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With a break in the weather on both Wednesday and Sunday, scores were very closely grouped at the top of the leader-board, with only a point or two splitting all three of the top positions on both days. Here’s hoping the weather stays around for a few more days this week.
Sunday 5th March
AIB Bowl Stableford (GOY)
1st Gerard McGinley 11 43pts
2nd John McGinley 13 42pts
Gross: Paul Kelly 6 32Gross pts
3rd Neil McGinley 14 41pts
Cat Paddy Hegarty 22 40pts
Wednesday 1st March
1st Joe Terry (10) 43pts
2nd Danny Conaghan (18) B/S 41 pts
Gross: Don Ponsonby (6) L/K 34 gross pts
3rd Kevin Ward (20) 40 pts
Category: Paddy Hegarty (22) 38 pts
Saturday 25th February
Open 4BBB Stroke
1st R.Griffen/T.Griffen B/S 55
2nd J.Doran/G. Onofrei L/K 58
Wednesday 22nd February
1st G. Simpson (20) (Galgorm) 40pts
2nd Robert McElhinney (7) (Dunfanaghy) 40pts BOT
The Open Ladies and Gents Senior Open due to be played on Monday the 20th February has been rescheduled for next Monday 27th February, due to the inclement weather conditions. The time-sheet will remain the same as Monday the 20th February. If you have had a slot on Monday’s sheet and Monday 27th February does not suit you please let Mary in the office know as soon as possible to release the tee-times.
Captain Sean discussed the the latest improvements to the first tee with a recent competition winner at the weekend. Cyril Robinson has generously sponsored the erection of the railings on the steps up to the tee. He can be seen here road testing the new fixture to the satisfaction of the Club Captain.
We really are blessed to be able to play a course such as Dunfanaghy which is in fine shape at the present even allowing for the increased play on the course, due to it always being open and rarely wet or unplayable. We have been lucky with the weather this winter so far with temperatures in the teens and evidence of growth on the greens.
Dropping off the fairways has now commenced and will remain in place until early March to give the fairways a rest. The scores in the competitions have improved greatly due to placing in the semi-rough giving great lies and easy shots into the greens.
The Wednesday Open this week saw Cyril Robinson take the top slot with a great score of 41 pts and with a super back nine as well. This was sufficient to pip Seamus Clerkin into second place. Cathal McMonagle took the gross and Collan Keegan, fresh from his win last week, took third place with 39 pts. Category prize went to Hugh Ferry.
On Saturday we had an Open Single Stableford competition and the day was good for golf. Hard to believe it’s still February and supposed to be winter. There was only one clear outright winner as finally everything seemed to click for Andy Murry and he romped home with an impressive 42pts. This was 4 clear of his next rival Gary Sherran on 38 pts. Gross went to Seamus McCauley with 29 pts and Nigel Doherty (Andy’s rival in the match) took third place with 37 pts. The Category prize went to Connie Ferry also on 37 pts.
Sunday 19th was our Monthly Medal competition and young Connor Hanna had an impressive 41 pts but I’m sure he didn’t bank on Dominic Bogues cruising home with an incredible 44 pts to win by a clear 3 shots. Gerard McGinley was just pipped on BOT by Conor into third place and gross went to Shane Greer on 32 pts. The Category went to Terence McDermott with 37 pts and the nines went to Aidan Fox and Cathal McMonagle.
The Open Ladies and Gents seniors due to be played on Monday the 20th February has been rescheduled for next Monday 27th February due to weather conditions. The timesheet will remain the same as Monday the 20th. If you have had a slot on Monday’s sheet and next Monday does not suit you please let Mary in the office know asap.
All of the competitions are non-qualifying at present due to dropping off the fairways.
