Walker walks away with top prize

Keith Walker (right) finished the season as the 'Player of the Year' winner. Making the presentation is Tom McFarland (Portadown captain).
Keith Walker (right) finished the season as the 'Player of the Year' winner. Making the presentation is Tom McFarland (Portadown captain).

Keith Walker walked away from Saturday’s Winter League dinner with the ‘Player of the Year’ prize following a memorable campaign at Carrickblacker.

Walker secured the Portadown honour thanks to a season that included highlights such as April’s Two-Ball Scramble success, double delight the following month across the PGA Tankard and Cystic Fibrosis competitions then June’s Druim-an-Deur triumph.

He produced a nett 66 to capture the Druim-an-Deur prize, with Scratch wins in the cup and matchplay events alongside a string of gross honours. His handicap dropped from 4.1 to 2.6.

Andrew Poole collected the prize as captain of the Winter League’s most successful team. Stanley Jelly was also presented with a trophy on the night thanks to his Christmas Cup victory.

Dessie McCann enjoyed a weekend win with 25 points around the 10-hole Saturday Sweep. Bryan Harvey finished second during another impressive round.

Next home was Geoff Robinson on 23 points, followed in fourth by Raymond McKeag’s 22.5.

Countback success pushed Michael Connolly into fifth on 22 points, courtesy of the final four holes.

In the Monday Seniors, Mitchell Graham posted 25 points for first place.

Dave Allen won the low section on 22.5 and the same score secured Eddie Bell the high section honour. Eddie Atkinson was the leading veteran with 22 points.

LOUGHGALL

Aaron Agg enjoyed hole-in-one success around Loughgall last week, with Patrick McCrory winning the Weekly Challenge.

Spots remain open for the club’s inaugural Indoor Winter League in Hogg’s Bar on Thursday, January 29.