Poole’s players add to run of strong league results

Trevor Stretton, Francis McKee and Ryan McKee at Portadown Golf Club competing in the Winter League competition.INPT48-604AM
Trevor Stretton, Francis McKee and Ryan McKee at Portadown Golf Club competing in the Winter League competition.INPT48-604AM

Andrew Poole and his players proved the pick of the Carrickblacker field across week eight of the Winter League.

The Richardson’s Meats-sponsored competition at Portadown featured Eric Clements, Tom Smyth and Geoff Allister as the leading players.

Strong work in advance by head greenskeeper Paul Brown and his staff helped prepare the course - with Poole’s squad enjoying the ultimate benefits.

Clements posted 22 points to claim ham success in section three, with Smyth’s tally of 23 points helping him win the section four ham. Allister’s 21.5 return secured the section one ham.

John Mackin’s men came home as runners-up to maintain the pressure on Poole for overall glory.

George Doherty recorded 20 points for Mackin, with Aiden Smith collecting a section two voucher following 19.

John Cassidy’s team finished third in week eight as the team captain set the standard with 22 points. That performance helped him lift section three’s turkey prize.

Keith Walker’s men secured fourth on 20.5 points for voucher success within section one.

The remaining team running order: 6, Gilliland; 7, Sloan; 8, Elliott; 9, Grant; 10, Simpson.

Edgar McReynolds posted the week’s leading score thanks to 25 points on the way to a section four turkey prize.

With two weeks of play still on the schedule, the teams under the guidance of Mackin and Poole appear to provide the main trophy challenge.

TANDRAGEE

The annual Winter League dinner has been planned for tomorrow (Saturday) in the clubhouse from 7 o’clock.

Tickets are available from the Pro Shop or clubhouse bar.

To enter the raffle present your Winter League scorecard for a special discount. Raffle tickets cost £1 or six for £5.

Charity partnerships with NI Children’s Hospice and Friends Of The Cancer Centre resulted in Tandragee recently presenting £6,400.

Hamilton Loney’s Captain’s charity led to £4,750 towards NI Children’s Hospice.

Club president Robert Megarity selected Friends Of The Cancer Centre for support, with a boost of £1,650.