The Annual Society weekend (15th-17th Sept) took place at North West Golf Club, Buncrana, Co Donegal. We stayed for the 2 nights at the excellent Inishowen gateway Hotel.
Despite the poor weather for golf on the Sat a super time was had by all. Certainly the food and staff service at both the Hotel and the Golf Course was of a very high standard.
21 members and 1 visitors travelled. 1 from sunny France and 1 from Newcastle, England! 11 played an additional days golf on the Foyle course on Fri in advance of the weekend. Given the rain over the past month the course proved a heavy challenge.
Sat saw the 21 playing the North West links teeing off at 11:30 am in threatening weather conditions. The rain duly arrived after about 6 holes eased after another 6 but came back in for the last 3. The scoring reflected the tough conditions though the course was in excellent order. The included Steakburger or Chickenburger on the 12th tee went down a treat!! The Dan Quayle semi-finals were played with Pat Doyle defeating Tony Fearon and Tommy MCCauley defeating Kevin Lavery.
Sunday saw us waken up to a heavy sea mist but by the time we teed off at 11:30. It was a glorious day as can be seen from the photos in the Photo Gallery section. The scoring slightly improved also but the Links challenge kept the overall scoring low. The Dan Quayle winner was Tommy McCauley defeating Pat Doyle in a very sporting final.
The Overall Weekend winner was Stevie Adams with 69pts (37pts Sun and 32pts Sat).
The Sunday winners were 1st Damian McCloskey (38pts), 2nd Tom Fitzpatrick (37pts), 3rd Kevin Coyle (32pts) with Nearest the Pins Tom Fitzpatrick x 2, Sean Greene and Donal Campbell.
The Saturday winners were 1st Pat Doyle (35pts), 2nd Jim Woods (32pts), 3rd Rod Geddes (31pts) with Nearest the Pins Kevin Lavery x 2, Tommy McCauley and Conor Campbell.
Below is the winner Stevie Adams being congratulated by the Captain Harry McGrath.