Women - News & Results

Thursday 30 th August 2018

Fifty-seven ladies took park in the club Stableford competition which this week was sponsored by Sawyer's Transport. Lady Captain Elizabeth Mawhinney welcomed everyone to the prize giving and sincerely thanked the new sponsors who had been introduced to the club by Lily McMullan and James Hewitt who have been generous sponsors to the club .

Winner of first prize was Anne O'Hea who returned an excellent score of 38 points. Runner up was Maggie McKee with 37 points just ahead of Vera Ellingham who took third place with 36 points. A delighted and surprised Anne O'Hea thanked her playing partner Jacqueline and the new sponsors.

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Club Stableford winner Anne O'Hea with Lady Captain Elizabeth Mawhinney runner up Maggie McKee and other prize winners.

The remaining winners on the day were

Fifty-four ladies competed in a 4 Ball competition at Warrenpoint Golf Club on bank holiday Monday 27 th August. Warrenpoint which is also celebrating their one hundred and twenty-five-year anniversary proved the perfect venue for a ladies' outing offering challenging golf within a short journey from home and excellent catering with coffee and scones upon arrival and a beautiful two course dinner to finish the day.

The course was in beautiful condition, but it required skill and patience to achieve the top prizes. Lady Captain Elizabeth Mawhinney thanked everyone for participating in the outing and paid thanks to the Club Manager Mr Paul Revey who had been so helpful in arranging the outing. She also thanked Karen Edgar for doing the cards and the treasurer Jacqueline Kelly for helping to organise the outing.

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Lady Captain Elizabeth Mawhinney with the winning Fourball Team Bernie Gribben Elish Grimes Anne McDonald and Vera Ellingham.

County Armagh Golf Club's 125 th anniversary's celebrations continued with competitions for both the Men's and Ladies' sections played during the week. On Thursday 23 rd , the Ladies competed for the Trophy which was donated to the club in 1993 for the Centenary celebrations in that year. Sourced by Bee Gordon on behalf of the then Lady Captain, Eileen Steenson, the trophy is a vase produced by Tyrone Crystal, and has been played for every year since then.

The Lady Captain, Elizabeth Mawhinney referred to the donor of the Trophy, Mr. John Lowe, who had joined the Armagh Club in that year and who has been an active member since.

This year the Trophy competition was again generously sponsored by Sterling House Financial Services who were represented by former Lady Captain and current Secretary of the Ladies Branch, Paula McCrory.

In a break with tradition the prizegiving for both the Ladies' and Men's competitions was held in the clubhouse on Saturday 25 th August and was followed by entertainment by the excellent Preacher Caseys.

Lady Captain Elizabeth, accompanied by Paula McCrory presented the successful Ladies with generous vouchers while the Trophy itself was presented to Alexandra Mawhinney whose par breaking net 70 was the lowest score on the day . Three birdies on her opening 9 holes laid the basis for her excellent score.

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Lady Captain Elizabeth Mawhinney with winner of Centenary Trophy Alexandra Mawhinney and sponsor Paula McCrory.

23 rd August 2018

County Armagh Golf Club's 125 th anniversary's celebrations continued with competitions for both the Men's and Ladies' sections played during the week. On Thursday 23 rd , the Ladies competed for the Trophy which was donated to the club in 1993 for the Centenary celebrations in that year. Sourced by Bee Gordon on behalf of the then Lady Captain, Eileen Steenson, the trophy is a vase produced by Tyrone Crystal, and has been played for every year since then.

The Lady Captain, Elizabeth Mawhinney referred to the donor of the Trophy, Mr. John Lowe, who had joined the Armagh Club in that year and who has been an active member since.

This year the Trophy competition was again generously sponsored by Sterling House Financial Services who were represented by former Lady Captain and current Secretary of the Ladies Branch, Paula McCrory.

In a break with tradition the prizegiving for both the Ladies' and Men's competitions was held in the clubhouse on Saturday 25 th August and was followed by entertainment by the excellent Preacher Caseys.

Lady Captain Elizabeth, accompanied by Paula McCrory presented the successful Ladies with generous vouchers while the Trophy itself was presented to Alexandra Mawhinney whose par breaking net 70 was the lowest score on the day . Three birdies on her opening 9 holes laid the basis for her excellent score.

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Lady Captain Elizabeth Mawhinney, winner of Centenary Trophy Alexandra Mawhinney pictured with sponsor Paula McCrory and other prize winners.

