Hello and welcome to another edition of Forward.
We are now at the end of May and there is golf going on everywhere you look!
With there being 4 competitions now on a weekly basis, there is a lot to choose from not to mention the headache that this poses to Cyril who is looking after competitions. Thank you Cyril!!!
Our teams are still “fighting” on a few fronts and my congratulations go to the HD Gregg team capably led by Gerry Molloy who fashioned a wonderful victory against St Patrick’s GC of Downpatrick.
Ronan Fowley’s Senior Cowdy team hold a four point advantage when they entertain Rockmount GC ON Friday afternoon tee off 5pm.
Elsewhere this week-end, we have three teams in action with Darren McCabe’s Junior Cup attempting to qualify for the Match- Play stage of their event. Oisin Monaghan will host the Manor GC (Kilrea) in the home leg of the third round of the All Ireland Four-Ball and Phelim Mulgrew will take his Sam Rutherford team to St Patrick’s attempting to overturn a four holes deficit from the first leg. Good luck to all these teams competing this week-end.
As you will see later in this issue of “Forward”, preparations are under way for my Captain’s Week events and I invite all members to take part in the programme of competitions culminating in my Captain’s Day on Saturday 29 June.
Finally, my best wishes go to Lady Captain Avril for a successful Lady Captain’s Day on Saturday 08 June.
CAPTAIN’S WEEK 2019
The schedule of events for Captain’s Week beginning Monday 24 June reads:
MONDAY 24 JUNE: 9 HOLES 2 PERSON SCRAMBLE (any combination)
SHOTGUN START AT 6pm – PRIZE PRESENTATION CAPTAIN’S NIGHT
TUESDAY 25 JUNE: CAPTAIN’S PRIZE TO JUNIORS – PRIZE PRESENTATION ON CAPTAIN’S NIGHT
WEDNESDAY 26 JUNE: 9 HOLES 4 PERSON TEAM EVENT
SHOTGUN START AT 6pm - PRIZE PRESENTATION: CAPTAIN’S NIGHT
Each team MUST include ONE lady member. Gentlemen are asked to enter as a 3 person team and lady members will be allocated by a draw.
THURSDAY 27 JUNE: CAPTAIN’S PRIZE TO LADIES – PRIZE PRESENTATION CAPTAIN’S NIGHT
FRIDAY 28 JUNE: Course closed except to those playing for the Captain’s Prize.
SATURDAY 29 JUNE: CAPTAIN’S DAY – THE CAPTAIN’S PRIZES – 18 HOLES MEDAL
The time-sheet will be available in the Professional’s Shop from Saturday 01 June.
Traditional Music in the bar from 6 – 9pm
PRIZE PRESENTATION AT 9.30pm
Dancing to Conor Martin Music from 10pm Everyone Welcome
Entry sheets for the mid-week competitions will be available on the notice-board from Monday 03 June.
CONFUSION AROUND RULE 18. 2b
There appears to be a lot of confusion around the interpretation of Rule 18.2b in the Rules of Golf Effective January 2019.
When a ball is lost or out of bounds the player MUST return and play again from where the previous stroke was taken.
A player taking “stroke and distance” relief by adding one penalty stroke is not acceptable under CONGU Rules.
INTER-CLUB COMPETITIONS UPDATE
There were mixed fortunes for our club teams both at home and on their travels over the past few weeks.
The All Ireland Four-Ball team, captained by Oisin Monaghan, have qualified for the third round following a comfortable victory (6.5 – 3.5) over Fintona GC and will now play Manor GC (Kilrea) for a place in the round of the last eight teams. The first leg will be played at Killymoon on Sunday 02 June tee off at 2pm.
Gerry Molloy’s HD Gregg team travelled to Downpatrick to take on St Patrick’s and came away with a creditable 3-1 defeat on Thursday 16 May. In the return leg at Killymoon Team Captain Molloy led his team to a 3.5 – 0.5 victory ensuring his team a place in the next round where they will take on either Banbridge GC or Portadown GC.
The Irish Mixed Foursomes team captained by Hugh and Kate O’Neill failed to qualify in a tough group at Portadown GC on Sunday May 19.
Bryan Martin took his SeniorCup team to Massereene GC and failed to qualify on Sunday 26 May while Darren McCabe’s Junior Cup quintet will hope to qualify at Castlehume GC on Sunday 02 June.
