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!