Monday, August 22, 2016

Update 22nd August

The highlight of the weekend at Boyle GC was the hosting of the James Shivnan Memorial Golf Challenge. The wet conditions did not deter the large field of players, a testament to how well James was universally liked and fondly remembered. The results of the event are as follows: 
1st Jonathan Egan 42pts
2nd Charlie O’Donnell 40pts
Gross Gary Carty 34pts 
3rd Lorcan Egan 40pts
Front 9: Michael Simon
Back 9: Cillian Doyle
Longest Drive: Niall Kearney
Closest the pin: Michael Costello
Ladies: 1st Sandra McCrann, 2nd Mary O’Hara.

The day raised over €2600 which will be donated to the Mayo/Roscommon Palliative Care Team & Oncology Unit Sligo. Thanks to all who supported including those non players who made donations.
A Golfer of the Year Strokeplay Competition was held on Sunday with Seamus Gallagher returning the best score on 67 nett. In second was Club Captain Ross Andrew on the same score, gross went to Gary Carty with 72, and in third was Michael Rush with 69 nett. This result will put Seamus in a strong position on the GOY leaderboard with only three events remaining.
Thursday’s 9 hole result:
1st Lorcan Egan 21pts
2nd Jonathan Egan 20pts
3rd Shane O’Dowd 20pts

Sunday 28th: Lady President’s Prize (Joyce Boles) 
Saturday 27th: The Egg Cup (John Egan Memorial) 
Friday 26th: Lady President’s Scramble (Draw 6.15pm, Tee Off 6.30pm)
Thursday 25th: Men’s 9 Hole Open Competition.

Junior Golf
Junior Golf Lessons will not take place this Saturday morning. It will recommence on Saturday 3rd September from 11am-1pm.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Update 15th August

Sunday’s 9 hole stableford was won by Pat Conroy with 22pts, in second place was Jonathan Egan with 20pts, while in third position was Cian Smith with 20pts. 

Thursday’s men’s 9 hole stableford open was won by Owen Garvin with 22pts, in second was Seamus Gallagher also with 22pts and in third was Liam Whyte with 21pts. 

The Boyle Courthouse Classic which was originally scheduled for last Saturday has now been postponed until the October Bank Holiday Weekend. 


Sunday 21st: Gent’s 18 Hole Stroke GOY Rd 16 / Ladies 18 Hole S/Ford 

Saturday 20th: James Shivnan Memorial Golf Challenge (18 Hole S/ford Open) 
Message from the competition secretary: “All Tee Times Must be Booked Online. Please Book Early as we are expecting a large Turnout – Thank You!” 

Friday 19th: Social Golf (9 Hole Scramble)

Thursday 18th: Men’s 9 Hole Open Stableford. 

Club Matchplay

The King Harmon Cup final for 2016 will be contested between the back to back club foursomes winners Jonathan Egan and Seamus Gallagher. Both overcame their semi final opponents Shane Loftus and Sean Heslin respectively. 

Finally, belated birthday wishes to Sean Heslin who celebrated reaching a significant milestone last Thursday!

Monday, August 8, 2016

Update 8th August

Sunday’s Lorcan Egan Insurance sponsored 18 hole stroke was won by Sean Heslin (10) with a 63 nett, in second was Vincent Egan (18) 64 nett, gross went to Charlie O’Donnell on 73, and in third was Seamus Gallagher (21) 66 nett. The win brings Sean right into contention in the Golfer of the Year competition considering he is guaranteed extra points for the King Harmon matchplay.

Saturday’s last person standing competition was won by Pat Conroy, who finished on the 19th hole. Michael Rush was second also finishing on the same hole. The ladies prize was won by Regina McLoughlin (17th Hole). 

Thursday’s men’s weekly competition was won by Seamus Gallagher with 21pts. In second was Dave Purser with 20pts.

Friday evening’s scramble was won by Michael Reid, Seamus Gallagher, Tommy King & Carmel Keenan.

