Stephen Claims Foyle Custom Fit Irons

STEPHEN Doherty claimed top honours when winning the Golf Store Europe Two Day Open Stableford at Foyle recently, the event attracting a superb entry of over 240 competitors.

In the end the field was whittled down to a total of 12 qualifiers and Doherty, a 12 handicapper, stepped up to the plate to return 38 points, one clear of the chasing pack.

And for his effort, Stephen will receive a set of custom fit irons, courtesy of the competition sponsors, a superb prize.

The final was staged on



Full results - Golf Europe Two Day Open - 1, Stephen Doherty (12) 38 points; 2, Jamie Logue (8) 37; 3, break of tie, Jim McFadden (12) 36; 1st day, Paul McDaid (10) 41; 2nd day, Darren McDaid (18) 42; gross, Martin Kivelehan, 33; visitor, Brendan Duffy (11), City of Derry, 33; back nine, Martin Gallagher (24) 24; juvenile, Jack Kennedy (24) 47.

Ladies competition - 1, break of tie, Agnes McLaughlin (16) 37 points; 2, Anne Hamilton (13) 37.

Club Confined Stableford - Wednesday, June 26th - 1, William McGowan (17) 44 points; 2, Kenneth Hughes (18) 42; 3, Seamus McGee (19) 41.

The Captain’s Scramble attracted 17 teams on Friday night last, the event played over nine holes and scoring was of the highest order.

Results were - 1, Kevin Thomas, Mark McKeone, Oran Canning and Gerald Toland, 24.85 nett; 2, Damien McColgan, Dylan Nixon, John J Gillespie and Agnes McLaughlin, 26.75; 3, Jamie Logue, Leo Young, Alison Elkin and Margaret McCarron, 27.05.

Meanwhile, the annual 18 holes Scramble & Barbeque for Ladies, Gents and Juveniles will take place this Friday, July 5th with a Shotgun Start at 5.15 p.m. and all members taking part are asked to enter their names on the sheet provided in the Golf Reception on or before this Thursday, July 4th when the draw for teams will be made.

There will also be a Confined Stableford on offer tomorrow (Wednesday).

This Saturday, July 6th, is commencement of Foyle’s annual Open Week and competitions get underway with the J.K.C. Special Cars Open Stableford; Sunday is the Paul’s Butchers Open while on Monday next the Allpipe Engineering Open Stableford will take centre stage.

The City Hotel Open will be played on Tuesday next, July 9th.

For all timesheets ring: 028 71 352222.

Notes From City of Derry

Iain Anthony (5) was best of the day in last week’s Thursday Open at Prehen which was helped considerably by the better weather.

His 39 points gave him a one point advantage over runner-up, Lester Moore (4) and Jack Houlahan (14) respectively. Lester’s score was also the best gross on the day. Colin Starrett (3), North-West, won the visitors prize with 37 pts.

Meanwhile, Prehen members turned out in big numbers to compete for their popular resident professional, Sam Smallwoods, prize on Saturday last and when the cards were counted Ernie Heywood (scr.) had the best gross and best nett, a fantastic 40 points which included five birdies and certainly gives the lie to the commonly held theory that low handicappers have no chance in the nett categories.

Ian Jarvis (19) finished in second place with 39 points and three players with 38 points were separated on a count back.

Graham Robb (6) was third, Eamon McCourt (10) dropped three shots on the last two holes but still took the fourth place and spare a thought for the fifth placed finisher, George Jackson (13, who was heading for a great score until successive blanks at 15 and 16 derailed his run. He recovered somewhat with seven points on the final two holes to score his 38 points.

The nines were won by Richard Peoples (17) with 20 points following a break of tie and Eddie Mitchell (15) who returned 22points for the back nine prize.