Wendy’s on her ‘todd’ at the top of the leaderboard at Banbridge GC

Helen Smyth, who came out on top in Section A with nine hole winner Ada Lavery and Denise McBrien, best gross winner in Rockmount. Also pictured are Carol Quinn and Lisa Trainor. Pic by Edward Byrne Photography INBL50-221EB
Helen Smyth, who came out on top in Section A with nine hole winner Ada Lavery and Denise McBrien, best gross winner in Rockmount. Also pictured are Carol Quinn and Lisa Trainor. Pic by Edward Byrne Photography INBL50-221EB

Last Tuesday, Wendy Todd came out on top as the ladies at Banbridge Golf Club played for the Kathleen Orr Salver and also for the beautiful prizes sponsored by Lorna Poots, Renee Norris and Helen Rankin.

It certainly didn’t pay to be out in the early draw as the rain hampered play yet again but thankfully the sun shone for the afternoon players and some good scores were posted. The competition scratch score was 69.

Wendy Todd grabbed the overall victory with a nett score of 66, beating Helen Smyth on count-back.

Helen came out on top in Section A while Karen Heslip took the Section B prize with a nett 67. Rita Downey was the winner in Section C with a nett 76.

The nine hole competition was also decided on count-back with, Ada Lavery narrowly taking the prize from Kathleen Smyth after both players carded 15 points.

There was only one two as Jane Doyle lifted the entire pot with her score on the 15th.

Golfer of the year points

Wendy Todd 6

Helen Smyth 5

Karen Heslip 4

Liz Armstrong 3

Mary Dooher 2

Suzanne Murfit 1

Handicap Cuts

Helen Smyth 17 to 16

Karen Heslip 23 to 22

Wendy Todd 27 to 25.

The ladies’ annual outing took place on Friday as they travelled to Carryduff to play at Rockmount.

Unfortunately, the weather didn’t let up (three times in a row getting soaked at golf is no fun) but the lack of sunshine was made up for in the great food, companionship and craic the girls enjoyed.

Vivienne Faulkner took the top prize with 34 points while Jacinta Rooney was second on 32. Denise McBrien scored the best gross.

Section A

Winner Mary Longmore 28 points, R-up Helen Smyth

Section B

Winner Valerie Malcolmson 30 points, R-up Joy Gowdy

Section C

Winner Kathleen Smyth 28 points, R -up Rita Downey

Back Nine: Liz Armstrong & Sharon Allen

Front Nine: Helen Rankin.