Prize season swings into focus in clubs around the county

Ballyhaunis Golf Club results

Last weekend’s stroke competition sponsored by Feeney Brothers was won by Paul Hickey with a score of 56 nett playing off 16. Martin Keane came second with a score of 62 nett off 20, and Tommy Moran third with a score of 64 nett playing off 7. The gross prize went to Paul Walsh with a score of 71 gross off 7. The ladies’ competition was won by Kung Fanning with a score of 64 nett off 17, second place went to Ita Fahy with a score of 69 nett off 27, with Marge Hierons coming home in third with a round off 69 nett off 16. Kay Buckley won the gross prize with a score of 84 gross off 13. The junior section of the competition was won by Paul Finnegan who scored 65 nett playing off 19.

Balla Golf Club

Padraig Warde won the President’s Day competition (Junior Prendergast ) with a score of 50. Second place went to Pat Jordan with a score of 52 and third to Alan Jennings also on 52. The gross was won by Daniel Roche with a 60, fourth place went to Vincent Gibbons, with Alan Barrett and Noel Hoben sharing the fifth place position with a 55. Tommy Walsh got hole in one first hole in the competition.

Mary Brett won the ladies’ section with a score of 52, Kitty O’Connor came home in second place with a 53 and Mary Jo Cannon came third with a 54. The gross prize was won by Julie Loftus, with Breege Moran scoring a 55 and Geraldine Kilgallon scoring a 56 to take fifth place.

Liam Timmiss won the youths’ competition with Audrey Holian taking second place, while the beginners women’s competition was won by Tina Joyce and Joe Healy won the beginners men.

Castlebar ladies

Last Wednesday the rescheduled 18 hole stroke competition sponsored by Horkan’s Garden Centre took place. In first place was Una Lydon with 65, second was Breege Flynn 67, Gross was Sheila Baynes 76, and third Norah C Walsh with 70. There was another stroke competition at the weekend sponsored by Cunningham’s Golf. First place went to Evelyn Brady with 68, second was Mary T Fox with 70. Connie White was gross winner and in third place was Dolores Towey with 70.

This Sunday July 5 is the first day of Lady Captain Betty Gannon's prize. A large number have already entered but if you haven't put your name down yet please do so by Thursday. And don't forget about the Lady Captain's scramble on today July 3 from 4.30pm to 6.30pm. It is a great social, fun, competition so please get out there and join in.

Claremorris Golf Club results

The following were the results of the AIB sponsored Day at Claremorris Golf Club.

First Michael Keane 42 points, Cat 1 Ger Noone 38 points, Cat 2 Paul Gannon 39 pts, Cat 3 Seamus Mannion 35 points. Ladies: First Nancy McHugh 35 points (bk 6 ), second Mary Egan 25 (bk 9 ), third Eimear Daly 35 points.

The JFC day at Claremorris Golf Club in aid of Goal was an outstanding success. The Tuam based businessman received glowing compliments from John O’Shea for his kind generosity and organisational ability. Mr O’Shea also praised the course, which was in pristine condition for the event. Congratulations to Niamh Kitching who has been selected on the Irish team to take part in the European Championships.

Westport Golf Club

Padraig Harrington will draw some comfort from this week’s result at Westport Golf Club. One of his playing partners for the exhibition round played at the beginning of last year gave an exhibition himself in the Allergan (GOY ) on Sunday last. Teddy McDonnell shot a magnificent 44pts; with an eagle two on the fifth. With the Captain’s Prize only two weeks away, McDonnell can now concentrate on what he’ll be wearing on July 12, as his golf game is certainly “made to measure” for the white course at Westport.

Details of a special open day were announced last Friday at Westport Golf Club.

“Following the confirmation of Westport as the number one parkland course in Connacht and the northwest, I was interested in the bigger picture. To my delight, since moving to our current home here in Carrowholly, our survey shows that Westport has hosted more National Amateur championships than any other club in Ireland. We are the Championship Course of Choice for the GUI and ILGU. since 1973. This places our course in a unique position,” commented Liam Friel, council chairman. To celebrate the findings of the recent survey undertaken by Friel, the championship course at Westport will be opened to host a special €25 open day, for ladies and gents, today Friday July 3.


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