BANK Holiday Monday saw a bumper entry competing for the famous Barton Cup trophy at Portsalon, this year’s event very kindly sponsored by Glen Estates.
Continuing a strong and long-held tradition, it was youth that won the day as teenager Thomas Abom (4) held off Jonathan Gallagher (16) to win the final.
In all probability, young Thomas played some of the best golf witnessed in the Barton Cup for many a year, completing his semi-final win over Lorcan McCoy in a three-under par tally and then fending off Johnny with a two-under display of powerful ball striking and touch on the greens in the final itself; an overwhelmingly worthy winner on the day.
Thomas treated those that were on the course to witness the final to a really sparkling display and looks every inch a scratch golfer in the making.
Johnny has already tasted a big win this summer in the John Sweeney Memorial and can be proud of his display in the decider, where he ran into an unstoppable train.
Charlie Canning Memorial
The first Saturday in August is the home of the Charlie Canning Memorial at Portsalon and a large turnout once more played in memory of our former green-keeper this year. Joe Coyle (6) came out on top with a fine score of 41 points, his strong level-par back nine proving enough to come out tops in a three-way break of tie from Paul O’Reilly and Martin McGrath.
Reminder to all that the deadlines for each round need to be adhered to, please check these in the ClubV1 App and get your matches organised or the competitions secretary will toss coin to decide the winners; you’ve been warned!
Wednesday 29th July – Open Stableford: Winner – Anna Abom (16) – 42 pts; Runner-up – Owen Connell (17) – 40 pts; Gross – Ciaran Gilcreest (1) – 35 gross pts; Third – Ciaran McCormick (15) – 40 pts; CSS: Members 72, Visitors 73
Saturday 2nd August – Charlie Canning Memorial Trophy: Winner – Joe Coyle (6) – 41 pts BOT; Runner-up – Paul O’Reilly (7) – 41 pts BOT; Gross – Diarmuid Logue (6) – 31 gross pts; Third – Martin McGrath (19) – 41 pts; Ladies – Sarah Nicholl (16) – 34 pts; CSS – Men, 72; Ladies, 72
Sunday 3rd August – Gents Members: Winner – Matthew McLaughlin (30) – 44 pts; Runner-up – Noel Fisher (13) – 41 pts BOT; Gross – Damian Toland (7) – 33 gross pts; Third – Brendan Gallagher (13) – 41 pts
Sunday 2nd August – Members Competition
Break of tie is all that separated Sunday’s winners, but on a count back Claire Ferry (15), claims top spot with 36pts BOT from Marian Overend (17) 36pts BOT.
Congratulations to Anna Abom, who won the Wednesday Open 29th July with 42pts; her fantastic round including an eagle, two birdies and five pars to beat Owen Connell by two points.
Portsalon Ladies Winter Links Captains Day
Deferred from March due to the Covid-19 restrictions this much anticipated event has been rescheduled for Thursday 27th August. All players are reminded that booking is essential.
Due to the Covid restrictions competitions have been revised and rules amended accordingly, for further details of these, please check the notice board in the locker room and familiarise yourself with these.
Dates for your diaries
Book before you play, follow Club protocols before, during & after your game.
7th August (Sun) and 5th August, (Fri) alt – Members Competitions
5th August (Sat) Portsalon Wednesday Open (Ladies & Gents)
12th September (Sat), Donegal Shield: Ballybofey & Stranorlar GC, Portsalon players are reminded to confirm their availability to play with Marie Gilligan, Competition Secretary.
19th September (Sat) Past Captains
24th September, 29th October and 26th November (Thurs) Portsalon Ladies Winter Links 2020/21:
28th November (Sat) Ladies Christmas Hamper