MEN OF MANNAN CASTLE

Thursday Friday Open August 25, 2022: Noel Marry (PH 32) 38pts, Daire Martin (PH 10) 37pts, Michael Hanratty (PH 34) 36pts.

V-Par Weekend August 27, 2022: Oran Martin (PH 13) +5, Seamus Bellew (PH 21) +4, Jimmy McCahey (PH 17) +3.

MANNAN CASTLE ELDERS

Seniors gathered to remember the late Jimmy Courtney. Jimmy was an honorary founding member of Mannan Castle and a mainstay of the senior club.

A 9 hole competition was held in his honor with a meal and lots of craic afterwards. He would have been delighted with the condition of the course, as he has devoted a tremendous amount of time and energy to it over the years.

A large number of players had a very competitive round with the top three places decided by countdown after finishing the level with 20 points. Peter Marquis was in first place for the second time this year despite efforts from Joe Mullen in second and Oliver Fox in third.

Jimmy Courtney Memorial Result Tuesday, August 30 (9-hole handicap): 1st Peter Marquis (12) 20pts c/b, 2nd Joe Mullen (10) 20pts c/b, 3rd Oliver Fox (5) 20pts.

LADIES OF MANNAN CASTLE

A birdie on the opening hole is a great way to start any round and Angela McBride added three pars in a consistent performance over the eighteen holes to hit the magic 40-point mark and sit at the first place in the professional Kevin McGivern prize at the ladies.

Louise Hanratty has played golf impressively all year and is no stranger to the business side of the weekly leaderboard. Playing 6, eleven pars and a birdie on the fourth, helped him amass 36 points to take second place.

Another point behind, Madeleine Devine carded six pars, three of each nine, for a total of 35 points to take third place.

18 Hole Stableford Professional’s Prize to Ladies August 31, 2022: 1st Angela McBride (28) 40 pts, 2nd Louise Hanratty (6) 36 pts, 3rd Madeleine Devine (15) 35 pts.

Many thanks to our Pro Kevin McGivern for sponsoring this week’s competition, and thanks also for the hydration and sugar patches before playing, a nice gesture and much appreciated by everyone who played.

Check out the Pro Shop for a full line of golf supplies and assistance to help you get the most out of your game. Don’t forget the Pro Shop is also great for finding gift ideas for the family , friends and colleagues who play golf.

Interclub action

Mannan Ladies continued a string of remarkable successes representing the club with tremendous performances in various club competitions.

Angela Gartlan came through Ulster qualifying at Lisburn GC to advance to the National Bronze Medal Final to be held at Headford GC in October.

Later that same week, Mary MacNamee and Angela Gartlan finished third out of forty-four teams in the Nellie Garrett Foursomes Ulster Final at Knock Golf Club, Belfast.

golf classic

Don’t miss the Mannan Castle Golf Club Classic, to be held this year from September 16-18. There are amazing prizes on offer for winners, as well as competitions closest to pin and checkers.

The prizes sponsored by Grant Tronton and Dynamite Fireworks Culloville and spectacular, with each member of the eventual winner’s team receiving a €200 voucher for Slieve Russell.

Second place is €150 for each golfer, while the third place team each receives a €100 voucher for The Courthouse restaurant. Lower in the standings, those who finish 4/5 get vouchers for Beaverstown or Concra Wood Golf Club.

Book your tee times now to avoid disappointment. Visitors can book through Kevin in the pro shop (042) 966 3308.

Play in pink

We were delighted to donate the proceeds of our Scramble in Pink Day to Carrick Cancer, Captain Micheal O’Rourke’s Captains Day Charity, along with a check for €1,610 donated to the charity. Our Pink Day Golf Scramble was sponsored by Specsavers.

One of our members Cliff Clinton and his wife Annemarie presented the check in the name of Sean and Rory Flynn from The Breffni Group.