Ballyhaunis golf club
The Siobhán Herr President’s prize, which was played over a 27 hole stroke competition was won by K Henry with a score of 100.5, M Phillips came home in second place with a 101 off 12, D Walsh came third also on 101 off 14, with T Dillon coming home in fourth place also with a score of 101. The gross prize was won by J Henry. The best 18 prize went to D Burke who hit a 66 off 13, with M Webb winning the past President prize with a 68. The Cat 1 competition was won by B Philips with a score of 103, D Finnegan won the Cat 2 competition with a score of 103.5, while T Grennan won the Cat 3 competition with a score of 104.5 off 25.
In the 18 hole stableford competition also played last weekend, Paul Finnegan won the junior competition with a score of 41 off 20. The ladies’ competition was won by Margaret Dyer with a score of 40 off 26, Maria Flynn came second also on 40 off 36, with Marge Hierons taking the bronze medal position with a score of 37.
The gents’ competition was won by Derek Walsh who scored a 40 off 14, Victor Tener came second also with a score of 40 off 23, and Sean Sloan came home in third place with a 39 off 22.
Balla golf club
Last weekend’s competition saw Chris Jennings win the men’s competition with a score of 40, Stephen Minogue came second with a score of 38 and Derek Dempsey came third with a score of 37. The ladies’ competition was won by Julie Loftus with a score of 39, Nora Gibbons came second with a score of 39 (back nine ), and Áine McDonald came third.
The youths’ competition was won by Enda Holian who hit a fine score of 20. The scramble event was won by Vincent Gibbons, Bob Leggett, and Brenda Cleary. Seamus Cleary, Bernie Burke and Imelda Flatley came second with the team of Dick Heraty, Margaret Forkan and Martin King coming third.
The Junior Prendergast, President’s Day will take place on Sunday next June 28. Put your name on the timesheet as soon as possible. On Saturday at 11am there will be a scramble for all the junior members — all youths who do not play in the weekend competitions are eligible to play. Ladies only competitions continue each Monday evening at 6pm.
There was a great turnout for last Wednesday's Scotch Foursomes competition sponsored by Opulence. It was great to see so many play and let’s hope those numbers continue to play throughout the summer. In first place with 69 were Ann Gallagher and Dympna Smyth, and in second place were Sheila Baynes and Carmel Moran.
The weekend competition was sponsored by Master Carpets and Patricia Walsh took the honour of winner with a great score of 39pts. Mary Rose McNulty was second with 38, Gross went to Sheila Baynes and third place went to Elaine Healy also with 38pts. In other news the list for entry in the Lady Captain Betty Gannon's Prize is up in the locker room, so get your name down.
In social news, 24 ladies enjoyed a great day out golfing last Monday in Ashford Castle. The weather was fine, the golf was good but the fun was great. More outings will be arranged shortly so keep your eyes on the notice board for upcoming outings.
Claremorris Golf Club
The following were the results of the Tony Phelan sponsored Day at Claremorris Golf club. 1st Tony Todd 45 points, Category 1 James Prendergast 36 points, Cat 2 Tom Boyle 41 pts, Cat 3 Seamus Holian 42 points. Ladies: 1st Marie Healy 67 nett, 2nd Noreen McHugh 67 nett, 3rd Pat Hester 69 nett.
The Club received many compliments for their staging of the recent Connacht Seniors Open Championship, which was played on Tuesday and Wednesday of last week. Congratulations to the Irish Mixed foursomes who reached the Zone final after a fine win against Tubbercurry last week. They meet Belmullet in the final at the end of the month. Your support would be appreciated for the JFC Day today. The proceeds are in aid of Goal. The entry fee is €200 per team, which includes a steak dinner and entry to the big dance in the McWilliam Park Hotel on Friday night. John O’Shea of Goal will attend the AmAm and dance.
Westport golf club
The senior fourball stableford competition was won by the team of Noel Connell and Tony Joyce with a score of 54 pts, Michael Loughrey and Pat McIntyre came second with a score of 53 (back nine ), John Kelly and Michael Henegan came third also with a score of 53 points. Fourth spot went to John McVie and Joe O’Haire with a 52.
The Bertie Staunton trophy saw Pete Healy come out on top last weekend with a score of 42pts off 13, Neil Chambers came second with 40 pts off 13, Pat Staunton came third with a score of 39 pts (back nine ), with Paul Moore coming fourth also on 39 off 12. The Cat 1 competition was won by John Marry, the Cat 2 by Tom Keane and Joe Hastings won the Cat 3 competition with a score of 38 pts. The seniors competition was won by Jim Browne.
Insomniacs’ organiser Mary Dolan was delighted with the entry in this year’s event. In excess of 30 golfers answered the dawn chorus on Saturday last and two American visitors also presented themselves to the starter. The competition was won by the team of Pat McIntyre, Pam McIntyre, Pat Kelly, and Susan Kelly with a score of 90pts.
John Collins, competition secretary, has reminded all gents that entries are now being taken for the Carrowholly Cup and the Phillips Cup. Both draws will take place on July 1. Next Sunday’s competition is a (GOY ) for both the ladies and gents kindly sponsored by Allergan Pharmaceuticals. This will be the final gents’ (GOY ) in a sequence of three traditionally held in June.