Ladies News

24 April 2017

Sunday members competition 23rd April was won by Claire McGonagle(6) with a fantastic score of 45pts in damp trying conditions.  Claire was clearly on fire on Sunday carding two eagles and a number of birdies.  Marie Gilligan(18), her playing partner on the day came second with 37pts. CSS 73. 

Please note, the 9-hole qualifying competitions will take place every Thursday from 4th May.  Guidance will be posted on the notice board for this new competition format. 

Well done to Roisin Cormack and Mary Barrett, Captains of the Intermediate Cup team, managing to get three and half matches at home against City of Derry Golf Club last Thursday – good luck on the return leg Saturday 13th May. The new fixture cards are available for collection in the locker room and any ladies that have not paid competition levy please pay before 1st May.

Good luck to Lady Captain Shelia Horner as she takes a strong team to Greencastle on Saturday 29th April to play in the popular Donegal Shield Competition.

 

Important upcoming dates for the golfing diary:

 

Thursday 27th April the all new Ladies’ Summer Open – (This competition will be held the last Thursday of each month during summer).  Sunday 30th April Members Medal alternate day Friday 28th April.  The Donegal Shield which will be held on Saturday 29th April venue Greencastle Golf Club – first tee time on the day for Portsalon is 10.46am (all qualifiers have been informed of their tee time if you are unable to attend please contact our competition secretary Marie Gilligan as soon as possible).  The Members Voucher Day has been put back to Bank Holiday Monday 1st May.

 

Please note Ladies fairways back in play – six inch placing in operation on all fairways  - notices for same posted in Club House.  Book a time online or contact shop 07491 59459.

 

17 April 2017

The results for our Ladies Open Saturday 15/04/2017 kindly sponsored by Green Golf Travel:  1st Oonagh Haran(24) 42 pts. (Newtownstewart), 2nd Marion Geoghegan(16) 38 pts (Headfort), Gross Deirdre O’Toole(12) 26 gr. pts, 3rd Sarah Nicholl (17) 37 pts, 4th Karen McGlinchey(21) 36pts, 1st nine Aisling Murphy (16) 18pts, second nine Jackie Friel (20) 21pts. CSS 73.  The Ladies would like to thank Patrick Keeney  from Green Golf Travel for supplying and presenting all the beautiful prizes.  Sunday members competition 16th April was won by Sarah Nicholl (17) 34 pts CSS 76.  Please note that the 9-hole qualifying competitions will take place every Thursday from 4th May.  Guidance will be posted on the notice board for this new competition format.  The Intermediate Cup kicks off the start of the match plays for the Ladies.  We wish the team all the best of luck Captained by Roisin Cormack and Mary Barrett as they play City Of Derry in Portsalon on Thursday 20th April.  The new fixture cards are available for collection in the locker room and any ladies who have not paid competition levy please pay before 1st May.  Lady Captain Sheila Horner held an Easter Bonnet competition after the prize giving on Sunday night.  She would like to thank all the Ladies who took part in the competition; it created a great bit of fun on the night with Karen McGlinchey and Her Free Range Hen Tilly collecting the first prize.

Important upcoming dates for the golfing diary:

Sunday 23rd April  Sunday Members alternate day Friday 21st April. Thursday 27th April the all new Ladies’ Summer Open – (This competition will be held the last Thursday of each month during summer). The Donegal Shield which will be held on Saturday 29th April venue Greencastle Golf Club (all qualifiers are listed in the locker room if you are unable to attend please contact our competition secretary Marie Gilligan as soon as possible).  The Members Voucher Day has been put back to Bank Holiday Monday 1st May.  Please notes Ladies fairways back in play – six inch placing in operation on all fairways  - notices for same posted in Club House.  Book a time online or contact shop 07491 59459.

 

 Karen McGlinchey and Her Free Range Hen Tilly


 

10 April 2017

The results for Sunday members competition 7th April, 1st Deirdre Hensey (21) 36pts and 2nd Mary Barrett (18) 34pts. CSS 76.  Please note all Ladies the 9-hole qualifying competitions will take place every Thursday following Easter.  Guidance will be posted on the notice board for this new competition format.  The Intermediate Cup kicks off the start of the match plays for the Ladies.  We wish the team all the best of luck Captained by Roisin Cormack and Mary Barrett as they play City Of Derry in Portsalon on Thursday 20th April.  The new fixture cards are available for collection in the locker room and any Ladies that have not paid competition levy please pay before 1st May.

 May we take this opportunity to wish everyone a Happy Easter and hopefully the weather will pick up and we all are able to enjoy the busy schedule organised for the Easter Weekend – all competitions are detailed below.

 Important upcoming dates for the golfing diary:

 A busy few days in the golfing calendar at Portsalon Golf Club hope the weather holds up for us all.  Friday 14th April Four Ball Scramble any combination. Saturday 15th April Ladies Open sponsored by Green Golf.  Our Sunday members will be held on 16th April with no alternate day Friday owing to 4 Ball Scramble. Please note the prize giving for these two competitions will be held on the Easter Sunday night 16th April  at 7.30pm.  All ladies are invited by Lady Captain to make an Easter Bonnet and wear to prize giving, there will be a prize for the best bonnet on the night kindly sponsored by Lady Captain Shelia Horner.  Monday 17th Four Ball Better Ball any combination.  Sunday 23rd April Members’  Voucher Day.  Thursday 27th April the all new Ladies’ Summer Open – (This competition will be held the last Thursday of each month during summer). The Donegal Shield which will be held on Saturday 29th April venue Greencastle Golf Club (all qualifiers are listed in the locker room if you are unable to attend please contact our competition secretary Marie Gilligan as soon as possible).  Please notes Ladies fairways back in play – six inch placing in operation on all fairways  - notices for same posted in Club House.  Book a time online or contact shop 07491 59459.


 

3rd April 2017

The Ladies Winter Links – Captains day took place on Thursday 30th March it was a mixed day weather wise the earlier birds getting the best of the day.  Claire McGonagle (6) took the top spot with good steady golf with a score of 36pts, 2nd Deirdre Hensey (21) 36pts BOT, gross Deirdre O’Toole (12) 24 gross pts, 3rd Marie Durso (14) 35pts, 4th Mairead Harkin (14) 35pts, 5th Nuala McGarigle (19) 33pts BOT, 6th Anne Speedie (24) 33pts BOT, 1st nine Anne Curran (20) 20pts, 2nd Ann Friel (13) 20pts.  The non-qualifying section was won by Kathleen Rodgers (13) 35pts and 2nd Cecilia Doran (33) 34pts.  The 2’s on the day Kathleen Rodgers and Mairead Harkin.  The Golfer of the links was won by Claire McGonagle (6) -  CSS non-qualifying. Big thank you to all members and visitors who support this very popular competition every year and look forward to seeing you all back next year and at our new Ladies Summer Open held the last Thursday of each month.

 The winner of the March Monthly 1st Deirdre O’Toole(12) 75pts and second Noreen McConigley (23) 73pts.  The results for Sunday members competition 2nd April on a beautiful sunny day in Portsalon with great scores 1st Deirdre Hensey (21) 41pts and 2nd Noreen McConigley (23) 40pts. CSS non qualifying

 Important upcoming dates for the golfing diary:

Our Sunday members will be held on 9th April with alternate day Friday 7th April (G.O.T.Y.).  Friday 14th April Four Ball Scramble any combination. Saturday 15th April Ladies Open sponsored by Green Golf.  Please note the prize giving for these two competitions will be held on the Easter Sunday night at 7.30pm.  All ladies are invited by Lady Captain to make an Easter Bonnett and wear to prize giving, there will be a prize for the best bonnet on the night.  Monday 17th Four Ball Better Ball any combination.  Thursday 27th April the all new Ladies’ Summer Open – (This competition will be held the last Thursday of each month during summer). The Donegal Shield which will be held on Saturday 29th April venue Greencastle Golf Club (all qualifiers are listed in the locker room if you are unable to attend please contact our competition secretary Marie Gilligan as soon as possible).  Please Ladies take note of the Drop-off arrangements - notices for same posted in Club House.  Book a time online or contact shop 07491 59459.

