Bank Holiday Open – Monday 31st August

On Monday 31st August we are running our Bank Holiday Open, the competitions kick off at 9.30 and the last tee time in 15.30. There are plenty of spaces left so why not drop down and get involved with one of the following Competitions –

Open Mixed Greensomes: £8.00 Member Pair £16.00 Visitor Pair.
0.6 of Lower Handicap & 0.4 of Higher Handicap

Mens & Ladies Open Stableford: £4.00 Members, £15.00 Visitors

** Due to Limited Booking Ability the Booking Timesheet will only state Ladies & Gents Singles.
** Should you Wish to Play in Greensomes, Book Your Selected Tee Time & Inform the Professional on arrival

To Book:  Via Web Link or 91 270922 (opt 4)

Weekend winner – Member Interview 7th & 8th August 2015

We all see the name at the top of the weekly winners sheet but lets find out some more from them – Weekly winner Tarek Qutteineh answers a few questions…

Name: Tarek Qutteineh
Handicap before: 18
Handicap after: 16.6
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At what point during your round did you think you were going to have a good score?
I got a feeling after I scored par on the 5th (a rare thing for me) I hate to say anything to my playing partners and hate it when whoever is scoring my card says, “you’re scoring well.”

Did you get nervous at all? No, not at all.
Best shot of the round was? Second (5 iron) into the 5th. Rolled past the flag leaving a 25ft putt for birdie which I left agonisingly short.

Any bad shots?
Yes, several. Tee shot on 16 was probably the worst, it left me between the 4th and 16th fairway in the trees.

How long are you a member of Bangor Golf Club?
Since October 2014

What is your favourite hole on the course and why?
I love the view from the 8th Tee box, and generally play it well.

What is your favourite course ever played?
Royal County Down

What one course do you want to play at?
The Old Course at Royal County Down

Your favourite club in your bag is?
58 degree wedge

Have you ever had a hole in one?
Never

Favourite professional golfer and why?
Rory McIlroy, he’s a local legend now and after McDowell and Clarke, he’s really put Northern Ireland on the map.

Your ideal 4 ball?
Rory, Boris Johnston & Seve.

 

 

Weekend winner – Member Interview 24th & 25 July 2015

We all see the name at the top of the weekly winners sheet but lets find out some more from them – Weekly winner Darren Stewart answers a few questions…

Name: Darren Stewart
Handicap before: 16.5
Handicap after: 11.8
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At what point during your round did you think you were going to have a good score?
Never! The trademark collapse always loomed large.

Did you get nervous at all?
Not really – I’m well used to collapsing by now.

Best shot of the round was?
They were all great shots given the scale of the hangover!

Any bad shots?
• One or two – Rattling straight into the 6th tee safety mesh from the Par 3 14th springs to mind.

How long are you a member of Bangor Golf Club?
• 1 year, almost to the day.

What is your favourite hole on the course and why?
• I’d have to say the 18th – it’s always the closest hole to the 19th!

What is your favourite course ever played?
• Hamilton Island GC, Whitsunday Islands, Queensland. Fantastic part of the world.

What one course do you want to play at?
• Possibly Pebble Beach. That may change about 3 holes in though….

Your favourite club in your bag is?
• At the minute my Ping Glide Wedges, although that’s not to say the very same clubs won’t be on eBay next week!

Have you ever had a hole in one?
• Yes, several on the Xbox. Oh, in real life you mean? Then no.

Favourite professional golfer and why?
• Probably Pablo Larrazabal at the minute – you have to respect a man who gets chased down into a lake by hornets and goes on to birdie the hole – now that’s impressive!

Your ideal 4 ball?
• Quite happy with my current 4 ball – good bunch of lads! I’d have to say though playing with Bill Murray, Stevie Gerrard and our Rors would be some craic. I’d have Frostbit Boy (GRRRR…) caddying of course.

Q&A with Captain Bobby Gray

 

Many of you know our Captain Bobby Gray but we thought we should delve a bit more into this man who never seems to be away from the club. We put together some questions that will hopefully give you a better understanding of Captain  bgray

When did you join Bangor Golf Club?
1981/82

What attracted you to join Bangor GC?
I lived beside 13th hole at the time but also Friends who were members plus the attractions of a good course in the centre of town.

Can you remember your handicap when you joined?
They gave me 16

What is your handicap now?
12 (once got to 6)

Have you seen much change with the course or club during your time here?
Yes the look of the course has changed dramatically with it now looking a well-wooded course it was much more wide open when I joined. Also the condition is now superb, drainage and new green maintenance has created an excellent playing course. When I joined there was an entirely different winter course.

Also we have lost a great hole – the old twelfth due to pressure on our boundaries.

The club has grown in playing numbers and the clubhouse has changed with new snooker room, upgraded function room etc

 13thbangor What is your favourite hole on the course and why?The 13th just the best golf hole on the course.

What is your least favourite hole on the course and why?
16th – always birdie it when I have a bad card, and double bogey it when I have a good one (at least that is the way it seems

 

If you could make one change to a hole what would it be?
Improve the twelfth, so we can use whole green and make front more challenging. (Would also like 16 to be a long par four to improve our handicaps)

What is your favourite course played?
No doubt, Royal County Down is everything a great course should be. It has a superb location and is a great test of golf.
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Your favourite club in your bag is?
At the minute none of them! It used to be the pitching wedge.

Have you ever had a hole in one?
Yes I have had 2, one at our twelfth and one at Carnalea’s fifteenth. Four iron at twelfth and 5 iron at Carnalea

What is your best memory in playing golf?
It has to be Winning Captains Day and the Trustees Cup in the same year.

Who is your favourite professional golfer and why?
Jack Nicklaus, everything I admire in a great sportsman. Dedicated to his pursuit of excellence, a total competitor who also respects the civilities of the game. Never a backward step always try was his driving force. His win at Augusta when he was 46 was one of the great sporting moments.

Who would be in your ideal 4 ball?
Hard question, most people I play this great game with provide great company and enjoyment. From my other great sporting love it would have to be 3 great cricketers – Ricky Ponting who plays of -1.5, Viv Richards 9 and Brian Lara who plays off 8. I would then partner up with Ponting to win the money and spend all that time talking to true legends. Also recently played with BJ Kissock, John Neill and Stephen Gordon at RCD a great fourball

Finally, what will be your favourite memory of your year in Captaincy?
The friendship of members, sharing the excitement of watching our teams compete and hopefully a win in the All Ireland mixed foursomes, but if asked for just one it would be a great Captain’s Day with a great winner.

 

Many thanks to our Captain for taking the time and effort to answer the questions put to him

Bangor Tourism Week – 9th – 16th August

Tourism week will run this year from 9th to 16th August and includes loads of different formats.

Sunday 9th Men’s & Ladies Open Stableford

Monday 10th Open 4BBB Ladies & Gents 4BBB Stableford

Tuesday 11th Juvenile Open 8.30 – 1.30 9 hole stableford 2pm – 7pm

Wednesday 12th Ladies & Gents open Seniors & Veterans Stableford

Thursday 13th Men’s & Ladies open Stableford

Friday 14th Men’s & Ladies Texas Scramble team event

Saturday 15th Men’s & Ladies open Stroke

Sunday 16th Open Mixed Greensomes Stableford

 

Booking online opens on Wednesday 1st July @ 10am

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