Martin hosts his Redcastle “Major”

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

THE high powered quartet of Jim Burns, Mickey Havelin, Danny Carlin and Martin McCormick will be the first players expecting to find the fairway as Redcastle’s popular President, Mr. Martin Harkin (pictured below), gets his “big day” off to an early start at 7.45 a.m. tomorrow.

And with the Inishowen club’s membership expected to honour their leading official, a successful day is assured.

As is traditional at Redcastle, the club’s Ladies Branch will tee-off from 11.30 a.m. with the official presentation to be staged later in the season.

All those taking part are urged to arrive at least 20 minutes before tee-off times and those requiring further information should contact Seamus McGeehan on 71-351801.

The timesheet is as follows - 7.45 a.m., J. Burns, M. Havlin, D. Carlin, M. McCormick; 7.53, H. Clarke, G.Smyth, P.Canning, K.Shields.

8.01 a.m., K. Fitzimmon, G. Dunlop, D. McCartney, P. Murray; 8.09, D.Carton, J. A. Doherty, A. Riddle, E. Thompson; 8.17, V. Glenn, B. Diver, D. Moore, K. McClelland; 8.25, K. Priestley, A. O’Bryan, R. Dunseath, J. Weir; 8.33, K. McQuaid, S. Dunne, P. Burns, M. Wilson; 8.41, D. McQuaid, W. McClelland, J. Comey, S. Tinney; 8.49, P. McQuaid, J. K. Doherty, M. Agnew, P. McSheffrey; 8.57, W. Watson, T. McCauley, N. Wilson, J. McGill.

9.05 a.m., P. Hegarty, S. Hasson, C. McQuaid, D. J. McLaughlin; 9.13, R. McQuaid, D. McClelland, B. Gibson, P. Hughes.

11.30 a.m. to 11.48 a.m. - Ladies Branch Tee-Off Times.

Afternoon tee-off times - 12.10 p.m., D. Tracey, G. Kincaid, J. Murray; 12.18, R. Kelly, E. Haughey, J. Kane; 12.26, B. Harkin, T. Green, S. McGeehan.

Redcastle members are also reminded that a special Charity competition will be staged this Sunday, July 8th, with all proceeds going towads the cost of a Defibrillator.

Meanwhile, last week’s results - Club Confined - 1, break of tie, K. McQuaid, 40 points; 2, D. J. McLaughlin, 30; 3, break of tie, M. McCormick, 37; gross, W. Havlin, 32; front nine, E. Haughey, 21; back nine, S. McGeehan, 21.

Foyle’s Irish Open!

Foyle Golf Club opted to stage its own Irish Open Championship on Sunday last and hardy souls who turnout in the morning, appeared to totally ignore the inclement conditions having returned some excellent scores.

The top return of the day was made by Stephen Moore (17) whose 44 points gave him a one point win over runner-up, Ciaran McGuinness (14).

The C.S.S. was 38 pts.

Friday Friday Open results - 1, Paul Charlsworth (15) 41 points; 2, break of tie, Patrick McDaid (19) 40.

The C.S.S. was 37 pts.

Meanwhile, Foyle Golf Club will host a Prize Presentation function tonight (Friday) at 10 p.m. after the Scramble and Barbecue.

Prizewinners from the following competitions should attend or, indeed, send a deputy - Total Golf Two Days Open; Voucher winners in Club Stableford competitions; Club Sweeps and Qualifiers won to date (See Notice Board for List of Winners).

Total Golf prize winners were - Paul Anderson, Scott Somers (Faughan Valley), Damien McKenna, Shane Bonnar, George Fitzpatrick, Ryan Harkin, Glen Curran (Faughan Valley), Dermot Harkin, Kiernan Mc Cormick (Roe Park) Lorna Thompson and Alison Elkin.

Forthcoming competitions - today (Friday), Open Stableford plus 18 holes Scramble & Barbecue with a Shotgun Start at 5.30 p.m. sharp.

Open Week tee-off tomorrow (Sat.), with the J. K.C. Specialist Cars Open Ladies & Gents Stableford; Sunday’s competition is the Paul’s Butcher’s Open Stroke with the Allpipe Engineering Open Stableford scheduled for Monday next, July 9th. For bookings, ring 71-352222 or book online at

Friday Golf Classic

in Dunfanaghy

Dunfanaghy will host a Golf Classic today (Friday) in aid of the Donegal North-West Mental Health Services. Teams of Four (any combination) with entry fee E80 per team.

The competition will include prizes for longest drive and nearest the pin.

Meanwhile, the club’s annual Open Week, will run from Wednesday, July 18th to Saturday, July 28th.

The club is currently in the process of constructing a new webpage which should be online over the next few weeks.

However, for information on the club’s fixtures list in the meantime, please checkout the Facebook Page:

Recent results, June 27th - Wednesday Open Stableford - 1, Andy Murray, 42 points; 2, Noel Maguire, 41; gross, Shane Greer, 33; 3, Eamon Hunter, 40; first nine, break of tie, Jimmy Keenan, 22; back nine, Jack O’Herlihy, 21.

The C.S.S. was 37 pts.

Friday, June 29th - 14 holes Stableford - 1, break of tie, Andy Murray, 31 points.

Sunday, July 1st, Confined Stableford - 1, Thomas Alcorn, 40 points; 2, break of tie, John Joe McGeever, 38; gross, Daniel McColgan, 33; 3, Paul Burton, 38; front nine, Michael Kelly, 21; back nine, Michael Doyle, 22.

The C.S.S. was 37 pts.