Another busy few months at the Ballinasloe Gold Club commenced with a wonderful win from Isaac Oliver in the Munster Boys U16 Amateur Open in Newcastle West GC.
The upcoming golfer was met with fierce competition nationwide on the Newcastle West grounds but managed to persevere on the day. Oliver scored a gross of -1 under par on the day and a grand total of 70 points.
Committee Member John Donnellan stated “It is never easy to take a major title down South”. “Well done from the Fred Daly Team, Team Management and everyone at Ballinasloe Golf Club. Your continual hard work and commitment has brought this success. All at the club are delighted for you. “ The committee also congratulated Charlie Mooney who finished with a brilliant second place finish in the Connacht Boys Amateur Open in Ballinrobe GC.
Several Hole in Ones have been recorded in the months past, setting pace for the Summer ahead. Senior Captain Andy Fenton had a miraculous achievement landing his Hole in One at the 8th on their Wednesday Senior competition, hit across 185 yards and fighting against a 20 yard breeze. Just before, Fergus Finneran recorded an ace with his 5 iron at the 17th hole on the local course, and earlier Dr. Vincent Parsons hit his own on the 3rd, with some eye-witnesses speculating it was a no bounce, slam dunk.
A new Captain's Prize and Order of Merit prizes were awarded to the Juniors recently. The golfers competed for Tom Cafferkys delayed captains prize, with Niall Conneely seeing the first-place title and Issac Oliver the gross title. Among the standings for the Order of Merit 2022 was juvenile Eamonn Tully and junior Liam Tully in first, juvenile Senan O’ Hara and Martin Tully in second, and Junior Evan McKeon in third.
Various new competitions and series are underway for the golfers, with the club’s ladies, mens and juniors making steady progress in the Inter-club competitions. The Ladies Get in Golf series is seeing good attendance with participants enjoying lessons from Mark Staunton, which is to be followed by on course practise.
Many events are on the horizon including further 9 and dine occasions, the Festival of Golf from June 12 to 18 June, along with Ballinasloe hosting the Connacht U16 Boys Open championship on July 17 and the Connacht Inter-Club Finals on July 22 and 23.
For anyone hoping to get involved with activities for this season or you can contact their office at 090 9642126 or by email at email@example.com.
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