Sunday 10th August – Presidents Prize (Mr Michael Neary).
While Rory McIlroy was moving to 4 Major victories Michael “D” Gallagher stayed on his heels when picking up his 3rd Presidents Prize on Sunday.
Having endured a shoulder injury in the last year or so which restricted his enjoyment of the links Michael has returned with some excellent play lately and had 41pts in tough conditions.
Darren McDaid took 2nd from Michael McGroary both of whom had 38pts. John Joe Travers was one shot further back on 37pts and John Meehan took the gross with 30pts. Frank Bourke was best of the Past Presidents. The Juniors competed on Saturday and the winner was Damien Mulhern. President Michel Neary presented the prizes in the clubhouse following a very enjoyable meal and referred to the recognition he received as President of the club, and this he said was a tribute to the esteem in which the course is held both in Ireland and abroad.
1.Michael “D” Gallagher (11) 41pts
2.Darren McDaid (3) 38pts (BOT)
3.Michael McGroary (14) 38pts
4.John Joe Travers (14) 37pts
Gross. John Meehan (6) 30pts
Past President: Frank Bourke (16) 32pts
This week’s winner who returned to the main competition after a spell in the past player category was Mark Butler with 32pts. The win cannot be too far away for Shane Browne who finished 2nd for the third time in four weeks with 31 pts, Bobby Beare was 3rd with 30pts on a break of tie from Barry Kennedy who also had 30 pts.
Not for the first time this year Michael ‘D’ Gallagher was the best past player with 34 pts, Colm Campbell won the prize for the 1st 9 with 20 pts on a break of tie.
There will be no Thursday 14th (Open Week) or Thursday 21st August(Ulster Seniors) in Murvagh.
On Thursday 21st August we will be running a 15 Hole competition in Ballybofey & Stranorlar GC, scores will count towards Player of the Year. Tee is booked from 4:20PM to 5:20PM if you are interested in playing during this time please contact Barry Kennedy(Secretary), if you want to play earlier in the day please contact Ballybofey & Stranorlar GC to book your time. Presentation of prizes will be held in McCafferty’s at 10:30PM.
Players are reminded that the Quarter finals of the Phoenix cup must be played by the 20th August.
This Year’s weekend away will be held on the 11th\12th October at Slieve Russell Golf Club. Sheet is on the notice board please add your name if you are interested in travelling, the first 30 players with their name on the sheet and the €50 deposit paid will travel.
Sponsor: White Hotels -3rd & 5th August
Jane Sharkey will be dining in style after winning the White Hotels sponsored competition at the August Bank Holiday weekend. Her handicap has tumbled this year by 9 shots and a further reduction in the offing with her winning score of 38pts. Maeve Marnane is once more in the winner’s enclosure with her score of 36pts. In 3rd place was Helen O’Shea also with 36pts. 4th was Maureen McCormack with 34pts.
1. Jane Sharkey (27) 38pts
2. Maeve Marnane (28) 36pts BOT
3. Helen O’Shea (14) 36pts
4. Maureen McCormack (19) 34pts
Front 9 Geraldine Gorman (16) 17pts BOT
Back 9 Kathleen Fox (22) 19pts
9 hole Competition in aid of NBCRI
Clare Paasch (30) was the winner with a fantastic score of 21 pts
President’s Prize to the Ladies (Mr Michael Neary) – 9th August
Even though the weather was perfect for golf on Saturday, the scoring was low for this prestigious competition. Bernie Treacy, a former Lady President, was the winner of the beautiful pearl necklace ( you choose well, Sally) with a score of 76. Runner up with the same score was Dorothy Woods. Bernie Finn was 3rd with 77. Clare Paasch who has featured in recent competitions was 4th with 78 and Mary McLaughlin 5th on 79 BOT.
1. Bernie Treacy (17) 76 BOT
2. Dorothy Woods (11) 76
3. Bernie Finn (15) 77
4. Clare Paasch (30) 78
5. Mary McLaughlin (19) 78 BOT
Category 0 – 20 Mary McGonigle (13) 82 BOT
Category 21 – 28 Kathleen Fox (22) 79
Category 29 – 36 Grainne McGettigan (29) 86
Past President: Mary Talbot (17) 80
Front 9 Helen O’Shea (13) 37.5
Back 9 Helen Mills (15) 38.5 BOT
Our two remaining teams the Maire O’Donnell Team and the Miele Team have bowed out of their respective competitions. The Maire O’Donnell team after beating Cruit in the first round were defeated by Gweedore in the 2nd round. They needed to win 3.5 matches at home but it was not to be on the day. The Miele Team reached the semi final of the Region. On their way there they had overcome Blacklion, Bundoran, Portsalon, and Ballyliffen but were thwarted by a strong Slieve Russell team on the 4th August. Thanks to team managers Crona O’Reilly, Bernie Treacy, Geraldine Gorman, team members and panel for their time and commitment during the summer.
The social mixed was won by one of our junior girls Sophie Carr accompanied by David Childs and Matthew Shovlin.
The club are running open days from 13th to 16th of August. These are open to Ladies & Gents . Details as follows:
13th August – Open competition – Singles Stableford – Sponsor: Ulster Bank
14th August – Open Competition – Singles Stableford – Sponsor: Brittons’s Pharmacy
15th August – Open Competition – Singles Stableford – Sponsor: Solis Lough Eske Hotel
16th August – Open competition – Singles Stroke – Sponsor: David Robinson PGA
Time Sheet in operation for Open competitions – Phone 074 9734054 or Book On-Line at www.donegalgolfclub.ie
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