John Lewers (14) recently joined Prehen and now has the distinction of winning the inaugural Centenary Monthly Golf Medal, specially struck to mark City of Derry’s founding in 1912, thanks to a marvellous score of 42 points on Saturday in less than ideal conditions.
These medal competitions will be staged throughout the season as advertised. The silver medal on this occasion went to P. J. McGee (14) who returned 39 points and the bronze medal was won by Malachy Armstrong (28) who also had 39 points losing out on a tie break.
Stephen McKeegan (7) took the gross prize on 31 points. All players with scores of 32 points or better also earned valuable points in the Order of Merit table sponsored by City of Derry Building Society.
Members are reminded that double Order of Merit points are on offer next week in the Club Championship qualifying competition.
Club Stableford Sunday results, April 22nd - 1, break of tie, Stephen McKeegan (7) 38 points; 2, Alfie Kane (10) 38; 3, Richard Burton (15) 38.
City of Derry’s Thursday Open has once again proved very popular to both members and visitors with over 80 taking to the fairways for last week’s competition.
There were two superb scores of 41 points with eventual winner Eddie Maxwell’s (12) back nine of 21 pointts proving decisive.
Tom McClintock (12) made a welcome return to the podium losing out to Eddie on the tie break. Ralph Hamilton (14) finished in third place with 40 points. The gross prize winner was Lester Moore (2) with a score of 70 and Ballyliffin member Oscar Mailey (6) took home the visitors’ prize with 35 points.
The Thursday Opens will run right through until October with visitors more than welcome. Bookings can be made through the club’s website.
Meanwhile, this year’s Ted Pope Trophy will be played at Prehen on Thursday, May 3rd. There will be an entry fee of £2 and each member who has returned a minimum of six cards will receive a complimentary meal on completion of their round of golf.
Please enter meal choice on the sheet provided in the locker room. The presentation will take place at 6.30 p.m. and prizes on the day will be - 1st, 2nd, 3rd, front nine and back nine.
Notes From Redcastle
Despite constant showers and heavy underfoot conditions a superb 39 points was enough to clinch victory in Redcastle’s confined competition last weekend.
Full results were - 1, break of tie, John Kane (14) 39 points; 2, Kevin McQuaid (11) 39; 3, break of tie, Paul Hegarty (18) 38; gross, Gavin Doherty (7) 30; front nine, Martin Agnew, 21; back nine, break of tie, John Comey, 20.
A three way break of tie was called upon to separate the winners of the John Cooke Qualifying competition which was played on Wednesday last at Lisfannon.
Full results were - 1, Margaret O’Hea; 2, Margaret McLaren; 3, Lady Captain, Claire Cully.
The full list of qualifiers through to the matchplay stage will be posted in the locker room in the next few weeks. This Wednesday’s competition is a v. Par event.
The Lady Captain’s Charity choice for the season is the Foyle Search and Rescue organisation and there will an Open Teams of Three competition on Wednesday, May 9th to raise funds. Book a tee-time with Gary on 00-353-7493-61715.