 Sympathy:

Finally on a sad note the Lady Captain Shelia Horner, ladies committee and lady members of Portsalon Golf Club would like to extend their sincere sympathies to Mary Teresa and family on the sudden death of John Sweeney. John a true gentleman will be missed by all at Portsalon Golf Club.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time.  May He rest in peace.

Lady Captain Sheila Horner presents Claire McGonagle (Portsalon) with 1st prize in the Winter Link's Captains Day and Overall Golfer of the Links 2017.

  Prize Winners - Ladies Winter Links Captains Day 2017.
Back Row (L-R) - Deirdre Hensey (Portsalon), Ann Friel (Ballyliffin), Marie Durso (Ballyliffin).  
Front Row (L-R) Lady Vice-Captain Karen McGlinchey, Lady Captain Sheila Horner, Claire McGonagle (Portsalon).


 

26th March 2017

The sun shone on beautiful Portsalon Golf course on Friday 24th March.  We had our Daffodil Day Open Fundraiser competition, the results for the Ladies are as follows:  1st Marion O’Sullivan(11) 36pts, 2nd Vera Kearney(19) 34pts BOT, 3rdSarah Nicholl(17) 34pts, and 4th Cecilia Doran (33) 33pts BOT. CSS non qualifying. Big thank you to Victor Byrne (McDonald’s) and Kieran Barron (Value Centre) Letterkenny for their kind sponsorship on the day. All proceeds from entry fees on the day went to Irish Cancer Society.

The results for Sunday members competition 26th March on a beautiful sunny day in Portsalon with great score 1st Claire Ferry(18) 38pts and 2nd Karen McGlinchey(21) 35pts. CSS non qualifying.  The ladies who qualified to travel with our Lady Captain Shelia Horner to Greencastle Golf Club to play in the popular Donegal Shield competition are: Claire Ferry, Deirdre Hensey, Sarah Nicholl, Claire McGonagle, Monica Tanney, Pamela Clinton-McDermott, Roseanne Logue, and Karen McGlinchey.

 Important upcoming dates for the golfing diary:

The Ladies Links Captains Day competition will be held this Thursday 30th March.  Our Sunday members will be held on 2nd April with alternate day Friday 31st March. The Donegal Shield which will be held on Saturday 29th April venue Greencastle Golf Club (all qualifiers are listed above and in the locker room if you are unable to attend please contact our competition secretary Marie Gilligan as soon as possible).  Please Ladies take note of the Drop-off arrangements - notices for same posted in Club House.  Book a time online or contact shop 07491 59459.


19th March 2017

The results for Sunday members competition 19th March on a fresh spring day was 1st Noreen McConigley 38pts, 2nd Deirdre O’Toole 37pts. CSS non qualifying.

 Important upcoming dates for the golfing diary:

Our Sunday members will be held on 26th March with no alternate day because there will be a Ladies and Gents Open “Daffodil Day Fundraiser” on Friday 24th March.  This competition is kindly sponsored by Mc Donald’s with thanks from the club to Victor Byrne.  All proceeds from entry fees on the day will go to the Irish Cancer Society.  Please note both Friday and Sunday will also be the qualifying for the popular Donegal Shield which will be held on Saturday 29th April venue Greencastle Golf Club. To enter the qualifying just place you name on the sheet provided on the day in the ladies locker room.  The Ladies Links Captains Day competition will be held on Thursday 30th March.  Please Ladies take note of the Drop-off arrangements - notices for same posted in Club House.  Book a time online or contact shop 07491 59459.

 Sympathy:

Finally on a sad note the Lady Captain Shelia Horner, ladies committee and lady members of Portsalon Golf Club would like to extend their deepest sympathy to Michael Martin and Family on the death of his Mother Rose Martin (Rossnakill). Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time.  May She rest in peace.


 

12th March 2017

The results for Sunday members competition 12th March on a fresh spring day was 1st Deirdre O’Toole 36pts, 2nd Noreen McConigley 35pts BOT. CSS non qualifying.

 Important upcoming dates for the golfing diary:

Our Sunday members will be held on 19th March no alternate day this week.  There is an Open Scramble (4 Ball any combination) on 17th March – St Patricks Day.  The Ladies Links Captains Day competition on Thursday 30th March. The popular Donegal Shield Competition will be held on 29th April  - Venue Greencastle Golf Club, qualifying for this competition will be held on Sunday 26th March.  Please Ladies take note of the Drop-off arrangements - notices for same posted in Club House.  Book a time online or contact shop 07491 59459.

 Sympathy:

Finally on a sad note the Lady Captain Shelia Horner, ladies committee and lady members of Portsalon Golf Club would like to extend their deepest sympathy to Kevin and Claire McGonagle and Family on the passing of Kevin’s Mother Kitty McGonagle (Kincasslagh) on Friday. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time.  May She rest in peace.


 

27th February 2017

There were no brave participants to brave storm Doris last weekend so we have no results for Sunday members competition 19th February.

 Important upcoming dates for the golfing diary;

 Our Sunday members will be held 5th March alternate day Friday 3rd March.   The Ladies Links competition has been rescheduled to Thursday 2nd March. The popular Donegal Shield Competition will be held on 29th April  - Venue Greencastle Golf Club, qualifying for this competition will be arranged for end March.  Please Ladies take note of the Drop-off arrangements - notices for same posted in Club House.  Book a time online or contact shop 07491 59459.


 

20 February 2017

The results for Sunday members competition 19th February with a fabulous score of 38pts on a miserable wet day was Claire Ferry(18) CSS non qualifying.

 Important upcoming dates for the golfing diary:

Our Sunday members will be held 26th February alternate day Friday 24th February.   The Ladies Links competition on Thursday 23rd February. The popular Donegal Shield Competition will be held on 29th April  - Venue Greencastle Golf Club, qualifying for this competition will be arranged for end March.  Please Ladies take note of the Drop-off arrangements - notices for same posted in Club House.  Book a time online or contact shop 07491 59459.

 Sympathy

It was a great sense of sadness that the members of Portsalon Golf Club heard of the news on Friday evening of the passing of Phil Murray peacefully at home with her family after battling a long illness.

Phil was our very first Lady Captain in 1972, a hard and dedicated worker for the club, she was also a founder of the Little Angels Association 40 years this year. A wonderful Lady she will be sadly missed. The sympathy of all at Portsalon Golf Club is extended to Phil’s family at this sad time.  May she rest in peace.


 

14 February 2017

The results for our Sunday members competition 12th February - 1st Claire McGonagle(6) 37pts, a fantastic score in the cold wind. CSS non-qualifying.

Important upcoming dates for the golfing diary;

Our Sunday members will be held 19th February alternate day Friday 17th February.   The Ladies Links competition on Thursday 23rd February. The popular Donegal Shield Competition will be held on 29th April  - Venue Greencastle Golf Club.  Qualifying for this competition will be arranged for end March.  Ladies, please take note of the drop-off arrangements - notices for same posted in Club House.  Book a time online or contact Billy 07491 59459.


