Women - News & Results

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: -

The glorious summer weather attracted seventy-two ladies to participate in this week's competition which was once again generously sponsored by Specsavers/Hearcare.

At the evening prizegiving Vice Lady Captain Moya who was deputising for the Lady Captain Elizabeth who is enjoying a well-deserved holiday abroad, welcomed everyone to a busy clubhouse. Moya explained that unfortunately the sponsor was unable to attend as he too was on holiday.

The overall winner on the day was Alexandra Mawhinney with 40 points . Lily McMullan secured second spot with 38 points, beating Karen Edgar on a count back .

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Vice Lady Captain Moya Brady with some of the winners of the Club Stableford Competition sponsored by Specsavers.

A full list of additional prize winners is set out below-

The annual Margaret Deane Mixed Greensomes competition took place on Friday 20 th July. The competition was sponsored by Noel Conn & Co Accountants .

At the prizegiving in the clubhouse, the Lady Captain Elizabeth Mawhinney expressed her sincere thanks for the continued generous support which Noel has given to the Ladies branch. Elizabeth explained the competition had originally been in foursomes format but is now played as greensomes. Margaret Deane had been an honorary secretary in the club and following her passing the club donated the beautiful trophy in her honour and selected her chosen charity the RNLI as the beneficiary of the event.

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Mr Noel Conn sponsor and Lady Captain Elizabeth Mawhinney pictured with the prize winners from the Margaret Deane Mixed Greensomes

1 st Place Ann McDonald and Sean Dougan nett 65.

The warm sunny conditions which have prevailed during recent weeks held for the 46 ladies who competed for the July Medal. Lady Captain Elizabeth was delighted with the large number of ladies who competed and attended prize giving despite it being holiday time and a stroke competition.

Elizabeth welcomed Mrs Flo McCall in her capacity as representative of the Southern Area Hospice to receive a cheque for £1,905. Flo expressed her delight and appreciation of the amazing amount of money raised by Elizabeth on her recent Lady Captain's day. She explained that the Newry hospice which first opened in 1989 provides vital services to over one thousand families and that this could not be done without the support of local communities and their fund-raising activities.

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Lady Captain Elizabeth Mawhinney presents Mrs Flo McCall representing the Southern Area Hospice with a cheque for £1,905.

The course was in superb condition, with fast running greens making scoring difficult. However, the very much in form Emma Garrigan found no such difficulty however, returning an excellent nett 65 to win by 4 shots from Siobhan Donnelly, in second place.

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Emma Garrigan winner of July Medal along with Lady Captain Elizabeth Mawhinney runner up Siobhan Donnelly and third place winner Francis Davidson.

Francis Davidson took third place honours with a nett 70 while Paula McCrory took another Gross prize with 81 strokes.

Hewitt Meats were again generous sponsors of the Ellie Mayne Cup. Mrs Ellie Mayne presented the beautifully engraved cup to the ladies' branch in 1966 and her golf clubs adorn the walls of the clubhouse.

The glorious weather conditions which have prevailed throughout the month of June continued and attracted 54 ladies to compete in this prestigious event.

The overall winner was Vice Lady Captain Moya Brady with a magnificent score of 43 points on count back from runner up Denise Murphy and Maggie McKee who secured third place with 39 points.

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Lily McMullan and John Hewitt sponsor with Moyà Brady winner of Ellie Mayne Cup. Also seated Denise Murphy runner up, LC Elizabeth Mawhinney and third place winner Maggie McKee.