Friday, 27 March 2015

Golf roundup

Athlone Golf Club

Athlone lady golfers woke up to brilliant sunshine for Captain Kay Vaughan's prize. The Captain's Prize was eventually captured by a worthy winner: Anne Egan Farrell, who was the leading qualifier with 74 nett. After the presentation a great night's entertainment was enjoyed by all and Lady Captain Kay's Day was deemed a fitting tribute to a popular captain.

  Commiserations to our Junior Cup team who were beaten 3/2 in the Connacht semi-final last Saturday. Congratulations to our Fred Daly team who have reached the Connacht Plate Final after a comprehensive 5/2 win over Gort. They play the first leg of the final this Friday in Carrick-on-Shannon and the return in Athlone on Sunday.

  Best of luck to Johnny Bracken and his team of Young Guns – Dan O’Connor, Rory Delaney, Gavin Delaney, Sean Doyle, Michael Fagan, Charlie McMickan and Keith Coyle.

Ballaghaderreen Golf Club

Saturday July 2nd was Captain’s Day (Mr Packie Doran). There was a great turnout on a great day and the winners were as follows: 1st John Corcoran; 2nd Martin Green; Gross Mark Frain; 3rd Brian Tansey. 

Leading Qualifier: Tom Kiernan. Past Captain: Basil Clancy – 1st Nine Brendan Cox, 2nd Nine Martin Madden, 3rd Nine Eoin Buckley. 

Distance Member: John Murphy; Visitor: John Dunne; Ladies  1st Margaret Neilan; 2nd Ann Towey; Longest Drive: Martin Madden; 

Nearest the pin: John Frain. 

Boyle Golf Club

The King Harmon is progressing well and the Mixed Foursomes have reached the quarter-final stage. 

Competitions for this week are the Mens Competition on Thursday night. Friday is social golf with a nine hole Scramble. Open Week commences next Saturday and runs until Sunday 17th. Saturdays competition will be an 18 Hole Ladies and Gents Stableford, with a Four Ball Better Ball on Sunday. There are competitions each day, please check noticeboard for full details. Special thanks to all our sponsors for their generous sponsorship.

The Club heard with sadness of the passing of Jim Fitzpatrick. Jim was a long-standing member of the club and we send condolences to all his family. A guard of honour was arranged at the removal as a mark of respect. The Club also send condolences to the Feely family on the recent passing of Michael Feely in Manchester. Ar dheis de.go raibh a hanam dhílis. May they rest in peace.

Castlerea Golf Club

Club sponsored scramble will be held on Friday July 8th at 7 pm, followed by the presentation of the prizes of the following competitions – Hester’s Golden Eagle, Newman’s Menswear and Action Video Productions. 

Carrick-on-Shannon Golf Club

Next weekend we have the first running of the Barber Cup, sponsored by Michael ‘Barber’ Masterson. This is a 3 man rumble, where one score count on holes 1-6, two scores on holes 7-12 and all 3 on holes 13-18. Play Saturday or Sunday with re-entry, on same team or different team. As always book online. On Saturday next July 2nd we play in the Junior Cup qualifier in Claremorris, with top 4 teams qualifying for matchplay on Sunday. 

Roscommon Golf Club 

Results are as follows – Tuesday 28th June. 18 Hole Stroke: Sponsor: Town & Country – 1st: Gertie Spillane 68 net; Category A: April Timothy 72 net; Category B: Bernie Browne 70 net; Category C: Aileen O’Gara 75 net. 

Open Day on Friday 1st July. 18 Hole Stableford. 1st Marie Melia, Mount Temple    39 points. 

Sunday 3rd July. 9 Hole Stableford – 1st Bridget Kyne 19 points; 2nd Marguerite Farrell 18 points.

(Open Week results to follow).