 

 6 February 2017

The Captain Martin Blaney, Lady Captain Sheila Horner and President Andy Boland held their drive-in on Sunday 5th February.  After a frosty start to the day, the sun came out and the large turnout of members had a very enjoyable day playing the scramble.  The scoring on the day was brilliant!  Congratulations to the winners and best wishes to Captain Martin, Lady Captain Sheila and President Andy for their term of office.

Lady Captain Sheila would like to thank all members who supported the drive-in and making it a most memorable day for her.

The results for our January Monthly competition 1st Deirdre Hensey 74pts, 2nd Claire McGonagle 70pts.

Important upcoming dates for the golfing diary:

Our Sunday members will be held on 12th February with alternate day Friday 10th February.   The Ladies Links competition take place on Thursday 23rd February. The popular Donegal Shield Competition will be held on 29th April at Greencastle Golf Club; qualifying for this competition will be arranged for end of March.   Book a time online or contact Billy on 074 9159459. Ladies, please take note of the drop-off arrangements - notices for same posted are posted in the clubhouse.  

      2017 Lady Captain, Mrs Sheila Horner with Club President Mr Andy Boland left, and Club Captain Mr Martin Blaney at the drive in on Sunday 5th February 2017

 

 Lady Captain Sheila(right) pictured with 2017 Lady Vice-Captain Karen McGlinchey (left)


 

30 January 2017

Thursday 26th January was the latest very popular Ladies Winter Links.  It was cold and very windy but luckily the rain stayed off. A great turn out of ladies braved the weather.

 1st  Claire McGonagle(6) 33pts, 2nd  Deirdre Hensey(21) 32 pts. B.O.T., Gross  Sheila Breen(11) 21 gr. pts,  3rd Vera Kearney  (19)  32 pts., 4th Rosie Spence (24)  31 pts. B.O.T., 5th Kathleen McCormick  (24) 31 pts.,  Front 9  Josephine Stewart  (22) 19 pts,   Back 9  Tracey Spence (12)  19 pts.,  2’s: Emer Ewing , Mairead Harkin , Kathleen McCormick.

 Sunday members 29th January results: 1st Deirdre Hensey (21) 39 pts, 2nd Claire McGonagle(6) 34 pts.

 Important upcoming dates for the golfing diary;

 Our Sunday members will be cancelled next week due to the Captains drive-in.   The popular Donegal Shield Competition will be held on 29th April  - Venue Greencastle Golf Club, qualifying for this competition will be arranged for end March.  Please Ladies take note of the Drop -off arrangements - notices for same posted in Club House.

 Lady Captain, Sheila Horner, and the new Gent's Captain, Martin Blaney, and new President Andy Boland will start the golfing year at the drive-in on Sunday 5th February. Hopefully the weather will be clement and there will be a good turn-out of members to support them on the day. The Ladies' section wishes Sheila Horner, Martin Blaney and Andy Boland a great day and the very best of luck for a most enjoyable and successful term in office. Members please contact Billy at office 07491 59459 to enter your name for the drive-in draw which will take place on Saturday 4th February.

23rd January 2017

The 45th Annual General Meeting of Portsalon Golf Club Ladies' Branch was held on Saturday 21st January 2017. There was a great turn-out of ladies to welcome in the new Lady Captain, Mrs Sheila Horner. Sheila and her husband Pat joined Portsalon in 2005 when they were proposed by Joachim Loughery and seconded by Paul Blaney. They are both also proud members of Lurgan Golf Club where Sheila has just finished her role as club treasurer after three years.    Sheila is a retired P.E. teacher and loves the outdoors. She said in her opening speech how delighted and honoured she was to become Lady Captain of Portsalon Golf Club and was looking forward to meeting new people in her role as Lady Captain. She also introduced the new Lady Vice-Captain, Karen McGlinchey and wished her well.

 

2017 Lady Captain Sheila Horner receiving her Lady Captain's pin from outgoing Lady Captain Sally O'Kane

 

Important upcoming dates for the golfing diary:

The very popular Winter Links resumes on Thursday 26th January. Contact the office for a time as the time-sheet is already very busy.  Sunday members' continues, as usual, next Sunday 29th January, with the alternate day being the previous Friday 27th January.  The popular Donegal Shield Competition will be held on 29th April at Greencastle Golf Club.  The qualifying for this competition will be arranged for the end of March.  Please take note of the drop-off arrangements - notices for same posted in Club House.

 Lady Captain, Sheila Horner, new Gent's Captain, Martin Blaney, and new President Andy Boland will start the golfing year at the drive-in on Sunday 5th February. Hopefully the weather will be clement and there will be a good turn-out of members to support them on the day. The Ladies' section wishes Sheila Horner, Martin Blaney and Andy Boland a great day and the very best of luck for a most enjoyable and successful term in office.


 

16th January 2017

A reminder to our members that the Ladies' AGM will be held in the clubhouse at 2.00pm on Saturday 21st January 2017.
 
Dates for Diary: Sunday Members on the 22nd and alternate day on Friday 20th. Our Winter Links Competition resumes on Thursday 26th January.  Book a time online or contact Billy 07491 59459.

9th January 2017

The winner of the December monthly was 1st Claire McGonagle 73pts, 2nd Noreen McConigley 69pts. The winner of Sunday Members 8th January was Deirdre Hensey (21)35pts, 2nd Roisin McCormack (16) 34pts.  The CSS was 76 (35pts). 

Dates for Diary: Sunday Members on the 15th and alternate day on Friday 13th. First Links of new year Thursday 26th January.  Book a time online or contact Billy 07491 59459.

 


3rd January 2017

The weather was mixed for the golfers over the Christmas period.  We would like to thank members and visitors who took part in our competitions over the week.

The winner of December monthly. 1st Claire McGonagle 73 pts, 2nd Noreen McConigley 69 pts.  Friday 30th December 1st Deirdre Hensey (21) 36pts, 2nd Claire McGonagle (5) 32pts bot.  Monday 2nd January 2017 1st Mary Barrett (19) 36 pts.
Dates for diary: Sunday members 8th January alternate day Friday 6th.
Happy new year golfers enjoy golf in 2017. Book a tee time online or contact Billy at office 07491 59459.


 20th December 2016

The winner of the last Sunday Members in 2016 was Anne Speedie(24) 34pts CSS 36pts. 
 
Dates for Diary: Monday 26th December Ladies and Gents Open Stableford, Tuesday 27th December Open 4BBB any combination, Thursday 29th December 3 Ball Rumble Ladies and Gents, Friday 30th December Open Ladies and Gents Stableford, Saturday 31st December Open 4BBB any combination, Sunday 1st January 2017 usual Sunday Members competition. Please note preferred lies are in operation 6" placing fairways only. Book a tee time online or contact Billy at office 07491 59459. Good luck Ladies enjoy Christmas at Portsalon Golf Club.
 
The Lady Captain Sally O'Kane and committee wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and lots of good golf in 2017!

12th December 2016

The winner of the Sunday Members was Noreen McConigley(22) 38pts css 73 - 38pts both days.  The last turkey, number five was won by Mary Barrett (18) 38pts, 2nd was Kathleen Friel (34) 35pts. 

Dates for Diary: Sunday Members on the 18th and alternate day on Friday 16th. Monday 26th December Ladies and Gents Open Stableford, Tuesday 27th December 4BBB any combination, Thursday 29th December 3 Ball Rumble, Friday 30th Ladies and Gents Stableford, Saturday 31st December 4 BBB any combination, Sunday 1st usual Sunday Members competition. Please note preferred lies are in operation 6" placing fairways only. Book a tee time online or contact Billy at office 07491 59459. Good luck Ladies enjoy Christmas at Portsalon Golf Club.

