Lisburn GC celebrate the season at annual awards dinner

One hundred members and their guests attended the Lisburn Golf Club Annual Dinner in the clubhouse last Saturday.

Albert and Jane exhibited their expertise in providing a superb meal.

Jack Shellard, Johnny Scott, Kyle Patton and Adam Clarke collected their prizes.

Jack Shellard, Johnny Scott, Kyle Patton and Adam Clarke collected their prizes.

The Captain John Boyd presented the club trophies and then proposed the toast to the Golfing Union of Ireland.

He congratulated the GUI on the success of the young Irish golfers, especially Paul Dunne, Shay Lowry and Chris Selfridge. He hoped the Ulster Branch Talent Identification officer was looking towards Lisburn after the success of their team in the Irish Junior Foursomes.

The Chairman of the Ulster Branch Eamonn O’Connor made a suitable reply and proposed a toast to Lisburn Golf Club.

Vice-Captain Ken Haslem proposed a toast to the guests and thanked Fred Dalzell for his generous sponsorship. The guest speaker Ian McIlrath, Chairman of the Irish Rugby Football Union, spoke of his work encouraging club rugby in Ireland.

Chris Davis needed a little help to hold his trio of trophies.

Chris Davis needed a little help to hold his trio of trophies.

The main competition winners were:

Musgrave Cup-Ian Suffern, Hilden Cup-Jack Shellard, McKee Cup-Ryan Chambers, Craig Cup-Chris Davis, Tom Crawford Cup-Albert Gregg, Lindsay Mazda Trophy-Philip Stewart, Hanna Rose Bowl-Kyle Patton, Ellis Williams Trophy-Noel Robinson, Cooper Rosebowl-Michael Cairns, 55th Infantry Cup-Chris Davis, Law Trophy-Johnny Scott, Long Kesh Cup-Trevor Murphy, PGA Tankard-Matt Lyness, Rover Cup-Adam Clarke, Fred Daly Trophy- Chris Davis, Robert Wilson Trophy-Ivor Walker, Ronnie Brooks Rosebowl-Ken Burns.

Unfortunately, there were no stories to be exchanged of day’s play as the course had been closed on Saturday given the terrible weather.

Sunday Winter league

Ian Suffern is presented with the Musgrave Cup.

Ian Suffern is presented with the Musgrave Cup.

First: Michael Rooney 22pts

Second: Wesley Haslett 22pts,

Third: Randal Kernaghan 22pts

Nearest the flag (fourth): Randal Kernaghan

Nearest the flag (sixth): Glen McCambley

WINTER LEAGUE

First: Michael Rooney (19) 22 pt

Second: Gavin Hawkins (13) 21pts

Third: Martin McDonald (20) 21 pts.