We are again throwing open our doors (or rather our course) to visitors to experience the wonderful test of golf that is Clones for the Clones Credit Union Sponsored OPEN weekend from Friday 29th June to Sunday 1st July. This single stableford competition is for both ladies and gents with 1st and 2nd prizes for each gender. Fee for entry €15 for visitors, €8 for members and €5 to repeat for members. This is a repeater so you can play all 3 days if you desire and it won’t compromise your handicap before Captain’s Day!! Timesheet in operation Tel: 047 56017. Presentation of Prizes Monday 2nd July at 9pm.
As promised in last week’s missive we now have the full results of a very successful Open Week which ran from Monday 11th June to Sunday 17th June. 4 ball better ball sponsored by Erne Crystal 1st Conor Smith and Charlie Browne 47 points. 2nd Gerard O’Callaghan and Waylon McEniff 45 points. 3 person team sponsored by Feldhues, Clones 1st Captain Sean Bonner, Frankie Dolan and Georgie Pugh 88 points. 2nd Joe Smith, George Crowe and Seamus Brady 88 points. Single stableford sponsored by The Creighton Hotel, Clones. 1st Bryan Bates 45 points, 2nd Conor Smith 42 points, Gross Niall Murphy NTB 33 gross points and the seniors’ prize went to Gerry O’Reilly Snr. Ladies & Gents stableford sponsored by Leo Rooney & Co. 1st Kathleen Leonard 33 points, 2nd Brid Finlay 29 points. Gent’s winner Captain Sean Bonner 40 points and 2nd Barry Crudden (Headfort) 36 points. Aggregate 4 ball sponsored by The John Donohoe (The Newell Family) 1st John Maxwell and Colum Creighton 68 and 2nd George Crowe and K. McGowan 67. 18 hole stroke sponsored by Ciaran Smith Pro at Rossmore 1st Paddy Gumley 67 nett, 2nd Colum Creighton 69 nett and gross Ronnie Berry (Rossmore)74. And finally the 4 person team sponsored by Conagra 1st with 135 points were Paul and Ivor Fitzpatrick, Paddy Kerr and Barry Duffy. 2nd Tom McQuillan, Gabriel Brady, Willie Lithco and Michael Galligan with 124 points with the new format of 3 to count at 1-16 and 4 scores at 17 and 18. Made a change! Thanks once again to everyone involved in making Open Week such a success.
Please note that this year’s President’s Prize (GOY for men) will now be played on Sunday 2nd September and the Vice-President’s Cup will be played on July 15th. So a straight swap of dates
Ladies please note a change of date for the Lady Members’ Cup which will be played on Sunday 8th July (if the hangover allows after LC Day!) and WEDNESDAY 11th July as the course is booked on our usual Thursday for a Society. As usual there will be prizes for 1st, 2nd gross and 3 section prizes so please support this prestigious competition.
Due to inclement weather the Granard Cup didn’t actually get off the ground (or off the tee!) so it will be played on Thursday 19th July. Make a note in your diary ladies.
As you are all probably aware Lady Captain Veronica McGorman hosts her day on Saturday 7th July. A draw for playing partners for the 9 holers will take place at 9am on the morning of the 7th so please be there in good time. The 18 hole players will be drawn for partner on Saturday 30th of June so if you want to play please put your name down NOW!!
Sunday 1st July and Thursday 5th of July the ladies compete in the 02 Trophy single stableford with prizes sponsored by Mary O’Reilly, Joy Cassidy and The club.
The ladies compete in another single stroke GOY medal DRAW on Thursday 28th June and it’s still early days in the Goy competition so anyone could win! Prizes sponsored by Teresa Hannawin, Irene Rooney and Martha O’Grady.
There will be a 9 hole sweep repeater from Sunday 1st July till Saturday 1st September. Play as often as you like, best card to count each week from Sunday to Saturday. Prize for best senior also. Stableford format just €1 a go (use 9 hole cards) and put your fee in the box (no envelope required). Thanks to Maureen Lynch for running this to keep us sharp as we practice!
The Ladies Beginners Golf will start on Tuesday 10th of July at 7pm please bring runners, €50 registration fee for the 6 weeks and yourself!