6th December 2016

The last big golfing week of the year was a huge success for the ladies in Portsalon.

On Thursday 1st December, there was another fabulous turn-out for the last Winter Links competition of 2016. Considering it was re-scheduled due to frost the previous Thursday, 65 ladies rearranged their diaries to play in beautiful conditions, reflected in the scores on the day.

Mary McHugh (17) 39 pts B.O.T. claimed the top spot.
2nd Claire McGonagle (6) 39pts B.O.T.
Gross. Mairead Harkin (15) 24 gross points.
3rd. Eileen Williamson (19) 38pts.
4th. Margaret McCrossan (18) 37pts.
5th. Maggie Logue (21) 36pts. B.O.T.

Front 9. Deirdre Hensey (20) 19pts. B.O.T.
Back 9. Madge Kelly (18) 19pts. B.O.T.

2's Club-- Nuala McGarrigle (19)
C.S.S. 74, 37 pts.

 On Sunday last, we had the presentation of the Danny Clinton Memorial Mixed Foursomes Matchplay.  The winners of the Cup this year were husband and wife team Maurice and Monica McGettigan, and they were presented the trophy by sponsors Pamela Clinton-McDermott and Dana Clinton. The runners-up were Eamonn McDermott and Karen McGlinchey. The winner of the Bronze Medal 2016 was Noreen McConigley.

 All is back to normal this week with Sunday Members on the 11th and alternate day on Friday 9th. Ladies please note preferred lies are in operation 6" placing fairways only.  Good luck ladies, enjoy your golf.


 

29 November 2016

Saturday 26th was another important day for the ladies' section Portsalon Golf Club.
It was the very well supported hamper day, the last big event for Lady Captain, Sally O'Kane.
The hampers were fabulous and rightly inspired some excellent golf.   Lady Captain Sally extended her gratitude on behalf of all the ladies to Sarah Nicholl for her efforts in putting together the superb hampers.
Aedeen Conway(14) claimed the first prize with a brilliant  score of 39pts, runner-up was Claire Ferry (19) with 36pts. and Marie Gilligan (17) was 3rd. with 34pts BOT.
Front 9 : Monica Tanney(21) 18pts.
Back 9 : Pamela-Clinton-McDermott (16) 19pts.
Nearest the Pin 12th : Claire McGonagle 
Nearest the Pin 10th : Monica Tanney
C.S.S. 35pts 76 nett.

Following the golf, there was the presentation of Hampers and the end of year prize-giving and no-one went home empty-handed. Claire McGonagle very deservedly won the Golfer of the Year for a second time after another  year of exceptional golf, which also included winning the 'Birdie tree'.  Deirdre O'Toole was the runner-up in the 'Birdie Tree'.  The Silver Medal and Silver Spoon were won by Dana Clinton. The ladies all enjoyed a delicious meal afterwards and were ,as usual, very well catered for by Roisin Gibbons and her staff. There was no Sunday members competition due to fog.

Dates for Diary: Next Sunday is the Gents' Hamper Competition and so there will not be the usual SundayMembers competition or alternate date.  We would like to wish Mr Captain, John Logue and all the gents good luck in the Hamper and hope they have a fine golfing day. 

Winter Links
Our rescheduled Winter Links takes place on Thursday 1st December.  If you are unable to play on that date please take your name off the time sheet. This will release more times during the shorter days. Ladies please note preferred lies are in operation 6" placing fairways only. Book a tee time online or contact Billy at office 07491 59459. Good luck Ladies enjoy your golf.

15 November 2016

The weather was quite mild last weekend resulting in great scores from the Ladies for The Sunday members competition (13th November) -1st with a brilliant score of 41pts was Geraldine Hickland(25) and 2nd Mae Blaney(25) 40pts CSS 73 38pts.Turkey number 3 was won by Jackie Friel(21) 38pts, 2nd Mae Blaney (26) 37pts.  Turkey number 4 was won by Noreen McConigley(22) 36pts, 2nd Claire Ferry(19) 34pts.

 Dates for Diary: Sunday members 20th November with alternate day Friday 18th November. Christmas is on our door step again ladies and our running Turkey Competition has started - all details on how to enter will be in ladies locker room.  Again we would like to remind ladies of the Winter Links Thursday 24th November if you are unable to play on that date please take your name off the time sheet. This will release more times during the short days.  The Christmas Hampers will be played for on Saturday 26th November the draw is up on the notice board and time sheet.  Ladies please note preferred lies are in operation 6" placing fairways only. Book a tee time online or contact Billy at office 07491 59459. Good luck Ladies enjoy your golf.
 
Sympathy:  Finally on a very sad note The Lady Captain Sally O'Kane, ladies committee and lady members of Portsalon Golf Club are deeply saddened by the loss of two Past Captains Mr Ollie Connolly and Mr Derek McMahon.  Their deaths shook Portsalon last weekend and we would like to extend our deepest sympathy to the Connolly family and the McMahon family on the death of these two great workers for Portsalon Golf Club. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time.  May they both rest in peace.

10 November 2016

A reminder ladies, that the Christmas Hamper competition takes place on Saturday 26th of November.  Please ensure that you add your name on the sheet in the ladies locker room, and pay your entry fee in order to be included in the draw which will take place on Sunday 13th of November.

8 November 2016

Blustery winds on Sunday made the Sunday competition for the Ladies a tough task. Monica Tanney (21) came out tops with a score of 30Pts CSS 76 35pts - RO.  The winner of the Bank Holiday Monday Open 31st October was Mae Blaney (25) 33pts CSS 75 nett 36Pts.
 
Dates for Diary:Sunday members 13th November with alternate day Friday 11th November. Christmas is on our door step again ladies and our running Turkey Competition has started - all details on how to enter will be in ladies locker room.  Again we would like to remind ladies of the Winter Links is on Thursday 24th November.  The Christmas Hampers will be played for on Saturday 26th November please put you name on sheet in locker room with your intention to play entry fee to be paid by 13th November.  Ladies please note preferred lies are in operation 6" placing fairways only. Book a tee time online or contact Billy at office 07491 59459. Good luck Ladies enjoy your golf.

1 November 2016

Thursday 27th October was the second Winter Links for ladies this season. There was a great turn out of Ladies who braved the weather and some not all produced some fabulous scores on the day.
The scores were first place Clara McNeil(19) 39 pts, The runner-up was Augusta Neff(20) with 38 pts, Gross Claire McGonagle(5) 26 pts, 3rd Marie Durso(13) 37pts Bot, 4th. Mae Blaney(26) 37pts, 5th Marion Devlin(14) 36 pts Bot,1st nine - Pamela Clinton-McDermott(16) 19 pts, 2nd nine - Grainne Hines(25) 18 pts, 2's Club - Marie Durso CSS 75/36 pts.

The winner of the Sunday Members competition was Jackie Friel(21) 38pts and 2nd Claire McGonagle (5) 36pts Bot CSS/75 36pts. Draw for the club Matchplay is up on board 1st round to be played by 30th November.  Person on top of draw to make contact, please pay entry fee before play.
 
Dates for Diary:
Sunday members 6th November with alternate day Friday 4th November. Christmas is on our door step again ladies and our running Turkey Competition has started - all details on how to enter will be in ladies locker room.  Again we would like to remind ladies of the Winter Links is on Thursday the 24th November.  The Christmas Hampers will be played for on Saturday 26th November please put you name on sheet in locker room with your intention to play and entry fee to be paid by 13th November. Ladies please note preferred lies are in operation 6" placing fairways only. Book a tee time online or contact Billy at office 07491 59459. Good luck Ladies enjoy your golf.
 
