In poor weather conditions, which everyone had for at least part of their round, local Solicitor Pat McMyler swept the boards to win Mr Bosco Reid's Captain's prize by a huge margin of four shots.
On a day when even the ducks refused to venture out, 198 members of North West G.C. took to the fairways to show their appreciation for the popular and hard working Captain. With a strong wind and constant heavy rain sweeping across the golf course, and with play off the 'Back Markers' scoring was very difficult. Sean G O'Kane lead for most of the day with a well compiled 37 point. It was a score most thought would be enough to win the coveted prize. However, late in the afternoon, Vincent Grant (jnr) playing off a 7 handicap, returned a fantastic score of 38 Pts.. Vincent played the last 10 holes in level par. With only 16 competitors left on the course it looked likely that Vincent would lift the most sought after prize at North West G.C. That was until Pat McMyler came in with an astonishing score of 42 Pts. Pat had accumulated 24 Pts on the front nine, helped by a birdie 2 at the 162 yd 3rd hole played into a fierce wind. The back/nine added 18 pts to Pat's score dispite a no-score at the easiest hole on the course the 90 yd par 3 'The Fairy' where Pat had some 'Bunker Trouble'.
At the presentation in a packed clubhouse on Saturday night, the Captain's speech was very well recieved by the assembled members, visiting Captains, and guests, and a well deserved 'standing ovation' for a very popular Captain.
1st Pat McMyler (18) 42 Pts 2nd Vincent Grant (jnr) (7) 38 Pts
Gross Garrett Mallon 71 3rd Sean G O'Kane (20) 37 Pts
4th Seamus McGinley (25) 37 Pts 5th Daniel McAteer (11) 37 Pts
Senior, Patsy McLaughlin (11) 36 Pts Council, PJ McCarron (13) 36 Pts
Past Captain, Frankie Friel 33 Pts Front/9, Marty McGrellis 21 Pts
Back/9, Malachy McLaughlin 22 Pts Best Visitor, Michael Gallanagth 21 Pts
Youths 1st James Lindsay (scr) 37 Pts Youths 2nd Carlo Diggin (7) 37 Pts
C.S.S. 34 Pts
1st Sean McCloskey (24) 41 Pts 2nd Mathew Stainsby (7) 40 Pts
Back/9 Jack McLaughlin 19 Pts Best Girl Jodie Harkin.
Captains Prize to Ladies
Played on Wednesday in glorious sunshine, Kathleen Lynch just pipped Donna-marie McLaughlin on a countback to claim the top prize.
1st Kathleen Lynch (24) 39 Pts 2nd Donna-Marie McLaughlin (12) 39 Pts
3rd Roisin Timoney (15) 38 Pts Front/9 Lorraine McGettigan 21 Pts
Back/9 Mary McGrory 20 Pts Visitor Carol McDaid 21 Pts.