The first report of the year! Fantastic to be back golfing after such an absence. Covid 19 certainly curtailed our golfing season and even after the first easing of restrictions only non-competitive golf was permitted for the first few weeks.
This gave the ladies the opportunity to do something which most of us never do – practice! Competitions then resumed on the 30th June the first one being sponsored by Healthwise Pharmacy, many thanks to them. There was a great entry and with all that practice going on you’d be forgiven for expecting massive scores.
Main pic:David Moore of Letterkenny Driving Range and sponsor of a pre-lockdown competition which was won by Marian O’Sullivan pictured with Lady Captain Celine Markey
Well…… maybe we need a little more practice ! Scoring was good but not exceptional although student player Mary Beth McBrearty recorded an eagle on the 7th – tahe cheer from her playing partners could be heard back at the 2nd.
Full Results: Winner Cynthia Fuery 37pts. bot., Runner-Up Mary Beth McBrearty 37pts., 3rd Tracy Spence 36pts.bot., 4th Evelyn O’Malley 36pts.bot., Front 9 Deirdre McCarron 18pts., Back 9 Caoimhe Lafferty 23pts.
On Thursday 2nd July lady members Mary McNulty and Jackie Ireland sponsored the club competition and again a big entry. Kay Kelly recorded a very fine 39pts. to win beating a Marian O’Sullivan who was 2nd with 36pts. Claire McGonigle was 3rd with 35pts.bot.,and Kate Gallagher was 4th 35pts. Breege McDonagh had an excellent 20pts. to win the Front 9 while Anne Flannery won the back 9 with 16pts.
Upcoming events include the Club Classic this Saturday 18th July so ladies please support the event by entering the competition or organising a team with your regular playing partners. There will be a prize for the best ladies team.
Voucher competition on Tuesday 21st.
There will also be a Ladies Open on Sunday 2nd August sponsored by Gilroy Tiles which is part of the club mini open scheduled for the bank holiday weekend.
Please note the ILGU have cancelled the medal competitions this year and as a consequence there will be no Golfer of the Year awarded either. The birdie tree will also be set aside this year.
On a positive note all going well Lady Captains day will go ahead on Saturday 8th August.
Remember Hunters Bar & Grill is now open 12 noon – 10pm daily. Tables should be reserved by phoning 074 9161947. Noreen and her team have as always a warm welcome for all while adhering to covid guidelines so come in and enjoy the tasty menu in a safe and friendly setting.