Hot conditions were matched with hot scoring In the Sunday members competition on the 9th of June. Sally O’Kane returned 41pts to win on bot from Kathleen O’Toole’s 41pts.
Congratulations to the mixed foursomes team who won their match against Narin & Portnoo on Friday the 7th.
Open week is less than 3 weeks away. First day for ladies to play will be Sunday the 30th of June.
3rd June 2013 Winner of the Open competition on Sunday the 2nd of June with a fine score of 40pts was our Lady Captain, Deirdre Hensey(23).
Runner up was Mae Blaney(26) with 37pts. Css 37pts
Well done Deirdre the holiday has obviously done the trick.
The May monthly was won by Roisin McCormack with 75pts Bot from Noreen McConigley 75pts.
Best of luck to the Mixed Foursomes team playing there matchplay against Narin & Portnoo on Friday the 7th in North West at 4.30pm and also our Maura O’Donnell team travelling to Greencastle on Saturday the 8th.
26th May 2013May The age old question of which came first-the chicken or the egg?! This was answered in portsalon on Sunday the 26th in the May medal, when Roisin McCormack came first and her mother Mary Barrett came second. Just like the chicken and the egg it was a close run thing but Roisin clinched it on the break of tie when they both returned 73netts.
On Saturday the 25th there was an open competition sponsored by Francophone and the winner was our past captain Noreen McConigley(22) with 39pts.2nd Sarah Nicholl(16) 37pts
3rd Ethel Liggett(30) 35pts
1st nine Mairead Harkin(18) 18pts
2nd nine Monica Tanney(32) 19pts
Commiserations to Marie Gilligan’s Miele team who lost to Dunfanaghy on Friday the 24th. There was an anxious wait on news from Dunfanaghy as one of the matches went to the 20th hole but in the end Dunfanaghy secured the overall victory by 3 holes. Best of luck to them in their future matches.
There will be a ladies and Gents open on Sunday the 2nd of June and a date for the diary is August the 31st for the Past Captains.
With her second reduction in 2 months, Betty Boal(20) proved beyond a shadow of doubt that as our Hon. Handicap secretary, she applies the same sharp scissors to herself as she does to the rest of us. Betty returned an excellent 41pts in the Sunday members on the 19th to win, with second spot going to Deirdre Hensey(23) with 37pts. Css 39pWinner of the Ringer competition was Sarah Nicholl. There is an Open Ladies and Gents competition on Saturday the 25th sponsored by Francophone. May Medal will be on Sunday the 26th with the alternate day being Friday the 24th. Congratulations to our Mixed Foursomes team who qualified in second place at North West Golf club on Sunday the 19th. They now take on Narin&Portnoo in the first round of the matchplay stagesPortsalon Golf Club Notes – Ladies Branch
Commiserations to Mary Barretts Intermediate team who ended their tour of duty in Dunfanaghy. It was a tight match under very breezy conditions but in the end Dunfanaghy emerged victiorious with an overall 5 & half to 4 & half result. Mary had hoped as it was her birthday that the golfing Gods would favour Portsalon but it wasn’t too be. In true Mary fashion she wasn’t down beat for too long and enjoyed both teams singing her Happy Birthday accompanied by a lovely cake courtesy of Madam President. She thanked Dunfanaghy very much for their hospitality and the great spirit in which all the matches were played and wished them the best of luck in their next match.
The club matchplay draw will be posted in the next couple of days.
Good luck to the Mixed Foursomes team travelling to the North West on Sunday the 19th.
Portsalon Golf Club Notes – Ladies Branch
It’s not exactly bucket and spade weather but at least the Baltic conditions have subsided and we are no longer trying to play with frost bitten finger tips and 10 layers of thermals. The milder conditions suited Kathleen O’Toole for the Sunday members on the 5th of May when she won with 38pts, 2nd was Dana Clinton with 36pts on B.o.t. Css 37pts. Winner of the April monthly was Noreen McConigley with 73pts and 2nd was Eileen McLarnon with 72pts.
