Long standing and fondly remembered members, Billy and Eedie Parker, whose home bordered the 17 th hole, are honoured annually in the Parker Bowl competition, generously sponsored by their nephew, Arnold Courtney . Lady Captain Elizabeth Mawhinney warmly welcomed Arnold and thanked him for his much appreciated long standing commitment to the Ladies Branch which began in 2007. Following the presentation of prizes including the specially commissioned Parker bowl Arnold explained he was delighted to be able to promote the competition in memory of his aunt and uncle.
Fifty-three ladies competed for the 18-hole competition with a further 10 playing for 9-hole prizes in warm sunshine on the course which has recovered magnificently from the ravages of a long hard winter. The warm dry conditions were reflected in the excellent scoring.
Donna Carolan secured third spot with 36 points, with Ellen Brady taking second place with 40 points. Top spot was secured by the inform Emma Garrigan with a magnificent score of 47 points. Emma joined the club last year via the Get into Golf initiative and has gone from strength to strength during the current season.
Lady Captain Elizabeth Mawhinney, Arnold Courtney sponsor and winner of Parker Bowl Competition Emma Garrigan.
Category A Helen Forster 33 points
Category B Anne Mone 35 points.
Category C Patricia Hughes 34 points
Category D Anne O'Hea 33 points
Front 9 Teresa Corrigan 18 points beating Ann Atwell & Alexandra Mawhinney on c/b..
Back 9 Siobhan Donnelly 19 points
9-hole Brigid McEneaney 15 points.
Birdies were recorded by Alexandra Mawhinney @ 8 TH and Ellen Brady @ 4 th .
Twos were returned by Phil Rice @ 7 th and Colette McSorley @ 11 th .