Category: Ladies News

Ladies Singles Winner

Many congratulations to Betty Monaghan, our Ladies Singles Winner for 2017 – well done Betty!

Also many thanks and well done to all our Ladies who took part in this year’s competition and to our Ladies Singles Runner Up, Lady Captain Hazel. It was a tough competition this year with heavy rain making playing conditions challenging at times, to say the least.

President’s Day Dinner & Prize Giving

Some photos from our President’s Day Dinner on Saturday, 7th October 2017. A fabulous night with delicious food, great company, good music and much craic!!

Congratulations to all the winners and in particular Gent’s Winner, Norman Kerr and Ladies’ Winner, Henrietta Willis.


Winner: Norman Kerr

2nd: Stan Montgomery

3rd: Paul Colgan

Gross: Capt Andy Armstrong

Front 9: Paul Armstrong

Back 9: Derek Wright (Strokey)

Past Presidents: Michael Cassidy

Seniors: John Graydon

Nearest the Pin: Michael Cassidy

Nearest the Rope: Francis McGurl

Visitors: Darren Welgar


1st: Henrietta Willis

2nd: Gillian Chartres

3rd: Bernie Mohan

Nearest the Pin: Florence Brunt

Results Crawford’s Fuels Stableford

With only one very generous prize, this competition attracted a considerable number of entrants. Vice-Captain, Seamus McGirr set the pace on Friday morning with a solid round, scoring 38pts. He remained the leader up to 6.30pm, Sunday when Charlie Keys arrived with 41pts (including a ding) to walk away with 1st place and his 2018 Membership paid for the coming season. Dave Johnston, (Charlie’s playing partner) also carded 38pts (with two dings) but was pushed into second place on Countback.

Sadly for Dave and Seamus there is no reward for coming second in this competition.

Linda Armstrong took the Ladies 1st prize, for the second year running, with a super round of 33pts – earning herself £100 towards her 2018 Membership.

Next Saturday 7th Oct, is President’s day. Members and visitors please note, course is reserved from 1pm so please use the time sheet, or phone Victor, so you won’t be disappointed.

Competition results:-


1st:  Linda Armstrong, 33pts


1st: Charlie Keys, 41pts

Ladies Prize Winner Linda Armstrong, with husband Captain Andy

Ladies Prize Winner Linda Armstrong, with husband Captain Andy

Facilitating Fun continues every Monday (weather permitting) from 10am. Young and old (and in between) are very welcome. No charge.

Results Crawford’s Quarry Competition

Played in damp conditions but the course held up remarkably well. Players all wondering how the staff managed to keep the fairways looking like they’d been manicured. The greens were like lightning and the pin positions were reflected in the scoring. For the first time this season the winning score came in at less than 40pts. That made Raymond (Green Keeper) really smile. Where will he have the pins for next week’s competition?

Competition results:-


1st – Joe Davis 37pts on count back

2nd – Eugene Rooney 37pts

3rd – Winston Burke 37pts

Gross – Andy Armstrong (Capt)

Back 9 – Kevin King

Front 9 – Derek Wright


1st – Gillian Chartres

2nd – Linda Armstrong

Next week Crawford Fuels Stableford. Male winner will receive full membership paid, whilst there will be a £100 membership voucher for the ladies.

Facilitating Fun continues every Monday (weather permitting) from 10am. Young and old (and in between) are very welcome. No charge.

Captain’s Day 2017 Results

The week began with the Ladies. They played Mon to Wed and then rolled up their sleeves to help with the work.

There was a real buzz of activity. Painting and decorating, cutting grass, mowing greens, clipping hedges, raking bunkers, gathering litter, washing signs etc, etc., and what a job they done. The place looked magnificent. (Not a “hare” out of place). The greens were playing faster than they’ve ever played and whilst the weather was causing some concern, it turned out to be better than expected.

Captain’s Day 18 hole Stableford began on Fri 8th. The course was closed from 11.30am on Saturday 9th for the Captain (Andy Armstrong) and his 60 guests who enjoyed a light lunch before tee off. The flower arrangements on the tees, (provided by David & Henrietta Willis) were the final compliment the course deserved, and the golf didn’t disappoint either. The Captain’s hospitality which we sampled at the half-way mark was truly heartwarming. Afterwards everyone retired to the Club House where “Rusks” restaurant did us proud with the food and service provided. The establishment was further complimented by the flower arrangements which adorned the building. These had been arranged by the Captain’s wife, Linda, and the President’s wife, Jennifer Bennett. There was music and dancing throughout the evening and the Captain’s draw concluded a marvelous occasion. The winner of the draw (£1000.00) was a “friend” of Malachy Graham. Malachy was speechless so Victor Collum asked him what was wrong “did the cat catch your tongue Malachy”?

