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NGK Northern Ireland Golf Day

NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd customers competed in the company’s 23rd Northern Ireland Golf Day at Portstewart Golf Club in an event that saw a hard-fought, but sporting contest for honours.

Overall winner of the prestigious NGK Golf Shield and of the low handicap section was Vincent McCaffery, of Antrim Autoparts, who scored 39 points, pipping Cecil Holmes, from Karkraft Belfast, by a point, with Gary Rodgers, of Ballynahinch Motor Factors, finishing third with 34 points

NGK staff and competition winners line-up at the prize evening at the Ramada Hotel in Portrush
NGK staff and competition winners line-up at the prize evening at the Ramada Hotel in Portrush

David Davidson, of Woodstock Motorparts Belfast, topped the high handicap section with 41 points with Elmer Wallace, of Paints and Components, Ballymoney, on 31 points in second place and Ian Scott, of Carryduff Autoparts – who won the longest drive competition – third with 28 points.

Eric Reid, of Colin Adams Motor Parts, Newtownards: so close to his first hole in one
Eric Reid, of Colin Adams Motor Parts, Newtownards: so close to his first hole in one

Stewart Neill, Area Manager (Ireland), NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd, took the nearest to the pin prize and Tim Ward, NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd Deputy General Manager ­– Sales & Business Development, won the NGK staff prize.

Eric Reid, of Colin Adams Motor Parts, Newtownards, almost achieved his first ever hole in one when his drive at the 17th hole par 3 ended less than one inch from the hole.

Stewart Neill said: “Played on a dry and rather warm day, competition was fierce, but friendly, and everyone had a great time.”