Neil Fyfe Memorial Cup 06.09.18

Neil Fyfe Memorial Cup 06.09.19

Well what a day. 85 golfers took to the course for a shotgun start at Vistabella on what started off as a rather overcast morning. The clouds soon gave way to sunshine and with that came the usual breeze that accompanies golf at Vistabella.

There were plenty of good scores, but as usual there was always a player that struggled more than others. As the event was sponsored by more than our usual sponsors due to the hard work put in by Floody, the prize for Tony Stock was a playing lesson with the resident pro at Vistabella, Pearse McMurray.

There was plenty to play for with the 2’s pot which was eventually shared by 7 players: Gareth Davies, Danny Toft, Joost Boelhouwer, Adrian Bull, Phil de Lacy, Gavin Riddall and Dave Lethaby.

There were nearest the pins on every hole and these were won by: Danny Toft with 2, Callum Hitcham with 2 Eva Pettersson with 2, Joost Boelhouwer with 2 and Darren Hancock with 2. The remaining 8 were taken by Dave Lethaby, Pearse McMurray, Deb Rose, Lee Richards, Warren Harris, Mickey Rea, John Aird and Gavin Riddall. Men’s longest drive was also won by Gavin Riddall and after 3 men had tried to sneak in on the Ladies Longest drive that was eventually won by Deb Rose.

As this event was not part of the Order of Merit it was just a straight shoot out for the top 10 places. It was a tight affair with only 3 points separating the top 10. 10th to 4th all scoring 37 points, but on countback 10th was Eva Pettersson, 9th was Warren Harris, 8th Deb Rose being pipped by husband Darrell in 7th, Dean Tracey taking 6th, Willie Aitken taking 5th and Graham Milne taking 4th. 3rd and 2nd were also separated by countback both on 38 points, Max Brown who attends the Neil Fyfe Academy at Vistabella taking 3rd with Michael Rea taking 2nd.

This year saw the inaugural Real Deal Trophy for the best lady golfer and this was won by Deb Rose.

So on to the winner and it was rather fitting this year that a player who is normally so reserved took the spoils. Even more fitting is the fact that for the first time he was able to get his name on the trophy that is dedicated in honour of his late friend Neil Fyfe. Tony Flood, take a bow sir. 40 points and although not an Order of Merit could well see the handicap committee introduce rule 19!!!

After the golf everybody descended on the Alehouse for the annual Auction, raffle and Prize giving and thanks to all who attended, bid on items, bought raffle tickets and donated a fantastic €7100 was raised for the Neil Fyfe Golf Foundation.

I for one am already looking forward to next years event.

Thank you all for making it a fantastic day and special thanks to Tony Flood for all the hard work he puts in to get the sponsors that make it such a special fixture in the calendar.

Our next event is at Las Ramblas where we have managed to get an extra tee time. So if you do have your name down and cannot make it please cancel yourself off to give one of the members on the waiting list the chance to register.

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