The Dunfanaghy Golf Club Pro-Am 2017 was played over the weekend of the 10th and 11th June. 51 professional golfers and teams competed over 2 days for the prizes. Strong winds were a feature of the weekend with some liquid sunshine thrown in on Sunday for good measure. Under these conditions with the course baring its teeth scoring was difficult for pros and amateurs alike. David Higgins from Waterville came out on top for the pros and Ted Higgins lead Peter Sullivan's team to 1st place.
Dunfanaghy Golf Club would like to thank everyone who has worked incredibly hard to make the Pro-Am a roaring success. See you all next year!
Winners: 93 – 88 181
Pro: Ted Higgins
Runners-Up: 95 – 85 180
Pro: Ciaran Molloy Ardee
Third: 87 – 90 177
Pro: Gary Wardlow Spa
Fourth: 84 – 80 174
Pro: Brian McElhinney North West
Sean Duffy Jnr
Fifth: 85 – 86 171
Pro: Sean Doherty
Sixth: 89 -82 171
Pro: Shane McCabe Killeen
Seventh: 90 – 80 170
Pro: Mark Whelan Castlewarden
To view a full breakdown of the Pro-Am results, Click here
Wednesday 7th June
1st Padraig O'Dochartaigh (14) Gweedore 42 pts
2nd Charles Roarty Jnr (12) 40 pts
Monday 5th June 2017
1st Barney McCaffrey (16) Baltray 54 pts
Bronagh McCaffrey (19) Baltray
Nikki McCaffrey (33) Baltray
Dunfanaghy Irish Mixed Foursomes Team, captained by Cheryl and John Chambers defeated Buncrana Golf Club at Letterkenny to progress to the final 16. Congratulations and well done to the team - Mary Lafferty and Daniel McColgan, Margaret Witherow and James Sweeney, Siobhan and Dominic Bogues, Laura Mc Elhinney and Joe Terry and John and Cheryl Chambers. Thanks to Deborah Moore and President, Keith Lapsley who played in the qualifying round and helped Dunfanaghy to secure a place in the matchplay stages.
As the Club enter the final 16, information suggests that the next round has to be played by 3 July against the winners of the match between Helens Bay & Kirkistown Castle at a neutral venue. These arrangements are to be confirmed.
Thanks to everyone, who give up their time to represent the Club.
The draw for the 2017 Dunfanaghy Pro-Am is now available to view on the Pro-Am News page. Click here to see the draw.
Monthly Medal - Stroke
Sunday 4th June 2017
1st Hugh Coll (11) 65
2nd John McNulty (12) 66 BOT
Gross: Jim McLaughlin (9) 75
3rd Michael Kelly (12) 66
Open Single Stableford
Saturday 3rd June 2017
1st Richard Armstrong (4) Belvoir 40 pts
2nd Nigel Doherty (12) 38 pts
Gross; Brian Wallace (7) 29 pts
3rd Pat Bonner (15) Portsalon 38 pts
Wednesday 31st May 2017
1st Conor Hanna (11) 40 pts BOT
2nd Stanley Johnston (19) 40 pts
Gross; AA Campbell (7) Masserene 26 pts
3rd Jim Carey (28) 37 pts
Dunfanaghy Club Classic
The Dunfanaghy Club Classic was held on Saturday 27th May. The day started with a return of the liquid sunshine but luckily the rain never became as heavy as forecast. Conditions were difficult with the rain and wind causing problems for everyone. However good scores were returned with the first two places on the day being filled by a four ball who were out very early in the day and a team out late in the afternoon.
Dunfanaghy Golf Club would like to thank all of our sponsors and everyone who played on the day for making the Club Classic a great success!
