There was an 18 hole Open Stableford sweep last weekend at Buncrana Golf Club and the difficult weather conditions didn’t deter some of the players playing some fantastic golf.
The best score of the weekend was recorded by Paul Burns (24) who shot a tremendous 45 points to take first prize and his maiden victory as a member. In second place was Paul Mc Daid (11) with another great score of 43 points and Jonny Morrison (8) finished third with 41 points.
Fiáchra O’ Flaherty (5) took the gross with 68 gross shots.
Picture: Callaghan Jewellers 2019 Golfer of The Year presentation left to right: Pius McFadden (President), Jonney Doherty (Nett Winner), Brendan Callaghan (Sponsor), Oliver Doherty (Gross Winner) and Brendan Murphy (Captain).
18 Hole Open Stableford Sweep
There will be an 18 Hole Open Stableford Sweep this weekend Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th January.
The Annual Mini-League will commence Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th January 2020 and will run for four weeks with all Fridays also included for returning scores. The format will be week 1- greensomes, week 2 – 2 ball betterball, week 3 – 2 ball scramble and the final week greensomes.
Three scores from the four weeks will be used to qualifying for the match play stages. The entry fee will be €20.00 for the 4 weeks and names are now being taken.
The ‘Twenties’ competitions will continue over the next few months and will give members the opportunity to play competition golf throughout this period. The cost will be €3.00 to enter and will run until 20 competitors play with the prize being won at this stage and a new competition will start straight away.
Find the Joker Fundraising
The ‘Find the Joker’ is up and running again with a Jackpot of €1,100.00, lines only cost €2 each and this draw is open to members and non-members alike. Lines can be purchased in the clubhouse or through chief seller Oliver Doherty.
There are great membership deals at present Male €350.00, Lady €232.00, Beginner Male €260.00 and Lady Beginner €190.00 all fees inclusive of G.U.I. / Insurance.
Annual General Meeting
There was a good turnout for the Annual General Meeting last Sunday where the members were informed of the progress of the club by reports from the club Secretary Francis McGrory, the club Treasurer Gary McLaughlin and the greens convenor P J Hallinan.
The club continues to progress in the right direction with a positive balance sheet and an increase in membership. New and existing members can see what the club has to offer with the excellent greens, the friendly atmosphere and camaraderie at the club is second to none.
On behalf of the committee and members the secretary took the opportunity to thank all the sponsors who give generously every year. The secretary stated as a voluntary / community golf club the support of these sponsors is greatly appreciated and necessary to maintain the facility for the local community.
There will be no membership increases this year, however the AGM has introduced a levy for anyone who hasn’t their respective membership paid in full on or before 31st March 2020.
Anyone who is paying by instalments and hasn’t the full subscription paid on or before the 31st March 2020 will pay an extra €20 levy. The following officers were elected for 2020: President Mr. Robert Callaghan, Captain Mr. Pius McFadden, Vice-Captain Mr. David Henry, Secretary Mr. Francis McGrory and Treasurer Mr. Gary McLaughlin.