The interclub matches will be underway shortly so again please assist the team captains by putting your name on the list as soon as possible.
The Hilton Shield will be held at Cavan Golf Club on 18th and 19th of May and the 3 team captains will be seeking players so please put your name down now.
Ladies play in an 18 hole stableford Thursday 2nd of April with prizes sponsored by Anne Wrafter and the club. The winner of the first 18 holes on March 19th was our own Lady Captain Rosita McCabe with a terrific 36 points! As there were only 11 players it reverted to a sweep. Week 2 winners were Section A (0-23) Elaine Hamilton with a whopping 37 points and Section B Doli Maguire with 34 points. We are gradually getting enough ladies playing to get 3 sections!
There is a list in the locker room beside the competition book for ladies to indicate the likely draw they will attend when applicable so that other ladies will know that someone will be there to mark their cards. We will see if this works!
There has been many requests for a 9 hole repeater each week for those ladies who either want to play a meaningful practice few holes or for those who just want to play 9 holes. We are hoping to persuade Maureen Lynch to run her repeater earlier this year. The usual €1 in the bottom drawer but please note if you are playing in an 18 hole competition you cannot play in the 9 too. Prize each week for winner and prize for best “senior” (over 65).
Now that there is a stretch in the evenings it is timely to inform would-be golfers of the offers available at the club. The annual subscription for a novice is €340 for the first year and €500 for the second year. In the third and subsequent years they will be expected to pay the full subscription of €700. All of those fees include insurance and Golf Union levies and apply to both Ladies and Gentlemen. It is important to emphasise that those offers apply only to those people who have never played golf and does not apply to new members coming from other clubs. The purpose of the offer is to try and popularise the game and in so doing increase membership. There is no question of reducing fees to poach members from any neighbouring clubs. There is also an incentive for lapsed golfers who have not played for three years or more who may rejoin the club for a subscription of €500 for the first year back.
The letters drawn on 23rd of March were THUM and there were no winners of the 3,800 jackpot now standing at 3,900. The 5 lucky dippers each winning 20 were Phil McCrystal Lisnaskea, Sean & Terry Kelleher Carnroe, Martin McElvaney Lisnaskea, Helen Connolly Millbrook and George Rice Lisnaskea. Well done to them (I’m moving to Lisnaskea!)
The scores in the final week of the Spring League were tremendous and have resulted in a win for Team 4! Congratulations to their scorers for week 6 who were Elaine Hamilton 20, Team Captain Bridie Keenan 22 and Teresa Fitzpatrick also 22 giving them a grand total of 325. The other team members were Noeleen McCague, Teresa Hanawin, Kathleen McCabe Gibbons and Geraldine Fitzpatrick. Team 3 were second on 323 (aw so close!) and the week 6 scores came from Lady Captain Rosita McCabe 20, Eileen Maguire 19 and Team Captain Doli Maguire 18. The other team members were Beatrice Crudden, Celeste McKiernan and Vera Tighe. Team 2 were 3rd on 317, Team 5 were 4th on 315 and Team 1, who got off to a great start but were scuppered in week 3 when only two cards were retuned, finished in 5th place on 281. Thanks once again to Anne McCarthy for organising this great league and keeping us on the fairways in the not so fair weather! The 6 ladies with the best weekly scores were Roberta Hamilton 23, Doli Maguire 20, Elaine Hamilton 20, Teresa Hanawin 20, Roisin Kerr 22 and Bridie Keenan 22 c/b and they will also receive a prize. The presentation will take place at the first prize giving night.
A Traditional Music Session has been organised by Bard Pat McCabe together with his fellow Musicians for Saturday night 21st March at 9pm. A number of special guests will be present on the night and Members are asked to please support, all Visitors Welcome, so come along and join in.
The first 18 hole competition of the season concludes this Thursday 19th March for the ladies. Don’t panic ladies, its stableford! You can still fill in your 9 hole league card but please ensure you enter in both competitions. Prizes are sponsored by Ann McCarthy, Eileen Kerr and Doli Maguire.