Co Armagh Golf Club’s Lady Captain’s Day took place on Saturday 30 July when ladies competed for an array of beautiful prizes chosen by Lady Captain Karen.

It was a very warm humid day with some short squally showers, which were welcomed by some, to keep them cooled down.

Thanks to the Greens’ Convenor and Greens staff the course was in excellent condition and the course set up, with many difficult and unusual pin positions, proved incredibly challenging for many.  The stroke format and requirement to hole out on every hole for the 18 hole competition provided a further level of difficulty for the competitors however Helen McLaughlin, the winner of the Lady Captain’s prize, found the course to be just perfect!

LCD 1Winner of Lady Captain’s Day 2022 Helen McLaughlin with Lady Captain Karen Edgar

The runner-up was Donna Carolan.

LCD 6Runner-up on Lady Captain’s Day 2022 Donna Carolan with Lady Captain Karen Edgar

Lady Captain Karen generously provided a goodie bag of essentials for all the ladies, to sustain them during their round.

Before prize-giving, family, friends, invited guests and ladies all enjoyed a sumptuous two course meal which was provided by Parklands Restaurant in a resplendent clubhouse adorned with the most beautiful floral arrangements created by the very talented lady members Gemma and Bernie Rice.

In her address Lady Captain Karen acknowledged those who had contributed to the huge success of the day, including those who helped to prepare the course, the clubhouse and the flower arrangements, Johnston’s Bakery for the cupcakes and the caterers and bar manager and staff for the food and refreshments.

A final and special word of thanks was extended to her husband Bill.

LCD 5Lady Captain Karen Edgar and husband Bill

Following prize-giving, Ita Deveney proposed the vote of thanks to the Lady Captain, which was seconded by Hilary Johnston.  Together they presented Lady Captain Karen with flowers.

LCD 3Lady Captain Karen Edgar presented with flowers by Ita Deveney and Hilary Johnston

Results of Lady Captain’s Day 2022:

Winner             Helen McLaughlin         nett 66

Runner-up        Donna Carolan              nett 68

Gross               Mary Black                   gross 83

3rd                    Siobhan Donnelly          nett 68

4th                    Geraldine Rafferty         nett 69

5th                    Lynne Brown                 nett 71

Cat A                Aoife Lennon                nett 73

                        (beating Hilary Johnston and Barbara Gartland on c/b)

Cat B                Lorraine Megaw            nett 73

Cat C                Tara Grimley                 nett 72

                        (beating Rene Calvert on c/b)

Cat D                Anne O’Hea                  nett 74

                        (beating Mary McElvanna on c/b)

Front 9             Maggie Donnelly           nett 31

(beating Caitlin McKinney on c/b)

Back 9              Gladys Villiers               nett 37

(beating Jennifer King and Teresa Corrigan on c/b)

9 hole competition

1st                    Maura McCreesh          21 pts

2nd                    Marie Tennyson            20 pts

Past Lady Captain         Hilary Johnston             nett 73 (beating Barbara Gartland on c/b)

Committee                    Gail Steed                    nett 74 (beating B McBride on c/b)

18-hole putting              Julie McCarten  30 putts

(beating June Humphries on c/b)

Men’s 9-hole                 Martin Oliver                 21 pts

Junior Boys                  Archie Johnston            36 pts

Junior Girls                   Ava Powell                    41 pts

There were birdies for Hilary Johnston and June Humphries at the 16th and Mary Black at the 18th

It was a very lucrative day to have a 2 as there were only two recorded - Barbara Gartland at the 3rd and Valerie Gordon at the 7th.

LCD 2Prize-winners on Lady Captain’s Day pictured with Lady Captain Karen Edgar