BALLYBOFEY & STRANORLAR GOLF CLUB
Congratulations to PJ McGowan on his Hole in One.
Our Club Secretary Mr PJ McGowan had a Hole in One on the second hole at B&S GC on Tue 5th Sept.
132 yards to the pin, into a stiff breeze, PJ withdrew his 9,iron from Golf bag but had second thoughts. Went back to bag and gently slipped out the glorious pitching wedge.
Lined himself up for a slender draw and with a flick of the wrist, sent the ball on its way and in two shakes of a lambs tail, it landed on the green like a midge with sore feet, one bounce, checked up and rolled beautifully into the hole.
Spells of horrendous weather during the week, kept the scoring down at bsgc but Roger Campbell playing of a handicap of 6 took top spot on Tuesday 12th with 35pts.
Saturday 16th was kindly sponsored by KERNAN'S DINER.
1st Nett: Cathal McHugh (18) 36pts(bot)
2nd Nett: Pauric McHugh (10) 36pts(bot)
Gross: Roger Campbell (6) 29pts
Sunday 17th Sunday Medal.
Young Ryan Griffin was to claim top spot on Sunday with a fantastic -1 under par round of golf which included 13pars, 2 bogies and 3 birdies. Lovely round of golf Ryan.
1st Ryan Griffin (3) 67 -3 =64 Nett
2nd Hugh Friel (23) 88 - 23 = 65 Nett
Gross: Barry Farmer (5) 74
B&S also played host to the North West Alliance on Saturday under the guidance of Barry Ramsey. PGA Professional and former Club Professional at B&S J.P Dolan who took part in the Alliance received a warm welcome from many of the members he met.
Usual competitions will run this week.
Pic 1 Ryan Griffin winner of our Sunday Medal.
Pic 2 PGA Professional John P. Dolan (centre) Joe Blake (L) and GUI Official, Barry Ramsey (R)
Pic 3 Seán McBride tees of on the 12th at B&S.
33rd President of B&S GC praises forefathers of Club
Mr John Bradley, 33rd President of Ballybofey and Stranorlar Golf Club give high praise of the forefathers of the club, in particular Mr Paddy Carr and Mr Paddy Murphy. He praised the two captains of the club Bernard and Kaye and the council of the club for all their hard work throughout the year. To all the volunteers who do tremendous work and never look for praise or rewards. He was very grateful to all the members who support the club week in and week out.
The president himself done a huge amount of good work around the club and indeed stepped in and took up the role of Junior Convenor putting in a lot of time and energy to JUNIOR GOLF which is very close to his own heart.
A great night was had by all who attended and there was a lot of eating, singing and dancing done and I have to say a great nights craic.
The presidents prize was won by local man Seamus Lafferty, a very worthy and popular winner and the lady's prize was won by Mrs Kathleen McGowan.
1st Seamus Lafferty (19) 41pts
2nd: Denis McClean (15) 40pts (bot)
GROSS. Barry McMenamin (5) 32pts
3rd Joe Patton (20) 40pts (bot)
4th Martin Wilson (12) 39pts (bot)
5th Denis (crusty) O'Connor (20) 39pts
Senior: Michael Hynes (14) 36pts
Junior Prize: Ryan Griffin (4) 40pts
NTP @6th: Martin Mcfadden
NTP @17th: Alex Harkin.
A big thank you to our recent sponsors, ULSTER TYRES of Ballybofey and Letterkenny, Danny Bannigan BANNIGAN ENGINEERING.
Tuesday 15th August 2017
Sponsored by Bannigan Engineering
1st Nett: Gerard Melaugh (18) 39pts.
