Club News – 8th October 2013

Successful Captains Outing
Club Captain, Dr Ciaran Kelly, led his Captains outing to North Donegal to the beautiful Portsalon links with a total of 129 golfers making the trip on a perfect sunny day and the entire occasion proved to be a fantastic success. The Captain himself was a man in great form, putting his local course knowledge to great use returning a brilliant 43pts thanks to a superb level par back nine the joint best gross score of the day!

The winner of the outing was Paddy¬†O’Kane (9) with 40 pts, Paddy is somewhat of a course specialist also, this being his third Captains Outing win on this links!, the runner up was Maurice Doherty (18) also with 40 pts, third went to Joe Elliot (14) with 38 pts, with fourth going to Pat Patton (14) with 38 pts, fifth place was claimed by Gerry Casey (14) with yet another total of 38pts. The gross went to Ben Corry (5) with 31 gross pts, the nines went to Francie Devine and to Gary King who had a remarkable eagle, birdie finish.

The Captain thanked all the members for attending the outing in such numbers and the host club for their hospitality on the day.

With so many golfers away a club 18 holes sweep was played in Strabane with Frankie Gallagher (7) the winner with 41pts, Martin Foley (21) took second with 39 pts with James Harron (10)t hird also with 39pts, the gross was claimed by Conal Cooke (1) with a one over par round.

Thursday Club – Week 2
Week 2 of the Thursday club went to Noel McCrory (15) with 40 pts, the runner up was Chris McDermott (11) with 40 pts with Dr Paul Armstrong (14) third with 39 pts, the visitors prize went to Johnny Potts (21) with an excellent 42 pts.

Monday Club
11 teams took part in this weeks Monday Teams with Denis Porter, Jimmy Wasson, Hugh Casey and George Turner the winners with 97 Nett, second place went to Jim Arbuckle, Pascal McGillian, Terence McDermott and Jimmy Duncan also with 97 pts Nett.

Club Matchplay
The club matchplay events also came to a close at the weekend with Michael Baldrick winning the Gallagher Memorial Cup with a close fought win over Brian Cairns which finished on the last green. Nicky Patton took the Jones Cup with a win over Freddie Patterson.

The Leo Kavanagh Winter Cup gets underway this Sunday 13th with 32 pairings having entered.

Fixtures:
Thur 10th Oct – Thursday club week 3. 18 holes Qualifying.
Sat 12th Oct – Dixies Bar Open.
Sun 13th – Leo Kavanagh Memorial Winter Cup.
Mon 14th – Monday teams.

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