The Fred Perry Team captained by Cyril Rafferty, having won the home leg 4 matches to 1, travelled to Shandon Park GC on Saturday 18 May and will take no further part in the 2019 competitionj after going down 5 – 0 at the Belfast venue.
The Senior Cowdy team captained by Ronan Fowley lead 12 points to 8 against Rockmount GC and require a further nine points to advance to the next round when they entertain Rockmount on Friday evening.
The Sam Rutherford team, captained by Phelim Mulgrew will have to fight back from a 4 holes deficit when they play the second leg of their match against St Patrick’s on Sunday 02 June.
Competitions continue this coming week-end with the Thirsty Js Medal on Saturday 01 June and the Thirsty Js Stableford on Sunday 02 June, both sponsored by Raymond Forbes of Thirsty Js. The Thirsty Js Stableford on Sunday will incorporate a new GUI All Ireland Gold Medals competition where the winners in Handicap Sections 0-9, 10-17 and 18 Plus will qualify for the Ulster Regional Finals with the regional winners going forward to play for National Honours at the Ryder Cup Course at the K Club. Entry will be £5.00 per person.
The Bathe NI Tuesday Open and AMC Sponsored Senior Open week six continue on 04 and 05 June respectively.
The LCC Ltd Tyrone Cup second leg at Dungannon GC fills the diary for Saturday 08 June and Sunday 09 June brings the East Tyrone Shield supported by Robin Abbott.
CAULFIELD INSURANCE CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS 2019
A further three members have qualified for the season finale Champion of Champions kindly sponsored by Caulfield Insurance Cookstown. Darren Reid, Ryan Murphy and Liam McNeill will each take their places in the 36 holes championship after their victories in the Teachers’ Trophy, the Aaron Devlin Memorial and the Council Plate respectively.
THE LCC Ltd TYRONE CUP 2019
Killymoon entertained their neighbours from Dungannon on Saturday 18 May for the LCC Ltd sponsored first leg of the annual Tyrone Cup. As it turned out the home advantage proved decisive as local players took the honours in most categories but with the second leg to be played all that can and often does change.
A fine 65 by Kieran P Quinn from the home club took the honours followed home by Alan Morton and Malachy McVeigh (Dungannon) who both recorded 66s with Alan taking second thanks to his better second nine of 31.
As has been the case consistently in recent times Martin Monaghan was the man to take the gross prize as he recorded a 71 a shot ahead of Michael Meenan.
The section winners were:-
Division 0 - 10: Paul Martin Killymoon 67
Division 11 – 17: Patrick J Conway Killymoon 68 (BSN 32)
Division 18+: Ciaran Coney Killymoon 68 (BSN 34)
CATEGORY PRIZE FOR SENIORS
The latest winner of the Category Prize for Senior Golfers in Saturday competitions is Eric Boyce. Eric posted 37 points to take the honours in the Aaron Devlin Memorial sponsored by Pizzarack. Eric will now take his place in the Senior Champion of Champions to be played on Sunday 22 September.
Seniors, over 65 years, are reminded that to be eligible for the prize in this category the word SENIOR MUST be written on the scorecard.
CAPTAIN’S FRIDAY EVENING SWEEP
The Captain’s Friday Evening Sweep continues on this coming Friday 31 May with an Individual Stableford competition. Online Booking is now available. Entry is £2 per person and members are asked to register and pay the entry fee in the bar. Play is permitted from 4 until 7pm. Conditions of play and scorecards will be available in the bar with the entry sheet. The Prize Presentation will take place at 9pm and prize-winners MUST be present to collect the prize or the prize will pass.
SCORE ENTRY/RETURN OF CARDS
Members are reminded that ALL cards taken out in competitions MUST be returned and scores entered in the computer.
Further to a directive from the GUI, clubs may now take action against those members failing to return cards. Incomplete cards and "No Returns" have an effect on players' handicaps.
Failure to return a card and enter the score in the computer may result in your playing rights in club competitions being suspended for a specified period of time and/or your handicap being suspended for an appropriate period.
BATHE NI TUESDAY OPEN MEDAL SERIES 2019
The Tuesday Open Medal Series supported by Bathe NI continued on Tuesday 21 May with 73 members and visitors participating. Michael Corey signed for 65 nett to take first prize with Ian Hutchinson (67 BSN 34) and JD McLaughlin (67/36) in second and third place respectively. The prize for Best Gross, a level par 70, went to Harry McGeary of Dungannon GC.
