WEEKLY UPDATE – 22 June 2018

WISHING OUR CAPTAIN ALAN SHANNON A GREAT DAY TOMORROW, HOPE THE SUN SHINES ALL DAY.

CAPTAIN’S DAY DANCE

ALL MEMBERS & THEIR GUESTS ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND

DINNER FROM 7.30 PM – £25 PER PERSON
BOOK WITH THE RESTAURANT

LIVE BAND FROM 9.45 PM – 1.00 AM

DRESS CODE: SMART CASUAL

CAPTAIN’S MESSAGE

“It looks as if the weather will be fine tomorrow. The course is in great condition. The competition will be keen and there will be lots of opportunities to win prizes. So may I wish all players an enjoyable day and I hope to see as many of you as possible tomorrow evening.”

Captain’s Charity The Captain’s charity this year is the NI Air Ambulance, which is becoming an increasingly valuable addition to our emergency services but which requires £2m a year of voluntary support to continue operating. There will be opportunities to contribute on Captain’s Day by simply putting money in the box on the bar, maybe associated with a visit to the bunker on the 9th/18th and by entering a “beat the pro” competition, details of which will be in the pro-shop.

CATERING

The caterer TCK has guaranteed Tuesday evening catering, apart from 9-15 July when there will be no catering over the Twelfth holidays. This is good news for the Ladies Section as Tuesday is their ILGU Competition Day, but also for the whole Club. Whatever your category of membership, please endeavour to support both the Club and the Caterer. More Theme nights and social events are planned during the summer, details soon.

MACMILLAN CANCER SUPPORT LONGEST DAY GOLF CHALLENGE

Helen’s Bay Golf Club will be supporting the Macmillan Cancer Support Longest Day Golf Challenge on Friday 29th June, where golfers play 72 holes in one day.

16 volunteers, primarily from Helen’s Bay Golf Club, will be playing in support of this worthwhile cause.

For more details, and if you would like to donate to support them, please visit their Justgiving page

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/hbgclongestdaygolf18

Alternatively, if you would like to make cash donations, there are sponsorship forms and a collection box available at the bar.

We are also running a ballot, tickets are available at the bar and are priced at £1 each or 8 for £5

Many thanks for all your support.

Any questions, please contact Gordon Rea.

4 BALL BETTER BALL

Sponsored by The Signature Works

Sunday 8th July 2018

Open to both men and ladies teams, can be mixed.

Book online at helensbaygc.com or phone the Office on 02891852815

Entry fees: Members £5 per per person, Visitors £10 per person

MENS RESULTS

William Pyper Memorial Results
Sat 16th June 2018

Best Gross Neil O’Hara 67 pts
2nd Best Gross Jamie Irwin 73 pts
1st Nett David Bell 63 pts
2nd Nett Jordan Creighton 64 pts

Nearest the Pin Harry McCrum
Prizes will be presented on Saturday 30th June at 6 pm in the back bar.

THURSDAY NIGHT COMPETITION

1st Tim Jebb 32 pts

2nd David Saligari 31 pts

3rd Mark Danter 30 pts

4th Derek Johnston Jnr 29 pts

5th John Lindsay 28 pts

VETERANS LEAGUE

Monday morning turned out to be like an old style Formula 1 racing car start – run to your car and go! Due to a mix up we had to leave Helen’s Bay and go to Belvoir. Apologies all round. We did not perform as we had hoped and could only manage 2 halved matches. Well done to team captain Jack playing with Edwin and to Gordon and Roy for achieving this. The return leg is on Monday at Helen’s Bay so lets hope that Saturday’s golf and the promise of a good day weather wise will stand us in good stead. Good luck to Mr Captain, Alan, for a great day this Saturday.

