Ladies News

11th November 2018

Sunday 11th November was a bright and dry day for the Members' competition though the later afternoon became rather cold.   Well done to Noreen McConigley (23) who was the runner-up last week and has this week continued her good form winning the competition with 38 pts.  Claire McGonagle (6) came 2nd (B.O.T) with 36 pts.   C.S.S. 73.

The recent Turkey competition was won by Mae Blaney (25) with 38pts.  The runner-up was Claire Ferry (17) with 36pts. The Turkey  Competition continues as usual.  

The Sunday Members Competition continues on Sunday 18th November with the alternate day Friday 16th November.
The next Winter Links competition is, as usual, on the last Thursday of the month - 29th November. The Christmas Hamper Competition follows on Saturday 1st. December. There is a notice in the locker room where players should indicate their intention to play and also if they intend to stay for meal after presentation. €15 fee must be paid on entry before 5pm Sunday 25th November.


5th November 2018

Sunday 4th November turned out to be a most glorious bright sunny day for golf after the previous rather miserable day of serious winds and rain.  Congratulations to Pamela Clinton McDermott (17) who produced an outstanding score of 45 pts. 
Noreen McConigley (23) was the runner-up with 36 pts. C.S.S. 38 pts.

The Sunday Members Competition continues on Sunday 11th November with the alternate day Friday 9th November.
The next Winter Links competition is, as usual, on the last Thursday of the month - 29th November. 
The Christmas Hamper Competition follows on Saturday 1st. December. There is a notice in the locker room where players should indicate their intention to play and also if they intend to stay for meal after presentation. €15 fee must be paid on entry before 5pm Sunday 25th November. 

29th October 2018

Despite strong winds and scattered showers there was a fabulous turn out for the Winter Links in Portsalon on Thursday 24th October, 66 ladies traveled from all over the county to play in the second round of this popular six round competition.

Letterkenny and Ballybofey & Stranorlar featured strongly in the prizes, with just first and second place going to home club players Mae Blaney and Roseanne Logue. Congratulations to Mae who got off to a blistering start with 23 points after nine holes, Mae was delighted to win with a great score of 38 points.

All prizes can be collected in the golf shop at Portsalon prior to playing in the next round on Thursday 29th November.

Please contact Daragh at the golf shop to reserve a tee time. 074 9159459

October Links Results

1st Mae Blaney(25) 38pts
2nd Roseanne Logue (16) 37pts
Gross Darragh McGowan (3) 31 gross points- Ballybofey and Stranorlar
3rd Eileen Reilly (16) 36pts B.O.T. Ballybofey and Stranorlar
4th Ann Cannon (10) 36pts B.O.T. Letterkenny
5th Vera Kearney(20) 36pts B.O.T.

1st 9 Daphne Tease (20) 20pts Dunfanaghy 
2nd 9 Margaret Harvey(34) 19pts B.O.T. Letterkenny

2’s Ann Cannon, Maura Cavanagh, Roseanne Logue, Mary McGonagle

CSS 74

October Medal

On Sunday 28th October under bright blue skies Sarah Nicholl(15) won the October Medal 76nett BOT, CSS 73.

The Sunday Members Competition continues on Sunday 4th November alternate day Friday 2nd November.


22nd October 2018

Members and visitors enjoyed a great weekend of fine weather on the links at Portsalon.
On Saturday 20th October the temperature reached a balmy 17degrees with light winds providing perfect playing conditions for the Men's Winter Links.
 
On Sunday the wind increased and it was definitely cooler but clearly mild enough for shorts and t-shirts for some !!
The course was in fabulous condition with no sign yet of winter restrictions around the greens, although the lift clean and place option is now in play.
 
On Sunday Deirdre Hensey(20) produced another super round of 38 points and managed a great double by winning the
Sunday Members Competition and the first Turkey prize of the season.
Claire Ferry(16) also playing consistently well took second prize in both competitions with 35points.
C.S.S. 73
 
It will be much appreciated by the ladies if the dry weather continues this week for the 2nd round of the Portsalon Winter Links on Thursday 25th October.
 
The time sheet is available for visitors and members for the 3rd round of the Portsalon Winter Links on  Thursday 29th November.
 Please contact Daragh Lyons at the Golf Shop to book a tee time. 074 9159459

 

15th October 2018

The Sunday Members competition was played in glorious weather after the torrential rains of the previous day. The winner was Pamela Clinton-McDermott (17) with 37pts. C.S.S. 73.

The next Winter Links competition is on Thursday 25th October. As always we look forward to a good turn-out of visitors along with our members. 

Our Sunday Members' competition continues as usual 21st October with the previous Friday the alternate day.  The Turkey competition is on-going. 

1st October 2018

There was a very good entry for the return of the Ladies’ Winter Links (27/09/18). The strong winds and rain in the morning did not deter the enthusiastic golfers from heading out whilst those who played later in the day enjoyed much drier weather with some sunshine.  As always it was nice to meet up with our members and regular visitors in the clubhouse.

The winner of the September Winter Links was Roseanne Logue (17) who had an outstanding score of 40pts.  
The runner-up was Kathleen McKeague (24) from  Ballyliffen  with 37pts. B.O.T.
Gross:  Darragh McGowan (3) 27 gross pts.  (Ballybofey and Stranorlar).
3rd: Nellie McHugh (28) 37pts (Letterkenny).
4th: Anne Curran (18) 36pts (Gweedore) B.O.T.
5th: Marion O’Sullivan (9) 36 pts. (Letterkenny) B.O.T.

1st. 9:  Margaret Fisher (33) 21pts (NorthWest)
2nd. 9: Grainne Hines (26)19pts (Letterkenny)
2’s: Anne Curran, Ann Glancy, Marion Keating. 

C.S.S. 74. 

The September Medal (30/09/18) was won by Deirdre Hensey (20) 74.   C.S.S. 75.

The winner of the September Monthly was Claire Ferry (16) with 69 pts. B.O.T.
from Deirdre Hensey (20) 69pts. B.O. T.

The Turkey competition commences 1st. October.   Sunday Members'  competition continues as usual  7th October with the previous Friday 5th. the alternate date. 


25th September 2018

The annual Lady Captain's outing took place on Sunday 16th September at the Redcastle Golf Resort Inishowen
The weather was great and the ladies enjoyed the golf dinner and craic. The competition was won by Deirdre O'Toole with an impressive 40 points (pictured below Lady Captain Karen McGlinchey.)
 
The Sunday member's competition on Sunday 23rd September was won by Claire Ferry (16) with 36 points CCS 74.
 
WINTER LINKS
 
The Portsalon Ladies Winter Links  starts on Thursday 27th September, the October Winter Links will be played on Thursday 25th October  Please contact the golf shop to book a tee time.

 

10th September 2018

MARY  MCDAID CUP
Portsalon Ladies were delighted to win  the Mary McDaid Cup on Saturday, conditions in Portsalon were fabulous for most of the day and all teams enjoyed playing in this annual memorial event which included keen rivalry as well as some serious fun.
The Lady captains from Otway, Rosapenna, Letterkenny and Portsalon were first on the tee at 11am after refreshments in the club house and one minutes silence to remember all the deceased club golfers.  
The famous yellow ball competition was won with a grand total of 38 points by Mary Barrett's four-ball.
The individual prize with a great score of 41 points was won by Orla Gallagher from Otway GC; Orla's team also won the prize for best scoring quartet.
Portsalon Ladies however produced the best club performance of the day to win the coveted Mary McDaid Cup which was presented by Roisin McDaid to Portsalon Lady Captain Karen McGlinchey.
Sunday Members
The Sunday Members on 9th September was won by Vera Kearney(20) 34pts, second Claire Ferry (16) 33pts BOT
CSS reduction only.
 
Portsalon Winter Links
The first round of the Portsalon Winter Links is on Thursday 27th  time sheet available on line or via golf shop contact Daragh 074 9159459
 
September Medal.

The Sunday Members will be played as usual on Sunday 16th & 23rd September followed by the September Medal on Sunday 30th alternate day Friday 28th. 

 

4th September 2018
 
Past Captains' Day
The weather was very kind for the Past Captains’ Day on Saturday 1st September.
In first place with an outstanding score was Sarah Nicholl (17) with 44pts.  
The runner-up was Mary Barrett (16) with 39pts.  3rd place went to Deirdre O’Toole (13) with 37pts.  1st. 9  Anne McDonnell (28) 19pts.   2nd. 9 Geraldine Wall (20) 19pts.  C.S.S. 73
 
Results of the August Monthly (in aid of Breast Cancer Research) are as follows:
1st. Claire Ferry (16) 105pts.  2nd. Deirdre Hensey  (21) 103pts.  3rd. Deirdre O’Toole(13) 99pts.
 
Sunday 2nd September was another lovely day for the Members competition.
The winner was Eileen McLarnan(26) with 39pts.  
and in 2nd place was Pamela Clinton-McDermott (16) with  35pts.   C.S.S. 73
 
9th September is the usual Sunday Members' Competition with the previous Friday 7th the alternate day.
 
Mary McDaid Cup
Members and ladies from the other clubs ( Rosapenna, Letterkenny and Otway) are looking forward to the Mary McDaid Memorial Team Competition which takes place in Portsalon Golf Club on Saturday 8th September.  This much-loved event gives us all an opportunity to take time to remember all our deceased members. Tee is reserved from 11am and refreshments will be served from 10.15am. Clubs are responsible for ensuring all their players are informed of their respective tee-times. All players must arrive 30 minutes before tee-off time and if there needs to be any changes to club teams please notify Roisin on 0879188795 or Deirdre on 0879300756 a.s.a.p.
 
