Philip Leckey and David McAdam were the other players to get a “2″ with theirs coming at the 15th hole.

Next weeks event is the 3T’s qualifier to play at the Slieve Russell and will be a stroke event.

All players please note that the Members Day competition the following Saturday will not be an open draw as intended due to the few number of names up on the sheet. Please ring George Hewitt as normal to book your fourball.

09/06/2007 – Saltmarine Cars Stroke Results

The Saltmarine Cars sponsored stroke competition attracted a good entry due to the fantastic weather on Saturday. The winner with a fine score of 65 nett was 14 handicapper William Crozier. William went out in 34 nett and returned home in 31 nett to take first place. Second spot went to Neal Breen with a score of 66 nett off his 12 handicap. Neal scored 36 nett on his front nine and 30 nett on his back nine. Pat Keegan was third with a fine score of 67 nett off 12. Out in 37 nett, pat returned home in 30 nett. The gross prize was won once again by Neil Cromwell who shot a score of 1 over par 73 off his 3 handicap. Neil went out in 1 under par 36 and came home in 2 over 37 to take the gross prize.

The 0-12 section went to Stephen Mullan with a score of 67 nett off his 10 handicap. The 13-28 section went to Malachy McHugh again with a score of 67 nett off his 17 handicap. The front nine prize went to Stephen Wilson with a score of 35 nett and the back nine prize to Charlie Johnston with a score of 29.5 nett.

There were 13 two’s at the weekend . Neil Cromwell got his at the par 4 second hole. Neil Linton got his “2″ at the third hole. Gareth Donnelly got his “2″ at the 5th hole. Craig Fyffe, Stephen Mullan and Stephen Graham all got a “2″ at the 11th hole. Pat Keegan, Mal McHugh, Stephen McCauley and Thomas Cartmill all got a “2″ at the 13th hole. Alan Magill, Adam Cherry and Paul Campbell all birdied the par 3 15th hole.

Next weeks event is sponsored by Morgan Transport and will be a stableford competition.

02/06/2007 – International Pairs Results

The International Pairs event run at Loughgall at the weekend attracted a good field and the good weather reflected in the scoring. Three pairings shot the same score of 44 pts, with the winners were the partnership of Neville Cornett ( 25 ) and Philip Leckey ( 13 ). Neville and Philip scored 20 pts on their front nine and 24 pts for their back nine to win due to their better back nine score.

Second place went to Alan Magill and David McAdam both off an 18 handicap. The scored 21 pts going out and 23 pts coming home. Club captain John Allen (9) and Clive Currie (11) were in third place, scoring 23 pts going out and 21 pts for their homeward nine.

The first two pairs qualify to go to Ballyliffin Golf Club on 27th September for the finals.

Only 4 two’s were recorded at the weekend with Philip Leckey and David McCool getting their “2″ at the 11th hole. Stephen Graham got a “2″ at the 14th hole. John Allen was the other player to get a “2″, with his coming at the 15th hole.

Next weeks competition is a stroke event sponsored by Saltmarine Cars.

26/05/2007 – Fred Daly Qualifying Stableford Results

The Fred Daly Qualifying stableford held at Loughgall on Saturday attracted another good entry. The winner with an excellent 44 pts was 19 handicapper Adrian Faulkner. Adrian scored a fantastic 23 pts for the more difficult front nine and came home with 21 pts for his back nine. He qualifies for the finals at Lisburn Golf Club in September. The runner – up was Willie Fenton with a score of 43 pts off his 21 handicap. Willie scored an unbelievable 25 pts going out, but could not maintain his hot form, coming home in a more modest 18 pts for his back nine. Rodney Clarke took third place with a score of 42 pts off 17. Rodney scored 24 pts on his outward nine and 18 pts on his inward nine.

The gross prize went to David Gillespie with a score of 4 over par 76. He went out in 4 over par 41, but came home in level par 35 to take the gross honours. Kenneth Kerr won the 0-12 section shooting the same score as David a gross 76 for 42 pts off his 10 handicap. Kenny lost out the gross to David, due to David’s slightly better back nine. The 13 – 28 section prize went to Stephen Mills with a score of 40 pts off his 14 handicap.

