What’s Bugging Finbar?

As we all know we have two fabulous course technicians in Hugh John and Finbar and it’s not very often that they make a request of the players. They are doing a mighty job keeping the course in such tip top nick so that we can play all year round. However, despite new buggy paths being installed to keep the buggies away from the softer parts of the course, and “no go” fences being put in to re-route buggies, some buggy drivers are still driving up to the side of the greens and/or up the middle of the fairways damaging the areas. So please, if you are using a buggy, stick to the gravel pathways and drive around the re-routing fencing, otherwise we may have to consider the suspension of buggy use. Moan over.

Ladies Spring League

The 12 hole ladies Spring League is now into its 3rd week and it’s all very exciting with some great scores being produced from particularly the low handicap ladies. Week 1 saw Team 2 take the lead on 56 with scores from Mary Trant 16, Noeleen McCage 20 and Anne McCarthy 20. Team 1 were 2nd on 53 with a whopping 23 from Elaine Hamilton, Helen Connolly 17 and Joy Cassidy 13, just in 3rd were Team 5 on 52 well done Rosita McCabe 22, Teresa Hanawin 16 and LC Brid 14. Team 3 were 4th on 46 with scores from Loretto Traynor 15, Veronica McGorman 21 and Irene McConkey 10. In 5th place Team 4 with scores from Roberta Hamilton, Doli Maguire and Geraldine Fitzpatrick. In week 2 there was a bit of a turn around with Team 5 steaming ahead on 118 with huge scores from Rosita McCabe 21, Teresa Hanawin 22 and Lady Captain Brid 23 (well it was half term and she was out every day!). Team 2 and 1 share 2nd spot on 112 well done Martha O’Grady 13, Noeleen McCague 23 and Anne McCarthy 20 and Elaine Hamilton another huge score 24, Mary O’Toole 16 and Joy Cassidy 19, in 4th place are Team 3 on 107 with scores from Roisin Kerr 19, also Kathleen Leonard 19 and Veronica McGorman 23. Team 4 are struggling to make up ground but made a valiant 50 points coming from Doli Maguire 20 Noirin McKenna and Geraldine Fitzpatrick both 15. Well done to everyone.

Alpha Bet

We obviously don’t have any fans of a small female Australian singer in Clones as the letters drawn on 17th February were KILY yielded no winners, so the jackpot rolls over to 3,000. The 5 lucky dippers each winning 20 were Frank O’Brien Lisnaskea, Kitty Cassidy Clones, Steven Gunn Ballinamallard, Michelle Connolly Clones (towards the wedding fund Michele) and Nuala Brown Cootehill.

Men’s Spring League

The Harte Peat Spring League is now up and running with Week 1(extended) now completed, the winner of Week 1 with a whopping 40 pts is Paddy Kerr. Congrats. Paddy, that is really setting the pace for the remaining weeks of the Competition.

Alpha Bet

The letters drawn on 10th February were SWNZ no winners of the jackpot now standing at 2,900. The 5 lucky dippers each winning 20 were Joshua Rafferty Donegal, Sandra Hicks Lisnaskea, John Duffy Clones, Anne Marie Hickey Clones and Gerry Trant Clones.

Captain/Lady Captain Drive In

The Captain (Mr Paul Jenkins) and Lady Captain (Brid Finlay) Drive In takes place on Saturday next 22nd February at 5pm, this will be followed by music in the clubhouse. In honour of both Captain and Lady Captain a 3 Person (any combination) betterball (to be played alongside currently running Spring Leagues) will be run from Monday 17th February to the Saturday, a time sheet will be in operation for the weekend, please ensure your name is on it if you are on the course. You are asked to please show your support for these popular duo by competing in the said Competition.


Ladies Spring League

The ladies Spring League started with a bang on Sunday with nearly half the players out in cold but sunny conditions (apart from the hail storm!) One excellent score was carded by Lady Vice Captain, the rest of the ladies will no doubt be on the course this week. Many thanks to Roberta for the lovely buns which awaited us when we got back to the clubhouse! Please support the 3 person (any combination) betterball in honour of the Captains starting Monday 17th February running till Saturday 22nd Drive In Day! You can play in both your league and this to honour the Captains