Open 4BBB (Any combination)
Monday 29th May 2017
1st D. Diamond (20) Belvoir & P. Kilpatrick (21) Belvoir 45 pts
2nd Margaret Witherow (14) & Gerarda Arnold (23) 44 pts
Gents' Single Stableford
Sunday 28th May 2017
1st Danny Treacy (21) 43 pts
2nd Willie Caithness (24) 37 pts
Dunfanaghy Club Classic 2017
Saturday 27th May 2017
1st: Paedar Curran (10) Joe Terry (11) Cornie McMullan (15) Liam McBride (22) 98 pts
2nd: Daniel Gallagher (2) Peter Sullivan (9) Tom Darcey (18) Peter Morgan (24) 96 pts
3rd: Neil McGinley (13) Eamon Hunter (13) Patrick Hunter(18) Neil Gallagher (22) 93 pts BOT
4th: Ed Margey (12) MP O'Donnell (14) Paddy O'Gorman (22) Denis O'Donnell (28) 93 pts BOT
5th: Keith Shiels (9) Liam Shovlin (14) Dessie Shiels Jnr (16) Dessie Shiels Snr (21) 93 pts BOT
Laura McElhinney(15)Pauline Hunter(32)Grace McFadden(32)Pauline Smyth(34) 88 pts
Gents' Nearest the Pin - Anthony Gallagher (15)
Gents' Longest Drive - Mickey Houston (12) (City of Derry)
Ladies' Longest Drive - Deborah Moore (18)
Wednesday 23rd May 2017
1st John McNulty (13) 42 pts
2nd Cathal McMonagle (9) 38 pts
Our club classic takes place this Saturday 27th May. Thank you to all of you who have already entered a team or sponsored a Tee box. As this is the Club’s main fundraiser for the year, it would be very much appreciated if we could get some more members to take part. You can do this by entering a team, sponsoring a Team or Tee box. The weather forecast is very good for the weekend so please come along and support your club. Presentation of Club Classic prizes and the Hickey, Clarke & Langan prizes will take place at approximately 9pm followed by entertainment. Looking forward to seeing you all there.
The last few weeks have been busy at Dunfanaghy Golf Club. The Ulster Cup team posted a good result with a 5-2 win at home against Omagh Golf Club. Unfortunately lady lucky did not shine on our boys in the return leg at Omagh, with Omagh progressing to the next round. We wish Omagh Golf Club the best of luck in the competition. We have the Club Classic next week on Saturday 27th May. If you haven’t entered a team yet, you will need to hurry as the time sheet is filling fast. Sunday the 21st May saw Dunfanaghy host the local qualifying for the GUI Irish Mixed Foursomes. Dunfanaghy qualified in joint first place with City of Derry with a score of 276. The match play rounds commence at Letterkenny with Dunfanaghy meeting Buncrana. We wish them well in the next round.
The Gents' Challenge Cup and Club Mixed Foursomes is underway. Please refer to the draw and deadlines to ensure all matches are completed on time. Good luck to all in these matchplay competitions.
Hickey, Clarke & Langan Open
Saturday 20th May 2017
1st Mark Caithness (14) 41 pts BOT
2nd Brian McGinley (17) 41 pts
Gross: Brian Wallace (7) 30 pts
3rd Mal Johnston (12) 39 pts
1st Nine: Lindsay McCorkell (16) 22 pts
2nd Nine: Paul Burton (10) 20 pts
Wednesday 16th May 2017
1st Sean O'Kane (19) Northwest 42 pts
2nd Gareth Patterson (5) Portnoo 38 pts
Gross: Bryan Northey (6) Ballyliffin 30 pts
3rd Ciaran Kelly (12) Strabane 36 pts
Gents' Open Seniors
Monday 15th May 2017
1st Hugh Coll (11) 34 pts
2nd Shaun Boyce (9) 33 pts
Next Saturday, 20th May is our Open Hickey, Clarke & Langan Competition. Now in its 35th year, great credit must go to Joe and Mary Langan for their continued commitment in sponsoring this competition for both Ladies and Gents. In recognition of what they do for the club, can I ask you please to give them and the club your support by taking part in the competition. As you know the Hickey, Clarke & Langan is an open single stableford competition. Please spread the word to all your golfing friends, their participation would also be greatly appreciated. The presentation for this competition will take place the night of the Club Classic on Saturday 27th May.
We wish Joe well and hope that both himself and Mary will be in the clubhouse to present the prizes on the night. On behalf of everyone at the Club, thank you both for your support down through the years I can assure you that it is very much appreciated.
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