Local Solicitor, Pat McMyler ‘swept the boards’ to win Mr Bosco Reid’s Captain’s prize by a huge margin of four shots last weekend in the inclement weather conditions.
Despite the conditions, 198 members of North West Golf Club took to the fairways to show their appreciation for the popular and hard working Captain.
With a strong wind and constant heavy rain sweeping across the golf course, and with play off the ‘Back Markers’, scoring was very difficult.
Sean G. O’Kane lead for most of the day with a well compiled 37 points score most thought would be enough to win the coveted prize. And then late in the afternoon Vincent Grant (Jnr.), playing off a seven handicap, returned a fantastic score of 38 points. Vincent played the last 10 holes in level par!
With only 16 competitors left on the course it looked likely that Vincent would lift the most sought after prize at North West G.C. That was until Pat McMyler came in with an astonishing score of 42 points.
Pat had accumulated 24pts on the front nine, helped by a birdie 2 at the 162 yard third hole played into a fierce wind. The back nine added 18 points to Pat’s score despite a no-score at the easiest hole on the course - the 90 yard par 3 ‘The Fairy’ where Pat had some ‘bunker trouble’.
At the presentation in a packed clubhouse on Saturday night, the Captain’s speech was very well recieved by the assembled members, visiting Captains, and guests, and there was a well deserved ‘standing ovation’ for a very popular Captain.
Full results - 1, Pat McMyler (18) 42pts; 2, Vincent Grant (Jnr.) (7) 38; Gross, Garrett Mallon 71; 3, Sean G. O’Kane (20) 37; 4, Seamus McGinley (25) 37; 5, Daniel McAteer (11) 37; Senior, Patsy McLaughlin (11) 36; Council, PJ McCarron (13) 36;
Past Captain, Frankie Friel 33; Front 9, Marty McGrellis 21; Back 9, Malachy McLaughlin 22; Best Visitor, Michael Gallanagth 21; Youths, 1, James Lindsay (Scr) 37; Youths 2, Carlo Diggin (7) 37; C.S.S. 34pts; Juveniles, 1, Sean McCloskey (24) 41pts; 2, Mathew Stainsby (7) 40; Back 9, Jack McLaughlin 19; Best Girl, Jodie Harkin
Captain’s Prize to Ladies
Played on Wednesday in glorious sunshine, Kathleen Lynch just pipped Donna-Marie McLaughlin on a countback to claim the top prize in the Ladies competition.
Full results - 1, Kathleen Lynch (24) 39pts; 2, Donna-Marie McLaughlin (12) 39; 3, Roisin Timoney (15) 38; Front 9, Lorraine McGettigan 21; Back 9, Mary McGrory 20; Visitor, Carol McDaid 21.
Portsalon Golf Club will stage the Sean McGettigan Open Golf Classic tomorrow (Saturday).
The event is a team of four any combination and tee times are available, so make sure that you are included in this magnificent event.
For further information contact the clubhouse on 074 9159459 or go on line at www.portsalongolfclub.com
Meanwhile, Portsalon Golf Club announces an open week end of golf on August 1st-3rd. To book your tee time or for further information contact the clubhouse.
Following the successful open week activities it was back to basics with the golf competitions at Portsalon golf club this week.
Wednesday’s Open competition results - 1, Ray Kennedy (26) 41pts; 2, Conor Drislane (20) 37; Gross, Connor McFadden (6) 29; 3, C. Darling (22) (Lisburn) 35; The CSS was 34 points.
Sunday’s members’ competition results - 1, Club captain, Dermot Boyce (21) 42 points; 2, Anthony Toland (17) 41; Gross, Martin Sutherland (2) 31; 3, Rory McDermott (26) 41. The CSS was 36 points.
One of the oldest match play competitions in the North West will be staged on August 4th at Portsalon Golf Club as both members and visitors will contest for the prestigious Barton Cup.
The Barton Cup which was first staged in 1899 and has been a regular favourite event for both members and visitors to Portsalon over the years. This is an open match play event. All who are going to participate must have their names entered on the Barton Cup sheet which is available in the clubhouse by Sunday, August 3rd this will enable the first round draw to take place.
The first tee is reserved for this prestigious event and the competition gets underway from early morning. In order to have the matches played all players are asked to be on time. For those defeated in first round of the Barton Cup they will be entered into the Mc Menamin Plate. For further details contact 074 9159459.