All go on the golf scene in Mayo

Pictured at Castlebar Golf Club at the Captain’s Drive In, Michael McGing, men’s captain, and Betty Gannon, lady captain. Photo: Ken Wright Photography 2009.

Pictured at Castlebar Golf Club at the Captain’s Drive In, Michael McGing, men’s captain, and Betty Gannon, lady captain. Photo: Ken Wright Photography 2009.

Castlebar ladies

On Wednesday April 1 there was no fooling with Maureen Molloy in the 13 hole stableford competition. Maureen came first with 29pts on count back. Celia Coen was second also on 29pts. The weekend competition sponsored by abbeybreaffy.ie was won by Bernie Moran with 41pts. Second was Una Lydon with 37pts (Back 9 ) and in third was Elaine Healy also with 37pts. Sheila Baynes was once again our gross winner. The Am Am will take place on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday this week and with a prize for the best ladies’ team score, get your names down, get out, and show the men how it’s done!

Balla Golf Club

Last weekend’s competition sponsored by Tolsters Castlebar saw Patricia Larkin win the ladies section with 37 points, Carmel Henry came second with 36 points, and Breege Jennings came third with 35 points. Pat Jordan won the men’s section with 40 points, two points behind in second spot was Gus Heraty on 38 points, and Jim Conlon came third with 37 points. Gerard Flanagan won the youths’ section of the competition with 31 points.

Westport Golf Club notices

The open day competition was won by Kieran McGettigan with a score of 41 playing off 19. The Donie O’Connor memorial competition was won by Peter McNally with a nett score of 67 on the back nine playing off 18. Noel Feeney took the gents’ prize with a nett score of 67, playing off 13 on the back nine, with Kieran McGettigan coming second also hitting a nett score of 67 playing off 19. The gross prize went to Michael Kearns with a score of 77 off three and John Gavin came third with a nett score of 70 playing off 24.

There are many sporting achievements of note; in baseball it’s a no-hitter, in cricket it’s a century, and in golf it’s a hole-in-one. To achieve these goals at any stage in your career is special but to do so on your debut;,that my friend is the “coup de grâce”. There were many this weekend; Federico Macheda scoring for United, Liam Treadwell winning the National on his first ride, and Blaine Lynch playing in the Fred Daly scores an ace at Carrick-On-Shannon. There is more information about the landings at Roswell back in the summer of ’47 than there is about the shot but all that matters to the members of Westport Golf Club is that it happened. Well done Blaine.

In other news, Christy Madigan’s team won the winter league. A reminder also, that the closing date for entry into the Murtagh Foursomes is April 14.

All roads lead to Westport for the Easter Open Weekend. A combined ladies’ and gents’ single Stableford “counting” competition will take place on the Friday, Saturday, and Bank Holiday Monday; with a separate ladies’ and gents’ fourball betterball taking place on Easter Sunday.

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