GOLF remains the sole flag-bearer of competitive sport in Donegal now – and for one golfer it was a historic weekend with a first ever hole-in-one!
Kevin McFadden aced the 12th hole at Portsalon Golf Club while competing in the Gents Members competition.
The competition was won by James Durning’s 41 points with Brendan Gallagher second on 39 points.
A big highlight of the day was Kevin’s hole-in-one on the 12th.
Playing partner James Friel has speculated he judged it to coincide with the government closing the pubs in order to save getting a round in afterwards!
Sunday 15th March – Gents Members
Winner: James Durning (20) – 41 pts
Runner-up: Brendan Gallagher (12) – 39 pts
Gross: Seamus Patton (5) – 29 gross pts
Third: Michael Shiels (15) – 37 pts
Hole-In-One: Kevin McFadden (12th)
Portsalon Open Winter Series Finale
The final event in the 2019/20 Open Winter Series sponsored by Auto Fast Fit Letterkenny and Michelin Tyres took place on Saturday.
John Barry collected the win on the day with a fine score of 39 points but it was daily runner-up David McCormick with most to celebrate.
The five-handicapper went into the weekend leading the way in the overall series, just ahead of last year’s winner Daniel Shields, and his 38 points tied up the winners’ slot. Congrats to David, winner of the Overall Top Prize, a set of Michelin tyres worth €500. Safe and happy motoring, David!
Portsalon Open Winter Series – Saturday 15th March
Winner: John Barry (22) – 39 pts
Runner-up: David McCormick (6) – 38 pts
Gross: Michael McGeady (+3) – 33 gross pts
Third: Damian Toland (8) – 36 pts
Visitor: Alan Cheung (12 Faughan Valley) – 32 pts
Portsalon Golf Club continues to closely monitor the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and the advice from the National Public Health Emergency Team, the HSE and the WHO.
The Health and Safety of members, visitors and staff is our priority and we are determined to be proactive regarding precautions to limit the spread of the Coronavirus.
The golf course remains open to members and visitors but would encourage everyone to take the recommended precautions before, during and after visits to the club. The Bar and Restaurant will be closed for the next two weeks and we await further updates.
Competition Policy COVID-19 Precautions
For the moment Portsalon Golf Club are happy to say that club competitions are being run as planned but considering the HSE’s advice for Social Distancing the committee have put in place a number of restrictions.
The Competitions return computer WILL NOT be in use. Once your round is complete, please return you card to the returns box in the locker room.
When you arrive at the club please inform the staff at the pro shop of your name and GUI/ILGU Number they will enter you in the computer. The shop staff are the only ones who have access to the touchscreen.
If you are paying for shop items, such as drinks, bars etc. we would encourage you to so by means of contactless cards.
One Member in the group will collect and mark all four cards.
While on the course we are asking all members to practise Social Distancing as much as possible, this would include but not limited to;
1. Leaving the flag in at all times.
2. Keeping at least 1 metre distance between you and other golfers, especially on Tees and Greens.
3. No handshakes
4. No sharing of equipment (pencils, tees, markers etc)
5. Do not swap cards
6. PLEASE WASH YOUR HANDS BEFORE AND AFTER THE ROUND.
Please do not enter the facilities if you are displaying symptoms of Coronavirus.
Portsalon Ladies GC Notes
In line with HSE, CGI and Portsalon GC guidelines on Covid-19 and in order to safeguard the health and wellbeing of all the members, the Club has advised of a number of measures to limit social contact in and around the clubhouse and while playing on the course and these must be strictly adhered too by all golfers.
Updates will be posted though the clubs Facebook and the ClubV1 Members Hub. In light of these restrictions we encourage our members to get out and play, but remember to keep you social distance!!
Sunday Members 15th March – Conway calms course!
Aedeen Conway (16) didn’t let the stormy conditions on Sunday deter her from playing some fine golf, shooting a round of 38 points to claim the winners spot.
Ladies Members competitions are currently ongoing but are under review by the Ladies Committee.