Golf News

Roscommon The first 18-hole competition of the year, sponsored by John Corcoran Menswear, Church Street, Roscommon was held on Sunday 2nd March. The winner was John Doyle with 42 points who just pipped Barry Hoban who also had 42 points, on a count back. In third place with 41 points was Francis Ferguson. The winner of the gross prize was Jim Tunney with 31 points.  The men’s winter league quarterfinals, which have to be played before 10th March, are now taking place. The ladies winter league has reached the semi final stage and the draw is on display on the noticeboard. The entry sheet for next Sunday’s competition, sponsored by Roscommon Furniture, is now on the board. The entry sheet for the President’s, Helen Sweeney, prize is now also on the noticeboard and members are urged to put their names down as soon as possible. Preparations are well advanced to commence construction work on nine new greens on the course. It is expected that contracts will be signed during the coming week, with work commencing straight away. Ken Kearney Golf Design is carrying out the design work. The final design will be on display in the clubhouse in the next few days. The club wishes to assure all golf societies and golf classics as well as visitors that the course will be fully playable during all stages of the construction of the new greens. Ladies: Result of 9 hole competition on Tuesday 26th: 1st Paula Connaughton 29 points, 2nd Catherine Mulryan 18 points.  The second round of the Spring Match play competition, which is four ball format, must be played in March. See notice board for pairings. There is very little between the teams from the first round of matches and teams are hoping to surge ahead with this round before the singles which are to be played on the 5th April between 10.30 am and 1.30 p.m.  On Wednesday 26th March at 8 pm there will be a ‘Handicap and Rules of golf night’. This is not just for beginners but should be of great interest to all members. In particular the changes in the ILGU handicapping system will be explained.  Strokestown Fund-raising Classic: A fund-raising classic will be held on Sunday March 16th For IRISH LUNG FIBROSIS ASSOCIATION. Teams of 4, any combination, €160 per team. Time sheet in operation, contact Martin Crinigan on (087) 9125996 for details  Caslin Cup: Fixtures for the Caslin cup are now posted on the club Notice board. Remaining First round matches to be played a.s.a.p. Winter League: Members wishing to play in the winter league are asked to write their names on the competition sheet posted on the club notice board. This competition is open to ladies and gents. Club Competition: Results of the 18 Hole Single Stableford played Sunday March 2nd – 1st John Connor 41pts, 2nd Danny O’Connell 39pts, 3rd Aidan Grealish 37pts. Ballinasloe Weekend Results: 1st & 2nd March: 1st John Coughlan (15) 41pts (back 9), 2nd Mattie Croffey (22) 41 pts, Gross Dermot Mahony (5) 31 pts. 3rd John Mulvey (22) 40 pts (back 6). Senior Mens Wednesday 20th February, 15 Hole Stableford: 1st Noel Finneran 36 pts, 2nd Seamus Fahy 34 pts, 3rd Tom Whyte 34pts, 4th Seamus Grennan 33 pts. Wednesday 27th February: 1st Frank Dooley 36 pts, 2nd Michael Moclair 36 pts, 3rd Bernie Larkin 36 pts, 4th Seamus Grennan 35 pts. Ladies: Voucher Competitions – 16 Hole Stableford: Voucher 1 Celine Grennan 36 pts, Voucher 2 Celine Grennan 42 pts. Voucher 3 Belinda Dooley 33 pts, Voucher 4 Margaret Killeen 32 pts, Voucher 5 Adeline Naughton 31 pts (back 9), Voucher 6 Aideen Bergin 35 pts. Ladies Tuesday Competition now in progress.   Captains’ Drive-In. (John Coughlan and Pauline Mullen) at 5.30 pm on Sunday 9th March.  Weekend competition is 3-ball scramble, any combination, sponsored by Tomas Gullane Deceased Members Mass on Saturday 8th at 8pm in Clubhouse. Youths Day will be held on Thursday 20th March. For more information contact (090) 9642126. Castlerea Results Sunday March 2nd – 1st Kieran Rosney (10) 36, 2nd Sean O’Connell (5) 34, 3rd Gerry O’Gara (14) 34, 4th Dave Green (19) 32. Reminder Captains Drive In on March 16th.