Monday, June 27, 2016

Update 27th June

The Lady Captain's Day took centre stage on Sunday with 27 holes being played to determine the winner of Tish Perry's prize. Congratulations to Claire Cryan who emerged victorious on the day and also well done to all the other prizewinners. Full list as follows: 1st Claire Cryan; 2nd Liz Dwyer; Gross Peggy Feely; 3rd Joyce Boles; 18 Nett Regina McLoughlin; Cat 0-20 Joey Mullaney; Cat 21-28 Susan O’Majoney; Cat 29-36 Kathleen Candon; 1st Nine Annette Bartlett; 2nd Nine Sandra McCrann; 3rd Nine Mandy Toolan; Beginner Deirdre O’Reilly. 
In the Lady Captain's Prize to Men also played on Sunday, first place went to John McGuinn (9) 40pts, 2nd Paddy Nangle (15) 39pts, Gross Charlie O’Donnell 28pts (gross score) & 3rd Paul Connolly (19) 38pts. The Golfer of the Year Competition is now through round 11. An updated leaderboard will be available on the club's website. 
On Friday, the Lady Captain's Scramble and barbecue took place. The winning team was Brendan Gaffney, Lionel Lynn, Criona O’Donnell. 
Last Thursday's gent's open 12 hole was won by Michael Rush with 28pts. In second was Michael Simon 27 pts, and Terry Canning completed the top three also on 27pts.

This upcoming Saturday and Sunday (July 2nd & 3rd) the Fore Club Alliance competition will take place. The alliance comprises of ourselves and three neighbouring 9 hole courses - Ballaghaderreen, Castlerea & Strokestown. We invite all members from the aforementioned clubs to come and play on either of these days. The course is in great condition right now so you're sure to enjoy your visit! Format is an 18 hole stableford and tee booking is available through the club website. 
Other competitions scheduled for this week include the men's open competition on Thursday and Friday evening's scramble (draw 6.30pm). 
Open Week 
Open Week is only one week away now. Thanks to all those who have given their sponsorship to help ensure it will be a success. It is very much appreciated!  The week opens with a 9 hole stroke on Monday 4th July for ladies and gents. Tuesday July 5th is Ladies Day (18 hole stableford), with a 9 hole stableford for gents. Bar & Catering facilities will be available each day. The remainder of the schedule to be covered in next week's report.

Interclub Golf
Commiserations to the Jimmy Bruen team who exited the competition on Saturday in the zone final at the hands of Tubbercurry. 
Attention now turns to the Jack O'Sullivan team captained by Sean Heslin who commence their campaign on Thursday with an away tie against Ballymote.

Club Matchplay
Well done to Jonathan Egan and Seamus Gallagher who retained their club foursomes title on Wednesday last, comprehensively defeating Willie Tiernan and Michael Gilmartin in the final. 
A reminder to players involved in round three matches in the King Harmon Cup, the deadline for those matches is Saturday July 2nd. 

Get Into Golf
Professional tuition with Peter Duignan returns this Wednesday evening. It is week 4 of the 5 week program for kids. The two time slots are 6-7pm and 8-9pm. 
Peter will also be conducting ladies and gents group lessons for beginners and improvers from 7-8pm on Wednesday. The cost of the session is €8 and newcomers are always very welcome. It is open to all - you don't have to be a member. Contact Gary on 0860682116 for more info. 
Free lessons for junior members continues every Saturday morning from 11am-1pm.

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