Spring season competitions pick up a gear in Mayo

Pictured at the presentation of the Monthly Medal Competition at Ballinrobe Golf Club, front from left: Paul Hynes, captain Ballinrobe Golf Club, presents the gold medal to Charlie O'Sullivan. On right is club president Pat Holian. At back from left: Aaron Darcy (67 nett) with silver medal; Peter Flaherty, 80 gross; and Jim Sheridan, 69 nett bronze. Photo: © Michael Donnelly.

Pictured at the presentation of the Monthly Medal Competition at Ballinrobe Golf Club, front from left: Paul Hynes, captain Ballinrobe Golf Club, presents the gold medal to Charlie O'Sullivan. On right is club president Pat Holian. At back from left: Aaron Darcy (67 nett) with silver medal; Peter Flaherty, 80 gross; and Jim Sheridan, 69 nett bronze. Photo: © Michael Donnelly.

Balla

Catherine McNulty took first place in the ladie’s competition, with Mary Neary and Kathleen Minogue completing the top three. Bob Legett won the men’s competition with a 52 and Jimmy Sheridan took second place with a 53. Dermot McMahon won the gross competition with a 59 and Billy Gallagher was in third place with a 54. The youths competition was won by Michael Miller with a 70. This weekend’s competition is a stableford competition which is sponsored by Tolsters, Castlebar.

Midweek scrambles will commence on Wednesday evenings from 5pm starting on April 15. All are welcome and in particular new golfers and members who do not play in the weekend competitions.

Ballyhaunis

Last weekends gents competition was won by Tom Fanning (junior ) with a score of 40 points, in second and third place was Brendan Mooney and Gavin Potgieter who scored 38 each. The ladies’ competition was won by Anne Glavey with a score of 43, seven points ahead of her nearest rival Attracta Jordan on 36 points. The junior competition was won by Padraic Cunnane with 32 points.

Castlebar ladies’

The Wednesday draw times will now include an 8am draw along with 5pm and 5.30pm draw times.

For ladies who would like to take up the game of golf, our beginners classes will be starting up again shortly. The AM/AM will be on over the Easter Weekend and there is a prize for the best ladies’ team, so grab your fourball and sign up.

Mayo Teachers Golf Alliance

The Mayo Teachers Golf Alliance 2008 – 2009 season's seventh outing took place recently at Enniscrone Golf Course. Freddie Canavan from Ballina was the men’s winner and the ladies’ winner was Marina Coyne from Ballyhaunis. Sean Rowley finished in second place in the men’s competition with Michael Herr coming home in third spot. The rest of the top six was made up of Joe McGowan, Dara Fahy, and Barry Kilgallon. Maureen Leonard Dodd claimed second spot in the ladies with Louise Loftus coming home in third, with the rest of the top six Fiona Prenty, Dolores Touhy, and Mary Burke. The time sheet for the next and eight event, which takes place in Ballina Golf Club on Saturday April 25, will be posted on the Mayo Teachers Golf Alliance website.

Mulranny

Last weekend’s competition was won by Liam Walsh who scored 43 points, coming in a close second was Sean Heverin with a score of 41, and just behind him in third was JJ Kelly on 40 points.

Westport

The team of Tony Joyce and John Gerard Moran won the gents’ competition with 37 points last weekend with Padraig Walsh and Joe Higgins not too far behind with a score of 35 points on the back six. The winners’ podium was completed by Tommie Lyons and Michael Reddington who also finished on 35 points. The recent seniors’ competition was won by Jackie Dunne, with Michael Hughes and Tom Reilly back in second and third position. The gents’ club team competition was won by Neil Chambers, Noel McHugh, Christy Madigan, and Pat O’Donnell who scored 100pts. Charlie Golden, Matthew Golden, Keith Geraghty, and Michael Cafferkey came home in second with a score of 98pts, while third place went to Tom Keane, Michael Hughes, Tony Ruane, and John Kearns.

The Donie O’Connor Memorial takes place on Sunday. The format will be a combined ladies’ and gents’ singles competition. Donie held the position of gents’ handicap secretary for a number of years. He won the club mixed title on a record five occasions with five different partners. His closest rivals have only two victories each — Pat Moran, Bridie Moran, and a young golfer, Carmel O’Connor, Donie’s daughter.

A ladies’ and gents’ singles competition will take place on Good Friday, Easter Saturday and Easter Monday with a fourball betterball taking place on Easter Sunday, €25 for visitors and €5 for members. The winter league grand final will take place on Saturday May 4.

The next gents’ prize presentation will take place on Sunday April 5 at 7.30pm sharp. Competition presentations will include The Donie O’Connor, Gents Winter League, and all other outstanding competitions. As a courtesy to our sponsors, all prize winners are requested to attend.

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