OPEN WEEK - The club held a very successful Open Week from Monday the 2nd to Friday the 6th of July. All competitions during the week were well supported, aided by the superb weather conditions. The presentation of the week's prizes was held on Friday evening in the clubhouse directly after receipt of all cards for the last competition of the week. The club held a barbecue in conjunction with the presentation and we wish to convey our gratitude to Boyle and District Angling Club for the use of their equipment, which was operated by the very capable Jordan Maye.
Terry Canning, captain of the men's section , thanked several people in his speech, but paid special tribute to the volunteers who keep the course and clubhouse ticking over. In particular, he thanked Michael Rush for the enormous effort he had put in over preceding weeks that ensured a successful staging of all scheduled competitions. Terry also thanked the businesses of Boyle town and the surrounding areas without whose generous sponsorship there would be no Open Week.
The list of winners is as follows -
Monday -Ladies 9 hole Strokeplay - 1st Anna Smith, 2nd Tish Perry, Gross - Moira Egan, 3rd Kathleen Candon, Visitor - Valerie Quinn.
Gents 9 hole Strokeplay - 1st Martin Wynne, 2nd Paddy Egan, Gross Brendan Gaffney, 3rd Paddy Nangle,
Visitor Gerry Emmett.
Tuesday - Ladies Day 18 hole Strokeplay - 1st Paula Cull, 2nd Phil Emmett, Gross Tish Perry, 3rd Ruth Hogg, Visitor Beatrice Timlin
Gents 9 hole Stableford - 1st Paddy Egan, 2nd Vincent Egan, 3rd Lorcan Egan, Visitor Seamus Connolly.
Wednesday - Ladies and Gents 9 hole Stableford 1st - Michael Simon, 2nd Valentin Mirt, 3rd Seamus Gallagher, Visitor Mary O'Rourke.
Mixed Foursomes - 1st Paddy Egan/Carmel McGarry, 2nd Colm Loftus/Kathleen Candon, 3rd Darragh and Margaret Loftus, Visitor Jonathan Egan/Lizzy O'Sullivan.
Thursday - Ladies 9 hole Stableford - 1st Mary O Hara, 2nd Mary Lombard, 3rd Carmel Keenan, Visitor Brigid Mannion
Gents 18 hole Stroke - 1st Conor Hamill, 2nd Seamus Gallagher, Gross Patrick Egan, 3rd Paul Connolly, Visitor Noel Sheerin
Friday - 3 ball Scramble - 1st Brendan Gaffney/Susan O'Mahoney/Daniel Casey, 2nd Terry Canning/Seamus Gallagher/Marie Gallagher, 3rd Patrick Egan/Jonathan Egan/Paddy McLoughlin, Visitors Anna Smith/Michael Masterson/Dermot Monaghan.
Some notable prize winners were Valentin Mirt and Daniel Casey winning their first ever prizes and Conor Hamill winning his first "trophy" competition, it's always great to see new challengers making their presence felt.
Our lady captain, Marie Hanmore-Cawley presented mens' captain Terry Cannng with a bottle of brandy on behalf of the club to celebrate his "hole in one" in the mens' competition on Thursday.
SUMMER SHOW FUNDRAISER - An 18 hole Stableford fundraiser for Boyle Horse and Summer Show was held on Saturday the 30th of June. 1st place - Seamus Gallagher 38 points, 2nd Michael Gilmartin 36 points, 3rd place Conor Hamill 34 points.
GEELAN TROPHIES COMPETITION - Frank Geelan sponsored an 18 hole Stableford competition on Sunday the 1st of July which was own by Shane Loftus with 39 points, in 2nd was Sean Mcloughlin with 37 and Charlie O'Donnell came 3rd with 36 points.
GOLFSTYLE COMPETITION - Golfstyle , who are based in the Liosban Industrial Estate just off the Tuam Road in Galway, kindly sponsored our mens' 18 hole Strokeplay on Sunday the 8th of July. 1st - Gerry O'Hara, 2nd - Ross Andrew, Gross - Lorcan Egan, 3rd -Vincent Egan.
FIXTURES - The biggest event for the coming week is Lady Captains weekend, commencing with a Scramble next Friday to which all members are invited. There will be an 18 hole competition for the men on Sunday the 15th, but the most important competition of the day is of course the Lady Captains Prize, which is the biggest event of the year for the ladies of the club. This years lady captain is Marie Hanmore-Cawley.