Club Notes – 4th July 2017

GREAT BACK NINE WINS IT FOR GARY
The winner of Saturday’s Devine Sand & Gravel stableford competition was Gary King who was out in the very first four-ball of the day, it surely looked like just one of those ordinary days when he reached the turn with 16 points on his card, but two successive birdies to begin the back nine moved him into contention and with only one poor hole at the 17th hole, Gary managed to accumulate 40 pts, a total that wasn’t bettered for the remainder of the day. The runner up was also playing in the same four-ball Ciaran Patton (20) has had a lean time on the course of late and it’s good to see him back in the winners enclosure, his 39 pts good enough on break of tie from two similar scores, that of Hugo McCusker (12) who was third and James Harron (10) who finished fourth, James Bradley (18) took the final nett prize with 38 pts, the gross prize winner was Patrick McCrossan (6) with 32 gross points, this week’s over 60’s winner was Paddy Doyle (17) with 36 pts, Gerry Glover (16) won the first nine with Brian O’Kane (21) the back nine.

Frylite Ltd. Champagne Scramble.
Sunday past saw the beginning of Open Week at the club with the traditional starter the Frylite Open teams which was played in a champagne scramble format, i.e. all four players drive off with ideally the best drive selected each time, although each player must have their drive used at least three times, play then commences as normal from the chosen drive with all four players finishing the hole with their own ball, 2 scores then count at each hole, all 5 par 3’s are played as normal with again 2 scores to count.
The winners thanks mainly to a terrific final hole where they added a massive nine points with two birdies were Ciaran Murphy, Ciaran Doherty, Paul Kavanagh and Seamus Flannagan with a total score of 100 pts, two clear of the runners up Brian Brolly, Ronnie Wiley, John McMenamin and Mark Sharkey, Sean Elliot, Niall Coulter, Alan McGinley and Hugh McGinley were third also with 98 pts. The best ladies team were Norma Brogan, Dympna Doherty, Adeline Gibson and Catherine Neeson with 89 pts,the nearest the pin was claimed by Paul McGill with Peter Doherty hitting the longest drive.

Hugh Harley Memorial
Last Thursdays competition was the annual Hugh Harley Memorial Cup and was won by early starter Neil Conroy (10) with 39pts, the runner up was Paul Given (13) one point in arrears with 38 pts with Jordan Arthur (7) finishing in third with 36 pts, Patrick McCrossan kept his great run going to secure yet another gross prize this time with 29 gross pts.

Team News
Vice- Captain Frankie Houston’s Donegal League team suffered a 3-2 reverse on Friday evening in their match with Cloughanneely from Falcarragh and will have it all to do in the away leg this coming Friday evening at the Donegal venue.
Two of our Ladies teams have again advanced in their competitions, Monica McGettigans Ulster Fourball side have made it through to the quarter finals of that event and Mary Duffy’s Challenge Cup team also won on Friday night past.

Presentations
There will be a few outstanding presentations this Friday night 7th July at 8.30pm with the following events being presented, The Foothills Restaurant, Oysters Restaurant, Charlies Bar, McHughs Oil, Northern Confectionary and John Fahy’s Solicitors, it is hoped to wrap up and other outstanding presentations the following Friday 14th July.

The winner of this week’s £50 bar credit was Gerard Patterson and the shop Lotto draw winner was Shane McLaughlin
Fixtures:
Wednesday 5th July – J.D.Print Mixed open
Thursday 6th July – Murphy’s on the Green Restaurant open
Friday 7th July – Bertie Colhoun Cup and Greensomes open
Saturday 8th July – Mark James Menswear Open

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