Saturday saw the inaugural Captains Day at the newly formed Lough Erne Golf Club.
Captain George Dean and his committee had led the club to GUI affiliation late last year, and it was now time for George to host the first ever Captain’s day.
All the preparation by hotel and grounds staff was rewarded by glorious sunshine on the day.
The course was magnificent and in particular the well contoured greens with surprisingly fast and true putting surfaces.
Most players struggled to come to terms with the conditions and many a birdie putt was just lagged up to the hole.
Not everyone had such problems though, and Conor McEnhill prevailed to score a very creditable 40 points to take the Captain’s prize.
Suffice to say Conor also managed to put the trophy to good use at the bar, generously filing it with many new cocktail recipes, much to the delight of his friends!
Jonny Gibson came a close second with 38 points playing off an eight handicap. A very good round of golf indeed. Third was the ever consistent Dermott Burns with 37 points and Simon O’Hare took fourth with 35 points and a very strong back nine. The gross prize went to Richard Moore with 28 gross points. Mary Sloan took the ladies prize with 33 points.
The evening festivities went from strength to strength with music from Carlo Lucchesi.
George thanked everyone involved for their efforts and attendance but it has to be said nobody gave more to the day than George himself.
George nominated the Horizon West children’s Hospice at Killadeas as his charity and all donations went to this worthy cause.