Note from Handicap Secretary:
We have reached the time of year, when all ‘home’ players will have their records assessed as part of the Annual Review process.  In advance of this process, please ensure that you have observed your player obligations, and reported all non-qualifying scores from team and society golf. These can be recorded in the ‘Away Scores’ folder.  Please see the ladies notice board for further information.

25th October 2016

The winner of the Sunday Members competition was the in-form Mae Blaney(26) 31pts BOT and 2nd Claire McGonagle (5) 31pts.The second turkey winner was Nuala McGarrigle(20) 43pts, 2nd Mae Blaney(26) 36pts. The draw for the club matchplay is on the noticeboard, with the first round to be played by 30th November.  The person on top of draw to make contact with her opponent.  Please ensure entry fee is paid before play.
 
Dates for Diary:
Sunday members 30th October with alternate day Friday 28th October.
Christmas is on our door step again ladies and our running Turkey Competition is in progress - all details on how to enter is detailed in the ladies locker room. 
We would like to remind ladies of the Winter Links on Thursday the 27th October.  Last month we had a fabulous turnout despite the weather.  There will be the usual generous array of prizes, plus a gross prize each month.  Book a tee time online or contact Billy at office  07491 59459.
Ladies please note preferred lies are in operation, with 6 inch placing fairways only. Good luck ladies enjoy your golf!

 

18th October 2016

Due to the bad weather conditions over the weekend there was no entry to the Sunday competition.

Sunday members 23rd October with alternate day Friday 21st October. Christmas is on our door step again ladies and our running Turkey Competition has started - all details on how to enter will be in ladies locker room.  Again we would like to remind ladies of the Winter Links on Thursday the 27th October, last month we had a fabulous turnout despite the weather.  There will be the usual generous array of prizes, plus a gross prize each month.  Book a tee time online or contact Billy at office  07491 59459.  Ladies please note preferred lies are in operation with 6 inch placing fairways only.

11 October 2016

Sunday 9th October was our usual Sunday members competition the summer weather continued and it reflected in the scores and the entry.  First place with a brilliant score of 43pts was Nuala McGarrigle(20) and runner up was Mae Blaney(26) 36pts CSS 73/38pts. The first turkey winner was Karen McGlinchey(21) 32pts, 2nd Mae Blaney(26) 31pts.
 
Dates for the Diary:

Sunday members 16th October with alternate day Friday 14th October. Christmas is on our door step again ladies and our running Turkey Competition has started - all details on how to enter will be in ladies locker room.  The Winter Links (2) on Thursday the 27th October - there will be the usual generous array of prizes, plus a gross prize each month.  Book a tee time online or contact Billy at office  07491 59459. Good luck Ladies enjoy your golf and hopefully the good weather will stay to help us enjoy it even more.
Ladies, we are running the club singles match play over the winter months.  If you wish to be included in the draw on Sunday 16th October, please put your name on the sheet on the notice board if you haven't already done so.  Entry fee is seven euro to be paid before your first match.

The Lady Captain Sally O'Kane and Lady members of Portsalon Golf Club would like to wish Paul Armstrong Captain of Donegal Seniors Team good luck as they take on Letterkenny Golf Club in the second leg of the final on Sunday 16th October in Letterkenny.  Finally a big thank you to North West Golf Club for their kind welcome to the Portsalon members who travelled to the presentation of prizes for the 125 Celebration Open last Saturday night.  We thoroughly enjoyed the history of the two clubs and the nights craic with Gene Fitzpatrick.


 

4 October 2016

Thursday the 29th September was the first of the Winter Links for ladies this season.  A total of 68 Ladies braved the blustery winds and rain.
The scores were first place Claire McGonagle(5) 37 pts BOT
The runner-up was Sarah Nicholl(17) with 37 pts
Gross Ann Cannon(12) 23 pts
3rd Grainne Hines(25) 35pts
4th Josephine Stewart(22) 34pts
5th Carmel Barry (12) 33 pts
1st nine Patricia McAteer (34) 17 pts
2nd nine Margo Birmingham (29) 19 pts
2's Club - Mary Barrett, Celine Bradley, Mary Flynn, Sarah Nicholl, Marion O'Sullivan and Carmel Barry
CSS 76/35 pts.

Sunday 2nd October was our usual Sunday members our summer weather appeared again and Deirdre Hensey(21) came out tops with a good score of 38pts CSS 75/36pts. The September monthly was won by Deirdre O'Toole 77pts and the runner-up was Sarah Nicholl 74pts.

Dates for the Diary:

Sunday members 9th October with alternate day Friday 7th October. Christmas is on our door step again ladies and our running Turkey Competition has started - all details on how to enter will be in ladies locker room.  The Winter Links (2) on Thursday the 27th October - there will be the usual generous array of prizes, plus a gross prize each month.  Book a tee time online or contact Billy at office  07491 59459. Good luck Ladies enjoy your golf and hopefully the good weather will stay to help us enjoy it even more.

The Lady Captain Sally O'Kane and Lady members of Portsalon Golf Club would like to wish James Sandilands Captain of Minor League team good luck as they take on Buncrana in the second leg of the final on Saturday 8th October in Buncrana.


 

27 September 2016

On Saturday last Portsalon Golf Club hosted The All Ireland Past Captains.  The winner of the Ladies section with a great score of 38pts was past captain of Letterkenny Golf Club Anne Condon(20) and second was Nuala McGarrigle(20) 33Pts BOT (CSS 75 36pts).  This great competition was kindly sponsored by Radisson Blu Hotel Letterkenny. 

Sunday 25th was the September Medal competition and whilst it was a warm day there were some pretty heavy showers. The winner was Deirdre O'Toole(11) 77 nett CSS 75 for Friday and CSS 76 Sunday

Congratulations to the newly-crowned Golfer of the Year 2016 - Claire McGonagle (5) 39pts. This is a well deserved and great result for Claire who has played some fabulous golf this year. Well done Claire. 

Dates for the Diary:

The Winter links gets under way on Thursday the 29th September.  From the look off the timesheet this competition is going to be every bit as popular as previous years. There will be the usual generous array of prizes, plus a gross prize each month.  Book a tee time online or contact Billy at office 07491 59459.

The Sunday members competition  continues on Sunday 2nd Oct  with alternate date Friday 30th September.  Christmas is on our door step again ladies and our running Turkey competition begins - all details on how to enter will be in ladies locker room.  Good luck Ladies enjoy your golf and hopefully we will get some good weather to help us enjoy it even more.


19 September 2016

On Saturday last the Past Captain's of Portsalon's Ladies Branch competed for the Past Captain's plaque.  A fun and memorable day was enjoyed by all and a big thank you to our Lady Captain Sally O'Kane who even organised the good weather for everyone which resulted in the great scoring on the day.  Past Captain Grannie Hines (26) came up trumps with a great score of 41pts, second Roisin McCormack (16) 39pts, third Vera Kearney(20) 38pts, back nine Deirdre O'Toole (11) 23pts and front nine Sarah Nicholl (17) 20pts. CSS 72 (39 pts).  The results from the two day 125 year celebration competition held on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th September are as follows. Day one Portsalon Yvonne Mitchell(6) Castlerock 34pts BOT, day two Portsalon Patricia McAteer(34) 33pts. Overall winner over two days Augusta Neff(20) North West Golf Club 64pts, and second place Sarah Nicholl(17)Portsalon Golf Club 62pts.

