“NICE & NEESY” WINS IT FOR P.J.
Making a welcome comeback to the winners’ enclosure on Wednesday 22nd was the club’s formidable single handicapper Dessie Ferry  who showed his intentions with an early birdie at 4th helping him record an outward nine of 37 gross shots, [one over par] and 21pts.
Following an uncharacteristic “blank” at the uphill par five 11th with another birdie at 12th, Dessie’s resilience gave him a finishing total of 40pts and a one point victory over his nearest rival.
Saturday 25th Open, despite being played in gale force winds and heavy, intermitten rainfall, was very keenly contested and taking top honour was the enduring P.J.Nee . With a somewhat “topsy-turvy” front nine which included a double bogey at 9th, P.J. settled to record a birdie at 14th which helped him to an inward nine of 37 gross shots, [one over par], 23pts and an overall return of 40pts. Following closely in second place was Darragh Heaney  who, with a superb front nine of 24pts, must have been thinking of that top spot but a few disappointing scores on back nine, which included a “blank” at 18th, saw him lose out by that one point. In third place was club treasurer Mark G. Doherty  who, despite starting with a “blank” at 1st, birdied 11th for a 22pts back nine return and an overall 38pt finish to win out on a 3-way B.O.T.
On Sunday 26th, the clock was not the only thing to have changed back for the better known Irish winter weather came back with a vengeance which made Sunday’s score even more remarkable and pleasing to winner Shay Henry  who recovered from a bogey at 1st with a birdie at 2nd to record a front nine of 23pts and, playing steady handicap golf on back nine, came home with a winning total of 40pts.
Bank Holiday Monday 27th Open was again very keenly contested and it was Michael Forde  who came out on top of a 3-way B.O.T. Despite a rickety front nine which included a double bogey at 6th and a “blank” at 9th, Michael returned a fighting 21pts and an overall 39pts to take home first prize.
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Halloween Weekend of Golf will be sponsored by AUDI IRELAND.
Come along and view the full range of AUDI vehicles in the club car park on Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd November. Competitions are as follows: Friday 31st: OPEN STABLEFORD; Saturday 1st: OPEN STABLEFORD; Sunday 2nd: OPEN STABLEFORD;
On this Thursday night, 30th Oct and every following Thursday, Brown’s on the Green @ Letterkenny Golf Club have introduced their Thursday night winter special, served in the bar from 5pm-9pm, which includes a 7oz Rib Eye Steak, served with smoked potato chips ,tomato chutney, rocket salad and a side order of choice for only €24.95 for two persons. Making your Halloween Weekend one to remember!
The popular putting quiz with debonair quizmaster Hugh McClafferty will start on the first Friday of November, the 7th.
Anyone who fancies getting a team of four together is asked to contact Hugh on 876264679. Ideally, the team should have three “egg heads” and a good “putter”,but as it is all a bit of fun [and If you are into that] then why not enter. Singletons are welcome and even if you cannot get three friends to join you, come out for an evening of good craic.
Come out and support the launch of YOUR online LOTTO on Saturday night in your club. We need your support on the night when music, song and craic will be provided by the the inimitable Gerry. If you haven’t yet signed up for your chance to win €1,000, then you can sign up at the launch for as little as €2! The first weekly draw will take place on Wednesday 5th November 2014. The opening jackpot is €1000 with two consolation prizes of €50 each. Access to the Lotto can be gained through our website, www.letterkennygolfclub.com which will guide you how to play in some simple steps. But why not bring your friends to Letterkenny Golf Club on Saturday night and make a night of it!