Tie break decider at Greencastle

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

GREENCASTLE Community Centre staged a high successful Golf Classic at the local club on Saturday last and the Inishowen course proved it’s usual stiff test.

With the format of two scores to count at holes one to seventeen and three scores required at the par three 18th, the scoring was tightly bunched.

Indeed, two teams tied at the top with 92 points each, and the better back nine score gave the quartet of Des Henry (10), Brian Doherty (9), John McElhinney (22) and Eddie Rigney (19) the top prize.

The runners-up were Ryan McLaughlin (10), Ciaran McLaughlin (12), Gavin McLaughlin (15) and Seamus McLaughlin (17) while the team in third spot was made up of Russell Davidson (14), Barry Devine (22), Liam Clarke (20) and Eddie McIntyre (7) with a total of 90 points.

They had a two points advantage over J. P. O’Doherty (13), Conor McCourt (22), Ian Cavanagh (12) and Hugh O’Donnell (25) with 88 points.

The remaining prizes went to Sean Doherty (20), Pat McLaughlin (25), Kevin Lake (14) and David Robb (15) (fifth place), James McCauley (7), Seamus Doherty (14), Joe Doherty (11) and Shaun Gillespie (14) (sixth place).

The nearest the pin for ladies, played at the 15th hole was won by Heather Mitchell, and the gents’ prize at the last hole went to Denis Canavan.

The longest drive prizes were won by Susan McNeery and Jim Monagle.

The Greencastle Community Centre extends sincere thanks to all of the participants and, in particular, the sponsors for their help in making the event a success.

Duffy’s Pharmacy Open

at Buncrana

This weekend’s competition at Buncrana is the annual Duffy’s Pharmacy Open Stableford, to be played over Saturday and Sunday, July 7th and 8th. A timesheet is in operation and those interested in playing should contact the clubhouse on 0749362279 for bookings.

There will be an Open Teams of Four Rumble Stableford staged from Monday next, July 10th and continuing on Wednesday and Thursday, July 10th and 11th, sponsored by A.I.B. Buncrana and Heatovent Ireland.

There will be a Confined Mixed Foursomes competition starting shortly and any members interested should list their names on the Notice Board.

The draw for pairings will take place on Friday, July 13th.

Buncrana’s annual Open Week will tee-off from Monday, July 16th and run until Sunday, July 22nd inclusive.

The next committee meeting will take place tonight (Tuesday), July 3rd, at 7.00 p.m. sharp and all Committee members should be in attendance.

The “Find the Joker” fund raising effort continues with the prize fund now sitting at E1,040. Lines cost E2 each.

Notes From Foyle

Recent results - Club Stableford, Saturday, June 30th - 1, Raymond Keys (24) 42 points; 2, James Meehan (27) 41.

The C.S.S. was 35 pts.

Wednesday, June 27th - 1, Martin Kivelehan (50 40 points; 2, Damien McColgan (13) 39.

The C.S.S. was 37 pts.

Foyle Captain, Mr. Eddie Ball, invites all members to play for his Captain’s Prizes on Saturday, July 21st. Those intending to take part are asked to enter their names on the sheet provided in the shop on or before Monday, July 16th, when the draw for paying partners will be made.

Meanwhile, the annual 18 hole scramble for Ladies, Gents and Juveniles and b-b-que will take place on Friday 6th July with a shot gun start at 5.30pm and all Members taking part are asked to have entered their name on the sheet in the shop by this Thursday, July 5th, when the draw for teams will take place.

Forthcoming fixtures - tomorrow (Wednesday), Club Stableford; Thursday, July 5th, Over-50’s competition; Friday, July 6th, Scramble and Barbecue at 5.30 p.m.; Satufday, July 7th, Open Week - Ladies & Gents Stableford, sponsored by J.K.C. Specialist Cars; Sunday, July 8th, Gents Open Stableford Including ladies nine holes competition sponsored by Paul’s Butchers.

For timesheets ring: 02871-352222 or book online.

City of Derry

Junior Notes

City of Derry Golf Club’s Centenary Captain, Mr. Ciaran Burke’s Prize to juniors has been rescheduled to this Friday, July 6th with the first tee booked from 11.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon.

All prizewinners are requested to attend the presentation in the clubhouse on Satuday, June 7th at 10.00 p.m.

Phoenix Golf Society

The Phoenix Golf Society’s President’s Day (Eddie McDermott) was staged at Foyle on Saturday with Christy Coyle taking the top honours.

Full results were - President’s Day - 1, Christy Coyle; 2, Eddie McDermott; 3, Michael Doherty; 4,. Danny Carroll; 5, Niall McDermott; visitor, Martin Campbell; front nine, Chris Galloway; back nine, Maeliosa Barr; longest drive, Tony Crowley; nearest the pin, Maeliosa Barr; par threes, Christy Coyle.

Next outing at Redcastle on Saturday, July 7th with the first tee booked from 12.45 p.m.