Watson comes in with charge

Watson comes in with charge

18 August 2021

DEREK Coulter hosted his Captain’s Day at Crossgar on Saturday.

In the present climate it was a Captain’s Day like no other with unfortunately the evening entertainment unable to go ahead due to the restrictive room in the clubhouse.

The men’s competition was extremely close with just three points separating the first nine positions leaving quite a few players feeling they had squandered a great opportunity to win this blue riband event.

Jimmy and Dennis Keenan scored 41 and 40 points respectively with Jimmy getting the past captain’s prize and Dennis winning the committee prize.

Ronnie Baker, one of the early starters, also signed for 41 points which led for most of the day before Andrew Perry also scored 41 points to climb into the lead to secure him his best finish since joining the club.

The winner, though, was David Watson who skipped round in two over par to secure the captain’s main prize and the prestige that goes with it.

With Watson on the podium Neil Brown took advantage to win the gross, while Craig Milligan and young Sean Linden won the front and back nines respectively.

The longest drive was struck by guest Robert Dawson with Paddy Carville, Adrian Bell, John Curlett and Ronnie Baker winning the nearest the pins.

The ladies’ competition also proved a closely fought affair but with the greens lightning fast and pins tucked away, scoring for the ladies was lower than it has been in recent weeks.

Rosie Boulter continued her good recent form to get third place, losing out to Barbara Clarke on a count-back after both signed for 34 points. 

The winner, though, was Siobhan Tweddie who picked a great time to secure her first victory in this her first year as a member by registering a great score of 35 points.

Lady captain Sylvia Flynn won the front nine prize with Lorna Stevenson getting the back nine. 

The longest drive went to the captain’s wife, Samantha Coulter, with Lorna Stevenson, Rosie Boulter and Barbara Clarke winning the nearest the pins.