Men - News & Results
Fourball Scramble - Saturday 29 January 2011
1st 55.2, K Edgar, M Elliott, D Bullick, A Rennie
2nd 56.2, G Hughes, M McParland, C O'Hare, P Toner
3rd 56.3, G McCreesh, NP McGeown, S Brannigan, B Liddy.
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It's just not cricket!
The team of ex-Armagh cricketers had the opposition stumped in the Fourball Scramble on Saturday.
Kenny Edgar, David Bullick, Mark Elliott and Andrew Rennie took first prize in the first team competition of the year at County Armagh. With a combined handicap of 5.8, they recorded a winning score of 55.2.
In second place were Cormac O'Hare, Pascal Toner, M McParland and G Hughes who finished with a nett score of 56.2 from a combined handicap of 4.8.
And bringing up the rear with a nett score of 56.3 was Nial McGeown, Gerry McCreesh, B Liddy and Sean Brannigan, whose combined handicap for the competition was 5.7.
Club Stableford - Sunday 23 January 2011
1st Niall P McGeown 42points
2nd Paul Smith 42 points
3rd Mark Gillen 42 points
Niall insures stableford win
Niall P McGeown's par at the 17th hole proved the insurance required to secure first prize in Sunday's stableford competition.
The par-putt gave him the extra point over the back nine on Paul Smith and Mark Gillen who each also carded 42 points.
Niall was in consistent form in thawing conditions with 21 points over the front nine and repeated that score on the back nine.
Surprisingly Paul and Mark were actually leading the charge after nine holes, each with 22 points, but both could manage only a further 20 points each on the back nine.
An impressive birdie three at the par-4 16th hole clinched the runner's up prize for Paul in countback over the last three holes.
1st David Spratt 41pts (best back nine)
2nd Norman Mallon 41pts
3rd Micky Cullen 40pts
The long and the short of it ...
It's no tall story, diminutive David Spratt won the Club stableford on Saturday.
The wee man took the prize with 41 points, but Norman Mallon will stand tall in the knowledge he lost out on countback after returning the same 41 points.
Steady scoring over the front nine saw David stack up 19 points and his good form continued on the inward trek with a further 22 points added to his tally.
Norman chalked up 20 points over the front nine and added 21 on the back nine, but a 'no score' at 14 was the difference in the winning and having to settle for second.
Michael Cullen claimed third prize in a somewhat depleted field, returning 21 points on the front nine and 19 on the back for a very respectable 40 points.
Competition change for January 29/30
A Four-ball Scramble will now take place on Saturday January 29, 2011, instead of the Club Stableford listed in the club fixtures.
The Stableford Competition will be held on Sunday January 30, 2011, replacing the Two-Ball Scramble listed in the club fixtures.
The Armagh Produce Company director served up 42 points to take the honours in the second club stableford competition of the new year.
George Gillespie returned a similar impressive score of 42 points but had to settle for second prize with Charlie’s back nine better on countback.
In cold and blustery conditions throughout the day, quite a number of golfers took to the city course. The winter sunshine was however, a pleasant relief from the previous day’s rain when only a dozen hardy golfers braved the elements.
As a result, Saturday’s stableford competition was reduced to a Club Sweep and Leo King took the only prize with a very impressive 44 points.
Leo was also in the prizes on Sunday, taking third with 40 points, and his better back nine leaving Tom Murray and Jim Wilson, both also returning 40 points, to pick up fourth and fifth prizes respectively.
Prizes can be collected in the County Armagh Golf Club Pro shop.
ANDY Conn shook off the effects of the holiday festivities to get his new year off to a winning start at County Armagh Golf Club on Sunday.
In fact he left all trailing in his wake in the first stableford competition of 2011 with a superb winning 45 points – four points clear of his nearest rival.
A birdie two at the third hole also boosted his winnings on the day and he could even afford an out-of-bound shot at the last hole.
Mark Gillen led the chasing pack and along with Davy Spratt and Norman Mallon recorded 41 points to claim second, third and fourth place respectively on countback.
After 40-years a member, Tom Calvert has been officially unveiled as Captain of County Armagh Golf Club for 2011.
Out-going Captain Michael Grant presented long-serving Tom with his new navy blue Captain's blazer on New Year's Day.
The inauguration took place in front of a packed clubhouse. Earlier in the day Tom launched an impressive first tee-shot to signal the start of the new club captain's reign.
In his opening speech to members, Tom said he was honoured to take on the new Captain's role and looked forward to a successful and challenging year ahead.
Tom joined County Armagh Golf Club in 1971 and during four decades since has served in various club positions including Council Member, Professional, Greens and Bar Convenor.
Along the way the affable Tom has also collected many prizes, among them the matchplay Smyth Cup which he has won on three occasions, and George Compston's Captain's Day Prize.
But it looks like his playing may be curtailed somewhat at the beginning of this new year as Tom has damaged and possibly broken a bone in his foot which will keep him out of action for a week or two.
However, presenting the first prize of the New Year was among Tom's first duties and after a very competitive Captain's Inauguration 9-Hole Competition, Richard Stewart emerged as the outright winner. Quite a number of scores in the early 20s were believed to be in the reckoning until the winning score of 24 points was announced, launching special New Year's Day celebrations.