Mel and Sam tops at Banbridge GC

Sam Wilkinson, winner of the Thursday Sweep.
Sam Wilkinson, winner of the Thursday Sweep.

Mel Hamill and Sam Wilkinson were the two sweep winners at Banbridge GC recently.


With this success in the Sunday Sweep, Mel Hamill becomes the first player this year to win the competition three times.

He has plenty of time left to beat the record of six wins which was set back in 2014 by John Poots and Colin Smylie.

1st- Mel Hamill (16) Nett 30.

2nd- Roy Sipson (11) Nett 31.5.

3rd- Ian Craven (14) Nett 32.


Have you ever seen Sam Wilkinson hit a driver off the deck? (That’s the fairway, for any non-golfers reading this.) The late, great Christy O’Connor Senior was a genius with this shot. He would be proud of Sam. What a man!

Sam used all his skill to win this sweep.

1st- Sam Wilkinson (25) 32 points.

2nd- Dennis Lockhart (15) 32 points.