Roslyn shines on difficult day for scoring

ON the last day of April Lady members were competing for the Lifeboat Spoons and Mrs Elaine Bell’s prize.

On a difficult scoring day the only lady to break par was Roslyn Millar on 37 pts which secured Roslyn’s second win of the season. Roslyn got off to a rocky start with four dings on the front nine which gave her only 13 pts at the halfway point and she did really well to steady the ship and record 24 pts on the second half of her card.

The gross prize went to Niamh Ward with 26 gross pts, just pipping Niamh McSherry by a point. Section 1 winner was Christine Hagan on 36 pts.

Christine had a lovely run of pars from holes ten to thirteen but unfortunately this was spoiled by a ding at the fourteenth which could very well have cost her first spot. Just beaten by a point in this section were Lady Captain Anne Knox, Sheena McStay and Lynne Hanna.

Section 2 was a closely contested affair between Pat Hughes and Debbie McCollum on 35 pts, with Debbie just winning on the better back nine.

The deciding shot to seal it for Debbie must have been her tee shot at the seventeenth which set her up for a birdie two which gave a nice boost to her score at just the right time in her round.

Section 3 was also very tight with Eithne McAtavey just beating Lady President, Marie Magee, on the better back nine. Marie had a few disasters in the last few holes which just did her out of a prize but Eithne is definitely going from strength to strength as she had four dings in her 34 pts so it would seem that it’s only a matter of time before she comes in with a big score and an accompanying big cut to her handicap.

The prize this week was sponsored by Elaine Bell. So a big thanks goes to Elaine for her generosity and well done to all the prize winners.

A very small field played on a wintry day last Friday for the ladies May Medal.

There was no low scoring this month and the section 1 prize was won by Maeve Cummins with a net 72. Maeve’s card showed steady golf with the only blemishes being a seven at the par three 12th followed by a seven at the thirteenth but these were balanced out by seven pars. Section 2 went to Rosemary Callendar with a net 78. Rosemary too had a really nice front nine but, as the wind picked up, her score was somewhat blown away on the back nine. So it’s great to see that it didn’t spoil her chance of a prize.

Just pipped by a shot was Eileen McCann who has been a regular in the prizes in the last few weeks.

Well done to all the ladies who braved the elements to play and supported the competition.