Taking a well deserved “breather” following the Christmas and New Year festivities, golfers were once again out in force at Barnhill on Sunday last and, considering a few spells of overnight rain during the week, members were in abundance of agreement that the course was in the best condition ever for the time of year. Reading the greens as if they were his own back garden, Cat 4 handicapper Joe Diver , despite a “blank”, double bogey start, holed for birdie at 8th to take the turn with a pleasing 20pts and, making sure that he was in the mix with a inward nine of 21pts for an overall 41pts, still required a countback on the B.O.T. to take top spot from Michael O’ Mallaigh . Michael’s start of birdie at first was quickly erased with three bogeys but, swinging away the holiday cobwebs, recorded pars from 7-13th, [an accumulation of 20pts] returning 22pts on outward nine but losing out on the countback, no doubt that double bogey at 14th to blame. Normal play was resumed in the gross section with 2015 Captain Gerard Duffy returning 31 gross points.
A refresher course will be held in Letterkenny clubhouse on Sunday 11th January, from 4pm – 7pm, for those qualified in CPR .**There will also be instruction for those who have not previously attended training for the use of the defibulator but who wish to do so. The more people that have knowledge of CPR the better—you may help save a life someday!**
2015 ULSTER CUP
The draw for the 2015 GUI Ulster Cup has been made and Letterkenny Golf Club will have the priviledge of hosting Cairndhu Golf Club in the first round. Matches to be played before April 20th.
HAVE YOU SIGNED UP?
Letterkenny Golf Club’s newly launched Online Lotto’s draw took place on Wednesday 24th and, although there was no Jackpot winner, two lotto members who smiled happily were Eileen Williamson & Conor Mc Menamin, winners of the “lucky dip” prizes of €50 each. Congratulations to you both! The Lotto draw takes place every Wednesday evening, closing time for entries at 6pm Wednesday, and entry page can be found on club website, www.letterkennygolfclub.com and follow the prompts. Next week’s LOTTO JACKPOT will be €1,450. Thank you for playing and please continue to encourage your fellow members, friends & family to play our Club Lotto.
The Appreciation Night from Brown’s on the Green for all members, patrons and general customers of Leterkenny Golf Club will be held in the bar on this Friday 9th January . Complimentary food, drink and music will be on hand and all are welcome to join in the “ceol, bia agus craic”. Brown’s on the Green restaurant opening times and evening menu resume as normal.
Are you ready for the BIG QUIZ NIGHT presented by Letterkenny Golf Club Ladies Club on Friday 23rd January, 2015 @ 9pm. hosted by quizmaster Hugh Mc Clafferty. Teams of 4: €20 per team. Prizes for winners & runners-up. Open to everyone—members, family & friends!
THE ART OF PLAYING GOLF!
“The soundest advice I can give golfers is never to pitch a shot when near the green if the ground will allow you to run-up with a straight faced iron. There is less margin of error and if you cannot learn to approach the hole with a certain degree of confidence and skill, you have defeated yourself”