Dates for the Diary:

The All Ireland Past Captains Saturday 24th September.  Medal main day Sunday 25th with alternate day Friday 23rd. The Winter links gets under way on Thursday the 29th from the look off the timesheet this competition is going to be every bit as popular as previous years. There will be the usual generous array of prizes, plus a gross prize each month.  Book a tee time online or contact Billy at office  07491 59459.

Finally on a sad note the Lady Captain Sally O'Kane and Lady members of Portsalon Golf Club would like to extend their deepest sympathy to Kathleen McVeigh and her family on the death of Michael a former green keeper at Portsalon Golf Club. May he rest in peace.


12 September 2016

Lady Captain Sally O'Kane and the ladies from Portsalon had a very successful and enjoyable Ladies Captain's outing to Bundoran last Saturday.  The weather was kind to all and the winner on the day was Jackie Friel (21) 32 pts, 2nd Deirdre O'Toole (11) 31 pts and 3rd was Roisin McCormack (16) 30 pts, front nine: Karen McGlinchey and back nine: Deirdre Hensey.
 
Last weekend both North West Golf Club and Portsalon Golf Club held a two day competition on each course to celebrate their 125th anniversaries. The lady winner of the stableford competition in Portsalon on Saturday was Augusta Neff, and the winner on day two on a very blustery day was Sarah Nicholl (full results will be posted in next weeks notes). There was no usual members competition due to outing and 125 year celebrations.
 
Dates for you diary 

Club Past Captains Prize - Saturday 17th September.  Please be at clubhouse at 11.15am for draw, tea and chat, first tee booked 12 noon.

All Ireland Past Captains - Saturday 24th September

Sunday Members - Sunday 18th December (alternate day Friday 16th September).

Winter Links - Thursday 29th September - Our very popular Winter Links will kick off on Thursday 29th September.  Book a tee time online or contact Billy at office 074 91 59459. 

 
With Sympathy
Finally on a sad note the Lady Captain, Sally O'Kane and members of Portsalon Golf Club would like to extend their deepest sympathy to Mr Willie McCleary and family on the death of his twin brother Tony McCleary. May he rest in peace.

5 September 2016

The August Monthly in aid of Breast Cancer Research results:  1st Place Mary Barrett 111pts, 2nd Claire Ferry 101pts and 3rd Sarah Nicholl 99pts - Thanks to all the ladies who supported this great cause.

The winner of the Sunday Members competition 4th September with a fantastic score of 42pts playing of (6) was Claire McGonagle and 2nd with another high score was Deirdre O'Toole (12) 40 pts. CSS on Friday was 73 (38pts) CSS Sunday was 74 (37) pts.
 
Lady Captain Sally O'Kane's away golfing break to Bundoran Golf Club takes place this weekend. This promises to be a very enjoyable outing and hopefully the ladies will have good weather and good golf.  Good luck to Lady Captain Sally and all travelling to Bundoran.
 
Dates for you diary 
125th Anniversary Celebration - 10th / 11th September - The Sunday members will be cancelled this week (11th September) due to Portsalon and Northwest Golf Club celebrating 125 years of links golf.  A two day competition will take place at both clubs on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th September.   We encourage you to come and support this great event. 
 
Club Past Captains Prize - Saturday 17th September
 
All Ireland Past Captains - Saturday 24th September
 
Winter Links - Thursday 29th September - Our very popular Winter Links will kick off on Thursday 29th September.  Book a tee time online or contact Billy at office 074 91 59459. 

4 September 2016 - Mary McDaid Cup

Letterkenny Ladies win the Mary McDaid Cup

The Mary McDaid Cup (in honour of deceased members and friends) was hosted in Portsalon at the weekend. Now in its 9th year this much anticipated event mixes the players from each club into teams with an opportunity to play for individual, team and club prizes. Organised by Portsalon Ladies GC with ladies from Letterkenny, Otway and Rosapenna taking part.  Played in the spirit it was intended by putting greater emphasis on the camaraderie between the clubs and adding a bit of fun with the infamous yellow ball competition. Special thanks to the Roisin and Anne McDaid and family for their continued support and for presenting the awards, Portsalon GC for hosting, Portsalon Ladies Branch and in particular the organising committee Mary Barrett, Roisin McCormack, Kathleen and Deirdre O’Toole for their hard work.  Congratulations to all who took part and in particular Letterkenny Golf Club on winning the Mary McDaid Cup. 

Results

Yellowball (Oops!):  Team 6 (1pt) – Marie Gilligan, Celine Bradley, Patricia McAteer and Sandra Carr.
Yellowball Winners: Team 5 (32 Pts) Eileen McLarnon, Margaret Harvey, Beth Deeney and Kit Boyce.

Team Awards:
1st Team: Kathleen McCormick, Monica McDonagh, Oonagh McCoy and Orla Lenny (124 pts)
2nd Team: Marie Gilligan, Celine Bradley, Patricia McAteer and Sandra Carr (123 pts)
3rd Team: Claire McGonagle, Cecelia Doran, Christine Brown and Carmel Barry (121 pts)

Best individual Score (sponsored by McDaid Family)
Cecelia Doran, 38pts BOT

Mary McDaid Club results – 4th Otway, 214pts, 3rd Rosapenna, 218pts, R-up, Portsalon 232pts and the winners Letterkenny GC with 258pts. 

1st Letterkenny (258pts)
2nd Portsalon (232pts)
3rd Rosapenna (218pts)
4th Otway (214pts)

 


Roisin and Anne McDaid with Lady Captain Sally O’Kane (Portsalon) presenting the Mary McDaid Cup 2016 to Lady Captain, Jackie Ireland with her winning team from Letterkenny GC

 


Cecilia Doran, Letterkenny Overall Individual winner with the Mary McDaid Cup

 

 
The winning Letterkenny Team with the Mary McDaid Cup

 


29 August 2016

August Medal
We had beautiful weather at Portsalon Golf Club over the weekend, resulting in some brilliant scoring in the August Medal. The Winner was Pamela Clinton-McDermott (17) 70 nett,  2nd Anne Speedie (25) 72 nett.  The CSS was 73 on Friday and 76 on Sunday

 
Dates for you diary
The Mary McDaid Memorial Cup takes place on Saturday 3rd September. This very sociable event brings together players from  Rosapenna, Otway, Letterkenny and Portsalon as they compete for the much coveted cup, alongside competing for team and individual prizes.The Ladies who qualified for the Mary McDaid Cup are: Claire Ferry, Claire McGonagle, Mary Barrett, Eileen McLarnon, Marie Gilligan, Kathleen McCormick and Dana Clinton. Please arrive at the clubhouse by 11.15am for tea and a chat.  The Lady Captains will tee-off at 12 noon.
 
Please note that the Sunday members on 4th September (with alternate day Friday 2nd September) will count towards Golfer of year points. 
 
The club will be hosting a great 2 day open event celebrating 125 years of links golf with the Northwest Golf Club.  The 125th Anniversary weekend of golf will take place on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th September (please check online for further details). 
 
Clubs past Captains Prize takes place on 17th September and The All Ireland Past Captains on Saturday 24th September.  Book a tee time online or contact Billy at office 074 91 59459.
 
Lessons
Portsalon GC (Ladies Branch) invite any ladies interested in learning how to play golf or simply improving their technique and their game.  The 5-week programme is open to all ladies (members and non-members of the Club) interested in taking part in group lessons with PGA Professional, Jimmy Gallagher.  Further details contact Deirdre 087-9300756 or email:deirdre@activedonegal.com  Meeting Thursday night at Kilavee at 5pm, equipment can be provided for the lessons.