Winter Links
Now that Autumn is upon us we look back on the wonderful summer season we've had and look forward to the Winter Links which begins on Thursday 27th September and continues on the last Thursday of each month (excluding December) until the Links Captain's Day on  Thursday 28th March.   We look forward to excellent support from our members and all the visitors who come to play on our magnificent course.   
Membership is £7.   Entry fee (which include 2s) for Portsalon members is £8
and non-members €13. Maximum handicap is 36.


28th August 2018
 
It was the 46th Lady Captain's Day in Portsalon Golf Club on Saturday 25th August and what a great day it was for Lady Captain Karen McGlinchey.
After a slightly damp start the clouds cleared and the sun shone to make playing conditions perfect for the members and visitors.
 
In the evening a drinks reception was followed by a beautiful meal and the presentation of prizes.
Lady Vice Captain Mary Flynn introduced Mr Captain Mick McGlynn who congratulated Karen and thanked Karen for her work this season in promoting Portsalon Golf Club.
Mary Flynn recounted some very special days in Karen's year, including the successful fund raising event for the Donegal Hospice.
 
Finally the mic was passed to the eagerly awaiting Lady Captain Karen who was delighted to review some humorous highlights of her year before calling on competitions secretary Marie Gilligan to announce the winners (all results listed below).
 
The scoring was so tight the top three ladies finished on 40 points and were separated only by the break of tie.
Mary Barrett took the honors ahead of Deirdre Hensey 2nd and Roisin McCormack 3rd.
Disappointment for Deirdre and Roisin but sheer delight for Milford's Mary Barrett.
Lady Captain Karen's fabulous first prize was a three dimensional contemporary piece by Irish ceramics artist Ian Carty.
Mary Barrett said she was so delighted to receive such a beautiful prize and reflected on her winning round with playing partners Maureen Shanahan and Kathleen Friel.
Lady Captain's visitors from Letterkenny Golf Club also had a great day, Tracey Spence winner of the Visitors Prize thanked Karen for her kind invitation, great days golf and evening hospitality.
Entertainment by Gerry O'Sullivan followed the presentation, as always Gerry managed to rally the quiet and shy onto the dance floor including the Maire O'Donnell team members who had planned an early night in preparation for their second leg semi final match against Donegal GC Murvagh at 2.30pm the following day.
Unfortunately Portsalon struggled in the rain and wind to secure the three matches they needed and were deeply disappointed their 2018 Maire O'Donnell campaign ended. Team Captain Karen McGlinchey wished Donegal GC good luck in the final against Letterkenny.
 
Past Captain's Day
 
The Portsalon's Past Captain's Day will take place on Saturday 1st September
The tee is booked from 12 noon. The draw will take place in the club house and refreshments will be served prior to play.
Mr Captain Mike McGlynn and Lady Captain Karen McGlinchey are looking forward to hosting this very special annual event. 
 
Sunday Members  
     
The weekly Sunday Members competition will be played on Sunday 2nd September, alternate day Friday 31st August.
 
Mary McDaid Memorial

The Mary McDaid Memorial Team Competition will take place in Portsalon Golf Club on Saturday 8th September, Tee is reserved from 11am.
 
Lady Captain’s Day 2018 prize winners.
 
Winner Mary Barrett (17) 40pts B.O.T.
Runner-up Deirdre Hensey (21) 40pts B.O.T.
Gross Claire McGonagle (5) 32 gross pts
3rd Roisin McCormack (15) 40pts
4th Mary Flynn (31) 37pts
5th Nuala McGarrigle (21) 36pts
6th Maureen Shanahan (24) 33pts B.O.T.
Committee prize Mae Blaney (25) 30pts
Past Captain’s prize Sarah Nicholl (17) 33pts
1st 9 Geraldine Hickland (25) 18 pts B.O.T.
2nd 9 Noreen McConigley (22) 18pts B.O.T.
Non-qualifiers Marian Overend (18) 37pts
Visitor’s prize Tracey Spence (12) 35pts
Longest Drive Marian Overend
Nearest the Pin Mary Barrett
C.S.S. 73
 

 
21st August 2018
Sunday 19th August was a surprisingly warm dry and calm day for the Members Competition, in contrast to the relentless rain on Saturday which made the 36 hole McGettigan Apple Green Mens Scratch Cup a very damp affair for players and spectators..however the weather didn't  hamper the exceptional scoring or the exciting 3 way play off.
 
No umbrellas needed for Sunday Members and the favorable conditions produced a wonderful winning score for Claire McGonagle (6) who had 43 points, Claire will be delighted to return to category one status.
Mary Barrett (17) was runner up with 38 pts.
CSS 73.
 
This competition was also a qualifier for the Mary Daid Memorial Cup.  The following ladies have qualified to play with  Lady Captain Karen in the Mary McDaid Memorial Cup on Saturday 8th September
Mary Barrett
Sarah Nicholl
Claire Ferry
Deirdre O’Toole
Nuala McGarrigle
Roseanne Logue
Deirdre Hensey
 
Lady Captains Day is on Saturday 25th August...the  draw has taken place and BRS tee time notifications have been sent.  Lady Captain Karen McGlinchey is looking forward to welcoming her lady members and visitors on Saturday and hopefully the sunshine too.
 
Sunday 26TH  - Portsalon Ladies Maire O Donnell Team will be in action at home in their semi final return match against Donegal GC. fresh from the Lady Captains celebrations.
Although  Murvagh ladies won 3 matches out of 5 at home on Sunday 12th,August.... Portsalon will dig deep  and draw on all their experience  to battle for a place in the final.
GOOD LUCK PORTSALON

13th August 2018
The winner in Sunday Members' competition 12th August 2018 was Claire Ferry (16) with 37 pts.    C.S.S. 73 (10/08).  C.S.S. R.O. (12/08).

Mr Andy Boland's President's day took place on Saturday 11th August. It was a warm dry day but very strong winds made scoring difficult. The winning lady was Pamela Clinton-McDermott (17) with 37pts. The runner-up was Claire McGonagle (6) with 35pts.
Gross: Deirdre O’Toole (13) 19 gross pts.   3rd: Sarah Nicholl (17) 34 pts. 
C.S.S. 76 - reduction only.   Longest drive: Claire McGonagle
Nearest the pin: Noreen McConigley.
Well done to all the prize winners and thanks to President Andy Boland for his lovely prizes and great evening.

We are looking forward to Lady Captain's Day Saturday 25th August.
Lady members wishing to play in Lady Captains Day should add their name to the draw sheet which is on display in the locker room.  For those who have not returned 4 competition cards there still remains opportunity to play in the Sunday Members Competitions on Sunday 19th August.

The qualifying for the Mary McDaid  Memorial  Competition will be played in conjunction  with the Sunday Memeber's on Sunday 19th August.   The actual competition held in honour of the late Mary McDaid and all deceased members of Portsalon GC will be played on Saturday 8th September.   Members should check availability for 8th September before committing to the qualifying day.

The Maire O'Donnell Team played the first leg of their semi-final against Donegal GC at Murvagh on Sunday 12th August. They were delighted to win two matches at the away venue and will be hoping for great team performance at the return match in Portsalon on Sunday 26th August.

6th August 2018
The annual Charlie Canning Memorial Open was played on Saturday 4th August.
Tougher weather conditions plus some very tight pin positions made the course tricky which was reflected in the scores.
Milford's Deirdre O'Toole(12)managed to edge out the visitors from Donegal GC Murvagh to win with 35pts BOT, runner up Miriam Bennett (15) 35pts BOT Donegal GC
3rd Rena Brogan (22) 35pts BOT Donegal GC
CSS 75.
 
Sunday Members Results 5th August 2018
Winner Marion Overend (18) 38pts
runner up Sarah Nicholl (17) 37pts
CSS. 73
 
August Fixtures
 
President's Day
Mr Andy Boland's President's day will take place on Saturday 11th August, congratulations and best wishes to Andy from all the lady members. (there are still a few available tee times on time sheet.)
 
The qualifying for the Mary McDaid  Memorial  Competition will be played in conjunction  with the Sunday Memeber's on Sunday 19th August.
The actual competition held in honor of the late Mary McDaid and all deceased members of Portsalon GC will be played on Saturday 8th September.
Members please check your availability for 8th September before committing to the qualifying day.
 
Lady Captain's Day Saturday 25th August.
Lady members wishing to play in Lady Captains Day should add their name to the draw sheet which is on display in the locker room.
For those who have not returned 4 competition cards there is still an opportunity to play in Sunday Members Competitions on Sunday 12th or 19th August.
 
Maire O'Donnell Team   
Good luck to the Maire O'Donnell  team who play the first leg of their semi final against Donegal GC at Murvagh on Sunday 12th August. Lady Captain and Team Captain Karen McGlinchey will be hoping for an extra special team performance at Murvagh before the return match at Portsalon on Sunday 26th August.

