On Friday 1 st December the Ladies Branch of Co Armagh Golf Club held their annual dinner in the clubhouse. Lady Captain Gail welcomed everyone to the meal and thanked the ladies choir who started the proceedings with some Christmas carols. A delicious meal was provided by the 7 Hills Restaurant staff. Further entertainment was provided by Sylvia Ashe who sang a customised version of the Boys from the Co Armagh. This was followed by a raffle of prizes provided by the Ladies Committee.
Then it was down to the main business of the evening when the final cups of the season and the Winter League competitions were presented. Ellen Brady was the overall winner of the Winter League with 98 points ahead of Mary Black and Ann Atwell who were joint second with 93 points. 4 th place went to Paula McCrory with 92 points whilst Lily McMullan and Geraldine Rafferty held joint 5 th place with 91 points.
The Silver medal was awarded to Colette McSorley and the Bronze medal to Lynne Brown. Colette also picked up the Silver spoon prize. Ellen Brady recorded the most birdies with an impressive total of 18 beating Helen Forster who had recorded 11 birdies. The biggest handicap reduction was recorded by Jackie Donnelly who went from 32 to 28 in her first season.
The Sinton Cup was won by Phil McKenna with Lily McMullan the runner up. Ellen Brady and Pauline Gingles were the beaten semi-finalists.
The Charlemont Salver was presented by Mrs Greta Forster to the winners Barbara Hamilton and Jacqueline Kelly who had defeated Donna Carolan and Corrina Oliver in a very close final match. Barbara thanked Greta for the beautiful prize and the continued sponsorship of the competition by the Forster family. The sponsored charity for 2017 was the very worthy Air Ambulance Northern Ireland.
A delighted Moya Brady was the winner of the Link Cup beating Theresa Corrigan in the final. Elizabeth Mawhinney and June Humphries were the beaten semi-finalists.
Valerie Gordan was the winner of the Hirsch Cup and Helen Forster the runner up. Valerie explained she was delighted to have won the cup, which is one of the oldest cups in the club, as she had been the runner up thirteen years ago.
Finally, Helen Forster emerged as the golfer of the year with a magnificent 130 points. Ellen Brady was the runner up with 90 points.