James Claims May Day Open at Foyle

Wood Driver by Golf Ball June 2000
Wood Driver by Golf Ball June 2000

JAMES Meehan struck a blow for the high handicappers at Foyle when winning the annual Drinks Inc sponsored May Day Open Stableford.

The 25 handicapper produced the goods on the day to return the top score of 41 points. Indeed, the competition enjoyed a very good entry thanks to the favourable, yet windy weather conditions.

Full results were - Drinks Inc. May Day Open Stableford - 1, James Meehan (25) 41 points; 2, Cormac McGeady (4) 40; 3, break of tie, Sean Sands (13) 39; gross, Paul McGuigan, 33; visitor, George Hamilton (24), Otway, 32; back nine, break of tie, Peter Tinney (13) 20; lady winner, Florence Rankin, 38.

The C.S.S. was 35 pts.

Holmpatrick Cup qualifier - Wednesday, May 8th - 1, break of tie, Cormac Cassidy (14) and Jamie Logue (9) 43 points. Cormac and Jamie will represent the club in the Area Finals later this year when they will compete for a place in the Holmpatrick Cup Final at the home of golf, St. Andrews.

Foyle Friday Open - May 10th - 1, Warren McFarland (19) 45 points; 2, Stephen Doherty (13) 41; 3, Dylan Nixon (15) 41.

The C.S.S. was 38 pts.

Spring Trophy - sponsored by A.O.N. Insurance, Saturday, May 11th - 1, John Mc Monagle (15) 38 pts.; Cat. 0-11, Martin Campbell (11) 37; Cat. 12-17, Kevin McCallion (13) 37; Cat 18+ Martin McEleney (19) 38.

The C.S.S. was 35 pts.

Foyle’s Amelia Earhart ‘Festival of Golf’ gets under way this Saturday, May 18th with the Beginners “ Foyle Golf Trail.” This is a unique opportunity for anyone who would like to try the game of golf for free with professional instruction on all aspects of the game by resident Foyle professionals, Sean Young and Derek Morrison.

For further information contact the Golf Reception on 71 352222, booking is essential as places are limited

Foyle Capain, Mr. George Fitzpatrick, extends sincere sympathy on behalf of the club’s membeship to Adrian McGonigle and Paul Nicell on the recent deaths of their mothers.

May they rest in peace.

Forthcoming fixtures - tomorrow (Wednesday), Club Stableford; Friday, May 17th, Lady Captain’s Charity Open in aid of Muscular Dystrophy. Book at www.foylegolfcentre.co.uk to telephone www.foylegolfcentre.co.uk; Saturday, May 18th, Darren Clarke Perpetual Trophy Qualifier; Sunday, May 19th, G.U.I Irish Mixed Foursomes Qualifier.

Thursday Society

End of Season Event

North-West Thursday Society will stage their end of season competition this Thursday with both an individual and team event which gets underway at 10.30 a.m.

The draw for teams and tee-off times are as follows - 1st tee, 10.30 a.m. - T. Meehan, J. McGee, T. Stewart, P. McDermott; 10th tee, 10.30 a.m. - B. Coyle, C. McWilliams, E. Forshaw, G. Gallagher; 12th tee, 10.30 a.m. - P. Mackey, P. Gallagher, G. McDaid, S. Stewart; 1st tee, 10.40 a.m. - E. MacManus, E. Walker, T. Caldwell, C. McGill; 10th tee, 10.40 a.m. - B. O’Sullivan, S. Fitzpatrick, S. McGrory, J. Shiels; 12th tee, 10.40 a.m. - F. Friel, B. Joyce, P. McKinney, T. Conlon; 1st tee, 10.50 a.m. - J. O’Brien, G. Coyle, D. Coyle, T. Slevin; 10th tee, 10.50 a.m. - M. Bradley, H. Coyle, M. Kennedy, S. Mullan; 1st tee, 11.00 a.m. - P. Mac Lochlainn, P. Doherty, K. Doherty, B. Sharkey; 10th tee, 11.00 a.m. - B. McElhinney, K. Daly, S. Condit, A. Rooks; 1st tee, 11.10 a.m. - B. McCarroll, D. Fullerton, A. Walker, J. McCann; 10th tee, 11.10 a.m. - E. O’Connell, S. Murphy, D. McElhinney, M. Montgomery; 1st tee, 11.20 a.m. - F. McCarroll, W. Stewart, P. Fitzsimmons, S. Cassidy; 10th tee, 11.10 a.m., J. Mac Lochlainn, D. McDermott, John McGinley, C. Lavin; 1st tee, 11.30 a.m. - D. McAteer, H. Doran, T. Crossan, Dudley Coyle.

Meanwhile results from lastTuesday, May 7th, Open “Meal Deal” at Lisfannon - 1, Danny Devine (17) 46 points; 2, Terry Meenan (9) 40.

The C.S.S. was 37 pts.

The Open “Meal Deal” continues at North-West today (Tuesday), May 14th, visitors pay E21 for golf, competition and a meal in the clubhouse afterwards.

Telephone Gary on 00-353-74-93-61715 for timesheet.