 
31st July 2018
 
Thursday 26th July the Ladies went out to play for the Captain's Prize. For the most part it was a warm dry day though there were strong winds which made things difficult and in the later evening there was some heavy rain. Unfortunately Mr Captain had dreadful weather for his day on the Saturday. However the brave men battled through the conditions and produced some well earned scores. Congratulations to Ryan McGettigan who won the Captain's prize and to all the other winners. Spirits were not dampened by the weather and there was a great turnout for the Captain's night where we all enjoyed marvellous entertainment after the presentation. There was a lovely atmosphere where we were all encouraged to take part in some singing.  Captain Mick must be very proud of his lovely daughters who sang so beautifully for us all. We had several other talented performers coming from the Captain's guests and club members including two great numbers from the club's own singing waitress Diana. A great time was had by all with singing and dancing.

The results from Mr Captain’s prizes for Ladies are as follows:
In first place with an outstanding score of 42 pts. was Ann McDonnell (30) and the runner-up was Eileen McLarnan (27) 40pts.  Gross: Claire McGonagle (5) 29 gross points.  In 3rd. Place was Deirdre Hensey (21) 37pts B.O.T. 
1st. 9: Mary Flynn (31) 21pts.  2nd. 9: Sarah Nicholl (17) 18pts. B.O.T.   C.S.S. 74. (37pts.)
 
The July Medal was won by Cait Jacob (28)  74. C.C.S. 73.
 
Congratulations to Portsalon Maire O'Donnell team who beat Ballyliffin at home on 29th July in the second leg of the fixture.  Portsalon will now play Murvagh in the semi final to be completed by 31st August. Letterkenny and Bundoran meet in the other semi final.

The Members' Competition continues as usual on Sunday 5th August with the previous Friday the alternate day. We are soon approaching Lady Captain's Day (26th August) and wish to remind ladies they need to have 4 qualifying cards in before then. August is our Breast Cancer month fundraiser and hopefully there will be good support for this. Charlie Canning Open takes place this  Saturday 4th August.
 
23rd July 2018
Portsalon Open Week finale saw record number of golfers take to the lovely links in pursuit of glory and prizes.
There was also record scoring by many of the lady members and visitors. 
 
Friday 20th July Ladies Open was sponsored by Total Golf and was won by Mae Blaney(25) with 40pts BOT followed by Claire Ferry (17) 40pts. The gross prize was won by Shiela Breen Rosapenna (11)28 GPts, 3rd  prize was won by Veronica Dowds (Rosapenna)(25) 39pts.
Letterkenny's Marion O'Sullivan (9) 36pts won the Visitors Prize
Front 9 Marian Overend (18) 23pts. Back 9 Pamela Clinton-McDermott (17) 20pts.
 
Sunday 22nd The Ladies  played an Open Stableford competition sponsored by Inishowen Motors Drumkeen Letterkenny. Worthy winner was Roisin McCormack (16) 42pts. 2nd Deirdre Hensey(21) 40pts BOT. 3rd Geraldine Hickland (25) 40pts. Front 9 Nuala McGarrigle (21) 22pts. Back 9 Geraldine Masterson (27) 19pts BOT.
 

Team News
Portsalon Ladies continued their annual Maire O'Donnell campaign in Ballyliffin on Thursday 19th July, they won 2 out of 5 matches and only 3 holes down. This was a very reasonable result which pleased team captain Karen McGlinchey but Karen knows that Ballyliffin will come to Portsalon with "all guns blazing" 
The return match in Portsalon is on Sunday 29th at 2.30pm. Good luck girls.
 
Mr Captain's Prize for Ladies will be played this Thursday 26th July.
Best wishes from all the lady members to Club Captain Mr Mick Mc Glynn for his Captain's Day on Saturday 28th July.  
 

16th July 2018
Portsalon is having a very busy, well attended Open Week which began on Wednesday 11th July.  The weather has continued to be fairly kind with some long-awaited rain on a few occasions, from which the course has benefitted.

Sunday 15th July Ladies' Stableford Competition was very generously sponsored by JT Physiotherapy and  Reformer Pilates. The winner with a fabulous score of 42pts. was Claire McGonagle (6) and the runner-up was Kathleen Rodgers (13) Gweedore. 39pts. BOT.   Third place went to Roseanne Logue (17) with 39pts. and 4th. was Sarah Nicholl (17) with 38pts.   1st. 9.  Deirdre Hensey (21) 19pts. BOT.   2nd. 9. Claire Ferry (16) 19pts.    CSS 73. 

Congratulations to Frank and Patricia McCarthy who won the 4Ball Better Ball sponsored by Knockalla Caravan Park and to the close runners-up Eileen McLarnon and Anne Busch.   Well done also to Patricia McCarthy who won the Stableford ladies' prize (sponsored by Dairmad Coll) with 42 pts. and to Lynn Martin from Royal Belfast who won the the Ladies' Stroke competition sponsored by Barry Keeney with net 72.  Congratulations also to David and Beth Deeney who were the winners in the Mixed Scramble (sponsored by Ping and Donal McEvoy).

The main competitions left for Ladies are on Friday 20th July (sponsored by Total Golf) and Sunday 22nd July (sponsored by Inishowen Motors). However ladies may also play on Wednesday 18th July in Singles Stableford competition and in a 4Ball Better Ball on Saturday 21st July
Members - €7  and Visitors - €20. For bookings phone 074 91 59459.

Portsalon Maire O'Donnell team will head to Ballyliffin on Thursday 19th July to do battle in the first leg of the 2nd round.  The team (captained by Lady Captain Karen) is looking forward to playing at this away venue and we wish them good luck.

The next regular Members' Competition will be Sunday 29th July with the previous Friday the alternate day.  We remind members that Captain's Day is on 28th July and the Ladies will play for his prize on Thursday 26th.

Lady Captain Karen and the Ladies branch wish to congratulate Club Manager Daragh & his wife Anne-Marie Lyons who gave birth to a beautiful girl Aoibhín on Friday 13th July.

 
9th July 2018
 
Portsalon members and visitors continue to enjoy their golf in the fabulous weather and with the course in such magnificent order. Accordingly scores have been considerably higher than usual.
This week's Members' Competition (8/7/18) was won by Lady Vice-Captain Mary Flynn (34)  with a great score of 43pts. and the runner-up was Deirdre Hensey (21) with 39pts.  C.S.S. 72 (8/7/18) and C.S.S. 73 on alternate day (6/7/18).

Congratulations to Ballyliffin Golf Club for hosting the Irish Open which proved to be a most successful event giving great publicity to the beauty of Donegal and the great courses within the county. Many spectators at the event also made time to play Portsalon Golf Club and were very impressed with the course and surrounding scenery.

Wednesday 11th July is the beginning of our Open Week. We have Single Stableford competitions for the Ladies on Wednesday 11th,  Sunday 15th,  Wednesday 18th,  Friday 20th and Sunday 22nd.  We have a Ladies Stroke competition on Thursday 12th.  There is a Mixed Scramble competition on Friday 13th and we have 4 Ball Better Ball competitions on Saturdays 14th and 21st.  We look forward to seeing the many members and visitors who will be playing.
Members - €7  and Visitors - €20. For bookings phone 074 91 59459.
Many thanks to our kind sponsors of Ladies competitions - J.T. Physiotherapy, Inishown Motors and Total Golf.

The next regular Members' Competition will be Sunday 29th July with the previous Friday the alternate day.  Coming close on the heels of Open Week is Captain's Day 28th July and the Ladies will play for his prize on Thursday 26th.


 
3rd July 2018
 
Portsalon Ladies  and visitors have been continuing to enjoy the remarkably good spell of weather. We had some fabulous scores in the Ladies’ Summer Open on Thursday 28th July which was won by  Eileen McLarnan (28) with 42pts. and the runner-up was Kathleen McCormick (25) with 40pts. B.O.T.  3rd. place went to Hazel Russell (18) with 40pts.   1st. 9 - Susie Sweeney 22 pts. B.O.T.  2nd. 9 - Brid McDonagh 21pts.  C.S.S. 72.

The June Monthly was won by Noreen McConigley (24) with 80 pts. and the runner-up was Eileen McLarnan(28) with 78pts. B.O.T.

The winner of the Sunday Members' competition (1/7/18) was Anne Speedie(24) with a great score of  42pts. and Mae Blaney (25) came second with 39pts.  C.S.S. 73.

The John Sweeney Memorial Ladies and Gents Open was held on Saturday 31st July. Well done to Claire McGonagle (6) who won the Ladies' prize with 70 nett. and congratulations to Noreen McConigley who had a Hole in One at the 5th.

The Members' Competition will run as usual on Sunday 8th July with the previous Friday 6th the alternate date.  Then on Wednesday 11th July Open Week begins and runs until 22nd July with competitions almost all days when Ladies can play. We look forward to seeing many visitors along with our club members during this time.
 
26th June 2018
 
The winner of the June medal was Claire McGonagle playing of 6 with a great round of 73 bot from Susie Sweeney playing of 29.  Congratulations to Claire and Susie.  Susie was delighted with her score and is so pleased to be playing again after her recent knee surgery.  The warm and sunny conditions on Sunday were enjoyed by all the ladies who played in the monthly stroke competition. 
 
Congratulations to Portsalon's Marie O'Donnell Team who were also playing on Sunday in their away fixture at North West, they are now through to the next round and will continue their annual campaign to win the most coveted team trophy in Donegal.  Team captain Karen McGlinchey was delighted with Portsalon's win and really appreciated the welcome and hospitality from the North West ladies. Karen will be eagerly awaiting the result of the Ballyliffin v Ballybofey match to arrange the next round fixture which will be played home and away before 31st July.
 
