Winter leagues coming to conclusion

Ballina Golf Club

The 15 hole Stableford competition played over Friday and Saturday saw Gerry Tuffy take the honours with a score of 25pts. The 15 hole Stableford played on Sunday saw Enda Jones take the honours with a score of 40pts. Des Cronin came third with 39pts and Thomas Forde finished in third, a point back.

The club is running a green fee special offer throughout February and March, it will cost €15 from Monday to Friday and €20 on Sundays. The club thanks all those who supported the fundraising race night in the clubhouse at the end of January. It was a very successful event and the proceeds of the night are going towards the ongoing development of the club. The closing date for the annual mixed spring league is today Friday, February 12, and all members are asked to get their entries in. The first outing is on Sunday February 21 and an entry fee of €30 applies which includes lunch on the final day.

Balla Golf Club

The winners of the recent scramble were Sean Canny, Margaret Forkan, and Paraic Cuffe with a score of 45 (back 9 ). In second place were Oliver Moran, Frank Larkin, and Ger Moran also with a score of 45. Thomas and Tommy Walsh and Stephen Costello came in third with 45.2 points (back 9 ); Nora and Gus Heraty and Jimmy Sheridan won fourth prize with 45.2. The Scramble was sponsored by Sean Canny Tyres, Breaffy, Castlebar. Prizes will be presented in Mannions Bar tonight, February 12, in conjunction with the fun music quiz which will kick off at 9pm sharp.

Note that membership is now due and should be forwarded to the treasurer, Mary Brett, Mayo Abbey, Claremorris. A monthly newsletter is being compiled by the golf club and anyone who wishes to get a copy by e-mail should send his/her e-mail address to Rose at [email protected]. Copies will also be available in the clubhouse for members who do not have an e-mail address. Members who may wish to put any notices in this newsletter can email Rose with the details.

Ballyhaunis Golf Club

Last weekend saw the continuation of the winter league in Ballyhaunis. Laurena Freely won in the ladies’ section with a score of 35pts playing off 13. Anne Glavey came second, also with 35pts off 33. The gents’ section was won by Willie Coyne who hit 39. Coyne just pipped Alo Reddington, who also finished with 39pts, to the win. Third place went to Rory O’Connor.

Westport Golf Club

All junior golfers who are currently under instruction on Saturday mornings, are reminded that as next Saturday is the last day of this junior camp, membership forms for 2010 Junior Membership will be available from Jim Browne after practice. Junior members will have their own dedicated page on the club website from Monday March 1. In conjunction with the launch of this new page there will also be a Westport junior golf page on Facebook and Twitter.

There was a large attendance at the first introduction to Westport Golf Club’s meeting held at the club on Thursday . In excess of 15 potential new members were given an overview of what Westport Golf Club has to offer. The meeting was hosted by Liam Friel who complimented Marie Grimes and her marketing committee for initiating the new concept. Two further meetings are scheduled to take place on March 4 and 25.

Following the fifth round results in the ladies’ winter league, Nuala Hopkins will finish, at worst, in a playoff for the title. Maureen Keane will have to be victorious, hoping that Hopkins finishes outside the top three in order to prevent her from taking the title on Sunday. Ann Corcoran’s team was first passed the post on Sunday with a solid score of 44pts. This was only the second time the 40pt barrier has been broken in this season’s winter league.

The full and updated gents’ winter league table is currently available to view on the club website. The recent change in format has once again resulted in a very tight finish. The qualifying score for the playoff stages looks like it will be 185pts. Sean Kelly with 50pts and Willie Maxwell with 49pts were the respective winners in the penultimate weekend of the gents’ winter league.

Unique golf classic

You and two of your friends could win a chance to play with the professionals in the prestigious JP McManus Invitational Pro AM Golf classic in aid of Foróige. This event will be held in Westport Golf Club on Saturday April 10. The first placed team will win admission to the qualifying tournament for the JP McManus Invitational Pro Am, and there will be prizes for the second and third placed teams, longest drive, and nearest the pin. Every team that enters will receive free admission to the JP McManus Pro Am, teams cost €150 per team. For more information contact Stephen on 086 3862094 or email [email protected]


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