Club Notes – 8th March 2016

SUPER-VALU SPRING LEAGUE CONCLUDES

The weather affected Super-Valu Spring League concluded on Sunday past with only five weeks out of the scheduled eight weeks being played due to the adverse conditions this Winter season.
The winners were the very experienced quartet “2 up 2 down” who finished with two very strong showings in the final weeks to take the spoils, a best of the day 51pts in the final weeks scramble event seeing them home by 2 points overall. The winning team members were Pat McAneny, Denis Porter, Joe Doherty and George Turner.  The runners up were “No Hope” who certainly had hope going in to the final weeks play as they led by two points at the summit and were four clear of the eventual winners, however a pretty average round by their own standards recording 45 pts saw them only take second place overall, the team were Declan Breslin, Michael Arnold, Raymond Arnold and Kieran McAleer. Third place went to “Last Minute” with 47pts on Sunday and a grand total of 310 pts overall, the team members were John Doherty, Declan Doherty, John Blee, and Francy Conwell.
The presentation for this competition is provisionally set for 6pm this coming Sunday 13th March, please check the clubs facebook page for confirmation of this.

Saturday Sweep
Sixty two players took out cards for last Saturdays Sweep played over 15 holes in biting cold conditions, the winner was Joe Doherty (20) with 34pts nett, the runner up was Matthew Curran(12) with 33pts with Freddie Patterson (9) in third also with 33pts, Patrick Kennedy(3) took the gross prize.

Thursday Club week 8
The Thursday Club second phase has moved on to week 8 with 49 players participating in last week’s series. The latest winner was Kevin Heffernan with a great total of 39 pts over the 15 holes, this was rounded down to 34pts after reductions, the runner up was Kevin McGinley with 33.5pts with Liam Curry in third with 32 pts. In the race for the golfer of the second phase Kevin Heffernan now leads with 92pts, 14pts clear of Foncie McNally and Mark Sharkey in joint second place with 78 pts. Freddie Patterson still leads the King of the Two’s race with nine in the bag so far, and he leads by three from Ronnie Wiley. The final day is set for Donegal Golf club on Thursday 28th April.

It is anticipated that this year’s fixture book will be ready by next week, the £10 payment for members weekly timeslot will be taken from the swipe cards this weekend!

Tickets are currently on sale for our big 70’s night on Saturday 16th April with the Bay City Rollers and Smokie Tribute band, there will also be a 70’-80’s Disco on the night, tickets are priced at £10 and are available from Tommy or the club bar.

This Sunday is the Captain’s Drive-in day with the drive-in due to commence at 1pm, as many members as possible are asked to be at the first tee for 12.45pm for a photograph, good luck and best wishes to our Captains -Brian and Anne for the coming season and indeed also our Presidents Jim and Rosaleen.

Fixtures:
Thursday 10th March – Thursday club week 9
Saturday 12th March – 15 holes Sweep
Sunday 13th March – Captains Drive in-1pm
Monday 14th March – Monday Club Teams
Tuesday 15th March – Ladies opening day scramble

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