There is a request from the ladies committee for volunteers to play 9 or 18 holes with the new lady members who are really keen  to gain some competition experience and to be introduced to the regular lady members.   Please contact Deirdre O'Toole or Karen McGlinchey to arrange a suitable tee time, all help will be greatly appreciated.  

 
20th June 2018
 
Saturday 23rd June is the Open Club Fundraising Classic in Portsalon, contact Daragh at the golf shop (074 9159459) to book your team and tee time.
 
Sunday 24th June is the monthly medal competition for ladies, alternate day Friday 22nd June.
 
Good luck to Portsalon's Maire O'Donnell team who play North West in Lisfannon also on Sunday 24th, it's unfortunate this match clashes with the monthly medal but its inevitable that club fixtures will coincide with matches at this busy time of the season. Portsalon won all 5 home matches on June 4th but team Captain Karen McGlinchey has warned their will be no room for complacency come Sunday.
 
After the busy weekend there is an opportunity to play some relaxing golf in the Portsalon June Summer Open for ladies on Thursday 28th, time sheet available on line or book in the golf shop. 

12th June 2018

There were super scores for the ladies on the Portsalon Links at the weekend, another rain free week left the thirsty fairways fast and challenging.
Dana Clinton (12) won the Sunday Members with an outstanding 44 points showing a fabulous return to form.
Mary Barrett( 17) was a second with 41points (BOT)
 
Commiserations to the Portsalon mixed foursomes team who narrowly lost to Ballybofey in Letterkenny, Lady Captain Karen McGlinchey was in the final pairing that battled to the 21st tie hole.
 
The date for the away leg of The Marie O'Donnell against North West has not been confirmed, the Portsalon team are preparing for some very strong opposition from the Inishowen ladies who will be eager to make amends after losing five matches in Portsalon.
Portsalon team captain Karen McGlinchey is under no illusion about the top quality opposition at North West which will no doubt include tenacious veterans Roisin Williamson and Roisin Timoney.  
  
There will be no Sunday Members this Sunday 17th June as the course will closed  to host the AIG Barton Shield qualifying.
The timesheet is available for the annual Open Club Fundraising Classic (Teams of 4) on Saturday 23rd June and also for the Ladies' June Medal on Sunday 24th, alternate day Friday 22nd.

 


4th June 2018

Portsalon has been having an amazingly good spell of weather and members and visitors have delighted in the great condition of the course and wonderful scenery surrounding.
The Sunday Medal Competition on 27th May was won by Mae Blaney(25) with a score of 78.  C.S.S. 75. (Alternative day 25/05 - reduction only).

Congratulations to Dunfanaghy Ladies who beat Portsalon Ladies in the Revive Cup after a strongly contested match which was captained by Roseanne Logue.

The May Monthly was won by Noreen McConigley (24) with 70pts. And the runner-up was Eileen McLarnan (27) with 69pts.

The fine weather no doubt contributed to the fabulous scoring in the Sunday Members competition (4/6/18) which was won by Claire Ferry (17) with 41pts. and Noreen McConigley (24) 40pts. in 2nd place.  C.S.S. 72.
Portsalon's  Maire O'Donnell team (captained by Lady Captain Karen McGlinchey) played North West on Monday 5th June at home. Congratulations to the Portsalon ladies who won all their matches in this first leg of the competition.

Good luck to the Mixed Foursomes team who play Ballybofey in Letterkenny this Saturday evening. 

Sunday 11th June continues the usual Members' Competition with the previous Friday 9th being the alternative date.


21st May 2018

Congratulations to Noreen McConigley on winning the Sunday Members Competition 20th May 35pts CSS 38
 
Congratulations to Portsalon Mixed Foursomes Team who qualified in Ballybofey also on Sunday 20th, they will play Ballybofey (leading qualifiers) in Letterkenny in first round of match play.
 
Good luck to Portsalon Ladies 'Revive Team' who play Dunfanaghy on Sunday 27th, three matches will be played in Portsalon and two in Dunfanaghy. Tee time in both venues 2pm.
 
Sunday 27th is also the May Medal day at Portsalon, alternate day Friday 25th. 
 
Marie O'Donnell 2018 first fixture has been confirmed, Portsalon will play North West in Portsalon on Monday 4th June, return match date to be confirmed.
 
14th May 2018
 
Portsalon Golf Club summer season is just around the corner and the course is ready for action, the work on the 1st and 18th fairways is now completed and the new covering on the beach tunnel is perfectly in place, rope restrictions, and placing options have been lifted. all in time to host the Jimmy Bruen Competition on Sunday 6th May.Portsalon men's team took the top qualifying spot, 9 shots clear. Many congratulations.
 
Commiserations however to the Ladies Intermediate Cup Team  who lost to Newtownstewart  in the return match at Portsalon on Friday 4th May.
 
Many thanks to Rosapenna GC for inviting Portsalon members to play the Sandy Hills Course while Portsalon hosted the Jimmy Bruen, by coincidence Rosapenna will be the neutral venue to host the first match play stage, Portsalon v Letterkenny on Sunday 20th May. Good luck boys.
Good luck to Portsalon's mixed foursomes team who will also be in action on Sunday 20th in Ballybofey, hoping like last year to qualify for the match play stages.
 
May & June Ladies Club & Open Competitions
 
Ladies Summer Opens Thursday 24th May & Thursday 28th June. Timesheet available online for visitors and members or by phoning the club shop Tel. 074 9159459 
 
The Ladies Monthly Competition for June July and August will be sponsored starting with 'The Kitchen Restaurant' Letterkenny who have kindly sponsored the June monthly re-entry.
 
The next Medal competition for lady members is Sunday 27th May alternate day Friday 25th May.
 
Ladies Interclub Competitions   
The ILGU Revive match, Portsalon v Dunfanaghy unfortunately is scheduled also on Sunday 27th May, highlighting the problems clubs face in the month of May trying to arrange all qualifying matches in a 4 week window without disrupting their own club fixtures.
 
Portsalon Ladies will play Northwest GC in the 2018 Maire O'Donnell match-play competition, luckily the home and away fixtures don't have to be completed until 30th June.
Those ladies interested in playing please contact Lady Captain Karen McGlinchey.
 
Golf Lessons for lady beginners will hopefully commence on June 4th. Any ladies who would like to 'get into golf' should contact Daragh Lyons in the club shop as soon as possible. Tel. 074 9159459.
This is an ideal opportunity for any ladies who would like an introduction to golf in the a relaxed beginners class.
 

30th April 2018

The April Medal was closely contested on Sunday last, Roseanne Logue (16) and  Pamela Clinton McDermott also playing of 16 both shot 73nett, Roseanne only winning by the narrowest of margins on the break of tie.

On Sunday 6th May Portsalon is hosting the 'Jimmy Bruen' stroke play qualifying for men. The course will therefore be closed until 1pm to facilitate the teams made up of 5 pairings from each club (minimum individual handicap 5 and minimum combined 15) Good luck to Portsalon who will be hoping to qualify at home, supporters welcome.
 
As a result the Sunday Members competition for ladies will run only in the afternoon.The time sheet is available for bookings from 1pm and the usual alternate day to play is Friday 4th.
 
Friday the 4th May is also the day that Portsalon Ladies host Newtownstewart in the return leg of the Intermediate Cup.
Portsalon need to win all 5 matches to ensure a place in the next round, a tough task but it's been done before.
 
The Lady Captain's outing is on 15th & 16th September in Redcastle. Full details are now posted in the Ladies locker room, please confirm attendance as soon as possible.
 
Also on the notice board is the team list for the Minor Cup.
Team Captain Mae Blaney is encouraging ladies with a handicap between 22-27 who fancy some interclub match play to enlist immediately.  
    
The Ladies Branch would like to take this opportunity to extend their condolences to Past Captain Susie Sweeney following the passing of her dear brother Kevin Dillon.

23rd April 2018

The Portsalon Ladies Team took part in the annual 'Donegal Shield' competition on Saturday in Dunfanaghy.
As predicted Dunfanaghy the favourites won the Shield in fine style, they had an outstanding total of 121 points propped up my the magnificent score of Grace McFadden (33) who had 46 points.
Bundoran GC beat Letterkenny into second place on the break of tie, both teams finishing with 114 points
 
The most notable performance of the day came from Ann Cannon of Letterkenny who had 44 points playing off 11.
 
Portsalon produced a respectable 105 points with a inspiring performance from Claire Ferry(17) who had 37 points.
It was a glorious day in Dunfanaghy, blue skies and warmer light winds provided ideal conditions which was welcomed and enjoyed by all the visiting teams. A total of 14 clubs were represented  126 golfers played. CSS 37.
 
The chat afterwards was naturally about the beautiful weather and the fabulous scores by Grace and Ann but there was also a great deal of discussion about 'only 3 scores counting', the consensus was that that in future at least 5 players scores should count or potentially all 9 including the Captains, this will ultimately be a decision for the Donegal Shield Committee.
 
After the Shield was presented to Dunfanaghy the draw for the Maire O' Donnell 2018 match play competition took place.
Portsalon will face old rivals North West GC in the first round in June. Portsalon will be hoping for similar success to last year when they reached the September final but unfortunately narrowly lost to Ballybofey. Can they go all the way in 2018?
 
In other club news Deirdre O'Toole (12) won the Sunday Members Competition with a great score of 38 points.
CSS 74.

 

16th April 2018

Very windy conditions didn't deter the Portsalon Ladies from their Sunday Members Competition. Although dry and mild the strong winds made conditions tough particularly the relentless headwind on the front 9 holes.  Pamela Clinton-McDermott (16) managed a creditable 33 points to win closely followed by Mary Barrett (16) on 31points bot.

