Last Friday (June 12) saw the Donaghadee Lifeboat annual golf day taking place at Donaghadee Golf Club with 120 competitors taking on this challenging course. The first competitors set out in glorious sunshine just after 9am, as the morning went on the wind got up, drying the greens out and making things just a bit more difficult.
Organisers Peter Alcock and Alan Couser were busy in the starter’s hut dealing with the steady stream of golfers through the day and at the same time selling raffle tickets for a Titleist golf bag. The big prize of the day was the chance to win a £10,000 Peugeot car at the par 3 13th hole. With the wind blowing into the golfers’ faces this was no easy shot but this did not stop Avril Fulton having a heart stopping moment when her shot bounced a yard short of the Hole went in but sadly bounced back out to stop two feet away. Small compensation came for the Fulton family later when husband Tommy came second in the 18 hole competition.
The last competitors came in shortly after 7 o’clock to enjoy the craic, good food and drink in the clubhouse. Peter and Alan sorted out the prize winners with thanks being paid to the sponsors and Club for their support, a special thanks went to the two ball spotters on the 13th Peter Watson and Jim Wilson who had braved the elements all day while keeping a sharp eye out for that elusive hole in one which sadly did not happen , better luck next year everyone.
The 18 hole Stableford Men’s competition winner was Greg Donnely 42pts, second Tommy Fulton 40pts. The Ladies winner was Ella Ross with 39pts with Carol Davison second on 36pts, the 13 hole competition for men was won by Des Finley with 35 pts and June Simpson took the Ladies prize with 25pts. The longest drive was won by Alan Mustard and nearest the pin on the 9th was Alison Strain. A great day was had by all with £2000 being raised on the day.