PORTSALON Golf Club has confirmed that the Scratch Cup goes ahead on Saturday 29th August with a Senior (0-9) and Intermediate (10-18) event over 18 holes including gross and net prizes.
This year’s event is very kindly sponsored by Manor Motors Opel, Letterkenny. Time sheet now available, entry is €10 members and €25 visitors.
Kernaghan Cup / Shaw Shield Day, Thursday 20th August.
The Shaw Shield is open to under-18s with GUI Handicap, registration is in the Club Shop from 8.45am – 9.15am Thursday morning. The Kernaghan Cup is open to all non-handicap juniors from any golf club, registration is in the Club Shop from 9.45am – 10am.
Entry fee for both competitions is just €5 per player and includes lunch afterwards. Call us on 074-9159459 with any queries.
Good luck to Donal Callaghan Snr and his Ulster Cup players as they face a local derby against Letterkenny this Friday afternoon. The split venue tie takes place with four games in Barnhill and three in Portsalon.
Commiserations to Cathal Canning and the Donegal League side who saw their hopes dashed on Sunday last by North West GC. The visitors from Lisfannon picked up a crucial match in Portsalon and secured the two they required on the other side of Lough Swilly to progress into the semi-finals.
The Doubles Matchplay has reached the quarter-final stage and all competing teams are reminded to keep up with the deadlines. The top-half of the draw is headlined by an all-Ramelton battle. Kyle Burke’s scoring power has been on show recently. He and partner Michael Molloy took out Stuart and Noel Nicholl in the last-16 but are now going to face a showdown with David Fisher and Tony McNamee that will carry plenty bragging rights.
Cian Harkin and Adam Duncan dispatched reigning champions Ryan McGettigan and Ducky Callaghan in the previous round with some sublime golf and they face Charlie McCahill and Chuck McTaggart next. Further down, the always reliable pairing of Michael McFadden and Ian Morton square off against Daniel Shields and Gerry Hannan for a semi-final spot.
The Last-16 completion date for the Singles Matchplay is the 29th August and with three of the eight quarter-finalists already known, those lagging behind are encouraged to catch up.
Wednesday 12th August – Open Stableford
Winner: Vincent Carney (Beech Park, 6) – 44 points
Runner-up: Ultan McGettigan (28) – 41 points BOT
Gross: Martin Cassidy (Murvagh, 6) – 31 gross points
Third: Marion O’Reilly (15) – 41 points
Fourth: Ronan McClafferty (12) – 39 points
Saturday 15th August Members Stableford
Winner: Michael Campbell (18) – 42 points
Runner-up: Conor McFadden (8) – 40 points
Gross: Cian Page (10) – 29 gross points
Third: Charlie Hickland (23) – 38 points
Sunday 16th August – Members Stableford
Winner: Kieran O’Neill (13) – 42 points
Runner-up: Paddy McGroarty (13) – 41
Gross: Diarmuid Logue (6) – 32 gross points
Third: Gerry Gallagher (19) – 39 points
Busch wins Members Competition
Congratulations to Anne Busch (27) winner of the Sunday Members Competition on 16th August with 40points from runner-up was Mary McGuigan (29) with 36points. Well done Anne!
Maire O’Donnell Competition
Best of luck to Lady Vice Captain and Team Captain, Iris Condron, and her players who are away to Dunfanaghy this weekend in the second leg of their match. Having secured a positive result in Portsalon, Iris and her players are relishing the challenge and will take nothing for granted from their formidable Dunfanaghy opponents.
Portsalon Ladies Winter Links Captains Day
Deferred from March due to Covid-19, this prestigious event on the Ladies calendar now takes places on Thursday 27th August. All players are reminded that booking is essential and the timesheet will be available from this Thursday, 20th August, via BRS or by calling the shop on 074 9159459.
Competition Rules Amended
Ladies are reminded to familiarise themselves with the changes to the competition rules due to the Covid-19 restrictions. The competition rules have been revised and amended accordingly, and posted on the notice board in the ladies locker room.
Dates for your diaries
Book before you play (timesheet is available to book one week in advance). Follow Club protocols before, during and after your game.
Members Competitions: 23rd August (Sun) and 21st August, (Friday alternate day); Wednesday Opens (Ladies and Gents): 19th and 26th August; Donegal Shield: Ballybofey & Stranorlar GC 12th September (Sat) Portsalon players are reminded to confirm their availability to play with Marie Gilligan, Competition Secretary. Past Captains: Saturday 19th September; Portsalon Ladies Winter Links 2020/21: Thursday 24th September, Thursday 29th October and Thursday 26th November.