The RNLI Ladies and Gents Open was played on Tuesday 11th and the large entry was well deserved for this worthy cause. Winner of the Ladies section was on form Veronica McAteer with 37pts.
In 2nd place was another lady very much on form Bridie Gildea 36pts. and in 3rd place was Marian O Sullivan ( never far away) 32pts. Anne Cannon continuing her steady play won the Gross and the Bradleys Angela and Celine won the front and back 9 respectively 19 and 17pts. The Visitors prize went to Patricia McAteer Portsalon.
The next big event of the week came on Saturday 15th when the Lady Captain Maura invited the ladies to join her on her outing to Cloughaneely Golf Club. Well over thirty ladies travelled for the occasion. The rain held off till later in the day but due to some maintenance work being carried out on the course there was teeing up through the green which proved somewhat challenging and scoring wasn’t quite as impressive as it might’ve been.
The winner was Marian O Sullivan 33pts., 2nd Angela Bradley 31pts., 3rd Carmel McGeady 31pts.(bot) 4th Celine Markey 30pts. and 5th was Mary Beth McBrearty 30pts. (bot) The Front 9 was won by Margo Birmingham 16pts. and the Back 9 was won by Eileen Williamson 17pts. Marian Keating won nearest the pin and Mary Beth McBrearty won the longest drive.
A lovely meal was enjoyed in An Chuairt Hotel Gweedore and there was much craic and merriment until the wee hours. Rumour has it that the ladies were joined by some visiting celebrity too such was the fun they were having!
Next day Sunday it was all hands to Murvagh for the first leg of the Maire O Donnell final.
Tracy Spence stepped in as Captain for Sandra McMonagle on the day as Sandra is recovering from a recent injury and we wish her a speedy recovery. The matches were all hard fought and the last one went right down to the wire with Anne McGrath sinking the winning putt on the 18th to secure the 2nd match for the Letterkenny team.
An excellent result given the challenge that Murvagh is and the very windswept conditions on the day. It’s all to play for now in the return match which will be on the 29th. Best of luck to all involved.
Delighted to announce that Bridie Gildea is the winner of this year’s singles match play. Bridie has had a great summer of golf this year featuring in the winners enclosure on a number of occasions and having a few shots shaved off her handicap. This is a fitting culmination to a very successful year. Well done Bridie!
The winner of the most recent 9 hole Re-Entry competition was Bridget McClafferty with 18 pts. Runner up was Margaret Harvey 17pts. Another 9 hole Re-Entry has now opened.
The first Hamper competition will be played this Sunday 23rd and the final 18 hole club competition will be on Tuesday 25th. After that it’s Turkeys all the way.