Women - News & Results

Co Armagh Golf Club's Lady Captain's Day took place on Saturday 22 June when ladies competed in glorious sunshine and with perfect golfing conditions for an array of beautiful prizes chosen by Lady Captain Moya. Thanks to the Greens Convenor, Greens-Staff and volunteers the course was in excellent condition and whilst it proved incredibly challenging for many, evident in the competition standard scratch of 73, the winner of the Lady Captain's prize, Bernie Rice had no such difficulties.

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Winner of Lady Captain's Day 2019 Bernie Rice with Lady Captain Moya Brady

The runner-up was Jill McKenna.

The annual Marie Curie Classic took place on Thursday 26 June, a few weeks later than planned due to the course having been closed on the day it was originally scheduled and, in stark contrast to that day, the weather was glorious. The competition was once again sponsored by Rice's Supermarket, Keady, who have been associated with the charity for many years.

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Back L-R: Alexandra Mawhinney, Lily McMullan, Patricia Hughes, Anne Attwell, Bernie Rice and Geraldine Rafferty
Front L-R: Phil Rice, Rice's Supermarket, Lady Captain Moya Brady and Hilary Johnston

The Ian Donaldson Stableford took place at Co Armagh on Thursday 20 June when forty-eight ladies played in the competition sponsored by The Vintage. The competition standard scratch was 71. Mrs Moya Brady, Lady Captain thanked Una Kearney, The Vintage for her generous sponsorship. Paula McCrory took first place with 37pts beating Lynne Brown on the countback into second place. Michelle Kinane was third with 35 pts.

Ian Donaldson Stableford 20 June 2019
Back L-R: Sheila Hughes, Karen Edgar, Hilary Johnston, Tish Burke, Geraldine Rafferty, Helen McCourt and Patricia Hughes
Front L-R: Gail Steed, Lynne Brown, Lady Captain Moya Brady, Paula McCrory and Ann O'Hea

Fifty-three ladies played in the Club Stableford competition generously sponsored by Carey Glass, on Thursday 13 June at Co Armagh. Unfortunately, Philip Corrigan, Carey Glass was unable to attend prize-giving to present the beautiful prizes, which had all been purchased from Vincent Mone and Son, Keady. Welcoming a large number of ladies to prize-giving, Mrs Moya Brady, Lady Captain thanked Carey Glass for the sponsorship.

The competition standard scratch was 71. Alexandra Mawhinney claimed first place with a fantastic 41 pts, 3 points clear of Siobhan Donnelly's 38 pts and Jacqueline Kelly was third with 36 pts.

Club Stableford 13 June 2019
Back L-R: Cait McKinney, Helen Forster, Michelle Kinane, Joy Steenson and Paula McCrory
Middle L-R: Siobhan Donnelly, Jacqueline Kelly and Gail Steed
Front L-R: Lady Captain Moya Brady and Alexandra Mawhinney

The Fox Cup and Culmore Shield Stroke Competitions took place on Thursday 30 May at Co Armagh Golf Club. The Fox Cup was competed for by golfers in the 0-27 handicap range meanwhile those with a handicap of 28 or greater played for the Culmore Shield.

A large number of ladies gathered prior to the prizegiving to learn about and sample Symphonia Gin's No 1, No 2 and No 3 spirits, handmade in Benburb's Woodlab Distillery by Dr Ric Dyer. A number of lucky ladies won gin raffle prizes at the end of the talk.

Symphonia Gin 30 May 2019
Fiona and Ric Dyer, Symphonia Gin with Lady Captain, Moya Brady

There was a very warm welcome for Daily Bake's representative and fellow golfer, Sheila Stinson, who had once again very generously sponsored the competition with an array of beautiful prizes.

Forty-seven ladies played 18 holes in the PGA Tankard Stableford competition on Thursday 23 May, which was very generously sponsored by Co Armagh's Club Professional, Will Carey. A further 17 ladies played in the 9 hole competition. The competition standard scratch was 70.

Mrs Moya Brady, Lady Captain, welcomed a large number of ladies to prize-giving and presented the prizes on behalf of Will, who had tendered his apologies.

Continuing her good form, Maggie McKee took 1 st place with a fantastic 43 pts. Joy Steenson secured second place with 41 pts and in third place was Paula McCrory with 37 pts.

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Back L-R: Lena Duffy, Anne O'Reilly, Rita Grimley, Tish Burke, Aideen Canavan, Helen McCourt and June Humphries
Front L-R: Paula McCrory, Lady Captain Moya Brady, Maggie McKee and Joy Steenson

Fifty-eight ladies played in the Macmillan Charity Stableford competition generously sponsored by Vincent Mone and Son, Keady, which was held on Thursday 16 May at Co Armagh. A further 14 competitors played in the 9 hole competition. The competition standard scratch was 70.

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Back L-R: Gillian Poole, Helen McCourt, Bernie Rice, Angela O'Reilly, Colette McAleavey, Lorraine Megaw and Lena Duffy
Front L-R: Maura McCoy, Michelle Kinane, Ann Mone, Vincent Mone and Son, Lady Captain Moya Brady, Eileen Fitzsimons, Maggie McKee and Paula McCrory

Pictured are Alexandra Mawhinney and Emma Garrigan who represented County Armagh Golf Club at the ILGU All-Ireland Medal Finals held at Headfort Golf Club this week.

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