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Narin & Portnoo Golf Club Notes 21st February 2011

Frankie Kennedy was the narrow winner of last Sunday’s Open, carding 38 points to win by a point from James Keeney. Frankie was consistent for most of the round, with just a couple of blemishes threatening to furrow the brow at times. The birdie at the last proved the difference in the end for the Killybegs man, but James can console himself with the knowledge that he was one of only two people to break par.

Tony Gildea celebrated the latest anniversary of his birth in fine style, pipping Hugh Francis Shovlin to the laurel garland in Wednesday’s Open. Twenty points on the front nine was a fine start and the subsequent birdie at the Hemmersbach’s Gap sealed a fine performance from the Glenties lad.

An insurance scheme for golfers is available in the clubhouse through Golfsure Insurance Company and coverage commences on March 1st. The annual fee is just 20 euro, so contact the Pro Shop to add your name to the long list of golfers who have already subscribed.

Narin and Portnoo enjoyed a rare victory over Gaoth Dobhair in the latest Gaeltacht League encounter last Saturday. Home advantage was key, as were excellent performances from the club’s form players resulting in a six-four victory. Hats off to the team captain, Michael Naughton who has an eye firmly on silverware this season!

February 20:  Club Open
1. Frankie Kennedy (12) 38; 2. James Keeney (15) 37; 3. Hugh Boyle (20) 35; CSS 75 (handicap reductions only) February 16: Wednesday Open 1. Tony Gildea (18) 37 b.o.t.; 2. Hugh F. Shovlin (18) 37 b.o.t.; 3. Gerald McDwyer (12) 37; Twos: 3 balls

Sunday February 27: Club Open, single stableford Wednesday, March 2: Wednesday Open, ladies and gents, single stableford, 20 euro entry for G.U.I. visitors, including green fee;

Narin & Portnoo Golf Club Notes 8th September 2010

The Captain’s Outing to Ballyliffin is scheduled for October 9th and 10th. The cost is 110 euro per person sharing for two rounds of golf, bed and breakfast, an evening meal and prize-fund. Non-golfers are welcome to come for just 80 euro. Places are limited, so please contact the professionals as soon as possible.

Past captain, Michael Glynn hit the right notes last Monday in the Northern Bank Holiday stableford, finishing a shot ahead of Connor Taggart. This was the last hurrah of summer and Michael enjoyed every bit of it, racing through the back nine in 23 points. A trilogy of three-pointers got his back nine off to a great start and it was plain sailing from then on, with Michael eventually finishing on 41 points.

The Wednesday Open was an enjoyable affair, with unseasonably nice weather shocking all on the first day of September. John Gillespie of Cruit Island finished on top with 40 points, a fine performance on an away course. Neily Gildea and John McBride scrapped for the minor placings, with the Ardara man edging it by a shot over the Glenties stalwart. One wonders whether or not the upcoming local Rider Cup will see a similar outcome!

August 30: 1. Michael Glynn (20) 41; 2. Connor Taggart (17) 40; 3. Martin Regan (20) 38 b.o.t.; CSS 72; Twos: 6 balls
September 1: Wednesday Open 1. John Gillespie, Cruit 40; 2. Neily Gildea 39; 3. John McBride 38; CSS 73; Twos: 7 balls

Sunday September 12: Coastal Windows, fourball betterball stroke, open.
Wednesday, September 15: Wednesday Open, ladies and gents, single stableford, 20 euro entry for G.U.I. visitors, including green fee;