Fifty-one ladies, including a number of visitors, participated in the Pretty n Pink Ladies and Gents Open Stableford at County Armagh on Thursday 5 October which was generously joint sponsored by Anthony Conlon and Sharon Galloway, The Little House on the Priory, Benburb.

As October is breast cancer awareness month participants were requested to wear pink to support the annual campaign.  Unfortunately, it was wet for most if not all and the winter maintenance task of sanding the course had recently been carried out making playing conditions difficult and this was reflected in the scores.

On sale throughout the day in the clubhouse was a vast selection of sweet treats baked by some of Co Armagh’s talented lady members and these were being sold with all proceeds going to the charity.

Lady Captain Lily thanked everyone who had played, baked, purchased bakes, made donations and donned pink and presented the prizes on behalf of the sponsors:

Ladies Competition

1st         Libby Lamont                            35 pts

2nd        Abigail Edwards                         32 pts

Gross   Paula McCrory                          20 gross pts

3rd             Edel Nugent                             32 pts

4th        Julie McCarten                         31 pts

5th        Karen Bain                               30 pts

Cat A    Lady Vice Captain Ellen Brady   28 pts (beating LC Lily McMullan on better back 9)

Cat B    Gail Steed                                29 pts

Cat C   Fiona Martin                             30 pts

Cat D   Bernadette Hanna                     26 pts

Back 9  Caiti Hanna                              14 pts

Front 9 Ethel Liggett                             18 pts (beating Marie Tennyson, Eilish Grimes, Jayne Henry                                                                        and June Humphries on countback)

The 9 hole competition was won by Anne Attwell with 13 pts and Carmel Harney was second with 12 pts.

Nearest the Pin at the 7th           Helen McLaughlin

Longest Drive at the 5th             Abigail Edwards

There were twos for Julie McCarten at the 3rd, Anne Cairns at the 7th and Paula McCrory at the 18th.

Men’s Competition

1st        Cecil Henning               33 pts

2nd        Ian Beaddie                  30 pts

Nearest the Pin at the 11th         Andy Steed

Longest Drive at the 16th            John Mawhinney

Best dressed prizes were awarded to:

1st Ellen Brady and 2nd Gemma Rice

1st Andy Steed and 2nd John Mawhinney

There were a number of other prizes for those who had entered into the spirit of the day and were displaying flashes of pink in interesting ways.

A fantastic £1,290 was raised for the charity.

Back L-R: Anne Attwell, Paula McCrory, Helen McLaughlin, Lady Captain Lily McMullan and Gail Steed
Front: Ellen Brady