Club Update

Friday 23 August

Message from the Captain
It's great to be back after my jaunt to the Costa Del Sol and I managed 18 holes at El Paraiso Golf Club which I'd thoroughly recommend if anyone is in that neck of the woods. 

Congratulations to Ronnie Walker on his President's Day victory and based on photographic evidence the 5-aside went very well indeed also. 

This weekend, I'm looking forward to the Captain's Prize for Juniors. 
The Alan Foster Putter is also up for grabs this evening and whilst I'm unable to take part I will hopefully get down to see some of the action. 

On Tuesday its Captain's Prize for Ladies and never have I felt so much pressure in selecting a prize list - I hope you ladies like castanuelas and sombreros - I'm kidding. 
Anyway, good luck to all and have a great weekend.
Open Scramble Sunday 25th August 2019

This is the last of our Open Competitions this year, It is disappointing to see the numbers booked are so low, in fact very few members have their names down. 
This competition is open to both men and ladies and the team can be mixed.
All monies raised go toward the upkeep of the Club
If playing and then eating please book with the Caterer.

Mark Evans Memorial Semi Open Mixed

The new date for this Mixed is Friday 27th September it will be over 13 holes due to the light.
Please support and put your names down on the time sheet outside the men’s locker room.

PRESIDENT'S DAY RESULTS

1st Ronnie Walker 39 pts
2nd Andrew Dickson 38pts
3rd Blair Robinson 37 pts (bb9)

Best Gross: Neil O’Hara 72
Nearest the Pin: Neil O’Hara

9 Hole Competition
Winner: Barry Ditty 17 pts

2's: A Boston, Andrew Robinson, E Rogan, M Whitely, N O'Hara
Blair Robinson, P Dorman

THURSDAY NIGHT COMPETITION

1st Ronnie Walker (again!!!) 30pts Better back 9
2nd Joe Graham 30pts
3rd Sam Gallagher 29pts Better back 9
4th Terry Cromey 29pts
5th Ken Shields 28pts 

2s
Alan Lewis
Derek Bell

Next week we revert to 9 holes with the last week & end of year prize giving on 12th September

WEDNESDAY BOYS

Forecasters all agreed; heavy rain was coming. And it did! It came a little later than billed but we got just as wet as if it had arrived on time. Nevertheless, led by the unstoppable Brian Gibson, the intrepid Wednesday Boys sallied forth with songs in their hearts.

Third and second places were tied but count-back revealed: -

3rd Gerry Murray 17 points
2nd Paul Logan 17 points
1st Barry Ditty 19 Points

And Dead Eye did it again! Not only winning on the day but also prevailing in the Semi-Final of the Stan Griffin. The song in Paul's heart faltered somewhat on the 7th, putting a ball out of bounds and ending the match 3 down with 2 to go. However he did receive two consolation prizes; scoring a two on the 4th secured an additional ball and since Barry had already won first prize in August, the balls went to second place! 

Despite draconian (Parker) cuts to your handicap you triumphed again, well done Barry. Laurels are all but within your grasp! Although you may have quite a wait for your final match since your mystery opponent has yet to battle through quarter and semi finals.

Dates For Your Diary

September 4th
Wednesday Boy's President's Day will be held at Helens Bay. In order to facilitate a later unrelated competition, tee-off will be at 12 noon, driving simultaneously from the 1st and 5th. As usual play will be followed by High Tea.

December 4th 
A provisional date of the 4th of December has been proposed for our Christmas High Tea. The date is to be confirmed with the office and our caterer. 
Further details to follow.

VETERANS LEAGUE

The veterans played the return match at Shannon Park yesterday, teeing off in light rain. Unfortunately the result was the same as at Helens Bay, a win for Shandon by 4 matches to 2. Plaudits go to David Eakin/Dale Orr and Roy Jackson/Paul Logan on their wins. Next up is home to Malone on Monday.

LADIES NEWS

Spot the error - The last ladies Open Competition this season Sponsored by The Golf Spot is on TUESDAY 10th September (not Monday as in last weeks edition of the club news). Please try and encourage your golfing friends to support this event. The Golf Spot usually have an end of season sale rail which was very successful last year. 

The winners of the Irene Wallace Eclectic competition this week were:
Jenny Hopper with 34 
Sandra Martel with 35

The 9 Hole ladies were:
Winner: Pauline Clarke
Runner Up: Muriel Colthurst 

It was great to see so many lovely ladies out on the putting green and the winner this week was Louise Kennedy with 34 : Runner Up Kathleen Thallon with 35

The notices for next Tuesday 27th - Captain’s Prize for Ladies have come down, so hopefully everyone has chosen and paid for their evening meal. 

And in their place the new notices for the 24th September Prize night have gone up. 

The Summer Friendly League “Finals Day will be held at Scrabo Golf Club this year on Friday 27th September. Please sign up and pay for your meal before Friday 30th August if you are able to play. 

Ladies, keep your diary free for Lady Captain’s Charity lunch on Friday 18th October. More information will be available as soon as possible. 

Finally the annual “Committee Outing” this year was on Monday 19th August. LC chose to play the Par 3 course at Blackwood Golf Centre and dinner afterwards in Restaurant 19. It was quite a challenge for some of the ladies but others found no trouble getting quite a few pars in the fairly heavy conditions. A few balls were lost but from the smiles later in the evening the ladies enjoyed the challenges and a good evening was had by all. The winner with a magnificent 44 points was Honorary Secretary Irene Aston and Runner Up was Sandra Martel with 37 points. Well done ladies.

JUNIORS

Olive Shields Adult/Junior Competition
Sunday 18th August

1st Adam Murray & Conor Branigan Nett 30
2nd Ed Sinclair & Matthew Sincaire Nett 31
3rd Alan McGregor & Daniel Sinclair Nett 33

1 x 2 Alan McCord & Ben McCord

This is the 21st year Olive Shields has sponsored this event. Thank you Olive for your continued support of the Junior Section

SUNDAY CARVERY

Sunday 25th August

Please book with the Restaurant

JAZZ LUNCH & SUNDAY CARVERY

On Sunday 29th September there will be a JAZZ LUNCH AND SUNDAY CARVERY

Please book with the Restaurant



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