The Darren Weir Charity Day, held at Banbridge Golf Club on Friday September 6, was an outstanding success.
This golf extravaganza was first staged in 1995 and, since that time, it has raised the colossal sum of £475,000. The event will celebrate its 20th birthday in 2015 and it will certainly pass the £250,000 mark that September. For a local group to raise that amount of money is simply awesome.
Every starting time, 68 in all, was filled this year and the competition for prizes was razor keen.
The winners, with a team score of 105, were Vincent Smyth, Joey Annett, Sean McVeigh and Nigel Cochrane from Kilkeel.
The runners-up, with 103, were Bertie Shaw, John Parkes, Gerry Blevins and Brian Parkes.
In third, with 100, were S. Burnside, F. McKernan, Adrian Eastwood and V. Hardy from Clandeboye.
Fourth prize went to M. Millar, C. McInerney, C. Hudson and S. Polland from Portadown with 99.
In fifth, also with 99 points, came Sherwin Curran, David Gibson, Jim Mallon and David Hillary.
In sixth, with another 99 points, were Hugo Downey, Bobby Geddis, Jim Matthews and Sam Hoey.
The seventh team prize went to Kieran Lennon, James Brannigan, Victor McNeill and M. Cassidy. They too totalled 99 points.
The prize for the best Ladies team went to the Lady Captain, Robina McCandless, Lorna McKinstry, Marlene Nelson and Bea Boyce.
Cecil Wilson at the 18th hole hit the shot of the day. His tee shot was a beauty and he watched his golf ball sail through the air, bounce on the green and trickle into the hole for an ace.