THE WEDNESDAY BOYS CAPTAIN’S DAY

Competition for the Claret Jug attracted a large field of eager golfers and, adding importance to their Captain’s Day was the presence of current Club Captain Alan Shannon. Predictably it was Paul Logan, who continuing on his winning ways carried off the trophy with a score of 22pts. Runners-up were Rea Crawford 19pts, Harry Minon 17pts. Gerry Murray and Job Palmer 16pts each.

The only “birdie” carded on the day was Gerry Murray at the 4th hole.

At the Presentation meal David McShane, on behalf of the Wednesday Boys, warmly welcomed the Captain to their annual event and also former members. In his response the Captain said how much he had enjoyed his day and thanked the Wednesday Boys for inviting him to share it with them. He then presented the Claret Jug to Paul Logan and looked forward to meeting many of the present company at his Captain’s Day on Saturday. Bill Eakin, David McShane, Jim Wilson and Brian Gibson added a touch of humour to the evening.

Quirks:- In his address the Captain invited the golfers to join in a simple golf Quiz to test their knowledge on the rules of golf. Needless to say sharp minds sprung into action with an impressive response.

The Claret Jug was presented by Peter Clarke in 1986 and the first winner was Job Palmer.

Because the event clashed with a Probus Outing several members had a late start.

Golfers commented very favourably on the great condition of the Golf Course and also on the service provided by the caterers.

LADIES NEWS

Linda Wilson’s Lady Captain’s Day on Tuesday started with a bang when the window in the main lounge broke. But it was only a minor glitch which provided a talking point in an otherwise excellent day with the majority of competitors managing to finish their rounds before the heavy rain. The Lady Captain wishes to thank all the ladies for their beautiful cards and support and especially her hard working Committee who helped make it all happen.

The course was in very good condition and the competitors were tested by the Lady Captain’s pin positions but the Lady Captain’s Prize went to Iris Graham with a splendid score of 38 points. Hilary McIlroy was runner up with 35 points on a better back nine.

Category prizes went to Liz Jackson ( Cat A 35 points), Lady Vice Captain Barbara Edwards (Cat B 35 points) and Irene Aston (Cat C 34 points). The front nine was won by Wendy Elliott (20 points) and the back nine Deirdre Forde (20 points). The Committee prize went to Sandra Martel (34 points). Longest drive was Wendy Elliott and Nearest the Pin was Diane Foster.

The nine hole prize went to Denise Williamson (16 points) and Louise Kennedy won the putting prize with 38 strokes.

For the first time, junior girls played on Lady Captain’s Day and the prize was won by the Junior Captain Jodi Wilson(25 points).

Finally, June Kirkpatrick won the bridge prize.

The dining room was busy all day as the Lady Captain entertained North Down Lady Captains to morning coffee and Club officers, family and friends to afternoon tea. The course and newly decorated dining room drew many compliments from the visitors. In the evening over 80 ladies enjoyed a delicious buffet. Thank you again to everyone who helped in any way.

Next Tuesday 26th June is the Nellie Garrett Foursomes Qualifier. Sign up even if you need a partner.

The Business Ladies lost their home match to Shandon but the Friendly League Team improved on their half match away by defeating Scrabo 4-1 at home. Well done everyone.

Finally, we wish Captain Alan Shannon a wonderful day on Saturday.

JUNIORS

Junior Section Next Junior Competition – Sunday June 24th from 1pm. This is the last of the Sunday afternoon Competitions until September.

Junior Summer Competitions These commence on Friday July 6th & will be held every Friday morning starting at 9am. Entires to be submitted to designated Committee member each Wednesday by 6pm.

Lady Captain breaks new ground Four Junior girls played on Linda Wilson’s LadyCaptain’s Day – an exciting new departure for the Ladies’ Section. And what scores in appalling weather conditions for 9 Holes: Jodi Wilson, our Junior Captain, on 25pts: Lucy Milhench 24: Niamh Branigan 20 & Niamh Hanna 14. All four girls & Erin Branigan joined the ladies for the buffet & what a welcome they had from all present. So many thanks to Lady Captain for her kind invitation to the girls & all who made their day such a success.