This week was the Caravanner’s week. On Thursday we had the conclusion to the Youth Academy ran at the club since the start of the summer.
There were over forty children competing in the final competition. Michael Dolan was successful in the boy’s section and Emmy Bonnar was successful in the girl’s section.
The club would like to thank Gerry Flynn of Flynn’s Pharmacy, Dunfanaghy and Falcarragh who sponsored the Youth Academy this year.
This academy would not be the success that it is, without our professional Seamus Mc Monagle.
He has a great understanding of working with children and every child has benefitted from taking part in the youth academy.
The fruits of his hard work with the children is already proving successful with the first of the participants of the academy getting their handicaps this week. Well done to everyone that took part and to the parents who helped on the night.
Then on Friday night we had the final of the club mixed foursomes. Graham and Natalie Cummings were successful against Bill and Paula Mc Callion.
In the plate final Dave Moore and Rose Gavigan were the victors over Lady Captain, Cheryl and John Chambers. Our Club Captain Gerald and Deborah Moore won the daily competition.
Well done to all who took part and thanks to John and Cheryl for organising a wonderful competition.
Then afterwards we had the Caravanner’s quiz with Brian Gilferder as quiz master. There was a great atmosphere in the clubhouse.
On Saturday the Caravanner’s held their Classic in aid of the club and other charities. There was nearly 50 teams taking part and a great day was had by everyone.
Gerry Mc Greevy and Mal Johnson put in a huge amount of work organising this year’s event and there was nothing left to chance. The weather was fantastic and the course was in great condition. On Saturday night we had the presentation of the prizes with music afterwards by Bill and Friends. It was a great day and night and thanks to the Caravanners especially Gerry and Mal for organising a great weekend again this year. Jim and John you have a tough challenge following this year, but I have no doubt that both of you are up to the challenge.
On Sunday morning our Lady Captain, Cheryl, Captain Gerald, the staff of the bar and the Caravanner’s organisers Mal and Gerry did the Ice Bucket Challenge and raised funds for Donegal Hospice. There was a large crowd in attendance to cheer them on.
Sunday 17Th August 4BBB
1st Bill McCallion & Dominic Bogues 35pts
Wednesday 20th August open Single Stableford
1st Aidan Fox 40pts
2nd Colin Keegan38pts
Gross John Kavanagh 29pts
3rd Gary Wright 37pts
Category Frank Kelly 36pts
1st 9 Willie Wilkin 23pts
2nd 9 John Cairnduff 20pts
Caravanners Classic Saturday 23rd August
1st Billy Griffin, Anthony Gallagher, Darren Murray & Laura McElhinney 103pts
2nd Roger Green, Geraldine Magee, Patrick McGinley & Cairns Witherow 102pts
3rd Charlie Roarty, Willie Wilkin, Fergus Mullen & Colin Higgs 97pts
4th Paul Smyth, Andy Murray, Ken Armstrong & Oliver Brown 95pts
5th Brendan Kelly, Michael Kelly, James Doherty & Ger Dalton 93pts
6th John Chambers, Cheryl Chambers, Amy Chambers & Rachel Chambers 92pts bot
7th Maggie Foy, Margaret Witherow, Mavis Curtis & Phylis Gallagher 92pts bot
8th Ron Thompson, Matthew Thompson, Mark Mullholland & Dany Tracy 92pts
9th Joe Terry, Graham Donaghy, Brian Mullen & Cornie McMullen 91pts
10th Nigel Doherty, Janice Doherty, Richard McLaughlin & Gerarda Arnold 90 pts
11th Niall Adair, Brian Adair, Michael Griffith & James Patterson 90pts
1st Mary Rose McFadden, Pat Murray, Julia McGinley & Karen McCormick 84pts
2nd Michele Wilson, Emmer Ewing, Mary Curran & Madeline Mooney 84pts
Non Qualifiers Maurice Irwin, Florence Irwin, Noel Dick & Diane Dick 97pts
Putting Comp Paul Smyth
Nearest the Pin John Moore
Longest Drive – Gents Richard Rosborough
Ladies Rachel Chambers
Competitions this coming week:
We will hold the last scramble of the summer on Friday night with a shotgun start of 5.30pm. Everyone has to be registered by 5.00pm in the shop.
The competitions are as follows:
• Wednesday 27th August Open Singles Stableford
• Friday 29th 12 hole scramble 5.30pm shotgun start
• Saturday 30th August 4BBB
• Sunday 31st August Monthly medal
As everyone that has been in the clubhouse over the weekend would have seen, we have posters up which outline details of the Ryder cup Weekend. This was launched on the Caravanner’s weekend.
The time slots are already filling up, so don’t miss you opportunity to be part of a great weekend of festivities at the club. A full detail of the activities at the club will be posted on our website over the coming week.
The Challenge Cup match-play matches in the 2nd round need to be completed as soon as possible.