The final competition of the year i.e. Minor League second leg against Portsalon was played in Letterkenny on Saturday 19/10/19. Letterkenny were 5 games and 20 holes down going into the match making it a very difficult task for Bobby Mullally and his team. All the matches were fairly even , no one match going ahead any significant number of holes, until Portsalon on the first fourball out won 4 up on the fourteenth which made the game dormy giving Portsalon a draw which is all they required to win the final. Congratulations to Portsalon, the match was played in a very sporting manner . While Letterkenny’s two previous encounters with Portsalon this year were successful in the finals, to win three finals out of three was just not to be for Letterkenny. Presentations were made to Portsalon Team Captain Patrick Kelly by President Brian O’Reilly in the Club House afterwards. Congratulations to the Minor League Panel who stuck at it this year, it was a great achievement to reach the final.
There was a good turnout for the Wednesday Open on 16/10/19. Don Ponsonby (5.7) who is playing consistently good golf was the winner with 37 pts. (bot). Don had a birdie on the 18th along with 12 pars. Donie Costigan (18.6) was runner up and Eugene O’Donnell (9.8) was third with 36 pts.
The Zeus Open was played on Saturday 19/10/19. Oliver O’Dowd (11.7) was the winner on the day with 38 pts. He had a birdie on the 4th with 6 pars making up his score. Don Ponsonby (5.5) was runner up with 35 pts. and Graeme Donnell was third with 35 pts. (bot).
There was a good turnout for the Sunday Members Open on 20/10/19. Cian Page (15.5) turned in a good winning score of 39 pts. (bot). Cian had a birdie on the 11th with an additional 6 pars helping to make up the winning score. Patrick McGrath (25.4) was runner up with 39 pts. (bot) and in third place was Gary Loveridge (11.3).
Members are reminded that presentations are now on Thursday nights for the winter period and also the 25 CARD DRIVES are also now on Thursday Nights.
Hugh McClafferty will be commencing the popular Winter Quiz on Friday night the 8th November. Club Members are invited to participate and also non-members are welcome to join in . The quiz has become very popular over the winter months for a bit of crack with some very interesting questions.