Ashton shoots an incredible 27 points for nine holes

Aidy McEvoy (right), winner of the Saturday Sweep recently with 27 points for nine holes. He is pictured with playing partner John Russell.
Aidy McEvoy (right), winner of the Saturday Sweep recently with 27 points for nine holes. He is pictured with playing partner John Russell.

When Eugene Weir scored 27 points for nine holes back at the beginning of January, everyone was saying that it was a “one off”. How wrong they all were!

Aidy McEvoy also had 27 points for nine holes on Saturday 20th February. Surely that was the end of the crazy scores. Not so!

Along came Ashton Clydesdale last Thursday and he too had 27 points. Ashton plays off a handicap of 22 and he negotiated the 9 holes in only 2 over par gross. Short course or not, that was still an incredible score.

Ashton won the Thursday Sweep by 5 clear points.

Dennis Lockhart (14) was runner-up with 22 points.

Brian Mulholland (10) also had 22 points and he was placed third on countback.

We hopefully have seen the end of the 9 holes sweeps so Eugene, Aidy and Ashton can rest on their laurels.

A DATE FOR YOUR DIARY

Martin Drain’s sojourn as professional at Banbridge Golf Club is shortly coming to an end.

Martin will be sorely missed. He is a very likeable guy and, more important, an exceptional coach. He has improved the golf games of a large number of members.

He is moving to Weimar, a city in Germany, to take up a teaching post at an exclusive golf club.

This was what he wanted to do and we all wish him every success and happiness.

If you want to say goodbye to Martin, come down to the club on Saturday evening, the 12th of March, around 8 pm.

A little “do” has been arranged. See you there!