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"FORWARD"

The Newsletter of Killymoon Golf Club

Volume 6 Issue7 - 21th June 2018

 

The Newsletter of the Killymoon Golf Club

Welcome to the 7th issue of forward 2018, a fortnightly newsletter which, over the spring and summer, will carry news and results from around the club.

 

LADY CAPTAIN’S LOBBY

Well what a day I had on Saturday 9th June for my Lady Captain’s Day.  I seriously could not have asked for better.  Great company, craic, every kind of weather sunny and hot when it was needed for the golf and après golf and then dramatic thunder and lightning and torrential rain – memorable to say the least.  Congratulations to Frances McKenna on winning and to all the other prize winners.  Thanks to everybody who made the day so special including my family, catering and bar staff, greenkeepers, prize displayers, score keepers and all those helping with the flowers and of course to those I keep forgetting to thank - sorry!

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Unfortunately, the Intermediate Team who had to ‘behave’ on LC night were very unlucky losing out to Dungannon the next day when the score went down to holes.   

The Cowdy Cup team play Rockmount in the next round on Monday.

The Junior Cup team will play Cushendall on Saturday.

The Mary McKenna Team met and beat Royal Portrush at Portrush last Saturday. Fantastic result.

The Challenge Team had its first round against Belvoir at home on Sunday and won 3½ - 1½.

The Tyrone and Fermanagh had a great return win against Strabane so through to another round.

The Mixed Foursomes won against Letterkenny at Omagh and go on to play Ballymena at Moyola.

Well done everybody – great results.

Trip To Tipp

Well done to three Killymoon ladies who recently qualified to play in the All Ireland SWGS Competition which will be held in Thurles GC on Monday August 13.  Oonagh McCoy, Kate Lennon & Linda Lennon beat off stiff competition in a SWGS Ulster District competition at Galgorm to finish in the top 5 and are looking forward to competing in Tipperary

Thursday competition results

June 7th was sponsored by Trevor for the Bar Manager’s prize and Josie Donnelly won with a nett 68.  Runner Up was Anne MacMahon with a nett 72, third was Avril Marshall with 74 and fourth was Margaret Henderson with a nett 76.

The hurricane winds made for  very difficult conditions for the Johanna Rosebowl Open on 14th June.  The winner was Hilary McGrath from Moyola with 33 points, Runner Up was Pat McConnell 32 points, Best Gross Diane McIvor 19 gross points, Third Laura Burton, 31 points, Fourth Kate O’Neill 30 points and Fifth Oonagh McCoy with 29 points.  Sections were won by Anne Greaves 28pts, Moira Doyle, 28 points and R Hewitt (Malone) 27 points.  Congratulations to all the winners – it was very tough.

Thursday see the Captain’s Prize for Ladies competition.

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LADY CAPTAIN’S DAY 2018

 

 Lady Captain Kathryn Kerr hosted her much anticipated day surrounded by her husband Chris, sons Michael and Danny, Brother Gordon and his wife Clarissa, Sister Lesley and a number of work colleagues. Kathryn couldn’t have wished for a better day as the sun greeted the players as they arrived for breakfast and continued to warm the players as they made their way around the course. Kathryn presented a beautiful array of prizes providing incentive for everybody to play their very best golf.
The arrangement for the evening meal was slightly different this year which proved to be a great success. Kathryn is well known for her great sense of humour as she showed when addressing the diners at the after dinner speech. The formal content was liberally sprinkled with quips, quotes and stories keeping the mood upbeat and light for a very appreciative audience. This was all delivered with consummate ease by a very popular Lady Captain. Congratulations Kathryn on a super day.