The front nine prize went to Stephen Mullan with a score of 20 pts and the back nine prize went to Ben Jennett with a score of 23 pts.

Only six players scored a “2″ at the weekend with Ben Jennett getting a pair of them at the 13th and 15th holes. Malachy McHugh, Stephen McAuley and Stephen Mullan all got there “2″‘s at the 11th hole. David Gillespie and Patrick Morgan got there “2″‘s at the 13th hole.

Next weeks event is the International Pairs qualifying competition with the first two pairs going through to play in the finals at Ballyliffin in September. Qualifiers must be aged 18 or over.

Loughgall’s Senior Cowdy team are out of this years event after only picking up 7 pts in the return leg at Silverwood on Sunday.

19/05/2007 – Whitehaven Office Supplies Stableford Results

The Whitehaven Office Supplies sponsored stableford was played in extremely difficult conditions and this certainly had a big influence on the scoring, except for one player. Seamus Golding was the exception shooting an incredible 46 pts off his 23 handicap. Seamus scored 23 pts over each nine to win by the proverbial country mile. Second place went to George Hewitt, off 14 with 38 pts. George pushed Barry Wallace into 3rd spot, due to his slightly better back nine. George scored 16 pts on his outward nine and 22 pts for his inward nine holes. Barry also scored 38 pts, scoring 17 pts going out and 21 pts coming home.

The gross prize went to Roy McCrea with a score of 80 off his 8 handicap, underlining just how difficult conditions were on Saturday. The 0-12 section prize went to David Chadwick with a score of 34 pts. The 13-28 section winner was David McAdam with 36 pts off 19.

The front nine prize went to Barry Rayner with 18 pts and the back nine prize to Jim Hewitt with 21 pts.

There were only three “2″‘s at the weekend and all of them were scored at the short 11th hole by George Hewitt, David Gillespie and Jim Hewitt.

In the Under 18’s weekend event Richard Allen claims his first win this year. Richard Managed to tame the very blustery and wet conditions to return home with a scorecard totalling 37 points.

Close behind with 35 was James Hewitt Jnr. Although playing of a 13 handicap the score recorded in such condition was still a fine performance by the 14 year old.

No Two’s were managed in the above group.

Next weeks competition is the Fred Daly Qualifying event with the winner going to Finals Day on 7th September at Lisburn Golf Club.

The Rossmore team captained by Clive Currie are through to the next round after beating Killymoon in the return leg on Sunday. The only needed 1.5 pts but won there first two games easily, with Joel Kennedy and Noel Holmes winning by 6&5 and Brian Nixon and Leon Reynolds winning by 5&3. The other matches were called in with Loughgall being ahead in those as well.

The Junior Cowdy team are also through to the next round without playing the return leg against Ardglass after they realised they had fielded an ineligible player.

The Ulster Cup team are out of the competition after Armagh got the required 1.5 pts in there first two matches at Loughgall.

David Chadwick’s Senior Cowdy team look like having an uphill battle on there hands to progress after getting 15 pts to 17 pts against Silverwood at Loughgall on Sunday. David Gillespie got all 4 pts from his game, Roy McCrea got 3.5 pts as did Harry Clougher from there games. Keith Johnston got 2 pts, Neil Cromwell got 1 pt, Kyle Holmes and David Chadwick each getting 0.5 pts from there matches.

12/05/2007 – Ireland Overseas Property Stroke Results

Last weekends Ireland Overseas Property sponsored stroke play event attracted another good field. The winner was John Currie with a score of 66 nett. John pushed Rodney Clarke into the runners up spot due to a better back nine, as they both shot the same score. John playing off 15, had an incredible four “2″‘s on his card with them coming on the 3rd, 11th, 13th and 15th holes, which helped him win his first event of the season. He scored 36.5 nett on his front nine and 29.5 nett for his back nine. Rodney Clarke playing off 18, scored 33 nett on the front nine and 33 nett on his back nine. Third place went to Drew Magee with a score of 67 nett off his 14 handicap. Drew scored 34 nett on his opening nine and 33 nett for his closing nine. The 0 -12 section went to Walter Beattie with a score of 69 nett off his 12 handicap and the 13-28 section to Brian Adair off 20 with a score of 68 nett. The front nine prize went to Dessie Hughes with a score of 30.5 nett and the back nine prize went to Pat Keegan with a score of 29 nett.