The deadline for the Ladies club matchplay has been extended to Sunday the 12th of May. For those ladies who want to play in this, please put your name on the sheet on the notice board.
The members voucher competition is on Saturday the 11th of May.
Girls Club Development Programme 2013
Building upon the success of the Girls in Golf Programme, the Ladies Branch through support from the ILGU Club Development Programme 2013 are offering young girls, between 8-15years of age the opportunity to develop their golfing skills through a series of professional lessons with Seamus Clinton, PGA Professional and practise sessions with the Ladies Volunteers. They will be encouraged to obtain their official ILGU handicaps and integrate into the Club as a member. The Coaching Programme started on Tuesday 30th April (7pm) for ten weeks at a subsidised cost of €20 for Portsalon 2013 Juvenile Members and €60 for non members. The programme is restricted to 20 participants and only a small number of places remain. For further details contact: Deirdre O’Toole, Girls Junior Convenor 087 9300756 or email email@example.com
Golf Lessons for Ladies at Portsalon Golf Club
Always wanted to try it but didn’t know how to go about it? Or maybe you’re a little bit rusty and want to get back into the swing of things? Well now’s your chance. Portsalon GC will be hosting a programme of golf lessons for beginners and improvers at the club. Expressions of interest are now been taken, contact Deirdre O’Toole on 087 9300756 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Winner of the Sunday members for the 21st of April was Eileen McLarnon 33pts b.o.t from Maureen Shanahan 33pts.Winner of the April Medal with a 74nett was Nuala McGarrigle, css 73nett.
It’s that time of year for representing the club in team matchplays. Ladies please check the notice boards and put your name down if you’re available to play on any of the teams.
Good luck to Mary Barretts intermediate team who play their first round match against Dunfanaghy. They are playing at home on Friday the 19th, tee off 3pm. Members Competition next Sunday the 21st and the April Medal is on Sunday the 28th with the alternate day Friday the 26th.
The Lady Captain and all the lady members would like to send their warmest thoughts to Rita MacLochlain and wish her a speedy recovery from her recent surgery.
Sunday Members for 7th of April Winner of the was Eileen McLarnon(25) with 39pts
2nd was Noreen McConigley(21) with 37pts B.o.t.
March monthly Winner of the with 76pts was Claire Ferry and 2nd was Sarah Nicholl with 74pts.
There will be an Open classic competition on Sunday 14th. Team entry for members is 60euro and 80euro for visitors.
The Cruit Island Ladies The Cruit Island Ladies brought the weather with them for their outing on Friday.
It was lovely to see you ladies and by all accounts you had an enjoyable day.
We hope your bus driver appreciated his daffodils and will bring you back again soon!
Sunday March 24th Apparently spring is supposed to be in the air although there is little sign of it yet.
Hopefully Easter weekend will see the start of brighter weather along with the brighter evenings we will be enjoying thanks to the clocks going forward.
There will be an Open Competition on Easter Saturday the 30th of March, sponsored by McCormick’s Pharmacy and a members Competition on Sunday the 31st.
Open competition Sunday the 17th of March. Winner of the Saint Patricks Day Open with a scorching 44pts was J. Gallagher, runner up with 38pts was Sarah Nicholl. C.S.S 38pts.
The February monthly was won by Mary Barrett with 72pts and runner up was Deirdre O’Toole with 70pts on B.o.t.
The March Medal will be played on Sunday the 24th and the alternate day is the previous Friday the 22nd.
Another reminder that the Winter Links Captains day is Thursday 28th March.
Sunday Members Winner of the competition played in rather chilly and blustery conditions was Mary Barrett with 33pts C.S.S. 76 Nett.
Daily Mail Foursomes Commiserations to the Lady Captain, Deirdre Hensey and President, Kathleen McCormick who were beaten in the first round of the matchplay stages of the Daily Mail Foursomes against North West Golf Club. Good luck to the North West in their future matches.