Thurs 11th August – Men’s 9 Hole Open Competition
Fri 12 August – Social Scramble (Draw 6.30pm)
Sat 13th August – Boyle Courthouse Classic (4 Ball Rumble)
Sun 14th August – 9 Hole S/ford (Re-entry)

Notable Fixture
Saturday 20th August – James Shivnan Memorial Golf Challenge. 
The format will be an 18 hole singles competition with proceeds going to the Mayo/Roscommon Pallitive Care Team and Oncology Unit Sligo. 

Junior Golf
Golf lessons for junior members continues every Saturday morning from 11am-1pm.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Update 3rd August

Captain’s Prize
The Captain’s Day for 2016 took place last Sunday with a large number of members competing for Ross Andrew’s Prize. The best score after the first 18 holes was brought in by student member Cillian Doyle with an excellent 60 nett. David Wynne was two shots further back on 62 while this year’s President’s Prize winner Tommy King sat in sole third on 64 nett. The cut for the third nine fell at 68 with 15 players inside this mark. It was Brendan Gaffney who emerged from the chasing pack adding a 33 over the final 9 holes to his starting score of 66 for a total of 99. This proved to be a target that was unable to be beaten by any of the other 14 players. This is Brendan’s second major victory adding to his win in the 2015 edition of the event. 

A guess the winner competition was held on the day with Jim Mooney being the only person to predict correctly. The proceeds of this competition goes to the Mayo Roscommon Hospice. 

At the presentation Brendan expressed his delight at winning the Captain’s Prize and thanked all the various personnel involved in making the day a success. He commented on the close knit nature of the club and the importance of the strong sense of friendship within it. He also wished us to remember those who are no longer able to be active in club circles due to ill health. 

The presentation of prizes included the Captain’s Prize to the ladies which was held the previous Sunday where Liz Dwyer claimed the top prize. 

Also a presentation was made to Gary Carty in recognition of his course record score of three under par on President’s day. 
Full Result: 
1st Brendan Gaffney
2nd Tom Kearney
27 Gross Sean Heslin
3rd Dave Purser
18 Nett David Wynne
Cat 0-13 Liam Whyte
Cat 14-18 Pat Conroy
Cat 19-28 Tommy King
1st Nine Cian Smith
2nd Nine Jim Mooney 
3rd Nine Jonathan Egan 
Past Captains Eamon Perry
Senior Michael Bannon
Student Cillian Doyle
Visitor John Tiernan
Nearest the Pin Sean Heslin 
Longest Drive Cillian Doyle 

Captain’s Prize to Ladies
1st Liz Dwyer
2nd Kathleen Candon 
Gross Tish Perry 
3rd Sandra McCrann

Other Results

Par 3 Competition Thurs 28th July
1st Sean Heslin 41pts
2nd Cillian Doyle 41pts
3rd Pat Conroy 38pts
Ladies: Patty Dowd 36pts

Scramble 29th July
1st Charlie O’Donnell, Gerry Carty & Paul Connolly

Thurs 4th August – Gents 12 hole Open Competition
Fri 5th August – Social Scramble
Sat 6th August – Last Man Standing 
Sun 7th August – 18 Hole Stroke (Sponsor: Lorcan Egan Insurance )

Club Matchplay
The King Harmon Cup has reached the semi final stage. Jonathan Egan takes on Shane Loftus while on the other side of the draw Seamus Gallagher plays Sean Heslin. 

Interclub Golf
Our Interclub season has come to a close with a defeat in the first round to Ballaghaderreen on Tuesday. It was a closely fought contest with the deciding match going against us on the 20th hole.
Thanks to all who represented the club in the various cups and shields during the year. 

Golfer of the Year

With double points being allocated for the Captain’s Prize, Brendan Gaffney has leapfrogged his way into 2nd place on 67 points. Gary Carty continues to lead on 74 points. Sunday will provide another opportunity for players to gain valuable GOY points.