Fourteen major competitions have already been played this season. There are twelve still to be played.
It is a good time to have a look as to how the “Golfer of The Year” points table is building up.
Here are the top twenty and ties.
Gary McCormick 61 points; Kenny Arlow 52; Norman Doak 50; Andrew Burns 50;
Rory Madeley 46; Colin McDonald 44; Bill McCandless 40; Philip Mallon 40;
Mel Hylands 39; Paddy McCambridge 38; Jim Cochrane 37; Aidan Doran 36;
Gordon Haire 36; Alan Caughey 33; Shane Crossan 30; David Cherry 30;
Matthew Mallon 29; Sydney Pepper 29; Mark McCoy 28; Malcolm Russell 26; John Russell 26; Michael Gillen 26.
There are four competitions, which count for double points. Three of them have already been played, the T.B. Wallace Cup, the Darren Weir Memorial and the Captain’s Prize.
There is still one to play and it could be crucial in determining the eventual winner of the “Golfer of The Year”.
So, if you are a contender, make sure your game is sharp on the 30 th of July, when we all play in the “Bin 66”.
Two wins and a second place for Richard Kilpatrick
Richard Kilpatrick, the popular assistant professional at Banbridge golf Club, is in a rich vein of form.
He has played in three Pro-Ams recently and performed brilliantly in all three.
Richard won at Belvoir Park. He was second at Slieve Russell. And he won again last week at Limerick.
You have to play top-notch golf to win in these Pro-Ams. Richard shot a 70 and a 66 at Limerick, 8 under par, and he only won by one shot.
Everyone at the club is delighted for Richard and let’s hope his good form continues.