Excellent conditions produced equally excellent scoring in the February links played on Thursday 28th. The weather conditions were matched by the splendid condition of the course. With the sound of the waves to be heard in the background, gently pushing their way up the beautiful strand, every player out there was thinking the same thing…No Excuses today!
Brid Kelly from Ballybofey & Stranorlar made the most of the day, returning an impressive 41pts. Hot on her heels from Newtownstewart was Mary Glackin with 40pts. Playing of 12 and also from B&S, Sheila Breen recorded a very steady 38pts to take third on B.o.t from our own Deirdre O’Toole with Mary Brogan completing the hat trick for B&S to take 5th place with 37pts.
1st Brid Kelly(28) 41pts B&S
2nd Mary Glackin(36) 40pts N/S
3rd Sheila Breen(12) 38pts B.o.t B&S
4th Deirdre O’Toole(14) 38pts P/S
5th Mary Brogan(29) 37pts B&S
Front Nine Pat McGaughan 22pts
Back Nine Marie Gilligan 19pts
2’s Mary Ferry & Brid Ni Chearnaigh
March the 28th brings an end to the links with the Captains day. This is the last chance for overall Golfer of the Winter Links points!!!! Remember ladies points are given out each month for the top ten players so it is possible for a steady player hovering in the wings to make a last dash for the finish! The timesheet books up very quickly so don’t be disappointed, give the club a ring now on 07491 59459.
The February medal
The February medal was completed on Sunday the 3rd of March. The winner will have brought a smile to everyone’s face as it’s not very often that the handicap secretary has to cut herself but the scissors will definitely be coming out for Betty Boal after returning an excellent 72 nett. Runner up and no stranger to the winner’s enclosure was Vera Kearney with a 76 nett.
The Qualifying for the Donegal Shield
The Qualifying for the Donegal Shield was also completed on the 3rd of March.
The team of eight along with the Lady Captain who will go to the North West on the 27th of April are:
Betty Boal, Vera Kearney, Susie Sweeney, Kathleen McCormick, Sarah Nicholl, Roseanne Logue, Roisin McCormack, Claire Ferry. Subs are Mary Barrett, Noreen McConigley, Ann Speedie, Maureen Shanahan.
Sunday 24t February
Jack Frost tip toed across Ballymastocker bay in the early hours of Sunday morning while we all slept soundly. Opening the curtains on Sunday morning revealed a stunningly beautiful and tranquil site but unfortunately for those of us on the timesheet the disappointment of no golf today!
For those ladies who missed the opportunity to play in The Donegal Shield qualifying and the February medal on Sunday the 24th of February due to the course being closed, you can now play this on Sunday the 3rd of March. This is the main day for the February medal. For those Ladies who played on the alternate day on Friday the 22nd of February, please do not re-enter on Sunday in Medal or Donegal Shield Qualifying.
The winter Links Captains prize will be played on Thursday the 28th of March. Visiting Ladies please take note that this is different to the date stated on the notice sent to your respective clubs back in September. We look forward to welcoming you all to Portsalon for the finale of this very enjoyable competition.
The Lady Captain and Lady members would like to extend their deepest sympathies to our fellow member Claire Ferry on the sudden loss of her mother Maggie. Our thoughts are with you Claire and we hope to see you soon.
Daily Mail Foursomes Winners of the club qualifying for the Daily Mail Foursomes on Sunday 17th were Mother and Daughter combination,
Lady Captain Deirdre Hensey and Club President Kathleen McCormick with a 74nett.
Best of luck ladies in the matchplay stages.
Sunday members competition for 17th of February Winner: Claire Ferry (22) with 37pts
Runner up, Ann McDonnell(26) with 36pts.
C.S.S 74 nett.
A reminder that the club qualifying for the Donegal Shield can be played on either Friday the 22nd of February or Sunday the 24th.
