Monday 11th saw the Cat 4 members playing for Catherine Cooke-Harkin’s Lady Captain’s Prize and taking top honour was John Henderson, runaway winner with 25pts over 11 holes. In runner-up spot was Hugh Kelly with 22pts.
Wed. 13th Open, sponsored by David Johnston, was won by centenary year captain Henry Mc Cahey  returning a grand total of 45pts.
Starting with a “blank” at first hole and a double bogey at ninth, scores did not look prosperous for Henry until he registered a birdie at 11th and finished with another birdie at 18th to shoot a one under par gross 35 on back nine, the equivalent of 25pts.
In second place was Joe Brown  who, while recording a massive 24pts on front nine, faltered with back-to-back double bogeys at 15th & 16th to finish on 43pts.
In third place was Dessie Ferry  continuing a streak of good form of late who, despite a bogey at 1st, recorded birdies at 2nd and 7th for a 40pt finish and in fourth place was the ever present Kevin Hannigan  scoring birdies at 10th, 11th and 16th, but a lapse at 18th cost him dearly.
The Cat 4 winner was James Durning  with 36pts and picking up the visitors prize was Ivan Morton  with 37pts.
Sat. 16th competition was a late start for members following the successful Lady Captain’s Day [Catherine Cooke-Harkin] to whom congratulations are forwarded from all the male club members.
Coming to the fore in the afternoon sunshine was the club’s very popular Ulster Cup team captain Charlie Coughlan .
Charlie, just returning from knee surgery, required a BOT to take top spot following back-to-back “blanks” at 6th & 7th, but Charlie’s tenatiousness had him record follow-up birdies at 8th & 18th for a 37pt. total.
Giving him a close run was the club’s house convenor Enda Mannion  who, despite a great start with a birdie at 1st, blew his chances of an outright win with a double bogey at 6th and a “blank” at 18th.
Sunday 17th confined was won by eleven handicapper Peter Muldoon.
Despite three “blanks” on front nine, Peter’s birdie at 15th gave him an inward nine of 20pts and an overall winning score of 39pts.
Taking runners-up spot was present captain Tom Mc Donagh  with 38pts on BOT from Emmet O’Donnell .
Mon 18th had the club host the Lady Captain’s prize to Juniors and taking top honour was Ronan Daly . Second place was won by Cian Harkin  and in third place was Eoghan Harkin . Cat. 4. Prize was won by Darragh Mc Grath and best gross was the ever-present Jack Patton .
The club’s under 16 boys team did us proud over the weekend by beating Ballyliffin in the semi final of the Donegal League.
The match finished 3-3 overall, but letterkenny won by 5 holes and now await the winners of Donegal GC or Gweedore in the final. Congratulations to all involved and every success in the final.
Dates for the Diary:
Mr. Barry Ramsay’s President’s Day on Saturday 30th August.
Junior prizegiving for the 2014 season will be held in the club on Sunday 7th September. There will be a junior scramble earlier in the day over 9 holes with food and soft drinks in the clubhouse afterwards.Tags: