Club Notes – 14th April 2015

FRANCEY WINS FIRST MONTHLY MEDAL

The first monthly medal of the new golfing season kindly sponsored by long time club supporters B McNamee & Co was won by early morning starter Francey Conwell(19) with an excellent return of 64 net, a great total to post early on in the conditions especially with the wind picking up throughout the morning and in to the early afternoon, probably playing in the most difficult conditions was the runner up, the ever improving Stephen Donaghey (16)  he got to within one shot of the winner posting an impressive 65 nett with a six on his card at the 17th which ultimately cost him the win. Third went to the consistent Stewart McFeeters (16) with a good total of 67 nett, fourth went to John Doherty (15) with 68 nett just relegating David Friel (13) into fifth on the same total. Paul McGill (6) has shown some excellent early season form and he took a notable gross prize with a six over par score of 75. The categories went to Sean Forbes (6) Category 1 with 69 nett, Tommy Forbes (12) with 70 nett and to Patsy Wilson(20) with 69 Nett. The C.S.S for this competition went to 71 with 157 cards being taken out in total.

Thursday Club week 13
Conditions were excellent despite a stiff breeze for week 13 of the Thursday Club, Billy Doherty (14) had the score of the day with a fine 42pts, the runner up was Ryan O’Neill (22) with 37 pts with Tommy Forbes in third with 36.25 nett. In the race for the golfer of the year plaudits, Denis Porter remains out in front on a total of 150 pts just 4 in front of Foncie McNally on 146 with Tommy Forbes in third with 117.  The timesheet for the final day at Donegal Golf Club will be available from this Thursday from the committee, visitors are very welcome to come along for the day out for a cost of £35 which includes golf, 3 course meal and visitors prize, all  Thursday Club members should ensure they are fully paid up this includes for the weeks the closed was closed.

Monday Club
The popular Monday club returned this week with the winners being Foncie McNally, Gerry Quinn, Paddy McGarrigle & Michael Forbes with 97.5 nett, edging out the three man team of club Captain Pat Corry, Patsy Wilson and Eric Reid who had 96 pts. The final day for this year’s Monday club is on Monday 27th April followed by a meal at 6pm an attending sheet is posted on the noticeboard.

LADIES EASTER BASKET
Lady Captain Monica McGettigan (24) has not only got off to a great start in office but also on the course picking up her second consecutive Tuesday win with 35 pts in last week’s Easter Basket event, the category one winner was Caroline Connolly (29) with 29 pts and the category two winner Caren Corry (34) also with 29 pts. The ladies also got started this week in club representative golf with firstly Mary Duffys Challenge Cup team took a 4-1 advantage over Roe Park ladies , while Mandy Coyne’s Junior Cup team have a slender 3-2 lead over Lurgan G.C ladies. The timesheet is posted for the Lady Captains fundraiser team event to secure toilet facilities on the course it takes place on Sunday 26th April.

Ulster Cup
Declan Devines Ulster Cup team are 5-2 behind to close neighbours City of Derry G.C after last Sundays first round first leg tie, wins for Denis Porter and Oliver Creswell have given the team a realistic opportunity to progress in this Sundays home leg.

Also in action last Sunday were Pat McAneny’s Ulster Fourball side they went down  by 4 matches to one against Royal Belfast with Jim and Johnny Potts picking up the solitary win giving the team hope, the return leg is also this Sunday at Strabane.

Tickets remain on sale for our next big entertainment blockbuster with Red Hurley and Gary McEvoy on Saturday 16th May, tickets are priced at a very reasonable £12.50 and those wishing to attend are again urged to purchase their tickets as soon as possible.

There are some fantastic party deals available at the club at present with 25% off all party menus and great deals on music for your event, please show your support where you can as this revenue is vitally important to the finances of our club.

Fixtures:
Thursday 16th April – Thursday club week 14 Qualifying
Saturday 18th April – Gormley’s Opticians 18 holes S/F
Monday 20th April – Monday Teams
Tuesday 21st April – Lady Captains Charity event

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