Ernie blows them away on a windy day at Silverwood

The new club officials for the 2015 season st Silverwood Golf Club are from left Shane O'Neill  new vice-captain, Peter Graham new Captain, out-going Captain Frank Gallagher and club President Kieran Murray.
The new club officials for the 2015 season st Silverwood Golf Club are from left Shane O'Neill new vice-captain, Peter Graham new Captain, out-going Captain Frank Gallagher and club President Kieran Murray.

It was a windy day at Silverwood on Saturday making the playing conditions tough but not for Ernest McBride who returned 43 points playing off 21.

Ernie had 25 points on his front nine with six pars at the 1st, 4th, 5th, 7th, 8th and 9th holes and three bogeys. His back seven did not start too well with a double bogey but he steadied the ship with another four pars and two single bogeys to win by two clear shots.

In second place was Eamon Doherty with 41 points,.

He had 23 points on his front nine with one birdie, two bogeys and six pars’

His back seven holes also contained one birdie, two bogeys and four pars for 18 points and his total of 41.

Third place went to Kieran McAlinden with 39 points thanks to 22 points on his front nine which included four bogeys followed by four straight pars and one double bogey. He had 17 points on his back seven holes with five pars, two bogeys and a double bogey.

The gross prize was won by Michael Devlin with a one over gross score for 31 gross points,.

Michael had a front nine of one over par, with one birdie at the 1st, two bogeys at the 3rd and 9th holes with the remaining holes played in par.

He played the back seven holes in level par with two birdies, two bogeys and three pars.

Fourth place went to Billy Sterrett with 39 points. He had 23 points on his front nine holes, with one birdie, two pars, one double bogey and five single bogeys. The back seven holes contained two pars, one double bogey and four single bogeys.

Fifth prize went to Alan Johnston with 39 points after 21 points on his front nine with four pars, one double bogey and four bogeys. His back seven holes included one birdie, two pars and four single bogeys.

The senior prize was won by outgoing Captain Frank Gallagher with 37 points. Frank had 21 points on his front nine holes and 16 points on the return.

It was a fitting way for Frank to end his term as Captain and the council thank him for the tremendous amount of work he has done during his time in office and wish new Captain Peter Graham all the best.