Captains’ prizes tee off around the clubs



John Walsh was the winner of the Stableford competition last weekend which was sponsored by Balla and Castlebar Credit Union. He finished with a score of 40pts, two ahead of Luke Timmiss in second place, with Padraic Cuffe in third on 37pts. In the ladies’ competition Kathleen Minogue came first with a score of 37pts, Aine Mhic Suibhne came second thanks to her play on the back nine, which kept her just in front of Geraldine Kilgallon in third place. The junior competition was won by Dylan Padden. The sign up sheet for the Broderick Cup is currently on the notice board in the clubhouse, and this weekend’s competition is sponsored by Coxes, Castlebar.


In the Friday Hookers and Slicers competition, Ray McNamara was the winner of the 12 hole Stableford event with a score of 30pts. Sean O’Brien came home in second place two points behind, with Alife Dever one point further back in third place. Kenneth Sheridan was the winner of the Sunday 18 hole Stableford competition with 44pts on his scorecard. Daire Sheridan came second with PJ Ruddy close third as all three finished on 44pts, with Kenneth’s play on the back six separating him from the other two and Daire’s back nine play keeping him in second place. This Sunday is vice captain’s prize day (Paddy O’Donnell ). This event is an open draw and a time sheet is available on the notice board.


Last weekend’s competition was a stroke competition sponsored by Grass Care Machinery and was won by Anthony Cunnane with a score of 65. He finished just ahead of Gareth Delaney in second place and Pat Freeley in third in the final standings. The ladies’ competition was claimed by Fiona Prenty with a score of 69 with Phil Glynn taking second place.


In the President’s Prize last weekend Shane Rice was the winner with a score of 62, he finished five in front of Gerry Sweeney in second place. Roger Towey came third also on 67, with the gross prize being claimed by Shane O’Connor. Ryan Gibbons finished the day in fourth place, with the past president’s prize going to John Galvin who scored 74 and the visitors’ prize to John Tiernan on a score of 73.

Claremorris AFC scramble

Claremorris AFC is hosting a Golf Scramble in Claremorris Golf Club tomorrow (Saturday ), a time sheet will be in operation. This is promised to be a very enjoyable day. Children’s games will be held also. For more information contact Chris at the golf club on 094 9371527 or Peter 087 6430194.


Last Sunday was Lady Captains Prize day (Dympna Clarke ). Riana Kean took the win with a score of 68 nett, Christina Rush came second with a score of 73. The gross prize was claimed by Kung Fanning who shot a score of 82 with Stephanie Morley taking third place. The past captain’s prize was won by Eileen O’Donovan with a score of 81 net, with Mary Brett taking the visitors’ prize. In the men’s competition John F Concannon came home in first place with a score of 67, Malachay Monaghan came second, with Seamus Holian third. The gross prize went to Pat Carney.


Dwayne Flynn was the winner of the monthly Golfer of the Year competition, sponsored by Urban Style, Castlebar, with a great score of 64 net. In second place was Sean Mulchrone on 65.

The nine holes midweek competition was won by Michael Joyce on 23pts. The nine holes continues each week, with prizes for beginners and juniors.

Swinford Golf Club

In the 18 hole Stableford competition last weekend, Tony Spain was the winner with a score of 38pts. He finished one point in front of Ronan Gurren in second place, with Rory Thornburgh taking third.


Club captain Tom Walsh will host the 2011 Captain’s Prize next weekend. The highlight of the golfing calendar for the men will take place over 18 holes with the top 18 players and ties invited to play in the traditional six hole playoff on Sunday evening.

Members are advised that there are competitions for all grades of membership on the day, with a special mention for the beginner members who are invited to experience the unique atmosphere that is ever present on Captain’s Day.

Pat McIntyre was a welcome sight, in the dark, on Saturday morning last at Westport Golf Club, for competitors who turned up to play at the 17th Annual Insomniacs competition. A total of 52 hardy souls set out shortly after 5am on the championship course with groups of four playing in scramble format.

The competition, in its 17th year, is a permanent fixture on the calendar and the club committee go out of their way to encourage all golfers to participate with a token entry fee of €10 covering the green fee, competition entry, and a full Irish on completion of the 18 holes.


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