Donegal League Final
The first leg of the 2011 Donegal League final was staged at Rosapenna golf course on Sunday last .Contesting the 2011 final was Portsalon golf club and Rosapenna Golf Club with Rosapenna hosting the first leg match. Portsalon golf club competing in their first Donegal League final for some years was under the stewardship of John Logue who over the past few weeks had various selection problems. Playing in stormy weather conditions the golf produced by sets of players was of a very high standard with many of the matches going to the final holes to decide the outcome. The overall result saw the home team Rosapenna emerge winners by four matches to one and has a slender ten holes advantage. The return leg is fixed for Sunday 2nd October at Portsalon golf course with a 12 o’clock tee off. The Portsalon team on the day was John Shields & Pascal Cullen, Stephen Connolly & Phillip Durning, John Logue & Cathal Toland, Chuck Mc Taggart & Patrick Crerand, Tony Kingston & Shaun Shields. No doubt team captain John Logue will have to ponder his team selection in order to overturn this result.
Portsalon Winter Links
Time is running out if you wish to participate in the 2011/12 Portsalon Winter Links competitions. The event will be staged exclusively at Portsalon Golf Course. The first outing is scheduled to tee off on Saturday 1st October. Membership to the event will be Portsalon members €10 with visitors €15., entry into each days competition thereafter Portsalon members €10, visitors €20.The normal prize format of four nett and four gross prizes will be on offer (depending on the entry). The dates for this years event are as follows; October 1st, 29th, Nov 12th, 26th, Dec 16th, Jan 28th Feb 25th March 10th and Captains day on March 24th With only a few time slots remaining and If you are interested in joining this winter links competition, contact 07491 59459 to book you place. All should also note that if a member’s misses two consecutive events without notifying the clubhouse, their name will be removed from the time sheet
After all the preparations the event is now ready to go. Portsalon Golf Club members will travel this week end to Portstewart for Donal Callaghan’s Captain’s week end away. Good luck and happy golfing to all the travelling golfers.
GUI Founder Members
Portsalon golf club team travelled to Royal Belfast on Sunday last to play in the Golfing Union of Ireland Founder Members Trophy. Portsalon over the years have an excellent record in this competition having won the trophy in 2010.The team of club Captain Donal Callaghan, D P Logue, Hugh Mc Ginley, Joe Hensey again put in a spirited performance to retain the trophy. Congratulations and well done
On Saturday 24th September there is a gents 18 hole open competition and on Sunday 25TH September there is a member’s competition. On Wednesday 28th September there is a gents open stableford competition. Time sheets are in operation for all competitions contact 0749159459 or go online to portsalongolfclub.com.
Winner of the open competition played on Saturday 17th was Ronan Mc Clafferty (15) 37 points, 2nd William Russell (22) Rosapenna 37 points, gross Daragh Mc Menamin (4) 300 points, 3rd James Lynch (18) Otway 36 points. The CSS was 34 points. The winner of the Wednesday open was Ian Ross Enniskillen (19) 37 points, 2nd Chris Williams (12) 36 points, gross Dara Mc Menamin (4) 30 points 3rd Ronan Mc Clafferty (15) 36 points. The CSS was 36 points. On Sunday the winner of the members competition was Bernard Nash (18) 42 points, Runner up Cathal Canning (8) 37 points. The CSS was 37 points
In order to carry out essential maintenance on the 2nd, 7th and 9th fairways from this week until further notice all golfers are asked to drop off the fairways 2,7&9. The affected fairways will be clearly identified. Please ensure that you drop off at the nearest point of relief. The captain Donal Callaghan,council and green keeping staff would appreciate your assistance during this repair work.
A special opportunity for new members to join Portsalon Golf Club and enjoy three months free golf. All you have to do is make your application pay your fees for 2012 and get October, November and December 2011 free. For further information please contact 074 9159459.
All members who are paying their fees by the instalment method should note that their payment is now over due.
On Line Booking
Members and visitors to Portsalon Golf Club should note that on line booking is now available for all competitions at Portsalon at the flick of a button go to portsalongolfclub.com
Members and visitors please note that divot bags are now available on entry to the first tee box. Please ensure that you pick up a bag and assist with the course maintenanceTags: