EUGENE Creelman’s 41 stableford points was enough to lift the County Armagh Half-Century Cup.
In the annual competition for the club’s over 50’s golfers, the 13-handicapper took the honours – albeit on countback, after Derick Hynes returned an equally impressive 41 points.
A massive 23 points from his back nine holes – added to 18 points from the front nine - undoubtedly sealed the result for Eugene.
DAVID Grimley's back-nine birdie blitz saw him lift the Gerry Lenagh Trophy at County Armagh.
The young golfer had three sprinkled among two bogeys and four pars to rack up a superb 26 points on his finishing trek. And with 20 points already pencilled in from the front nine holes, his magnificent 46 points final tally was the outstanding score of the annual stableford competition sponsored by Morgan McLernon Transport Distribution.
It was a fitting climax to a hugely successful Open Week at County Armagh which was attended by golfers from across Ireland, north and south.
County Armagh Golf Club Captain Martin Oliver presents the Gerry Lenagh Trophy to David Grimley, winner of the Morgan McLernon sponsored stableford competition. Included also are runners up Niall McGurgan, Gerry Cullen, Des McLaughlin, Jerome Leer, Gary McCourt, Philip Kelly and Ronan O'Reilly.
MARTIN Oliver has praised County Armagh Golf Club members, friends and family for their generosity towards the Captain's Charity.
The magnificent sum of £1,804 was raised for Marie Curie on Captain's Day at the city club. And after presenting a cheque to Sandra Spence, Marie Curie Community Fundraiser, Martin said: “I am absolutely delighted with the amount of money which family, friends and especially club members contributed to the Captain's Charity on my Captain's Day.
CountyArmagh Golf Club Captain Martin Oliver presents a cheque for £1804 to Sandra Spence, Marie Curie Community Fundraiser. The money was raised in Captain's Charity collection on Captain's Day.
53 ladies played in the Club Stableford on Thursday 11 th August. The runaway winner with a superb 44 points was Katherine Steenson. Runner-up was Colette McSorley with 39 points and Aoife Lennon came in third with 37 points.
SEAN McAnenly obviously enjoyed the spotlight of prize-giving at County Armagh, so much so he returned to it just two days after making a presentation on behalf his McAnenly Transport Ltd company.
This time however, Sean was on the receiving end – as the deserved winner of the Open Week Stroke competition sponsored by Holmes & Doran Surveyors .
The 14-handicapper's nett 66 was the best on the day, albeit on countback.
He pencilled in seven pars and a birdie two on his way to victory.
County Armagh Golf Club Captain Martin Oliver presents Sean McAnenly with his prize as winner of the Holmes and Doran Surveyors sponsored stroke competition. Included also are runners up Simon Arthurs, Philip Kelly and Mark Frazer.
THERE'S life in the old dog yet, Gerry McCreesh declared after winning the McAnenly Transport Ltd sponsored competition to launch Open Week at County Armagh Golf Club.
The affable Gerry returned a superb nett 63 score to claim first prize in the stroke event which attracted a huge field from far and wide.
Three over par after the front nine, the 13 handicapper repeated perfectly that score over the back nine for that nett 63 finish.
Winner of the McAnenly Transport Ltd sponsored Open stroke competition, Gerry McCreesh, is presented with his prize by Sean McAnenly. Looking on are Martin Oliver, Captain of County Armagh Golf Club, and runners up (from left) Gary McDonald, Gareth Grimley and Brian McGuigan.
Winners of the Gaffney Estate Agents Open Mixed Greensomes, Kathleen Mone and Anthony Conlon are presented with their prizes by Gerry Gaffney and Martin Oliver, Captain. Included also are runners up Kenny Gordon and Sheila Stinson, Iggy and Kathleen Mallon
COUNTY Armagh Golf Club's Martin Oliver can lay claim to be the best playing captain in Ulster this year – well almost!
For Martin picked up the runners up prize in the Max Hadden Trophy competition played annually at Royal Belfast Golf Club.
County Armagh Golf Club Captain Martin Oliver is presented with his runners up prize in the Max Hadden Trophy by Royal Belfast Golf Club Captain William Fitpatrick.
45 ladies played in the club stroke competition held on the 28 th July. The results were:
1 st : Colette McSorley nett 69
2 nd : Bernie Rice nett 70
3 rd : Donna Carolan nett 73 (beating Joy Steenson on the better back 9)
County Armagh Golf Club was the 2016 venue for the ILGU Veterans’ Cup held on Monday 1st August and the host club was certainly well represented in the prizes.
Geraldine Rafferty was the overall winner with Sheila Stinson runner-up. Fionnuala Quinn was in third place while June Humphries collected the Gross prize.
The Ladies Summer Open Stableford held on Thursday 4 th August was again very generously sponsored by Johnston's Bakery and Hilary presented the prizes to the delighted winners. The competition was well supported by both lady members and visitors. The top prize went to Denise Murphy with 39 points beating Siobhan Donnelly into second place on the better back 3. Third was Colette McSorley on 37 points and fourth Ann O'Reilly also 37 points. The Gross prize was won by Ellen Brady with 28 gross points.
SEVEN years ago Eric Hamilton was merrily presenting prizes at his Captain's Day. But last week-end he was on the receiving end of the prizes at County Armagh Golf Club - as the big winner in Martin Oliver's Captain's Day.
The 2009 Captain returned a magnificent nett 60 score to win the 2016 Captain's prize – a beautiful new motor caddy.
Eric's impressive score was three shots better than all of the 300-plus golfers who took to the city course over two days. Patrick Quinn was runner up - a distant three shots behind Eric with an equally impressive nett 63 score.
County Armagh Golf Club Captain’s Day winner 2016, Eric Hamilton, is pictured with Captain Martin Oliver and daughters Emma and Carrie.