Balla Golf Club
Nora Heraty won the Lady Captain’s (Breege Jennings ) Prize on Sunday July 19 at Balla Golf Club.
She was followed home in second place by Audrey Holian, with Marie Flannagan taking third place. Catherine McNulty finished off in fourth place, with Carmel Henry taking fifth spot on the list and the gross prize going to Carmel Costello. The Past Captain’s competition was won by Mary Brett, with Elaine O’Hora taking the prize for the first 18 and Mary Lavin for the second 18. Nearest the pin went to Carmel Costello. The Beginners’ Prize went to Aine MacSuibhne and second to Patrica Nestor.
The Youths’ competition was won by Patrick McDonnell, with Enda Holian taking second spot in the competition. The Men’s competition was taken by Paraic Cuffe, with Seamus Cleary coming home in second spot and Declan Nally in third. The gross was won by Thomas Walsh, with Bob Leggett taking fourth place and Billy Gallagher fifth place in the standings.
Balla Town Parks, in conjunction with Balla Golf Club, are holding a Scotch Foursome on Sunday July 26 – timesheet in operation. Ring Breege on 087 6292164 or Oliver on 086 1718919 to book your time. Teams of two - €20 per team. The Balla Golf Club annual open classic starts today Friday July 24 and will run through until August 3. Valuable prizes on offer. Teams of four €40. Re-entry of same team €30. Prizes for all ladies’ team, all gents’ team and visitors’ team also.
Ballyhaunis Golf Club
Last weekend’s ladies’ competition was won by Anne Glavey who scored 68 nett off 34, she finished off one ahead of Mariette Potgiter who scored 69 off 14. Anne Freely took the gross prize with a score of 84 off 13, with Eileen Morley coming home in third with a score of 70 off 26.
The gents’ competition was won by David Hierons with a score of 60 nett off 18. Anthony McNicholas came home in second place with a 61 off 17. Shane Buckely was the gross winner with 71 off 5 and Brian Phillips took third place with a 62 off 12.
Westport Golf Club
Next Saturday is the Lady Captain’s Prize (Mary McNicholas ). A quick look at the ladies’ results section on the club website suggests that this year’s Captain’s Prize will be the most open in recent years. With the stroke play format, players like Mary McDermott, Ann Corcoran, Marion Duffy and Marie Grimes surely won’t be far away, especially if they make it to the play-off.
However, a good round from a high handicapper will nullify the play-off and the speeches can commence an hour ahead of schedule. Maeve O’Farrell (29 ), Abina O’Flynn (29 ) and Collette Sweeney (34 ) have all shown some winning form over the last few weeks.
Finally, we must look at the form player. Consistency, as we know, is the key to club golf but in the context of next Saturday’s competition we can ignore the most consistent lady golfer at Westport this year. Having already featured in 10 competitions and taken five shots of her handicap, we know she won’t win the Captain’s Prize; she’s hosting it. Have a great day Mary.