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Gary Ferguson who won the Easter Cup at the weekend with 40 pts .
Gary claims Easter Cup in fine style
Gary Ferguson scooped the top honours at Silverwood Golf Club with a strong 40 points playing off a 14 handicap. Gary had a solid front nine with four pars (holes 1, 6, 8 & 9), four bogeys and a valuable birdie at the 4th hole. He continued the good form on his back nine with four bogeys, four pars (holes 11, 13, 14 & 18) and a non score at the 17th hole. Great round for Gary which sees him now playing off a 12 handicap.
In second place with a very impressive 39 points playing off a 6 handicap, was popular member John Marley. Johns gross 75 (+3) was spilt with a +2 front 9 and +1 back 9. His front nine was steady with seven pars and two bogeys (holes 2 & 4). For his inward nine he recorded two pars (holes 12 & 17), three birdies (11th, 13th, 14th) holes. He scored bogey on the remainder.
In third place was Tony Beeton with 38 points which included four birdies at holes 1, 7, 12 & 14. Fourth spot was won by 18 handicapper Paul Breen with 38 points. Francis Kelly claimed 5th place also with 38 points.
The weekly gross prize was won by 1 handicapper Ethan Headley with a level par round, 72. Highlights included birdies at the 7th, 9th and 12th holes. Bogeys were scored at the 10th, 15th & 16th holes. Par were his tally for the remainder.
Low section winner (0-12): Declan McGeown (37points) Mid Section Winner (13-18): John Clarke (36 points) High Section winner (19-28): Patrick McCaughley (35 points).
Patrick Curran who won this week’s competition the U.K.P.C.C QUALIFIER with 40pts.
Patrick leads the way at UKPCC Qualifier
With some favourable mid-week weather Silverwood Golf Club held its first qualifying event of the 2017 season. Saturdays sunshine was well embraced by members and the player returning victorious was nineteen handicapper Patrick Curran with a score of 40 stableford points. Michael returned 17 points for his opening nine holes and a remarkable 23 points for his inward nine. Key highlights on his outward nine included par scores at holes 3, 8 & 9. His back nine was very tidy with 6 no. bogeys, two pars (holes 14 & 18) and a birdie three at the 13th. Great return for Pat with his first competition win.
In second place was fifteen handicapper Damian Mc Dowell with a return of 39 points. Damian played very steady indeed with 18 points on his opening nine with key highlights including a par at the second hole and a valuable birdie at the third hole, kick starting his round. His inward nine of 21 points included a very strong finish with par scores recorded at the 12th, 13th, 14th and 18th holes. Another birdie at the difficult Par 4 15th hole was key to keeping the momentum of Damian’s round going.
In third place and again featuring in the prizes for the third week running was Junior member Conor McCabrey (11) with 39 points. Conor’s front nine included one double bogey (5th hole), 4 bogeys, 2 pars (holes 2 & 3) & 2 great birdies (holes 4 and 9) giving him 19 points. His inward nine was very steady with 5 pars and 4 bogeys for a gross 80 (+8). Conor is rewarded with a new handicap 10, which is a positive move towards his goal of a single figure handicap.
In fourth place, also with 39 points was Gary Duffy (9). Gary’s round was very steady with 8 bogeys, 8 pars and two birdies (holes 9 & 18). Gary now sees himself playing off a new 8 handicap for his consistent scoring.
Holding on to fifth place was popular member Gerard Totten (19) also with 39 points. Gerard had a great front nine of +6 gross thanks to pars at Holes 1,4,8 & 9 and a birdie two at the second hole. He scored 17 points for his inward nine.
The weekly gross prize was won by 1 handicapper Fintan McAreavey with 33 gross points (76). Thirteen pars, 3 bogeys (holes 4, 5, 6), a double bogey (hole 16) and a birdie on the 18th made up his tally.
Low section winner was won by Finbar Headley with 37 points. Paul Johnston won the mid-section with 38 points and Eamon Nelson won the high section with 36 points.
Players featuring in the prizes that entered the St. Andrews qualifier now have the opportunity in coming weeks to qualify and play the exclusive St. Andrews course in Scotland in September 2017.
Michael Millar who won this week’s competition with 40 point’s
Michael victorious at Silverwood Golf Club
Due to continue recent adverse weather, preferred lies were still present during Saturday’s competition and the victor of the day was 13 handicapper Michael Miller, with a valiant effort of 40 points. Michael’s outward nine included impressive par scores on holes 1, 4, 5, & 8. He recorded a birdie two on the Par 3 second hole and bogeys were attained on the remainder giving him 21 points as he reached the turn. He started his inward nine with a double bogey, bogey on holes 10 & 11 but steadied things significantly only dropping two shots in the remaining seven holes. (holes 15 & 17). A great victory for Michael who held off his nearest challenger Damian Mc Cready into second place, also with 40 points.
Playing off a 16 handicap, Damian had an impressive outward nine, with 7 no. pars recorded and bogey’s at holes 5 and 6, giving him 24 points for this opening nine. He recorded 16 points on his back nine with highlights being a birdie at the 13th hole and par scores at the 10th and 18th holes.
