Open Week 2023
Portsalon's Open Week is looming once more, with the festival of gold set to run from 12th-18th July inclusive. Members will receive notification shortly of when the BRS system will go live for Open Week. Portsalon members will have 24 hours access to all Open Week competitions in order to secure tee times before they are then made live for visiting golfers. As always, it is vitally important that members booking tee times are intending to play them as this has become a drain on available tee-times at weekends, with time sheets routinely booked up once they are opened and time slots being freed in the 12 hours before they are due.
John Sweeney Memorial
The John Sweeney Memorial takes place on Saturday 24th June, this is an Open stroke play event.
A reminder to all members that this coming weekend is the Donegal International Rally, with the Fanad stages taking place on Saturday. Please allow extra time for travelling to Portsalon and make note of any road closures. The main coast road over Knockalla will be closed from early morning until 7.00pm on Saturday.
Congratulations to Mark Howard who hit a memorable hole-in-one at the 15th during Sunday's competition!
It was a busy weekend for our teams with three matches taking place on Sunday afternoon. Pride of place went to Johnny Shields' Jimmy Bruen side as they edged out Royal Portrush 3-2, with a quarter-final in the Ulster North section against Falcarragh next up for them on Sunday 2nd July.
In the Donegal Seniors League, Joe Hensey led his team to a 5-0 home win on Sunday and they will travel to North West in confident mood on Sunday 2nd July also.
Our Donegal League side meanwhile face a tough challenge after they won 3-2 against Cruit Island on Sunday in their opener. Patrick McFadden and James Sandilands are in charge of that panel and they'll need a big push to convert that slender advantage in the second leg.
Wednesday 7th June
Winner: Kevin Boyce (8) – 42 pts
Runner-up: Jack Patton (2) – 41 pts
Gross: Paddy Merritt (16) – 25 gross pts
Third: Shaun Callaghan (17) – 39 pts
Saturday 10th June
Winner: Peter O'Kane (19) – 42 pts
Runner-up: Pat Bonnar (15) – 41 pts
Gross: Pascal Cullen (4) – 33 gross pts
Third: Damien O'Donnell (23) – 40 pts
Sunday 11th June
Winner: Jimmy McCarron (22) – 44 pts
Runner-up: Hugh Doherty (25) – 43 pts
Gross: Pascal Cullen (3) – 35 gross pts
Third: Michael Shiels (17) – 43 pts