On Thursday 6 th April the ladies branch of County Armagh Golf Club launched its “Get into Golf” initiative. Designed to introduce newcomers to the delights of the game, the initiative is supported by each of the national unions. Fifteen ladies attended the opening night of the initiative and were treated to a putting coaching session under the expert guidance of the Mr Alan Rankin, who recently retired as club professional.
The heavy rain of the past few weeks threatened to cause a postponement of the Mary Peters Stableford qualifier in County Armagh Golf Club. However, 57 ladies took part in the competition on Thursday last and, despite the heavy conditions underfoot, Valerie Gordon returned an excellent score of 33 points, to beat Geraldine Rafferty into second place, her back nine score being sufficient to edge out Lily McMullan who was third.
The prizegiving was handled by Past Captain Margaret Marjoram in the absence of Lady Captain Gail who was attending the ABC council Sports Forum awards in Craigavon Civic Centre.
Twenty-two ladies from County Armagh Golf Club made a trip to the home of golf at the weekend. Their arrival coincided with Nicola Sturgeon's call for a second referendum on Scottish Independence, however the two events were not linked.
Abandoning spouses on Mothering Sunday, the party flew to Edinburgh where they met up with Glasgow resident and CAGC member, Alexandra Mawhinney.
The Ardgowan and Pilmour House Hotel was an excellent base from which the party left for a walk along the Old Course on the Sunday. After photographs on the Swilcan Bridge, most retired to the famous Jigger Inn where a selection of whiskeys was sampled.
8 Week Programme
Meet new friends, Have fun, Enjoy some exercise, Learn something new - Its more than just GOLF!
Registration & Taster Night 6th April 7pm – 8.30pm
CO ARMAGH GOLF CLUB 8 Week Programme
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On Thursday 16th March 2017 a large number of ladies played the first 18 hole competition of the season. In first place with an excellent score of 36 points was Teresa McVeigh. Second place was awarded to Moya Brady with a score of 32 points, beating Ellen Brady on a count back. Category C was won by Donna Carolan with 27points. Category B was awarded to Teresa Corrigan with 31 points and Category A was won by Lily McMullan with 29 points.
Lady Captain Gail Green presenting the winner’s prize to Teresa McVeigh. Also included are Ellen Brady and Donna Carolan who also picked up prizes on the day
Lady Captain Gail Steed presenting Ms. Julie Beattie with a bouquet of flowers to mark the end of a 6 week run of very successful Zumba Classes in County Armagh Golf Club.
Some of the ladies who participated in the classes pictured in the clubhouse at the final session.
Ladies 14 hole Stableford competition winner, Nicola Spence, receiving her prize from Lady Captain, Gail Steed CAGC Ladies Branch- 14 Hole Stableford Competition.
On Thursday 9th March the Ladies Branch held their first competition of the golfing season under dry sunny conditions. Despite the recent bout of very heavy rain, the hard work done by the grounds staff over the winter months was very evident.
The overall winner of the competition was Nicola Spence with an excellent score of 29 points. Karen Edgar took second place beating Teresa Corrigan on a count back with 26 points. The 9 hole competition was won by Ruth Beckett.
Congratulations to the Ladies Minor Cup Team 2016 who have been shortlisted in the Senior Team Category for the Armagh Banbridge and Craigavon District Council Sports Award.
The awards ceremony is scheduled to take place on Thursday 30th March 2017 in Craigavon Craigavon Civic Centre. Lady Captain Gail and the Ladies Committee wish them every success in this prestigious competition.
On Friday 2nd December the Ladies Branch of County Armagh Golf Club held their annual dinner in the clubhouse.
After a delicious meal provided by 7 Hills Restaurant the final cups of the season and the Winter League and Christmas Competition prizes were presented.
Sheila Stinson won the Link Cup and Paula McCrory won both the Hirsch Cup and the Christmas Competition. Lily McMullan and Anne O’Reilly collected the Charlemont Salver and Lynne Brown lifted the Winter League Cup.
Finally after a very successful season a delighted Eileen Fitzsimmons won the Sinton Cup and was crowned Golfer of the Year.