PHILIP ORR INITIATED THE " DUNGANNON CRICKET CLUB GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS " IN 1974 TAKING THE OUTING TO BUSHFOOT . DES BURROWES AND BILLY ADRAIN SHARED THE TROPHY. BILLY HAD BACK TO BACK WINS AT BALLYCASTLE AND ROSAPENNA. THE WIND WAS GALE FORCE AT BALLYCASTLE WITH BASIL McNAMEE HAVING GREAT TROUBLE PUSHING THE FRONT DOOR OF THE MARINE HOTEL SHUT. CONDITIONS WERE EXTREME AT BALLYCASTLE AND HAVE OCCURED ON A REGULAR BASIS OVER THE YEARS SINCE THEN.
PHILIP ORR IS THE ONLY PLAYER TO PLAY IN EVERY CHAMPIONSHIP SINCE 1974 AND HAS WON ON SEVEN OCCASIONS TO BE THE MOST SUCCESSFUL GOLFER IN THE CLUB. BOB KERR WON ON SIX OCCASIONS BUT UNFORTUNATELY BOB DIED IN 2007 SUPPORTING IRELAND AT THE WORLD CUP THE NIGHT AFTER IRELAND DEFEATED PAKISTAN. BOB WAS EXCELLENT COMPANY AND HE HAS BEEN SADLY MISSED BY US ALL. HE TOOK A GREAT INTEREST IN THE FORTUNES OF DUNGANNON LONG AFTER HE HAD MOVED INTO THE ADMINISTRATION OF IRISH CRICKET AND KEPT US UP TO SPEED ON THE PROGRESS OF IRISH CRICKET AND THE CLUB GOLFERS OBSERVED A MINUTES SILENCE TO RESPECT HIS PASSING ON TO THAT BIG CRICKET GROUND IN THE SKY.
Portstewart Strand was played in 1977 and threw up a surprise winner in Terry Houston on his only appearence. This course proved to be difficult
The following the Old Portstewart course was chosen and the Championship was Played there for four years until Bob Kerr took the Championship to Greencastle where it remained for the next eleven years because of the excellent service provided by Mr McNamarra in his Moville Hotel. Bob Kerr chalked up five wins in this time.
n. b. THE WINNER CHOOSES THE NEXT VENUE.
Phil Orr then moved the venue to Narin and PortNoo in 1993.
In 1995 Mike Crooks moved to Ballyliffin ,then Port Salon followed by Dunfannaghy
Bob Kerr then moved on to Roe Valley in 1998.
Danny Costelloe moved back to Ballyliffin in 1999.
Fred Eannetta returned to Dunfannaghy in 2000
Chris Adrain moved to a new venue , Bundoran.
Phil Orr returned to Ballyliffin 2002.
Chris Adrain moved to another new venue, Strandhill in 2003.
Fred Eannetta returned to Narin/Port Noo in 2004.
Basil McNamee introduced another new venue moving to Ballyboffey in 2005.
David Alexander returned to Ballyboffey in 2006.
Phil Orr returned to Port Salon in 2007. THE MOST DIFFICULT COURSE PLAYED
Mike Crooks moved on to a new venue, Letterkenny in 2008 and then back to Narin/Port Noo in 2009.
Chris Adrain is moving on to CastleDargan in 2010, the course designed by Dungannon's own Darren Clarke.
Gareth Eannetta took the event to another new venue, HEADFORT near KELLS.
CASTLE DARGAN RESULTS
GARETH EANNETTA 71
MIKE CROOKS 70
GARY SOMERVILLE 63
CHRIS ADRAIN 62
PHIL ORR 60
BRIAN STEENSON 60
BILLY ADRAIN 60
FRED EANNETTA 54
DAVID FERGUSON 54
RON CHARLES 52
NEAL KERR 52
PETER McNAMEE 50
DANNY COSTELLOE 49
EDDIE McCOMBES 45
BASIL McNAMEE 45
MIKE McNAMEE 44
MARTIN SMITH 42