McNicholl is Moyola stableford winner

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CONGRATULATIONS to Trevor McNicholl who has won a weekend Sweep Stableford competition held at Moyola Park Golf Club, Castledawson.

The 18 handicapper returned 41 points to take top spot, with Sean McVey (23) second on 40 points, by a better back nine from Anthony Donaghy (10). In fourth place was Liam Morgan (12) 39 points, while there were 11 optional twos winners, each getting 5 golf balls.

A similar event played the next day brought the following outcome – 1st, John A. Mulholland (18) 46 points; 2nd, Patrick McLarnon (20) 43 points; 3rd, Tony McFlynn (11) 42 points (on better back nine). Here, three get 14 golf balls apiece for their twos entry.

A presentation night was held in the clubhouse last Saturday for winners in the annual Winter League. The final outcome here was Team 1 – 1,564 points; Team 9 – 1,550 points; Team 12 – 1,512 points; Team 11 – 1,509 points; Team 10 – 1,495 points; Team 16 – 1,487 points; Team 3 - 1,463 points; Team 6 – 1,440 points; Team 8 – 1,431 points; Team 2 – 1,425 points; Team 7 – 1,422 points; Team 13 – 1,411 points; Team 5 – 1,410 points; Team 14 – 1,436 points; Team 4 – 1,397 points; and, Team 15 – 1,354 points.

Winners in the Individual category were 1st – Fergal Lee, 267 points; 2nd – Noel Totten, 266 points; 3rd – Cathal Scullion, 264 points; 4th – Noel McMullan, 263 points (on count back); 5th – Jackie Averill, 263 points; 6th – Brian Shaw, 262 points (on count back); 7th – Danny McGlone, 262 points; 8th – Cecil Brown, 261 points; 9th – Michael Browne, 260 points; 10th – Gerard Hurl, 259 points.

The Individual Team winners are: Team 1, Seamus Graffin; 2, Hugh McGoldrick; 3, Niall Evans; 4, Tony McFlynn; 5, John Quinn; 6, Stephen McKenna; 7, Liam Strathern; 8, Gerard Mulligan; 9, Damian McCusker; 10, Bernard O’Kane; 11, Mark L. Kelly; 12, Brendan Lagan; 13, Aidan Shaw; 14, Brian Wright; 15, Patsy Bradley; 16, Malachy Kyne.

The Ladies Spring League will run up to and including Tuesday, March 26. A maximum of eight cards of which six will count,and you can play on any day within the six week period. Names are now being taken for the Coast & Country Alliance dinner which will be at Roe Park Golf Club on Thursday, March 21. Sign the appropriate sheet. Also, names for the Lady Captains Galavant at Nuremore Hotel on Saturday, 13th April. Here too, sign the sheet provided.

The Ladies Watterson Cup matchplay qualifier is soon to start. Used will be high/low draw in order to match up playing partners. The draw will take place on Wednesday March 20, competition to run from 1st April. Saturday and Sunday bring Sweep Stablefords, while Monday continues the Seniors (over 50s) Open Stablefords. A Spring Eclectic Competition will start on February 23 and run until Thursday, April 4. You may play a maximum of six cards only during this period.

Cards can be played on any day, best score at each hole counts and cards costing £1 each can be purchased in the pro shop and can be played in conjunction with the Sweep. Prizes will be presented at the Captains “Drive In”. The latter is scheduled for Saturday April 6. There will be teams of four made up of one lady and three gents. You should arrive by 9.30am for a 10am shotgun start. Entry fee here is £9 which includes food. You must pay at the bar and sign the sheet posted.

On Friday, March 15, the Captains “Hooley” takes place. This is a fun night of entertainment by the members for the members. Do not be shy - come along and perform a party piece. Contact Michael Kelly or Gerry Slowey. All proceeds here go in aid of Laurel House Antrim Cancer Unit. And, the all important 36th annual general meeting will take place in the clubhouse on Monday, March 25, starting 7.30pm.

Club Lotto draw numbers for Sunday, February 24 – 2, 4, 20 and 22. The £25 winners were Conor Campbell and Noel Totten. Lotto draw numbers for Sunday, March 3 – 1, 2, 15 and 18. The £25 winners were Mairead Lynch and Sean McKenna (Draperstown). The jackpot was not won and now stands at £1,550. Next draw, Sunday, March 10.