The biggest and one of the most eagerly awaited golfing events in the North West is upon us. The Donegal Links Classic which is staged over three of Donegal’s most prestigious links golf courses Ballyliffen, Rosapenna and Portsalon golf courses. The Donegal Links Classic is scheduled to run over three days 26th 27th & 28th May 2014 and this year has attracted one of the largest entries to-date. The event will be staged at two course per day and Portsalon dates are Tuesday 27th and Wednesday 28th The Donegal Links Classic is one of the longest running team events in the North West golfing calendar year. The format as in previous years is a team of four (gents or ladies). 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.
On Saturday 24th there is an open competition, Sunday 25th a members competition. Due to the Donegal Links Classic event the normal Wednesday open is cancelled. 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. Members should note that on Saturday 31st May the tee is reserved for a golf classic and on Sunday June 1st The first tee is reserved for the GUI Junior Cup qualifier and on Saturday 14th June for a golf classic.
The Carlisle Boys
It’s that time of the year when Paddy Delap hosts the Carlisle challenge. The Carlisle golfing group have been regular visitors to the North West and the organiser Paddy Delap has arranged various events for the Carlisle golfing group. The event arranged for the group at Portsalon golf course will be a four ball better ball and if you are interested in a day’s golf and fun then you should contact the Portsalon Clubhouse on 0749159459 to register your place on this yearly event.
One of the eagerly awaited golfing events in the Northwest the Portsalon golf club open week is scheduled to tee off on Saturday 28th June and conclude on Sunday 6th July.
Full details will be published on this golfing festival.
The winner of the Wednesday open was Jimmy Mc Carron (22) 41 points, runner up John Mc Ginley (20) 39 points 3rd Ray Kennedy (26) 39 points. The CSS was 37 points. On Saturday there was a special scramble competition to mark the first competition from the new first tee box. The winners were Tony Kingston,Kevin Boyce and Charlie Hickland, runners up Hugh Mc Ginley, Barry Kenney, Sam Faulkner. On Sunday the winner of the members competition was Sam Faulkner (11) 41 points, runner up Kevin Mc Fadden (20) 40 points, gross Eamon Mc Dermott (4) 35 points 3rd Michael Mc Fadden (22) 39 points. The CSS was 37 points.
It was another big week for the Portsalon teams, the Donegal League team travelled to Rosapenna for their first leg match. The result saw the Portsalon team return with one match to Rosapenna four matches. The return leg is due to be played this week at Portsalon. In the mixed foursomes qualifying competition staged at Letterkenny golf club the Portsalon team failed to qualify.
Protect Your Course.
Replacing divots is no more than good golf etiquette. So we should all think of our fellow golfers and replace our divots. In addition all members are encouraged to take a Divot Bag with them on their golfing round and replace the divot with either the mixture or the actual divot. Divot bags are available on entry to the first tee box and also at the 5th & 12th tee boxes.. Please ensure that you pick up a divot bag and assist with the course maintenance. If you forget to collect your divot bag at the first tee there is another chance to do so on the second tee. We can all play a part.
Over the past few months a number of golfers are leaving their clubs and trollies in the locker room. Members should note that the locker rooms do not provide a secure lock up facilities for clubs or trollies and these should be removed. The club will not be responsible for any items stolen from the locker room.
Members and visitors should note that 6 inch placing on fairways only has been introduced a bit earlier than usual in order to allow the green staff carry out repairs to some of the fairways.
On Line Booking
Members and visitors to Portsalon Golf Club should note that on line booking is now available for all competitions at Portsalon at the flick of a button go to portsalongolfclub.com