Lady Captain Angela Kilgallen’s day will soon be upon us and the week kicks off on Tuesday 7th August with a categorised scramble.
As many of the ladies in the higher handicap range as possible, are encouraged to enter as this is a great fun day at the start of Lady Captains Week. On Thursday 9th August there will be the very popular 13 hole fancy dress play and party.
This year, Lady Captain has chosen the theme of Dots and Spots. Much secrecy surrounds the ’outfits’ and some raised eyebrows by visitors to the course on the day, is expected! Judging takes place as usual in the evening, in the clubhouse and of course the trophy is a much sought after accolade.
The Lady Captains mixed foursomes is on Friday 10th August, leading to Lady Captains Day on Saturday 11th August. Please ensure you have entered your name for the various draws and not forgetting the main competition with dinner and presentation later that night. The August medal, which is normally played on the 1st Tuesday will be played on August 14th.
The A.I.B. open was played last week and many thanks to the A.I.B. for their continued support of the ladies club. The lady in form, having been seen practising the night before, Anne Cannon, won with 36 points, including a nice birdie on the 8th. Runner Up from Portsalon Golf Club, a great supporter of our Opens, Deirdre O’Toole 34 points. The gross was won by Dara McGowan, Ballybofey and Stranorlar 28 gross points. 3rd place Peggy Forde 34 points B.O.T. Visitor Deirdre Hensey, Lady Vice Captain – Portsalon Golf Club, Front 9 Angela Bradley 19 points B.O.T. Back 9 Pauline Curley 18 points.
The weekend 9 hole competition was won by Ruth Daly 21 points and runner up was Marian Keating 17 points B.O.T.
The Maire O’Donnell team played on Monday in the home match against Ballybofey and Stranorlar. The ladies fought a tough and valiant match against a very strong opposition. Even the fox came out to support, as he raced from the bunker across the fairway to get a better view of the 3rd match! Between sunny spells and summer showers, the ladies never gave up, watched and cheered by the many supporters who are famed for supporting our very own Letterkenny Golf Club. Alas, it came down to one hole in the end and Letterkenny Ladies bow out of the competition for this year.
There will be an 18 hole re-entry competition this bank holiday weekend.
On behalf of the Ladies Club, may I extend every best wish to our Lady Captain for a most enjoyable week and in particular on her day 11 August. Good luck to everyone playing – may the sun shine on us all and remember, it’s golf – fun and to be enjoyed.
Photo: A.I.B. Open Left to Right: Deirdre Hensey, Mary Murray, Anne Cannon, Lady Captain Angela Kilgallen, Deirdre O’Toole, Pauline Curley, Marian O’Sullivan, Angela Bradley.