Club Notes – 24th October 2017

Stephen Donaghey (9) scooped the Golfer of the Year title on Saturday with a sixth place finish in the Kennedy Independent Financial Advice stableford event, the final qualifying competition of the season. Going into Saturday’s final day the overwhelming favourite was scratch golfer Conal Cooke who has had a remarkable season himself, but he came to grief when losing a ball at the par 4 – 15th hole, when there looked to be no danger from the tee, a poor finish by his standards subsequently saw him finish outside the points whereas Donaghey had a splendid finish covering the last six holes in level par to record a vital 15 Golfer of the Year points to win overall by just a single point having trailed by fourteen at the start of the day, many congratulations to Stephen for hanging in there to be still in a position to muster a challenge after Conal’s remarkable recent run of form.
In the competition itself, our Junior Captain, Patrick McGranaghan, continued to write headlines getting it round on the day in 67 gross which equated to 41 stableford points, Patrick only achieved single figures at the end of last year and his improvement has been remarkable thus far, and this great win was very deserving after a great golfing season. The runner up was Martin Rouse (10) with an excellent 40pts his best total for some time, third went to the consistent Paul McNally (14) with 39pts, with Vincent Bradley (17) continuing his recent revival in fourth place also with 39pts, Stephen Donaghey’s 38pts was good enough to take the final nett prize. Barry Patterson (6) is another player who’s recent form has caught the eye and he took Saturday’s gross prize with an excellent three over par 33 gross points, Johnny McGonagle (22) lifted the first nine prize with Shaun McGonagle (13) winning the back nine.

Thursday Club week 5
Last Thursday’s winner in the Thursday club was Foncie McNally (16) with a solid 34pts on a difficult day for golf, the runner up was Ronnie Wiley (12) with 32pts with Dr Ciaran Kelly (11) in third with 31 pts. Keith Patterson (7) was the gross winner, the early pacesetter in the Golfer of the Year stakes is Liam Patton with several players tied on a couple of two’s in the race to be “King of the Two’s”.
A note for the diaries this year’s final day will be played at Dunfanaghy Golf Club on the 19th April 2018

Monday Club
The Monday team event this week was a scramble event with ten teams participating, the winners were declared as Frankie Connolly, Patsy Wilson and Eric Reid with 40.75 pts, the runners up were Shane McLaughlin, Martin Finlay, Jim Arbuckle and Liam McGinley with 39 pts.

Congratulations to Carole McFeeter’s and Foncie McNally who last week won the final matchplay trophy, the Worcester Cup, defeating Mary Duffy and Francie Devine in the decider.

The Ladies golfing season is rapidly coming to a finish also, last week’s competition was a 10 holes event with Dympna Doherty the winner with 20 pts, category one went to Catherine Neeson, Geraldine McCrory was the best in category two.
Our Ladies Section are currently launching a fundraising draw with some great prizes up for grabs tickets are priced at £5 each.

There are now only three players left in the hunt for the £1000 prize in the “Last man standing” competition after week seven, good luck to those still remaining!

This week’s £50 bar credit draw winner was Declan Doherty.

There is a major team scramble taking place this Saturday at the club with all proceeds going to the “Caoimhe Harkin Fund” there are still a couple of slots left on the B.R.S. timesheet, the presentation will also take place on Saturday night for the fabulous prizes that are on offer!

There is an 80’s themed disco in the clubhouse on Friday night from 9.30pm with a prize for the best 80’s outfit, the night is being hosted by the local Autism Awareness group S.A.N.N.A.S. and tickets are £6.00

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