Once again Neil Cromwell took the gross prize with a score of level par 72 off his 3 handicap. Neil went out in 1 over par 38 and came home in 1 under par 34.

Fourteen players scored a “2″ at the weekend, the highlight being John Currie’s 4 of them in his round. Matthew Wright managed two, with them coming at the 11th and 13th holes. Graham Buckley, Roy McCrea, Stephen Crowe and Dessie Hughes all got a “2″ at the 3rd hole.Rodney Clarke got his “2″ at the 5th hole. Neil Linton managed a “2″ at the par 4 10th hole. George Hewitt, David Gillespie, Richard Allen, Stephen Mills and Alan Parr all got there “2″ at the 11th hole. Brian Loney was the final player to get a “2″ at the 15th hole.

Jonathan Hewitt claimed another victory in the under 18′s Stroke event. The eleven year old managed a great score of 11 over par, going out in 45 strokes (8 over) and returning with 38 strokes (3 over). Resulting in a net 66.

Putting together a line of 7 pars from the 10th to the 16th made sure victory was secured, however a double boggy on the all troublesome 17th and a bogey on the 18th just kept the youngster from having a level par back nine.

In 2nd place was Stuart Millar with a net of 68.

Other excellent scores came from James Hewitt Jnr. James managed to have a gross of 83 the same as Jonathan but the 2 shot difference in the handicaps meant he was just relegated into 3rd place again great scores from these young lads.

Richard Allen was the only under 18 to record a two and he managed his on the Short 11th.

A number of club teams were also in action at the weekend. Clive Currie’s Rossmore team produced the best results of the weekend getting a 2.5 pt to 1.5 pt win at Killymoon. Leon Reynolds and Brian Nixon Jr. won by a 3 & 2 margin. John Tate and Matthew Wright won by 2 holes and Joel Kennedy and Noel Holmes halved their match.

Kevin Keegan’s Junior Cowdy team also had a great result drawing 2 each with Ardglass at Ardglass on Sunday. Willie Fenton and Ian Magill won by 4 & 2. Kevin McCoy and Jeffrey Armstrong won by 2 & 1. Loughgall are also 1 hole up so are in a strong position at home for the second leg.

John Allen’s Ulster Cup team face a tough battle to progress to the next round after losing by 6 to 1 in the first leg with Armagh on Saturday. Karl Judt and Clive Currie both got a halve in their games. The return leg is this Saturday at 1.30 p.m. at Loughgall.

The Ronan Rafferty team were also in action at Armagh on Friday evening but look like going out after only securing 3.5 pts from a possible 20 against a good Armagh team.

05/05/2007 – St. Andrews UK Public Courses Qualifier Results

There was another excellent entry for the St. Andrews UK Public Courses qualifier on Saturday at Loughgall. The dry conditions resulted in some very high scoring. Two players scored 46 pts, with Stephen Crowe winning the main event from Stephen Mills, due to his better back nine. Stephen playing off 14, scored 24 pts going out and 22 points coming home. Stephen Mills off 18, scored 25 pts for his outward nine and 21 pts for his back nine, to take the runners up spot and also qualify.

The gross qualifier is Neil Cromwell who covered the course in level par 72 off his 3 handicap. Neil went out in 2 under par 35 and came home in 2 over par 37 on his back nine.

The 0-12 section qualifier was Neil Linton with 44 pts. Neil scored 20 pts for his front nine and 24 pts for his back nine. The 13-18 section winner was Leon Reynolds who shot 22 pts on his outward nine and 23 pts for his inward nine for a 45 pt total. The 19-28 section qualifier was David Coote with a score of 42 pts off his 24 handicap. David scored 17 pts for his outward nine and 25 pts for his homeward nine.

All the qualifiers go into a play off against Silverwood at a date still to be arranged.

Twelve players scored a “2″ at the weekend with Kenneth Kerr and Neil Linton getting two apiece, they both got them at the same holes, the 11th and 13th. David McCrory, John Tate, Clive Douglas, David Gillespie and Colm Nixon all got there “2″ at the 11th hole. Dale Stafford and Jonathan Hewitt birdied the 13th hole. Keith Johnston got his “2″ at the 14th hole. Ken Todd and Brian Loney got there “2″ at the 15th hole.

