Captains (Mr Pat McCabe) and Lady Captain (Mrs Brid Finlay) Drive In took place on Saturday evening last. In excellent weather conditions both Captains stepped on to the Tee Box and sent their respective drives straight down the middle of the fairway (we did not expect it to be any different). Our thanks to our excellent Ladies Club for the organising and dishing out of refreshments. A great night of music, song, and storytelling followed which was thoroughly enjoyed by all present
The Winners of the Captains Drive In Competition were,
1st Joe Smith, Ned Barry, Sean Kelleher (80pts)
2nd Fintan Flynn, Andy Dolan, Bernard McAviney (80pts)
The fixtures list will be available at the Drive-In which is SATURDAY 17th of February at 5pm which will see Captain Pat McCabe and Lady Captain Brid Finlay ceremoniously received into their positions for 2018.
Lady Captain Teresa Fitzpatrick and Captain Joe Smith’s official drive in took place on Saturday 18th last. President Ann McCarthy was on the 1st Tee to welcome them both to the Tee where a large number of club members, family and friends were waiting to greet them. On a beautiful evening what could go wrong? Lady Captain Teresa was 1st to drive in, she was handed her trusty driver by her grandson and proceeded to hit a perfect drive, to enthusiastic applause. Captain Joe then stepped forward and he too made a pretty good job of his official drive sadly he lost his tee!! All can be seen on Facebook Clones Golf Club’ page!
Paul Fitzpatrick then popped the champagne cork before all returned to the clubhouse where the Ladies provided a very welcome array of sandwiches and finger food and The Creighton Hotel, Clones provided the hot nibbles, thank you Packie McCarville. Lady Captain Teresa and Captain Joe individually thanked their families and friends who came from near and far to be with them on their 1st official duty of their tenure. They also thanked all those who took part in the respective competitions to honour them and the ladies presentation took place for the 9 hole stableford. 1st Brid Finlay 25 points, 2nd a very chuffed Loreto Traynor with 24 points and 3rd Elaine Hamilton 23 points. The evening ended with a raffle thanks to Gerry Brady who has secured sponsorship from PanEuro Foods for a Raffle run from Saturday 28th January up to the Captains` Drive in. The prize of €200 Frozen Food Hamper was won by son of Mike Keane! A music session provided by Pat McCabe, Peter McGeough, Pat Fee, P J McCague and Joe Smith the rounded off the evening very well.
The Captain (Mr Joe Smith) and Lady Captain (Mrs. Teresa Hanawin) Drive-In takes place on Saturday February 18th at 5pm. For the Captains Drive -In a 3person Team is presently in operation and will conclude on the day of the Drive-In, for the Lady Captain there is a 9 hole stableford repeater. Members are asked to please support. The Drive-In will be followed by refreshments and music in the Clubhouse.
Joe Smith Captain’s Day 2nd September.
Lady Captain Geraldine Fitzpatrick and Captain Paddy McKeown official drive in took place on Sat 27th last. President Ann McCarthy was on the 1st Tee to welcome them both to the Tee where a large number of club members, family and friends were waiting to greet them. On a beautiful evening what could go wrong? Lady Captain Geraldine was 1st to drive in, she left her crutches in the capable hands of her son Gavin who handed her her Driver and proceeded to hit a perfect drive, however Captain Paddy’s plans didn’t go according to plan due to a conspiracy and a liquid lunch but with the help of his caddy Max hit an almost perfect drive.
Paul Fitzpatrick then popped the champagne cork before all returned to the clubhouse where the Ladies provided a very welcome array of sandwiches and finger food. Lady Captain Geraldine and Captain Paddy individually thanked their families and friends who came from near and far to be with them on their 1st official duty of their tenure. They also thanked all those involved in the refurbishment of the clubhouse and especially Brid Finlay and Rosita McCabe who were the driving force behind the project for the days and hours spent making sure that the members have a club house that we can be proud of. The evening ended with a music session provided by Pat McCabe, Sean McBrien, Kevin Hickey, Pat Fee, and Joe Smith.
The Captains Drive In (Mr Paddy McKeown and Mrs Geraldine Fitzpatrick) takes place this Saturday the 27th February at 5pm, it will be followed by refreshments (thanks to the ladies Committee) and music in the Clubhouse, so a good evening’s craic is promised. In honour of our Captain Paddy a 3 Person Team Event is presently in operation and will conclude on Saturday. The ladies are running a 10 hole stableford alongside the Spring League in honour of Lady Captain Geraldine.
The Captains Drive-In (Mr Paddy McKeown) will take place on Saturday week 27th. To honour our Captain a 3 Person Team event will commence this Saturday and conclude on Saturday the day of the Drive- In. Our Captain has been very busy in the renovation of our Clubhouse over the past number of weeks, most definitely a hands on Captain. Members are asked to please support
Despite Lady Captain breaking her ankle whilst cleaning windows, she will be Driving In alongside Captain Paddy on Saturday 27th of February at 5pm. Your support would be appreciated