Champion Berryman is straight out of the blocks

Golfer of the Year got underway at Roe Park in style last week as defending champion Kieran Berryman showed everyone why he is still very much the man to beat once again this year.

He played his best round to date to win Thursdays’ Club Stableford scoring an incredible six under par round 64 and 44 points. A flawless round included 6 birdies and 12 pars with 21 points scored on the front nine and an even better 23 points on the back nine.

Playing off a handicap of just one and in such great form it certainly won’t be long before Kieran reaches that magical scratch handicap every dedicated golfer strives to achieve. Young Jamie Cochrane certainly has the talent to follow in Kieran’s footsteps and showed it by scoring 38 points to claim second place.

Ryan McIlmoyle had the same score but had to settle for third as Jamie just pipped him thanks to a better back nine score.

Monday saw Frank Owens Bar sponsor the May Day Open Stableford with some amazing prizes up for grabs.

Darren Mullan from Castlerock GC and Roe Parks’ very own Andy Young battled it out with both scoring 38 points. Victory ultimately went to Darren thanks to a better back nine score leaving Andy in second place. Mervyn Alcorn finished in third place with 36 points and Kieran Berryman took the gross prize. Alan Thompson won the front nine with 20 points and Gerard Boyd won the back nine with 19 points.

Nearest the Pin prizes went to Stevie Sponsors S.J.Mitchell & Co once again supplied the fantastic prizes for the second Monthly Medal competition on Saturday. Ian Moore came from nowhere to clinch victory thanks to a superb round of nett 65. Shea Hogg also scored nett 65 but had to settle for the runner-up spot on count back.

Paddy Kealey was third with a fine round of nett 66 and who else but Kieran Berryman who won another gross prize thanks to a superb two under round 68.

Next week sees the annual Club Fundraiser Open on Saturday with fantastic prizes being provided by sponsors DMC Properties & Mortgages. There will also be the usual club competitions on Thursday & Sunday.

and the hugely popular ‘Ladies Get into Golf’ series of coaching classes by resident PGA Professional Michael McCrudden enters its second week. . To book a tee time or for any other enquiries call the very helpful and Hamill and Malcolm Stuart.

friendly staff at The Golf Shop on 02877760105.