Claiming third place with 38 points was popular member Enda Brady. Enda (16) has 20 points for his outward nine with four pars, four bogeys and a double bogey. He returned 18 points for his inward nine with key pars recorded at the 12th, 13th, 17th and 18th holes.
In fourth spot was Liam Boe Mackle (9) with 37 points. Liam recorded a gross 80, with +4 gross on both nines. Eight pars and a birdie on the 7th hole were Liam’s highlights.
In fifth place, also with 37 points was 21 handicapper Paul Marner. Paul recorded 19 points and 18 points for his outward and inward nines.
Low section winner (0-12) was won by Conor Mc Cabrey (11) for the second week running with 37 points, gross 82. Conor is reaping rewards following his dedicated practice of late. Justin Dummigan (14) won the mid-section with 37 points and Martin McCann winning the high section with 34 points.
The weekly gross section was won by Matthew Madden (4) with 32 gross points (+4). Highlights included four no. birdies (holes 1, 4, 7 and 13). A positive start to the season for Matthew following his competition win 2 weeks ago.
Mark Gomba who won this weeks competition wit 41 points.
Mark claims title in fine display
With glorious spring sunshine present during Saturdays club competition, the scoring was impressive and new member Mark Gomba claimed top spot. With preferred lies still in operation, this was a non-qualifying event and Mark rose to the top with 41 points playing off a 22 handicap. Mark’s outward nine included impressive Par scores on holes 1, 4, 8 & 9 with a double bogey six on the 5th hole. Bogey scores were recorded for the remainder giving him 23 points for the front nine. His back nine included 7 bogeys and 2 double bogeys for 17 points. A great display from Mark early in the season.
In second place with 40 points playing off a 9 handicap was Tony Beeton. Tony was +5 gross on his front nine with par scores returned on the 1st, 3rd, 4th, 7th and 8th holes. Three bogeys and a double bogey on the Par 3 second hole completed his outward nine. His inward nine was very tidy indeed with two birdies (11th, 13th) and two bogey’s (10th, 16th) and remainder pars, for a level par back nine of 23 points.
Claiming third place and indeed another return to the prizes was Club Captain Michael Mc Donald. Michael returned 40 points off his 15 handicap. Michael returned 20 points for both of his nines with his round highlights including six pars at holes 1,2,4,7,8,13 & two impressive birdies on the 14th and 18th holes.
In fourth spot was Gary Duffy (9) with 39 points. Gary didn’t have the best of starts with a double-bogey at the first hole but recovered well with a +4 gross outward nine and +2 gross inward nine helped by 5 pars and a birdie on the 18th hole.
In fifth place was six handicapper Paul Gilmore with a return of 39 points, gross 75 (+3). Paul’s card comprised of 4 birdies (holes 4, 9, 12 & 14), 7 pars & 7 bogeys.
Low section winner (0-12) was won by Conor Mc Cabrey (11) with 38 points, including a very strong finish with level par gross from holes 12 to 18. Sam Frazer (17) won the mid-section with 38 points and Cormac Magee winning the high section with 34 points.
The weekly gross section was won by Fintan Mc Areavey with a +1 score of 73. Birdie highlights at the 8th and 13th holes with bogeys scored at holes 4, 5 and 10. Pars were attained at the remainder.
Matthew Madden who won the first competition of 2017 with an excellent two under gross for 42 points.
Matthew Wins The 1st Competition of 2107
It was the 1st competition of 2017 season at Silverwood Golf Club and the winner with an excellent 42 points and a two under par gross score was Matthew Madden, Matthew started slowly with a front nine of three over par with one birdie at the 7th hole, one bogey at the 2nd hole, one triple bogey at the 5th hole, and six pars, but his back nine was brilliant going round in five under par with birdies at the 11th 12th 13th 16th and 18th holes, and four pars, to win on a count back.
In 2nd place was Paul Marner again with 42 points, he had a front nine of nine over par with two pars at the 2nd and 3rd holes, two double bogeys at the 1st and 9th holes, and five single bogeys, his back nine included one birdie at the 14th hole, three pars at the 12th 15th and 18th holes, along with five single bogeys and one double bogey at the 10th hole.
In 3rd place was Sean Ashe with 40 points, he had a front nine of four over par with one birdie at the 1st hole, three pars at the 7th 8th and 9th holes and five bogeys, his back nine of level par contained one birdie at the 11th hole, one bogey at the 13th hole and seven pars,
The gross prize was won by Patrick Jordan with a one under par 71, he was one over on his front nine with two birdies at the 4th and 9th holes, three bogeys at the 2nd 5th and 6th holes, and four pars, his back nine had three birdies at the 13th 17th and 18th holes, only one bogey at the 12th hole, and a further five pars.
In 4th place was Gordon Reilly with 40 points he had a level par front nine with two birdies at the 2nd and 18th holes, two bogeys at the 5th and 6th holes, and five pars. He had a back nine of four over par with five pars at the 12th 14th 16th 17th and 18th holes.
5th place went to Michael Devlin with 39 points he had two birdies at the 4th and 12th holes, 11 pars and five bogeys.
The senior prize was won by Eugene Mc Keever with 37 points.
Section Winners :
0-12 Shane Skelton 38 pts
13-18 Justin Dummigan 39 pts
19-28 Mark Gomba 37 pts