Club News – 22nd October 2013

Successful golfing season draws to a close.

A very successful Golfing season under the captaincies of Dr Ciaran Kelly and Lady Captain Annette Patton is rapidly drawing to a close at the Ballycolman links.  The club claimed a record five Tyrone & Fermanagh trophies this season and finished as runners up in the Donegal League.  The Jimmy Carroll team finished fourth in Ireland and lifted an Ulster Pennant, our Ladies Betterball had a magnificent win in the Tyrone & Fermanagh Betterball Trophy and not forgetting our Junior Golfers who reached the last eight in Ulster in the Fred Daly.

The Dixies Open, which was the final sponsored Saturday open, was played on Saturday 12th October with an excellent late season entry of 150 golfers.

The winner was Ronnie Wiley(11) with an excellent 41 pts, the runner up was Hugh Byrne (20) with 40 pts, Gerry Quinn (22) finished third with 39 pts, with Brian Brolly (11) also with 39 pts with Freddie Patterson (6) fifth with 38 pts, the gross in this one went to Patrick kennedy with a level par round of 36pts.

Junior member Eoin O’Neill became the 13th golfer to record a hole in one this season holing a perfect 8 iron shot at the second hole, Eoin will now recieve an exclusive Boss watch for his achievement.

Saturday Sweep
Last Saturdays event was a club sweep played off the yellow markers and saw some very good scoring.
The winner was Paul McLaughlin (18) with 42 pts just getting the better of Liam Curry (11) on break of tie, third place went to Paul O’Neill (16) with 41 pts, the gross went to Conor Sharkey (6) with 33 gross pts.

Thursday Club week 4
The winner of the fourh series in the Thursday Club was Foncie McNally (15) with 37 pts, the runner up was Jim Arbuckle (18) with 36 pts with Liam McCool (19) third with 36 pts, the winning visitor was Declan Lynch (10) with 38 pts.

Last weeks competition was played over 15 holes and was non Qualifying, Brian Haughey(14) produced a remarkable round scoring a brilliant 41 pts, the runner up was Hugo McCusker (13) with 38 pts with Connor McNamee third with 36 pts.

There was a great turnout of 14 teams for this weeks Monday club, with the winners being Chris McDermott, Kevin Keegan, Oliver mcNally & Noel McCrory with 89 pts Nett, the runners up were Ronnie Wiley, Brian Brolly, Liam Curry & Mark Sharkey with 87 pts.

In The Leo Kavanagh Winter Cup after two weeks the early leaders in Section 1 are Freddie Patterson & Michael Baldrick with 7.5 pts, with the early leaders in section 2 being John Gallagher and Paul Houston with a Maximum 8 pts, tied with Foncie Mc Nally and Brian Forrester.

There is a Charity quiz for the Friends Cancer Centre in the club this Thursday night (24th October) at 9.30pm sharp everyone is very welcome.

Congratulation to John Farrell who hosted his 60th birthday party in the clubhouse last Saturday night, and raised an amazing £8000 for his charity Cancer Research UK, a fantastic night and a great effort from all involved.

We are pleased to announce that added to our fantastic Christmas entertainment programme, is the superb JP Mac Johnny Cash tribute show which makes a wecome return after a sell out show in August in the club. Tickets are now on sale! Members £8 and visitors £10.

Thur 24th Oct – Thursday club week 6- 15 holes
Sat 26th Oct – Saturday Sweep 18 holes qualifying
Sun 27th Oct – Leo Kavanagh Winter Cup 9am-12 noon.
                              Junior Winter Cup 12-15pm-1-15pm

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