Category: Competition Results

Norman lifts the President’s Prize with a superb 46 points

Mervyn McElwaine held his President’s Day at Clogher Valley at the weekend. Almost 80 players took to the immaculately prepared fairways to do battle.
Out early on Friday was club stalwart Norman Lyons with his playing partners Norman Kerr and Billy O’Malley. He was to return with a superb 46 points which included 7 pars and 2 birdies. This was a score that could not be surpassed by any of the over 70 players that followed him. With flags in tricky positions on the greens putting would prove to be key to building a score. Norman claimed he can’t remember the last time he putted so well. His playing partner, Norman Kerr, hit 42 points to lift the Past President’s Prize proving there is life in the old dog yet!
President Mervyn’s guests gathered at lunchtime on Saturday for refreshments before play. It was two of these guests who came 2nd and 3rd with Charlie Keys taking 2nd from Kevin McGarry on countback with 43 points. The very reliable Harry Carson won the Gross with a 3 over of 70. The Front 9 was won by John Wallace and Back 9 by William Crawford.
 
In the Ladies section, Linda Armstrong on 37 points had 1 point to spare over Carmel Rooney with Gillian Chartres taking 3rd with 34 points.
 
Later, after a beautiful meal provided by Nadine, Noel and the staff, President Mervyn presented a great array of prizes to the winners. A great nights craic was enjoyed by Mervyns’ family and friends.
 
Full results – Mens section
 
1. Norman Lyons
2. Charlie Keys
3. Kevin McGarry
Gross: Harry Carson
Past Presidents prize: Norman Kerr
Visitors’ prize: Nigel Trotter
Non Handicap: Ian Hood
Front 9: John Wallace
Back 9: Willie Crawford
Nearest the pin: Brian Armstrong
 
Ladies Section
 
1. Linda Armstrong
2. Carmel Rooney
3. Gillian Chartres

 

PRESIDENT’S DAY GALLERY

Captain’s Day Prize Winners

Captain Eugene Rooney finally got his Captain’s Day played at Clogher Valley despite having to close the course, again, on the Saturday afternoon due to the wet weather. Players then returned on Sunday to complete their rounds.
Stan Montgomery was the early leader on Friday with 44 points, with a birdy at the difficult 4th being the highlight of his round. He was passed early on Saturday morning by Martin Ferguson playing off 19. Martin played the front 9 in 2 over 36 with a birdy at the 8th. His back 9 was covered in 5 over 38 with the only blemish coming at the 18 th with a double bogey 6.
That score looked unbeatable until big hitting 17 handicap Paul Armstrong went out on Sunday. Paul shot an excellent 5 over 72 which included birdies at the 2nd and 3rd . The key to his win was keeping double bogeys off his card. A great round by any standards.
Low handicap Harry Carson took the Gross prize with the Front 9 being won by Treasurer Pat Callaghan with 23 points and Back 9 being won by young Dylan Aiken with 25 points.
Raymond Farrell took the Past Captain’s prize with 38 points.
In the Ladies section, which was played 2 weeks earlier, Barbara Kingston won with a superb 40 points from Hazel McDonald in 2nd and Bernie Mohan in 3rd place. Well done Ladies.
 
Full Results:
 
1st: Paul Armstrong, 48 points
2nd: Martin Ferguson, 47 points
3 rd Stan Montgomery, 44 points
Gross: Harry Carson
Front 9: Pat Callaghan
Back 9: Dylan Aiken
Past Captain’s Prize: Raymond Farrell
 
Ladies Section:
 
1st: Barbara Kingston, 40 points
2nd: Hazel McDonald, 37 points
3rd: Bernie Mohan, 35 points
 

Lady Captain’s Day – 21 July 2021

Endless sunshine, beautiful blue skies and gorgeous green fairways … what more could we ask for on our Lady Captain’s Day 2021! Perfect conditions for our Lady Members and Visitors on Lady Captain Henrietta’s long awaited day, following the lock-downs and uncertainty surrounding Covid19 during 2020/2021.

