PRESIDENTS PRIZE – There was a great turn out of men for Ross Andrew’s Presidents Prize on Sunday the 12th of June. Conditions were good but not ideal given the recent wet weather and that was reflected in the scoring after the first 18 holes with scores of nett 70 qualifying for the play-off when usually a 68 or better is required.
The winner was a veteran golfer, Frank Flanagan, just beating Michael Simon who had a very strong 3rd 9 to climb up the leaderboard and almost catch Frank. Gross – Gary Carty, 3rd Terry Canning, 18 nett Paddy McLoughlin, Past President Pat Conroy, Senior Michael McHale, Category 0-13 Lochlainn Conboy, 14-20 Conor Hamill, 21+ Jim Callery, 1st 9 Adam Daly, 2nd 9 Seán Purcell, 3rd 9 Mark Whelan, Longest Drive Gary Carty, Nearest the Pin Paddy McLoughlin, Student Cillian Doyle.
President’s Scramble winners – The first placed team was that of Ross Andrew, Liam Whyte, Michael McHale, Kathleen Mahon.
RESULTS – The competition for the men for the Saturday and Sunday over the June Bank Holiday weekend was a Fourball Betterball Bank Holiday Fourball Betterball – 1st Lochlainn Conboy and Michael McHale 46 points, 2nd Paul Brown and Niall O’Donohoe 45, 3rd Pat Brogan and Paddy McLoughlin 43.
The winner of the Men’s Thursday 12 hole played on the 9th was Jonathan Egan with 29 points, 2nd Gerry Carty 26, 3rd Michael McHale 25. Lochlainn Conboy and Paddy McLoughlin shared the 2s club.
INTERCLUBS – Hard luck to our Mixed Foursome team who were defeated by Co Sligo Golf Club. Both clubs won all their home matches and lost all their away ones, but Co Sligo had 3 on their own course in Rosses Point and made the most of their home advantage. Best of luck to Co Sligo Golf Club in the next round.
Attention now turns to the ladies who take on Carrick On Shannon Golf Club next weekend in the Minor Cup.
OPEN WEEK RETURNS – The club is delighted to announce that our ever popular Open Week is returning for the first time since 2019 after a Covid enforced absence.
It will run from Monday the 4th to Friday the 8th of July with competitions for Ladies and Gents each day. The week kicks off on Monday the with Ladies and Gents 9 hole Stroke competitions. Tuesday the 5th is Ladies Day with a Ladies 18 hole Stableford and a Gents 9 hole Stableford. Wednesday is our annual Scotch Mixed Foursomes but there are also 9 hole Stableford competitions for Ladies and Gents. The competition on the Thursday will be an 18 hole Stroke for the men and a 9 hole Stableford for the men. The big event will be on the Friday when the club puts on a 9 hole social Scramble with the weeks presentation of prizes and a barbecue afterwards and music from our very own Adam Daly. Names to be in for a draw at 5pm, with shotgun start at 5.30.
REDUCED GREEN FEES FOR CHILDREN – We have a very competitive membership rate for under 18s at 60 euro for a full year. Our usual green fee for a round for a non member is 15 euro, but we are offering a special reduced green fee for under 18s on Mondays of just 5 euro. This rate will apply on Mondays for June, July and August. We hope this will allow some children and teenagers try out the game and see if they enjoy it without having to commit to a Junior Membership first. Just sign the Green Fee book in the front hall of the clubhouse and place the green fee in an envelope in the letterbox beside the inner door. Under 18s must be supervised by an adult.