The 2018 Captains Drive In took place on Saturday the 10th at Rosapenna Golf Club.
With a large gallery assembled on the 1st tee Dympna, Liam & Conor all played great opening shots to huge applause to officially mark their year in office.
The mixed scramble on the day was won by Mary Devlin, Barry Connor, Charlie McBride & Garvin Toye with 55.5.
The runners up were Kit Boyce, Enda McMenamin, Martin Coary & Peadar Boyce with 55.75 and in third place was the team of Cliona Murphy, John Feeney, Shane Doherty & Barry McMenamin with 56.25.
The club competition on Sunday the 11th was cancelled as the course was closed all day due to heavy hail showers.
Patrick J Boyce
The Casey Family made a special presentation to Patrick (PJ) Boyce on Saturday past after the Captains Drive In presentation.
Patrick first joined Rosapenna in 1948 while the hotel was owned by the Catherwood Family and has been a member ever since making this his 70th year playing golf. Patrick has been both a Captain and President of Rosapenna as well as winning the most coveted title in Rosapenna on multiple occasions, the Leitrim Cup which he brought home in both 1956 and again in 1993.
Patrick was also a member of the Rosapenna Senior team that won the Donegal Senior Scratch Matchplay for the first time in the 1980’s.
Consistently a low single figure golfer Patrick represented Rosapenna at home and abroad for many years and received his honour to a standing ovation from the members present on the day.
Winter Scramble Series
Our next Winter Scramble is scheduled for this coming Saturday the 17th with a 10.30am shotgun start on the Sandy Hills Links. The last Winter Scramble of the series will take place on Saturday the 3rd of March.
Mevagh Day Centre
The annual Mevagh Day Centre Classic will take place on Saturday the 24th of February over the Sandy Hills Links with registration in the Mevagh Day Centre, Carrigart from 10.00am and an 11.00am shotgun start. The entry fee is €120.00 per team and entries can be made over the phone with Mark Bradley 087-2672355 or Denis McBride 087-6132360.
The Old Tom Morris Links & the Coastguard Nine are both closed for all play until further notice. The Sandy Hills Links is in play for all members & visitors with the following local rule in place – A ball that finishes on the fairway must be lifted and placed in the semi rough on either side. A ball in the semi rough or rough must be played as it lies. A putter may be used from the fairway. Club length placing applies on the fairway if using a putter.
During the period where the fairways are not in play, the rule relating to relief for balls embedded in their own pitch-marks (25-2) is extended from closely mown areas to the full course, excluding hazards, by the following local rule –
Through the green (i.e. all areas of the course apart from hazards), a ball that is embedded in its own pitch-mark in the ground may be lifted, without penalty, cleaned and dropped as near as possible to where it lay but not nearer the hole.
Member tees times can be booked via The Pavilion Golf Shop on 00353 (0)74 915 5000 during winter opening hours 9.00am-4.00pm or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Up coming competitions/events –
February (Sandy Hills Links)
Saturday 17th – Winter Scramble Series
Sunday 18th – Club competition
Saturday 24th – Mevagh Day Centre Classic
Sunday 25th – Club competition
Saturday 3rd – Winter Scramble Series (Final event)
Sunday 4th – Club competition
Saturday 10th – Mulroy Links at Rosapenna
Sunday 11th – Club competition
Sunday 18th – Club competition
Saturday 24th – Mulroy Links at Rosapenna
Sunday 25th – Easter Hamper (1st Golfer of the Year event)