GREENCASTLE past captain, Paddy Havlin (24) claimed top honours at Neil Guckian’s Captain’s Day at the Inishowen club last weekend with a winning score of 43 points.
Played in excellent conditions Paddy had a steady front nine, followed by an excellent back nine of 25 points, which included three pars and a birdie, to land him the biggest competition of the year.
Results - 1, Paddy Havlin (24) 43pts; 2, break of tie, Hubert Cavanagh (16) 40; 3, Des Henry (10) 40; 4, Patrick Duncan 40; Gross - Willie Havlin; Front Nine - Enda Brogan (24); Back Nine - Sean Logue (24); Guest - Hugh Casey (11) 38; Family prizes - 1, Paul Healy; 2, Joe Rice; 3, Gerry Guckian; Student’s Prize - Kyle Harkin 41; Ladies - Kathleen Faulkner 24.
The Captain would like to thank all the players who participated and made the day so special.
Sunday’s competition was an Open Singles Stableford, and the winner was another local man, Philip Cavanagh (27) with 39 points.
Results - 1, Philip Cavanagh (27) 39 pts; 2, Danny McGonigle (17) 37; 3, Peter Doherty (12) 36; Gross - Gary McElroy; Nines - Shaun McDaid 20pts and Phelim O’Neill 20pts.
This weekend’s competitions are the Joseph Doherty (FIAT) sponsored ladies and gents open stableford, and the Victory Cup v. Par competition on Sunday.
Mr. Eddie Ball will stage his Captain’s Day at Foyle Golf Club tomorrow and the draw is as follows. All members are asked to attend at least 15 minutes before their allotted tee time as with a full timesheet, late arrivals may not be accomodated later.
07.40 a.m. - S. Radcliffe, J. Doran, M. Donnell, C. McLaughlin; 07.48 a.m. - A. McMonagle, K.O’Kane, E. McKeever, A. McKeever; 08.04 a.m.- S. Quinn, T. Blair, P. Anderson, E. McDermott; 08.12 a.m. - P. McCahill, C. Doherty, B. McChrystal, M. McGough; 08.20 a.m. - D. McGarrigle, R. McGarrigle, R. Tracey, L. Cooley; 08.28 a.m. - J. McDowell, P. McLaughlin, H. Doherty, McElroy; 08.36 a.m. - T. McGinley, P. Hegarty, J. Lynch, S O’Connor; 08.44 a.m. - R. Gordon, S. Logue, J.P. Logue, C. Lynch; 08.52 a.m. - J. Flanagan, G. McDonnell, D. Kivelehan, K. McMorris; 9.00 a.m. - P. Roddy, J. Meehan, G. Conaty, G. Loughran; 9.08 a.m. - J. McMenamin, J. Aspel, P. Dunn, A. Brown; 9.16 a.m. - D. McCarron, M. McEleney, M. McMenamin, C. Jordan; 9.24 a.m. - S. Godfrey, E. Smith, S. McEleney, C. McGowan; 9.32 a.m. - S. Doherty, T. Bryson, J. Duffy, M. McCloskey; 9.40 a.m. - D. McKinney, P. McEleney, P. McCafferty, F. Logue; 9.48 a.m. - P. Cassidy, A. Gurney, M. Moran, S. Cassidy; 9.56 a.m. - G. McGuigan, J. McFadden, C. O’Doherty, P. Daly; 10.04 a.m. - T. Bradley, S. Powell, P. McDermott, N. Cooke; 10.12 a.m. - J. Jennings, D. Jennings, M. Thompson, M. Breslin; 10.20 a.m. - D. Harkin, S. McLaughlin, S. Lamberton, M. McCallion; 10.28 a.m. - M. Doherty, S. Moore, B O’Neill, R O’Connor; 10.36 a.m. - C Cassidy, K. Duffy, K Bradley, J. Bradley; 10.44 a.m. - P. Mooney, R. Byrnes, P Turner, M. Gallagher; 10.52 a.m. - M. Loughrey, A. Temple, R. McRory, C. Ming; 11 a.m. - K. Thomas, C. McGeady, R. Moore, M. Tope; 11.08 a.m. - D. McKenna, D. Martin, M. Kivelehan, T. Holmes; 11.16 a.m. - G. Toland, J. McMonagle, M. McKeone, J. Cleere; 11.24 a.m. - A. Duncan, S. McGee, P. Nicell, P. McCourt; 11.32 a.m. - B. O’Hagan; M. Henry, A. Travers, E. Hutton; 11.48 a.m. - Until 12.52 p.m. - Reserved for ladies; 13 p.m until 13.56 p.m - Reserved for Captain’s Guests; 14.04 p.m - O. Canning, Ryan Harkin, S. Bonnar, D. Knox Jnr.; 14.12 p.m - D. Nixon, D. Bradley, D. Glynn, C. Dunn; 14.20 p.m - O. Harkin, D. Meehan, J. McGowan, M. Power; 14.28 p.m - G. McEvoy Jr., N. McGuinness, L. Powell, M. Grey; 14.36 p.m - S. Kennedy, M. P. Kivelehan, S. Martin, P. McGuigan.
