The second half of open week resumed on Wednesday this week with the open singles Stableford sponsored by Tenants.
After a stern talking to by his son James Jr, for his lack of practice, James Sweeney senior spent some time on the practice area before returning a great score of 43 points to win narrowly on BOT from Gary McGrath. Michael Wilson won the gross with a fabulous score of two under par (38 points). Graham Cummings was third with his second score in the 40s this week. Paul Smith was fourth on 39 points while James Sweeney junior (pictured above with Captain Denis Martin) kept it in the family by winning the junior prize on 40 points.
In the mixed foursomes on Thursday, 28 July, sponsored by Joe Kelly/John McGlynn wholesalers, we had an incredibly closely fought contest with the first three teams all coming in with scores on 63.5. After a close analysis of the cards by the competition’s secretary, it was John McClafferty and Orla Gallagher who came out on top. Peter and Mary Wilson were second while John and Cheryl Chambers were third.
Congratulations and well done to our Lady Captain Mary Lafferty for organising the Charity Classic Waltz in aid of Crumlin Children’s Hospital on Friday the 29th July. The event was a great success with over 40 teams taking part. This is a very worthy cause and Mary deserves great credit for all the work she put into the event. The winners were P Bonner, E Gallagher, M Dunne and J McGinley.
The big event of the weekend was the Sigma Wireless Open Stroke Competition on Saturday the 30th July. It was great to see Mick McGinley at the presentation where he spoke fondly about his long association with the club, going back to his days when he and his fellow caddies used to play football on the 18th fairway! The winner of the competition was Mark McGinley with a terrific score of 61 net. Second was Nigel Doherty with 62 while Eamon McGrath was third also with a score of 62 net. Daniel Daly, playing off 1 won the gross, going around the course in 66 shots!
The Sunday Open 3BBB Sponsored by Lynas Food Services/Kerr’s Butchers, was dominated by the Shields boys, Dermot, Ryan and Raymond who won by an impressive three shots from Joe Terry, Cornie McMullen and Liam McBride.
That concluded the events of Open Week. The club would like to thank all the sponsors who provided some fantastic prizes for the various competitions during the week. Thanks also to the organisers within the club without whom these events could not take place.
This weekend saw the staging of the final of the inaugural Paul McGinley Junior Challenge Cup between Max McGreevy and Conor Hanna. It turned out to be a very closely fought match but it was Max McGreevy who eventually came out on top after it took two extra play off holes to separate the boys. Well done to Max and to all those who took part in the competition.
In the senior boys competition, we had a new winner with Oisin Randals winning with a great score of 40 points. Second was James Marriott on 37 points with Ben Smyth in third on 36 points.
In the Juveniles section David Daly was the clear winner with Michael Dolan in second. Stanley Wilson had a narrow win over brother Alfie in the Cadets section. Tadhg Burke won shot of the day when he very nearly had a hole in one on the 17th.
Sisters Aimee and Emma Bonar were first and second in the girls division with Una Burke and Louisa Smyth in joint third.
Note: The President’s and Lady President’s prize for the juniors will take place on Wednesday the 3rd of August. The senior boys will tee off at 3pm with the girls, the juveniles and the cadets teeing off at 4pm.
The Captain’s and Lady Captain’s prize for juniors will take place the following week (10th August) at the same time.
Wednesday 27th July Open Singles Stableford Sponsored by Tenants
1st James Sweeney (9) 43 Points BOT
2nd Gary McGrath. (13). 43 Points BOT
Gross Michael Wilson (0). 38 Gross Points
3rd Graham Cummings (10) 40 Points
4th Paul Smyth (12). 39 Points
Visitor Cathal Toland (13) 39 Points
1st 9 Dave Moore (13) 22 Points
2nd 9 John Hanna (5) 22 Points
Juv James Sweeney jnr. (18) 40 Points
Thursday 28th July Mixed Scotch Foursomes
1st John McClafferty & Orla Gallagher 63.5
2nd Peter & Mary Wilson. 63.5 BOT
3rd John & Cheryl Chambers. 63.5 BOT
Friday 29th Charity Classic Waltz (In aid of Crumlin Children’s Hospital)
1st E Gallagher, M Dunne, P Bonner & J McGinley.
2nd F Walsh, B McCaffrey, N Walsh & B McCaffrey
3rd S Collins, O McGee, M Murray & S McCarthe
4th J Brogan, R Green, K Ward & J Langan
Ladies J Doherty, D Moore, R McConnell & L McElhinney
Non Qualifier: C Higgs, K McGarvey, F Mullen & P O’Brien
Gents Longest Drive: K O’Brien.
Gents Nearest Pin: P Boyce
Ladies Longest Drive: S Forsyth
Ladies Nearest Pin: D Moore.
Sigma Wireless Open Stroke 30th July
1st Mark McGinley (11). 61 net
2nd Nigel Doherty (13). 62 net
Gross Daniel Daly (1). 66 gross
3rd Eamon McGrath (18). 62 net
Class 1 Ollie Boyle (7). 65 net
Class 2 Gary Martin (12). 64 net
1st 9 MJ McGinley (15). 29.5
2nd 9 Tim Ryan (16). 31
Visitor Russell Porter. (17) 64
Open 4BBB 31st July Sponsored by Lynas Food Services/Kerr’s Butchers
1st Raymond Shields, Ryan Shields and Dermot Shields
2nd J Terry, C McMullen & L McBride
3rd C Watson, F Cullen & D Williamson
Events for the Week Ahead
Wednesday 3rd August Open Singles Stableford
Saturday 6th August Lady Captain’s Day.
Sunday 7th August Club Singles Stableford