2nd Nett: Michael Curran (5) 37pts Gross: Barry Farmer (5) 29pts
3rd Nett Dermot Bonner (10) 36pts Senior Prize: Phil Roddy (21) 33pts
Sunday 20th August.SUNDAY SWEEP
Sponsored by Ulster Tyres
1st Nett: Odhran Doherty (17)
2nd Nett: Sean McBride (8) 41pts. (bot) Gross: Roger Campbell (7) 34pts
3rd Nett: Michael Ferry (13) 39pts.(bot)
Up coming events
Sat 26th B&S Golf Shop. Sun 27th Colm McGonigle: Lady's & Gents. Nearest the pin on 17th. Tue 29th, Open up to 4pm.
Sept 2nd Senior & Intermediate Scratch Cups. ( please ring 074 91 31093 for bookings)Sponsored by CARR & CO. Architects and Civil Engineer's.
CONGRATULATIONS to our Donegal Youh team (u16s,) and team capt Barry on a great victory over Buncrana on Monday evening. Having won all three matches at home, all they needed was one half match which was gained on the first match out. The second match were three up before being called in and up in last match as well.
Our Donegal Junior league team won three matches against Rosapenna and are now in semi final against Ballyliffin.
The final of the Maire O'Donnell 4ball matchplay comp. was played on Saturday the 23rd Sept against Portsalon. One and a half matches were secured away and so four matches or 3 and a half well won were required at home, The team were up for it and the four matches were won to bring the trophy back to B & S once again. Many congratulations to all who played over the course of the competition. The team were Darragh McGowan & Deirdre Kelly, Margaret McConnell & Mgt Hynes, Mary McHugh & Deirdre Duncan, Eileen Boyce & Josephine Stewart, Dolores Devaney & Brid McMenamin. Team Capt. Mgt McCrossan.
The Lady Captain's outing to Fintona took place on Saturday the 16th September, the weather was not kind and just 9 holes were played. There was a very good turnout of 34 ladies who used the extra time well. After play when all got dried out and changed, a lovely meal was enjoyed followed by Bridie's music and everyone danced the evening away, the rain soon forgotten, it turned out to be a very enjoyable outing. The format was 4BBB the best score was returned by Karen O'Meara and Ita Ward, Next was Darragh McGowan & Heather Fleming, 3rd Brid McMenamin & Brenda Crawford, 4th Deirdre Kelly & Pat McCaughan.
Ballybofey & Stranorlar Ladies travelled to Ballina, Co. Mayo to compete in the Revive Active Sponsored National Competition. They competed in the Regional finals against Portumna. At this point 44 teams in the Connaght Regions was whittled down to the last two and overall the last 8 in the Country. The conditions were pretty terrible with torrential showers and the course was so wet that 6" placing was allowed everywhere, even in the rough and the bunkers were out of paly. Despite the conditions the B& S ladies fought hard against the opposition. Five pairs competed in 4BBB format. One pair won on the 18th, whilst another pair lost on the 17th and then the 3rd pair were called in when all square after 17 and then unfortunately it was all over because of 2 earlier losses. All told it was a close contest against a very strong Portumna team. In her speech Eileen Reilly thanked her players, the Sponsors Revive Active and the many supporters who travelled all the way to Ballina. The players were presented with a Sliver Medal and Revive Active products. The team were Darragh McGowan & Mary McHugh, Dolores Devaney and Deirdre Duncan, Margaret McConnell & Karen O'Meara, Ann Sweeney & Sharon Maloney and Ann Glancy and Deirdre Kelly. Subs Kathleen McGowan and Team Capt. Eileen Reilly.
Wed 6th Sept. Open Comp sponsored by Ulster BAnk, 1st Margaret McConnell 2nd Brid McMenamin, 3rd Karen O'Meara, 4th Ann Sweeney.
Wed 30th August Sponsored by Fred's Golf Shop 1st Sharon Maloney 2nd Sheila Breen Gross Margaret McConnell 3rd Karen O'Meara. 2's Ann Sweeney and Margaret McConnell. 9 hole comp. Florence Connolly 5 hole comp, Ann Fairman. Josephine Stewart presented the very generous prizes on behalf of Fred.
