County Armagh Golf Club would like to thank all its sponsors for their continued support.
County Armagh Golf Club Sponsors' Day was kindly sponsored by Seven Hills @ CAGC Restaurant. Manager Shauna Finn (centre) presented prizes to runner-up, Vera Ellingham representing NicMic Craft Creations, and winner, Cait McKinney from McKinney Timber. Also pictured are Club Captain, Colm Shannon, and Lady Captain, Elizabeth Mawhinney.
13 th September 2018
This week's Stableford competition at Co Armagh Golf Club was sponsored by FAB Beauty Salon . Lady Captain Elizabeth Mawhinney sincerely thanked Eimear, who unfortunately couldn't attend the prizegiving, for her generous support for the Ladies Branch. Emear has a long association with the Ladies Branch through her father Pat McKenna and her aunt Kathleen. Fifty-two ladies competed for FAB gift vouchers and aq `\w those not in the winner's enclosure were eligible for spot prizes which Eimear had kindly provided.
The overall winner on the day was Emma Garrigan with an outstanding 45 points. Emma is one of the ladies who joined the club via the Get into Golf Initiative and has flourished, picking up three winner's prizes and two second places along with several category prizes so far this year. A delighted Emma thanked the sponsor and her playing partners Teresa McVeigh and Gemma Rice . Siobhan Donnelly secured second spot with 41 points and third place honours went to Jackie Donnelly with 40 points.
Emma Garrigan winner of Club Stableford sponsored by FAB Beauty Salon, Lady Captain Elizabeth Mawhinney and runner up Siobhan Donnelly with additional prize winners.
A full list of additional prize winners is set out below-
Set in the magnificent Georgian palace demesne of Archbishop Robinson with panoramic views of the historic city and its surrounding countryside, County Armagh Golf Club is surely one of the most picturesque golfing locations in Ulster.
Freestanding oaks, chestnuts, beech trees and ash trees line the impressively manicured fairways, with strategically placed bunkers leading to superb greens, many of which are defined by lush floral displays which blossom beautifully in spring and summer. And let's not forget Armagh's two stunning Cathedrals, which provide a truly enchanting backdrop to any round.
County Armagh Golf Club is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year and it has been a memorable few months for a club that combines a colourful history with a great love of the game and an admirable community spirit.
Traipsing aimlessly around IKEA. Wrestling glumly with garden weeds. Perching on a bar stool but wishing dearly to be somewhere else. These are perhaps just some of the ways in which County Armagh's male membership tried, and most likely failed, to cope with a rare golf-less Saturday on 1 September, when the Ladies' Armaghdale Cup took precedence.
Twenty-four hours later, then, 146 coiled-spring hopefuls were positively chomping at the bit to get back out on the fairways and stake their claim for September Medal glory. And alongside Adam Cromwell, Stephen Nugent, Keith Stewart, Brendan Arthurs and Andrew Conn, the name of Tomas McElmeel can now be added to the final list of CAGC's 2018 monthly Medal recipients.
In the competition sponsored by Holmes and Doran Surveyors Ltd, McElmeel plundered the Sunday spoils with a superb nett 66. The winning round had started in unpromising fashion, but Tomas soon found his stride with four consecutive pars from the 4th to the 7th.
Then, on the homeward strait, a birdie at the 15th backed up further pars at the 11th, 13th and 14th and ultimately cemented a fine Medal success. McElmeel will no doubt be chuffed at acquiring a one-shot handicap reduction in addition to the September silverware.
Tomas McElmeel, winner of County Armagh Golf Club's September Medal, receives his prize from Club Vice Captain Kenny Edgar, representing competition sponsors, Holmes and Doran Chartered Surveyors. Also pictured are Club Captain, Colm Shannon, and other prizewinners Neil Linton, Lee Stewart, Martin Carson, Calum Connell and Simon Arthurs.
Maggie wins with magnificent score.
On a day when the threatening rain failed to appear over 40 ladies turned out to compete for the September Medal on a course which was in magnificent condition. Lady Captain Elizabeth Mawhinney sincerely thanked the sponsor Annette of OL Flowers for attending the prizegiving and bringing with her a beautiful array of floral arrangements which brightened up the clubhouse.
The winner of the September medal was Maggie McKee with an exceptional score of nett 61 . Maggie took up golf last year via the Get into Golf initiative and has really embraced the game which she has mastered with great skill. Accepting her prize a delighted Maggie thanked Annette for her loyal support for the Ladies Branch and her playing partner Bernie who kept her focussed throughout an exemplary round of golf. Teresa McVeigh took second place with a nett 66 ahead of Alexandra Mawhinney who secured 3 rd place with a 70. Meanwhile Ellen Brady took yet another Gross prize.
Annette of OL Flowers sponsor of September Medal Competition with winner Maggie McKee and Lady Captain Elizabeth Mawhinney.
116 ladies, including visitors from Banbridge, Old Conna, Portadown, Donaghadee, Kilcock Dungannon and Rossmore competed for the prestigious Armaghdale Cup on Saturday 1st September. The ladies challenge cup was originally presented to the club in 1926 by Lady Armaghdale. The competition was once again generously sponsored by G Davidson Business Accounts Services , represented on the night by Francis Davidson.
Lady Captain Elizabeth Mawhinney welcomed Francis and thanked her sincerely for her company's long-standing support of the competition and the generous prizes provided for the lucky winners.