Next weeks event is sponsored by Ireland Overseas Property and will be a Stroke Play competition.

The Ulster Cup team are in action again on Saturday afternoon at Armagh Golf Club in the first leg of there second round match. Tee off time is 4.00 p.m.

28/04/2007 – Club Stableford Results

There was another excellent entry at the weekend for Loughgall’s Club Stableford event and the terrific condition of the course meant there was some good scores returned. The winner was Ian Magill who shot 42 pts off his 21 handicap. Ian played very consistent golf scoring 21 pts on both of his nines to win his first ever event. Second place went to Stephen O’Connor who scored 41 pts off his 16 handicap. Stephen scored an impressive 22 pts on the longer front nine and 19 pts on the shorter back nine. Third spot went to Graham Moore with a score of 40 pts off his 22 handicap. Graham scored 20 pts on both of his nines.

The gross went to young David Gillespie with a score of 79. The 0-12 section was won by Neil Linton with a score of 38 pts and the 13-28 section went to Brian Adair with a score of 38 pts as well.

The front nine prize went to William Crozier with a score of 22 pts and the back nine section to Jonathan Lockhart with 24 pts.

Nine players scored a “2″ at the weekend with 2 players getting a brace of them. James Hewitt Jr. at the 13th and 15th holes and Noel Holmes at the 3rd and 11th holes. Edward Atkinson and Harry Clougher got their “2″‘s at the 3rd hole. George Hewitt, Rodney Clarke, Dessie Hughes and Ian Magill got their “2″ at the 11th hole. Barry Rayner was the other player to get a “2″ with his coming at the 13th hole.

In the under 18’s Greg Fyffe comes home with a great score of 44 points of his 28 handicap, going out with 23 points and returning home with 21 points. Due to this excellent round Greg now has a new handicap of 25.

In 2nd place was James Hewitt Jnr, again a great score just being beaten by Greg with 43 points. James scoring 2,s on the 13th and 15th certainly increased the points on the card.

Also due to this excellent scoring James is now playing of 16. Again James was the only under 18 to score two’s on this weeks event.

Next weeks event is the Qualifier for St. Andrews for Public Golf Courses and the qualifying players must be over aged 18 to qualify.

21/04/2007 – GolfintheSun.com Stableford Results

There was another excellent entry for the Golfinthesun.com sponsored stableford at the weekend. Two players returned a score of 43 pts, Kevin McCoy and Jonathan Lockhart. Kevin came out on top due to his superior back nine. Playing off a handicap of 19 Kevin shot 21 pts on his opening nine holes and returned home with an excellent 22 pts for his back nine holes. Jonathan playing off 17, scored 23 pts for the harder front nine and 20 pts for his back nine. Third place went to Stephen Graham who scored 41 pts off 14. Stephen scored 18 pts on his outward nine and 23 pts on his homeward nine.

The gross prize was won by 2 handicapper Neil Cromwell with a fine score of one over par 73. Neil went out in level par 37, returning home in 1 over par 36.

The front nine prize went to Stephen O’Connor with a score of 22 pts and the back nine prize to David McAdam with a fantastic 25 pts.

Twelve players scored a “2″ at the weekend with club Captain John Allen getting two of them at holes 5 and 13. Jim Hewitt got an excellent “2″ at the par 4 second hole. Stephen O’Connor and David McKee got there “2″ at the 3rd hole. Kevin McCoy got his “2″ at the 5th hole. Stephen Mills, Dessie Nixon, Ian Magill and James Crawford all birdied the short 11th hole. Walter Beattie and Clive Currie achieved a “2″ at the 13th hole. Keith Johnston got his “2″ at the 15th hole.

In the Saturday event Philip McCoy playing of his 28 handicap wins the under 18’s event with 29 points. In second place with 24 points was Alistar Dodds. No two’s in the section were recorded.

Would all under 18’s please note that the doubles and singles entry sheet is now on the notice board.

