Sunday, 29 March 2015

Golf Notes

Athlone Golf Club

Captain’s Prize: 

Congratulations to all the organisers and players who contributed to a fantastic weekend of Golf. The course was presented magnificently and the weather kept and was more than kind!

The 6-hole play-off drew a great crowd and after leader and favourite, Ray Groarke, lost a ball on the first on the way to a treble bogey, the door was open for the rest of the field.

  Several players made a valiant attempt to be first through the door, but as the final group waited to play their approach to the final green, Michael Ryan, who had played superb golf to that point, needed to get up and down from the greenside bunker. Unfortunately for Michael he struggled to get out of the bunker and his chance was gone. 

  When the final three ball of Ray, Paul Gilligan and Ned Broughall stood over their putts they all still had a chance.

  Ray rolled his putt up to about two feet, while Paul missed his Par putt that ended his chance. When Ned took two putts to get down also, it was left to Ray to knock his putt in to claim the first major of the year. He confidently swung his gavel and we were all dismissed!!

Congratulations to all the winners and to Captain Michael, his wife Anne, daughter Rachel and the voice from afar Richard. 

Boyle Golf Club

Last Sunday’s foursomes were won by won by Ted Hestor and Lewis Shaw 43pts, 2nd Gareth Gilmartin and Michael Gilmartin 42pts, 3rd Liam Mullaney and Pat Conroy 39pts. At the presentation club captain Michael Simon thanked everyone for taking part and also thanked the competition secretary Michael Keville for his great work. 

Jim Suffin won Thursday’s men’s competition. In Inter club competitions; well done to our Jack O’Sullivan team who won against Ballaghadereen on Thursday and commiserations to our Jimmy Bruen team who lost to Strandhill on Monday. A Cecil Ewing practice will take place in Strandhill on this Wednesday June 20th, see notice board for details.

 Competitions for this week are the Men’s on Thursday night; while Friday is social golf with a 12-hole Scramble. Next Sunday’s competition will be 18-hole stableford. Golf lessons continue on Saturday mornings at 11.00am for Boys and Girls.  

 The June draw was held last Sunday evening, forty-four members took part. The jackpot winner was Martin Higgins €100, runners up Attracta Keville and Michael Simon €60 each. Thanks to all who took part. Next draw Sunday July 8th. New members welcome. Junior Golf continues on Saturday mornings at 11.00am for Boys and Girls. 

 In other news the Athletics Club are hosting Catriona McKiernan for a coaching day on July 28th in the Complex. Please pass this on to anyone you think may be interested. For more information please contact Ann Wynne 086 3088873. Place are limited and booking is essential

  And finally rumours of a burning buggy at the Shepherd’s Crook outing last Saturday were confirmed by a smoke damaged Vincent Egan who also confirmed that a hand towel and new jacket were also damaged in the furnace!

Carrick on Shannon Golf Club

The fourball Betterball played over last weekend saw scoring in the 40’s continue with David McDermott and Fiachra Neary’s 44 the winning total 1 ahead of Gordon Kavanagh & Charlie O’Donnell 43 & 3rd Leo Kavanagh & Hugh Bracken 42.   

  Next weekend it’s back to GOY with The Cottage Restaurant  Jamestown Stableford book online @  Friday June 22nd 9-hole competition over holes 1-5 & 15-18 with re entry.  

  A busy past week on Inter Club scene. On Monday last we played Co Sligo in The Jimmy Bruen Zone Semi final and won the tie 3.5 – 1.5 winning all three matches at home and halving one in Co Sligo.

 On last Wednesday we played the same opposition in the mixed foursomes with three matches at home and Co Sligo extracted some revenge from previous two meetings winning the odd game in five 3-2. Then on last Saturday the Cecil Ewing Team pipped Co Sligo again 3-2 in a very tense match. Well done to rookies Eamonn McGirl and Gerry McDermott who won the crucial match in the Point on the 19th to clench the tie. Next up for Coffey’s charges Ballymote. 

Castlerea Golf Club

Ladies: Dympna McGarry 70 nett won The Audrey O’Donoghue Cup.

2nd Valerie Rabbitte 72 nett. On Thursday June 21st the Ladies competition is sponsored by Mulvihills.

Men: Results of the Mulvihill Cup played on 17th Jun; 1st; Joe Ryan (16) 45 pts 2nd;Jim McDonnell (17) 43pts Category 1; Barry Finnegan (6) 39pts Category 2;Peter Hester (17) 38pts Category 3; Padraig Goram (19) 38pts. Next week’s competition is sponsored by Newman’s Menswear.

Our Annual club fundraiser will be held on the weekend of 30th June and 1st July. This will be a team event of any combination timesheet, which will be in clubhouse over the coming week.

Roscommon Golf Club

The week started well with a victory over Portumna in the Jimmy Bruen competition. Portumna had been the obstacle so many times that the team goes forward with hopes high to progress well in the competition and support from members would be greatly appreciated in their next outing against Castlerea on Monday 25th June. Another boost for the club was the victory of April Timothy in the Junior Connacht Championship held in Oughterard. April played wonderful golf and won four matches to take the title. Anne McCormack reached the semi-final in the senior section. Good luck to the Ladies’ Junior Foursomes team who play Ballaghadereen in the quarterfinals of the inter club competition in Carrick-on-Shannon on Saturday. Good luck to the Junior Boys who play Curra West in the semi-final of the Fred Daly Plate on Saturday 23rd June.

  The winner of the ladies’ competition on Tuesday, sponsored by Laur Fryday, was Blaithin O’Brien with 39 points.  In second place was Mary Cunningham with 37 points and Kay Ruane was third with 36 points. Roisin O’Brien won the junior prize with a great score of 44 points.

 Open week started on Thursday with the over 55’s competition, sponsored by Ollie Hannon. The winner of the men’s competition was John McGrath with a great score of 43 points in difficult playing conditions. In second place was Kevin Glynn with 41 points and Pat Finneran was third with 40 points. John Costello won the gross from Athlone with 26 points gross. Mary O’Keeffe won the ladies’ competition with 36 points (back 9). 

  In second place was Margaret Brennan with 36 points also and Mary Mulherne was third with 35 points. Mary Lalor won the gross with 20 points gross. Unfortunately the Friday competition, sponsored by the Roscommon Herald was postponed due to the weather. P & G Cards sponsored the Saturday competition and ninety played in difficult conditions.

  The winner of the men’s stroke competition was Michael Costello with 68 (back 9). In second place was Niall Sheehy with 68 also and Tony McManus was third with 69. Brian Feeley won the gross with 74 gross. The winner of the ladies’ stableford competition was Mary Seymour with 36 points. Mary Lalor was second with 35 points and Jackie Maxwell was third with 34 points. Sinead Benedetti won the gross with 33 points gross. Roisin Timothy won the junior prize with a great score of 37 points. 

 117 played on Sunday in the competition sponsored by Burberry Fragrances and Jackie Maxwell. The winner of the men’s competition was Conor Mooney from Co. Meath with 40 points. In second place was Jim Grogan with 40 points also. Ken Kearney won the gross with 36 and Niall Reynolds was third with 39 points. James Walker won the junior prize with 38 points.

Strokestown Golf Club

The competition for Lady Captain’s Prize to Men took place on Sunday last.  The winners were as follows: 1st David Mooney 63, 2nd Gerry King 65 and 3rd Dermot Washington 65. 

  A classic in aid of Western Alzheimers will be held on this Saturday and Sunday and is being organised by Eugene Murphy.  For further information and tee-times contact Eugene on 086-2507590.

Issue dated: 22 June 2012
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