Mick Preston, organiser of the first DON Club weekend in 1994 at Thorpeness in Suffolk.
Mick was in the lead after 2 days in 1995 at Dromoland. On Saturday night while in Ennis Mick administered some chastisment to a "dickhead" who was trying to irritate Lee. It was Lee who gave him the go ahead, however, Mick busted his hand and was not able to play on the Sunday. Hence the nickname "Psycho".
In Spain 2002 Mick was again in the lead going into the last day. Him and Noel McClean decided that the leaders would go out first not last and ended up playing each other, forgetting there were others behind. Lee scored 41 points and won.
Mick has consistantly driven the ball further than anybody else, but there is the old saying, "the trees are full of big hitters". He regularly shoots 22-24 points on back nines, after shooting less than 10 on the front nine. Some year he will hold it together.
When playing Gold Coast in 1997 we had a bottle of Tequila, which included a worm. It was agreed that whoever got and ate the worm would be awarded 36 points for the next day. Mick did the worm but did not take the points.
Mick won for the first time in Blarney 2008, winning the Aaron Bergin Trophy over 2 days with 37 points on the Sunday.
Over the June bank holiday weekend in Gold Coast, Dungarvan, Mick finally fulfilled all that potential when he destroyed the field and won with the largest ever margin 21 points. Mick scored 33, 32 and 37 points.
In 2010 at Mount Wolsoley and again in 2011 at Killarney Mick became the first player to win three in a row.
Champion of the DON Club in 2009, 2010 and 2011
Captains Prize Winner in 2008