The mens’ competition on Sunday the 8th of April was an 18 hole Strokeplay kindly sponsored by Ireland’s leading golf shop, Golfstyle, which is located in the Liosban Business Park, Tuam Road, Galway. Gerry O’Hara was the runaway winner with a 62 nett, beating fellow Ballinafad man Peter Leydon into second place with a 68 nett. Charlie O’Donnell took the prize for best gross score and Frank Casserly was third with 69 nett.
The Easter weekend Shambles fundraiser was won by the team of Paul Connolly, Patrick Egan, Conor Hamill and Moira Egan with 117 points. Second place went to Ted Hester, Frank Casserley, Lewis Shaw and Jim Callery with 112 points, and the Ladies Prize went to the team of Mary O’Hara, Joey Mullaney, Carmel Mc Garry and Carmel Conlon with 96 points.
The first of the mens’ weekly Thursday night competitions took place on the 5th of April. The winner’s bottle of brandy found a home in Deerpark with Charlie O’Donnell in what has been a productive week for him.
Upcoming competitions – Sunday the 15th sees the second of the new initiative of sponsored Sunday competitions for the men, this one being kindly funded by Keating Amenity Solutions. A ladies’ 18 hole stableford competition takes place the same day.The PGA Tankard competitions take place the following Sunday, the 22nd of April. In the second of this years inter-club competitions, the mens’ club are hosting Ballinamore in the first round of the All-Ireland Fourball Competition on Saturday the 21st.
The course will be closed for a few days from this Tuesday while verti-draining takes place on all the greens and on some areas of cattle damage.
The club wishes our member Lewis Shaw all the best in his year as captain of the Shepherd’s Crook Golf Society.