Dunfanaghy Golf Club member Tom McClintock is not only a talented golfer. Tom was accompanied by his proud Dad, Jonny on the occasion of his debut for the Irish international U16 hockey team V England at Lilleshall recently. Well done Tom!
Spring Cup - Stroke (Golfer of the Year)
Sunday 24th February 2019
1st Christopher Dolan (18) B/Bofey 61
2nd Derek Porter (14) 67
Gross: Keith Lapsley (6) 75
3rd Colm Donaghy (14) 68 BOT
Front Nine: Cornie McMullan (15) 31.5
Back Nine: Patrick S McGinley (14) 32
Open Single Stableford
Saturday 23rd February 2019
1st John Duffy (24) COD 47 pts
2nd Stephen Browne (14) B/Bofey 41 pts
Gross: Luke Kelly (5) 35 pts
3rd Kieran McTaggart (15) 38 pts BOT
Front Nine: Kenny Doran (19) B/Bofey 20 pts BOT
Back Nine; Paul Reilly (6) Strabane 20 pts BOT
Gents Open Stableford
Wednesday 20th February 2019
1st Johnathon Brady (11) B/Bofey 41 pts
2nd Dean Doherty (13) B/Bofey 40 pts
Gross: Ryan Griffin (0) B/Bofey 35 pts
3rd Denis McClean (16) B/Bofey 39 pts
Front Nine: Gerald McElwee (9) Cruit 23 pts BOT
Back Nine: Billy Griffin (12) 20 pts BOT
Gents February Monthly Medal - Stableford
Sunday 17th February 2019
1st Neil McGinley (13) 41 pts
2nd Patrick McGinley (12) 39 pts
Gross: Keith Lapsley (6) 30 pts
3rd Bill McCallion (8) 38 pts
Front Nine: Billy Griffin (12) 20 pts BOT
Back Nine: Michael Kelly (12) 20 pts
Gents Open Single Stroke
Saturday 16th February 2019
1st Mark Caithness (13) 61
2nd Kenny Doran (19) B/Bofey 62
Gross: Keith Lapsley (6) 69
3rd Joe Langan (18) 63
Front Nine: Declan Devine (10) Strabane 30 BOT
Back Nine: Eamon McDonnell (21) B/Bofey 31
Wednesday 13th February 2019
1st Brian McGee (16) Falcarragh 41 pts
2nd Brendan Kelly (8) 38 pts
Gross; Donal Boyle (0) Cruit 33 pts
3rd John McGlynn (15) Letterkenny 37 pts
Front 9: John McNulty (10) 19 pts BOT
Back 9; Eamon McDonnell (21) B/Bofey 20 pts BOT
Please note important changes to our fixture list.
The Spring Cup which was due to be played on Sunday the 3rd February has been rescheduled for Sunday the 24th February.
Sunday 30th June will be a Gents Stroke competition plus the Captain’s Shootout Qualifier.
Sunday the 7th July will be the Gents Monthly Medal and the Captain’s Shootout.
The Captains’ prize to the juveniles will be at 2pm on Wednesday 10th July.
Captains’ Mixed scotch foursomes will be on Thursday 11th July.
Captain’s Scramble will be at 4.30pm on Friday 12th July
Captain’s Day will be on Saturday 13th July
Captain’s prize to the Ladies will be at 2pm on Saturday 13th July.
Saturday the 20th July will be an Open Gents Mexican Scramble and the Ladies Centenary Cup.
The fixture list on the website has been amended to reflect these changes.
At a meeting of Dunfanaghy Golf Club's Gents Committee on Friday 15th February the principle of 'Ready Golf' was adopted with immediate effect. Ready Golf is a common sense approach for stroke and stableford play formats that will help golfers move more efficiently and effectively around the course.
Taken directly from the GUI's Pace of Play Awareness Week, we give you some common sense tips for improving pace of play in your own four-ball. All of these are provided as guidance, and to be used only when safe to do so.
1 Hitting a shot when safe to do so if a player farther away faces a challenging shot and is taking time to assess their options
2 Shorter hitters playing first from the tee or fairway if longer hitters have to wait
3 Hitting a tee shot if the person with the honour is delayed in being ready to play
4 Hitting a shot before helping someone to look for a lost ball
5 Putting out even if it means standing close to someone else's line
6 Hitting a shot if a person who has just played from a greenside bunker is still farthest from the hole but is delayed due to raking the bunker
7 When a player's ball has gone over the back of a green, any player closer to the hole but chipping from the front of the green should play while the other player is having to walk to their ball and assess their shot
8 Marking scores upon immediate arrival at the next tee, except that the first player to tee off marks their card immediately after teeing off
Gents Club Stableford
Sunday 10th February 2019
1st Gerard McGee (14) B'Bofey 43 pts
2nd Carlos O'Reilly (12) 41 pts BOT
Gross: Brendan Kelly (8) 26 pts
3rd Michael G Kelly (12) 41 pts BOT
Gents Open 4 Ball Better Ball Stableford
Saturday 9th February 2019
1st Don Sheridan (14) Dunfanaghy 47 pts
Pat Bonner (15) Portsalon
2nd Andy Murray (12) 44 pts BOT
Nigel Doherty (13)
Open Single Stableford
Wednesday 6th February 2019
1st Neil McGinley (13) 38 pts
2nd Willie Wilkin (17) 34 pts
Gross; Brendan Kelly (8) 27 pts
3rd Neil Gallagher (21) Falcarragh 34 pts
The snow and frost claimed the Wednesday Open and both weekend competitions. The forecast for this week is looking better so it will be business as usual this week
Thank you to all of you who braved the elements last night and turned up for our update on the new rules of golf. Everyone who was there agreed that it was a worthwhile exercise and a very informative evening. Thanks to Billy McCaul from The GUI and Treena Boyde from the IGLU for their excellent presentation and for their patience in answering the many questions asked of them. Thank you to Mary for setting it up, to Sarah for the refreshments and to Andy and Siobhan for helping with the amplification.
Captain John & Lady Captain Robyn