Letterkenny Golf: Martin Gallagher claims Wednesday Open victory


There was a good turn out of players for the Wednesday Open at the Letterkenny Golf Club as Martin Gallagher (6.1) ran out the winner with the best Gross and an excellent score of 42 pts. 

Martin took 17 pars and one bogey out of the course. The runner up was Gordon Dickenson (25.0) with 42 pts. and Greg Sullivan (17.5) was third with 39 pts.

Forty two points now seems to be the average score to win a competition even during the winter season.

The Open Member Competition on Saturday, February 16, was won by Kevin Rafferty (4.1) with 41 pts.
Kevin had four birdies (on the 5th, 7th, 15th & 18th) along with 11 pars. Gerard Harkin (14.8) was the runner up with 40 pts. (BOT) and Sean Hensey was third 40 pts.
The Sunday Members Competition on February 17 was won by Daniel Carlin (27.6) with 38 pts. (BOT) Daniel took 2 pars and 10 bogeys out of the course.
Runner up was Kyle Loughrey (24.2)  with 38 pts. (BOT) and Josef Dadon (28.1) was third with 38 pts.
The Get into Golf Programme commences again in 2019.
It has been very successful since its commencement in 2016.
It appeals to people who would like to take up golf but for whatever reason, it just does not happen. The Get into Golf Programme provides Golf Clubs, Golf Bag and balls.
New members are given a chance to learn the basics of the game as well as the rules and etiquette of golf. There is also a follow up with a buddy system where new members can go out with a club member to play the course.
Ivan Fury and Veronica McAteer are running the Get into Golf Programme and can be contacted on (074)9121150.

Membership Options & Costs for Letterkenny Golf Club may be of interest to visitors over the upcoming holiday period.

Country Member living between 10 & 49 miles costs €300.
Country Member living between 50+ miles costs €175 and Overseas Members costs €150.

Multimedia Sports Reporter from Derry currently repenting for my sins in Letterkenny. Recent journalism graduate. NUJ member.

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