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Narin & Portnoo Golf Club Notes 16th March 2010

Narin and Portnoo Lady Captain, Margaret Roarty of Strabane launches a big drive down the middle during the drive-in last Saturday.

Seamus McDonagh swung like any good captain should at his drive-in last weekend at Narin and Portnoo Golf Club.

New captains, Seamus McDonagh and Margaret Roarty posed for the cameras before getting the Captains’ Drive-in Charity Scramble under way at Narin on Saturday.

The Captains’ Drive-in was a great success, with Seamus McDonagh and Margaret Roarty not only launching the ceremonial shots in fine style, but also combining with our PGA professional, Connor Mallon and Lady President, Ann Hayden to win the ensuing scramble. Their score of 57.4 was astonishing, featuring eight birdies and an eagle at the long tenth. The Lady Captain’s husband, Martin led in the runners-up with a fine score of 63 but the winners had left the whole field way behind! The proceeds of the competition went towards the Dungloe Hydropool fundraising campaign.

Michael Naughton’s wounded Gaeltacht League team came out fighting last Saturday week and rediscovered that winning formula which should see them qualify for the latter stages of this year’s competition. Dunfanaghy were the visitors to Narin and they were well beaten on the day, with Narin and Portnoo achieving seventeen points out of twenty. Harold Reid and John Molloy were the best pairing on the day with 42 points but this was a team effort, led of course by the long-suffering captain himself who sank the winning putt in his own match on the eighteenth! The lads are in Cloughaneely this Saturday and we wish them every success as they attempt to finish in the top four.

The second of the monthly medals was sponsored by Glenside Bacon and the scoring proved difficult on the day, even though the conditions were pleasant. Donie McCole was the only man to break par, though he struggled to find his game on the front nine. Normality was restored, however, on the return with the Narin man completing the nine holes in level par gross. The big birdie on the long fifteenth capped a fine performance.
P.J. Gallagher won last Wednesday’s Open with a good score of 34 points. He shot level twos on the front nine but several nice three-pointers coming home made all the difference before he finished handsomely with par, par, par.

March 10: 1. P.J. Gallagher (12) 34; 2. Neily Gildea (11) 33 b.o.t.; 3. Hughie Moore (13) 33;
March 13: Drive-In Scramble: 1. Margatret Roarty, Ann Hayden, Connor Mallon, Seamus McDonagh 57.4; 2. Martin Roarty, Paul McNamee, Patricia McDaid, Annette McGettigan 63;
March 14: Glenside Bacon Medal: 1. Donie McCole (9) 72; 2. Tony Dooley (16) 73 b.o.t.; 3. James Quinn (9) 73; Cat A Sean Hanrahan (11) 75; Cat B Michael Nicholson (14) 74; Cat C Paddy McDwyer (18) 74; Nines: Conal Gillespie (16) 32; Finnian O’Doherty (4) 37; CSS 74; Twos: 7 balls each.

Sunday March 21: Keltic Hygiene Single Stableford, open
Wednesday March 24: Wednesday Open, ladies and gents, single stableford, 20 euro entry for G.U.I. visitors including green fee


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