With the weather playing “will it-won’t it” games at the moment, congratulations to all those golfers who take to the fairways, probably getting any rustiness cleared of the swing before the GUI competitions begin.
At the moment, it seems to be the lower handicapped golfers who are making regular visits to the winners’ enclosure and none more so than Clifford Malone , following up his St. Patrick’s Day Cup win with another 1st on Wednesday 25th Open. Despite a bogey start and a few pars mixed in on the front nine, Clifford’s winning mentality kicked in following his birdie at the par five 11th which he followed up with a level par finish to 18th for an inward nine of 20pts and an overall total of a modest 37pts to win on a three-way B.O.T. from Joe Brown  a regular prizewinner from last season. Whilst probably rueing “blanks” at 1st & 13th, Joe recorded 20pts on back nine to relegate Ciaran Bradley  to third place. Gross prize was won by Captain Gerard Duffy with 30 gross points.
Saturday 26th Open at Barnhill was won by visiting golfer Seamus Mc Cauley  with 38pts. Having recorded 20pts on front nine, Seamus retrieved his non scoring “blank” at 14th with a finishing birdie at par five 18th to pip runner-up Aiden Friel  by one point. Aiden’s birdies at 5th & 7th were somewhat diminished by a double bogey at 6th but a 20pt front nine gave him great impetus on the turn only for another double bogey at par three 13th to no doubt “scuttle” the top spot.
Sunday 29th confined competition, played in bouts of sunshine intermitten with wintry showers and sleet, was won by cat 3. handicapper Gareth Devenney . Playing steady handicap golf over front nine, Gareth, despite recording a double bogey and a “blank”, on back nine, retrieved his card somewhat with a birdie at 18th to finish on 38pts and top of the winners rostrum.
Easter Weekend of Golf at Barnhill starts on Good Friday with a Singles Open Stroke competition. Easter Saturday Open sponsored by Gallinagh’s Letterkenny Tool Hire & Sales while Easter Sunday’s Open is sponsored by Global Tiles & Bathrooms.
There will also be a Bank Holiday Monday Open on the 6th. All members are asked to support our sponsors as often as possible.
Our Ulster Cup team, under the shrewd Captaincy of Charlie Coughlan, will play their first competitive game against Cairndhu GC on Monday 6th at home. Any club member not playing golf on Monday is asked to come out and support.
REMINDER to all members that you must have played in at least four  home competitions to be eligible to play in the club’s majors, the first of which is the Voucher competition, Sunday 12th April,
President’s Day, Saturday 27th June and Captain’s Day, Saturday 11th July. Subs must also have been paid, either in full or by dd, for eligibility to the Voucher competition.
Members are also reminded of the GUI regulation that “all golfers playing at an away venue must have entered at least three competitions in their own club from January-December 2014”.
The list of club Team Captains’ for the coming season are now on the notice board so any member wishing to play for any club team should contact the relevant Team Captain.
Q:, In a Singles Strokeplay competition It is the committee’s responsibility to provide each competitor with a scorecard containing: The players name, the date and correct handicap: True or False?
A: False! It is the players’ responsibility to ensure that the correct handicap is recorded on their scorecard. [Rule 6-B]
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Letterkenny Golf Club’s Online Lotto’s draw took place on Wednesday 25th March and, although there was no JACKPOT winner of €2,000, two lotto members who smiled happily were Oisin Harkin & Denis O’ Donnell, winners of the “lucky dip” prizes of €50 each. Congratulations to you both! Numbers drawn were 5; 14; 25; 28; The Lotto draw takes place every Wednesday evening, closing time for entries is 6pm Wednesday, and entry page can be found on club website, www.letterkennygolfclub.com and follow the prompts. Join from as little as €20! [€2 per week]
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