Club News – 17th June 2014

Last Saturday saw the largest competition entry for some time with 196 golfers taking out cards for the Declan Devine’s Frozen Foods Open. The course was playing fairly long with play from the furthest back blue markers. The day’s best return was made by Denis Porter (11) with an excellent 42pts which saw him lift the top prize, the runner up was Kevin Neeson (12) one shot back on 41pts, with John Doherty in third spot a further three shots away on 38pts Mervyn Moore (22) took fourth place also with 38pts with the ever improving Warner Mullen in fifth also on 38 pts. The gross went to Peter Doherty (5) who recorded three 2’s on the day at the 2nd.7th & 12th holes. The nines prizes went to John J Duffy and Don Callan Sen.

Fletcher Golf were the sponsors of last Thursday’s event which went to Dr Ciaran Kelly (12) with an excellent total of 63 nett despite a triple bogey 7 at the par 4 13th hole, runner up was Eamon McCay (19) who also finished with 63 nett but lost out for the top award on countback, third went to Ciaran Doherty (10) with 65 nett, Conal Cooke kept up his recent domination of the gross prizes with a level par round of 69.

Monday Open
There was a very poor entry for last Mondays open event with only 22 competitors. The winner was the very much in form Kevin McGinley with a great total of 43pts. Eddie Patton (10) was second with 40pts with Donal Cairns third also with 30pts, Keith Patterson(6) took the gross on this occasion.

Mixed Foursomes
There were 22 pairs for last Wednesdays mixed greensomes event which was won for the second consecutive week by the husband and wife pairing of John and Geraldine Masterson with 38pts over 15 holes. Conor Sharkey and Lauren Patton were the runners up with 33 pts.

In Ladies golf young Abbey Maxwell (29) took the Eileen Kerry Memorial competition with 70 nett, Maeve Corry(23) took category one with 73 nett with Mary McCrory (28) taking category 2 with 76 nett.

Well done to Anne Sharkeys Intermediate Cup team who defeated City of Derry by 5 matches to nil in last Sundays first leg played at Strabane.

Mark Sharkey’s Ulster Fourball had a convincing second leg win in their tie with Nuremore last Sunday taking the match 5-0 and easily overturning their first leg 3-2 deficit.

Martin Rouse’s Phair cup team have it all to do after their first round first leg match with Castlehume also on Sunday after only taking the slightest of advantages 8.5pts-7.5pts and will need a monumental effort from the side to progress any further.

Our Donegal Senior League side have a 5-2 advantage over close neighbours Ballybofey after Mondays first leg, in what was a close encounter.

Music in the club this Sunday evening with the first appearance of Donegal singer songwriter Jody Gallagher, there will also be the weekly £50 bar credit draw that was won last week by Paddy McNamee.

The entry sheet is posted for Captains day which is on Saturday week 28th June, the Captains mixed foursomes takes place on Sunday between 1pm-3pm.

Thursday 19th June – Hugh Harley Cup Open
Saturday 21st June – McHughs Oil Open
Sunday 22nd June – Captains Mixed 1pm-3pm
Monday 23rd June – Monday Open
Tuesday 24th June – Captains prize to the Ladies.

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