Winners ‘meat’ the standard at Raceview

Ballymena Golf Club.
Ballymena Golf Club.

Golfers at Ballymena Golf Club finally got to swing a club in anger on the Saturday before Christmas after a number of previous weekend washouts.

The competition resulted in a host of players receiving vouchers for meat, which were very kindly sponsored by Allen Meats, Ballykeel.

The top score in the 13-hole competition was returned by Donald Smyth who, playing off an adjusted handicap of 11, posted a score of 32 stableford points from his round of five over par gross.

A group of players on 31 points, of which there were five, were eventually separated by the best score over the last four holes.

From that, it transpired that second place went to Gary Rodgers (10) with a total of 11 points over those last four holes.

Third best return came from Gerald McCann (12) who scored 10 points on the final four holes, one point better than the next prizewinner, 12-handicapper Derek Smyth.

Also on nine points was Ryan Hamill (12) but he only scored two points on the last hole, against three from Smyth.

The last of the 31 point returns came from Chris Ramsey (9) who scored seven points from the last four holes.

The best of the 30 point returns came from David Smith (4) who had 11 points from the final four holes, which he played in one under gross.

Next was Eddie Gilmore (9), who scored 10 points on the final four holes.

Roy Law had a double reason for celebration because as well as making it onto the prize list, he also had a hole-in-one at the second hole.

There was a trio of members who scored 29 points, led by David Chambers (12) with 11 points over the last four holes, against 10 points from Raymond Scullion (10) and nine points from Eugene O’Dornan.

The best 28 point tally came from Gordon Caldwell (13), who scored eight points from the final four holes after scoring 20 from his first nine, which he covered in seven over gross.