Mr. Hugh McClafferty’s Captain’s Prize was played for on Saturday, July 14, at Letterkenny Golf Club.
There was a big turnout with the timesheet full. Tom Redden (17.5) who has been a member of Letterkenny Golf Club for decades emerged as a very worthy winner on the day with a great score of 45 points.
Patrick Keeney (5.8) was the runner up with 41 points (BOT) and Eunan McGarrigle (6.7) came third place with 41 points.
The best Gross was won by Eamonn McGlinchey (5.1) with a score of 40 points (BOT).
Sheamus Patton won the Committee Member Prize with 40 points and the best Past Captains’ Prize was won by Tom McDonagh with 40 points.
Nearest the Pin was won by Kieran Sweeney and Ciaran Gilcreest won the Longest Drive.
Declan O’Carroll won the Non-Qualifier prize with 33 points. The Captain’s Guest, Paul Armstrong, received a prize scoring 35 points.
There was very good golf played on the day and the top 11 players had scores of 40 or 40+ points. A great day was had by all and presentations to prize winners was held in the Clubhouse that evening. Many congratulations to Captain Hugh McClafferty on what was a very well organised and successful day.
On Wednesday July 11, Sweeney’s Bar Open was played off. John Doran (5.1) came in with a great score of 41 points. He took 5 birdies out of the course, on the 1st, 12th, 14th, 15th and the 18th and 8 pars – a great game of golf. Padraig McAleer (14.9) was runner up with 40 points and Eunan McIntyre (20.7) took third place with 39 points. Cian Harkin (1.3) won Gross with 38 points.
The Pre-Captain’s Mixed Foursomes Competition was played on Friday. There was a good turnout for this competition. Jackie Ireland and Eamonn O’Carroll won with a good score of 44.6. Tony Duffy and Mena Breslin were runners up with a score of 46.6 and Eileen Williamson and Tim O’Farrell took third place with 47.9.
The Captains Cat4 Competition (over 13 holes) was won by Jackie Duffy with 35 points (BOT), Frankie McNulty took runners up with 35 points and Hugh Doherty took third place with 34 points.
The Captain’s Prize for Ladies was won by Marian O’Sullivan with a great score of 40 points. Angela Bradley was runner up with 39 points. (BOT) and Maureen Sweeney took third place with 39 points.
There was a Members Competition held on Sunday. Philip Doherty (20.8) was the winner with a great score of 45 points. (Tom Redden seems to have set a trend).
Philip took 9 pars and 5 bogeys out of the course to make up his score. Tony Logue ( 16.3 ) was runner up with 38 points and Tom Doherty (13.3 ) took third place close behind with 37 points.