Gary Jackson traveled with his Ulster Cup team to Portstewart for the away leg of the competition having secured an excellent 6.5 to 0.5 result at Foyle the previous weekend.
With the winners of the tie securing a place in the quarter-finals Mr. Jackson’s team halved the tie for an overall victory by 10 matches to 4 and they now play Letterkenny.
Fixtures - Today (Friday) - Friday Open Stableford; Captains Nine Hole Scramble and Putting competition at 5.30 p.m.; Tomorrow - Mr Eddie Ball’s Captain’s Day; Sunday - Club Stableford.
Results from Sunday’s Confined competition - 1, Declan Ferry (11) 40pts; 2, Mathew Ferry (16) 40; 3, Christy Nelson (20) 38; Gross - Gearoid Doherty (c ) (6) 31; 4, Noel Quigley (7) 38; CSS - 72; Ladies - 0-18 - 1, Geraldine McCarron 16pts; 2, Anna Doherty 15; 19-28 -
1, Cathy McGeoghegan 19; 2, Ann McNicholl 17; 29-36 - 1, Pauline Madden 19; 2, Margaret Gilmore 15.
Mr Paddy Logue’s Captain’s Day - 1, Hugh Hunter (12) 42pts; 2, Patrick McLaughlin (20) 42; 3, John McFeeley (15) 42; Gross - Sean Doherty (o) (+1) 35; 4, Hugh McEleney (15) 41; Back 9 - Brendan Farrell (9) 23; Past Captain - John McGeoghegan (20) 37; Council Member - Liam Doherty (W) (8) 40; Team Captain - Noel Quigley (7) 33; Visitor - John Gill (9) 33; Non Qualifier - Peter Gallagher (11) 38; Student - John McCarron (9) 39; Novice Men - 1, Michael Gordon 38 strokes; 2, Anthony McEleney 40; Novice Lady - 1, Sharon Curran 42 Strokes; 2, Kathleen Doherty (c) 45; Ladies - 1, Kathleen Cassidy 38pts; 2, Cathy McGeoghegan 36; Gross - Margaret Doherty (o) 23; 3, Annette Doherty (c) 34; Back Nine - Roisin Rooney 19; CSS - The Old Links 71, Glashedy 72.
Friday Night Members Scramble - 1, B Gibbons, Aine McElhinney, P Doherty, D Monagle (21.9); 2, E Sweeney (b), P O’Donnell, D Carey (24.6); 3, M Andrews, E Sweeney (c), P Doherty, M Doherty (25.4).
Strawbrega Cup/Medal – ladies 18 hole confined - 1, Geraldine Mullan 73 nett; 2, break of tie, Anna Doherty (T) 74; Gross - Lucia Mullen 88; 3, Therese McLaughlin 74; Back 9 - Ita McHugh 35.5.
Forthcoming events - Tomorrow - Confined on The Old Links; Sunday - Confined on Glashedy.
Ballyliffin ProAm takes place on Glashedy Links and The Old Links on July 28th and 29th with practice rounds available on July 27th.
The largest ProAm in Europe with nearly 100 teams brings golfers from all over Ireland, Britain and USA together for one of the best weekends in the Irish PGA calendar.
Contact the Irish PGA or Ballyliffin GC for entry forms. Entry fee is E200 per person.
The winner of the mid-week competition was 22 handicapper Clifford Caldwell with 43 points.
Results - 1, Clifford Caldwell (22) 43pts; 2, Dan Hinds (3) 40; 3, Andrew Totton (24) 36.
The weekend saw the good weather bringing the golfers out, with a full card for the weekend competition which was won by Owen McGuiness (21) with 39 points.
Results - 1, Owen McGuiness (21) 39; 2, break of tie, Terry Dornan (17) 38; 3, Brendan Carton (22) 38.
This weekend will see one of Faughan Valley’s most popular competition, The Ronnie Ross Trophy, who was the club’s first captains and held the position for three years.
A time sheet will be in operation.
On Saturday, July 28th Cecil King will stage his Captain’s Day and the draw will take place next Wednesday evening, July 25th.