The 60th Anniversary Celebrations get underway this weekend at Ballybofey & Stranorlar Golf Club, with a Classic on Saturday 10th which is sponsored by Diver’s Hyundai Cars.
There will be great prizes on offer to the winners. Book online or ring 074 91 31093.
Picture caption: PGA Professional, Jimmy Gallagher coaching one of the juniors Ellen Carlin on Sunday evening.
The Annual MS Classic took place at B&S GC on Sat 2nd June and what a turnout it got. With over seventy teams, this must be one of the best supported Classics in the North West.
Talking to one of the main organisers Veronica Gillen, she told me that she was absolutely delighted with the event which B&S has been hosting now for some eleven years.
Veronica had nothing but praise for the people who helped make the classic so successful and was so appreciative of every single person and business who sponsored prizes, tee-boxes, team or just gave donations.
She was also delighted with the support that Ballybofey and Stranorlar Golf Club have given the charity over the years and one member in particular, Liam O’Neill who worked tirelessly in thethe build up to it and making sure that things went smooth on the day.
Congratulations to Barry McMenamin and our Irish Junior Cup Team who qualified in top spot on home turf on Sunday and who now meet neighbours Letterkenny at a neutral venue Strabane. (Date to be confirmed). The other matchplay draw sees Strabane take on Portsalon in Ballybofey and Stranorlar. TEAM: Ryan Griffin, Michael Curran, Michael Carr, Barry McMenamin and Roger Campbell. Reserves, John McCaughan jnr and Lorcan Donnellan.
Congratulations also to our Pierce Purcell team who defeated last years Ulster finalist, Rossmore by three matches to two matches. Talking to Team Captain Alastair Henderson afterwards, he told me he was delighted at his team’s performance and looking to the next round. Team: J McAllisterm & J McCaughan, P O’Donnell &E Bradley, I Stewart & J Bradley, P Mullan & M Scanlan and M Wilson and M Roarty.
Good Luck to our Donegal League team who take on Portsalon on friday 9th June.
Junior Golf is progressing very well at B&S GC. We would like to thank everyone who has been helping with the children, without you it would be very difficult to carry out this programme. A big thank you also to PGA Professional Jimmy Gallagher.
Tuesday 30th May. Kindly Sponsored by Michael O’Flanagan & Loman O’Dowd
1st Nett: Paul Barrett 41pts
2nd Nett: Owen Gallagher 40pts (bot,)
GROSS: Michael Curran 34pts
3rd Nett: Ciaran Matthewson 40pts (bot)
Saturday 3rd June. MS CLASSIC
1st R. Farrell, J. Patton, N Harran. D. Devanney. 101pts
2nd M. Lynch, D. Bannigan, J O’Donnell. M. Carlin. 100pts
3rd M. Bradley. F. Boyce. E. McGroddy. D. Carlin. 100pts
Please check our Facebook page Ballybofey and Stranorlar Golf Club (Official) for full list of winners and while your there, give us a like.
Sunday 4th June kindly sponsored by Variety Basket Ballybofey.
1st Nett: Thomas McMenamin 42pts
2nd Nett: Raymond Foy 40pts.
Tuesday 6th Gents Open up to 4pm kindly sponsored by Paddy McNulty & Ronnie Reilly. Thursday 8th.
Gents Open: Saturday 10th Club Classic kindly sponsored by Divers Hyundai Cars, Canal Road, Letterkenny. Sunday 11th kindly sponsored by Charles Bonner & Sons Ballybofey. Tuesday 13th kindly sponsored by Tony Gallinagh.
Played a few holes myself on monday evening and was a bit concerned about the number of pitch marks that were on the greens. Look, it’s your course, keep it in pristine conditions. ENJOY THY GOLF.