The early bird gets the worm, and not many get out earlier than past president Frank McHale who recorded 40 points to win the comp on Tuesday, with 9 pars on the way to victory.
Second was decided on a break of tie and a fantastic Eagle on the 18th from Padraig MacLochlainn made the difference. Padraig had 37 points beating Daniel McAteer to second place with Daniel finishing in 3rd rueing a blank at the 14th, but 9 pars on the day might be some consolation.
1st Frank McHale 40pts (16) 2nd Padraig MacLochlainn 37pts bot (6) 3rd Daniel McAteer 37pts
The ladies returned to the links this Wednesday after a brief hiatus last week and scoring was tough on the day.
Winner on the day was Sheila Reid with 31 points playing off 21. 3 pars was enough to get sheila over the line in tough conditions. Eileen Quigley makes a return to podium in second playing off 22 with 29 points on a break of tie. Third place was Mary McGeough playing off 16 also with 29 points.
It took a break of tie to decide the winner in this weeks Thursday Society. Daniel McAteer took top spot with 39 points. A steady round of 8 pars and a birdie at the 13th was enough to see off the challenge of Terry Meenan in second place.
Terry had 13 pars and a birdie at the difficult 5th hole in a remarkable round only marred by a blank at the 10th.
In third place fresh from his win on Tuesday past captain Frank McHale takes third place with 38 points. Special mention to Ray Gallagher Jnr showing great accuracy on the day recording twos at the 3rd and the 8th.
Members are reminded that while we are to mark our own scorecards due to ongoing restrictions, all cards need to be signed and the name of the marker (the person who verifies your score) should be on your card also.
1st Daniel McAteer 39 pts 2nd Terry Meenan 39 pts 3rd Frank McHale 38 pts
Con Ferry takes home the Lee Hogg Flagon (figuratively). A fantastic round with 12 pars and two birdies was enough for Con to see of all other challenges to win buy a two point margin on 40 points. Even a blank at the 17th was not enough to put the 6 handicapper off.
In second we had Matthew Stainsby showing again that he is a force to be reckoned with. Matthew started his round with a dreaded quadruple bogey at the first but steadied himself quickly recording 9 pars and 4 birdies to finish on 38 points beating Alan McNally on a break of Tie. Alan had a fantastic round himself but a blank at the last put him out of contention in the end up.
Luke Bradley went low with a round of 74 to take the gross while Carl Scanlon gets himself another prize winning the back 9 with 23 points.
1st Con Ferry 40pts (7) 2nd Matthew Stainsby 38pts (6) bot Gross luke Bradley 74 gross 3rd Alan McNally 38pts (31) Back 9 Karl Scanlon 23pts (20)
Sunday saw the beginning of the Winter league here at north west and with 19 teams entering on the day this was always going to be hotly contested. Winners of the weekly sweep and taking a first round lead was Ray Gallagher Jnr and Dermot McGlynn on 48 points. In second place going into round two we have the competitions team Damien Griffin and Conor Doherty with a score of 47 points.
Still not too late to enter this one with entry available next Sunday also. Full league standings below:
1st Ray Gallagher & Dermot McGlynn 48pts 2nd Damien Griffin & Conor Doherty 47pts 3rd Raymond Gallagher & David Robb 47pts 4th Frank McHale & Dudley Coyle 45pts 5th Phillip Meenan & Willie Meehan 45pts 6th Edward Lynch & Joe McColgan 45pts 7th Gerard Conaty & Manus Harley 43pts 8th John McDermott & Leo McGowan 43pts 9th Terry Meenan & Keith Shiels 42pts 10th Martin McCaul & Stephen McCaul 41pts 11th Kevin Cooley & Paul Cassidy 41pts 12th Sean Watson & Jimmy McGee 41pts 13th John Roddy & Artie Duffy 40pts 14th Kevin O'Donnell & Kevin Doherty(W) 40pts 15th Trevor Henderson & Neil. Harkin 39pts 16th Darren McCaul & Kevin Browne 38pts 17th Brian Griffin & John Spence 36pts 18th Brendan McDaid & Darragh McDermott 36pts 19th Hugh McDaid & Darren McLaughlin 34pts
While the winter league got underway we also had a confined comp for all other competitors and it was a bit of a family affair at the top of the table this week with a break of tie needed to separate Eamon and Sean McGrellis.
Eamon took top spot despite a blank at the last. Sean can take solace in second place though with a nice two records at the tricky 8th hole.
Sean McDaid come in third with 37 points recording 7 pars on the day.
1st Eamon McGrellis 40pts bot (18) 2nd Sean McGrellis 40pts (17) 3rd Sean McDaid 37pts (14)