Spring competitions bring out the best around Mayo

Captain Brendan Mellett and Lady Captain Noreen McHugh at the Captains’ Drive-in in Claremorris Golf Club

Captain Brendan Mellett and Lady Captain Noreen McHugh at the Captains’ Drive-in in Claremorris Golf Club

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In last weekend’s stroke play which also doubled up as a Golfer of the Year competition Mick Mellett was the winner with a score of 49, Pat Kilgallon finished in second place on 51, Richie Murphy came home in third with 54, and James Lavin won the gross prize. The ladies’ section was headed home by Patricia Conwell, with Mary B O’Donnell in second place, Breda Cleary finished in third place, and Marie Flanagan won the gross prize. The current golfer of the year table has Aodan McSuibhnie out in front in the gents’ table on 15pts and Patricia Conwell tops the ladies’ table. The club Wednesday evening scramble started this week and will continue on each Wednesday afternoon from 4.30pm onwards.

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James Hogan was the winner of last weekend’s singles stroke competition with a score of 64. Darren Flaherty finished in second place and Darren Beattie came home in third place. The open competition last Friday was won by Matt Melvin from Trim Golf Club. In last Sunday’s 12 hole stableford ladies’ competition Marie Forde was the winner on 28pts with Frances Burke finishing second on 24pts and Helena Syron finishing in third place.

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The gents’ competition last Sunday was won by Enda Staunton who scored 42pts, Blane Lynch finished in second place one point behind and James Dooley came home in third place on 38pts. The gross prize was claimed by Michael C Burke, the category prize was won by John C Murphy with Aaron D’Arcy winning the front nine and Mike Fahy the back nine prizes.

The ladies’ competition was won by Angela Flaherty with 37pts, Connie D’Arcy was the category one winner, Breege Costello took the category two prize, and Eileen Conlisk claimed the category three win. The front nine prize was claimed by Carmel Sweeney and the back nine went to Gabrielle Riordan.

Belmullet

James McGuire was the winner of the gents’ competition last Sunday on a score of 63, he finished in front of Jason Padden in second place who shot a score of 68. His back nine play held off the challenge of Ivan Griffin in third who also shot a score of 68. The front nine was won by Gary Stanley with Vincent Keane taking the back nine.

Castlebar

Last weekend’s 18 hole stableford competition was won by John McCarthy who scored 44pts, he finished four points in front of Ian Smyth in second place, with Michael Heneghan and Brendan Frost taking third place and the gross prize respectively. In the ladies’ stroke competition Patti Merrick was the winner, with Regina Kerr in second place, Mary Bourke took third, and Connie White won the gross. This weekend’s gents’ competition is a stroke competition which will take place over Saturday and Sunday.

Claremorris

Last weekend’s competition was won by Ger Noone thanks to his strong back nine play, he finished up the competition on a score of 70nett. Conor McGuinness finished in second place, with Sean McGuinness coming home in third place. The gross prize went to Tommy Hynes with Patricia Prendergast winning the ladies’ competition and Noreen McHugh finishing in second place.

Swinford

In last Sunday’s competition Chris Garrett was the winner of the gents’ event with a score of 64, Brian Colgan took second place, with John McCallion finishing in third place and Niall McNicholas taking the gross. Anne King won the ladies’ competition on 38pts with Patricia Feeney taking second place with a score of 36pts.

Mulranny

In the weekend stableford competition JJ Kelly was the winner last time out with a score of 34pts. He finished just one point in front of Noel O’Malley in second place, with John Feeney finishing in third place.

This Sunday’s stroke competition.

This coming Sunday’s competition is a the second of the year’s Golfer of the Year events, a time sheet will be in operation and members are asked to get in touch with the clubhouse on 098 36262 to get a starting time.

Mulranny Golf Club would like to extend deepest sympathies to members Peter and Nicola Sheridan on the death of Peter’s sister, Martina, and to the Jennings family, Rocklands, Castlebar, on the passing of Tommy Jennings, who for many years was greenskeeper at Castlebar and a good friend of Mulranny golf club.

Westport

The duo of Vincent Rigney and John Collins took the win in the Jim Lyons memorial competition last weekend, with MJ O’Malley and Mick Higgins back in second place. Tommie Reilly and Teddy Walsh were the third place finishing pair. Maureen Walsh and Anne Duffy won the ladies’ fourball betterball competition last Sunday, they finished in front of the duo of Nuala Moody and Marie Farrell in second with the pairing of Marie Grimes and Maureen Keane taking third place.

Some 180 competitors are expected to take part in this Sunday’s Volkswagen Masters Golf Tournament. One man and one women will win the chance to represent Westport Golf Club in the final of the competition on September 12 in Powerscourt Golf Club.

Sean Fitzgerald's team were crowned the Winter League champions on Easter Monday. In a nail biting finish victory was secured on the third play-off hole when Vincent Rigney's team failed to secure a par.

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