Week 2 of the Owen McDaid Winter League Qualifying took place at the weekend and the foursomes format
really did put it up to all the pairings.
With the tougher weather conditions on Saturday, pairings really did struggle with the format, but with the milder Sunday weather some pairings came to the fore.
Weekly top scorers Hugh Doherty Clarke (9) & partner Tony McSherry (29) took full advantage of the format and gelled together excellently to return a magnificent 45 points, which was way ahead of the vast majority of the field and ahead of their nearest rivals Paul Eccles & Kevin McDermott, Mickey McHugh & Stephen King, and Damien
Doherty & Jonny Morrison who all returned a fantastic score of 42 points, to keep them all in the
mix on the leaderboard.
There will be NO Winter League next weekend and it will return the following weekend on the 30th and 31st October and the format that weekend will be aggregate Scores (both scores to count at all
There are still 3 more rounds of qualifying in the winter league and still time for any
pairings to enter as there are plenty of opportunities to make up the first 2 weeks, especially as
there’s only 4 scores to count this year.
Saturday 23rd/Sunday 24th October: The Aileen Hallinan Memorial Open Teams of 4 SCRAMBLE in aid of the Donegal Hospice.
There is a timesheet in operation for this competition and it is advisable to book your tee time for this very popular event.
Saturday 30th/Sunday 31st October Winter League:
The Owen Mc Daid (Roe) Taxi & Mini-Bus Hire Timesheet:
Only competitors in the winter league can reserve a tee time on the timesheet and in the
interest of fairness, any vacant tee times on a Saturday or Sunday morning will now be available
on the ClubNet App. Members not participating in the Winter League please be aware that these
tee times will be available for all members from Tuesday for Saturday morning, and Wednesday
for Sunday morning. Any members not using the App, it is advised to download the app or ring the clubhouse to book your tee time when the sheet opens up.
Christmas Hamper qualifying:
The Christmas Hamper takes place this year on the weekend
of 11th/12th December. Qualifying has now commenced. Entry is €4 and re-entry is €2. To qualify members must return a score of 20 points (Course Handicap 0-7) and 21 points (course
handicap 8+). Qualifying cards may be taken out at any time during the week or at weekends.
There are only a few places remaining for the new membership deal and the details are as
follows: male – €440, female – €282, youth (18-23) €225, complete beginner male – €290
and female – €220. This membership will start from now and run until March 1st 2023 and
there is no hidden charge with all Golf Ireland and Insurance Fees included.