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In Pictures: Portlaoise Golf Club and Portarlington Golf Club Captain’s Prize 2019

PORTLAOISE

Captain’s Prize 2019—Mr Declan Dempsey

The Captain’s Prize for 2019 was a 2 day stroke play event and the field consisted of 80 golfers vying for the top prize.

The event was held recently and the conditions were perfect for golf. The event was being run over two days.

The sun shone brightly and there was little wind about to hamper play. The competition ran very smoothly on both days with some low scores expected in on day 1, many golfer fancied their chances.

After day 1, 16 players had a score of par or better, with many more golfers just a couple of shots above par. The lead was shared by Ken Farrell and Stefan Crabb on 65 strokes after day 1. It set the scene nicely for the final day of play.

Day 2 lived up to the excitement and anticipation that was set after the first day. Both leaders knew what they needed to do to keep in front and the chasing pack knew the work they needed to do in order to overthrow these leaders.

Again, the weather was exceptional and didn’t hamper the days play. Coleman Dooley took home the Captain’s Prize, with Stefan Crabb taking second.

Mick Mulhall finished in third position with an aggregate score of 138. Tim Finlay and Trevor Whelan both had an aggregate score of 139 to finish 4th and 5th respectively. Raymond Dalton had a strong second day to finish in 6th position with an aggregate score of 140 and the final prize position was filled by Paul McEvoy with an aggregate score of 140.

Overall, the Captain’s Prize for 2019 was a huge success with many people and their partners enjoying a lovely meal for both Captains before the commencement of the presentation of prizes.

Lady Captain’s Prize 2019—Ms Anne Delaney

Similar to the gent’s Captain’s Prize, the lady’s competition was a 2 day event.

Day 1 saw some very competitive scores brought into the clubhouse. The weather for the first days play was exceptional. The heat alone of the day provided testing conditions for the 26 competitors vying for the Lady Captain’s Prize 2019.

After day 1 of the competition, Margaret Maher and Sarah Buggy were the clubhouse co-leaders on 66 strokes. With 8 players within 5 strokes of the leaders, and more only a handful of strokes back from the chasing pack, Day 2 was set to be a pulsating day with the winner being too close to call.

Day 2 was perfect for golf again, and as it was a slight bit milder than day 1, it made it a little easier for the golfers to compete. Former Lady Captain, Lady President and a current club stalwart, Theresa McEvoy emerged as the victor with an impressive 62 to claim the Lady Captain’s Prize for 2019.

As she said herself, “I played very well, bringing in the same score as John Rahm on his way to win the Irish Open”. An aggregate score of 130 strokes gave her a 2 shot victory over runner up, Gaye Wilson (132).

Co-leader from day 1, Margaret Maher finished in third position with an aggregate score of 138. Catherine Bergin, one of the clubs newest members finished in 4th position, with an aggregate score of 140 strokes, 1 stroke ahead of another of the newest members, Elaine Redmond (141).

Mary Lalor finished in 6th position with an aggregate score of 142 strokes. The final to positions in the prizes, 7th and 8th, were filled by Betty Delaney and Kitty Walsh, who both scored an aggregate of 143 strokes.

Overall, the Lady Captain’s Prize for 2019 was a huge success with many people and their partners enjoying a lovely meal for both Captains before the commencement of the presentation of prizes.

Captain’s Prize winner , Coleman Dooley(right) with Golf Club captain , Declan Dempsey
All the male prize winners from the Captain’s Prize 2019
Captain’s Prize winner, Theresa McEvoy(right) with Club Captain Anne Delaney
All the female prize winners from the Captain’s Prize 2019

PORTARLINGTON

Captain Tommy P Fitzpatrick presenting the 18th flag to the winner of the Captain’s Prize, Christy Carey.
Pictured at the Captain’s Prize in Portarlington Golf Club were Seamus Brereton (Club President) and Tommy P Fitzpatrick (Captain)
Pictured at the Captain’s prize in Portarlington Golf Club were
Captain Tommy P Fitzpatrick presenting to Aela Power (Junior Lady Captain), 3rd in Captain’s Prize to Ladies
Pictured at the Captain’s Prize in Portarlington Golf Club were
Captain Tommy P Fitzpatrick presenting to Criona O’Dea – 4th in 9 hole competition
Pictured at the Captain’s prize in Portarlington Golf Club were back l-r- Andy Molloy (3rd),Jo Lawrence ( 2nd Captain’s Prize to Ladies), John Gordon (2nd), Mary Foy ( 2nd – 9 hole),Tom Kennedy (Leading Qualifier), Rita Dowling (3rd – 9 hole), Carmel Bolton ( Gross – Captain’s Prize to Ladies), Karl McCormack (1st Gross)
fron l-r Frances Daly (Lady Captain), Christy Carey (winner), Tommy P Fitzpatrick (Captain 2019), Bernard Scully (Junior Captain and winner Junior Captain’s Prize)
Pictured at the Captain’s prize in Portarlington Golf Club were
Captain Tommy P Fitzpatrick with his brother Cllr Eddie Fitzparick, daughters Michelle and Amy (seated), and family friends Eleanor Bourke and Podge Cullen

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