83 ladies, including a number of visitors, played in this year's Spring Open. Rene Calvert was well clear of the field with a magnificent score of 42 points. Lila's Fashions of Scotch Street, Armagh once again sponsored this competition and we are very grateful to Mark Hawthorne who presented the prizes for his very generous support.
The Macmillan Charity Stableford Competition very generously sponsored by V Mone and Son of Keady was played this week in lovely weather. The winner was Nicola Spence with 37 points closely followed by Eilish Grimes with 36 points who beat Valerie Gordon on countback.
The Lady Vice-Captain Mrs. Gail Steed and the ladies were delighted to welcome Mr. Arnold Courtney to the clubhouse on Thursday night to present the prizes and the coveted Parker Bowl which he so generously sponsors every year. Brigid McEneaney was thrilled to come top out of 59 competitors with a score of 38 points closely followed on 37 points by Colette McSorley beating Eileen Fitzsimmons on the countback.
This is the third time Brigid has won the Parker Bowl having previously lifted the trophy in 2012 and 2013! Other prizewinners were:
The upcoming matches in the inter-club competitions have been arranged as follows:
Junior Foursomes v Omagh : Home Sunday 24th April tee off 2.45. Away Thurs 28th April tee off 3.30.
Intermediate Cup v Greenisland : Away Friday 22nd April. Home Friday 6th May.
49 ladies played in the first stroke competition of the season. The winner with a nett 69 was Mary Black followed by Sheila Stinson with a nett 71. In third place was Jacqueline Kelly with a nett 73. The gross prize was won by Ellen Brady with an excellent gross 79.
Sixty-five ladies competed in the Mary Peters Stableford Competition on Thursday 31st March. Colette McSorley was the worthy winner with a wonderful score of 43 points.
Helen Foster was second with 37 points and Katherine Steenson third with 36 points.
The categories were as follows:
This week's competition was the PGA Tankard sponsored by Club Professional Alan Rankin. The winner was Elizabeth Mawhinney with 38 points beating Sylvia Ashe on countback with Brigid McAneaney on 37 points in third place.
The Lady Captain with Paula McCrory winner of the 14-hole Stableford Competition played this week in much improved conditions.
Paula had a very commendable score of 29 points closely followed by Pauline Gingles on 28 with Helen Foster on 27. Maura McCoy won the 9-hole competition with 16 points.
The Lady Captain presenting Ann Attwell with a bottle of champagne to celebrate her recent hole-in-one
The Lady Captain congratulates Teresa McVeigh and Frances Davidson winners of the 9-hole Foursomes Competition held on 3rd March with a score of 31.5 nett.
Runners-up were Lily McMullan and Nicola Spence with nett 34 beating Brigid McEneaney and Vera Ellingham on countback.
The final of the annual Putting Competition organised by the Ladies Branch took place on Friday 26th February. Once again this was very generously sponsored by Mrs. Ellen Brady of Ellen's Traditional Fish and Chips.
For the second year in a row the winners were an all-ladies team. Congratulations to The Pink Ladies who defeated Paul McCreesh’s all-male team in the grand finale with Maura McCreesh’s mixed team in third place.
Lady Captain Mrs. Una Cullinane congratulating the winners, The Pink Ladies - Rene Calvert, Mary Knott, Cathy Murray, Marian Watts and honorary Pink Lady, Gail Steed.