Seamus survives triple tie-break

Seamus Given (15) played great golf on Saturday in City of Derry’s weekly stableford to record first place having survived a three way tie break on 35 points. Two birdies over the fifteen holes were vital in his winning performance and relegated newcomer Stephen McCaul (10) into second place. Stephen will be very pleased with his placing, his first prize since joining the club a short while ago. Brendan Duffy (10) had already scored his 35 points before playing the last hole but an unfortunate double bogey 6 cost him dearly and he had to settle for third place.

Next Saturday’s competition will be teams of four with the best two scores counting at each hole.

Meanwhle, Rodney Smyth (15) was best of the large field that contested the weekly Thursday Society outing at Prehen. He had a very impressive 37 points and was a model of consistency with pars at all the short holes. He was followed home in close order by the ever reliable Billy Acheson (18) who despite a triple bogey seven at “Foyle”managed an excellent 36 points and second place just ahead of Alan Montgomery (20) courtesy of a favourable tie break. Monty will have attracted the interest of the handicapper in that his 36 points were achieved even though he had two sevens and a blank at the three par fives.

Prehen members are reminded that a four man team event will take place on Saturday week the 21st of February under the usual rules with the best two scores counting at each hole.

Members are also reminded that the Golf Rules night will take place at 7.30 on Wednesday 4th March. The GUI Ulster Branch are the organisers and all golfers are invited to attend. Sample Question; Two players playing a par three hole, one player holes his tee shot and the other finishes two inches from the hole. They both register a blank at the hole. Why ? come along to the Rules Night and find out.