Noel’s wonderful week

Noel Robinson
Noel Robinson

LAST week was one to remember for Noel Robinson as he finished second in the PGA Tankard at Downpatrick on Friday and on Saturday had the best score in Division One of the Winter League.

Lisburn professional Stephen Hamill was accompanied by Noel and Noreen McCluskey. They started at the 10th at 8.40am on a cold morning.

Stephen had bad luck on the greens, with at least three putts lipping out. He finished his round in 68, one stroke behind the winner, Damien Mooney (Ballyliffin).

Noel missed a couple of short putts but finished with 39 points to lose out to Jonathon McCabe (Ormeau) on count back. Noreen could not get to grips with the greens and finished with 32 points.

On Saturday Noel had a run of three birdies starting at the 13th for 21 points. He had a ‘ding’ at the 18th. Due to a previous success in the opening week his score was reduced which put him out of the prize winners.

Division 1: 1st Trevor Murphy 21pts, 2nd Gregory Law 20pts, 3rd Jim Simmons (14) 20 pts

Division 2: 1st David Johnston (19) 22pts, 2nd Ivor Walker (15) 22pts, 3rd Tommy Beattie (16) 21pts

Division 3: 1st Stephen Orr (21) 20pts, 2nd Eric Wilkinson (21) 18pts, 3rd Ray Lockhart (24) 17pts.

The final of the Club Fourball Betterball was played on Sunday. The Symington brothers Ryan and Alastair played Robert Campbell and Neil Law. Ryan was level par when the match ended only to lose by 2 and 1.

He had his one and only birdie at the fourth but Neil was equal to the task and holed his putt for a half. Ryan and Alastair never won a hole They were one down at the turn and Alastair’s putt on 17 to keep the match alive lipped out.

A birdie three at the fifth for five points helped Joe Davy win the Seniors Open competition. There was an excellent entry of 30 visitors and 17 members.

Results:1st Joe Davey 48 pts, 2nd D. McReynolds Dunmurry 41 pts, 3rd Norman Bissett 40 pts.

Sunday Winter League: 1st David McDowell 24pts, 2nd Valerie Rooney 23pts, 3rd Jim Burns 23pts. Closest to flag at 4th Myles Connery, Closest at flag at 6th Stevie Shields