The annual Eileen Steenson Memorial Greensomes competition took place on Thursday 20 th April. The competition is played in memory of Eileen who was a great exponent of the game of golf. A former lady captain she inspired many ladies to play and devoted a great deal of her time and energies to the juvenile girls who flourished under her guidance. Elizabeth Mawhinney Lady Vice Captain in her acceptance speech paid tribute to the role which Eileen had played in encouraging herself and her daughters to embrace the game of golf. The greensomes format encourages new pairings which would have delighted Eileen.
It has often been said that there's no substitute for experience, but juvenile member Joe Rooney went some way to disproving that theory on the weekend of 15-16 April.
In clinching victory in County Armagh Golf Club's Easter Stableford competition, Joe posted a phenomenal three-under-par gross 67 to leave more world-weary rivals trailing in his youthful wake.
A breakneck start saw Rooney birdie three of the first four holes before dropped shots at the 5th and 9th somewhat stalled him in his front-nine tracks. However, an inevitable return to the birdie trail at the 10th and 12th and a serene homeward stroll of six closing pars ensured that Joe would sign for 44 points and finish the day as the happiest of Easter bunnies.
Have you booked your tee-time yet for the County Armagh Golf Club Open Fund-raising Classic on Friday 19th May, sponsored by Irwin M&E Limited?
The ladies and gents Open 4-Ball Classic invites men's, women's and mixed teams to compete for prizes of upwards of £1,000.
Club Captain Richard Stewart, said: “The Irwin sponsored Classic Competition is all about raising funds for the club but it also affords us an opportunity to showcase our magnificent woodland course and clubhouse to visitors from far and wide.”