CAIT Jacob won the Ladies Open sponsored by Century Complex, Letterkenny, at Portsalon Golf Club last Wednesday.
Cait (28), 35 points, BOT, was the winner. Runner-up was Eithne McMahon, Balmoral (30) with 35 points and third went to in-form Sarah Nicholl, (15), with 34 points.
The visitors prize was won by Erin Bennett (30), Ballyliffin with 32 points.
Wednesday 15th July – Ladies Stableford sponsored by Century Complex Letterkenny: Winner – Cait Jacob (28) – 35 pts BOT; Runner-up – Eithne McMahon (27), 35 pts; Third – Sarah Nicholl (15), 34 pts; First Nine – Anne Busch (26),18 pts; Second Nine – Marion O’Reilly (16), 18 pts BOT; Visitor – Erin Bennett (30), 32 pts BOT; Captains Golf & BBQ, Saturday 25th July
Congratulations to Claire McGonagle who won free membership for a year at Portsalon on Sunday last.
Shooting 40 points with her back nine including two birdies and six pars, she had the winning combination to edge out Hugh Doherty on a BOT. Well done Claire!
Lady Captain, Roseanne Logue and Mr Captain, Stephen Connolly invite all members to join them on Saturday 25th July for some golf and BBQ. On what traditionally have been pencilled in as one of the club’s majors will instead be celebrating our return to golf and play on such a fine course and be together as a Club during these unusual times. Best wishes to Roseanne and Stephen.
Final reminder that all ladies are asked to pay their levies before commencing play on Saturday 25th July.
Dates for your diaries
Members Competitions will resume from Friday 24th (Alt) and Sunday 26th July, Marie O’Donnell Competition: Portsalon Ladies lead by Team Captain Iris Condron will play Dunfanaghy in the coming weeks on a home and away basis. Donegal Shield, Saturday 12th September Ballybofey & Stranorlar GC.
REMEMBER book before you play, follow the Club’s Covid-19 rules and Return to Play protocols before, during and after your game. #InThisTogether
Captain’s Day Saturday 25th July
A golfing season with a difference in 2020 owing to the effects of Covid-19. We remain under the Government’s Phase 3 Protocols and, as such, the normal Captain’s Days for our gents and ladies are not possible this summer. Instead, Stephen Connolly and Roseanne Logue are jointly holding a Captains event this Saturday 25th July including a BBQ for all.
Timesheet is open via BRS or you may call the shop on 074 9159459 to reserve a tee-time. There will be no evening presentations in the Clubhouse, as per current restrictions.
Open Week Golfer of the Week
Congratulations to Liam Walsh who took the ‘Golfer of the Week’ prize for Open Week 2020 at Portsalon, which was kindly sponsored this year by Hensey School of Motoring.
The highlight of Liam’s week certainly came on Monday last when he tallied a super score of 44 points to win the open competition sponsored Keating Amenities by three points.
He was also amongst the prizes last Wednesday with a 23-point back nine and he picked up the points he needed on the final day to see off David Bonner and Sarah Nicholl.
Having been playing off a handicap of 28 as recently as February, Liam’s lockdown practice routine has certainly paid off. He’s been hard at it since the course reopened and there are unconfirmed rumours of a ‘pitch and putt’ style practice area in the garden in Kerrykeel. He’s now down to a new playing handicap of 17! Thanks to Joe Hensey for his sponsorship of this prize.
Open Week Results
Tuesday 14th July – VPar sponsored by AK Golf: Winner – David Bonner (13) – 5up; Runner-up – Stuart Nicholl (16) – 2down; Third – Des Fegan (23) – 3down; Lady – Aideen Conway (16) -3down.
Wednesday 15th July – Gents Stableford sponsored by Murray’s Pharmacy Ramelton: Winner – Gerard Kelly (12) – 42 pts; Runner-up – Ciaran McCormick (18), 39 pts BOT; Gross – Johnny Shields (4), 34 gross pts; Third – Tom Quinn (8), 39 pts BOT; Fourth – Sean Bosco Kelly (10), 39 pts; First Nine – Ultan McGettigan (33), 21 pts; Second Nine – Stuart Nicholl (16), 23 pts; CSS: Home – 72 Visitors – 74
Free Sub Competition – Sunday 19th July: Congratulations to Claire McGonagle who took top spot in Sunday’s Free Subscription competition with a super score of 40 points; ensuring she grabbed one of the most coveted prizes of the year – free membership for 2021 at Portsalon GC!
After early bogeys on the second and third holes, Claire came home in level-par for the remaining 15 holes, collecting birdies on 11th and 17th, for an excellent round of golf, continuing on a rich vein of form since she got back on the course post-Lockdown.
Winner – Claire McGonagle (5), 40 pts BOT; Runner-up – Hugh Doherty (22), 40 pts; Gross = Kevin McGonagle (5), 31 gross pts; Third – Claire Ferry (15), 39 pts BOT; Fourth – Sean Gibson, 39 pts BOT; CSS: Men – 73 Ladies – 71
Saturday 18th July – Members Stableford: Winner – Sean Forbes (7), 36 pts; Runner-up – Liam Campbell (9), 35 pts BOT; Gross – Jamie Foley (5), 29 gross pts; Third – Sam Faulkner (12), 35 pts; CSS – 73