On the third attempt the January took place on Thursday the 14th of February. Due to bad weather this competition had been postponed on two previous occasions. The strong breeze proved quite a challenge and kept the scoring in the mid-thirties. Results were as follows:
1st A. Friel (17) 35pts B.o.t
2nd E. McElwee (24) 35pts
3rd E. McLarnon (25) 34pts B.o.t
4th M. O’Sullivan (10) 34pts B.o.t
5th M. Barrett (15) 34pts
1st nine N. McConigley (21) 18pts B.o.t
2nd nine A. Wiseman (36) 20pts
2’s Club M. O’Sullivan
C.S.S 76 nett.
The February links is due to take place on Thursday 28th.
Drive in Sunday February 10th A uniquely special day for the ladies of Portsalon and undoubtedly a special day for the McCormick family.
Not only did our new Lady Captain Deirdre Hensey have her drive-in on Sunday 10th of February but her mother, Kathleen McCormick also teed off 2013 as Club President. Along with the honour that comes with both of these positions, the year should accumulate many memories that they will both be able to treasure forever.
With Mr. Captain Joe Harkin they braved the elements to get proceedings underway with a team classic. To say conditions were damp would be somewhat of an understatement, but this had no effect on the atmosphere of the occasion or Joe’s dancing on the first tee!
The winning team with a great score of 88pts were
Noel Nicholl (13) Fergus Friel (18) David Jones (28) Joe Hensey (14)
Runners up with 87pts were
Martin Blaney (15) Damian Hannigan (21) James Lynch (20) Adrian McAlary (14)
The ladies would like to wish Deirdre, Joe and Kathleen every success for their year ahead.
Captain’s Deirdre Hensey and Joe Harkin along with President Kathleen McCormick will host their Drive-in on Sunday 10th February at 10:30am sharp. Enter on-line or contact the club before 6pm on Saturday 9th February in order to facilitate the draw.
The Drive-in begins at 10:30am followed by a shotgun start. The club extends an invitation to the members from Otway Golf Club to join us.
It was with great sadness that the Club learned of the death of Anne McMahon, Milford after a short illness, Anne was a former member of the Club and the McMahon Family continue to be great supporters of Portsalon. On behalf the Ladies Branch,
Lady Captain Deirdre and her committee wish to extend their sympathies to Derek and his family.
Results: January Monthly Competition
Eileen McElwee won the with 99pts with Mae Blaney second with 94pts. Sunday 3rd members:
Roseanne Logue made light work of the course recording a fantastic 42pts to win the competition,
Runner-up President, Kathleen McCormick, 35pts.
The Ladies Winter Links – due to the inclement weather the event was deferred until this Thursday (7th February). Timesheet has been carried forward from last weeks cancelled event. Members are all asked to contact the club if they are unable to attend or should the weather conditions continue to be a factor - if in doubt ring before travelling (074-9159459).
Daily Mail Foursomes 2013 – Club Qualifying Event: This competition will take place on Sunday 17th February. Format – two players, one ball, alternative shots with half players aggregate handicap.
Donegal Shield – Club Qualifying Event: will be held on Sunday 24th February (Donegal Shield will be hosted by North West Golf Club on Saturday 27th April)
NEW Medal format:
The Ladies Medal Competitions will be held on the last Sunday of the month and the preceding Friday (alternative day). Should these dates clash with other club fixtures, alternative dates will be arranged and notices will be posted on the Club Notice Boards and website in advance of this.
Dates for your diary:
Club Qualifiers for the Daily Mail Foursomes, Sunday 17th Feb, Ladies Medal Competition, Friday 22nd Feb (Alt. Day) and Sunday 24th Feb. Donegal Shield Club Qualifying event will be held on Sunday 24th Feb. The Ladies Winter Links, Thursday 28th Feb and Links Captains Event, Thursday 28th March.
