Drive in Success

Lady Captain Brid Finlay and Captain Paul Jenkins officially started their tenure on Saturday last in the company of club members, family and friends. Even the strong cross wind on the 1st hole did not stop both Captains from hitting the green with their Drives. Captain Paul was particularly moved that members of his family had travelled so far to be there. Brid was also overwhelmed to have her son Ben arrive from Maastricht for the event, what a treat(y)!! It was noted that this was one of the most efficient drive ins held in recent times which was smartly executed in no time at all. It could have had something to do with the fact that it took place at the half time break of the Ireland-v-England rugby match! Everyone was treated to lovely sandwiches (thank you Ladies Committee) and Brid’s famous boiled cake afterwards. The presentation of prizes for the 3 person better ball held all week in honour of the 2 captains was ably done by Pat Connolly, after President Frankie Dolan welcomed everyone and wished Captain Paul and Lady Captain Brid a great year ahead. The ladies team prize went to Lady Captain Brid, Vice Captain Rosita McCabe and Veronica McGorman with 38 points. The men’s winner with 42 points were Vice Captain Gerry Traynor, Ivor Fitzpatrick and Paddy Kerr. 2nd place went to Sean Bonner, Bernard Mulligan and President Frankie with 41 points. A music session ensued to keep everyone entertained. Many thanks to Pat McCabe, Mike Keane, Joe Smith, Rosita McCabe, Gerry Trant, Gerard Kelly and singer extraordinaire Brian Morgan! Another great evening at Clones Golf Club.