A list of the GUI Inter-Club Competitions that Dunfanaghy Golf Club is competing in this year can be viewed in the 'About Us' section or by clicking here
Although the forecast at the weekend was for rain, in Dunfanaghy we had clear blue skies and very little wind - more like a good summer day than mid-January in Donegal.
We still have 6” placing on the fairways at present with no dropping off into the semi rough as the course is still in fine shape with the warm conditions.
On Saturday we ran a new competition for Dunfanaghy Golf Club which was the “yellow ball” competition where each team is given a marked yellow ball and it is then played as a 4BBB format with the players taking turns to play the yellow ball.
With the calm weather the scoring was superb and 86 points walked away with the prize on the day.
Sunday was another great day and especially for our past Secretary, Cairns Witherow, who got his first “hole in one” on the 9th hole. Cairns followed this up with a super score of 42 points for his round as well.
Dunfanaghy's Gaeltacht team were away to Rosapenna on Saturday but the result was not good for Dunfanaghy at all. Playing the Sandy Hills course in Rosapenna was more than the team could manage.
Food is still being served at weekends in the club house and Chef Paddy is busy as usual cooking up some culinary delights for us all.
Next week is the start of the Six Nation Rugby. The one and only Paul Smyth has managed to get a Big Screen and Projector organised to enable viewing in style in the clubhouse. Paul is hoping to have things sorted for next weekend.
Sunday 29th January
Club Single Stableford
1st Daniel McColgan 41pts BOT
2nd Cairns Witherow 41pts
Gross Shane Greer 30 gross pts
3rd John McCosker 40pts
Cat Cyril Robinson 37pts
Cairns Witherow Hole in One on 9th
Saturday 28th January
4BBB Yellow Ball
1st S Hanlon, Pat Bonner, T Robb, M Dunn 86pts
Wednesday 25th January
1st Hugh Coll 34pts BOT
2nd Joe Terry 34pts
Apologies to everyone for the omission of the results of the Gents Open Seniors on Monday 16th January. The results can now be viewed below in Week ending 22nd January results.
Another Amazing weekend of weather in Dunfanaghy, a bit cold and frosty to start the day off (photos below), but it didn’t take long for the scoring to start heating up and it was a close finish on all three days with only a few points difference between the top three positions.
Sunday 22nd January
Gents Single Stableford
1st Bill McCallion 43 pts
2nd Derek Porter 41 pts BOT
Gross Daniel McColgan 35 pts
3rd Collan Keegan 41 pts BOT
Cat. Connie Ferry 38 pts BOT
1st 9 Cyril Robinson 21 pts BOT
2nd 9 Tim Ryan 22 pts
Saturday 21st January
Open Single Stableford
1st Peter Smyth 42 pts
2nd Oisin Friel 41 pts BOT
Gross Niall Carroll 34 pts
3rd Kevin McBride 41 pts BOT
Cat. Kevin Ward 40 pts
1st 9 Charles Roarty Jnr 21 pts
2nd 9 Mark Maguire 22 pts
CSS 37 pts
Wednesday 18th January
1st Seamus McCauley 42 pts
2nd Seamus Clerkin 38 pts BOT
Gross Paul O'Reilly 31 pts
3rd Martin Leonard 38 pts BOT
Cat John McGettigan 38 pts
CSS 37 pts
Monday 16th January
Gents Open Seniors Stableford
1st Hugh Coll 40 pts BOT
2nd Ivan Stewart (B/S) 40 pts
3rd Hugh Temple (B/S) 38 pts BOT
4th Jimmy Keenan 38 pts
1st 9 Conal McAbhaird (L/K) 20 pts
2nd 9 PJ McGowan (B/S) 20 pts
What a glorious weekend of weather in Dunfanaghy this weekend. We escaped the worst of the frost and enjoyed the best of the sunshine as the photos below testify to. How many of the lucky golfers enjoying the sunshine you can identify?
The fixtures for 2017 are now available to view on the members page. Apologies for the delay in publishing.
click here to go straight to the fixtures.
Results for Monday 16th January Seniors' Open
1st Rose Gavaghan (28) 36 pts BOT
2nd Dolores Devaney (13) (BS) 36 pts
3rd Marion Keating (19) (LK) 35 pts
1st 9 Cathleen Boyle 19 pts
2nd 9 Ann Sweeney (BS) 20 pts
css 36 pts.
Our next ladies' open is the Links on 7th February, book on line or ring the club house.
Club competitions continue as usual, 14 holes mid week and 18 holes each
Saturday, all still counting as we are still on the fairways.
Sunday 15th January
1st Aidan (Bubba) Fox (19) 41 Pts
2nd Michael Kelly (13) 39 Pts
Gross John Hanna (6) 29 Gross Pts
3rd Collan Keegan (13) 37 Pts
Cat. Paddy Hegarty (22) 35 Pts
Saturday 14th January
1st A Boreland, O McAviney (Letterkenny) 44 Pts
2nd T Griffin, R Griffin (B/S) 44 Pts Bot
3rd P Smyth, A Murray (Dunfanaghy) 44 Pts Bot
A Happy New Year to all our members and supporters. Thank you for
supporting our competitions and we hope to see you all again this
year. There is a very complimentary article by Fionn Davenport, Lonely
Planet and Irish Times Travel journalist about Dunfanaghy Golf Course on the ILGU
Click here to view.
You will also find it on the Dunfanaghy Golf Club Face Book page.
Results for Tuesday 3rd January Open
1st Vera Kearney LK (19) 30 pts, BOT
2nd Gerarda Arnold (25) 30 pts, BOT
Gross - Marion O'Sullivan LK (11)
3rd Grace McFadden (35) 30 pts BOT
1st 9 Sadie Marie Curran (24) 21 pts,
2nd 9 Bried McLaughlin LK (35) 17 pts,
CSS 33. A very blustery day by all accounts.
Our next open is the Seniors' next Monday 16th January, and then the
February Links on 7th February, book online or phone the club house.
Our Golfing Year started well with all the officers doing themselves
proud. Good luck for a successful and enjoyable year to Lady Captain
Nora, Lady President Doreen, Mr Captain Sean and Mr President Keith.
The usual 4 person scramble took place after the drive in and great
scores were returned, the winners having a score of 55.1. Teresa Jackson was on
the team finishing second and Deborah Moore and Mary Lafferty featured in the team finishing third.
Sunday 8th January
Gents Club Stableford
1st John McGlynn 44Pts
2nd Gerard Harkin 41Pts
Gross Paul O'Reilly 30 Gross Pts
Saturday 7th January
Captains' Drive-In Scramble
1st Andy Murray/Colin Higgs/James McCorkell/Peter Ganley 55.1
2nd Ken Armstrong/Cornie McMullan/Cairns Witherow/Teresa Jackson 56.2
3rd Brendan Kelly/ Joe Terry/Deborah Moore/ Mary Lafferty 56.3
Wednesday 4th January
Open Single Stableford
1st Greg Sullivan 17 Letterkenny 38pts
2nd Eddie Sullivan 18 C/B 37pts
Gross Hugh Gallchoir 5 G'Dore 29Gross Pts
3rd David Moore 13 Dunfanaghy 13 37pts
Cat Paddy Hegarty 22 Dunfanaghy 22 36pts