McCormick is Portsalon’s Club President
Congratulations to Kathleen McCormick who was appointed President of Portsalon Golf Club at its Club AGM on Friday last.
As the first woman appointed as President of the Club, she is no stranger to holding high office where on two occasions she was Lady Captain, 1985 and in 1991. Kathleen is an ardent supporter of the club and has been an active member of the Ladies Committee holding various positions since her involvement in the Club began over thirty years ago. Her experience and enthusiasm for all things Portsalon has rubbed off on her family and in particular her daughter Deirdre Hensey who is Lady Captain of the Club this year.
Congratulations to them both, we wish them a great year ahead.
The Ladies branch held their AGM on Saturday 19th January in the Club House and created a little piece of history as Noreen McConigley stepped aside to welcome President, Kathleen McCormick and Lady Captain, Deirdre Hensey and her committee.
Remarking that it’s an historical day for Portsalon GC as this marks the first occasion to have a member from the Ladies Branch as Club President but to also have a mother and daughter hold such prestigious positions within the club, is truly remarkable.
The Portsalon Ladies Committee for 2013 is:
Lady Captain, Deirdre Hensey,
Lady Vice Captain, Sarah Nicholl,
Hon. Secretary, Rose Anne Logue,
Hon. Handicap Secretary, Betty Boal,
Hon, Competition Secretary, Mae Blaney,
Hon. Treasurer, Nuala McGarrigle.
Committee Members, Kathleen McCormick, Mary Flynn, Dana Clinton and Marie Gilligan.
Congratulations and best wishes to Mr Captain, Joe Harkin and Vice Captain, Dermot Boyce on their year ahead.
Sunday Members Results: Sunday 13th January, winner Claire McGonagle with 38pts, Sunday 20th January – Winner, Anne Speedie, 32pts, BOT R-up: Noreen McConigley, 32pts
The Ladies Winter Links – Thursday 31st January (Timesheet in operation, contact Portsalon 074 9159459). Thursday 28th February and Thursday 28th March (Captains Day).
Daily Mail Foursomes 2013 – this competition will take place on Sunday 17th February. Format – two players, one ball, alternative shots with half players aggregate handicap.
Dates for your diaries: the Captains Drive-in will be held on Sunday 10th February (format for this event will be announced shortly).
Portsalon Ladies AGM:
The Ladies Branch will host their Annual General Meeting on Saturday 19th January at 2:00pm in the Club House.
Any ladies who are interested in the putting their names forward for any of the Committee positions are invited to do so, the relevant sheet is available in the locker room. Any proposals for discussion at the AGM should be put in writing to the Honour Secretary, Roseanne on or before Friday the 11th January.
Happy New Year to you all and wishing you all a fit and healthy 2013!
Ladies Opens Competitions Results:
Members Competitions: 16th December, Winner Dana Clinton, 37pts,
23rd December, Deirdre Hensey, 38pts.
Claire McGonagle was in blistering form on Sunday 6th January to record the first forty pointer for 2013 with a fantastic score of 41pts,
Runner-up was Mary Barrett, 34pts.
Ladies Open Competitions:
St Stephens Open, was won by Lady Captain, Noreen McConigley, with 33pts
Saturday 29th December Open was won by Lady Vice Captain, Deirdre Hensey, 34pts, who also won the December monthly with 99pts.
Well done ladies.
Portsalon Ladies Winter Links 2011/12:
The Links recommences on Thursday 31st January (Timesheet in operation, contact Portsalon 074 9159459). In the event of adverse weather conditions please ring on the day before travelling or to cancel your booking.
Good luck to Mary Barretts intermediate team who play their first round match against Dunfanaghy. They are playing at home on Friday the 19th, tee off 3pm.Members Competition next Sunday the 21st and the April Medal is on Sunday the 28th with the alternate day Friday the 26th. The Lady Captain and all the lady members would like to send their warmest thoughts to Rita MacLochlain and wish her a speedy recovery from her recent surgery.
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