 

22nd August 2016

The winner of the Sunday Members competition was Claire Ferry(19) 37 pts and 2nd Claire McGonagle(6) 36pts CSS 75 (36pts).

The Ladies who qualified for the Mary McDaid Cup are: Claire Ferry, Claire McGonagle, Mary Barrett, Eileen McLarnon, Marie Gilligan, Kathleen McCormick, Dana Clinton. 

Dates for you diary: Sunday members medal 28th August with alternate day Friday 26th August.  August 1st to 31st - Lancôme Breast Cancer competition. Ladies please note there has been a change on the fixture card the All Ireland Past Captains.  It has been changed from Saturday 27th August to Saturday 24th September.  Book a tee time on line or contact Billy at office 074 91 59459. 

Portsalon GC (Ladies Branch) invite any ladies interested in learning how to play golf or simply improving their technique and their game.  The 5-week programme is open to all ladies (members and non-members of the Club) interested in taking part in group lessons with PGA Professional, Jimmy Gallagher.  Further details contact Deirdre 087-9300756 or email:deirdre@activedonegal.com  Meeting Thursday night at Kilavee at 5pm, equipment can be provided for the lessons.

12th July 2016

Portsalon Golf Club's Open Week is in full swing.
Sunday 10th was the first Ladies Open with most of the Ladies getting a dry round of golf resulting in some fine scoring. 
Winner: Monica Tanney [22] 41pts,
Second: Sarah Nicholl [18] 40 pts,
Gross: Claire McGonagle [6] 34 gross pts,
Third: Deirdre Hensey [20] 37pts,
Visitor Mo Griffin [19] 35pts,
Front nine Marion Overend [19] 19 pts, Second nine Pamela Clinton-McDermott [17] 21pts.
CSS 73 = 38 pts. 
Portsalon Lady Captain Sally O'Kane and all Lady members thank all our kind sponsors for making this week possible and thank all members and visitors for supporting our Open week.
There will be a Prize Giving next Sunday evening 17th July in Club House look forward to seeing good turn out to support our Sponsors and lucky prize winners.
See website, wwwportsalongolfclub.com for further details for Open Week or contact Billy in the office (0749150459) for tee-times.

 

4th July 2016

The June monthly was won by Noreen McConigley 83pts, 2nd Deirdre O'Toole 74pts BOT.  On Saturday 2nd of July we had the Charlie Canning Memorial Trophy Open Ladies and Gents competition and the overall winner with a fabulous score of 40pts playing of 4 was Darragh McGowan, 2nd Deirdre Hensey[20] 39pts, gross Claire Mc Gonagle[6] 23pts, 3rd Justine Agnew[19] 35pts.CSS 73/38pts. 

A big thank you goes out to the Canning Family for kindly sponsoring this competition and inviting the Ladies to play. 

Sunday members 3/7/2016 winner Claire McGonagle [6] 37pts, 2nd Monica Tanney [22] 36pts BOT. 

As Saturday is the beginning of Open Week there will be no Sunday Members' competition for the next two Sundays.  No doubt there will be a great turnout for the ladies' competitions throughout the week.
See website, wwwportsalongolfclub.com for details or contact Billy in the office (0749150459) for tee-times.
 
19th June 2016
 
Ladies played the June Medal competition this weekend and the low handicapers came out top with fabulous winning scores returned from Dana Clinton (10) 69 nett and 2nd Deirdre O'Toole (12) 73 nett CSS Friday 72 - CSS Sunday 75.  Mr Captains Prize to the Ladies this Friday 24th June followed by Sunday members 26th June.
Lady Captain Sally O'Kane and all lady members wish Mr Captain John Logue a great Captains Day on Saturday 25th June and best wishes for the rest of the year. 
Hard luck to the Márie O'Donnell team captained by Claire McGonagle who tried hard against Buncrana on Saturday. Good Luck to Buncrana Ladies in there next round. 
Our Lady member Marion Overend also Lady Captain of Ballycastle Golf Club will hold Her Lady Captains Day in Ballycastle on Saturday the Lady Captain Sally and all the Portsalon Ladies send you best wishes for your big day.
 
13th June 2016
 
The winner of the Sunday Members competition was once again the in form Noreen McConigley (23) with a fantastic score 41pts and 2nd Deirdre O'Toole (12) 36pts CSS 38pts 73. 
The Sunday Medal competition continues on Sunday 19th with the alternate day being the previous Friday.
Ladies are advised that John Logue's Captains prize for ladies takes place on Friday 24th June please feel free to put your name on the time sheet.
Good luck to the Márie O'Donnell team captained by Claire McGonagle who play return leg in Portsalon on Saturday.

7th June 2016
 
The winner of the Sunday Members competition on the 5th June with a fantastic score of 42pts was Noreen McConigley(25) and 2nd was Mae Blaney (25) 37pts Bot.
The winner of the Bank Holiday open on Monday was Nuala McGarrigle(22) 38pts.
The Sunday Members competition continues on the 12th with the alternate day being the previous Friday. This will also count for golfer of the year points.
Good luck to the Màire O'Donnell team captained by Claire McGonagle who play Buncrana in the first leg on Saturday 11th June.
 
30th May 2016
 
The recent run of fine weather has produced equally fine results.
The Sunday members competition on May 15th was won by Jackie Friel(21) 40pts and second was Nuala McGarrigle(24) with 39pts.
The May Medal on Sunday the 29th was won by Mary Flynn(35) 72 nett bot and 2nd was Mary Barrett(18) 72 nett. 
The Sunday Members competition continues on the 5th June with the alternate day being the previous Friday.
 
In team news the Revive Active Fourball team, lost out by a narrow margin, with the final match going to the 21st hole against City of Derry golf club.
The Intermediate team have their return match at home next Monday against Carnalea and they have it all to do after conceeding 5 matches away. 
 
The Lady Captain, her committee and all of the lady members would like to extend their sincere sympathies to Past Lady Captain Marie Wallace on the recent loss of her brother. 
 
9th May 2016
 
The winner of the Sunday Members competition on the 8th was Mary Barrett(18) 35pts and 2nd was Sarah Nicholl(17) 34pts Bot. The Sunday Members continues on the 15th with the alternate day being the previous Friday.  
On Saturday the 14th May there is an Open Classic in aid of the Hospice which is kindly sponsored by Patrick Perry.
Good luck to the Mixed foursomes team captained by Claire McGonagle and Stephen Connolly who travel to City of Derry for the qualifying day on Sunday 15th May.

3rd May 2016

The Sunday Members competition on the   May 1st was won by Jackie Friel(21) 36pts and 2nd was Deirdre Hensey(20) 35pts.

The winner of the monthly competition for April was Eileen McLarnon with 80pts, and 2nd was Maureen Shanahan with 78pts.  

The Sunday Members continues on the 8th with the alternate day being the previous Friday. This will also count for golfer of the year points.

Congratulations to the Intermediate team who progress to the 2nd round after their victory over Moyola Park.

26th April 2016

On Sunday 24th April we had the members voucher competition and two of our ladies featuring in the prizes. Maureen Shanahan returned a fantastic 43pts and was only beaten for the top spot on break of tie. Claire McGonagle returned a fabulous level par round to win the overall gross with 36pts.

This Sunday May 1st will be the Sunday Members competition with the alternate day being the previous Friday.

There will also be a Ladies & Gents open on the bank holiday Monday.

The Intermediate team captained by Roisin McCormack & Mary Barrett achieved a fine result of four & half matches at home against Moyola, the return leg is on Friday 29th.

