Golf News – 6th November

Athlone Golf Club

Ladies Club Xmas Hamper Comp Results: 1st: Anne Marie Hynes (30) 30 points Bk9, 2nd: Eleanor Larkin (25) 30 points Bk9, Gross: Anna O’Brien (11) 18 gross points, 3rd: Breda Ryan (24) 30 points, 4th: Maeve Holmes (14) 29 points Bk9, 5th: Clare Dowling (26) 29 points Bk9, 6th: Evelyn Wright (18) 29 points Bk9.

Christmas Hamper 9-hole Comp. 1st: Emer Quinn. Christmas Hamper Stay in Golf. 1st: Tanya Frawley, 2nd: Evelyn Neylon. 400 Club Draw Results 1st Nov: €500 Carol McGetrick, €400 Rena Harney, €300 Tom Joe Guru, €100 M & M O’Faolain, €100 Tom Browne.

AWGS comp Thurs 29th Oct. Winner: E. Moloney 30 points, Class 1: T Campion 28 points, Class 2: T Carmody 25 points, Class 3: M. Rock 23 points, Veteran: B. Nott 21 points. Wed Open 27th Oct 2015. 1st Nett: Ger O’ Kennedy (4) 38 points Bk9, 2nd Nett: Liam Casey (4) 38 points Bk9 (Roscommon GCCSS 37 points).

Plumbers Invitational Results Mon 26th Oct. 1st: Aidan Flanagan & Liam Browne 40 points, 2nd: PJ Martin & Des Rushe 37 points, 3rd: Kevin Daly & Ciaran O’Connor 34 points, 4th: Joe Higgins & Michael Healy 32 points Bk9, 5th: Martin Mulligan & Patrick Kenny 32 points, 6th: Pat Ryan & Paul Burke 30 points, 7th: Padraig Dunne & George Gunning 29 points Bk9, 8th: Colm Cummins & Enda Gormley 29 points, 9th: Barney Kenny & Anthony O’Connor 24 points, 10th: Jimmy Kilkenny & Paddy Kenny 20 points. Match Play Winner: Aidan Flanagan, Runner Up: Aidan McGrath. Plumber of Year: PJ Martin.

The men’s AGM will take place on Friday, 6th November at 8 pm and the ladies AGM will take place on Wednesday, 11th November at 8 pm. The club AGM will take place Friday, 20th November at 8 pm.

Carrick-on-Shannon Golf Club

Ladies Winter Alliance: This Saturday is the first fixture in our Winter Alliance. Captains Frances and Mary look forward to welcoming you with fresh Tea/Coffee and Scones from 10.30 am.

If the weather looks uncertain visitors should ring Clubhouse on 071 9667015 before leaving home. Tee-times from 11 am. Captains Day Out: Whatever your golf, stunning autumn colours are a given at the Slieve Russell.

Saturday, November 21st in your diary -Teetime 9.30-11 am. €50 covers Green Fee and meal. We need to confirm numbers shortly so please let Eamonn/Chris know a.s.a.p.

Halloween shambles: Birdies on the 17th Hole clinched the Halloween Shambles for Kieran Oates, Seamus Sweeney & Leo Kavanagh who finished with 93 points, three ahead of Kevin Ward, Benny Boyle & Gordon Kavanagh. Third place went to Michael Masterson, Anna Smith & Geraldine Prendiville on 87 Points.

Congratulations to Maureen Egan, Marian Fahy & Sharon Morgan of Ballinamore Golf Club who won the ladies prize.

Beginner Ladies Hamper: Beginner ladies 3-hole Hamper Competition is now running.Pay once off entry fee of €5 and play holes 1, 2 & 3 as often as you like between now and Dec 12th.

Footgolf: As footgolf combines the best of golf and football, it’s a game that absolutely anyone can play. Whether you are organising a fundraiser, celebrating your birthday, kids birthday or just want a bit of fun with your friends, we think it’s the best!! Only Trainers or AstroTurf shoes (no hard spikes please). Booking essential-071 9667015. You’ll love it!!

Castlerea Golf Club

Michael Doyle Competition, 25th October. 1st: Tony Mitchell 40 points, 2nd: Padraig Casey 39 points, Cat 1: Kieran Rosney, 34 points, Cat 2: Paul Connaughton 38 points, Cat 3: Tony O’Reilly 36 points.

The results of this week’s Men’s Competition the Staunton Cup: 1st: Matty Connelly 42 points, 2nd: Anto McCormack 41 points, Cat. 1: Tony Mitchell 41 points, Cat. 2: John Caulfield 39 points and Cat. 3: Eugene Flanagan 41 points.

This week a programme of work will commence on the second green so the hole will be out of play for the short term. During the winter months the competitions will be played over 14 holes, the 3rd to the 9th both times.

Boyle Golf Club

Results of last Sunday’s par three competition to follow. The weekly 9-hole was won by Charlie O’Donnell with 21 points.

The Alzheimer’s Classic held over the October weekend was won by Colm Loftus, Shane Loftus, Tommy Ahern and Joe Hussey (110 points), in second place were Jim Mooney, Michael Simon, Frank Flanagan and Michael Reid (107 points), Liam Whyte, Willie Tiernan, Jonathan Egan and Vincent Egan (105 points) finished in third place.

Best Ladies Team: Liz Dwyer, Peggy Feely, Moira Egan and Tish Perry (96 points). Nearest the Pin: T Booth (Ballymote). Longest Drive: Liam Mullaney (Boyle).

Thanks to Paula Cull and Drumderrig Nursing Home for their generous sponsorship of a perpetual cup and prizes. Raffle winners were Margaret O’Mahoney (Leinster v Connaught Tickets), John Frain, Regina McLoughlin, Ann Rush, Ruth Hogg, Ailbhe Hanmore, Sean O’Dowd, Mary O’Hara, Brendan Gaffney, Marina Hughes, Lewis Shaw.

On behalf of the players, Liz Dwyer thanked the organisers and congratulated the club on a great weekend. Total funds raised to date are €4,095. Competitions this week are the weekly 9-hole Monday – Saturday and the Turkey Voucher next Sunday. Both competitions are re-entry.

The men’s AGM takes place on Sunday, November 15th at 5 pm in the clubhouse. Parent Club AGM takes place on Sunday, November 22nd. Notices have been sent via email or post. If you have not received a notice please contact Brendan Gaffney, Honorary Secretary.

Roscommon Golf Club

The winner of the Sunday competition was Niall Murphy with a great score of 45 points. In second place was Liam Leahy with 44 points (back 9) and Enda Daly won the gross prize with 36 points.

The winner of the ladies’ 9-hole weekly competition was Mary O’Connor with 23 points. Gertie Spillane was in second place with 19 points. Ollie Dempsey won the Over 55’s competition on Thursday.

Richard Browne was in second place and John Neilan was in third place. Gertie Spillane won the ladies’ competition and Mary O’Gara was in second place. Mary Cunningham came third with Mary O’Connor in fourth.

The men’s Winter League started from Sunday and the entry sheet is on the notice board. Teams of two with an entry fee of €10 per person. Winter rules apply and competitors play 16 holes from the green markers.

Teams have until December 3rd to get in their five best cards so there is still plenty of time to enter. Check the details on the notice board.