County Armagh Golf Club's long-standing association with Northern Ireland Chest Heart and Stroke continued with a two-day stableford event on 18 and 19 March.
Point-scoring was admirably high despite a weekend of largely unkind golfing conditions, as players had the opportunity to compete on both Saturday and Sunday and, therefore, take two bites at the prizewinning cherry.
The competition's worthy winner was Oliver Connell, who carded an unmatchable 47 points. Comprising nine pars and nine bogeys, Connell's gross 79 was a model of unwavering excellence.
If a preceding spell of pleasant weather had hinted at the arrival of spring at County Armagh Golf Club, those who competed in the St Patrick's Day Open will testify to that not necessarily being the case just yet.
However, on a day when howling winds and persistent rain did their best to dampen spirits at celebratory parades across the country, Ian O'Hea's procession to victory in this stableford competition simply wouldn't be blown off course.
In a peerless round of 46 points, O'Hea hunted down pars with all the relentless zeal that one imagines St Patrick himself might have pursued a 5th century snake to the Irish coastline.
The new season at County Armagh Golf Club is only just getting up and running, but Mickey McGuirk looks to have kept his game in rude health during the winter hiatus.
McGuirk's rust-free 41 points in the Club Stableford on Sunday 12 March saw him emerge victorious from a 55-strong field, all of whom were no doubt eager to capitalise on the welcome appearance of some spring sunshine.
Having shaken off the disappointment of a no-score at the opening hole, Mickey reeled off pars at seven of the next eight to reach the turn with 20 points.
COUNTY Armagh Golf Club is delighted to announce Irwin M&E Limited as the main sponsor for the ladies and gents Open 4-Ball Classic competition on Friday 19 May.
Irwin M&E is a local company delivering electrical and mechanical installations in UK and Ireland. The company also provide integrated electrical and mechanical maintenance and testing FM Services.
The County Armagh Golf Club Fundraising Classic will see four-balls compete on one of the oldest courses in Ireland for men's, women and mixed team prizes of upwards of £1,000.
Photo below: From the picturesque 18th green, County Armagh Golf Club launch their ladies and gents Open Four-ball Classic competition, sponsored by Irwin M&E Limited. Club Captain Richard Stewart is joined by Irwin’s Managing Director Keith Stewart and Lady Captain Gail Steed to announce details of the competition which will take place on Friday May 19.
New members and members whose handicaps have lapsed must use the following procedure to be allocated an official handicap.
Players must complete 54 holes of golf (either in the form of 3 x 18 hole cards or 6 x 9 hole cards or a combination of both) played under qualifying conditions, which must be marked by a member of the club who already holds a current handicap.
Qualifying conditions means:
When the rounds are completed, the cards must be signed and dated by both the player and the marker. They should be marked, "FOR HANDICAP", and all cards submitted together to the Competition Room (beside the Secretary's office) for the attention of the Handicap Convenor.
Members transferring from another club
Members transferring are asked to obtain a Handicap Certificate from their last club and submit this for the attention of the Handicap Convenor.
If further clarification is required please contact the Handicap Convenor.
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