Club Notes – 6th April 2016

 RUNAWAY WINNER IN CAFFE FRESCO EVENT

Relative newcomer to the game John McCallion (25) rubber stamped his recent rapid improvement in the game when he spread-eagled the field in Saturday’s Caffe Fresco Open stableford competition returning a highly impressive 46pts to win by no fewer than seven points from the next group of three players on 39pts which itself was an excellent score on the day. The runner up after a break of tie was Gary Duffy (10) a great performance on his first outing of the new season, he narrowly relegated Club Captain Brian Brolly (9) to third spot with John J. Duffy (16) in fourth, Kevin Neeson took fifth place with 38pts, with Conal Cooke winning the gross with an excellent one over par total of 35pts, the nines went to Oliver Creswell (13) and to Colin McCafferty, in total 145 cards were taken out for the day.

Thursday Club week 11
Conditions were favourable for week 11 of the Thursday club which was played over 16 holes, the winner was Kevin McGinley (12) with a total of 37pts nett, new club Secretary Senan Roarty (12) returned to a bit of form to take the runner up spot with 37pts with Charlie Patton(18) in third with 35.5 Nett.
Kevin Heffernan holds a commanding lead in the Golfer of the Year stakes with 147pts, with Foncie McNally in second with 120 pts and Ronnie Wiley in third with 99 pts. Freddie Patterson would seem to have the “King of the Two’s” title solely in his grasp with -11 to date and five clear of his nearest challenger with just three week’s remaining.
The final day timesheet is now available for Thursday 28th April, non-Thursday club players are very welcome to attend on the day, the fee is £35 which includes green-fees, two course meal and visitors prizes.

Monday Teams
The Monday teams event is quickly reaching its final day too, that is scheduled for Monday 25th April. This week’s winners were Denis Porter, Jim Wasson, Hugh Casey and George Turner with 99.5 nett, the runners up were Patsy Wilson, Eric Reid, Danny McGinley and Dermott Corry.

 Ladies Golf
This week’s Ladies event was the Breast Cancer Charity played over 15 holes, it went to last year’s Golfer of the Year Mandy Coyne (7) with 29pts, the categories went to Adeline Shiels (24) with 28pts and to Monica McIntyre (36) with 29pts.

Tickets remain on sale at the club for the big 70’s night on Saturday the 16th April, with tributes to “Smokie and the “Bay City rollers”, there is also a 70’s & 80’s Disco and tickets are priced at £10.

The first big team event of the season takes place this coming Sunday 10th April with the Sion Swifts Ladies Champagne Scramble, some time slots are still available on the timesheet.

The Last Man Standing competition ended last weekend with five of the remaining seven players went out with West Ham failing to overcome Crystal Palace, the prize of £1000 was split between Damien McGranaghan and Niall McAlea, the winning promotors were Gerard O’Connell and Damien McGranaghan.

This week’s £50 bar credit winner was Brendan O’Neill.

There is a major Golf Sale at the club on Friday and Saturday with loads of great bargains up for grabs in clothing, shoes, clubs and assessories.

Fixtures:
Thursday 7th April – Thursday Club week 12-18 holes qualifying s/f
Saturday 9th April – B McNamee Ltd. Monthly Medal-Stroke
Sunday 10th April – SION SWIFTS LADIES CHAMPAGNE SCRAMBLE
Monday 11th April – Monday teams
Tuesday 12th April – Ladies Day-Daily Mail Foursomes.

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