GOLF: PGA European Tour player Michael Hoey enjoys golfing experience at Roe Park

Roe Park Resorts' Head PGA Professional Michael McCrudden (left) pictured with PGA European Tour Player Michael Hoey.
Roe Park Resorts' Head PGA Professional Michael McCrudden (left) pictured with PGA European Tour Player Michael Hoey.

Last week saw the dry spell of weather slowly come to an end but not before the Roe Park members got a few rounds under their belt along with some much needed Autumn Pairs points.

With no less than three Club Stableford competitions the stage was set for another exciting week.

Up first was Thursday’s Stableford which saw cold and breezy conditions make it tough for all. Not so Stephen Lunn who managed an excellent score of 38 points to take the victory.

There were a few scores of 37 points with Keith Bennett the best of those finishing second thanks to count back and just beating Kieran Berryman who had to settle for third.

Saturday’s Stableford was played in wetter conditions which seemed to favour the hardy winter golfers.

Neil Mullan played his best round of the year to score a fantastic 44 points to take the victory.

He was actually one under par through twelve holes before four bogeys in the closing holes cost him to eventually finish a still superb round of three over par 73.

John Carmichael also had an excellent round finishing in second place with 43 points. Martin McVeigh did his autumn pairs partner Colly Harkin proud as he scored 39 points to finish third.

They still sit top of the leader board after the third week with 122 points. It’s certainly not over by a country mile as only four points separate the top five places.

Club president James McGuinness and partner Stevie Hamill are in second place with 120 points with Liam and Kieran Berryman in third with 119 points.

Roe Park welcomed European Tour player Michael Hoey to the course at the start of the week.

Playing with NI Open sponsors Sphere Global five time winner on the tour Michael said after his round: “Having played Roe Park I was impressed by the layout, in particular the closing holes which felt like they belonged to a tour standard course.

“The greens were superb, and I enjoyed the quality golf balls on the range while I warmed up for my round. A great golfing experience.”

Roe Park look forward to having Michael back again soon and who knows maybe next time he will bring a few Tour playing friends with him, watch this space.

This week sees The Autumn Pairs League continue with the usual Club Stableford competitions.

To book a tee time or for any other enquiries call the very helpful and friendly staff at The Golf Shop on 02877 760105.