Portsalon Golf Club
Portsalon Open Week
As the professional golfing elite moved to Portrush for the Irish Open, the amateur golfers from the North West descended to the Kingdom for the Portsalon Golf Club’s Open week competitions. On Saturday the competitions commenced with the traditional fourball competition sponsored by the Value Centre Letterkenny. Due to the adverse weather conditions many of the golfers did not start until mid-afternoon. The winners were Connor Connolly & Noel Nicholl with 45 points, runners up Paddy Sheridan & Tony Morrison with 41 points, Gross Kevin Mc Gonagle & Stephen Connolly 36 points, 3rd John Strain & Sean Mc Cormick 40 points, visitors prize went Ballybofey pair F Wilson & T Griffin. On Sunday with a vast improvement in weather conditions, it was a ladies and gents open stableford competition sponsored by Mc Gees Butchers Letterkenny The gent winners was Ivan Brunt with 41 points, runner up Sean Barrett 39 points, Gross Eamon Mc Dermott 32 points, 3rd Fergus Callaghan 39 points. Best nines went to Aidan Langan and Tony Morrison. Visitor’s prize went to Frank Mc Gurk Foyle golf club.On Monday it was the Dunleavy XL Store Portsalon sponsored stableford competition. Playing in ideal weather conditions the winner was Kevin Mc Gonagle (7) with 41 points, runner up Noel Gillespie (26) 41points gross Sean Kelly (9) 31 points, 3rd Odhran Mc Gowan (15) 40 points, visitor Martin Regan Nairn/Portnoo 37 points. Best nines went to Diamuid Coll and Gerard Mc Cormick. The CSS was 37 points
The Portsalon golf club’s open week continues on Friday 6th July it’s the Donegal Sports sponsored ladies and gents stableford competition. Saturday 7th July the Whoriskey Heating Oils sponsored gent’s fourball stableford competition. The open week concludes on Sunday 8th July with the B Coyle and Sons ladies and gents stableford competition. Presentation of prizes will take place in the clubhouse on Sunday evening at 8.30 p.m. All prize winners from Thursday to Sunday are asked to be in attendance. The Captain D P Logue and members of Portsalon Golf Club would like to express thanks to the main sponsors for their continued and generous sponsorship of the clubs open week activities.
To ensure that you have your place on the remaining days of the open week competitions, contact the clubhouse on 074 91 59459 for your tee time or go online at www.portsalongolfclub.com
Saturday 14th July the course is reserved for the Motor Neurone Golf Classic. For further details and contact the clubhouse 074 91 59459 for your tee time or go online at www.portsalongolfclub.com
Lady Captains Day
Noreen Mc Conigley’s Lady Captains prize will be staged on Saturday 21st July. The Lady Captain has a gents members section and gents tee times on Saturday 21st July will be from 7 am to 10 am and from 3.30 pm to 5 pm. To book contact 0749159459 or go online to www.portsalongolfclub.com. The Captain D P Logue and members of Portsalon golf club wish Marie success on this her special day at Portsalon golf cloub.
This seasons match play competition at Portsalon has reached the quarterfinal stage and the players are reminded that all matches must be played by 31st July.
The members of Portsalon golf club were shocked and saddened to hear that their former member and colleague Danny Clinton had passed away at his residence recently. Danny for many years graced his beloved Portsalon ‘’Banks’’, where he displayed his natural golfing ability. It was indeed our pleasure to have known him and to have such a local talent play on the ‘’Banks’’.
Danny during his golfing career represented Portsalon Golf club throughout Donegal and Ulster in the various competitions. Over the past number of years we were deprived of his golfing talents as he had sustained an injury which prevented him from participating in the game he so loved. However, Danny always kept in close contact with his golfing friends at Portsalon and was always willing to share his opinion and to pass on his extensive knowledge of the golfing game to those in need of advice. The Portsalon Captain D P Logue, President Wm Mc Cleary and the members of Portsalon Golf Club would like to extend their deepest sympathy to Mary, Seamus, Dana and Pamela his brother and sisters on this sad occasion of Danny’s death. May Danny be reaping his eternal rewards on the fairways of heaven. May he rest in peace.
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 maintenance