From the bunker

The Joe Leavy Perpetual Trophy was presented to the overall winner of the strokeplay competition held over the June Bank Holiday weekend at Balla Golf Club. Joe worked as greenkeeper in Balla Golf Club and was a gentleman in every respect. His memory lives on with the Balla golfers as this trophy will be played for on an annual basis. The piece was specially commissioned by Don Dillon - a wonderful handcarved work of art. Pat Jordan was presented with the award by members of the Leavy family, Helen, Una and Mary. Also in the photo are Oliver Moran (captain), Breege Jennings (lady captain), Don Dillon and Junior Prendergast (president).

The Joe Leavy Perpetual Trophy was presented to the overall winner of the strokeplay competition held over the June Bank Holiday weekend at Balla Golf Club. Joe worked as greenkeeper in Balla Golf Club and was a gentleman in every respect. His memory lives on with the Balla golfers as this trophy will be played for on an annual basis. The piece was specially commissioned by Don Dillon - a wonderful handcarved work of art. Pat Jordan was presented with the award by members of the Leavy family, Helen, Una and Mary. Also in the photo are Oliver Moran (captain), Breege Jennings (lady captain), Don Dillon and Junior Prendergast (president).

Mayo golfer to lead the challenge at 3 Irish Women’s Open Strokeplay

The 3 Irish Women’s Open Strokeplay will take place on Saturday June 20 at Douglas Golf Club in Cork, where Mayo golfer Niamh Kitching will be one of the strongest Irish challengers at the competition.

A strong field will see 32 overseas competitors travelling from Australia, England, Finland, France, Germany, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa, and Wales. Leona Maguire, enjoying her best start to a season, will be one of her main rivals in the 72 player field, all playing off a handicap of six or less. With a host of senior and junior internationals on show, Kitching will need to be at her best to lift the silverware on Sunday afternoon.

Claremorris Golf Club results

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Mens: 1st Martin Regan 64 nett, Cat 0-9 Tom Higgins 74 nett, Cat 10-18 David Burke 67 nett, Cat 19-28 Frank Curley 67 nett.

Ladies: 1st Marie Healy 74 nett, 2nd Eileen O’Donovan 76 nett, 3rd Peggy Tawse 77 nett.

Westport Golf Club results

Hastings (Westport ) Limited – Mayo Seniors

First Padraig McLoughlin (Westport ) 41 pts B9; second Eugene Murtagh (Westport ) 41 pts; third Tom Reilly (Westport ) 40 pts, fourth Pat Caffrey (Strandhill ) 39 pts, fifth Bob McCormack (Roscommon ) 39 pts; gross Des Mahon (Westport ).

Cat 1 John Gallagher (Achill ); Cat 2 Nicky McLoughlin (Ballina ); Cat 3 Thomas Treacy (Tuam ); Cat 4 Michael Murphy (Ballina ); Cat 5 Joe O’Haire (Westport ).

Bould Biddies – Gents Stableford

First Jack Healy (18 ) 41 pts B9; second Ciaran McGettigan (17 ) 41 pts; third David Scott (6 ) 40 pts B9; fourth Tommie Lyons (16 ) 40 pts; fifth Colin Browne (13 ) 39 pts; sixth Steve Goggins (11 ) 38 pts.

Agnes McLoughlin had a busy time rearranging the trophy cabinet at her home in Carrowholly over the weekend. Her son Thomas whose career began back in 2001 when he won the under-16 Connacht Close Championship at Carrick-on-Shannon, was the winner of the individual Scratch Cup at the Mayo County Cup event held at Swinford on Saturday last. An honourable mention must go to non-playing county cup captain, Padraig Kennedy, whose team selection ensured back to back victories for Westport.

Thomas’ father, Padraig McLoughlin, was a very popular winner of the Mayo Seniors Golf Tournament on Wednesday last at Westport Golf Club. With 17 club representatives coming under “starter’s orders” in a field of in excess of 130 golfers, this competition is now firmly established on the golfing calendar. In perfect playing conditions, the 2008 Golfer of the Year secured another victory for Westport. Padraig now joins Des Mahon and Jack McAleer as Westport winners on the Mayo Senior’s Roll of Honour.

Sponsor Dave McDermott welcomed all those present to the prize presentation and was delighted that 11 clubs would be represented in the winners’ enclosure. A special mention to Willie Elliot, former captain of Westport Golf Club (’06 ) who made his senior debut as the youngest entrant in the competition.

Next weekend’s gents’ competition is the AIB (GOY ) strokeplay competition.

Balla Golf Club results

Winners of the competition held on June Bank Holiday weekend, stroke play competition sponsored by Roches Centra, Balla.

Mens: 1st Pat Jordan, 52; 2nd Pat Mohan, 53; Gross Thomas Walsh jr, 54; 3rd Tom Jennings, 54 back 0.

Ladies: 1st Nora Heraty, 54; 2nd Carmel Henry, 55 back 9; Gross Marie Flanagan, 64; 3rd Sheila Coughlan, 55.

Youths: Gerard Flanagan, 58.

Winners of Albany Scramble, June 3

1st Marie Cresham, Bernie Burke, and Alan Barrett; 2nd Dick Heraty, Pat Dillon, and Sean Canny; 3rd Jim Conlon, Nancy Golding, Martin King.

Winners of Fragile Stableford competition

Mens: 1st Richard Murphy, 38; 2nd Noel Hoban, 37 back 9; 3rd Pat Jordan, 37.

Ladies: 1st Mary Brett, 38; 2nd Cait Ni Fhlaitheartha, 36 back 3; 3rd Geraldine Kilgallon, 36.

Youths: Enda Holian, 30.

Ladies – don’t forget the ladies’ only competitions every Monday evening.

Ballyhaunis Golf Club stableford results

Junior Section, 1st Padraig Cunnane (17 ) 37.

Ladies: 1st Anne Freeley (12 ) 40; 2nd Mariette Potgieter (15 ) 39.

Gents: 1st Christy Freeman (13 ) 42; 2nd Micheal Webb (17 ) 41; 3rd David Hierons (19 ) 41.

Castlebar Golf Club

Castlebar Golf club was bathed in Caribbean style sun shine this week and with it came great golf. Wednesday was the Australian Spoons competition and was extremely well supported. Ann Gallagher and Dympna Smyth were first with a great score of 63. Second was the dynamic duo of Mary Rose McNulty and Mary McHale with 67.5. This weekend was the Joe Langan Memorial 18-Hole Stroke play. Mary Glynn took first place with 67, second was Kay Stewart with 70 (countback ), Connie White was the gross winner, and in third place was Deirdre Moylett also with 70.

This weekend is the President’s prize and as always it kicks off with the scramble on Friday night. Please support and pop your name down on the draw sheet.

 

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