Craig Tiffen the big winner in the stroke competition at Lambeg Golf Club

Craig Tiffen (9) emerged as the winner of this week’s stroke competition, sponsored by Ritchie Gorman Kitchen Design, scoring a net 60 (six under par).

Craig had been missing out on the winners spot quite a few times before winning last week and now he has won two weeks in a row.

A brilliant birdie on the last hole was the decisive score in this hard fought competition. Craig played a very consistent first nine holes scoring five pars, three single bogies and a birdie on the eighth to put him on 31 net, two-under.

He continued his consistency with another four pars and only three single bogies in the back nine but it was the two birdies at 16 and 18 that made the difference and gave Craig another magnificent win.

Three players finished on 61 net but it was Tony Hamilton (14) who took second place after the countback. Tony is another player who has been playing very consistently and it was no surprise to see him up there among the prizes.

Double bogies at stroke index one and two were the only blips in an almost perfect round which included 11 pars. Ernie McAleenon (15) who finished runner-up a fortnight ago, took third place and on his current form it will not belong before he has a win under his belt.

Again it was the stroke index one and two holes that took their toll when he hit a triple bogey at the third and a double bogie at the 15th. Ernie also hit 11 pars in his round.

Dermot will regret the triple bogies at 10 and 15 but will get some solace from the pars at the last two holes. Alan Crockard (6) won the best gross with 69.

Next is another big competition for the club when players compete for Presidents Day. A barbecue is organised for the competitors afterwards and the prize giving is expected to be around 3pm at the clubhouse.

The Wednesday Hat was won by club newcomer Derek Porter (19) with 44 points.