We have had a fantastic week during the festive break at Dunfanaghy Golf club. The course was busy each day and everyone commented how good the condition of the course for this time of the year.
A word of congratulations to our captain Ger who finished his year in style with a hole in one on the 2nd. There was a large crowd at the new year’s eve party and well done to everyone who helped make the night a great success. The committee has met already and have planned a number of great nights for the year ahead. It bolds well for a great year at the club. Can all members please make a effort to pay their annual subscriptions as soon as possible to the club. It will help in making plans for the year ahead.
Captain’s Drive In:
The Captain’s Drive in was held on Saturday with beautiful weather conditions. The sun came out for Eugene and Mabel. Let’s hope it continues throughout the year. The course was in great condition considering the weather we have been having of late. The course is a credit to Paul and his staff. There was a large crowd for the Drive In and both Eugene and Mabel hit beautiful drives off the first tee. I think Mabel might have the bragging rights for the moment. Over 100 golfers took to the course for the scramble afterwards. They were all served with a beautiful stew in the clubhouse afterwards prepared by Mary Lafferty and Kevin Boyce. The stew went down a treat. Both our Captain’s Eugene and Mabel would like to thank everyone who attended their Drive In on Saturday.
The prize winners were as follows:
Captain’s Drive In Sat 3rd January 2015;
1st: Michael Kelly, Eric Mc Minnis, Marsha Mc kendry, Tony Mc Gilloway
2nd: Keith Lapsley, Fergus Mullen, John Mc Hendry, Pauline Smyth
3rd: Margaret Witherow, Andy Murray, Jason Mc Kinley, Kathleen Boyle
4th: Gerald Dalton, Danny Sweeney, Cliff Lenihan
4 BBB Stableford 29th December 2014:
1st: Matt Cohen/ Cliff Malone 40 pts bot
2nd: Andy Murray/ Paul Smyth 40pts
Sunday Gents Stableford 28th December 2014:
1st: Colin Higgs 40pts
2nd: Andy Murray 39pts
Gross: Brian Dolan 29pts bot
3rd: Leslie Sterritt 38pts
Category: Paddy Hegarty 32pts
1st nine; Brendan Kelly 21pts
2nd nine; Michael Ward 23pts
Wednesday Open Gents Stableford 31st December 2014:
1st: Derek Ervine 42pts
2nd: Michael Griffith 40pts
Gross: Jason Conway 33pts
3rd: Michael mc Ginley 39pts
Category: Cairns Witherow 34pts
1st nine; Paddy Hegarty 20pts
2nd nine; Gerard Dunleavey 20pts
Sunday Gents stableford 4th January 2015
Collan Keegan 37pts BOT
Colin Higgs 37 pts
There is a number of competitions in the next week –
• Wednesday 7th of January 2015 – Open Singles Stableford (soup and sandwiches)
• Saturday 10th of January 2015 – Open 4BBB Stableford
• Sunday 11th of January 2015 – Club Gents Stableford
• Monday 19th January 2015 Seniors Ladies and Gents 18 hole singles stablleford
N.B. Remember we are dropping off the fairways from the 1st of January to give the fairways a well-deserved rest.
4 BBB Winter Open Competition:
The qualifiers for December were as follows:
1st; Billy Griffen/ Gerald Dalton
2nd: Maggie Foy/ Margaret Witherow
3rd: Paul Harrin/ Michael Murray
4th: Brendan Kelly/ Michael Kelly
We are reaching half way in this competition and there has been good numbers participating in this competition. I know everyone will want to play in the Grand Final in June. So don’t leave it too late to try and qualify. You are able to play in this completion on any day of the week and with who ever you wish to play with, so long as they have a GUI or ILGU handicap. Best of luck to everyone in January. Remember the best club team outside of 1st,2nd and 3rd qualifies for the final each month.
The results of Santa’s recent travels were very evident last Saturday morning with new Clubs, Bags, Trolleys, clothing, etc. all being tried out for the first time. It was the Kelly show on the course with Rory leading the way in the Cadets and his older brother Luke lifting the main prize after a very exciting playoff with James Sweeney, which looked to be going James’s way only for Rory to hole a long putt on the 1st playoff hole to extend the playoff.