It was summer conditions in Dunfanaghy last weekend and the course was in great condition considering the amount of rain we have had of late.
And it was great to see so many golfers on the course over the weekend. Everyone enjoyed playing in the Annual Bernard Hanlon memorial 3 club challenge. I would say judging by the results that some of the golfers in the club carry too many clubs when they are playing normal rounds of golf.
Our Gaeltacht League team was at home against Clochaneely last Saturday. It was not a great result for the home team and we will need better results going forward if we are to qualify for the final. The next match is away to Portsalon on the 6th of December.
We are started sociable evenings on the Friday evenings in the clubhouse again. The clubhouse will open from 5pm from this Friday onwards. There will be free bites for anyone that comes to the clubhouse on the Friday evenings. What better way to start the weekend. Remember the Ireland v Australia rugby game is on this Saturday evening. There will be a great atmosphere in the clubhouse for the match. There is a menu in place on Saturday and Sunday in the clubhouse.
The Winter Open 4BBB competition has started on the 1st of October. This competition is a great format because you can play any day of the week, with whoever you want and as many times as you want until you qualify. There are four monthly winners each month who go forward to the Grand Final on the 21st of June 2014. The first three pairs qualify automatically and then the fourth pair will be the best recorded score by a 4BBB made up of club members each month. The 4BBB can be any combination and it would be great to see mixed pairs taking part as a follow on from the great competition ran by John and Cheryl Chambers this summer. All details of the competition can be seen on posters displayed in the clubhouse.
Wednesday 12th November
open Single Stableford
1st Danny Conaghan 40pts
2nd Frank Kelly 38pts bot
Gross Donal Boyle 34pts
3rd Michael Murray 38pts
Cat Michael Ward 35pts
1st 9 Paddy Hegarty 20pts bot
2nd 9 Gerald McElwee 20pts
Saturday 15th November
Open 4BBB Stableford
1st Ronnie Young / Declan Devine 43pts
2nd William McCallion / Andy Murray 41pts bot
Sunday 16th November
Bernard Hanlon 3Club Challenge
1st James Doherty 38pts
2nd Paul Smyth 36pts
Gross Bill McCallion 25pts
3rd Billy Griffin 35pts
Cat Patrick Hunter 31pts
1st 9 Andy Murray 21pts
2nd 9 Joe Terry 17pts bot
Competitions this coming week:
The competitions are as follows:
• Wednesday 19th November Open Singles Stableford
• Saturday 22nd of November Open single Stableford Competition
• Sunday 16th Christmas Hamper GOY competition Stroke
Party Venue Alert!!!!!!!!!!
We have hosted a number of private functions in the clubhouse recently and these have proved to be a great success. If you, or someone you know, is organising a private function please be aware that the clubhouse is available free of charge, with exclusive use for the occasion. So far, the feedback that we have been getting is that the golf club is the ideal venue for parties of up to one hundred people. Please make contact with Sarah if you are interested in holding a function at the clubhouse (074 91 36335)
New Members alert!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
If anyone interested in joining the golf club, we have special offers in place at the moment. All details can be viewed on our website or contacting the clubhouse and speaking to Mary or Ruth. Anyone joining now will get the rest of 2014 free of charge.
The Annual General Meeting of Dunfanaghy Golf Club will be held in the Clubhouse on FRIDAY 12th DECEMBER 2014 at 7.30pm. Motions for discussion, proposed and seconded, must be submitted in writing to the Honorary Secretary not less than ten days before the AGM. Such motions will be posted on the Club notice board for eight days before the AGM. Nominations of relevant officers and members of the Committee, accompanied by their signature and that of their proposer and seconder, must be in writing and must be delivered to the Honorary Secretary not less than ten days before the AGM. A list of nominees will be posted on the Club Notice-board for eight days before the AGM.
The juveniles were treated to a beautiful Autumn morning last Saturday and once again some great golf was played with Conor Hanna leading the way from Max Roarty. In the Cadet section it was the Andy Ward show as he swept to victory thanks to a great putting display and in the process also secured the “Shot of the Day” with a great hole out on the 16th, this shot is no doubt a strong contender for the “Shot of the Year”.