Thursday 16 th August 2018

Thursday was a day of two halves during which those who played in the am had to resort to jackets and umbrellas whilst those who played in the afternoon enjoyed dry conditions and a stiff breeze. However, the treat of rain did not deter the 59 ladies who played in the Club Stableford competition which was sponsored by NicMics Craft Creations.

NicMics is a relatively new enterprise, founded by Nicola Spence, who is a club member and her business partner Michelle Boyd. The talented duo specialises in bespoke, hand-made personalised gifts. The ladies who were in the winners' enclosure were delighted with the beautiful framed prizes which they received. Lady Captain Elizabeth welcomed Nicola to the prize giving and awarded everyone who attended full marks given the problematic road works on the Newry Road.

Winner of first prize was Anne O'Reilly who returned an excellent score of 38 points. Runner up Lynne Brown pipped her playing partner Siobhan Donnelly into 3 rd place beating her on countback with 37 points.

A delighted Anne O'Reilly who said she had a lovely round of golf with her playing partners Jacqueline and Joy, accepted her prize and, on behalf of all the ladies, thanked Nicola and Michelle for their generous sponsorship and the stunning array of gifts for all prize winners. Nicola in turn congratulated everyone who played and indicated she hopes to be back playing again next year.

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Winner Anne O'Reilly with sponsor Nicola Spence of NicMics Craft Creations along with Lady Captain Elizabeth Mawhinney and other prize winners.

The remaining winners on the day were:

9th August 2018

The Ladies Summer Open Stableford held on Thursday 9th August was again very generously sponsored by Johnston's Bakery . Lady Captain Elizabeth Mawhinney welcomed everyone to the prize giving ceremony including visitors from Loughall, Dungannon and Rossmore . The Lady Captain was delighted that Hilary Johnston was present to represent her family business who are established and loyal supporters of the club and to present the fabulous prizes which she had sourced from Wil Carey in the Pro Shop.

The top prize and beautiful salver went to Cath Murray with an excellent score of 41 points just ahead of Breda Teahan who returned 40 points. Third place went to Joy Steenson with 39 points beating Rene Calvert on a countback.

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Lady Captain Elizabeth Mawhinney, winner Cath Murray and sponsor of Summer Open Competition Hilary Johnston pictured with prize winners.

The Gross prize was won by Ellen Brady with 29 gross points.

6th August 2018.

Co Armagh Golf Club teed off their Open Week with a 3 Ball Scramble Team competition which proved to be a very enjoyable but equally challenging event. Lady Captain Elizabeth Mawhinney welcomed everyone to the prize giving and sincerely thanked Vice Lady Captain Moya Brady for deputising so ably whilst she had been abroad on holidays.

Elizabeth thanked the new sponsors Gilfresh for their generous prizes which had been sourced from Devine by Donna. The winning trio were Sheila Stinson, Ellen Brady and Valerie Gordon who scored 63 nett beating Bernie Rice, Geraldine Rafferty and Cait McKinney on countback. Third place honours went to Moya Brady, Hilary Johnston and Paula McCrory who returned 63.8 nett. Finally, Fionnaula Quinn, Kathleen Mallon and Pauline Vallely took 4 th place with 65.7 nett.

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Winners of 3 Ball Scramble Ellen Brady Valerie Gordon and Sheila Steenson pictured with Lady Captain Elizabeth Mawhinney.

The ladies who participated in the August Club Stroke competition enjoyed reasonable weather and played on a course in peek condition. The competition was sponsored by Seven Hills restaurant. Vice Lady Captain Moya expressed sincere thanks to Shauna and Ciara in her absence for their generous sponsorship and thanked them for the excellent service that they provide to the Ladies Branch each week and particularly on Lady Captain's Day.

The beautiful playing conditions were reflected in the impressive scores posted by those who featured in the winner's enclosure. The winner of the Club Stroke with an outstanding score of nett 66 was Siobhan Donne lly. A delighted Siobhan graciously accepted her prize and, in her speech, thanked her playing partner Lynne and the sponsors. Second place went to Eileen Fitzsimons with a nett 69, narrowly beating Ann McDonald who returned a nett 70. Ellen Brady won the gross prize with an excellent score of 83.

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Lady Vice Captain Moya Brady, Shauna sponsor from Seven Hills and winner Siobhan Donnelly pictured with remaining prize winners.

The remaining Club Stroke Competition Results were as follows: -