Fortune didn't favour the brave Intermediate Cup Team on Saturday in Newtownstewart they managed to win only half a match and will have the toughest of battles at home to win all five games in the return leg scheduled for Friday 4th May.

Portsalon will be hoping for better luck in Dunfanaghy this coming Saturday 21st April in the Donegal Shield. The Donegal Shield usually marks the official start of the ladies golf season in Donegal, all 12 Donegal clubs will battle to take the title but will have to beat the hosts Dunfanaghy who will start as favourites.

In other club news the total for the Charity Day held in the club on 29th March was announced by Lady Captain Karen McGlinchey 1002 euro will be donated to help the great work of the Irish Cancer Society, the proceeds were raised by a coffee morning and ballot on Daffodil Day, Lady Captain Karen would like to thank all those who supported this event.

 The 2018 Fixture Cards are now available in the Ladies locker room and don't forget Ladies Open Competitions will continue each month on the following Thursdays.. April 26th, May 31st and June 28th. All visitors welcome.  

9th April 2018
We had a fabulous warm sunny day in Portsalon on Sunday 8th April.  The Members' Competition was won by Claire Ferry(18) with a great score of 42pts, and the runner-up was Pamela Clinton-McDermott (17) with 39pts. C.C.S. 73.  The ladies who have qualified to play in the Donegal Shield which is to be played in Dunfanaghy Golf Club on Saturday 21st April along with Lady Vice- Captain Mary Flynn, are as follows:  Claire Ferry,  Pamela Clinton-McDermott,  Roisin McCormack, Sarah Nicholl,  Noreen McConigley,  Dana Clinton,  Mary Barrett and Roseanne Logue.
The draw will be posted by Dunfanaghy Golf Club by 15th April.

Sunday 15th April will see the return of the usual Members' Competition with the previous Friday being the alternative date.


2nd April 2018

We have had great golfing activity in Portsalon over the Easter period.  Thankfully we were blessed with glorious sunny weather throughout which was much appreciated by all. Strong winds at times meant the conditions weren't exactly easy but visitors and members remarked on the magnificent condition of the course and surrounding beautiful scenery.

On Thursday 29th March we had a great turnout for  Winter Links Captain's Day.
Results are as follows:  Golfer of the links was won by Pamela Clinton-McDermott (16).
1st. Ann Friel (14) Ballyliffin - 36pts.
2nd. Mary Barrett (16) Portsalon - 35pts BOT.
Gross.  Deirdre O’Toole (12) 22 - grosss pts.
3rd.  Mairead Harkin (14) Gweedore- 35pts.
4th.  Kathleen Friel (34) Portsalon - 34pts. BOT.
5th.  Grainne Hines (26) Letterkenny - 34pts.
6th. Mary McGonagle (19) Ballyliffin - 33pts BOT.
Front 9. Josephine Stewart (19) Ballybofey & Stranorlar - 21pts.
Back 9. Anne Curran (19) Gweedore- 20pts.
Winner of the non-qualifiers was. Roseanne Logue (17) Portsalon with 35 pts.  and the runner-up was Siobhan Bogues (13) Dunfanaghy with  33pts.
2s were recorded by: Siobhan Bogues, Ann Currie, Deirdre Hensey, Deirdre Kelly, Daphne Tease

Easter Saturday Open was Sponsored by ‘ The Kitchen Restaurant ‘ Letterkenny..
The winner was Roseanne Logue (17) with a great score of 40pts.
2nd. Anne Curran (19) 39 pts B.O.T Gweedore.
3rd. Monica McGettigan (23) 39pts.
4th.  Aedeen Conway (14) 35 B.O.T. 35pts.
1st 9. Mairead Harkin (14) 19pts Gweedore.
2nd 9. Sarah Nicholl (16) 17pts.
C.S.S. 73.

The March Monthly was won by Deirdre Hensey (21) with  71pts. and Claire Ferry (18)  came 2nd. with  65pts.

Sunday Members competition 1st April was won by Noreen McConigley (24) 38pts.  and in 2nd place was Deirdre Hensey (20) with  36pts.  C.S.S. 74

Qualifying for the Donegal Shield takes place on Sunday 8th April with day the previous Friday 6th.

 


26th March 2018

As the annual Subscriptions Competition took place on Sunday 25th March, there was no Sunday Members competition.

We look forward to the Captain's Day of the Winter Links on Thursday 29th March.
Ladies' Summer Open competitions will resume on the last Thursday of April, May & June.   We hope these Opens will continue to be well supported and ask ladies to spread the word around.

A Tray Bake & Coffee morning fundraiser for Daffodil Day in aid of the Irish Cancer Society will be held on Thursday 29th March 9.30am - 1.30pm.  All contributions will be greatly appreciated.  Ladies playing in the Winter Links Competition may take the opportunity to arrive early and support the event.

Ladies' Easter Open on Saturday 31st March is generously sponsored by The Kitchen Restaurants Letterkenny.  Presentation will be on Easter Sunday night.  This will be followed by the Easter Bonnet competition which is open to all. This promises to be  a fun night and we look forward to seeing all creations.

 We would like to remind ladies that the qualifying competition for the Donegal Shield is on 8th April with the alternative day being the previous Friday 6th April.

The Monthly Competition can be entered (and re-entered) on any day. However on the day of any qualifying competition any player wishing to enter the Monthly Competition must also enter said qualifying competition. Best two cards to count. Initial entry fee is €4 and re-entry €2.  All competition cards must be returned.
Monthly Competitions and re-entries from April onwards are over 18 holes. Competition rules for 2018 have been updated and may be seen on the notice board.
The Sunday Members' Competition will continue as usual on Easter Sunday with the alternate day on Good Friday.
There will be an Easter Sale in the golf shop from 28th March for a week and there are many great bargains to be had.
Finally Lady Captain Karen and the committee wish a Happy Easter to all our members and friends.


4th September 2017

The results for the Ladies Open on Thursday 31st August.  1st Anne Speedie(25) 41pts, 2nd Olive Pelan(22) 39pts (Malone Golf Club), 3rd Mairead Harkin(14) 37 pts (Gweedore Golf Club), 1st 9 Sinead McMeel(11)20pts (Moyola Golf Club), 2nd 9 Roseanne Logue(17) 19pts BOT, 2’s Club – Olive Pelan.  CSS 73 38pts. Congratulations to all the prize winners.

 The August Monthly in aid of Breast Cancer Research results:  1st Place Claire McGonagle (5) 112pts, 2nd Deirdre O’Toole(13) 106pts and 3rd Sarah Nicholl (17)105 pts - Thank you Ladies for kindly supporting this great cause.

 On Saturday last the Past Captains of Portsalon Ladies Branch competed for the Past Captain's Trophy.  A fun and memorable day was enjoyed by all and a big thank you to our Lady Captain Sheila Horner who even organised the good weather for everyone which resulted in the good scoring on the day.  Past Captain Mae Blaney(26) came up trump with a score of 37pts to get her name on the newly refurbished trophy, second Anne Speedie(23) 36pts, third Marie Gilligan(19) 35pts BOT, front nine Deirdre O'Toole (13) 20pts and back nine Roisin McCormack (16) 19pts. CSS 73 38pts.

 The Mary McDaid Memorial Cup will be held next Saturday 9th September. This very sociable event brings together players from  Rosapenna, Otway, Letterkenny and Portsalon as they compete for the much coveted cup, alongside competing for team and individual prizes. The Ladies who qualified for the Mary McDaid Cup and tee times: Marie Gilligan- 12.25pm, Nuala McGarrigle – 12.35pm, Sarah Nicholl -12.45pm, Monica Tanney - 12.55pm, Pamela Clinton-McDermott - 13.05pm, Karen McGlinchey - 13.15pm, Deirdre O’Toole – 13.25pm.  Please be at clubhouse at 11.30am for tea and chat, Lady Captains will tee-off at 12.15pm.

 Important upcoming dates for the golfing diary:

The new 9 Hole competition will take place every Thursday.    Sunday 10th September members main day and Friday 8th September members alternate day.  The Mary McDaid Memorial Competition Saturday 9th September.  The All-Ireland Past Captains’ Day Saturday 16th September.  The Danny Clinton Memorial Mixed Foursomes Club Match play semi-finals due to be played by 10th September.  Our very popular Ladies winter Links Competition returns Thursday 28th September. Book a time online or contact shop 07491 59459.

29th August 2017

We held a Ladies and Gents Open on Saturday 26th, all proceeds were donated to Donegal Hospice.  This competition was kindly sponsored by The Lagg Filling Station, Milford.  The lady winners on the day: 1st Rosie Spence(24) 39pts, 2nd Oonagh Haran(23) (Newtownstewart) 38 pts BOT , 1st 9 Betty Boal(23) 21pts, 2nd 9 Deirdre O’Toole(13) 21pts, CSS 73 (38pts). Congratulations to all the prize winners.  The winner of our Sunday Medal competition 27th August was Claire McGonagle(6) with a great score of 69, CSS 72.

Congratulations to the Marie O’Donnell team who traveled to Ballyliffin Golf Club last Sunday for the second leg of their match, in search for a place in the final.  Team captain Vera Kearney was not let down as her team battled hard against a strong Ballyliffin side on the beautiful Glashedy Course late on Sunday afternoon. The team now face Ballybofey & Stranorlar Golf Club Ladies in the final of this competition.  Match will be arranged at a later date. 

