Thursday 27 th July saw the traditional visiting Lady Captains event in County Armagh Golf Club. Eighteen visiting Captains were welcomed with with a delicious array of scones and traybakes, generously provided by Johnston's Home Bakery, for their Coffee Morning before they participated in a 9 hole competition on the Demense course. The visitors all expressed admiration for the condition of the course.
The main competition for the County Armagh Ladies was the Charity Stableford, which this year has attracted a new sponsor, Specsavers/Hearcare. Despite mixed weather conditions, fifty three ladies competed in the 18 hole competition with a further eight in the nine hole competition.
At the evening prizegiving Lady Captain Gail welcomed everyone to a busy clubhouse with a special mention for Sharon who was representing the new sponsors. The club Captain Richard Stewart was also present and wished Gail every success for her upcoming Lady Captain's Day on Saturday 29 th July.
The overall winner on the day was Carmel Cassidy with 38 points. Bernie Rice secured second spot with 37 points, beating Catherine McAnerney on a count back.
A full list of additional prizewinners is set out below-
Category A Mary Black 35 points
Category B Lorraine Megaw 34 points
Category C Helen McLoughlin 35 points
Category D Anne O'Hea 33points
Front 9 Donna Carolan 20 points beating Paula McCrory on count back.
Back 9 Colette McSorley 21 points.
9 hole Marjorie Compston 19 points
Get Into Golf First place Bernie McBride 47 points
Second place Marie McGreavey 41 points.
The twos pot went to Geraldine Rafferty.
A multitude of birdies were recorded by Colette McSorley, Helen Forster, Ellen Brady, Kathleen Mallon and Anne O'Reilly.
Handicap cuts were applied to Bernie Rice and Carmel Cassidy who both received one shot cuts.