Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Golf notes

Athlone Golf Club

Open Week begins on Sunday. With singles competitions every day except Thursday there will be plenty of opportunities to test yourself against an ever-improving golf course. There is also some fantastic value for visitors with golf, a steak and a pint for only €30. This is available for all of Open Week and will continue for Open Wednesdays.

  The presentations for open week are planned for Sunday 29th May, Friday 3rd June and Friday 10th June. Our first presentation night was very successful as it was well supported by you, the members, so hopefully this is a sign of things to come. A special thank you to all our sponsors, especially in these difficult economic times. 

  Meeting every Friday morning, the Gardening Club is making their presence felt and are doing some trojan work. Indeed, to all members who have given of their time to do work on the course and around the clubhouse, thank you. That is what being a member of a club is all about.

  The Athlone Golf Club Facebook page is now up and running. There is a link from our webpage www.athlonegolfclub.ie, so let’s see our members, young and old, getting involved. 

  All our teams – Ladies, Mens and Juniors – are in action over the coming weeks. Please do your best to lend your support. 

Boyle Golf Club

In Inter Club Competitions good luck to our Pierce Purcell team against Ballina this Saturday. Competitions for this week are the Mens Competition on Thursday night. Friday is social golf with a nine-hole Scramble. Next Sunday will be the Holmpatrick Cup, for which format will be fourball better ball. King Harmon second round matches to be completed by June 6th. Congrats to the ladies junior foursomes who beat Ballinasloe last week and are now through to the semi-final. 

Carrick-on-Shannon Golf Club

Next weekend we have another GOY in the Jones Oil – as usual book online. Last Sunday week we progressed to the zone semi-final of the Fred Daly plate with a 4-3 win over Westport, winning two at home and two away. We now play Ballinrobe in June. Inter Club action this week is in Pierce Purcell Shield with a home tie v Co. Sligo on Saturday next May 28 at 2.30. Now that the golf season is in full swing our attention will be focused on our Annual Golf Classic which takes place over June Bank Holiday weekend. June 3-6. The committee would encourage all members to participate in this Club fundraising event, and we also  encourage as many non-members as possible to play. 

Roscommon Golf Club 

Well done to the ladies Senior Cup team who won the Connacht semi-final in Portumna on Sunday 15th. Team as follows: Sinead Benedetti, Anne McCormack, Mary Seymour, Ruth Lennon, Paula Quinn, Sub: Rosemary O’Brien. They were narrowly beaten by Claremorris in the final (3/2) in which the last match brought their opponents to the 19th. They have also qualified for the All-Ireland in August at Malone Golf Club. 

  Ladies results from Tuesday 10th May -- 1st Sandra Kelly 39pts, 2nd Kate Walsh 38pts, gross Sinead Bennedetti 30 pts, 3rd Mary Seymour 34 pts. Open Friday 13th – 1st Anne Quirke 36 pts, 2nd Mady Daly (last 6) 36 pts. Mens results – Open Friday 13th, 1st Noel Lawlor 38 pts, 2nd Robert Hill 38 pts. Sunday 15th, 1st Pauric Dervin 38 pts, 2nd John Cunningham 37 pts, Gross Enda Daly 31 pts, 3rd Frank Flanagan 37 pts. 

  Roscommon Golf Club are holding a fundraising classic on June 4th-6th. Your support is greatly appreciated. All members please note the club has put a sticker print system in place. When you swipe in for competition the printer will automatically print a sticker with your handicap and other details that you must stick onto your scorecard. 

  The members of Roscommon Golf Club would like to express their sincere

sympathy to the family and friends on the death of Margaret McGarty, RIP.

Margaret was Lady Captain of Roscommon Golf Club in 1965. She served on many golf club committees. May she rest in peace.

Strokestown Golf Club

The annual club classic was held over the weekend with a great turnout over the three-day event. The winners were as follows: 1st John Connor, MP Fallon, Aidan Grealish, Gerry Callaghan; 2nd Pat King, Jim Summers, Andy Connellan, Danny Connellan; 3rd Liam Rosemond, Colm Dardis, Tommie Reilly, Jarlath Reynolds. Ladies 1st Kathleen O’Connell, Breege Silke, Marcella McDermott, Kitty Dowd; Ladies 2nd Ann Neary, Ita King, Aileen O’Gara, Attracta Keville.  Longest Drive: John Connor and Nearest the Pin: Vincent Pearse. An 18-hole v Par competition takes place this Saturday and Sunday and the event is also a Caslin Cup qualifier.