Marian Overend Moyola ladies league winner

AMONGST the many honours handed out last Wednesday at a presentation night held by the ladies branch of Moyola Park Golf Club,were those prizes for the annual Spring League competition.

Here, Marian Overend was the overall individual winner with a score of 117pts.Second place went to Jacqueline Evans on 109pts.In the team category,this proved very competitive throughout.It was Team B made up of M.Kyne (capt),C.McKenna,S.McMeel,B.Slowey and F.Walls who were top with 479pts.The runners up,Team E, scored 449pts, and consisted of – A.Kelly (capt),M.Leadon,M.Ferguson,B.O’Neill and P.Hutchinson.Other placings were – Team I- 442pts; Team A – 437pts ; Team F – 436pts ; Team C – 430pts;Team H – 429pts ; Team G – 429pts; and Team D -420pts. Well done to all.

There was an extremely close outcome to the B.McNally & Sons sponsored Stableford.Adam McCabe (16) was placed first by virtue of a better back nine over Stephen Murray (4) with Mark McElroy (14) in third spot.All three returned 40pts.Best gross prize goes to David Patton (4) 78, with the handicap category winners being; 0-9,John Quinn (9) 38pts ;10-13,Liam Strathern (12) 39pts ; 14-17, Mark Kelly (17) 39pts; 18 plus,Pat O’Neill (22) 37pts;Seniors – Pat Quinn (12) 38pts.There were 17 optional twos winners, each getting 4 golf balls.In a Sunday Sweep Stableford,the result reads – 1st,John J.O’Neill (13) 42pts ; 2nd,Niall Kelly (23) 41pts; 3rd,Thomas Doyle (13) 40pts;4th,Adam McCabe (16) 39pts. Some four members win 7 golf balls apiece for their twos entry. And, the first Thursday 9 Hole Stableford has been won by Jack O’Neill (6) 21pts,with Noel McMullan (10) placed second on 19pts.

Interest remains high in the Monday Seniors (over 50s) Open Stablefords.Latest results here are ; 1st,D.McGurk (27) 44pts; 2nd, G.O’Connell (14) 41pts ; 3rd,J.Wright (23) 39pts; 4th, T.McFlynn (13) 38pts. There were 3 optional twos winners, each getting 9 golf balls. And, 1st – M.Kelly (19) 43pts ; 2nd,W.Smith (15) 40pts; 3rd,S.Tennyson (28) 39pts. Sole twos winners here was A.Leacock who picks up 18 golf balls.

Congratulations in order to the Moyola ladies Challenge Cup team who have defeated City of Derry in the 1st round of the Inter Club Championships. Current golfer of the year standings are – Marie Wilson,16pts;Bridget Bradley and Jacqueline Evans, 10pts; Ciara Boyle, 9pts; Marion Overend, 7pts; Una Hegarty,6pts; Carol Collier,Eileen McKeague,Geraldine Kelly, Mary McGoldrick and Bernadette Slowey, 5pts; Fiona Glass and Anne O’Neill , 4pts; Ita McHugh ,Marie Kyne, and Nuala Henry,3pts ; Ann Kelly, 2pts; Marie Leadon ,Kitty McKenna and L. Averill, 1pt. A “playaway” has been planned for Friday,7th June. Venue is Clandeboye Ava Course, and those travelling will leave Moyola Park at 9.45am sharp. It is stressed that the more that go – the less it will cost ! Please sign the appropriate sheet on the noticeboard, pay in full into the managers office by May 31.

The draw has been made for the 1st round of the annual Tolite Trophy club matchplay competition.To be played by Friday, June 14,it reads –N.Kelly v R.Semple; T.McKenna v W.Chambers; B.Doyle v C.Bradley ; J.Hegarty v C.Lavery ; R.Lennox v E.Hegarty ; and,A.Bradley v T.Steele.Meanwhile, remaining GUI competitions,in which Moyola Park will be represented, are; Irish Senior Cup (Ulster Qualifying Section)Sunday May 26, at Rossmore,versus Killymoon and Warrenpoint, tee off 11.20am;Irish Junior Cup (Ulster Qualifying Section) Sunday, June 2 at Killymoon,versus Omagh, tee off 9.20am;Barton Shield Foursomes, 1st round, 16th June,versus Cairndhu at Massereene, tee off 9.45am. Saturday brings the Niall Evans Stableford to the Castledawson course.Play off white tees,this event also counts towards the golfer of the year. Sunday sees a Team Event Stableford, while Monday continues the Seniors (over 50s) Open Stablefords. Next Wednesday, May 29, the ladies will play in the Burns Trophy & Young At Heart (over 60s) 18 Hole Stableford.Entry here is £3 with £1 for optional twos.It is hoped to hold a 9 Hole Competition each Thursday until September 5.

This will be non- qualifying for male members and you can play all day on Thursday, except when there is an open event.Cards should be purchased from the pro shop at £2 each and must be entered into the computer.Junior golf coaching has now commenced at the Castledawson course.This will be held on Saturdays 1.30pm to 3pm for girls only, and then 3pm to 4.30pm for boys and girls. Cost is £25 per six weeks or £5 per week.Places in each are limited and have to be reserved.Contact Tony for further details.

Dates for your diary – Ladies golf coaching, June 4; Watterson Cup 2nd round by June 12; Ryan McGuckin Memorial Cup Four Ball Classic, June 15; Lady Captains Day, June 22; Captains Day, July 27 ;Seve Ballesteros charity golf day, August 3.

Club Lotto draw numbers for Sunday, May 19 – 4,10,15 and 24.The £25 winners are Kathleen Craig and Orville Doey.Jackpot not won,now stands at £2,100. Next draw Sunday, May 26.