David takes the honours
THE club hosted the annual category 2, 3 and 4 strokeplay competitions on Sunday, July 18.
Category two catered for golfers in the 6-12 range inclusive. At the end of the day six handicapper David Magee emerged as winner with a gross 74.
David was out in 39 shots and home in level par 35. On the day an eagle three at the fifteenth and a birdie at the sixth were his linchpin scores.
Another six handicapper Martin Drain was second with a gross 75.
Category three covered the handicap range from thirteen to twenty. When the totting up was done, two thirteen handicappers topped the board.
Stephen McCann took the top prize with his gross 80. Stephen was round the front nine with five pars and four bogeys on his card. He was less conspicuous on the back nine but a birdie at the eleventh and pars at the tenth, fourteenth and eighteen sufficed to see him home. Kieran Kearney was runner-up with his effort of gross 83.
Category four was for handicaps between 21 to 28. It had much fewer entries and it was won by Roy Bratchie with a gross 92. This twenty-two handicapper had no major blips during his round and was a deserving winner. A birdie at the eleventh and pars at holes five and ten were his most celebrated returns.
The committee awarded a couple of net prizes and they went to Conor McPeake and David Lennon respectively.
Young Conor, playing off an eighteen handicap, triumphed with a net 65 on the day. Pars at holes one, four, five, seven, nine, thirteen and fourteen were his most appetising scores. Playing off a twelve handicap David took the second net honours with a 66.