Orr Strikes Thursday Society Gold

Another beautiful golfing day was the reward of the Thursday Society stalwarts this week as Derry’s October continued to outmanoeuvre Autumn! On this occasion it took a four-way break-of-tie to decide the prize winners when 39 points was the contestants identical score. When the rules were applied it was the unfortunate  Mr Seamus Given(18) who was done out of a prize by virtue of an inferior back nine to that of his opponents, and that result was despite his superb 22 point tally on the opening nine holes. Mr Stephen Orr’s 39 points proved best of the four achieved. A birdie 4 at the tricky Par 5 3rd,”Longfellow” was followed by a bogey, double-bogey blip but then a fine birdie three at the notorious card-wrecker Par 4 5th, “The Gap” settled the nerves and Mr Orr returned 20 points for his front nine and added a further 19 points for the last nine holes to lift first prize. Meanwhile, Mr Noel O’Connell(Sen) (18) was rolling back the years and demonstrating that major knee surgery is no obstacle to golfing prowess! An outward half of 20 points, where he included a superb birdie three at the infamously fickle Par 4 6th,”Swilken” was followed by a fine back nine addition of 19 points that was only separated from the winners score by Mr O’Connell’s Bogey at the 17th versus Mr Orr’s par at the same hole. Mr David McIvor (16) took third prize by virtue of his 21/18 split.

The postponed Thursday Society’s Harry Bryson Trophy will be played for on Thursday next 27th.  

Results & Report: Martin Doherty

20.10.16 Thursday Society wk 3






 Stephen Orr




Noel O'Connell [Sen]




David McIvor



CSS:   70(36pts).  *Break of tie.