Sunday 19th February
Monthly Medal (Stableford)
1st Dominic Bogues (14) 44 Pts
2nd Conor Hanna (11) 41 pts
Gross Shane Greer (4) 32 pts
3rd Gerard McGinley (11) 41 pts BOT
Cat Terence McDermott (21) 37 pts
1st 9 Aidan Fox (18) 23 pts
2nd 9 Cathal McMonagle (9) 21 pts
Saturday 18th February
Open Single Stableford
1st Andy Murry (13) 42 pts
2nd Gary Sherran (16) 38 pts
Gross Seamus McCauley (9) 29 pts
3rd Nigel Doherty (12) 37 pts
Cat Connie Ferry (20 ) 37 pts
Wednesday 15th February
1st Cyril (No Category Prize for me) Robinson (21) 41pts
2nd Seamus Clerkin (20) 41 pts BOT
Gross Cathal McMonagle (9) 28 Pts
3rd Collan Keegan (12) 39 pts
Cat Hugh Ferry (24) 36 pts
We have installed a large screen and Projector in the Vardon Lounge so come and enjoy all the sports mega big and join in the fun in the clubhouse where our resident Rugby coach, Paul Smyth is giving free advice during the matches to anyone who will listen - Priceless.
Our resident Chef Paddy is also on site every Saturday and Sunday, so go on make a meal of it!
We are pleased to announce a new addition to the website - A Ladies' Section. The new section will bring you all the Ladies' results and news from around Dunfanaghy Golf Club. The new Ladies' Section can be found under the 'About Us' tab. Click here to go straight to the Ladies' Section.
The weather has taken a wee turn for the colder this week but this hasn’t affected the scoring all that much and with the Six Nations Playing on the large Screen in the Bar over the weekend, it has been all go for the staff in the Club. We Are running a pool in the Club every weekend for the Irish Rugby (Guess The Score) - Closest wins.
Tuesday 14th February - Ladies 14 hole Competition
Wednesday 15th February - Open Single Stableford
Saturday 18th February - Open Single Stableford
Sunday 19th February - Monthly Medal
Monday 20th February - Senior Open
Sunday 12th February
Club Single Stableford
1st Collan Keegan 12 41 pts
2nd Connie Ferry 20 39 pts
Gross Bill McCallion 6 27 Gross pts
3rd James T Sweeney 14 38 pts
Saturday 11th February
1st Paul Smyth / Andy Murray 42pts
2nd S McCauley / P McEldowney 42pts Bot
Wednesday 8th February
1st Danny Conaghan 18 B/S 38 pts
2nd Cathal McMonagle 9 Dunfanaghy 38 pts Bot
Gross Don Ponsonby 6 Letterkenny 29 Gross pts
3rd Gerard Harkin 14 Dunfanaghy 36 pts
Cat James Carr 20 Rosapenna 36 pts
It was another high scoring week on the course. The weather is still holding up, although a little cold. Light winds meant that playing conditions were very good. Saturday saw the start of the Six Nations Rugby and the debut of the new big screen in the clubhouse. A sweep stake draw for the Ireland games is operating so If you are not in you can't win! (entry sheet behind the bar.)
Sunday saw a slow start due to the frost but after a few cups of tea, the hardy golfers set off. 'Star of the Day' was our very own Willie Wilkin, just back from his warm weather training camp in the Canaries. Willie shot a brilliant 62, even after being cut 2 shots for his sparkling 38points and 2nd place on Saturday.
Sunday 5th February
Spring Cup (GOY) Stroke
1st Willie Wilkin (16) 62
2nd James T Sweeney (16) 63
Gross Niall Carroll (2) 65
3rd Gerard McGinley (12) 64
Cat Paddy Hegarty (22) 71
Saturday 4th February
Open Single Stableford
1st Joe Langan (19) Dunfanaghy 41 pts
2nd Willie Wilkin (18) Dunfanaghy 38 pts
Wednesday 1st February
1st Declan Doherty (10) Strabane 40 pts
2nd Gordon Dickenson (27) Letterkenny 38 pts
Gross Brendan Kelly (9) Dunfanaghy 29 pts
3rd John McGlynn (15) Letterkenny 36 pts
Cat Paddy Hegarty (22) Dunfanaghy 36 pts
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