Club News – 7th April 2015

Liam McGinley returned a life-times best on Saturday to capture the Caffe Fresco Open Stableford by a convincing margin of four points from his nearest challenger. The  twenty-three handicapper bringing home an eye catching 46pts, shooting twenty three for each of the nines. The runner up was the inform Martin Patton (11) with a fine 42pts in the tricky conditions. Kevin Connolly (6) took third position with an excellent three over par which converted to 39 pts. John Doherty (16) finished fourth also with 39pts edging out Sean MacIntyre (11) who came fifth also with 39pts. The gross for the second consecutive week went to Conal Cooke (scr) with 35 gross pts which was only one over par. The nines went to Eddie Finlay (16) with 22 for the outward nine and to Sammy Devenney (19) with 22 pts for the inward nine.

Easter Monday Open
There were 88 cards taken out for the Bank Holiday Monday open with the ever improving Michael Mathers (18) topping the leader board with 40pts, Stephen Curry (9) took second place with 39pts with Eddie Finlay(16) in third with 38pts, Peter Doherty took the gross prize with 31 gross pts.

Thursday Club week 13
Mark Sharkey(18) was this week’s winner in the Thursday Club which is now a qualifying event up to Thursday 23rd April and as always open to all members. The runner up in last week’s competition was Shane McLaughlin (11) with 38pts nett with Tommy Forbes (12) taking third with 37.5 nett. The final day is at Murvagh on Thursday 30th April visitors are welcome to play on the day with the fee set at £35 which includes golf three course meal and visitors prize, the timesheet will be available next week.

Ladies Golf
Last week’s Ladies event fell foul; of the weather and will be replayed at a later date yet to be rescheduled. The previous weeks 15 hole event was the R.N.L.I Charity event and was won by Lady Captain Monica McGettigan(24) with 31 pts, the section winners were Lisa Patton (16) with 28 pts and Olive Turner (25) with 29 pts.

Congratulations to Frankie Foley and his hard working team who raised well in excess of £3000 for his nominated charities Foyle Hospice and Habitat N.I on Sunday for the charity shave off.

Tickets remain on sale for the Red Hurley and Gary McEvoy Show on Sat 16th May, members intending to attend should purchase tickets as soon as possible they are priced at £12.50 each.

This Sunday the 12th April is presentation evening for the recent Super-Valu Springers it begins at 7pm sharp followed by the Masters Golf on the big screens.

Thursday 9th April – Thursday Club 18 holes Qualifying
Saturday 11th April – BMcNamee Ltd Open
Tuesday 14th April – Daily Mail Foursomes-Ladies

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