THE man who knows every blade of grass on the Edenmore course is Sam Quigley and as one of the members of the green keeping staff he used his knowledge to shoot a brilliant score of 40pts to win the overall prize last Saturday.
Sam got off to good start paring two of the first four holes and making some early progress in our regular fourball match. He plays off a handicap of 15 and managed to par four holes on the front nine keeping the rest to bogeys. He started the back with another par.
Sam is very competitive and went on to par the difficult twelfth and then the fourteenth to keep the points rolling in and of course our wee fourball match alive. The highlight of Sam’s round and the final straw in the match was his birdie two on the seventeenth.
David Finlayson, who has been keeping a fairly low profile of late rose once again to the fore by winning the gross prize with a two over par 73. Dave opened his round with a nice birdie on the first and slipped in his second birdie on the sixth managing to come off the ninth on level par. His final birdie was on the tricky twelfth where he slipped in a nice three. The Section winners on the day were as follows: Section one (0-13) handicaps winner was Richard Munster with 38 pts. Runner up was Niall Moore with 37 pts beating Mark Reilly, also on 37 pts on a better back 9. In Section two (14-18) handicaps the winner was Ian Lyttle beating Glen Robb on the better back nine score when both players returned 38 pts. Third place went to Robert Cummings on 37 pts. Section three (19-22) handicaps was also very closely fought where Paul Cassin came out as the victor on 38 pts from John Hart 37 pts winning from David Irwin also on 37pts. Section four (23-28) handicaps the winners spot was captured by Lyle Hamilton on 38pts on a better back nine from Andy Bennett also on 38 pts. Gareth McTurk took 3rd spot on 36 pts. The Wednesday golfers took to the first tee. Walter Ferris, who has not been in the prize winners enclosure for quite some time rose to the top of the rostrum with a superb winning score of 38pts. Walter beat off a first class field who was headed by Connor Gribbon also on 38pts with Richard Greer occupying 3rd spot with 37pts. The best gross of the day was won by the big hitting 8 handicapper Colin Whan. Colin shot a magnificent 76 shots. The conditions were quite tricky for the Monday Seniors competition. Blustery winds and some heavy rain was the order of the day. It was a day of strange scoring which was realized in the final outcome. Clyde Anderson was the winner on the day with 39 pts.
In the Ladies section the Lady Captain held her Charity competitions through the week. The Tuesday winners were Heather Patterson with 37 pts coming first followed by Hillary Scott on 29 pts and Margaret Robinson also on 29 pts just beaten on her back nine score. In the Saturday competition Vivien Wigton scored 37 pts to win Stephanie Watson took second spot and Caroline Watson took third spot with 32 pts.