It was indeed gratifying to discover that Irish Times golf correspondent, Philip Reid had included the course in his favourite 8 courses in Ireland in the 2010 Fáilte Ireland Official Ireland Golf Guide 2010. To be listed with the likes of Ballybunion and Royal Portrush shows the strides that have been made in recent years. Further small amendments to the course are in the offing, with several holes being fine-tuned to add to our golfing pleasure!
Ciaran O’Kane walked away with the single Stableford played on Sunday last. Despite the course being shortened to 15 holes on account of the frost, Ciaran accumulated 36 points. Just a single shot was dropped on his front eight holes and from then on, he parred away to his heart’s content!
Hugh Boyle won last Wedneday’s Open event with 34 points over the same course as Sunday. A blank at the first was not the most auspicious of starts but he recovered well afterwards and the birdie four at ten (yielding five points) was an undoubted highlight! Tony Boner was a welcome addition to the podium.
The Club sympathises with the Concarr family on the recent death of Tom Concarr. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.
The Ardara Society are holding their A.G.M. in Doherty’s Bar on Friday evening, February 26th at 8p.m.
The club is hosting a fundraiser for Haiti on February 27th and we urge all members and visitors to support this worthy cause. Entrants to the single stableford can pay what they wish in entering the competition and both ladies and gents are invited to compete.
February 17: 1. Hugh Boyle (21) 34; 2. Tony Boner (19) 32;
February 20: 1. Ciaran O’Kane (12) 36; 2. Paddy B. Boyle (19) 34; 3. Tom Rawdon (20) 33 b.o.t;
Sunday February 28: open stableford
Saturday February 27: Special Haiti Fundraiser, Ladies & Gents, single stableford, voluntary contribution as entry fee, open
Wednesday March 3: Wednesday Open, ladies and gents, single stableford, 20 euro entry for G.U.I. visitors including green fee;