Foyle Captains’ Drive-In Success

Foyle Golf Club's new Captains for the 2012 season, Mr. Eddie Bell and Mrs. Irene Rainey pictured prior to last weekend's official Drive-In.
Foyle Golf Club's new Captains for the 2012 season, Mr. Eddie Bell and Mrs. Irene Rainey pictured prior to last weekend's official Drive-In.

FOYLE Golf Club’s annual Captains’ Drive-In was staged on Friday evening and the event attracted an entry of 18 teams which competed in a nine holes Scramble after the main event.

Played in excellent conditions, top scoring was the order of the day and full results were - Captains’ Scramble - 1, Joe Flanagan, Kieran Bradley, Ryan Gillen and Martin McCallion, 26.7 nett; 2, Philip Smyth, George Fitzpatrck, Faye McGrotty and John J. Gillespie, 26.75; 3, Jack Quigley, Tommy Bradley, Paul Hegarty and Darren Bradley, 27.1; 4, Kevin Thomas, Sean Lamberton and Nicky Fasson., 27.35.

Meanwhile, the first of the season’s Friday Open Stableford competitions attracted a good entry with Matt Donnell returning an excellent level par round score of 46 points to take top honours.

Full results were - Friday Open - 1, Matt Donnell (10) 46 points; 2, John Allen (26) 43.

Confined Stableford - Wednesday, April 25th - 1, Kieran Duffy (11) 39 points; 2, Anthony McMonagle (17) 37.

Saturday, April 29th - 1, Sean McEleney (25) 42 points; 2, Peter Roddy (13) 40.

Forthcoming competitions - tomorrow (Wed.), Crumley Construction Monthly Medal; Thursday, May 3rd, Over-50’s Confined Stableford; Friday, May 4th, Foyle Friday Open Stableford; Saturday, May 5th and Sunday May 6th, Fred Daly Memorial Trophy Qualifier (one card only.)

Thursday Open at

City of Derry

City of Derry’s regular weekly Thursday Open Stableford was played in very strong winds last week with the fairly modest scores reflecting the difficult conditions.

Master of the windy conditions on this occasion was two handicapper Lester Moore, his round containing no less than four birdies.

Full results were - 1, Lester Moore (2) 38 points; 2, John Chambers (11) 36; 3, break of tie, John Hamilton (7) 34.

Meanwhile, the Club Championship Qualifying took place on Saturday last with the added attraction of double points to be awarded in the City of Derry Building Society sponsored Order of Merit table on offer.

Best of the day was Keith Stott (12) taking the top spot courtesy of a tie break with Kealan Quigg (3) both players returning 69 nett. Kealan’s 72 was also the best gross on the day.

James Kelly (5) finished in third place with a net 70. Thirteen other players qualified for the matchplay stages of the competition and details of the personnel involved and the draw can be found in the men’s locker room.

Next weekend members will be trying to qualify for the prestigious Jock Balmer Fourball match play stage.

Phoenix Golf Society

The Phoenix Golf Society outing, played at Foyle Golf Club on Sunday, April 22nd was won by Niall McDermott with 34 points, one point clear of Eddie McDermott with Norman Kane in third spot on 29 pts.

Paul Sweeney won the front nine with 17 points and Chris Galloway won the back nine with 17 points.

The next outing will take place at Greencastle Golf Club this Saturday, May 5th, with the first tee booked from11:15 a.m. sharp.

Iona Bar Golf Society

The Iona Bar Golf Society staged their first outing of the season at North-West recently and full results were - 1, Bosco Kelly (15) 37 points; 2, Karl McLaughin (12) 35; 3, Des Elliott (15) 34; Cat. 1, Ronan Leake (7) 33; Cat. 11, Gerard Kelly (15) 32; Cat. 111, Ted Brolly (21) 29; front nine, Din Tracey (110 17; back nine, Paul Kerr (8) 18; bottle holes, Bosco Kelly and Charlie Kelly; team prize - Trevor Holmes, Derek McFeely, Des Elliott and Eamon Curran; Captain’s Prize, Paul Kelly; “twos,” Trevor Holmes, Ronan Leake, Karl McLaughlin.

Results from second outing to Portstewart - 1, Ivan Boyd (24) 41 points; 2, Karl McLaughlin (12) 38; 3, break of tie, Des Elliott (14) 37; Cat. 1, Din Tracey (11) 37; Cat. 11, Gerard Moran (17) 37; Cat. 111, Eamon Curran (23) 35; front nine, Bosco Kelly (14) 19; back nine, Mark McMenamin (17) 18; bottle holes Ivan Boyd and Angus Gillespie; team prize - Des Elliott, Angus Gillespie and Colin Moran, 57 pts.; Captain’s Prize, Angus Gillespie; “twos,” Angus Gillespie (2), Ivan Boyd, Des Elliott; visitors prize, Paul McConway, 31.

The Iona Bar Golf Society extend sincere sympathy to the Kelly family, following the recent death of their father.

May he rest in peace.