Club Notes – 3rd October 2017

GREAT DAY AT GREENCASTLE

There was once again a fantastic turnout for the annual Captains outing which this year was played at the picturesque Greencastle golf club, in all 135 players made the trip to the Donegal venue and were greeted with a wonderful days weather and a course to match. The only downside to the day was that our Captain Pat was unable to attend as he continues to recover from his recent illness, we wish him well and hope to have him back at the reigns soon.  The best return on the day was posted by Gerard Stewart (21) with an excellent 41 pts, the winner had got off to a fantastic start scoring 23pts over the first nine holes and held his nerve to return a further 18pts on the back nine to win by two clear points from the runner up Terry Doherty (12) who was the best of three players on 39pts, third went to Ronnie Wiley (12) with Andrew Wolfe (12) in fourth also with 39pts, Stephen Kennedy (10) took fifth with 38pts and Brian Brolly (10) sixth also with 38pts, Neil Conroy (10) was the final nett prize winner again with 38 pts, first gross went to Fred McGavigan (4) with Barry Patterson (7)  the runner up in this section, the best of the over 60’s players on the day was Liam McGinley (20) with 37pts with the nines going to Glen Roulston and to Brian Cairns. Many thanks to the staff at Greencastle Golf club for their fantastic hospitality a most enjoyable day and night was had by all!

Greg Mitchell Motors
The Greg Mitchell Motors Stableford event had been rescheduled to last Thursday with Fred McGavigan (4) the winner with 37 pts which on the day was a very good total as the course was playing it’s full length due to the underfoot conditions, the strong wind and some strange tee positions, Fred actually played in the worst of the days weather out in the last group on the course and having to contend with the strengthening gale that blew in, the runner up and long-time leader was Pat Corry (12) with 36pts with Kevin Heffernan (17) third, also with 36pts, Conor Byrne (5) took the gross prize with 30 gross points.

There was a stableford sweep competition played on Saturday for golfers who were not travelling to the Captains outing, the winner was Conor Byrne (4) with 40pts which was level par for his round, the runner up was Conal Cooke (0) who posted another under par round this time a gross 66 to give him 39pts.

Junior Captains Day
Junior Captains day was played on Sunday and unfortunately the weather had taken a turn for the worst leading to a reduced field of players. The winner in the boys section was Conor Byrne with Mark Roarty the runner up, the girl’s winner was Emer Houston, many thanks to our Junior Captain’s Patrick McGranaghan and Sarah Bradley for being great hosts on the day.

Club Matchplay
Disappointingly  only one of the club Matchplay Cup tournaments have been completed, that being the Jones Cup which was played last Sunday between Conal Cooke and Patrick McCrossan, the match lived up to its billing as the two inform players slugged it out, there were eight birdies in the game but the turning point that probably swung the match in Cooke’s favour came at the 14th hole where McCrossan double bogeyed with a shot at the hole to lose it, however he did finish strongly to win the final two holes to take the match to the 19th where Cooke eventually won with a par 4. The other finals should all be played by next week as the presentation date is Friday 13th October, there will be no further extensions! Weather permitting the Club Championship will be played this coming Saturday 7th October.

The entry sheet for the Leo Kavanagh Memorial Winter Cup has been posted on the noticeboard it is set to get underway on Sunday 15th October.

 In last man standing there were a further eight fatalities this week leaving only 18 players in the hunt for the £1000 prize. 

he £50 bar credit winner this week was Liam McDevitt. 

The club are currently taking bookings for Christmas parties which are booking well, one fantastic night of interest is Saturday 16th December where the very popular “David James” with support from “Klassix disco” will be providing the entertainment, the full price for the night is £22.50 per person which includes a full four course Christmas fayre dinner, contact Tommy for reservations.

Fixtures: 
Thursday 5th October – Thursday club week 3—15 holes.
Saturday 7th October – Valerie Manning Club Championship (s)
Monday 9th October – Monday teams
Tuesday 10th October – Ladies closing day scramble

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