John Callaghan pipped Hugh Boyle in winning the Ulster Bank stableford at the weekend. The weather was fine on the day, though somewhat breezy. The twenty-handicapper held his game together on the front nine while many stumbled, and once he turned for home, the points were accumulated with ease. A par on ten yielded four points, as did a great birdie on thirteen. The final tally was forty points, a splendid effort and a worthy winning score.
Pat McGee of Killybegs won the Wednesday Open by four points, a tribute to his fine ball-striking. The damage was done on the front nine, a lovely par-par-birdie start just the tonic on a cool day. He added eighteen points to the twenty-four points he achieved on the way out for a total of forty-two.
Those intending to go on Seamus McDonagh’s Captain’s Outing to Ballyliffin on October 9th and 10th should pay their special rate of 110 euro per person sharing (non-golfers are welcome to come for just 80 euro) as soon as possible. This can be done in the Pro Shop. The fee covers two rounds of golf, bed and breakfast, an evening meal and prize-fund.
September 22: Wednesday Open 1. Pat McGee (17) 42; 2. Jack McCann (18) 38; 3. Tommy Philbin (16) 37; Twos: 2 balls
September 26: Ulster Bank 1. John Callaghan (20) 40; 2. Hugh Boyle (21) 39; 3. John McBride (10) 38; Cat A Joe McLoone (10) 36; Cat B Lyle Taggart (14) 37; Cat C Mark Diver (20) 37; Nines: Michael Fitzmaurice (22) 20; John Molloy (6) 20; C.S.S. 73; Twos: 3 balls
Sunday October 3: Fourball betterball open
Wednesday, October 6: Wednesday Open, ladies and gents, single stableford, 20 euro entry for G.U.I. visitors, including green fee