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LADY CAPTAIN’S DAY 2018 ROLL OF HONOUR

WINNER:                                             FRANCES McKENNA                       38 points                                             

SECOND:                                            DIANE McIVOR                                 37 points                                         

THIRD:                                                LINDA LENNON                                 37 points 

GROSS:                                              CATHERINE IRWIN                           20 gross points                 

SECTION 0-20:                                   OONAGH McCOY                             34 points

SECTION 21-30                                  ELSPETH CUMMINGS                     34 points

SECTION 31-36:                                 ANNE NEESON                                37 points

BACK NINE:                                        VICKI BOLAND                                 21 points                             

FRONT NINE:                                     SHARON GALLAGHER                     20 points                                             

PAST CAPTAIN:                                 DAPHNE RUDDOCK                         34 points                             

COMMITTEE/ TEAM CAPTAINS:      SIOBHAN ROONEY                           34 points

9 HOLES WINNER:                            SUSAN McQUEEN                            11 points

9HOLES RUNNER-UP:                      ELLEN McIVOR                                 06 points             

GENTS GUEST                                  MARTIN WHITTLE                             29 points                             

LADY GUEST:                                   CLAIRE McKENNA                             25 points

GENTS WINNER:                              PAUL McKENNA                               39 points

GENTS RUNNER – UP:                    DARREN REID                                   39 points

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LADIES’ BRANCH COMPETITIONS

Competitions within the Ladies’ Branch continue on Thursday next 21 June when the ladies will play for the Captain’s Prize to Ladies under stableford conditions and Thursday 28 June brings the 125 Trophy sponsored by Maura O’Kane under medal conditions of play.

CAPTAIN’S CORNER

Good Day and welcome to another edition of Forward.

My Captains day is approaching fast and the pressure is building, but hopefully everything will fall into place with all the help that I have been receiving from the nearest and dearest and everyone at Killymoon.

The course took a battering from Hector but has stood up well since and has returned back to its good standard that we have been accustomed to.

I played RCD last Monday 11th and was told by their starter that Killymoon was playing very well and was in excellent condition, this was again another fine compliment from high regard indeed!!

Raymond and staff keep it going!

My congratulations go to our Lady captain Kathryn who had a very successful day and weather to Boot. Glorious all day and when the guests finished the heavens opened literally.

On the team front the teams are pretty much doing the same, out of some and continuing in others

My thanks must go to everyone involved and a special mention to the Irish Mixed Foursomes team and New Captains who got through last week against Letterkenny at Omagh under tricky circumstances!!!

Also well done to Rinty and his Junior Cup team who went through against Dungannon on Sunday again at Omagh.

Other teams are out, but thank you to all involved who tried their best.

Next week is Captain’s Week and there are competitions on Monday 25th and Wednesday 27th .There are still plenty of spaces left if you fancy a bit of craic leading up to the weekend.

Captain’s Night is open to everyone and I would love to see as many people as possible to enjoy live music and a good night.

Good luck to everyone taking part over next week and I look forward to seeing as many of you all and your friends over the next coming days.

                                                                                                                                                                Harry Dunlop

 

 

CAPTAIN’S WEEK 2018

MONDAY 25 JUNE:  6.00PM – 4 BBB MEDAL

 

SHOTGUN START ON BOTH NINES at 6.00PM

 PRIZE PRESENTATION ON CAPTAIN’S NIGHT

 

WEDNESDAY 27 JUNE:  CAPTAIN’S MIXED 4 PERSON TEAM EVENT - STABLEFORD

 

Each team must have one lady. Draw will be made for the lady team member.

 SHOTGUN START ON BOTH NINES AT 6.00PM.

 PRIZE PRESENTATION ON CAPTAIN’S NIGHT

 

THURSDAY 28 JUNE - STABLEFORD

 

CAPTAIN’S PRIZE TO JUNIORS – PLAY FROM YELLOW MARKERS

PRIZE PRESENTATION ON CAPTAIN’S NIGHT

 

FRIDAY 29 JUNE:  CAPTAIN’S PRIZE (for those unable to play on Saturday)

 

18 holes MEDAL from 1pm

 

ONLINE BOOKING AVAILABLE.

COURSE CLOSED EXCEPT TO THOSE PLAYING IN THE COMPETITION

SATURDAY 30 JUNE:  CAPTAIN’S PRIZE 18 HOLES - MEDAL

 

Buffet for competitors throughout the day.

Those members playing after 3pm are asked to eat before play.

