Club Notes – 29th March 2011

LAST CARD IN WINS B MCNAMEE OPEN

There was a huge entry on Saturday for the season’s first Open Competition, The B McNamee Open Stableford with victory going to Gerry Glover (16) who played in the final fourball of the day, almost finishing in the dark. His brilliant score of 45pts was set up with an excellent one over par first nine giving him 25 pts to the turn, a further 20 pts on the back nine left him two clear of his nearest challenger the ever improving Niall Coulter (24) who had led the competition for most of the day with 43 pts, third place went to another relatively new player Dermott Corry (19) with 42 pts, Corry has been showing some great early season form, fourth place went to Peter Doherty Snr( 28) with 41 pts with the final nett prize going to Michael Doyle(16) with 40 pts, Saturdays gross prize went to Patrick Kennedy with a very tidy round of one over par. Whilst the nines went to Oliver McNally (14) 23 pts first nine and to Jim F .Duffy with 22 pts on the second nine.

Prizewinners should note that the presentation for this event plus the John Kelly and Donegal Sports Open will be held on Friday 8th April at 10.00pm.

The winner of Week 10 of the Thursday Club was Pat McAneny with an excellent return of 41 pts over 16 holes, with Eugene Patton the runner up with 40.5pts, third place went to Denis Porter with 37.5 pts. This weeks competition is the last one over 16 holes with the last four weeks over 18 holes and will be qualifying events.

Monday past saw the conclusion of this seasons Monday Club teams event with Selwyn Taylor, Frank McKay, Jim Malcolm and Robert Bell securing first place with 85 pts one ahead of Terence McGranaghan, Paddy Doyle, Vincent Bradley and Pat mcAneny  Niall Coulter, Michael Baldrick, Freddie Patterson and John Brolly finished third a further point back on 83 pts. Many thanks to John Christy and his committee who as always have run this competition impeccably over the Winter Months.

In Ladies golf the weekly competition went to Imelda Doherty with 38 pts over 15 holes, category one was won by Lisa Patton while Category two went to Anne Duffy with 36 pts.

The first Wednesday mixed event is scheduled for Wednesday 6th April.

Good luck to our Junior Fred Daly team who travel to Co. Down on Sunday to take on Royal Belfast with a 6.5-0.5 advantage from the first leg.

Tickets for the club draw are now on sale at the club or from any Council member, this year the tickets are priced at £20 with a prize fund of £8000 on offer, if any member feels they can sell tickets please contact the secretary there is also a great prize for the winning seller this year with the draw itself happening on Sunday 12th June.

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