John Allen’s Ulster Cup team were in action in the return leg at home on Sunday against Greencastle Golf Club. They trailed by 4 matches to 3 matches from the first leg, however home advantage proved too much for Greencastle as Loughgall defeated them by a 6 to 1 scoreline at home. Loughgall won all first 5 matches to leave the last two games which were all square to be called in. The winners were Aaron Caddell by 3 & 2, Karl Judt by 2 & 1, Walter Beattie by 1 hole, Clive Currie by 7 & 6 and Stephen Mullan by 5 & 4. John Allen and Paul Lyness were all square.

Loughgall now meet the winners of Armagh and Ardglass.

Dennis Lavery’s Fred Daly team restored some pride at home winning against Castlerock by 4 games to 3, but unfortunately they are out as the first leg was lost 7 games to nil. They now move into the plate competition.

14/04/2007 – The Bank of Ireland Stableford Results

The Bank of Ireland sponsored stableford at the weekend was played in glorious sunshine and the weather attracted the biggest field in a domestic competition since Loughgall opened. Three players shot 41 pts at the weekend, with club Captain John Allen playing off a 12 handicap coming out on top due to a better back nine. John scored 19 pts going out and 22 pts coming home for his first ever victory. Second place went to Neil Linton, also a 12 handicapper, who scored 20 pts on his outward nine and 21 pts for his inward nine holes. Gareth Reid was 3rd off his 22 handicap, scoring 21 pts on his front nine and 20 pts on his back nine.

The Gross prize went to Neil Cromwell with a score of 74 off his 2 handicap. Neil went out in level par 37, returning home in 2 over par 37 for his back nine.

The front nine prize was won by William Young who scored 22 pts and the back nine prize went to Roy McCrea who scored 22 pts as well.

Nine players scored a “2″ with Andrew McCrea getting two of them at the 11th and 13th holes. Ben Jennet Gerard Byrne and Dessie Hughes scored there “2″‘s at the 3rd hole. Neil Linton, Alan Magill and John Morrison all birdied the 11th hole. David Gillespie got his “2″ at the 13th hole and Noel Holmes got his at the 15th hole.

In the Under 18′s Daniel Huey gets his first win this year with 40 points, just beating his friend Jonathan Hewitt with a better back nine who also scored 40 points.

Daniel went out with 14 points and returned with an excellent 26 points to take the 1st place. Jonathan playing steady went out with 19points and returned home with 21 points.

Other good scores on the day were Richard Allen with 38 points while James Hewitt Jnr playing to his 17 handicap ended the day with 36 points.

No two’s where recorded in the under 18 section.

Next weeks event is sponsored by Golfinthesun.com and will be a stableford competition.

The Ulster Cup Team captained by John Allen were away to Greencastle on Sunday and lost by 4 matches to 3 matches in the away leg. A delighted Team Captain John Allen certainly fancies Loughgall’s chances in the return leg next Sunday. Winners for Loughgall were Karl Judt who beat his opponent by 5&4 and Walter Beattie who won by a 2&1 margin. John Allen and Noel Holmes both halved there matches. Tee off is 2.00 p.m. next Sunday.

The Fred Daly team were also in action midweek against Castlerock but lost all their ties away from home, their return leg is next Saturday at 1.00 p.m


07/04/2007 – The Famous Grouse Stroke Results

The second competition of the new season was played on Saturday, a stroke play event sponsored by the Famous Grouse. Once again the weather conditions were absolutely idyllic, so good in fact that the ball was played as it lay for the first time this year. The winner was 12 handicapper Paul Lyness with an excellent score of 66 nett. Paul went out in 41 shots ( 4 over par ) and came home in 37 strokes ( 2 over par ) for a gross 78 to clinch first place. Second spot went to young Kyle Holmes who returned a score of 67 nett off his 8 handicap. Kyle went round in 75 strokes, only 3 over par, remarkably covering his front nine in 36 shots ( 1 under par) and disappointingly for Kyle, 39 shots on the much easier back nine ( 4 over par). Third place went to 20 handicapper Raymond Henry who returned a score of 68 nett. Malachy McHugh off 17, also scored 68 nett but lost out on third spot due to Raymond’s better back nine.

