Great success for Cloverhill Golfers

October 3, 2016

It has been a great end of season for Cloverhill golfers far and wide as they picked up some great victories on foreign soils. One of our Ulster Cup 2015 winners, Tom Muldoon and his long time golfing buddy Kevin Commins travelled to the Belfry where they carved their own niche in golfing glory by capturing the American Golf promoted 9 hole Golf Championship.

Kevin and Tom returned to The Belfry, the scene of their 2015 semi-final defeat determined to take home the prestigious 9 hole title at the second attempt. A strong second round put them on top of the qualifying group, leading to a semi-final pairing with the 2015 winners. A strong showing gave them a deserved win before overpowering father and son Steve and James Hodgson in the final.

Kevin commented after their winning round, “We left it out there last year so we were determined to get the job done. American Golf have given us the chance to play competition golf at an amazing venue and they’ve looked after us so well. It cost us more to get our golf clubs here than everything else put together for this weekend. We’ve been treated like Tour Pros and would encourage anyone to enter in 2017 to get a chance to experience the same.”

David Pilkington retains trophy

David Pilkington (3) became the first golfer to retain the Dame Mary Peters Trust Fred Daly Memorial Trophy following his victory at Lisburn golf club. Last year’s winner David did not think that he was anywhere near retaining his title, after beginning and ending his shotgun start with bogey’s for a tally of 34 points. But the best the 38 strong field could muster was another 34 points but David prevailed on the count back which went down to the wire. Lisburn is a happy hunting ground for David who also captured the famed Barbour Cup.

Team qualifies for 3 T’s final

Not to be outdone Lady Captain Sylvia Boyle led her 3 T’s team to qualification for the Grand Final at the K-Club this Monday, Oct 3.3Ts Golf Tournament is an awareness campaign to highlight the issue of suicide in Ireland at grassroots level.

Clubs hold a qualifying event and the winner, Gerard Loye went along with the ladies winner, Anne Murphy and Lady Captain Sylvia, with Colin Pilkington making up the fourth member of the team in the absence of a PGA Professional. Under the competition rules each year the Captains alternate and the format is the best 2 stableford points to count. Our regional qualifier is always held in the Slieve Russell and on Monday the team finished in third place to book their place in the K-Club final. This is the fourth time the club has been to the finals and hopefully Sylvia, Anne, Gerard and Colin can go one better than our two previous runner-up spots. But at the end of the day it is the worthy cause that is the main benefactor.