Monday August 28th A beginner scramble was played over 9 holes with experienced players with every two beginners. 1st Levina Merritt Bridie Heeney and Ann Glancy with 40.3 2nd Renee Gouldie, Florence Connolly and Clara McNeill 42.3 bot 3rd Esther Sweeney Maura McCool and Ann Sweeney. Bernie Thompson scored a nice birdie on the 8th with a lovely chip in.
Sunday 27th August stableford comp sponsored by Colm McGonigle. Darragh McGowan (3) claimed 1st place with a marvellous 39 pts. 2nd Dolores Devanney 34pts Gross Josephine Stewart 3rd Maureen Boyle 31 pts bot Breid Kelly 31 pts bot Nearest the pin Margaret McCrossan. The prizes were beautiful piece of jewellery and the winners were all delighted with their prizes. The North West league had a great result against Roe Park at home on Friday winning 4 and a half matches, scoring 9 points. The team were Stephanie Canning, Breid Kelly, Emer Kee Sylvia Allen Hamilton and Maureen Boyle. Team Capt S.A. Hamilton The Maire O'Donnell team played the 2nd leg against Portnoo (last year's winners) at home on Saturday. This was a most exciting game with a nailbiting finish with two matches lost and two won, the last pair had to win with 2 holes up to win overall. They were 1 up playing the 16th and clinched it on the 17th with the necessary 2 holes up, so the match was won by just one hole. The team were Darragh McGowan & Deirdre Kelly Margaret McConnell and Margaret Hynes, Mary McHugh and Deirdre Dundan, Dolores Defanney & Brid McMenamin Josephine Stewart and Anna Dillon. Team Capt Margaret McCrossan. The next match will be the final against either Portsalon or Ballyliffen. The sheet is now up for Lady Captain's outing to Fintona on Sept. 16th.
Wed 23rd August sponsored by Margaret McConnell Eileen Boyce and Mary Harkin. Cat 1 1st Clara McNeill 36 pts 2nd Kathleen McGowan 31 pts Cat 2 Ann Sweeney 36 pts 2nd Josphine Stewart 29 pts Cat 3 Maureen Boyle 31 pts 2nd Breid Kelly 29 pts. 9 hole comp. Margaret Grindle
Sat 19th August Mr. John Bradley's prize. Kathleen McGowan took the honours for the Presidents prize with 35 pts. Rnr up Sharon Maloney on 33 pts. Gross, Darragh McGowan who also won nearest the pin on the 17th. 3rd Mary McHugh 32 pts. 4th Deirdre Duncan 31 pts Senior Josephine Stewart 31 pts Nearest the pin on the 6th Eileen Boyce. Congrats also to Seamus Lafferty who won the men's section. The prizes were all beautiful glass pieces.
Wed 16th August Sponsored By Brid McGinty Reflexology. Well done to Dolores Devaney who won Brid's prize with an excellent 37 pts played in difficult wet conditions.Rrnr up was Kathleen McGowan not far behind on 36 pts. Dolores lost a shot and now plays off 11. Kathleen lost .9. Mary McHugh won the gross and in 3rd place was Ita Ward on 33 pts. Imelda Muldoon Won the 1st 9 with 18 pts and Clara McNeill the back 9 on 16 pts. 2's just the one by Dolores Devaney. CSS 72 The prizes were gorgeous pieces of jewellery with which the prizewinners were delighted. Monday night the new beginners together with last year's beginners played a 9 hole scramble each pair had an experience player with them. The winners were Orla Martin Renee Gouldie and Eileen Reilly, 2nd Brenda Crawford Levina Merritt and Clara McNeill 3rd Joanne Harold Christine Henderson and Anna Dillon. It is intended to play this format again next week as it was so enjoyed by all.