Important upcoming dates for the golfing diary:

The new 9 Hole competition will take place every Thursday.  Ladies Open Thursday 31st August.   Sunday 3rd September members main day and Friday 1st September members alternate day. Club Past Captains’ Competition Saturday 2nd September Past Captains will meet in clubhouse for tea/coffee and a draw will be made – first tee time 12.30. The Mary McDaid Memorial Competition Saturday 9th September.  The All-Ireland Past Captains’ Day Saturday 16th September.  The Danny Clinton Memorial Mixed Foursomes Club Match play semi-finals due to be played by 10th September.  Book a time online or contact shop 07491 59459.

The Green Staff have organised a divot evening on Thursday 31st August at 5.30pm members are asked to come along and spare some time.


 21st August 2017

The results for Sunday members 20th August – 1st with 38pts Aedeen Conway(14) and 2nd with 37pts Pamela Clinton–McDermott(16) 37pts C.S.S. 73 38pts.

Good luck to the Marie O’Donnell team who travel to Ballyliffin Golf Club this Sunday in search of a match and a half.  Team captain Vera Kearney will be back from her holidays well rested to push us all on.  Match will take place on Sunday 27th August at 3.00pm, if team is successful they are in the final of this competition.  

Important upcoming dates for the golfing diary:

The new 9 Hole competition will take place every Thursday.  Sunday 27th August medal main day and Friday 25th August medal alternate day. Tuesday 1st to 31st August Láncome Breast Cancer competition. Saturday 26th August Donegal Hospice Ladies & Gents Open (all proceeds to Donegal Hospice). Club Past Captains’ Competition Saturday 2nd September Past Captains will meet in clubhouse for tea/coffee and a draw will be made – first tee time 12.30. The Mary McDaid Memorial Competition Saturday 9th September.  The All-Ireland Past Captains’ Day Saturday 16th September.  The Danny Clinton Memorial Mixed Foursomes Club Match play.  Book a time online or contact shop 07491 59459.


 

14th August 2017

On Thursday 10th August the Ladies went out to play for Mr Captain Martin Blaney’s prize for Ladies. Captain Martin was there to greet the Ladies before they went out to play, he put up a beautiful array of prizes which were much appreciated by the winners.  The scoring was good only one point separating the winners, the winner on the day was Sarah Nicholl (17) 39 pts, 2nd Roisin McCormack(16) 38pts BOT, Gross Claire McGonagle(5) 28 gross points, 3rd Deirdre Hensey(21) 38pts, 1st 9 Kathleen McCormick(25) 18pts BOT and 2nd 9 Deirdre O’Toole(13) 20 pts CSS 74 37pts.

Well done to the Marie O’Donnell team who battled hard and got 4 matches and 13 holes in quite tough conditions on Friday 11th in Portsalon against a strong team of Ladies from Ballyliffin.  Team captain Vera Kearney was very pleased with the result while enjoying her holiday in much warmer and drier conditions. Good luck to the team as they go for the return match to Ballyliffin on Sunday 27th August at 3.00pm, if successful they are in the final of this competition.  

The winner of the Sunday Members 6th August was our very hard working competition secretary Marie Gilligan(19) with an excellent score of 40pts, 2nd Nuala McGarrigle(20) 37pts BOT - CSS 72 39pts. We also ran the qualifier for The Mary McDaid Memorial Cup to be held on Saturday 9th September.  This is a very sociable event and brings together players from Rosapenna, Otway, Letterkenny and Portsalon as they compete for the much coveted cup, alongside competing for team and individual prizes. The qualifiers on the day: Marie Gilligan, Nuala McGarrigle, Sarah Nicholl, Monica Tanney, Pamela Clinton- McDermott, Karen McGlinchey, Claire Ferry accompanied by our Lady Captain Sheila Horner. Arrangements for tee times will follow.

 Sympathy

Lady Captain Sheila Horner and lady Members would like to send our sincere sympathy to Eileen McElwee on the death of her brother Mandy Boyce may He rest in peace.

Important upcoming dates for the golfing diary:

The new 9 Hole competition will take place every Thursday.  Sunday 20th August members main day andFriday 18th August members alternate day. Tuesday 1st to 31st August Láncome Breast Cancer competition. Saturday 19th Motor Neuron Golf Classic. Saturday 26th August Donegal Hospice Ladies & Gents Open (all proceeds to Donegal Hospice). Club Past Captains’ Competition Saturday 2nd September. The Danny Clinton Memorial Mixed Foursomes Club Match play.  Book a time online or contact shop 07491 59459.


 

7th August 2017

The Ladies from Portsalon had a very successful and enjoyable Lady Captain’s outing to Ballymascanlon last Saturday.  The winner on the day was Clare Ferry with a very respectable score of 37pts, 2nd Mae Blaney 35pts, 3rd Maura Toal 33pts BOT, 1st 9 Marie Gilligan 17pts and 2nd 9 Mary Flynn 19pts BOT. Thanks to Lady Captain for organising the outing.  The winner of the Sunday Members 6th August was Sarah Nicholl(17) 37pts CSS Friday R/O CSS Sunday 73 38pts.

Good luck to the Marie O’Donnell Team captained by Vera Kearney who play Ballyliffin Golf Club ladies at home in first leg on Friday at 1.00pm.

Lady Captain Sheila Horner and the Ladies would like to wish Mr Captain Martin Blaney all the best for his Captains’ Day on Saturday 12th August we hope he has a very successful day and night and most important to wish all the participants GOOD GOLF.

The qualifying for The Mary McDaid Memorial Cup for Portsalon Ladies will take place on Sunday 13thAugust.  The Mary McDaid Memorial Cup will take place on 9th September, this is a very sociable event and brings together players from Rosapenna, Otway, Letterkenny and Portsalon as they compete for the much coveted cup, alongside competing for team and individual prizes.

Important upcoming dates for the golfing diary:

The new 9 Hole competition will take place every Thursday.  Sunday 13th August members main day and Friday 11th August members alternate day. Tuesday 1st to 31st August Láncome Breast Cancer competition.  Mr Captain’s Prize for Ladies Thursday 10th August and He has also arranged a scramble for Friday 11th phone clubhouse for details. Club Past Captains’ Competition Saturday 2nd September. The Danny Clinton Memorial Mixed Foursomes Club Match play.  Book a time online or contact shop 07491 59459.


 

31st July 2017

Mr President’s prize for ladies was won by Mary Flynn.

Portsalon Golf Club’s President Andy Boland hosted a highly successful day on Saturday last with top honors going to Mary Flynn in the ladies section. The weather forecast was not as promised most players getting a dry round of golf. Lady Captain Sheila Horner and Lady members would like to thank Mr President Andy Boland for putting up such beautiful prizes which were much appreciated by all the winners.  Thank you so much Andy for inviting the Ladies to play on your day and for the good nights entertainment in the Clubhouse on Saturday evening.

 

The results for the President’s Day Saturday 29th July: First with a brilliant score of 42 pts. was Mary Flynn(34), 2nd Karen McGlinchey (22) 40 pts, Gross Claire McGonagle (5) 30 gr. pts, 3rd Monica McGettigan (25) 38pts BOT, 1st nine Sarah Nicholl (17) 21 pts., 2nd nine Aedeen Conway (14) 21 pts., Longest Drive Aedeen Conway, Nearest the Pin Karen McGlinchey, CSS 72 39 pts.

 

Well done to the Marie O’Donnell Team captained by Vera Kearney who carry on to next round after victory in North West on Sunday.  They now play Ballyliffen Golf  Club.

We wish Lady Captain Shelia Horner and the Ladies traveling to Ballymascanlon Hotel, Dundalk all the best for the Lady Captain’s outing. Hoping for good weather and good golf.

 

Important upcoming dates for the golfing diary:

The new 9 Hole competition will take place every Thursday.  Sunday 6th August members main day and Friday 4th August members alternate day. Tuesday 1st to 31st August Lancome Breast Cancer competition.  Mr Captain’s Prize for Ladies Thursday 10th August. The Danny Clinton Memorial Mixed Foursomes Club Match play.  Book a time online or contact shop 07491 59459.


 

24th July 2017

Lady Captain’s Prize won by Roseanne Logue.

Portsalon Golf Club’s Lady Captain Shelia Horner hosted a highly successful day on Saturday last with top honours going to Mrs Roseanne Logue. The sun shone this weekend over our wonderful links course where Lady Captain Shelia Horner had put up some beautiful prizes which were much appreciated by all the winners.  Lady Captain Shelia was most welcoming and hospitable to all the ladies on this her special day, her lovely daughter Sheileen handing out goodie bags on our way to the first tee, husband Pat as chef providing much welcomed hot dogs and cool drinks at the tenth for all players and her grandchildren greeting us with refreshments before wonderful meal. This was followed by a great nights entertainment compered by our very own Vice Captain Karen McGlinchey.

 The results for the Lady Captain’s Day Saturday 22nd July with a brilliant score was Roseanne Logue(18) 41pts, 2nd Sarah Nicholl (17) 39 pts, Gross Claire McGonagle (5) 32 gr. pts, 3rd Vera Keraney (20) 37pts BOT, 4th Claire Ferry (19) 37 pts BOT, 5th Suzie Sweeney (29) 37pts, Past Captains’ prize Deirdre Hensey (21) 36 pts, Committee Prize Marie Gilligan (18) 36pts., 1st nine Deirdre O’Toole (13) 20 pts., 2nd nine Roisin McCormack (16) 19 pts., Longest Drive Aedeen Conway, Nearest the Pin Claire McGonagle, Non-qualifer’s Marian Overend (18) 41 pts., Visitors’ Prize Orla Gallagher (11) 38 pts – Otway.  CSS 73 38 pts.

