Women - News & Results
Somewhat later than normal, the Spring Open Cup, took place at Co Armagh on Thursday 23 July 2020. Ordinarily the competition is held on the first May Day Bank Holiday and is an Open competition, however, with visitors not yet permitted to play the course the event was competed for solely by Ladies from Co Armagh. Forty-nine ladies competed for the cup and the Competition Standard Scratch was 70. The winner of the Spring Open, with a fantastic 41 pts, was Colette McSorley, beating Julie McCarten, who also carded 41 pts, into second place. Bernie McBride was third with 37 pts.
Sixty ladies competed in the Sinton Cup qualifier stroke competition at Co Armagh Golf Club on 9 July 2020.
The ladies with the two best gross and nett scores qualify for the match-play competition. The Competition Standard Scratch was 73 and whilst most ladies found the conditions difficult, that was not the case for the winners:
Sixty-five ladies competed for the Parker Bowl at Co Armagh Golf Club on Thursday 2 July 2020. Standard scratch for the competition was 71. Colette McSorley won the competition with a superb 40 pts. Get into Golf graduate, Aimee Brennan was second with 38 pts, one shot clear of Julie McCarten whose 37pts secured third place.
The weather was glorious on the fairways of Co Armagh Golf Club on Thursday 25 June 2020 when ladies competed in the Millennium Bowl and McCall Shield Stroke Competitions. The Millennium Bowl, for golfers in the 0-24 handicap range, was donated by the Lady Captain in 2000, Mrs Cecelia Woods, and the McCall shield, for those with a 25+ handicap, by Mrs Flo McCall when she was Lady Captain in 2009.
Sixty-Two ladies competed in the Eileen Steenson Memorial Competition at Co Armagh Golf Club on Thursday 18 June with a further 20 ladies playing in the 9 hole competition. The competition standard scratch was 70. In the 18 hole competition Joy Steenson claimed first place with a fabulous 41 pts, beating Michelle Kinane, also with 41 pts, into second place. Mary Black was third with 40 pts. The remaining prize winners were:
Cat A – Colette McSorley 37 pts Cat B – Colette McAleavey 40 pts Cat C – Sylvia Ashe 36 pts Cat D – Grace Hart 38 pts
Jacqueline Kelly won the Front 9 with 21 pts and Anne O’Reilly won the Back 9 also with 21 pts.
Following the easing of lockdown restrictions, competitive golf made a welcome return for the Ladies of Co Armagh Golf Club on Thursday 11 June. The return to golf had been eagerly awaited with a total of 97 ladies playing. Whilst not all were eligible to enter the competition, fifty-three ladies played in the 18 hole competition and a further 15 in the 9 hole competition.
Despite being a beautiful day the course was closed on Thursday 19 March due to the rain earlier in the week, so in a break from the norm, it had been decided to run the weekly ladies competition at Co Armagh Golf Club on Friday 20 March, a decision which was welcomed.