ICE Golfer of the Year Announced

29 September 2014
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Gavin Wilson capped a remarkable season in this year's ICE Northern Ireland Golf Society with victory at Captain's Day, a title which also saw him secure the title of Golfer of the Year. Captain's Day, hosted by Captain Peter Quinn at Dungannon Golf Club, was the final event in 2014 for the ICE NI Golf Society, which meets regularly throughout the summer months to play a variety of courses. Gavin collected the Captain's Day Shield and a Galway Crystal vase following a score of 38pts, which was just enough to pip a group of players on 37pts.

This win, together with a successful defence of the Milway Cup at Belvoir Park and victory in the Late Spring Outing at Shandon Park gave Gavin a best three card total of 110pts. This provided just enough to secure the Golfer of the Year Claret jug, with Gavin just pipping Derek Munro on 107pts, who also enjoyed a fine season.

Gavin, who is a member of our bridge and marine section, said, "Golf can be a very frustrating game at times, but this year my play has been very consistent and to pick up these prizes along the way has been incredible. I'd like to thank Captain Peter Quinn along with Jack McFarland and David Porter, who together put a lot of effort into organising the events. I'm particularly proud of my defence of the Milway Cup, which was first contested by the society in 1964, exactly 50 years ago. I'm looking forward to next season and I'll be trying my best to make three Milway Cups in a row next year, something which has never been done!"

Gavin's successes this year seen him selected to represent ICE NI at the annual Thomas Telford Trophy, which for 2014 was held at Gullane Golf Club, near Edinburgh. The team, which included Peter Quinn, Edward Bill and Geoff Allister, finished fourth in a strong competition, with ICE North East proving the best of the 13 teams competing.