The results for Sunday competition 23rd July - 1st Deirdre O’Toole (13) 31pts BOT CSS 74.

Good luck to the Marie O’Donnell Team captained by Vera Kearney who will travel to North West Golf Club on Sunday 30th July for the second leg.

The Lady Captain Shelia Horner and Lady members would like to wish President Andy Boland all the best for his President’s day on Saturday.

Important upcoming dates for the golfing diary:

The new 9 Hole competition will take place every Thursday.  Sunday 30th July medal main day and Friday 28th July medal alternate day. Mr Andy Boland’s Presidents Day Saturday 29th July – Tuesday 1st to 31st August Lancome Breast Cancer competition.  The Danny Clinton Memorial Mixed Foursomes Club Match play. All second round matches have to be played on or before Sunday 30th July.  Book a time online or contact shop 07491 59459.


 

Ladies Summer Open:

 

Unfortunately the Ladies' Open scheduled for this Thursday 27/07/16 has been cancelled.

 

Lady Captain's Day Draw - Mrs Sheila Horner (Saturday July 22nd)

11.00 Claire McGonagle; Nuala McGarrigle; Sally O’Kane;

11.10 Deirdre O’Toole; Deirdre Hensey; Susie Sweeney;

11.20 Dana Clinton; Claire Ferry; Eileen McLarnon;

11.30 Roseanne Logue; Vera Kearney; Maura Toal;

11.40 Sarah Nicholl; Betty Boal; Kathleen O’Toole;

11.50 Marie Gilligan; Jackie Friel; Anne McDonnell;

12.00 Mary Barrett; Kathleen McCormick; Mary Flynn;

12.10 Pamela Clinton McDermott; Anne Busch; Mae Blaney;

12.20 Roisin McCormack; Anne Speedie; Eileen McElwee;

12.30 Aedeen Conway; Noreen McConigley; Kathleen Friel;

12.40 Marian Overend; Geraldine Wall; Margaret Crossey;

3 July 2017

The results for the Ladies Summer Open 29th June.  Ist Noreen McConigley(23) 35pts, Marie Gilligan(18) 33pts. BOT, 3rd Anne Speedie(24) 33pts, Front nine -  Mae Blaney(25) 16pts, Back nine - Rosie Browne(28) 16pts (Greencastle) CSS 76 (35pts) no 2’s recorded.

 The winner of the Sunday Members Competition which was very kindly sponsored by Roisin Gibbons was: 1st Claire McGonagle(6) 39 pts, 2nd Deirdre O’Toole(13) 38pts, 3rd Clare Ferry(19) 37pts, 1st 9 - Monica McGettigan(24) 18pts, 2nd 9  – Mae Blaney(25) 21pts CSS 72.  A big thank you for Roisin for sponsoring our competition and please note the prize giving for same will be held on Sunday 16th July at 8.30pm in Clubhouse.  Lady Captains Day is approaching very quickly – the most sought after day in the golfing calendar year, try make sure you have all three cards in to qualify to play on the day to save any disappointment.  Members who haven’t three cards in can play in the non-qualifier section.

 Important upcoming dates for the golfing diary:

The new 9 Hole competition will take place every Thursday. Sunday 2nd July Sunday members competition alternate day Friday 30th June - Thursday 27th July Ladies’ Summer Open – (This competition will be held the last Thursday of each month during summer). SATURDAY 8TH TO SUNDAY JULY 16TH OPEN WEEK – Ladies Opens : Saturday 8th  4 Ball Betterball (any combination)sponsored by Value Centre, Letterkenny, Sunday 9th sponsored by Apple Hostel and Slim R Us, Friday 14th sponsored by McCormick’s Pharmacy Milford, Saturday 8th  4 Ball Betterball (any combination)sponsored by Pat O’Neill Scaffolding, Sunday 16th sponsored by Total Golf. Lady Captain Sheila Horner’s day Saturday 22nd July.  A new date Saturday 29th July has been arranged for Andy Boland’s Presidents day.  -  The Danny Clinton Memorial Mixed Foursomes Club Match play.  The draw on notice board please arrange your own matches and enjoy.  Book a time online or contact shop 07491 59459.

25 June 2017

The winner of the Sunday Members Medal Competition on Sunday 25th June was 1st Roseanne Logue(19) 77 and second Claire Ferry(18) 79 BOT C.S.S. 76 R/O.  Ladies please note that Lady Captains Day is approaching very quickly – the most sought after day in the golfing calendar year, try make sure you have all three cards in to qualify to play on the day to save any disappointment.  Members who haven’t three cards in can play in the non-qualifier section.

 Important upcoming dates for the golfing diary:

The new 9 Hole competition will take place every Thursday. Sunday 2nd July Sunday members competition alternate day Friday 30th June - Thursday 29th June Ladies’ Summer Open – (This competition will be held the last Thursday of each month during summer). SATURDAY 8TH TO SUNDAY JULY 16TH OPEN WEEK – Ladies Opens : Sunday 9th sponsored by Apple Hostel and Slim R Us, Friday 14th sponsored by McCormick’s Pharmacy Milford, Sunday 16th sponsored by Total Golf. Saturday 1st July Donegal Hospice Open Champagne Scramble (teams of four). Lady Captain Sheila Horner’s day Saturday 22nd July.  A new date Saturday 29th July has been arranged for Andy Boland’s Presidents day.  -  The Danny Clinton Memorial Mixed Foursomes Club Match play.  The draw on notice board please arrange your own matches and enjoy.  Book a time online or contact shop 07491 59459.


 

20 June 2017

The winner of the Sunday members 18th June was 1st Mary Barrett(17) 37pts and second Claire McGonagle(5) 35pts BOT C.S.S. 73.

 Important upcoming dates for the golfing diary:

The new 9 Hole competition will take place every Thursday. Sunday 25th June Sunday Medal competition alternate day Friday 23rd June - Thursday 29th June Ladies’ Summer Open – (This competition will be held the last Thursday of each month during summer).  SATURDAY 8TH TO SUNDAY JULY 16TH OPEN WEEK – Ladies Opens : Sunday 9th sponsored by Apple Hostel and Slim R Us, Friday 14th sponsored by McCormick’s Pharmacy Milford, Sunday 16th sponsored by Total Golf. Saturday 1st July Donegal Hospice Open Champagne Scramble (teams of four). Lady Captain Sheila Horner’s day Saturday 22ND July.  A new date Saturday 29th July has been arranged for Andy Boland’s Presidents day.  -  The Danny Clinton Memorial Mixed Foursomes Club Match play.  The draw on notice board please arrange your own matches and enjoy.  Book a time online or contact shop 07491 59459.


 

12 June 2017

We are still waiting on our summer weather to come, so not a great weekend for the golfers! The winner of the Sunday members 11th June in the wind and rain was Karen McGlinchey(22) 37pts and second Noreen McConigley(23) 35pts BOT C.S.S. 73.

 Team News

The Intermediate Team captained by Roisin McCormack and Mary Barrett put up a tight fight to stay in for another round but were pipped at the post by Rossmore Golf Club last Friday. A big thank you for all ladies involved for giving up there time and effort for the Club and we look forward to next year.  Hard luck to Stephen Connolly and Claire McGonagle captains of the mixed foursomes team who lost out to City of Derry in Dunfanaghy with the last match going to the 20th hole.  Unfortunately it was not to be Portsalon’s day.  Good luck Rossmore and City Of Derry in the next round.   

 Get into GOLF

Portsalon's Ladies Lessons are starting on Thursday 1st June at 6:00pm in Letterkenny Driving Range with Jimmy Gallagher, PGA Professional. The Programme costs €50 (5 PGA Professional lessons and practice sessions at Portsalon Golf Club). Lessons will start initially at the driving range and then move onto Portsalon golf course followed by a number of practice sessions with the Clubs volunteers to test out their newly acquired skills.

Learn to play golf or improve your skills!

Ladies Golf Lessons starting Thursday 1st June 6.00pm in Letterkenny Driving Range

•          Equipment provided

•          Sample chipping, putting and long game

•          Fun, friendly environment

•          8 week beginner programme including lessons with PGA Professional, James Gallagher

 

For Further details Contact: Mob: 087-9300756 or Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 Important upcoming dates for the golfing diary:

The new 9 Hole competition will take place every Thursday. Sunday 18th June Sunday Members alternate day Friday 16th June -  Saturday 24th June Donegal Hospice Open - Thursday 29th June Ladies’ Summer Open – (This competition will be held the last Thursday of each month during summer).  SATURDAY 8TH TO SUNDAY JULY 16TH OPEN WEEK – Ladies Opens : Sunday 9th sponsored by Apple Hostel and Slim R Us, Friday 14th sponsored by McCormick’s Pharmacy Milford, Sunday 16th sponsored by Total Golf.  Lady Captain Sheila Horner’s DAY Saturday 22ND July.  A new date Saturday 29th July has been arranged for Andy Boland’s Presidents day.  -  The Danny Clinton Memorial Mixed Foursomes Club Match play.  The draw on notice board please arrange your own matches and enjoy.  Book a time online or contact shop 07491 59459.


