IN PICTURES: Carol walks the path to glory at Dunmurry Lady Captain’s Day

Carol Redpath collects the Lady Captain's Prize from the Lady Captain herself, Fionnuala McGrady.
Carol Redpath collects the Lady Captain's Prize from the Lady Captain herself, Fionnuala McGrady.

Carol Redpath cruised past the rest of the field to take top prize in the biggest day of the Dunmurry Ladies’ calendar.

It was Fionnuala McGrady’s Lady Captain’s Day, which was thoroughly enjoyed by over 80 competitors. Even a few showers couldn’t dampen the spirits with plenty of beautiful prizes to play for.

Joni Chan was runner-up for the gross prize with 18 gross points.

Joni Chan was runner-up for the gross prize with 18 gross points.

Carol won the best of those with four shots to spare after carding 41 points. That was well clear of runner-up Hilary Ferguson, who came in with 37 points.

The gross prize went to Elaine McConnell for her score of 21 gross points.

Lady Captain Fionnuala was kept busy, meeting and greeting the competitors while the refreshment tent at the ninth hole proved very popular with Joanne at hand to serve up tea, coffee and refreshing bubbly. This was much appreciated by all the golfers.

After the evening drinks reception, Lady Captain introduced her family and friends and explained how they had influenced her in her love of golf and the many friends she had made through the sport.

Ann McCullough won the Veteran's Prize.

Ann McCullough won the Veteran's Prize.

She thanked all the ladies for their support and also sent special praise to her committee, office staff, bar and catering staff, Justin and all the green staff, John and Matt in the pro shop and also to Anne Walby and her team for the beautiful flower arrangements throughout the club.

After the meal, Lady Captain, along with handicap secretary Margaret, announced the winners of her beautiful handbags and purses.

Accepting her prize, the winner Carol thanked the Lady Captain for the beautiful bag and her playing partners for their encouragement throughout the round. She also thanked the Lady Captain on behalf of all the prize-winners.

Throughout the evening, entertainment was provided by Finbar from Newcastle.

Nine hole competition winner Lynne Reid collects her prize.

Nine hole competition winner Lynne Reid collects her prize.

This lively music got the ladies to the dance floor for even more exercise!

PRIZE WINNERS

Lady Captain’s Prize: Carol Redpath 41pts

Best Gross: Elaine McConnell 21 Gross puts

Mary Crozier had the best first nine.

Mary Crozier had the best first nine.

Runner Up (nett): Hilary Ferguson 37pts

Runner Up (gross): Joni Chan 18 Gross pts

Section 1 (0-22) H/C: Paddy White 34pts

Section 2 (23/29) H/C: Eileen Henry 34pts

Section 3 (30/36) H/C: Jackie Wilson 29pts

Committee Prize: Jane Fleming 29pts

Some of the new members enjoying the drinks reception.

Some of the new members enjoying the drinks reception.

Veterans Prize: Ann McCullough 31pts

Visitors Prize: Carol Mitchell 16pts

First Nine: Mary Crozier 20pts

Second Nine: Lesley Allen 16pts

9 Hole Competition Winner: Lynne Reid 17pts

Gillian Simpson Salver for best golfer 36 handicap: Jackie Wilson 29pts

LADY CAPTAIN’S PRIZES FOR GENTS

First Prize Nett: Shane McCotter 34pts

Runner-Up Nett: Colin Riddel 32pts

Gross Prize: Nigel Abernethy +3

The Committee Prize went to Jane Fleming.

The Committee Prize went to Jane Fleming.

The Visitors' Prize was won by Carol  Mitchell.

The Visitors' Prize was won by Carol Mitchell.

Lesley Allen carded the best second nine.

Lesley Allen carded the best second nine.

Enjoying the drinks reception are (L-R): S Donnelly, L Beggs, M Crozier.

Enjoying the drinks reception are (L-R): S Donnelly, L Beggs, M Crozier.