The last ladies competition of the season took place on Thursday 14th October. Overcast skies and scattered heavy showers threatened to put paid to the competition for another week, however 39 ladies participated in the 18-hole event and a further 19 played in the 9-hole competition. Lady Captain Anne McDonald expressed her appreciation of the sterling work on competition results done by Mary Black, Joy Steenson and Denise Murphy

The top prize on the day went to Eilish Grimes whose 30 points edged Jacqueline Kelly into second place with 29 points. Third place laurels went to Valerie Gordon with 28 points beating J Humphries and S Mullin on countback.

Category prize winners were as follows: -
Category A winner June Humphries with 28 points
Category B winner PLC Moya Brady with 26 points
Category C winner Patricia Hughes with 27 points.
Category D winner Shernette Mullen with 28 points.

9 Hole competition.
1st place Flo McCall with 20 points (beating Mary Black and Mary McElvanna on C/B)
2nd place Mary Black with 20 points (beating Mary McElvanna on C/B)

Birdies were recorded by Julie McCarten 3 @ 6th and June Humphries 3 @ 15th.

Twos were recorded by Paula McCrory at the 3rd and by Eilish Grimes and June Humphries at the 7th.

Lady Captain welcomed those present and thanked the caterers and bar staff for looking after the ladies each Thursday evening since Covid restrictions have been relaxed. She also thanked the green staff who have kept the course in good condition despite the major works being undertaken at the 16th hole. Finally, she requested that those playing next Thursday dress in pink to mark ladies’ cancer month.

Anne thanked all those who have produced or purchased headbands from the Nit and Natters group. The evening concluded with Lady Captain’s daughter in law Laura giving a master class in how to crochet flower patterns to embellish the headbands. Another £155 was raised on the night for Newry Hospice and Breast Cancer Support.

Eilish Grimes accepts her 1st prize voucher from Lady Captain Anne McDonald. Runner up Jacqueline Kelly and a number of prize winners are also pictured.