Forbes in Form at Faughan Valley

Wood Driver by Golf Ball June 2000
Wood Driver by Golf Ball June 2000

DAVID Forbes survived a break of tie with Faughan Valley colleague and, indeed, last year’s winner, Paul Farren, to secure Mr. Cecil King’s Captain’s Prize at the Campsie club on Saturday last.

On a day in which the weather was not kind to those taking part, the inclement conditions failed to deter the membership from supporting the club’s leading official with in excess of 100 players competing.

Eight handicapper, Forbes, produced the goods to defeat Farren (21) thanks to a superior back nine after both players had carded highly respectable scores of 38 points.

Full results were - Mr. Cecil King’s Captain’s Prize - 1, break of tie, David Forbes (8) 38 points; 2, Paul Farren (21) 38; 3, Tony P Griffiths (12) 37; gross, Conor Peace (7) 78; front nine, Roy Cooke (16) 20; back nine, Martin McGlynn (16) 21; nearest the pin, Paul Farren; longest drive, Dan Hinds.

Ladies - played over 12 holes - 1, Eileen Robb (17) 25 points; 2, Lady Captain, Kathleen Cooke (27), 22; 3, Jackie McNulty (27) 21; visitor, Cecil Holmes (12), Castlerock, 33; guests, Kevin Dunne (10), Foyle, 32; junior, Shane McGahon (9), 39; Past Captain, Martin McGlynn, 32.

During the presentations, the club’s past President, Mr. Don O’Doherty, was presented with the Clubman of the Year Award.

Meanwhile, Midweek Stableford results - 1, Roy Cooke (13) 42 points; 2, break of tie, James Lindsay (2), 37; 3, Damien Lough (10), 37 points.

Tomorrow’s competition is the PFS and Ronnie Parkes Trophy while an Open Stableford is on offer this Sunday, August 5th.

Notes From North-West

Tuesday Open “Meal Deal,” July 24th - 1, Christy McWilliams (12) 41 points; 2, Pat Mackey (12) 39.

Thursday, July 26th - Open Stableford - 1, John McCallion (20) 41 points; 2, Matthew Stainsby (15) 39; 3, Padraig MacLochlainn (4) 38; visitor, Ben Kilgore, 36.

Sunday, July 29th - Glengollan Cup - 1, James Harkin (12) 39 points; 2, break of tie, Aidan McLaughlin (15) 38; 3, Andrew McDermott (17) 38; gross, David McGeough, 71.

This weekend’s fixtures - tomorrow (Saturday), Columba Quigley Memorial Stableford (confined); Sunday, August 5th, Open Singles Stableford.

Timesheets are in operation at North-West, Telephone Gary on 00-353-7493-61715 (from N. Ireland) for bookings.

McHugh in Form at

Buncrana

Tie-breaks proved to be the order of the day in last weekend’s Brennan’s Pharmacy Open Stableford at Buncrana, the wet conditions making scoring difficult.

The top score of the weekend was 38 points with in-form five handicapper, Stephen McHugh, claiming the top award having survived the first tie-break.

Stephen shot 18 points over the front nine and raised his game on the way home when adding a further 20 points to amass his winning total.

Full results were - 1, break of tie, Stephen McHugh (5) 38 points; 2, Matthew McNamee (24) 38; gross, Hugh Doherty (C) (8) 73 gross; 3, Paddy Semple (F) (17) 38; best day (Sat.), Sean McMenamin (16) 38; visitor, Michael Fitzpatrick (11), North-West, 38; back nine, break of tie, Jerome Farren (18) 20.

This weekend’s competition is a fundraiser in aid of Buncrana Amateur Boxing Club and the organisers of this event would appreciate a good turnout from the local golfing fraternity. The competition is an Open Stableford and it will be played over three days - from tomorrow (Saturday) to Monday, August 6th.

A timesheet is in operation and bookings can be made by contacting the clubhouse on 074-93-62279.

The draw for the club’s Mixed Foursomes foursomes competition has now been made and all details have been posted on the Clubhouse Notice Board.

All group stage matches must be played on or before Sunday, August 26th.

The “Find the Joker” fund raising effort continues with the prize fund now at E1,110. Lines cost E2 each and the Committee would appreciate it if members would purchase a line or help with the sale of a card.

Results From Foyle

Crumley Construction Monthly Medal - Cat. 0-11 - Brendan Duffy (11) 70 nett; Cat. 12 to 17, Calvin Mooney (15) 67; Cat. 18+ Damien Ball (18) 64.

The Brickkiln Singles Matchplay third round matches must be played by this Sunday.

The Brickkiln Pairs Championship has reached the semi-final stage with the following pairs competing for a place in this years final - Hugh Doherty & Gary McElroy play Sean Cassidy & Darragh Glynn and Chris Lynch & John P. Logue face Stephen Martin & Kevin McBride.

The over 50’s competitions have been rescheduled for Mondays starting on Monday next - see Notice Board for details.

Fixtures - today (Friday) Open Singles Stableford; tomorrow (Sat.), Foyle Hospice Open, book online at www.foylegolfcentre.co.uk or tel. 71-352222; Sunday, Club Stableford.