GOLF: Tankard filled for Peter at Royal Portrush

The nineteen handicapper scored a poor triple bogey seven at the seventh but still mustered 17 points for his front nine. A much steadier back nine however gave up 20 points.

This included a good birdie four at the par five seventeenth and twenty points were collected. This return nine score was enough to stave off the challenge from seven handicap Brian Martin. He picked up an eagle three at the ninth as he scored 19 points out. Brian only conceded three shots to par coming home to add eighteen to his card.

Third spot was taken by Eamon Hughes (4) with his effort of 35 points. Good birdies were scored with a three at the fifth and a four at the tenth but a blank at number seven was costly for Eamon.

Best gross winner was Sid Henry with his return of 70. Three bogies, at four five and seven gave Sid an outward nine of 39. Coming back only a single shot was lost at the twelfth adding 37.

While all of these players may be delighted with their scores they were not as delighted as Jock Boyle was when he popped his tee shot into the cup at the sixth for a hole-in-one.

Team E were top of the winter league going into the last week but fell to Team D when their lead of three points was overtaken by 14 at the death. Team scores were Winners Team D 598, runners up Team E 584 and third place Team A 577.

Club Captain John Bamber (Team E) took the individual honours with his total of 127 with Patrick McCrudden (Team D) in second place with 120 points.

The presentation of prizes will take place on Saturday night