Captain’s Draw…..All 600 tickets were sold so a major donation will be given to Clogher Valley Care Home for Dementia Care, as promised.

Competition results:-

Henrietta with Captn Andy : well done on winning the Captain’s Invite to Ladies 2yrs running!


1st – Henrietta Willis

2nd – Bernie Mohan

3rd – Betty Monaghan

Front 9 – Carmel Rooney

Back 9 – Florence Brunt

Nearest the Pin – Mary Fee


1st – Kevin McGarry

2nd – Kevin King

3rd – Paul Colgan

Gross – Malachy Graham

Front 9 – Dave Johnston

Back 9 – Davy Willis

Visitors – Stevie Simpson (Aughnacloy G.C.)

Committee – Leonard Kelly

25+ Handicap – Michael Cassidy

Seniors – Raymond Farrell

Nearest the Rope – Gary Goodwin

Nearest the Pin – John Graydon

Course Information & Club Notices

PLEASE NOTE: Course Closed, following the exceptional amount of rain this week. We hope to review the situation later on today and will post a notice when it is open again!

All Prize Winners please take note that this month’s Prize Giving will take place on Saturday, 2nd September at 9.00pm sharp in Rusk’s Dining Room (downstairs). This will be a very ‘pared-back’ event so please make sure you get here on time.

And finally ….. can everyone who has tickets for the Captain’s Day Draw please return their ticket stubs and money by Saturday, 2nd September (or return any un-sold books of tickets).


Results Valley Commercials Stroke Competition

Another close contest with just 8 strokes separating the top 14 players. The battle at the top could only be sorted by Countback. Charlie Keys had a brilliant 62 nett on Sunday. Paul Colgan was very unlucky with a marvelous 76 gross. Playing off 14 brought him back to 62 nett also, and had a better back nine than Charlie, but Brendan McCusker arrived with 62 nett, and again, a better back nine than Charlie & Paul.


1st – Brendan McCusker, 62 nett

2nd – Paul Colgan, 62 nett

3rd – Charlie Keys, 62 nett

Gross – Malachy Graham, 75

Front 9 – Barry Byrne, 29 nett

Back 9 – Maurice Coulter, 29 nett



1st – Gillian Chartres, 76 nett

2nd – Hazel McDonald (Lady Captain), 78 nett

Nearest the Pin – Barbara Kingston.


Next week:- Peter Bogue Motor Repairs Open Stableford Fri 25th to Mon 28th

Members please note. Use the time sheets to book your slot for the competitions. Phone Victor, he’s only too glad to help.

Members involved in the club tournaments ie Singles, Doubles & Mixed Doubles should get their matches played asap. Pressure is now on, with the run in to Captain’s Day (early Sept).

Captain’s Draw…..

Will those with ticket returns still to be made, be reminded that the draw will be held on Captain’s Day, so please make your returns, as soon as possible.

Facilitating Fun continues every Monday from 10am. Young and old (and in between) are very welcome. No charge.

Results : Adamez & Utopia, Open Stableford

Spontaneous applause broke out among the committee members present when the result was declared. The ever popular Stephen McClelland had come out on the right side of an enthralling battle, but only just. Winston Burke had laid down the first challenge with 41pts. Then up popped Paul Armstrong with 41pts. Countback required. Then Stephen arrived with 41pts. Countback required again, before being declared the winner. This is the second week in a
row that we’ve required Countback to get a winner, again, with 41pts. Snapping at these guys’ heels was Stan (Monty) Montgomery, 40pts and Eugene Rooney, 39pts. Full result as follows:


1st  – Stephen McClelland, 41pts
2nd – Paul Armstrong, 41pts
3rd – Winston Burke, 41pts
Gross – Raymond Farrell, 83
Front 9 – Stan Montgomery, 24pts
Back 9 – Eugene Rooney, 23pts (2nd week running)


1st – Linda Armstrong, 35pts

Results Scott’s Bakery, Open Stableford

36 entrants for the Scott’s Bakery Open Stableford competition saw a rush for top spot on day three. The battle for pole position was between, Eugene Rooney, Alan Forsythe, Kenny Robinson & Kevin King. Just one point separated
all four with the result being declared after countback.


1st – Kevin King, 41pts
2nd – Kenny Robinson, 41pts
3rd – Alan Forsythe, 41pts
Gross – Winston Burke, 75
Front 9 – John Graydon
Back 9 – Eugene Rooney
Nearest the Pin – Eamon Rasdale


1st – Gillian Chartres, 31pts
2nd – Betty Monaghan, 26pts

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