The Big Sunday Draw with Brendan and live music from Marty Rafferty.
Great local musician playing in club Sunday 29th from 6-8.30
He's only gone and done it! John Maguire has been crowned the 2017 Howdidido Titleist Order of Merit champion!
John conquered the breeze at Turnberry's Ailsa course, posting a fantastic three-over-par round for 36 points and a stunning one-shot victory.
He was also part of the Irish side that won the Home Nations team title.
Massive congratulations to John from everyone at County Armagh Golf Club!
Few can match Shea Smyth's infectious enthusiasm for and dedication to the game of golf - and no one could catch him in the race to become County Armagh Golf Club's Golfer of the Year 2017.
The Golfer of the Year format sees points awarded in weekend qualifiers throughout the season and, having featured among the prizes time and time again, Shea did more than enough to take the 2017 crown.
With his playing handicap fluctuating between two and three since the beginning of April, Smyth was a talented player operating at a high level. While prizes arrived in almost every month, his glorious campaign perhaps peaked in the first half of May, when a blistering run of three gross 68s in the space of nine days earned him overall runner-up finishes in the Bumblebee Cup, the PGA Tankard and a Sunday Club Stableford.
County Armagh Golf Club's Golfer of the Year 2017, Shea Smyth, pictured with Vice Captain, Colm Shannon, who donated the new perpetual cup, and Club Captain, Richard Stewart.
Either side of that particularly hot streak, the affable red-head secured category honours in a Club Stableford on 8 April, a McAnenly Transport-sponsored event on 9 July and the Fairlawns Residential Home tournament on 3 September.
Recent presentation evenings at County Armagh Golf Club have honoured the winners and runners-up in the season-long intra-club matchplay and Tuesday Cup competitions.
Andrew Rennie and Kenny Edgar's defeat of Kevin Boyd and PJ Quinn in the Charlemont Cup final was the last port of call on a victorious voyage during which they also saw off Ronan McWilliams and Gareth Reilly, Anthony Farrell and Thomas Murray, Ian O'Hea and Barry Scully, Sean Dougans Snr and Jnr, and Ed Hughes and Jim Wray. With five of this doughty duo's six clashes being settled on the 18th, it's fair to say that the cricketers' glory was hard-earned and well-deserved.
Charlemont Cup winners, Kenny Edgar and Andrew Rennie, are presented with the trophy by Helen Forster, manager at the Charlemont Arms Hotel Armagh, who sponsor the competition. Also pictured are County Armagh Golf Club Captain, Richard Stewart, and Kevin Boyd who, along with playing partner PJ Quinn, finished second.
Meanwhile, a formidable blend of golfing expertise and experience prevailed in the Smith Cup, as Tom Calvert triumphed in the matchplay tournament for those in the 0-12 handicap bracket. Tom plotted his route to the final by beating Paul Smith, Brian McGuigan, Anthony Farrell and Sean Dougan before overcoming Shea Brady's challenge in the decider.
On Thursday 5 th October 62 ladies played the last weekly competition of 2017 in the form of a 14 and 9-hole stableford in which Lady Vice Captain Elizabeth Mawhinney emerged as the winner with a very impressive score of 34 points. Before presenting the prizes, Lady Vice Captain Elizabeth who was deputising for Lady Captain Gail wished everyone well in the winter league and reminded them of the AGM on Thursday 23 rd November.
She invited the lady members and their friends to a table quiz on Friday 13 th October which is a ladies branch fundraising event. Zumba classes resume on Thursday 12 th October for a 6-week programme running from 8.15 until 9.15pm. She also wished Ellen Brady and her team every success in the Winter Alliance inter club competition which begins on Monday 9 th October. Elizabeth has compiled a 2018 club calendar which will be available for purchase at a cost of £5 per copy from the office, bar and Ladies Committee.
With sporting attention turning to FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifiers over the next few days, the last couple of weekends heralded the end of County Armagh Golf Club's very own qualifying campaign.
In a stableford event on 24 September, Bill Knipe fired a gross 78 to earn a fabulous 43-point victory and a 15-to-13 handicap cut. Knipe reached the turn in 40 strokes for 19 points before a scintillating back nine of seven pars and two bogeys added a further 24 points to his abundant Sunday tally.
The 15th hole at County Armagh Golf Club: a thinking man's par 4.
Also clipping his handicap from 15 to 13 was Martin Grimley, who sealed the overall runner-up gong after a tremendous 41-point display that included birdies at the 13th and 15th and eight pars elsewhere.