WEEKLY UPDATE – 9 December 2017

Good afternoon, unfortunately the Course will remain closed all weekend.  A review of the course will be made first thing on Monday morning.


Sat 2 December

Section 1       A Smyth         24 pts

Section 2       S McDonagh 20 pts

Section 3       J Gillvray        19 pts


Bitterly cold with wintery showers and sleet yesterday but 21 brave souls teed off and believe it or not 21 made it back to the clubhouse for hot drinks and some not too hot.

Only one 2 recorded by Gordon Williamson on the 4th. Gordon was also winner on the day with 19 points beating Gerry Murray on the last 6, but as Gordon has already won a weekly prize Gerry now wins the prize, which will be a secret until the prize giving. In 3rd place was Robert Coey with 18 points who beat Jimmy Alford on the last 8 who beat Ken Shields on the last 3 who in turn beat Denis Logan on the last 6. All in all a very close competition and good scoring considering the conditions.

Overall, and this excludes any drop off scores, in joint 1st place are steady Ken Shields and Roy Jackson with 168 points, followed in 3rd place by David “the sec” Marshall on 164, 4th Raymond Shannon with 158 and 5th Ronnie Walker and George Stothers on 154. Don’t forget lads at present only 9 scores to count towards the Johnston Trophy so do your own maths.

If you’re going to the dinner on the 21st money must be paid next Thursday to Maurice Martin.


On Tuesday 5th December 30 Ladies played in the Annual Snowman Competition. The range of colour and style was a sight to see. The Winners were Lynda Whitley and Norma Gillvray, runners up were Mary Gregg and Christine Davidson and third were Lana McCart and Sandra Martell. The Snowman theme continued in the prizes and decoration but the snow was two days late in arriving and golf was played in very pleasant conditions. Lunch was enjoyed by 46 Ladies as other joined us and added to the noise and fun.

The Christmas Fair was another splendid occasion on Wednesday evening. The Club was buzzing with an interesting variety of stalls and shoppers. The dining room was a place to rest, chat and enjoy mulled wine and mince pies. Liz Jackson was the main organiser of this fundraising event and pleased it all went so well.

Looking forward to Monday at 8.00pm The Salvation Army will provide the music as we all sing carols and on Tuesday at 10 00am and 1 00pm the winter roll up will take place. Lunch served as usual at 12.30 pm and back in the dining room.

The Winter Friendly Team play Holywood at home on Wednesday and are hoping for good weather and a great result.


The next Junior Competition is on Sunday December 17th starting at 1pm.  This is our December Competition which has been brought forward as the last Sunday in December this year is New Year’s Eve.  Please ensure entries are sent to the Junior Committee by Thursday December 14th at 6.30pm.


Many thanks go to those who helped out at the Christmas Fare on Wednesday, both in the afternoon setting up and working in the evening. We had 17 stalls selling many different things. The overall profit was £877 which is going towards the refurbishment fund.


Monday 11th December – Everyone is very welcome to join with the Salvation Army Band in the Clubhouse at 8 pm.

Come and enjoy the festive atmosphere with mince pies and mulled wine.


Formal Dinner Dance – Sunday 31st December.  Bubbly on arrival, Cold meat buffet, Music by Rosey Hunter.

Tickets must be purchased at the bar to make a table reservation no later than Friday 29th December.  Ticket price £25 pp, Dance only £10 pp.

Don’t forget Childrens Christmas Party kicks off at 1.30 pm on Sunday afternoon with Santa arriving at 3 pm.

Have a great week!