Chilly course conditions are snow problem for the in-form Peter Hillen


Wednesday, 4th February 2015, 4:40 pm
(l to r) Peter Hillen, winner of the Saturday Sweep, with Jonathan Shannon and Matthew Mallon.

The golf course was covered in snow for most of the week and the prospect of playing on Saturday seemed remote but that didn’t worry Peter Hillen.

Thankfully the snow receded, leaving enough green grass for the game to be played. It was still bitterly cold and the hardy souls who ventured out have to be admired.

Peter Hillen thought he might slip into the best senior category with his 33 points and he was highly delighted to learn that he had actually done enough to be named the overall winner.

Albert Morrison (right), winner of the Monday Sweep, pictured with playing partner Wallace Henry.

Peter plays with Rory Madeley, Jonathan Shannon and Matthew Mallon, all top ranking players. They certainly seem to motivate Peter to play golf at the highest level. His 33 points last Saturday was a really good score.

Peter had a wonderful season in 2014 and he seems determined to achieve something similar this year.

Winner: Peter Hillen (11) 33 pts

Section 0-12

1st- Malcolm Hanna (12) 32 pts

2nd- Jim Cochrane (12) 30 pts

Section 13-17

1st- Paul Mark (13) 29 pts

2nd- Peter Cruikshanks (13) 28 pts

Section 18+

1st- Victor McNeill (18) 29 pts

2nd- Dominic McArdle (22) 29 pts

Best Gross: Connor Doran (+1) 26 gross pts (level par)

Best Senior: Philip Mallon (10) 31 pts


Albert Morrison is a lovely gentleman and he is also a very enthusiastic golfer. He loves the weekly sweeps and very seldom misses one. The snow, rain, sleet, cold or gales would not deter Albert.

He had a second place finish early on in January but he went one better in this sweep. Albert took first place and his good friend, Colin McKinney, lifted the 2’s pot.

It was a good day all round.

1st- Albert Morrison (19) 28 pts


The Sunday Sweep is the most competitive competition of the week. Played over nine holes, it often ends up in a photo finish.

This was one of those days, as Eamon Galloway needed countback to put himself in front of Fergie Cosgrove and Ken Stevenson.

Fergie went home very happy, despite finishing second. That was because he shared a sizeable 2’s pot with Hugo Downey.

1st- Eamon Galloway (18) Nett 31

2nd- Fergie cosgrove (14) Nett 31

3rd- Ken Stevenson (1) Nett 31