History was in the making last weekend at Ballybofey & Stranorlar Golf Club as, for the very first time, since the formation of the club in 1957 and the then first President, Mr W.H. Wraitt, the members played for the first female Presidents Prize.
The honour was bestowed upon Mary P. O’Flanagan some fifty nine years later and she proved to be a very popular choice amongst the members.
She always has kind and friendly words to greet everyone which indeed is a great trademark of all the members in B&S Golf Club itself.
Mary had an excellent night in the Club House and was reported to be seen dancing into the wee hours with family, friends and fellow members .
Picture caption: Madam President Mary P. O’Flanagan pictured with Michael Scanlon, Eamonn Foy, Michael Ferry and Paddy Mullins on Presidents Day 2016.
1st Nett: Gerard MeLaughlin 42pts
2nd Nett: Conor O’Rourke. 40,pts
Gross: Billy Madden. 38pts
3rd Nett: James Grant. 39pts
4th Nett: Brendan McDermott 38pts (bot)
5th Nett: John Burke 38pts (bot)
Council Member: Martin Dillon 35pts
Front nine: Kevin Kelly 22pts
Back nine: Kieran McShea 21pts
Longest Drive: 300+ yards (15th hole) Ronan O’Flanagan
Nearest the pin: Paddy Mullins 3ft 6 1/4 in.
There was an other prize on offer which deserves special mention because of the category and the score.
The category was a junior prize on the day and the score was -2 groaa. (45 points).
The young man in question was Ryan Griffin. Ryan is one of our many young golfers who are playing exceptionally well at the present time. Ryan played the front nine in one under par and bogey free with just two bogeys on the way home and three excellent birdies on holes 13, 15 and 17.
Ryan is involved in two team Competitions this week, the Donegal Youth’s who meet Letterkenny in the semi-finals and is also playing in the semi-finals of the Donegal League away to Rosapenna and as it turns out, this team is captained by Ryan’s father Tony Griffin.
Good luck to both teams. The future is looking bright for Ryan and indeed all our young golfers.
Maybe one will shine in in our Scratch Cup this weekend sponsored by Carr & Company Architects and Civil Engineer’s.
Tuesday 16th Aug. Kindly Sponsored by Dermot O’Neill
1st Nett: Paul Henderson (12) 41pts
2nd Nett: Martin Lynch (13) 40pts
GROSS: Conor O’Rourke (12) 29pts
3rd Nett: John C Moore (15) 37pts
Senior: Eamonn Hone (23) 31pts
Visitor: Alan Blair (12) 33pts
Sunday 21st Aug Kindly Sponsored by Fred’s Golf Shop
1st Nett: Stewart Stevenson 41pts
2nd Nett: Michael Curran 38pts (bot)
GROSS Barry Farmer 30pts
3rd Nett: Trevor Robb 38pts (bot)
Mon 22nd Presidents Junior Prize
1st Nett: Joel Bradley Walsh.
Saturday 27th August: Senior and Intermediate Scratch Cups, sponsored by Carr & Company Architects and Civil Engineer’s.
Sunday 28th Sponsored by Crana Con.
Tuesday 30th Tue Open