From the bunker

Ballinrobe Golf Club

Captain's prize (Richie Donohue ): 1st Michael Lee, 2nd Patrick Hession, gross Gary Brett, 3rd Ray Prendergast, cat 1 Dara Jennings, cat 2, Noel Corbett, cat 3 Martin Boyle.

Moran Family results Aug 3, 1st Pat Mc Dermott, 2nd Anne Galvin, gross Shannon Burke, 3rd Phyllis Lee.

Gents 1st Eamon Higgins, 2nd Michael C Burke, gross Raphael Smyth, 3rd Fionan Moran.

Golf Style Open Aug 2, 1 Ned Kinnane, cat 1 Alan Sammon, cat 2 Brian Fallon, cat 3 Liam Thornton.

Open mixed Scotch foursomes Aug 10, members €15 per pair, visitors €20 per pair. Sunday Aug 11 Gents Blue Tees - ladies’ and gents’ single stableford sponsored by Flannery's Bistro Ballinrobe.

Castlebar Golf Club

Gifts Supreme stroke competition: 1st Jimmy Walsh, 2nd Stephen Minogue, gross Kevin Barry, 3rd Cian McGowan.

Ladies stableford: 1st Paula Lenihan, 2nd Bernie Burke, 3rd Frances O’Dowd.

Mulranny Golf Club

Hynes Shoes stableford: 1st Alan McAdam, 2nd Tom Maginn, 3rd Eamonn Scanlon.

Sunday next is President’s Day and a large turnout is expected to battle for Freddie Devanney’s prize. The ladies are also involved on Sunday with a nine-hole stableford competition teeing off at 3.30pm.

Colin Cooney and Eugene Patten are the first pairing through to the semi-final of the club match play fourball, sponsored by Golfstyle, Galway.

The Connaught Shield team recorded a narrow hard fought 3-2 victory over Swinford and now face Ballinrobe in the Zone semi-final on Monday next.

Introduction to golf evenings will commence on Thursday August 15 and run for four consecutive Thursdays between 6.30pm and 8.30pm. Clubs, if necessary, will be supplied. There is no charge and club members will be available to offer tuition, friendly advice, and accompany beginners for a few holes.

Claremorris Golf Club

Captain’s prize (Brendan Mellett ): 1st Declan Hession, 2nd John Haverty, gross Ger Noone, 3rd Clifford Connolly. Ladies: 1st Marie Healy, 2nd Rebecca Kean, gross Mary Walsh, 3rd Yvonne Oldham.

Claremorris Golf Club will host its open week from Monday August 12 to Friday August 15. The fee is just €8 for members and visitors alike. On Saturday August 16 the club will host four Scratch Cups - senior, junior, intermediate, and minor. The fee is €20 for all Scratch Cup entries.

Balla Golf Club

Open golf classic sponsored by PEL Balla, Eddie Egan Jewellers, The Shebeen Golf Society, Jimmy Walsh, Belcarra, and Mulranny Golf Club: 1st ladies’ team, Kitty O'Connor, Carmel Henry, Geraldine Kilgallon and Marie Flanagan, 2nd Mary Conlon, Geraldine Kilgallon, Cath McNulty and Mary B Prendergast; 1st mens’ team, Chris Jennings, Billy Gallagher, Stephen Walsh and Ritchie Murphy, 2nd mens’ team, Bernie O'Connor, Dick Heraty, Michael Gannon and Aodan McSuibhne; 1st mixed team, Carmel Costello, Marion Gormally, Martin Ward and Pat Walsh; 2nd mixed team, Aine McSuibhne, Martin Moylette, Pat Mohan and Aodan McSuibhne.

Westport Golf Club

Time to Swing into Summer. Westport Golf Club will be hosting a junior golf camp from Monday August 12 to Thursday August 15. The camp will run from 10am to 1pm daily. The cost is €55 per student. The programme will be delivered by PGA professionals Todd O'Reilly (098 28262 ) and Aidan Moran (086 865 2172 ). Equipment will be available on the day. Register prior to the camp by contacting either Todd or Aidan directly.


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