Traditional Music in the bar from 6pm

Prize presentation at 9.30pm

Live music and dancing with This ‘n’ That from 10pm ‘til Late

UPCOMING COMPETITIONS

Competitions continue this week – end with the Open Scratch Cups supported by Bryan Dunlop and Robert Gribben under medal conditions. Sunday 24 June brings the Traders’ Cup Medal where the top 8 scores qualify for Match – Play. The Tuesday Open Medal Series continues every Tuesday until 21 August. Members will play for the Captain’s Prizes on Saturday 30 June and the Teachers’ Trophy Medal fills the diary for Sunday 01 July.

 

PRIZE PRESENTATION EVENING – FRIDAY 22 JUNE 2018

The next in the series of monthly Prize Presentation Evenings will be held on Friday evening 22 June at 9pm. Prizes will be presented for: The Aaron Devlin Memorial, The Holmpatrick Cup, The Kelso Car Sales, The Council Plate, Tuesday Open Medal 05 June and 12 June and The Agrarian Trophy. . Members are reminded below of the Terms and Conditions governing the collection of Prizes at Prize Presentation Evenings.

  1. The prize-winner is expected to attend.
  1. In his absence he is obliged to contact the Competition Secretary to nominate a deputy to accept his prize.
  1. A prize-winner MAY NOT act as nominated deputy.
  1. A nominated deputy may only accept a prize or prizes on behalf of ONE prize-winner.
  1. In Pairs and Team Events ONE member of the pair or team present may collect the prize.
  1. Prizes not accepted will be returned to club funds.

 

THE TUESDAY OPEN MEDAL SERIES 2018

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The Tuesday Open Medal Series continued on Tuesday 12 June. Niall McKenna signed for 65 to take first prize with Michael Meenan (67) and Mark Lenny (68) filling second and third place respectively. Best Gross, a 1 under par 69, went to Nathan McCann (Lurgan GC).

The Tuesday Medal Series on Tuesday 19 June had to be abandoned due to the incessant rainfall during the afternoon and early evening.

GENT’S SENIOR OPEN SERIES

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The next event in the series The Killymoon Seniors Cup under medal conditions of play will be played on Wednesday 27 June. Members are reminded that the qualifying age limit is 50 years or over on the day of the competition. Online Booking is now available.

 

 

INTER – CLUB COMPETITIONS NEWS

The Killymoon Irish Mixed Foursomes Team now under the direction of the Club Captain and President have qualified for the last 16 of the event where they will meet Ballymena GC at Moyola Park on a date to be confirmed. Our congratulations go to the team with best wishes for the next round.

Our congratulations also go to Barry Monaghan’s Junior Cup team, comprising Brian Gogarty, Michael Meenan, James Donaghy, Paul Wilson and Darren McCabe who defeated Dungannon GC at Omagh GC to qualify for the last 16. Best result of the day was from Paul Wilson who had a crushing 9 and 7 victory over his Dungannon opponent. Barry’s team will now play Scrabo GC at Banbridge GC on a date to be confirmed.

Robert Langridge’s Rossmore Cup charges entertain Mourne GC this coming Sunday tee off at 12 noon with the second leg at Royal County Down on Sunday 01 July.

Daren McCabe’s Senior Cowdy team host Rossmore GC in the second leg of their match holding a good 18.5 – 13.5 points lead from the first leg at the Monaghan course tee off at 2pm.

 The Sam Rutherford team, captained by Eamon McCann, will travel to Downpatrick on Sunday next to play St Patrick’s GC holding an advantage of 8 holes after the first leg at Killymoon.

Good luck to all our teams playing over the next two weeks.

ACES ALIVE

The latest member of the “Hole-in-One” Club is David Calderwood. Playing in the Agrarian Trophy on Saturday 10 June, David “aced” the 11th hole. He now qualifies to receive the limited edition Hugo Boss watch. Well done David.

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PGA LOMBARD TROPHY 2018

Having won the Killymoon leg of the PGA Lombard Trophy back in April, Nathan Magee and Club PGA Professional Gary Chambers travelled to Carton House on Friday 15 June to play in the Irish Final with a trip to Vila Sol Golf in Portugal up for grabs for the winners. Both our representatives played well to return a score of 6 under par to finish third missing out by one shot to the eventual winners Massereene GC on 7 under.

CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS 2018

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Martin Monaghan and Trevor Bownes are the latest members to qualify for the 2018 Champion of Champions kindly sponsored by Time Bar+Venue James Street Cookstown. Martin posted 64 nett (65 Gross) to win the Agrarian Trophy while Trevor picked up the prestigious Killymoon “Masters” Trophy to cement his place in the 36 holes season ending finale.

 

MCCABE’S “MASTERS” MERCHANDISE

The 2018 Captain’s Friday Evening Sweeps over the front and back 9 holes continued on Friday 15 June with the McCabe “Masters” Merchandise event. 64 members participated in a very enjoyable 4BBB competition followed by a Finger Buffet and Entertainment with Big FQ.

Our thanks go to Kevin McCabe who sponsored the event taking in all the “Masters” Merchandise and the Finger Buffet provided by Fairways Restaurant.

The Friday Sweeps continue next Friday 22 June with an Individual Stableford event in aid of Gary and Colleen Conway who are representing Ireland in the World Deaf Championships at Carton House in July wdgc2018.com for details. Online Booking is now available. Entry is £5 per person and members are asked to register and pay the entry fee in the bar. Play is permitted from 3pm until 7pm. Conditions of play and scorecards will be available in the bar with the entry sheet. The Prize Presentation will take place at 9.30pm and, prize-winners MUST be present to collect the prize or the prize will pass.

WHAT WAS SAID WOULD NEVER HAPPEN, HAPPENED

It had been said many times that the Lucky Letters Jackpot, frozen at £10,000.00, would NEVER be won but what was said would never happen, happened. Sam Ferguson was the lucky winner choosing the Lucky Letters B J O R to pick up a cheque for £10,000.00.

The latest Lucky Letters Jackpot began at £500.00 on 19 April 2014 and has been running for just over 4 years rising at £50.00 per week until the jackpot was frozen in 24 June 2017 at £10,000.00.

In that time the Lucky Letters Sales grossed £63,940.00 in cash sales with further sales of £3200.00 from the online option. £15,640.00 was paid out to weekly Mini Jackpot winners and, of course, the £10,000.00 Jackpot was paid to Sam Ferguson. The Lucky Letters Lottery shows a profit of £41,500.00 profit over that period.

The Lucky Letters Lottery now begins a new Jackpot at £2500.00 and weekly draws each Sunday at 5.30pm.

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LUCKY LETTERS LOTTERY

There was no winner of the £2500.00 Lucky Letters Jackpot on Sunday 17 June 2018. The letters were drawn by Thomas Megarry. The Lucky Letters drawn were J K L O. Raymond McAllister (EJLO), Kevin Wilson (JKOQ) and Freddie Ferguson (JKLM) each matched 3 letters and shared the Mini Jackpot of £100.

The next Lucky Letters draw will take place on this coming Sunday evening 25 June when the jackpot will be £2550.00 and the Mini Jackpot will be £100.00. Tickets are available at the bar and online at www.killymoongolfclub.com

AND FINALLY ………….

IT’S HARD TO BELIEVE BUT IT’S TRUE

During a recent Sloane Cup match, Ronan Fowley found himself all square with Brian “Bru” Quinn playing the eighteenth hole. Ronan played a marvellous second shot to 12 feet from the hole. Brian’s tee shot was left of the 4th tee box and he had a shot of 120 yards to the pin. While Ronan was lining up his birdie putt to win the match, Brian hit 9 iron, holed his second shot for eagle and progressed to the next round.

A team representing the Killymoon Ladies Branch recently travelled to play a match at Fintona GC. Playing the first hole, one lady was short of the stream in front of the green. Having played her second shot to the green, her ball found the green but unfortunately her clubs and trolley found the stream.

The McKenna family have been among the prize-winners recently with Lady Secretary Frances picking up the Lady Captain’s Prize and sons Paul and Niall winning the Lady Captain’s Prize to Gents and the Tuesday Open Medal respectively. It begs the question: Where is Chris? Surely he must win a prize soon!!!!

It’s hard to believe but it’s true!!!!

NEXT ISSUE

The next issue of “FORWARD” will be available on the web on Wednesday 04 July. We value your opinions and ideas and any member wishing to “Have Your Say” should email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before Monday 02 July.

 

 

 

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