Mourne Golf Club News

By Paul Gallagher


There was nothing to repair or fix in Aidan Small’s golf game as the 13-handicapper finished top of the pile to win last Sunday’s September Medal.

The owner of Small’s Body Repairs & Paintworx in Newcastle had his game in check as he signed for nett 72 to finish one ahead of the chasing pack. His steady round contained no less than six pars in the difficult strokeplay format played on The Championship Links at Royal County Down.

Small finished one ahead of Eugene Rooney, Eamonn Crawford, JP Hardy and Callum Morgan, who all signed for 73s. Frank O’Donoghue was best of the 74s in a group that included Jon Crawford, Jerome Keenan, and Paul Gallagher.

There was plenty of jostling for the gross prize as O’Donoghue, Gallagher, Stephen Barker, and Mark Feenan all returned four over 75’s on a difficult, wet day. However, Feenan edged it on a countback with his one-under back nine.

Last Thursday’s stableford competition was won by Paddy Proctor with a score of 37 points. Although Proctor won by two points, he had two plus two handicappers breathing down his neck as James Maginn (35) and Noel Crawford (34) finished second and third respectively. Kevin Flynn was fourth with 33 points.

The Sunday stableford that took place as an alternative competition when the Scratch Cups were played was won by PJ Maguire, who edged out Darryl Northrop on a countback. The leading pair both signed for 38 points with Maguire edging the win. Martin Mallett was third with 34 points, one ahead of Kevin Quinn.


Aidan Small won the September Medal