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Jamie wins on President's Day at Aughnacloy

THE President of Aughnacloy Golf Club Felix Treanor held his President’s Day at Aughnacloy Golf Club last week.

This was the last major of the year at the club and with a very full time sheet and a great array of prizes provided by the President, the day was set to be a good one.

President Felix and his family were evident from early morning with tea/coffee and a survival bag for each competitor at the first and again at the 10th when all were treated to a barbecue, which went down a real treat.

The course was in excellent condition and with the weather good for golf the scene was set for high scores.

Jamie Gillen claimed his second major of the year by returning 41 points to claim the President’s prize of a power caddy. Not to be out done, Francy Harte shot a `Hole in One` at the fifth.

Full results were as follows:

Gents

Winner: Jamie Gillen – 41 points

Runner-up: Stevie Simpson – 40

Third: Sidney Houston – 39

Front Nine: Evart Clarke – 23

Back Nine: Gary Gillespie – 19

Nearest Pin: Dean Marshall

Longest Drive: Paul Dynes

Best Gross: Conor Ward

Winning Visitor: Sean McKernan

Best Past President: Evart Clarke

Best Council Member: Franklin Caddoo

Best Senior: Michael Brady

Ladies

Winner: Diane McClements – 44 points

Runner-up: Roisin Corry – 35

Third: Hannah Williamson – 32

Back Nine: Harriet Robinson – 17

Front Nine: Teresa O`Leary – 15

Ladies Drive: Diane McClements

Nearest Pin: Hannah Williamson

Following the President`s dinner, President Felix and his wife Bridie distributed the many prizes to the winners, after which President Felix thanked everyone who had helped to make his day a success.

The Club Captain Dean Marshall then thanked the President on behalf of the members and the Lady Captain, Phyllis O`Hanlon also thanked the President on behalf of the ladies and presented the President`s wife Bridie with a gift. A social evening then followed, bringing another memorable President’s Day to a close at Aughnacloy.

Forthcoming events

Saturday, 15 September – Club Championship Round 1 for Handicaps 14 and under & Plate Competition for handicaps 14 and above.

Sunday, 16 September – Club Championship Round 2.

Saturday, 22 & Sunday 23 September – Coote Builders Merchants Stableford.

Saturday, 29th September – Ladies Open Stableford and Gents Club. Visiting ladies welcome.

Hammy Johnston

It is of great regret that we record the passing of ex President Hammy Johnston during the week. Following an illness, Hammy passed away in hospital and will be greatly missed at the Club.

In his day he was a very capable golfer, achieving and remaining a single figure handicap for many years. A very knowledgeable man, he knew the golf rule book backwards and was always on hand to teach and improve other club member’s golfing skills.

Current and Past Captains and Presidents formed a guard of honour for Hammy on his last journey at Roselawn Cemetery after which they returned to Aughnacloy Golf Club with the family, where they joined others for a cup of tea.

We will miss you.

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