Other good scores came from Karl Judt, James Cunningham, Patrick McElmeel, Philip Leckey, Ken Todd and Adam Cherry who all returned scores of 69 nett.

The gross prize went to Neil Cromwell who shot a 75 off his 2 handicap for the second week in a row.

Neil went out in 38 ( 1 over par ) and returned home in 37 shots ( 2 over par ).

The front nine prize went to Malachy McHugh with a score of 32.5 nett, and the back nine prize went to William Fenton with a score of 30.5 nett.

There were only eight “2″‘s out of a field of near 90. Three of them came at the 3rd hole from Philip Leckey, Ken Todd and Neil Cromwell. Charlie Johnston and Alan Parr both got a “2″ at the 11th hole. James Cunningham got his “2″ at the 13th hole. Kenny Kerr got his “2″ at the short par 4 14th hole and Stephen Wilson got his “2″ at the 15th hole.

In the under 18’s section Jonathan Hewitt comes home with an excellent victory with a gross score of 88, Playing of 18 the eleven year old ended the day with a net score of 70.

Going out in 8 over and returning home 8 over par on the back nine.

Closely behind in 2nd place was Daniel Huey with a net score of 71. No two’s in the under 18’s were recorded.

All members are reminded to put their names down for the club single matchplay and club doubles matchplay events as Saturday 15th April is the closing date for entry. The entrance fee is £15 for both events or £10 for one event.

The Inter-club competitions get under way next Sunday with Club Captain John Allen’s Ulster Cup Team travelling to Greencastle in Donegal.

Next weeks competition is sponsored by Bank of Ireland and will be a stableford event.


31/03/2007 – Gaffney Estate Agents Stableford Results

1st – James Cunningham – 42pts

2nd – James Hewitt – 41pts

3rd – John Tate – 41pts

Gross Prize – Adam Cherry – 75

0-12 Section – Alan Parr – 40pts

13-28 Section – Ian Magill – 40pts

Front 9 – Kevin McCoy – 21 pts

Back 9 – William Fenton – 26pts

Under 18′s

1st – Jonathan Hewitt – 44pts

2nd – Daniel Huey – 37pts

3rd – Richard Allen – 36pts

Loughgall’s golfing season tee’d off on Saturday with the Gaffney estate Agents sponsored stableford competition. The weather conditions were superb, as was the course and these factors attracted an excellent field for the first event of the year. The winner was 28 handicapper James Cunningham who scored 42 pts. James played very consistent golf scoring 21 pts on each of his nines to take the opening honours of the season. Two players scored 41 pts, James Hewitt and John Tate, however James took the runner up spot courtesy of a better back nine. James playing off 15, scored 18 pts on his front nine, coming home with a superb 23 pts for his back nine. John Tate, also playing off a 15 handicap shot the same score as James, but scored 20 pts on his outward nine holes and 21 pts on his back nine.

The gross prize winner was also a closely run affair with two players shooting a score of 75 ( 3 over par ), Adam Cherry and Neil Cromwell, with Adam just edging it due to his better back nine. Adam went out in 41 shots ( 4 over par ) but returned home in 34 strokes ( 1 under par ) for his back nine. Neil went out in 2 over par 39 and came home in 1 over par 36.

The 0 – 12 section went to Alan Parr who shot 40 pts off his 11 handicap. Alan scored 20 pts on each of his nines.

The 13 – 28 section went to Ian Magill who also scored 40 pts off his 24 handicap, again scoring 20 pts on both nines.

The front nine prize went to Kevin McCoy with 21 pts and the back nine prize to William Fenton with an excellent 26 pts.

Six players scored a “2″ at the weekend with 4 of them coming at the short 11th hole from Keith Johnston, Neil Cromwell, Adam Cherry and Harry Clougher. Cecil Brownlee achieved his “2″ at the 5th hole and Barry Rayner was the other player to get a “2″ with his coming at the 15th hole.

In the first Under 18′s Competition at Loughgall Jonathan Hewitt won with a score of 44 points off his 21 handicap.

In 2nd place was Daniel Huey with 37 points. While in 3rd place with 36 points was Richard Allen.

As a result of his excellent round Jonathan now has a handicap of 18. James Hewitt Junior managed a two on the tricky 11th hole.