Club Notes – 24th June 2014


Club Caterer Tommy Forbes (11) found the correct recipe for success on Saturday to take the Mc Hughs Oil Open Stableford with a fine 42pts in tricky conditions. Matching nines of 21pts in each just saw him over the line from early morning starter Francey Conwell (20) on break of tie the winner’s fine finish of level par over the last six holes just about getting him the verdict. Third on the day went to Pat Patton(13) who raced to the turn with 24pts but with only 17 recorded on the way home, the Sion man had to settle for third place, Aidan Corry(12) has had a consistent season and he took fourth place with another solid 40pts returning level par and 24pts on the more difficult back nine, the same total as fifth placed Shay Callaghan(11) another of the clubs very promising junior members. The gross went to Paul McGill(6) with an excellent 3 over 33 gross pts. Jim Arbuckle (19) was the winner of the over 60’s category and the nines went to Hugh Byrne (17) who took the first nine and to Kevin Heffernan(26) who picked his first singles prize in taking the back nine.

Hugh Harley Memorial
The annual Hugh Harley Memorial Cup was played for on Thursday with Paul O’Neill (16) the very convincing winner with a great total of 45pts, Robert Bell (15) was the runner up with a fine 43pts with club president Pat McAneny (18) in third with 40pts, the gross went to Conor Sharkey (5) with a one over par total of 40pts.

Monday Open
Noel McCrory (14) took the final singles competition before Captains day winning the Monday open with 40pts and he just got the better of Seamus McPhilemy(23) on break of tie, Ronan Foley (5) finished third with 39pts. The gross went to Conal Cooke (2) with 34 gross pts.

Captains Mixed Foursomes
There was a good turnout for the Captains Mixed foursomes on Sunday past with 25 pairs participating. The winners were Mary McCrory and Denis Porter with an fine total of 41pts to win by two from the runners up Kathleen Hoynes and Aidan Boyle, third place went to Maeve Corry and Oliver McNally also with 39pts. The gross winners were Mandy Coyne and Foncie McNally.

There was also a great entry on Wednesday for the Worcester Cup Match play with 29 pairs entering. The winners on the night and leading qualifiers were Margaret and Nicky Wolfe with an excellent 64 Nett which took the top spot only on break of tie from Lauren Patton and Conor Sharkey, third place went to the very much in form Geraldine and John Masterson with 64.5 Nett, the full list of qualifiers and the draw are posted on the club noticeboard.

Ladies Golf
Last Tuesday’s Ladies event the Gallagher Cup went to Maeve Corry (22) with an excellent 41pts, the category winners were Dympna Doherty(19) with 39 pts and Noreen McNally (36) with 40pts.

Well done to Ann Sharkey’s Intermediate cup team who have again advanced to the next round after wrapping up their tie with City of Derry Ladies in convincing fashion.

In other inter club golf our Lawson Cup team under the captaincy of Sean MacIntyre have bowed out of that event despite a 15-1 home leg win on Thursday past losing the tie by a single hole on countback, the damage being done in the away leg to Black Lion G.C after poor showing at the Co.Cavan venue the previous Sunday.

Our Phair Cup team have also gone out Martin Rouse’s charges losing out to Castlehume 17-15 overall again the damage being done in their first leg match.

Captains Day
Best wishes to our Club Captain Senan Roarty for his Captain’s Day on Saturday, hopefully the weather will be kind for all the participants, all players are asked to be in good time for their tee off slot. The presentation will follow the Captains dinner at approximately 10.30pm and will be followed by music with “Friends”

There will also be music on Sunday evening with the brilliant Niall Gallagher from 7pm-10pm with the £50 bar credit draw also taking place, last weeks winner was Donal Cairns.

Congratulations to club members Paddy McCrossan, Marc Brolly, Conor Sharkey and Rory Doherty who successfully completed their 72 holes Golf marathon for MacMillan Cancer Care on Sunday raising an impressive £2500 for this great charity, the lads got a fantastic welcome on to the final green being greeted by around 70 members.
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Thursday 26th June – Captains Betterball & Coronation Cup
Saturday 28th June – Mr Senan Roarty’s Captains Prize
Monday 30th June – Monday Open
Tuesday 1st July – Lady Ferdman Cup.
Wednesday 2nd July – Mixed Foursomes
Thursday 3rd July – John Fahy & Co Open.

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