THE preliminary round of match play in the Owen McDaid (Roe) Winter League took place last weekend and there was some great golf played.
Paul Eccles and Kevin McDermott beat Gary Doherty and Michael Sweeney, Carlo McLaughlin and Kevin Monaghan beat the father and son combination of Karl and Michael King while Ciaran Bradley and Caolan McHugh beat David Henry and Eoghan McColgan.
The draw for the first round proper of the match play is posted on the clubhouse notice board with all matches in the qualifiers and non-qualifiers sections to o be played on or before Sunday November 24 with no exceptions.
There was an 18 hole Open Stableford sweep last weekend and the best score over the two days was returned by 8 handicapper Niall McLaughlin.
Niall played some great golf to shoot a 70 gross score which gave him his winning total of 40 points. Niall will be hoping to carry this form into the match play stages of the Winter League over the coming weeks.
The winner of the 9 hole ‘Twenties’ last week was Martin Doherty (13) with a great score of 24 points.
The 9 hole Stableford ‘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 entry 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 €1,000.00, 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 is a great membership deal at present anyone who joins now can play the remainder of this year and all of 2020 for the normal rate of membership. That’s 15 months for Male €350.00, Lady €232.00, Beginner Male €260.00 and Lady Beginner €190.00 all fees inclusive of G.U.I. / Insurance.
Qualifying for the Annual Christmas Hamper has commenced and the format is as follows; 7 handicaps up 21 points to qualify and 6 handicaps down 20 points to qualify. Cards can be taken in conjunction with other competitions and the Christmas Hamper will be played weekend of December 7 and 8.