first_imgMonday 15th Cat 4. Captain’s prize competition , played over 15 holes, was won by the ever improving Jim Toner with 34pts on BOT from Joe Lambe.Wed. 17th competition was sponsored by Doherty’s Fresh Food, Letterkenny and it was single figure handicapper Joe Coyle [9] who made a welcome return to the rostrum with 41pts on a six way BOT. With a solid front nine which included a birdie at 7th, Joe consolidated his winning card with an eagle at 18th for a level par back nine and a gross score of 76.Runner-up was regular visitor and winner at Barnhill Con Friel [16] on 41pts also. Con lost out on top spot with a double bogey at 7th and a blank at 18th, both par five’s. In third place was local radio sports presenter Kenny Harkin [13] who has proved that he is as adept at golf as he was at soccer. Gross prize was won by Johnny Deeney [5] with a gross 74, Cat.4 was won by the evergreen Barry Ramsay [19] and visitor’s prize was collected by Joe Terry [10] with 39pts.Friday 19th saw the annual pre-captain’s day mixed foursomes , which was played on the “scotch” format, and it was the formidable pairing of Greg Sullivan and Bridie Gildea who showed the chasing pack just how play “pairs” golf.Sat. 20th saw the most anticipated competition of the year arrive, Mr. Henry Mc Cahey’s Captain’s Prize. With over 230 entries on the day, it was left to ex-captain Brian O’Donnell to come to the “fore” and, as the temperature soared into the 30’s, Brian’s score went even higher into the 40’s! With the help of an excellent birdie at 6th, Brian covered the front nine in 38 gross shots and, keeping a cool head and steady swing, followed with a 39 on back nine for a gross total 77 and 46pts. Congratulations Brian! In runner-up spot was J.P. Clarke [17] who, despite a double bogey at 1st, returned a fine 22pts on back nine for a total of 43pts.Relegated to third place by virtue of BOT was Adrian Brown [12], also on 43pts, whilst juvenile of the moment Jamie Foley [6] was fourth with 42pts., his better back nine beating Liam Wiseman into fifth position. Best gross on the day was returned by Con Boyce with a magnificent score of 71 gross, one under course par, which included three birdies and two bogeys, each at the par five 9th and 18th. Veteran’s prize was won by the oldest entrant in the competition, Hugh Breslin. Sunday 21st confined competition was again decided on BOT with Kieran Ryan [15] in the winners’ circle having returned 41pts. With a disastrous triple bogey at 1st and birdie at 11th, Kieran managed 21pts on back nineto pick up his first trophy of the season. In second place was Eugene O’Donnell [19] who, despite a card showing a double and triple bogey, still managed a total of 41pts also. Gross prize was collected by Martin A. Gallagher [7].Monday’s Juveniles’ competition was won by Cian Harkin [21] with 45pts and in runner-up spot was Tom Doherty [22] on 43pts.Weekend competitions: Sat. 27th; Sandwich Company Open; Sunday 28th; Value Centre Wholesale Open; Wed. 31st; Bonner Engineering Open;Hearty congratulations were conveyed to the club’s ex- president Padraic Munnelly who won the Donegal Seniors captain’s day prize on Wednesday last at Strabane Golf Club. On accepting his first major prize of a long and colourful golfing career, Padraic stated that the essence of his win was “staying out of the bunkers”. Congratulations are also extended to Michael Boyce on recording his first ever hole-in-one during his round in the Golf Shop sponsored competition of Saturday last. Michael scored his “ace” at the 13th in Barnhill with his trusty 5 iron.Team News:The club’s Junior Scratch team will play the first leg of their semi-final match at home in Letterkenny against North-West Golf Club on Monday 29th at 4pm. All support for the club team welcome.The club had 23 juniors that travelled to Dunfanaghy on Friday last to play in the Donegal Junior Boys and they performed so well that some were able to take trophies home. The most important thing they got was the experience of taking part in this great event, Thanks to all the boys who travelled and you were a great credit to the club both in your performance, responsibility and golf etiquette. Also, we had a great effort by our Fred Daly team who did their best but lost out to a very good and experienced Belvoir Park youth team, but every congratulations on reaching the quarter final. The juniors will be having golf on Sunday evening and on Monday of next week as usual. Rules of Golf: Rule 4-4;Maximum number of clubs allowed per round is 14. Penalty for breach of rule-strokeplay; two stroke penalty for each hole played, maximum of four strokes.GOLF NEWS – O’DONNELL BAGS CAPTAIN’S PRIZE AT LETTERKENNY was last modified: July 23rd, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Letterkenny Golf Club noteslast_img