Well done to the Revive team playing the quarter final against Castle Hume. They won all three matches at home and the away players were called in with one pair up and the other pair down. The team were Darragh McGowan and Mary McHugh, Margaret McConnell and Eileen Boyce Dolores Devanney and Deirdre Duncan, Sharon Malone and Karen O'Meara Ann Sweeney and Deirdre Kelly. Team capt. Eileen Reilly. Next match will be neutral venue in Ballina
Darragh Does it again in style
Hot off winning the Club prize last week Darragh McGowan playing off a 3 handicap took the honours to win the Lady Captain's prize at the weekend, carding a splendid 38 pts on day 1 and 37 on day two agg. score 75. Runner up was Ann Glancy with an agg. 72 ( 37 and 35). The gross was won by Dolores Devaney on agg. 41 gr pts In 3rd place was Kathleen Porter on agg 69 4th Sharon Maoney agg 68. Cat 1 Mary McHugh agg 63 Cat 2 Ann Sweeney agg 67 bot Cat 3 Ann Gilligan agg 67 Dat 1 was won by Margaret Hynes on a splendid 40 pts Day 2 Karen Duncan on 35 pts bot A Mystery prize for the best scoring on hole 7 was won by Josephine Stewart Committee Prize Kathleen McGowan agg. 62 Senior Prize Brid McMenamin agg 65 Granny prize Clara McNeill agg 65 The Beginner 9 hole comp was won by newcomer Christine Henderson and the Beginner 5 hole comp. was won by Levina Merritt. Christine is now moving on to play 18 holes and Levina will step up to 9 holes. The Gent 9 hole prize was won by John Costello with a very fine 23 pts and the Guest prize was won by Mary Casey (Strabane) on 33 pts.
Congrats to Darragh McGowan who won the coveted Club prize on Wednesday last with a comfortable 69 net in 2nd place was Karen O'Meara on 71 net Gross Dolores Devanney 86 gross 3rd Mae Ferry on 72 Nett 1st 9 Deirdre Concan on 33.5 2nd 9 Deirdre Kelly 34.5 net. 2's, just the one from Darragh McGowan 9 hole comp was won by recent beginner Christine Henderson on a very good score of 54 strokes. The 5 hole comp. was won by Renee Goudie on a bot from Ann Fairman both on 44.
The Captain's Scramble was won by Kathleen McGowan, Karen Duncan, Johnny Brady and Trevor Robb on 56.2 in 2nd placew as Eileen Boyce, Bridie Faulkner and Roger Campbell on 56.8. Best of luck to all in the Lady Captain's Prize on Thursday and Saturday. There will be a 9 hole fun Rumble on Wednesday night. Best of luck to the Maire O'Donnell team who play against Portnoo in Portnoo on the Friday between the Lady Captain's prize days. Plenty of stamina needed ladies.
Wed 26th July sponsored by Beauty by Shana
Cat 1 0 - 18 1 st Dolores Devanney 71 net bot 2nd Sharon Maloney 71 net Cat 2 1st Brid McMenamin 71 2nd Deirdre Kelly 75 Cat 1 Ita Ward was to the fore once again on 72 net 2nd Mary Brogan made a welcome return also on 72 net The 9 hole comp. was won by Brenda Crawford. The 5 hole comp. was son by Joy Bell 2nd Bernie Thompson. There are 7 or 8 beginners out during the week and Paddy Cleary and Darragh McGowan continue to accompany them on Monday evenings. They will compete for the Lady Captain's prize on Thursday the 10th August
Well done to the Maire O'Donnell team who did the business in Murvagh on Sunday. Having secured 4 matches at home, 1 and a half were required. After the first match was won another match was dormy 4 up and so a half called and the others called in. The team were Darragh McGowan and Deirdre Kelly Margaret McConnell and Eileen Boyce Mary McHugh and Deirdre Duncan Dolores Devanney and Eileen Reilly Ann Glancy and Anna Dillon. Team Capt Margaret McCrossan. The North West team played away to Strabane and secured two half matches bringing their total points for the 2 matches to seven. The team were Kaye Stewart Kathleen Porter Imelda Muldoon Breid Kelly Maureen Boyle. team capt Sylvia Allan Hamilton