One of the major golfing prizes of the year will be contested by Portsalon members on
Sunday next 18th April 2010 with the main prize on offer of one year’s subscription at
Portsalon Golf Club. The prize will reflect the category of the winner in 2010 golfing year
i.e full, affiliate, student, country etc) In the event of a family member winning the prize
will be the equivalent of a single membership in either the full or country status In order
to play in this major golfing event, members must have a minimum of one instalment of
€160 paid towards their 2011 golfing fees.
Donegal Links Classic
The most eagerly awaited team golfing event of the year has been announced for the
North West during the week. The Donegal Links Classic which is staged over three of
Donegal’s most prestigious links golf courses Ballyliffen, Portsalon and Rosapenna golf
courses. The Donegal Links Classic is scheduled to run over three days May 30th, 31st
and 1st June 2011.The Donegal Links Classic is one of the longest running team events
in the golfing calendar year and is well worth a visit for anyone interested. The format as
in previous years is a team of four (gents or ladies) and the entry fee is €100 per person.
There is a host of prizes on offer daily team and individual prizes on each of the course
on a daily basis and the overall prizes for the three days golfing. In order to ensure your
place in this magnificent golfing event contact Ballyliffen Golf Club on 074 9376119
Mulroy Links Captain’s Day
The 2010/2011 Mulroy Links golfing year concludes on Saturday 9th April with the
prestigious Captain’s Day. The event will be staged at Rosapenna Golf Club will be
played over an 18 hole stableford competition. Members are reminded that a time sheet
is in operation for further details contact Rosapenna Golf Club on 074 91 55000
On Saturday 2nd April there is a gent’s open competition and on Sunday 10th April there
is a member’s competition. On Wednesday 13th April there is an open gents 18 hole
stableford competition A time sheet is in operation for all competitions at Portsalon Golf
Club, contact 074 91 59459 for your tee time or go online at portsalongolfclub.com
The first outing in the new Portsalon mixed foursomes competitions under the direction
of the team captains Kevin Mc Gonagle and Marie Gilligan was staged of Friday last.
The winners of the first outing were Sarah & Noel Nicholl. The competitions will continue
each Friday and the captains would encourage members to participate in these practice
competitions with a tee off at 5.15 p.m
The final outing of the 2010/2011 Gaeltacht League will take place on Saturday 16th
and Sunday 17th at Cruit Island Golf Club. The top four teams who qualify for the play off
for the overall title will play on Sunday with the remaining teams playing on the Saturday.
With a few matches remaining the make up of the Saturday and Sunday teams has yet
to be confirmed. Details of dates and tee times will be available next week. To qualify to
play in this Gaeltach League Captain’s Day players must have represented their clubs
on at least three occasions during this seasons league matches.
The winner of the open staged on Wednesday 30th March was Portsalon’s Tony
Kingston playing off a 13 handicap with 39 points, 2nd Phillip Durning (7) 37 points,
Gross Damian Toland (50 32 points and 3rd Shaun Shields (14) 37 points. The CSS was
37 points. On Saturday 2nd the winner was 10 handicapper Ciaran Mc Fadden with 40
points, runner up Enda Mc Elhinney (16) 40 points, gross Damian Toland (5) 35 points
3rd Donal Barrett (17) 38 points. The CSS was 36 points. On Saturday On Sunday 3rd
the winner of the members competition was Shaun Shields (14) with 42 points, runner
up Tony Kingston (12) 38 points, Gross John Shields (4) 30 points 3rd John Sandilands
(21) 38 pointsThe CSS was 36 points.
The Captain Donal Callaghan and members of Portsalon Golf Club were saddened
to learn of the passing of the late Michael Bonner. Michael who spent many years as
an assistant in Donegal Sports was always there to help and to pass on his extensive
knowledge of the golfing game to those in need of direction. Michael a life long member
at Rosapenna Golf Club had joined Portsalon Golf Club a few years back when he
retained dual membership, it was indeed our pleasure to have such a talent grace the
Portsalon ‘’Banks’’. The Captain Donal Callaghan and the members of Portsalon Golf
club extend their deepest sympathy to Michael’s wife Elaine, their children Anna and
Sarah, his mother Sophie brothers, sisters and extended family. May he rest in peace.
Sean Mc Gettigan our Clubhouse Steward has arranged a magnificent lunch menu
which is sure to satisfy your taste. So why not treat yourself to a wonderful meal on the
completion of your round of golf. For further details contact Sean at 074 9159459
Members and visitors should note that there is 6 inch placing on all fairways.