Visiting Lady Captains and Guests from Aughnacloy GC, Blacklion GC, Castlehume GC, Enniskillen GC and Blacklion GC were welcomed and everyone enjoyed refreshements served in Rusk’s Restaurant. A lovely way to start the day, meeting and chatting with friends, old and new.

Tee-offs commenced in very hot sunshine but everyone had anticipated the conditions and were well prepared with hats, visors, suncream etc and it was a pleasant change to see golf umbrellas being used for shade rather than shelter from the rain.

The course was in first class condition thanks to the hardwork of our green keepers, Kenny & Derek, assisted by a dedicated team of volunteers (men and women) who gave their time to make sure everywhere was clipped, strimmed, swept and weeded in preparation.

Lady Captain Henrietta provided much needed refreshments half way around – ice-lollies and cold bottles of water were just the ticket!

The dining room in Rusk’s was beautifully decorated for the evening reception with the Lady Captain and Florence Brunt creating some very striking floral arrangements from their home-grown flowers and foliage. Invited friends and family, including Captain Eugene and President Mervyn joined the golfing ladies for a delicious hot meal, wine and dessert.

Lady Captain Henrietta held a Charity Open Competition in early June 2021 and a ‘Guess the Weight of the Christmas Cake’ in December 2019. Proceeds from these fund raising events, along with donations and gifts meant that she was delighted to be able to present Maeve, from NI Chest, Heart and Stroke, with a cheque for £1,500 – a superb effort and achievement!

The Lady Captain took the opportunity to thank all those who had contributed to her successful day and supported her over her two years in the role – her husband David and daughters Melaine and Julie; Club Secretary Victor and his right-hand woman Carmel; the greens keepers Kenny & Derek; Kevin for checking and recording scores; Club Treasurer Patrick; Captain Eugene and President Mervyn; Ladies Secretary Gillian. She outlined some of the projects she had initiated and participated in during her time as Lady Captain, including the clearing and planting of the bank – especially her CV sign – as well as new Club Tee-shirts and other Club merchandise. These have proved to be very popular and a welcome addition to CVGC.

She also thanked her group of Lady Golfers who are always on hand to offer help and support at any time: from preparing the Ladies changing room with thoughtful little touches (Valerie); to all those who came out to welcome, encourage and play with our ‘beginner golfers’ on Thursday evenings; those who are always first-up for away days and those who steadfastly play in the competitions week in, week out, whatever the weather.

Prize Giving for the Charity Open Weekend got underway with prizes for the Gents given out first – including her husband David who won the back 9.

1st: Andrew Beacom
2nd: Gary Breen
3rd: Derek Brown
4th: Kenny McVitty
Front 9: David Little
Back 9: David Willis

The prize table was laden with beautiful picnic hampers, cool bags and accessories for the Lady Winners:-

1st: Linda Armstrong
2nd: Joanne Little (v)
3rd: Bernie Mohan
4th: Josie Boyle (v)
Front 9: Audrey Williamson (v)
Back 9: Bridie McCaffrey (v)

Then it was time to announce the winners of the Lady Captain’s Day Competition. Again, a fabulous array of jewellery and a Tommy Hilfiger bag were on display for the prizes. Kevin and David had kept the results under-wraps so it really was a surprise to all when the winners were announced:-

1st: Gillian Chartres
2nd: Margaret Osborne
3rd: Bernie Mohan
4th: Barbara Kingston
5th: Carmel Rooney

1st Visitor: Audrey Williamson
2nd Visitor: Doreen Primrose

Lady Captain Henrietta will have many happy memories of her day to look back on and as a thank you for all her hard work and dedication, the Ladies Golfers presented her with a voucher for Lavender Health Spa, Ballygawley – she can treat herself to some much deserved pampering!

A fabulous end to a fabulous day of golf and friendship at Clogher Valley Golf Club.

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