President's Weekend got under way with the Juniors taking to the links on Friday 11th August in tough conditions, with a decision made on the morning to reduce the competition to 15 holes. Young Jaden MgBam battled the weather well on the day to claim his first major, picking up the President's Prize to the Juniors with the best score on the day. The Junior Beginners prize was claimed by Lilly Geraghty, no doubt used to seeing her older brother Tom picking up prizes, showing that she herself is one to watch in the future.
It was the turn of the Ladies on day 2 of President's Weekend and thankfully the conditions improved immensely for them. Michelle O'Rourke took full advantage of the conditions, shooting a fantastic 71 to claim the Lady President's Trophy for 2017.
The conditions on the Sunday for the Men's prize were perfect and the scoring from that clearly shows that. Kevin Mundy and Liam Farren surely would've thought they would be taking the top spot with fantastic scores of 41pts and 40pts respectively but on the day it just unfortunately wasn't enough. A fantastic score of 42pts from a very popular winner in Donal McGill was to be the round of the day and see him clinch the Men's President's prize for 2017.
That evening everyone enjoyed another great meal in the clubhouse, followed by the presentation of prizes and another fantastic performance by the band 'Skirmish'. During his speech, President Aidan thanked all that played over the weekend and all the greens staff for their excellent work on getting the course into the fantastic conditions it was in for the week. He also thanked the catering and bar staff for their hard work and to all the committee for helping him over the weekend. He then made a special presentation to Club Administrator, Grainne Dorrian, to thank her for all her hard work in helping him organise the weekend over the weeks leading up to it and for all the hard work she does to ensure the smooth running of our club.
See below for the full list of results from the weekend:
|Past Pres.||William Johnston||36pts|
|Front 9||Ciaran Teague||21pts|
|Back 9||Hugh F Cassidy||21pts|
|4th||Allison McGrath||76 (bot)|
|Cat 0-20||Mary McGonigle||76 (bot)|
|Cat 21-28||Mary McLoughlin||76|
|Cat 29-36||Sophie Carr||78|
|Past Pres.||Mary Talbot||80|
|Front 9||Anne Marie McCormick||33.5|
|Back 9||Rena Brogan||36|
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