Monday 17 th September 2018.
The end of the golfing season for the Ladies of County Armagh Golf Club has been traditionally marked by the Past Lady Captain's competition. This year, past Lady Captain, Gail Steed, opted to run a modified 4 Ball team “classic” with a shotgun start, as this format had proved very popular when Una Cullinane used it last year
Past Lady Captain Gail Steed was delighted with the turnout of 19 teams who took part in the competition. Gail thanked last year's Captain Richard Stewart and past Lady Captains Una Cullinane, Audrey Kellet, Flo McCall and Barbara Hamilton who had done so much to help organise and run the classic. She also expressed her appreciation of the support which had been given by the Men's Branch and thanked Paula McCrory for doing the cards. The water bottles for the goody bags were generously sponsored by Eileen Stewart of Armagh Business Centre.
Gail added that the course was in tremendous condition despite the necessary autumn treatment of the greens. While many complained about difficulty finding the pace on the greens, this was not reflected in the scores of the winning teams.
Winners from Past Lady Captains’ and Past Captains’ Classic Fourball Competition.
As most of the teams playing comprised of Ladies two prizes were awarded to them along with one for the best men's and mixed teams. In addition, prizes for longest drives and closest to the pins were provided, as well as some spot raffle prizes, thanks to the generosity of the past Lady Captains.
The winners on the day were as follows: =
Nearest the pins = Lorraine Megaw and Ian Beattie.
Longest Drives = Anne O'Reilly @ 17 th and Paddy Digby @ 16 th .
Mixed Team = Geoffrey Macartney, Eilish Grimes, Gail and Andy Steed with 80 points.
Men's Team = Alan Finlay, Marty Daly, Kieran Daly and Patrick Brannigan with 84 points.
Ladies Team runners up = Una Cullinane, Ann Black, Teresa McVeigh and Francis Davidson with 72 points.
Ladies Team 1 st Place = Flo McCall, June Humphries, Geraldine Rafferty and Joy Steenson with 75 points.