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.
Thursday 24 th November 2016 at 7:30pm In the Clubhouse
Nominations for Committee and Proposals to be with the Honorary Secretary by 6:30pm on Thursday 27 th October (see notice in locker room).
Ladies please note: only proposals regarding alterations to the Club Rules, Byelaws or Constitution may be accepted on the agenda.
3 rd October 2016
On Thursday the ladies played the last weekly competition of 2016 in the form of a 14 and 9 hole stableford with Moya Brady in the top spot for the second week running. There was a good turnout at prize giving and a great atmosphere in the clubhouse following a very successful season. Before presenting the prizes which were beautiful flower arrangements generously provided by OL FLOWERS the Lady Captain wished everyone well in the winter league and reminded them of the AGM on Thursday 24 th November. In particular she invited them and their friends to the upcoming Flapper Evening on Friday 11 th November at 7pm which is a ladies branch fundraising event and proceeds to War on Want. Tickets are available from committee members or from the club office.
Prizewinners in the September Medal stroke competition
It was a fantastic week for the ladies from County Armagh Golf Club as they had two teams representing Ulster in the AIG All-Ireland Match Play Finals 22-24 September at Dundalk Golf Club, with many club members travelling down to support.
The Minor Cup team had an excellent performance in the semi-final on Thursday, beating Athy (East Leinster) in a very tightly fought contest with Eileen Fitzsimons winning her match on the 20 th hole to seal the victory for County Armagh, allowing them to progress to Friday's All-Ireland final. They faced Ballinrobe Golf Club (Connacht) and unfortunately were unable to beat the stronger team on the day. They were still proud to be presented with their silver medals as All-Ireland runners up in front of a packed club house in Dundalk.
The Challenge Cup played Ballybunion (Munster) in their semi-final and despite a great win (6&4) by Ann O'Reilly unfortunately lost three other matches.
The Minor Cup team and caddies in happy mood awaiting their tee off ahead of Friday's All-Ireland final
The annual McAnerney Open charity stableford was held on Thursday 15 th September. The sponsor, Mrs Catherine McAnerney, organised a coffee morning in the club house raising almost £1400 for Action Cancer and the Hospice. 71 ladies played in the competition which was sponsored by McAnerney's Supermarket, Armagh. The proud winner of the top prize, Sheila Stinson, had a magnificent score of 40 points.
87 ladies, including a considerable number of visitors, competed for the coveted Armaghdale Cup on Saturday 3 rd September. This competition was again generously sponsored by Gerard Davidson Business Account Services, represented on the night by his wife lady member Frances.
Karen Edgar was delighted to be the winner of the historic and prestigious trophy with an excellent nett 70, followed by runner up Katherine Steenson with a nett 71.
Frances Davidson presents Karen Edgar with the Armaghdale Cup in the presence of the Lady Captain
The competition was very generously sponsored by lady member Paula McRory of Stirling House Financial Services. The winner with a nett 70 was Lily McMullan followed by Barbara Hamilton with a nett 71. In third place with a nett 73 was Brigid McEneaney beating Bernie Rice on the better back nine.
A huge congratulations to the Minor Cup team who defeated Malone and the Challenge Cup team who defeated Donaghadee to emerge as champions in the Ulster District Finals of the inter-club matchplay held at Dungannon Golf Club on Sunday 28th August.
Both Co. Armagh teams will now go forward to represent Ulster in the National Finals at Dundalk Golf Club 22nd – 24th September.