Week 5 of the Bathe NI Series saw JD McLaughlin top the entry list of 63 members and visitors after returning a nett 65. Gerry Neeson showed a return to form posting 66 for second place while Declan McGurk’s 67 was good enough for third place. Michael Meenan posted a 2 over par 72 for Best Gross.
PRIZE PRESENTATION EVENING – FRIDAY 31 MAY 2019
The latest in the series of monthly Prize Presentation Evenings will be held on Friday evening 31 May at 9pm. Prizes will be presented for: The AMC Senior Opens played on 01, 15, 22 and 29 May, The Alexander Cup, the Ferguson Putter, the PGA Captain’s Cup, the Doctors’ Trophy, the Garvin Trophy, the Teachers’ Trophy, the Aaron Devlin Memorial, the Council Plate and the Bathe NI Tuesday Opens played on 30 April. 07, 14, 21 and 28 May. Members are reminded below of the Terms and Conditions governing the collection of Prizes at Prize Presentation Evenings.
- The prize-winner is expected to attend.
- In his absence he is obliged to contact the Competition Secretary to nominate a deputy to accept his prize.
- A prize-winner MAY NOT act as nominated deputy.
- A nominated deputy may only accept a prize or prizes on behalf of ONE prize-winner.
- In Pairs and Team Events ONE member of the pair or team present may collect the prize.
- Prizes not accepted will be returned to club funds.
- Bar Staff on duty may not collect a prize.
LADIES’ BRANCH COMPETITIONS
The Ladies’ Branch Competitions continue to-morrow Thursday 30 May when the ladies will play for the Bar Manger’s Prize under stableford conditions of play and sponsored by Trevor Bownes. Ladies will then play in the Bell Cup, medal sponsored by Arlene Wilson CFC Interiors on Thursday 06 June. Out best wishes for a successful Lady Captain’s Day on Saturday 08 June go to Lady Captain Avril.
LADIES’ BRANCH NOTES
Congratulations to Oonagh McCoy in winning the Peggy Nelson Qualifier on Thursday 25th April. Oonagh had 34 points and runner up was Sandra Lamont on better second nine from Evadne Steele also with 34 points. The Peggy Nelson will be played at Dunmurry on 15th July and the qualifiers are Tracy Moore (Section A), Oonagh McCoy (Section B) and Sandra Lamont (Section C).
On Thursday 2nd May the Centenary Trophy (Mary Peters Trust Qualifier) was won by Carmel Hagan with a superb score of 38 points. Anne Neeson was runner up with 34 points. Rachel Stewart had the only two at 16th.
Australian Spoons played on Thursday 9th May was won by Anne McCrea and Dianna McLean with 37 points. Kate O’Neill and Grainne McBride won best gross with 19 points.
On Thursday 16 May Killymoon Ladies held their first open day sponsored by McAleer and Rushe.
McAleer and Rushe have been sponsoring this competition for over 20 years and we would like to thank them for their very generous sponsorship and to Mary Laverty one of their Directors for presenting the prizes.
The prize winners are as follows:
- Winner: Colleen Conway
- Runner/ Up: Kate O'Neill
- Best Gross: Tracy Moore
- Third: Linda Lennon
- Fourth: Edith Hall
- Fifth: Moira Doyle
- 0-20: Kathryn Kerr - 21-29: Pat McNeill - 30-36: Noreen Sheehy
- Front Nine: Iris Thom - Back Nine: Donna Mulholland
Finally we wish Dungannon Ladies all the best in the next round of the Revive.
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LUCKY LETTERS LOTTERY
There was no winner of the £500.00 Lucky Letters Jackpot on Sunday 19 May 2019. The letters were drawn by Roy Montgomery. The Lucky Letters drawn were C E O P. Peter McVey (COPT) matched 3 letters and won the Match 3 Mini Jackpot of £100.00.
There was no winner of the £550.00 Lucky Letters Jackpot on Sunday 26 May 2019. The letters were drawn by Kevin Thom. The Lucky Letters drawn were B C Q T. Kevin McCabe (QTEC) matched 3 letters and shared the Mini Jackpot of £100.00.
The next Lucky Letters draw will take place in the Members’ Bar at 6.30pm on this coming Sunday evening 02 June when the jackpot will be £600.00.
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AND FINALLY ………….
His wife asked him why he did not play golf with Paddy anymore.
He told her: “Would you continue to play with a man who always gets drunk, loses so many balls, is always letting other groups through, tells lousy jokes while you are trying to putt and generally offends everyone around him on the course?”
“Certainly not, dear”, she replied.
“Well neither would he!”