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Alister McKeever’s Captains Day Arrangements

Friday 4th of August and Saturday 5th of August 2023


Captains Day proceeds as planned with the following Model Local Rules in place:

E-2 Cleaning Ball

When a player’s ball lies in the general area previously called through the green the ball may be lifted, cleaned, and replaced on its original spot without penalty.  [See full wording]Top of Form

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E-3 Preferred Lies

When a player’s ball lies on the fairway only the player may take free relief by lifting, cleaning, and placing a ball within 6 inches of the original spot. [See full wording]

Full wording below.

E-2 Cleaning Ball

When a player’s ball lies the general area, the ball may be lifted, cleaned, and replaced without penalty. The player must mark the spot before lifting the ball (see Rule 14.1) and the ball must be replaced on its original spot (see Rule 14.2).

E-3 Preferred Lies

When a player’s ball lies in the general area cut to fairway height or less, the player may take free relief once by placing the original ball or another ball in and playing it from this relief area:

Reference Point: Spot of the original ball.

Size of Relief Area Measured from Reference Point: 6 inches from the reference point, but with these limits:

Limits on Location of Relief Area: Must not be nearer the hole than the reference point and Must be in the general area.

In proceeding under this Local Rule, the player must choose a spot to place the ball and use the procedures for replacing a ball under Rules 14.2b(2) and 14.2e.

The penalty for breach of a Local Rule is the General Penalty

Friday 4th of August 2023 – Nearest the PIN Shootout and Putting Contest

Alister McKeever invites members to come to the Golf Centre on Friday 4th of August at 18:30.

Entrance fee: £5 includes entry into the nearest the PIN Shootout, Putting Contest and burger / hot dog plus a drink.

  • Registration will open at 18:30 and the draw will take place at 19:00.
  • If you arrive after 19:00 you can still participate in the putting contest.
  • The Nearest the Pin will take place on the 9th of the PAR 3 / Driving Range subject to weather conditions.
  • Members will be given three shots with the ball closest to the pin progressing to the next round.

Saturday 5th of August 2023 – Captains Day Competition.

Alister McKeever invites members to his Captains Day on Saturday 5th of August.

  • Tee times have been published and are available on or via the Touch Screen.
  • Entrance Fee is £5 per person.
  • Prizes include Captains Prize, Best Gross and 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the three sections. *
  • Goodie Bags should be collected from the caterer prior to your round.
  • Breakfast Bap [Bacon, Sausage & Egg] will be served from 7:45 until 13:30. Members should ideally collect their food prior to their round as service will stop at 13:30.

Members should allow enough time prior to their round to collect their goodie bag, breakfast bap and be on the first tee for their allotted time.

* Members must have eight competitions on their scoring record in 2023 to be eligible to win one of the main prizes on both Captains Day and Presidents Day. General Play score will not be accepted. The only exception will be for a valid medical reason BUT members must notify Match & Handicap at least one week in advance to be granted this exemption.

Saturday 5th of August 2023 – Charity Challenge

On the 6th hole there will be a chance to win a fantastic prize donated by Club Captain

Saturday 5th of August 2023 – Refreshments / Ballot

There will be refreshments at the 10th tee box, where ballot tickets for the draw at the Captains Day Dinner which is raising funds for the Captains Charity Hope House.

Saturday 5th of August 2023 – Afternoon Entertainment in Barnaby’s

If you can not make the Dinner and Prize Giving, why not join the Captain in Barnaby’s for some live music from Aidan Logan.

Saturday 5th of August 2023 – Captains Day Dinner and Prize Giving

Friday at 18:00 is your last chance to secure tickets by contacting Rab Blundell.
Payment must be received before the event

Club Championship Qualifiers

Saturday 29th of July 2023

The following members have qualified for the competition

NameQualifying ScoresTotal
Gerard McIlroy63 + 66129
Ronan Gunn63 + 70133
Terry Johnston68 + 65133
William Watson68 + 68136
Matthew McClintock76 + 61137
Kevin Patton64 + 73137
Jonathan Morgan70 + 67137
Ian Gilchrist70 + 67137
Gary Beattie69 + 68137
George Gillanders70 + 68138
Conor Fay71 + 68139
Dennis Murray70 + 69139
Robert Lenaghan Jnr67 + 73140
Caoileann Meehan72 + 68140
Ryan Hanna79 + 62141
Nigel Beattie76 + 65141
Chris Reid66 + 75141
Stephen Fox67 + 74141
Robert Lenaghan68 + 74142
David Huggins69 + 73142
Michael O’Kane77 + 66143
Alasdair Sim76 + 67143
Bradley Buchanan68 + 75143
Robert Frazer74 + 69143
Kieran Mallon69 + 74143
Stephen Halliday70 + 73143
Niall Dunn71 + 72143
Alfred Axon67 + 77144
Nigel Carlisle68 + 76144
James Ireland74 + 70144
Aaron Hynds74 + 70144
Barry Lynagh73 + 71144


  • First round will tee off between 8:04 and 8:44
  • Lunch served in the members room at approximately 12:30
  • Second round will tee off as soon as all other members have teed off in the competition.
  • If you confirm your intention to play, your name will be removed from the start sheet
  • First round groups will be confirmed on the evening of Friday 28th of July 2023

2023 East Antrim League

For the first time since 2019 the East Antrim League will return in 2023.  If members want to represent the Club add your name to the sheets in the members room

Overview of Format

There are two leagues with four teams in each. In 2023 we will play two matches at home and one away.

  1. All matches are four-ball better-ball, course handicap, strokes from the low player (90% difference).
  2. Matches can be played on either Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday of the calendar week stipulated for the match.
  3. Course Handicap limit is 24, any individual with a higher handicap may participate but must play of the max course handicap limit of 24.
  4. Pairings and Order of Play must be in order of handicap, lowest handicaps first and then ascending order.
  5. Competition Tees used for your typical Monthly Medal with an approved course rating are to be used for matches.
  6. It is recommended that teams assemble at 4.40pm to tee off promptly at 5.00pm – 5.15pm