William the first in Raceview sweep event

Ballymena Golf Club.
Ballymena Golf Club.

The Saturday sweep competition winners at Ballymena Golf Club were dominated by golfers whose first name begins with the letter ‘R’ with this applying to four of the six prizewinners.

The winner of the thirteen-hole sweep was William Greer who, playing off a handicap allowance of nine shots, returned a total of thirty-one points.

William got off to a superb start to his round when he parred eight of the opening nine holes.

His lone dropped shot on the front nine came at the par four eighth as he notched up a total of twenty-three points.

His last four howles, however, were something of an anti-climax because although he parred the tenth, he then finished his round with three bogeys.

However, his total was still enough to win by one point overall from Robin Ramsey.

The twelve handicapper had an indifferent opening to his round, having dropped four shots over the opening three holes, but he went on to have twenty oints on his card by the end of the front nine, which included a birdie on the seventh.

His final four holes yielded two pars plus two bogeys which added a further ten points to his total.

Category one was won by six-handicapper Gerard Rafferty who played the course in three over par gross for a total of 29 points.

Gerard scored eight pars, dropped shots on the third, fifth, elevnth and twelfth, but he birdied the par three fourth.

Category two was won by Chris Ramsey who scored thirty points from his allowance of nine shots.

CHris scored five pars plus four bogeys on the first nine holes for twenty points and then priceeded to add a furtther ten points after parring three of the final four holes.

Gary Rodgers (10) won category three with a total of twenty-nine points, of which twenty-two came from the opening nine holes where he had four pars, four bogeys plus a birdie on the ninth which provided four points on its own.

The final four holes were a par at the tenth but he then dropped a shot apiece on the eleventh and thirteenth, with a double concession in between at the twelfth, meaning he could only add seven points to his total.

Category four resulted in Gavin Mark recording the top score of thirty points.

Nineteen-handicapper Gavin had a negative start to his round with a ‘ding’ on the opening hole but he retrieved the situation somewhat as he finsihed the first nine holes with twenty-one points on his card.

The final four holes provided another nine points which made for those thrity points for the round in total.

With the weather having improved in recent weeks, members at Raceview are now looking forward to the summer season.