Friday, 19 September 2014

Golf notes

Athlone Golf Club

We have two big competitions on the horizon. The Hodson Bay Cup is on this coming Sunday and our Captain Michael Cleary’s Prize takes place the following weekend, with the top 10% to qualify from both Saturday and Sunday for the play-off on Sunday evening. Get your golf in shape and then get out there and see if you can keep it that way!

There are still some places in the beginners programme, if you know of anybody who may be interested, contact the club. It’s very easy to get started, and inexpensive.


Ballaghaderreen Golf Club

Next weekend’s Course Development Classic has been postponed until September. Normal Saturday/Sunday competitons instead.


Boyle Golf Club

There was a large turnout last Sunday for the President’s Prize with Patrick Egan winning his second ‘Major’. At the presentation Club President Jimmy Doyle thanked everyone for taking part and for making the day a great success. The club he said was a great asset to the town and the members can be very proud. He paid special tributes to Michael Keville, the Lady Captain, Lady President, Pat Conroy, Jim Mooney and Benny Morgan for all their efforts. He also paid tribute to all those who helped on the day or assist in way in the running of the club with a special mention for John Brehony, Charlie Byrne and the greens committee for the great condition of the course. He thanked Phil and Gerry for the excellent catering and for the great work they do in promoting the club. He thanked the visitors who had supported the day and paid a warm tribute to his great friend Harry Wynne. All the prizes had been purchased in Boyle and he thanked Barry Feely for the great job he had done on the centenary stone. He finished by making a special presentation to Pauline, being both his wife and “right hand”. The Captain, Michael Keville in response thanked Jimmy for a great day and also for all the great work he does for the club. The winner Patrick Egan said he was delighted to win his second major and thanked Jimmy for the lovely prize. He also thanked his playing partners, Gerry Egan and Jerry Lavery. Tish Perry thanked Jimmy and Pauline for their great work and also congratulated all the winners. Brendan Gaffney also thanked Jimmy for the great day and complimented both him and club captain, Michael Keville. 

Competitions for this week are the Mens Competition on Thursday night.  Friday is social golf with a nine hole Scramble. Next Sunday’s competition is the Barty Moran Memorial Trophy, format is an 18-hole stroke. Golf lessons continue on Saturday mornings at 11 am for boys and girls. 

Castlerea Golf Club

The following are the results of the Stableford Competition sponsored by Newman’s Menswear, held on Sunday, June 5th – 1st: Ronan Cahill 43 pts; 2nd: Padraig Henry 42 pts; Cat. 1: Jimmy Joyce 38 pts; Cat. 2 David Mooney 40 pts; Cat. 3: Eddie Campion 38 pts. Next week’s competition is the Mulvihill Cup, sponsored by Mulvihill’s Bar and Gift shop.

Roscommon Golf Club 

Ladies results, Tuesday 31st May (sponsored by George Bannon Sports): 1st Frances Penny 66, 2nd Geraldine Relihan 71, Gross Anne McCormack 76, 3rd Sheila Fallon 72. Open Friday 3rd June, winner Anne McCormack 38 pts.  

  Mens results, Open on Friday 3rd June: 1st R. Murphy-Sweeney 41 pts, 2nd N. Lawlor 38 pts.  

  Club Classic winning team – A. Prior, T. Judge, P. Brady, P. Geraghty – with 95 pts. Thank you to all who supported our fundraising classic last weekend. President’s (Ms. June Halliday) Prize Final to men on Saturday 11th June at 4 pm. Good luck to all competitors. Members are encouraged to come and support. 9-hole scramble also takes place Saturday 11th, time sheet in operation. President’s Prize presentation will take place on Saturday 11th at 9.30 pm. Open week starts June 17th (to June 26th).