The presentation of prizes took place in Fitzpatrick’s and the overall winning team was Thomas McCormick, Paddy Kerr, Paul Finlay and Mickey Fitzpatrick. Other prizes were hotly contested on the day and the following team won 2nd prize Donal Guckian, Pat Ryan, Bernard Gilbane & James Corrigan. 3rd prize went to Paddy McKeown, Pat Connolly, Paul Jenkins & Declan McCallion and 4th prize went to Paddy Kerr, Mickey Fitzpatrick, Benny Lennon & Colin Creighton. Nearest the pin went to Tommy Callaghan while Peter McNally collected the prize for the longest drive. We also had plenty of teams made up from non-regular golfers with the winning team going to Colin Quinn, Dwayne Rooney, Keelan Clerkin & Aaron Clerkin with Martin Carroll, Niall McKeown, Cathal Sheridan and Andrew Carroll coming in second place and congratulations to all the winners.
Once again this year the fashion police were out on duty checking out all the latest golf styles and there was strong competition among the ladies and after much deliberation the judges awarded the coveted prize to Martina McKeown, Ann Lynch, Kathleen Daly and Noeleen Fitzpatrick who all displayed golfing divine! No golf classic would be complete without a worst dressed category and I don’t want to sound unpleasant but clearly there was only one outstanding candidate namely Martin Carroll who displayed a wacky tracksuit arrangement that you wouldn’t see John Daly wear… let’s try harder next year! Regarding the golfers who lost the most golf balls I believe this was a very close contest between last year’s winner Colin Quinn and new entrant Andrew Carroll.
The feedback from the teams and golfers was very positive and everyone enjoyed the day immensely and once again on behalf of the club I would like to take this opportunity to thank our main sponsors Mullinahinch House Private Nursing Home, all the companies and individuals who sponsored greens and tee boxes and all the teams who participated on the day and for making the event such a wonderful occasion.
Finally, many thanks to the Clones Golf Club for the use of their fine facilities and assistance on the day and a massive well done to our golf committee for their dedication in planning this event. They were the driving force behind this golf classic and we look forward to seeing you all swing again in next year’s event.