Anyone interested in playing in the Revive Active Four ball team which is captained by Marie Gilligan should put their name on the sheet provided on the notice board in the locker room.  

18th April 2016

On Sunday the 17th April we had our first ILGU Medal stroke competition.

The breezy conditions had no effect on the performance of Sarah Nicholl(18) who, not only returned a 70 nett to win the competition, but also recorded a hole in one on the 12th!!  Sarah also had a hole in one last year on the 10th, maybe she intends to make it an annual occurrence.  Dana Clinton(10) was 2nd with a 73 nett and the CSS was 73.

The Lady Captain and her team travel to Ballyliffin on Saturday 23rd for the Donegal Shield, best wishes to them for an enjoyable day.

No members competition will take place this weekend as the Ladies & Gents club voucher competition is taking place on Sunday 24th.

The ladies Intermediate Cup team captained by Mary Barrett and Roisin McCormack play at home against Moyala on Friday 22nd, with the away match taking place on Friday 29th, best of luck for both outings. 

Lady Captain Sally O'Kane, committee and members are delighted to welcome Sheila Horner into the position of Vice Captain for 2016.


 

11th April 2016

The Sunday member’s competition on the 10th saw our lowest handicapper Claire McGonagle(7) return a fine score of 38pts to win and further reduce her handicap to six, 2nd was Dana Clinton(10) 34pts.

Next Sunday the 17th is the Medal competition with the alternate day being the previous Friday. The winner of the March monthly was Mary Barrett(18) with 63pts and 2nd was Claire McGonagle(7) with 62pts.

Good luck to the Intermediate Team Captained by Mary Barrett and Roisin McCormack, they play at home against Moyola on Friday 22nd April.


4th April 2016

The links captain’s day was held on Thursday 31st March in fine conditions and 79 ladies took part.

The winner from Ballybofey & Stranorlar golf club is a great supporter of the competition every year, Josephine Stewart(21) returned 37pts to beat our own Mary Barrett(18) on break of tie.

The overall winner of the links was last year’s Lady Captain Dana Clinton.

Lady Captain Sally O’Kane presented the prizes and thanked all the competitors for making it a very successful competition once again.

The full results of the were as follows:

1st Josephine Stewart (21) 37pts Bot
2nd Mary Barrett (18) 37pts
Gross Claire McGonagle (7) 25pts
3rd Ann Cannon (13) 36pts
4th Margaret McCrossan (17) 35pts Bot
5th Mairead Harkin (16) 35pts
6th Nuala McGarrigle (24) 34pts Bot

Back Nine Dana Clinton (10) 19pts Bot
Front Nine Angela Bradley (13) 20pts

Non Qualifier
1st Brid McMenamin (25) 35pts Bot
2nd Brid Ui Chearnaigh (16) 35pts Bot

Overall Golfer of the Links Dana Clinton

Twos Dana Clinton, Claire McGonagle

 The Sunday member’s competition will now be on the 10th instead of the voucher competition with the alternate day being the previous Friday 8th.  This competition will also now count for Golfer of the Year points.

The voucher day has been changed to Sunday 24th.

Good luck to Claire McGonagle who travels to Rockmount along with Stuart Nicholl for the first qualifying stage of the Irish Open Pro Am on Monday 11th April.

The intermediate team match against Moyola had to be postponed.


 

29th March 2016

It was a very busy Easter weekend on the links with Open competitions on the Saturday, Sunday & Monday.

The winner on Saturday with 36pts was also the 2nd placed lady on Monday, Deirdre Hensey who is capitalising on a real run of good form recently.

The winner on Sunday was Dana Clinton playing off 10 with 39pts.

Monday saw the return of a lady from Dun Laoghaire, Karen Feeley who won the visitors prize last year in the Easter open, and had a great score of 38pts playing off 10 to win first prize this time around.  We look forward to welcoming Karen back again next Easter.

Saturday: Winner Deirdre Hensey(20) 36pts

Sunday: Winner Dana Clinton(10) 39pts
2nd Claire Ferry(19) 36pts
3rd Claire McGonagle(7) 35pts

Monday: Winner Karen Feeley(10) 38pts Dun Laoghaire
2nd Deirdre Hensey(20) 35pts

Good luck to the Intermediate team, captained by Mary Barrett & Roisin McCormick who travel to Moyola on Sunday the 3rd for the first leg of their first match.

Next month sees the start of golfer of the year points, now that we are back on fairways and all 18 holes are in play. Congratulations to the greens staff in achieving this having had some of the wettest winter months ever experienced.

The Sunday members continues on the 3rd April with the alternate day being the previous Friday 1st April. The April monthly will be an 18 hole competition.

Please check notices in the locker room regularly for any details of competitions or alterations that may need to be made to competitions.


 

25th March 2016

The full course will be back open for play from Saturday 26th of March. Preferred lies will be in operation on the fairways.


22nd March 2016

The Open competition on Easter Sunday 27th March will also serve as the qualifying day for the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Club Challenge. The highest placed Portsalon Lady will join the highest placed Portsalon Gent to represent the club in Rockmount on Monday 11th April at Rockmount Golf Club where the top 5 clubs will go forward for the All Ireland qualifying on the Smurfit course at the K Club in early May.


 

14th March 2016

The beautiful conditions on Sunday produced excellent scoring in the members 16 hole competition with Claire McGonagle returning 35pts playing of a handicap of 7 and Mary Barrett (18) coming in 2nd with 33pts. 
Next Sunday's members competition on the 20th March is also the club qualifying day for the Donegal Shield. If you wish to be entered in the qualifying please enter your name on the separate sheet which will be provided. The Donegal shield is in Ballyliffin on Saturday April 23rd.

The monthly competition continues and there will also be a ladies & Gents open singles competition on the Easter weekend.  
The Links Captains day is Thursday March 31st, contact Billy in the office to book your tee time. Last cards are 3pm and presentation to follow immediately after play. Tel: (07491) 59459


 

7th March 2016

The Lady Captain Sally O’Kane had her Captain’s Drive-In on Sunday February 28th in splendid conditions.

The Ladies committee and all the members would like to wish her an equally splendid year and also Mr Captain John Logue and Mr President Garrett Horkan.

The winner of the Sunday members competition on March 6th was Mary Barrett (18) 34pts.

The Sunday members competition continues on the 13th with the alternate day being Friday 11th. 

Just to remind ladies that the Sunday members on March 20th will also be the Donegal Shield club qualifying day.


 

13th March 2016

 A reminder that next Sundays (20 March) members competition is also the club qualifying day for the Donegal Shield.


 19th February 2016

The Captains Drive-in will take place on Sunday next  28th February with a shotgun start at 10.30.

Draw will take place at 6pm on Saturday 27th. Please have your name on the time sheet by then to be entered in the draw. 


11th January 2016

The January Links takes place on Thursday 28th and all competitors should contact Billy in the office on 074 9159459 to book and to check times. It is most important to cancel booking if unable to make this popular outing as places on the time sheet maybe scarce.

Sunday 17th January is the next  Members' Competition with the alternate day being the previous Friday. 

The Ladies' Branch AGM has been rearranged for Saturday 30th January at 2pm. 


7th January 2016

The Annual General Meeting of the ladies branch, originally planned for this coming Saturday, has been postponed.
The new date for the meeting is Saturday 30th January at 2pm.


 4th January 2016

Lady Captain Dana Clinton and the Ladies' committee wish everyone a very Happy New Year and best wishes for the coming year.

The Sunday Members' Competition continues as usual on 10th January with Friday 8th the alternate date.

We would like to remind members that the Ladies' A.G.M. is being held on Saturday 30th January at 2pm.

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