The regular start to this report each week is usually a word about the weather, the fact that it is now July and most people would expect sunshine to be a word in the conversation….wrong! The absence of sunshine and the increase in showers has arrived just at the wrong time, but golfers being golfers we just have to get on with it or move to Florida, Spain, or the like…we hope for an improvement soon.
The Weekly Challenge sponsored by Murder Mystery NI was won by Davy McRoberts with 40 points narrowly beating Willie Gracey on a countback who took 2nd place. Third place was Stephen Magill on 37 points. There were 3 two’s and Pat Keegan had two of them…well done!
The Wednesday Sweep which is a nine hole competition was won by Stephen Mullen with 15 points, James O’Hagen scrapped a 2nd place with 11 points just pushing Dermot McAliskey into 3rd place also on 11 points! There were two 2s recorded.
The Sunday Sweep was won by Ian Magill with 40 points, but there were two other scores of 40 points taking 2nd and 3rd place… Paul McKernan and Evan almighty Simpson respectively. Great scoring fellas, a day earlier and you were all in the prizes for captain’s day!
Stephen Wilson’s captain’s day was a great day, now we’re not talking about the weather, although it could have been a lot worse it was fluctuating between wind, showers and some drier weather. Stephen had everything well organised and left nothing to chance, the cabin by the 12th tee box was well stocked and Ronnie Allen manned the BBQ with excellent results…delicious! It was a great turnout and the course was looking absolutely superb!
Captains Day results; The top man on the day was Eugene Scullion with an excellent 41 points in testing conditions just pushing Robert Treanor into 2nd place…. unlucky Robert, but congrats to Eugene who is one of the steadiest golfers in the club and a very deserving winner! Noel Hegarty turned in a great score of 40 points to get 3rd place and it’s no surprise to see Jonathan Hewitt take the best gross with a round of 76 strokes.
Section winners were Jonathan Lockhart 0-12, Seamus Golding 13-18, Ryan Kennedy 19+, Norman Stewart-best senior score, Cecil Brownlee-best past captain’s score, Stuart Eagle-longest drive, John Allen-closest the pin and Colin Jeffers was closest to the captain’s drive, front nine was Alan Magill-22 points and the back nine was Ciaran Preshur’s 21 points…well done fellas!
The winning score of the Ladies was Lillian McMullan’s round of 33 points! The longest drive was that of Siobhan Donnelly and the closest to the pin was Margaret Collins…well done ladies!
The visitors section was probably the most dramatic of all the sections, Peter Cherry had 33 points to win the section and Vivian Teague saved face by winning the longest drive… he would have got some stick if he hadn’t come away with a prize. However the closest to the pin on the 5th was the best of the day… a hole-in-one by Bob Brown! Always a very special occasion when someone gets a hole-in-one, but to do it on captain’s day as a visitor and your’e best friend is the captain… it doesn’t get much better than that. Well done Bob, I’m sure your shot at the 5th on captain’s day will be talked about for many a year by the pair of you….happy memories!
The evening went as usual with Kevin McCoy taking on the master of ceremonies roll with the results of the day’s golf and some excellent prizes including an electric golf trolley for our worthy winner Eugene Scullion. After this there were speeches by our Captain, President and Lady Captain which were very entertaining and kept relatively short. Then Sharon and her staff at the Famous Grouse were at their usual efficient best serving the great food we have come to expect… a great meal, good friends and plenty of banter. The food was cleared away, the band came on and within no time the floor filled up with wannabe Travolta’s (bearing in mind he is now in his late fifties), the music seemed to go down very well for the occasion and a great night was had. The Captain was just one of many throwing a few shapes on the dance floor, going by all the people I spoke with it was probably one of the best Captains Evenings we have had. Congratulations Stephen Wilson in leading the club to another successful captains day and a pleasure to play in it!
The winner of the juvenile section was won by the most inform young player at the moment….Ben Currie, a great win Ben well done!
Dear members of LGC, the club committee/council are looking into acquiring golfing items/accessories with our club logo/emblem for members to purchase. It would be very helpful to know who and how many would actually buy these goods. I will be putting up a sheet on the club notice board, please put your name on it and any useful comments which may be helpful. These items will be medium to high end quality products…thank you.
Good luck and enjoy your golf!