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President’s Day 2019

Prize Winners

President’s Day

17th August 2019


President’s Prize Winner       Laurence Darragh        39 points

Runner Up                               Norman Bowman        38 points

Third                                        Sean Burns          37 points

Best Gross                               Niall Smart                             76 shots

Seniors Prize                          Adrian Smyth               34 points

Low Section Winner              Sean Doyle                   36 points

Low Section Runner -Up       Liam McKinley             36 points

High Section Winner             Colm Devine                 35 points

High Section Runner-Up       Sam Kirk                        34 points

Best Front Nine                      John McVeigh              20 points

Best Back Nine                       Gary Ritchie                  20 points

Ladies Prize                            Nanette Stewart           28 points

Past Captain’s Prize               Mark Moore                 34 points

Longest Drive                         Gerard O’Hagan

Nearest the Pin                      Sean Burns

Putting Competition             Michael Wilson


Sport Massage – Members Rate!!

Mark Millar is offering special discount for sport massage/soft tissue therapy


1 hour sports massage £35 ,£40 for home visits Antrim area

30min sports massage £25, £30 for home visit Antrim area

Members Rate
1 hour sports massage £30

30min sports massage £20

All sessions include a free 15 min assessment

For more information\booking, contact Mark on 07595915092

Passing of Lady Captain’s mother-in-law

It is my sad task to report the recent passing of Lady Captain Marian McAllister’s mother-in-law.

For anyone wishing to attend the funeral services the details are as follows:

Funeral service at Roselawn Crematorium on Tuesday 30th July at 11am followed by a Service of Thanksgiving at Cairncastle Presbyterian Church (near Ballygally) at 1.15pm.

Our thoughts are with Marian and the family at this sad time.

Kenny Lee

Course Update from Richard Stewart

Good morning All.

The Greens staff  are well into the prep for Captain’s Day so I thought I would give up an update because I know how important this day is to the Club.

Hopefully you have seen the new pit for trollies. We still have some work to do on it. Where you enter the bay needs stoned to avoid coming off the bay only to walk over that small piece of grass again.

The new Tee signs are going in the week starting 17th June. I’m going to do this with Green Keeper Chris.

Yardage markers are going to be replaced as well.

The banks to irrigation ditches with be flailed this week and I have ordered sleepers, hard core and a digger to finish the path at the 18th. Again we will have this done before Captain’s Day.

Thankfully the drainage the guys put in last year seems to be working but I was out yesterday and identified some paths that need work.  This isn’t a quick fix but the areas that we can fix we will. I planned a lot of work on these in the winter months this year.

Your feedback on the course is a real help to me and I thank the Club. Good or bad, I enjoy getting on the course and trying to make it better, so thank you all again.

We struggled this week a bit with cutting because of the heavy rain and as we fertilised 2 weeks ago so the grass was jumping out of the ground. We had to double cut the Greens and fairways 3 days in a row. Yesterday, when I left, the guys stayed on to try and get the rough cut again, but because of the rain, the machine was making a mess so they had to stop. The rough might be a bit long this weekend so I apologise for that.


Young Andrew Henderson is now a Greens Keeper. He held the position as a grounds person for many years and applied for a Greens Keeper position and was successful. We are all delighted for him. That leaves us down one man and we have another member of staff on long term sick so basically we are down 2 Greens staff. That said, Craig Fullerton is my new assistant Manager and he starts on the 17th June. I will then slot into the Green keeping duties for the 2 weeks leading to Captain’s Day to ensure the course is in the best condition it can be.

Craig, when he arrives will pick up the greens committee again and I will introduce him to you all when we have the BRS open night.


This week we received our new John Deere pro gator with sprayer attached, (a £45,000 pound piece of equipment). The equipment fleet is coming along nicely and we have provisionally secured 9 new machines to come before the end of the year. The fleet of new machines will enhance what we have and the newer modern machines will leave a better finish on the course.

Thank you all again. Everything you have suggested has really made the course stand out this year. We are getting great feedback and that’s down to you guys as well flagging up areas you want us to look at.

Now that we have a good standard we want to push on to make the course better and better.

Richard Stewart

Allen Park & Ballyearl Manager


US Kids European Championship

We would like to wish Michael Wilson, Josh Punnoose and Tomas Owens all the best as they travel to East Lothian, Scotland for the US Kids European Championship.

Michael will be competing in “Boys 12” group at The Glen Golf Club

Josh will be competing in “Boys 9” group at Musselburgh Golf Club

Tomas will be competing in “Boys 7 & Under” at Longniddry Golf Club

This is Europe’s premier junior golf tournament and is great to see our juniors competing at such a high level

Best of luck, play well and enjoy the tournament


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