BUNCRANA Golf Club is expected to be a hive of activity this weekend when the club’s popular Captain, Daniel Lynch, stages his competitions.
With the Captain’s Prize to the Ladies already played, yesterday the club’s juvenile members played for their Captain’s Prize with the main event taking place over tomorrow (Sat.) and Sunday, June 3rd.
Given that Daniel is also an assistant greenkeeper at his home club, the skipper will be in total control of his day and it will be interesting to note the various pin positions on the “Lower Links” which will, no doubt, test the quality of the club’s membership.
Daniel will stage his Prizegiving Presentation prior to the traditional Dinner & Dance in the Inishowen Gateway Hotel on Sunday night.
Meanwhile, last weekend’s competition was the annual W. P. McCarter Memorial Open Stableford and not only did the competitors have to master an east wind, they also had to get used to the new layout of the course.
Such problems did not deter the big hitting Paddy Corr who returned a superb score of 41 points for his first victory of the season.
Full results were - 1, Paddy Corr (24) 41 points; 2, break of tie, Jim Caldwell (12) 40; gross, Stephen Mc Hugh (5) 67; 3, Ray Gallagher (20) 40; best day (Sun.), Peter Kelly (15) 38; back nine, break of tie, Barry Dillon (24) 22; visitor, Brendan Callaghan (17) 31.
The C.S.S. was 38pts.
The Gareth Adams Memorial Open Stableford will commence Monday next, June 4th and run until Sunday, June 10th. Boasting a prize fund of E2,000, a fantastic array of prizes are on offer.
Ballyliffin Members to
Steward Irish Open
Volunteer marshals for the forthcoming Irish Open Championship are currently being sought at Ballyliffin.
Any club member interested in availing of this opportunity to assist at Royal Portrush should confirm their availability for the five days, from Wednesday, June 27th to Sunday, July 1st.
Ballyliffin members will be responsible for marshalling one (in shifts) and each marshal will receive a daily packed lunch and ticket to the event.
However, confirmation is required this weekend.
Meanwhile, the Donegal Links Classic takes place next week with play over the Ballyliffin, Rosapenna and Portsalon links courses for E100 per person (visitors) or E80 per person (club members).
A few places remain for the event which takes place on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, June 3rd, 4th and 5th. Contact Ballyliffin for furtehr details.
Recent results - Sunday lsat, may 26th - Ladies nine holes - 0-18 - 1, Roisin Rooney, 19 points; 2, Mary McGeoghan, 14; 19-28, 1, break of tie, Noeleen Gordon, 18; 2, Brege Boyle, 18; 29-36 - 1, Annette Doherty, 17; 2, Rita McCrossan, 16.
Tuesday, May 29th, Ladies & Gents Open in aid of James Connolly Hospital, Carndonagh - ladies - 1, Ruth McGartoll, 38 points; 2, Betty Gallagher, 37; back nine, Ellen Nelson, 20.
Gents’ competition - 1, Denis O’Connor, 43 points; 2, James Theseira, 40; 3, Paddy Logue 40; back nine, Patrick McConologue, 20.
Congratulations to Charlie Gibbons on his ‘hole in one’ at the 17th on The Old Links using his trusty 5 wood.
Sunday, May 27th - Confined Stableford - 1, Paul McDermot (17) 42 points; 2, Philip Doherty (21) 41; gross, James O’Donnell (6) 33; 3, Cornelious Collins (19) 41; 4, Gerard Friel (17) 41.
The C.S.S. 71.
Saturday, May 26th, ConfinedStableford - 1, Neil McLaughlin B (23) 39 points; 2, Don Concannon (17) 37; 3, Steven Harkin (12) 34; gross, Brendan Devlin (1) 27.
Friday, May 25th - Members’ Scramble - 1, M Mullen, E Sweeney (B), P Houton, A McElhinney, 25.4 nett; 2, M McCloskey, P O’Donnell, T Gill, M Doherty (D), 25.4; 3, N Quigley, J McGeoghan, C Desmond, P Cox, 25.6.
Wednesday Society, May 23rd - 1, break of tie, Jim Gallagher, 42 points; 2, Kevin McGonagle, 42; 3, Pat McLaughlin, 42.
“2’s” were carded by Pat McConologue, Andrew Davenport.
Forthcoming events - tonight (Fri.), Members’ Scramble (nine holes); tomorrow (Sat.),Mini-Golf Classic, visitors E25 with all proceeds in aid of Family Fun Day; Sunday, June 3rd, Dychem Confined on the Old Links.
June 13th, Carndonagh Parish Golf Classic. Entries are now being taken. Telephone: 074-93-78100 to enter teams. (Visitors E25 per person).
Recent Results From
Rising temperatures attracted and a good entry to last weekend’s confined competition.
Full results were - 1, Paul Hegarty (16) 41 points; gross, Kris McClelland (6) 30; 2, Billy Harkin (12) 40; 3, Eamonn Haughey (16) 39; front nine, Gordon Smyth 19; back nine, Jim Burns (14) 20.
Congratulations to Eamonn Haughey who carded an “ace” during his round.