Last Friday saw a great crowd gather in our clubhouse for our final presentation of the year.
The remainder prize winners of the qualifying competitions from October collected their prizes and this was followed by the presentation of the Christmas Hampers, Monthly Medals & our Golfer of the Year Award, kindly sponsored again this year by David Gaffney, Gaffney Solicitors. We thank Dave for his continued support to the club and we wish him and all our sponsors the very best for 2018.
Our Golfer Of The Year went to Conor Mc Dowall. This is Conor’s third time in four years to pick up this prestigious award. Eoin Wilson stalling ‘Red’ for his 3-in-a-row in 2016. A well deserving winner for 2017, Conor has been the most consistent winner in the prizes this year, with many rounds under par this year including a one-over par round to take the July Monthly Medal. Conor has also represented the club for Senior Cup & Barton Shield during the 2017 season.
In Conor’s speech, he thanked all the officers and staff at the golf club who have developed the club and brought it to the standard it is at today. He paid special tribute to his grandfather John O’ Connor, who was his inspiration and introduced him to the game he enjoys playing today. It was great to see Conor joined by his mam Freda, her husband Malcolm & niece Kate.
Can Conor retain his crown during 2018 and make it 4 wins from 5?
A special mention to our Christmas Hamper Sponsors for 2017; Spar on Top of the Hill & Newtown. Danny Murphy, Centra and Cocoran’s Centra, Rushbrooke.
Finally, in what was Captain Pat Feen’s first presentation as Captain for 2018, he thanked all who attended and encouraged all members to support our sponsors. Club President Teresa Delius wished members well for the year and was looking forward to her year ahead as President.
Golfer of Year 2017, Conor ‘Red’ Mc Dowall with his proud grandfather John O’ Connor.
Eddie Frahill (Vice Captain), Pat Feen (Captain 2018), Freda McDowall, John O’ Connor, Conor McDowall and Teresa Delius (Club President 2018)
Golfer of the Year, Conor with his niece Kate Doyle
Conor, Kate and Malcolm Smith
Hamper winners 2017, kindly sponsored by Spar, Top of the Hill & Newtown. Danny Murphy, Centra & Corcorans Centra, Rushbrooke Cobh