ONE OF the highlights of the year for members of the Ballyliffin Ladies Branch is Captain’s Day and tomorrow (Saturday) the hugely popular Agnes Logue will stage her “big day,” the event guaranteed to boast a full timesheet.
No stranger to the sport, Agnes has been involved in golf from a tender age. A former office official at Ballyliffin, Agnes has been associated with the club for a lengthy period and is well know to the membership.
She has served the Ladies Branch as a Lady Captain with great distinction and is recognised as a superb ambassador for the club, her dedication and unstinting service never in question.
The entire membership of Ballyliffin wish Agnes and her family a success day which, no doubt, will extend into the small hours.
Meanwhile, Teresa McLaughlin produced the goods on Tuesday last when claiming the Lynas Quaich competition.
Full results were - 1, Teresa McLaughlin (26) 66 nett; 2, Roisin Rooney (18) 74; gross, Lucia Mullen (9) 90; back nine, Marie Gough 36.
Next Tuesday, August 21st, a special charity stableford in aid of the RNLI has been organised.
The event will be staged on behalf of the Lady Captain and will accommodate both Ladies & Gents.
Green fees are E25 for visitors and the competition will be played on the Old Links. A timesheet is in operation, telephone: 074-93-78100 or 074-93-76119.
City of Derry Ladies
The results from last Tuesday’s competition at City of Derry in aid of the N. Ireland Chest, Heart & Stroke organisation were - 1, Pat Coul (21) 35 points; 2, Elizabeth Allen (25) 32; 3, Lucy Smyth (20) 29; first nine, Marie Gillespie (33) 16; second nine, Marie Clifford (22) 15.
The C.S.S. was 74.
The next ladies competition will be played on Tuesday, August 28 and the event is the LGU Breakthrough Cancer event. The winner of this competition will receive a Centenary Medal.
Faughan Valley Ladies
The results of the Faughan Valley Ladies competition, which was played on Wednesday, August 8th were - 1, Margaret Armstrong (25) 33 points; 2, break of tie, Evelyn Smith (36) 30; 3, Pearl Cowell (32) 30.
Ladies are reminded of the charity weekend on August 25th and 26th. Ladies may play on both days with the best card entered.
Tee times can be booked in the clubhouse and a full range of prizes for both ladies and gents will be on offer.
The Ladies Branch played for Mr. James Doherty’s Captain’s Prize last week and after a difficult start to the year, Mavis Curtis made a welcome return to the winner’s enclosure when returning the top score of 39 points.
Full results were - Captain’s Prize to Ladies Branch - 1,. Mavis Curtis (21) 39 points; 2, Olivia Moore (13) 38; gross, Amy Chambers (5) 29; 3, Natalie Cummings (14) 36; first nine, Julia McGinley (28) 18; second nine, break of tie, Lorraine McAleese (17) 20.
The C.S.S. was 37 pts.
Anne Condon produced the goods when returning a superb score of 39 points to win last weekend’s Lady Captain’s Day at Letterkenny following a break of tie with Angela Bradley who matched her effort.
Full results were - 1, break of tie, Anne Condon (22) 39 points; 2, Angela Bradley (11) 39; gross, Tracy Spence (13) 25; 3, break of tie, Eileen Keating (18) 37; 4, Catherine Ryan (36) 37; category prizes, 0-18, Celine Bradley (17) 37; 19-28, Elaine Russell (20) 37; 29-36, Connie Redden (34) 36; back nine, Anne Cannon (14) 19; front nine, Marian O’Sullivan (11) 24; Committee Prize, Karen Crawford (29) 33; Past Captain, Kay Kelly (24) 36; granny, Nuala McGarrigle (20) 36; non-qualifier, break of tie, Anne Kerr, 14; secret hole, Bridget McClafferty; nearest the pin, Jennifer McColgan; longest drive, Elaine Russell.
Guests, gents - 1, Niall O’Donnell, 26 pts; lady visitor, Deirdre Hensey, Portsalon, 31 pts; visiting Lady Captain, Bridgin McDaid, Otway, 38 pts.
The early morning competitors did best during last Wednesday’s Open Charity Day at North-West.
The generous prizes were sponsored by The Sandwich Company in aid of Multiple Sclerosis and it was City of Derry member, Geraldine Crossan,who emerged the winner with 33 points.
Full results were - Charity Open - 1, Geraldine Crossan, 33 points; 2, break of tie, Maureen Cassidy, 32; 3, Veronica Burke, 33; gross, Margaret McLaren; 4, Augusta Neff; 5, Ann Hume; front 9, Sarah Power; back 9, Eileen Quigley; Juvenile Prize, Sarah McGrory; visitor, Deborah McElhinney; longest drive, Deborah McElhinney; nearest the pin, Augusta Neff.
Gent’s 9 holes, Phonsie McCole (17) 20 pts.
Next Wednesday is the President’s Prize (Mr. Tom Crossan) to the Ladies and the draw has been posted in the locker room.