Malcolm’s looking to rustle up a victory as he leads the points table

Rory Madeley and Hugo Downey (right), who are challenging for the Golfer of the Year title, alongside Ken Whan and Peter Hillen.  Edward Byrne Photography INBL1427-227EB
Rory Madeley and Hugo Downey (right), who are challenging for the Golfer of the Year title, alongside Ken Whan and Peter Hillen. Edward Byrne Photography INBL1427-227EB

With over half the season gone, Malcolm Russell is the favourite to land Banbridge Golf Club’s Golfer of the Year title.

The points system applies to all the major Saturday competitions throughout the season and points are also awarded for the Matchplay Championship and for the Haughton Smyth Cup.

So far, a total of 18 major competitions have been played and there are only 10 remaining.

The leaders in the race for the coveted title of Golfer of the Year are as follows:

Malcolm Russell 303 points; Adam McGregor 282; Neil Comiskey 272; John Bell 252; Shane Crossan 243; Joseph McGivern 239; James Wilson 234; Matthew Mallon 218; Eugene Weir 217; Richard Coburn 215; Conor Mulholland 210; Andrew Quinn 207; John Poots 204; Hugo Downey 204; Seamus Rooney 203; Gordon Enderson 200; Mark McCoy 192; Jim Gracey 189; Colin McKinney 185; John Gallagher 184; Robin Bond 180; Sydney Pepper 179; Kevin McKay 179; Mel Hylands 174; Gary Hazley 174; Aaron Buchanan 173; Philip Mallon 172; Rory Madeley 171; Paul Doherty 165; Paul Mark 163; Paul Magennis 160; Luke Crory 155; Kieran Magennis 152. That’s a total of 33 players who have amassed more than 150 points