Jacqueline Donnelly emerged as the winner of the much sought after Armaghdale Trophy with a nett score of 67 beating Teresa McVeigh on a countback. Jacqueline joined the club last year via the Get into Golf initiative and has made great strides as evidenced by her winning performances throughout the year. Una Cullinane secured third place with nett 70
Jacqueline Donnelly, winner of Armadale Open Cup with Sponsor Frances Davidson and Lady Captain Elizabeth Mawhinney.
County Armagh Golf Club Captain, Colm Shannon, recently presented Sarah Breen from Friends of the Cancer Centre with a cheque for £3,248, the proceeds of his Captain's Day charity collection.
Colm chose the cancer charity following discussion with a close friend who was undergoing cancer treatment in the City Hospital in Belfast and would like to thank the CAGC members for their fantastic generosity.
County Armagh Golf Club's enterprising run in the 2018 Ulster Cup has been ended at the semi-final stage after defeat to Malone.
Marty Daly's charges, the first County Armagh side to go this far in the tournament in a quarter of a century, travelled to Malone for the first leg on Monday 27 August. A stern challenge awaited them in Belfast on a course set up long and battered by strong winds, and against canny opponents who had also made the last four in 2017.
They acquitted themselves spiritedly, however — a repeated characteristic of their campaign this year. Strong finishes from Malone saw the home team post the first points of the tie, but County Armagh responded admirably as Patrick Brannigan and Paul McCurry prevailed.
County Armagh's 2018 Ulster Cup semi-final line-up (L-R): Paul McCurry, Barry McGurgan, Paul Corvan, Patrick Brannigan, Declan McReynolds (non-playing vice captain), Marty Daly (captain), Cormac O'Hare and Nigel NcMahon.
Whereas County Armagh Golf Club's inaugural Scratch Cup event in 2017 was contested in radiant sunshine and agreeable golfing conditions, its second iteration, again kindly sponsored by F&K Smyth Restoration and Decoration, was an entirely different meteorological story.
On 26 August, the Cathedral City course bared its teeth for a gruelling 36-hole test, as the absolutely brutal wind and abundance of heavy rain made an unholy alliance with white markers positioned as far back as they could go and difficult pin placements on ever-so-slick greens. It was a stiff golfing examination but an eminently fair one.
The Senior Scratch Cup was competed for by members and visitors in the 0-5 handicap bracket and witnessed triumph for Lurgan hotshot Michael McSherry. He followed up a fantastically gritty level-par morning outing with a post-lunch 71 to complete a winning tally of 141.
County Armagh Golf Club Junior Scratch Cup champion, Caolan McReynolds, receives his trophy from Francis Smyth of F&K Smyth Restoration and Decoration, event sponsors. Also pictured are Club Captain, Colm Shannon, and other prizewinners, Calum Connell and Ruairi O'Connor.
Thursday 30 th August 2018
Fifty-seven ladies took park in the club Stableford competition which this week was sponsored by Sawyer's Transport. Lady Captain Elizabeth Mawhinney welcomed everyone to the prize giving and sincerely thanked the new sponsors who had been introduced to the club by Lily McMullan and James Hewitt who have been generous sponsors to the club .
Winner of first prize was Anne O'Hea who returned an excellent score of 38 points. Runner up was Maggie McKee with 37 points just ahead of Vera Ellingham who took third place with 36 points. A delighted and surprised Anne O'Hea thanked her playing partner Jacqueline and the new sponsors.
Club Stableford winner Anne O'Hea with Lady Captain Elizabeth Mawhinney runner up Maggie McKee and other prize winners.
The remaining winners on the day were
Fifty-four ladies competed in a 4 Ball competition at Warrenpoint Golf Club on bank holiday Monday 27 th August. Warrenpoint which is also celebrating their one hundred and twenty-five-year anniversary proved the perfect venue for a ladies' outing offering challenging golf within a short journey from home and excellent catering with coffee and scones upon arrival and a beautiful two course dinner to finish the day.
The course was in beautiful condition, but it required skill and patience to achieve the top prizes. Lady Captain Elizabeth Mawhinney thanked everyone for participating in the outing and paid thanks to the Club Manager Mr Paul Revey who had been so helpful in arranging the outing. She also thanked Karen Edgar for doing the cards and the treasurer Jacqueline Kelly for helping to organise the outing.
Lady Captain Elizabeth Mawhinney with the winning Fourball Team Bernie Gribben Elish Grimes Anne McDonald and Vera Ellingham.
County Armagh Golf Club's 125 th anniversary's celebrations continued with competitions for both the Men's and Ladies' sections played during the week. On Thursday 23 rd , the Ladies competed for the Trophy which was donated to the club in 1993 for the Centenary celebrations in that year. Sourced by Bee Gordon on behalf of the then Lady Captain, Eileen Steenson, the trophy is a vase produced by Tyrone Crystal, and has been played for every year since then.
The Lady Captain, Elizabeth Mawhinney referred to the donor of the Trophy, Mr. John Lowe, who had joined the Armagh Club in that year and who has been an active member since.
This year the Trophy competition was again generously sponsored by Sterling House Financial Services who were represented by former Lady Captain and current Secretary of the Ladies Branch, Paula McCrory.
In a break with tradition the prizegiving for both the Ladies' and Men's competitions was held in the clubhouse on Saturday 25 th August and was followed by entertainment by the excellent Preacher Caseys.
Lady Captain Elizabeth, accompanied by Paula McCrory presented the successful Ladies with generous vouchers while the Trophy itself was presented to Alexandra Mawhinney whose par breaking net 70 was the lowest score on the day . Three birdies on her opening 9 holes laid the basis for her excellent score.
Lady Captain Elizabeth Mawhinney with winner of Centenary Trophy Alexandra Mawhinney and sponsor Paula McCrory.