Men - News & Results

The forward tees and preferred lies currently in operation undoubtedly boost the potential for formidable scoring at County Armagh Golf Club.

The gloriously sunny and calm conditions on the weekend of 6-7 April, then, merely lent an extra helping hand to those competing for the CP McNabb Trophy.

However, the good golf still has to be played, and leading the way in this regard was new member Ryan Runnette, who posted 21 points on each nine to fend off all comers and clinch the first silverware of the embryonic 2019 season.

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Ryan Runnette collects the CP McNabb Trophy from County Armagh Golf Club Captain, Kenny Edgar. Also pictured are other prizewinners (L-R) Stewart Hall, Rodney Lynas, Paul Traynor, John Maguire and Gerry Cullen.

4Ball Betterball Results:

1st Francis & Shea Smyth 49pts

2nd Gerard Grimley & Sean Bailie 44pts

3rd Martin Gill & Paul McCurry 43pts (back nine)

 

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Competitions Convenor 2019

4Ball Betterball Results:

1st Miceal McParland & Cormac O'Hare 46pts

2nd Ed Hughes & Paul Corvan 45pts (back nine)

3rd Paul McCurry & Brian Cleland 45pts

 

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Competitions Convenor 2019

9-Hole 'Masters' Par 3 Ladies & Gents Competition Results

Sponsored by: Iron Design

Men

0-7 Handicaps: Jarlath McReynolds 27 strokes

8-14 Handicaps: Kieran Donnelly 29 strokes (last six)

15-21 Handicaps: Paul Kelly 31 strokes

22 + Handicaps: Philip Richards 32 strokes

Women

0-20 Handicaps: Paula McCrory 33 strokes (last six)

21 + Handicaps: Helen McLauglin 34 strokes

 

Competitions Convenor 2019

C P McNabb Results - Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th April

1st Ryan Runnette 42pts

2nd Paul Traynor 41pts (back nine)

Category 1

1st John Maguire 40pts (back six)

2nd Stewart Hall 40pts (back nine)

Category 2

1st Ian Ritchie 40pts

2nd Rodney Lynas 40pts

Category 3

1st Gerard Cullen 41pts

2nd Jarlath Hagan 40pts

 

Prizegiving will be @8:30pm Friday 12th April.  Prize winners are requested to attend.

Competition Convenor 2019

In the latest round of early-season shadow-boxing, County Armagh Golf club continued its long-standing association with Northern Ireland Chest, Heart and Stroke with a two-day stableford event on 30 and 31 March.

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And reaching the leaderboard summit on this chilly but pleasingly dry weekend was Eamon Connolly, who heated up proceedings with a blistering 44-point Saturday showing.

Chest, Heart & Stroke Results - Saturday 30th & Sunday 31st March

1st Eamon Connolly 44pts

2nd Dermot O'Neill 43pts (back nine)

Category 1

1st Brian Loney 43pts

2nd Tom Fox 42pts

Category 2

1st Ian Ritchie 42pts

2nd Martin Carson 41pts (back nine)

Category 3

1st Patrick Hughes 40pts

2nd Leo McCann 39pts

 

Prize vouchers can be collected from the Pro Shop

Competitions Convenor 2019

Hopes of play at County Armagh Golf Club over the St Patrick's Day weekend were scuppered by wretched, miserable weather. And in any case, any on-course action would likely have been overshadowed by the coinciding re-opening of the superbly refurbished clubhouse bar and restaurant.

However, the hackers and the heroes, the wonder-kids and the all-too-experienced did return to the hallowed city fairways a week later, when Ian Ritchie topped the pile in a Club Stableford event.

The two-day nature of competitive proceedings on 23-24 March offered everyone a couple of bites at the prizewinning cherry, as each player's best weekend performance would be considered in the final reckoning. But Ian's 46-point Saturday super-show proved without compare.

The off-season circumstances of green markers and preferred lies obviously aid scoring, but good numbers still come necessarily hard-earned at this time of year.

In that regard, a birdie at the 9th concluded Ritchie's bountiful 23-point outward haul, before the same hefty total on the back nine confirmed both stableford victory and the 16-handicapper's rust-free status despite the winter hiatus.

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Ian's closest challenger was Paddy Digby, whose tremendous gross 69 featured birdies at the 3rd, 7th and 15th. The accruing 44 points saw Digby deservedly take his place in the weekend's overall runner-up berth.