 

5 June 2017

The weather wasn’t at its best on Saturday and it certainly made it tough playing conditions for us golfers.  A huge congratulations to Mary Barrett who won the third annual Charlie Canning Memorial Links Trophy six clear points in front of any other lady on the day.  A big thank you to the Canning family who made everyone feel welcome and for running a raffle which raised a considerable amount of money to raise funds for a new defibrillator for the golf course. The result: 1st Mary Barrett(19) 42pts, 2nd Anne Curran(20) 36pts BOT, 3rd Pamela Clinton-McDermott(15) 36pts BOT, front 9 Deirdre Hensey(21) 22pts, second nine Mairead Harkin(14) 19pts. There was no Sunday members competition this week.  The Intermediate team captained by Roisin McCormack and Mary Barrett had a tough battle in Rossmore Golf Club last Thursday securing only one match away all has to be played for on the return leg this Friday; good luck to all involved.  Hard luck  to the Portsalon Revive team captained by Roseanne Logue who were beat by Dunfanaghy on Sunday 4th June.  Good luck to Stephen Connolly and Claire McGonagle captains of the mixed foursomes team who play City Of Derry in matchplay format in Dunfanaghy Golf Club on Sunday afternoon 11th June.   

 Get into GOLF

Portsalon's Ladies Lessons are starting on Thursday 1st June at 6:00pm in Letterkenny Driving Range with Jimmy Gallagher, PGA Professional. The Programme costs €50 (5 PGA Professional lessons and practice sessions at Portsalon Golf Club). Lessons will start initially at the driving range and then move onto Portsalon golf course followed by a number of practice sessions with the Clubs volunteers to test out their newly acquired skills.

Learn to play golf or improve your skills!

Ladies Golf Lessons starting Thursday 1st June 6.00pm in Letterkenny Driving Range

•          Equipment provided

•          Sample chipping, putting and long game

•          Fun, friendly environment

•          8 week beginner programme including lessons with PGA Professional, James Gallagher

 

For Further details Contact: Mob: 087-9300756 or Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 Important upcoming dates for the golfing diary:

The new 9 Hole competition will take place every Thursday. Sunday 11th June Sunday Members alternate day Friday 9th June -  Saturday 24th June Donegal Hospice Open - Thursday 29th June Ladies’ Summer Open – (This competition will be held the last Thursday of each month during summer).  A new date Saturday 29th July has been arranged for Presidents day.  -  The Danny Clinton Memorial Mixed Foursomes Club Match play.  The sheet to put names on for this competition is on notice board in the office.  Please notes Ladies all placing is gone.  Book a time online or contact shop 07491 59459.


 

28 May 2017

The weather forecast put a damper on President’s Day last Saturday a big disappointment for Mr President Andy Boland.  A new date will be scheduled in due course. The results for the Thursday Summer Open 25/5/2017 1st Deirdre Hensey(21) 34pts and 2nd Hazel Russell(17) 30pts (Otway) C.S.S. 75. The results for Sunday Medal 28th May 2017 was 1st Marie Gilligan(18) 72 and 2nd Sarah Nicholl(17) 75 CSS 73.  A busy week for our teams - Good Luck to Intermediate Team Captained by Roisin McCormack and Mary Barrett as they travel to Rossmore Golf Club on Thursday 1st June for the second round and Good luck to Roseanne Logue Captain of the Revive Team who will play Dunfanaghy Golf Club home and away on Sunday 2nd June.  

 Get into GOLF

Portsalon's Ladies Lessons are starting on Thursday 1st June at 6:00pm in Letterkenny Driving Range with Jimmy Gallagher, PGA Professional. The Programme costs €50 (5 PGA Professional lessons and practice sessions at Portsalon Golf Club). Lessons will start initially at the driving range and then move onto Portsalon golf course followed by a number of practise sessions with the Clubs volunteers to test out their newly acquired skills.

Learn to play golf or improve your skills!

Ladies Golf Lessons starting Thursday 1st June 6.00pm in Letterkenny Driving Range

•          Equipment provided

•          Sample chipping, putting and long game

•          Fun, friendly environment

•          8 week beginner programme including lessons with PGA Professional, James Gallagher

 For Further details Contact: Mob: 087-9300756 or Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 Important upcoming dates for the golfing diary:

The new 9 Hole competition will take place every ThursdaySaturday 3rd June Charlie Canning Memorial Ladies and Gents Open - Sunday 4th June Sunday Members alternate day Friday 2nd June -  Saturday 24th June Donegal Hospice Open - Thursday 29th June Ladies’ Summer Open – (This competition will be held the last Thursday of each month during summer) -  The Danny Clinton Memorial Mixed Foursomes Club Match play.  The sheet to put names on for this competition is on notice board in the office.  Please notes Ladies all placing is gone.  Book a time online or contact shop 07491 59459.

21 May 2017

The Results for the Sunday Members 14th May 2017 was 1st Mary Barrett(18) 37 pts BOT,  2nd Noreen McConigley (23) 37pts CSS 73 (38 pts).   The results for the Sunday Members 21st May 2017 was Eileen McLarnon (27) 37pts CSS 73 (38pts). Well done to the Ladies Intermediate team Captained by Roisin McCormack and Mary Barrett on their win in City of Derry on Saturday 13th May.They now face a journey to Rossmore Golf Club for the second round on Thursday 1st June.  Well done to the Mixed Foursomes team Captained by Claire McGonagle and Stephen Connolly who travelled to Dunfanaghy on Sunday and qualified 3rd on the day. They now go forward to play City Of Derry at the same venue - date to be confirmed.   

 Get into GOLF

Learn to play golf or improve your skills!

Ladies Golf Lessons starting at end of May (TBC)

•          Equipment provided

•          Sample chipping, putting and long game

•          Fun, friendly environment

•          8 week beginner programme including lessons with PGA Professional, James Gallagher

 For Further details Contact: Mob: 087-9300756 or Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 Important upcoming dates for the golfing diary:

The new 9 Hole competition will take place every Thursday.  Sunday 28th May Sunday Members Medal day alternate day Friday 26th May - Thursday 25th May the all new Ladies’ Summer Open – (This competition will be held the last Thursday of each month during summer) -  Mr Andy Boland’s President’s Day prize Saturday 27th May. Monday 29th to Wednesday 31st May Donegal Links Classic.  The Danny Clinton Memorial Mixed Foursomes Club Matchplay.  The sheet to put names on for this competition is on notice board in the office.  Please notes Ladies all placing is gone.  Book a time online or contact shop 07491 59459.

 

15 May 2017

The Results for the Sunday Members 14/5/2017 was 1st Mary Barrett(18) 37 pts BOT,  2nd Noreen McConigley (23) 37pts CSS 73 (38 pts).  Best of luck to the Mixed Foursomes team Captained by Claire McGonagle and Stephen Connolly who travel to Dunfanaghay Golf Club on Sunday 21st May for the qualifying.  Well done to the Ladies Intermediate team Captained by Roisin McCormack and Mary Barrett on their win in City of Derry on Saturday they now face a journey to Rossmore Golf Club for the second round to be arranged at a later date.

 Get into GOLF

Learn to play golf or improve your skills!

Ladies Golf Lessons starting at end of May (TBC)

•          Equipment provided

•          Sample chipping, putting and long game

•          Fun, friendly environment

•          8 week beginner programme including lessons with PGA Professional, James Gallagher

 For Further details Contact: Mob: 087-9300756 or Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 Important upcoming dates for the golfing diary:

The new 9 Hole competition will take place every Thursday.  Sunday 21st May Sunday Members alternate day Friday 19th May - Thursday 25th May the all new Ladies’ Summer Open – (This competition will be held the last Thursday of each month during summer) -  Mr Andy Boland’s President’s Day prize Saturday 27th May. Monday 29th to Wednesday 31st May Donegal Links Classic.  The Danny Clinton Memorial Mixed Foursomes Club Matchplay.  The sheet to put names on for this competition is on noticeboard in the office.  Please notes Ladies all placing is gone.  Book a time online or contact shop 07491 59459.

 Notice from your Handicap Secretary Claire McGonagle:

Ladies please note, that you must report all scores to your handicap committee. In the Annual Review they can adjust your handicap to match your ability taking all scores into consideration.  That's ALL scores.  Society scores, corporate outings, four-balls, classics and team events.  Not just if you win a prize - ALL cards, all the time, every time. #thefairway www.golfnet.ie/HandicapAwareness

8 May 2017

What a beautiful weekend at Portsalon. The Sunday Members 7/5/2017 was won by Pamela Clinton-McDermott(16) with a great score of 40pts and second Deirdre Hensey(21) 38pts CSS 73.  

We wish the Intermediate team captained by Roisin McCormack and Mary Barrett all the best of luck as they play the second leg in City Of Derry Golf Club on Saturday 13th May in search of two matches.

The Danny Clinton Memorial Mixed Foursomes Club Matchplay entry sheet is on the club notice board.  Please add your names to the sheet to be included in the draw for this competition. 

Get into GOLF

Learn to play golf or improve your skills!

Ladies Golf Lessons starting at end of May (TBC)

- Equipment provided

- Sample chipping, putting and long game

- Fun, friendly environment

- 8 week beginner programme including lessons with PGA Professional, James Gallagher

For Further details Contact: Mob: 087-9300756 or Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Important upcoming dates for the golfing diary:

The new 9 Hole competition will take place every Thursday from 4th May.  Sunday 14th May Sunday Members, alternate day Friday 12th May. Thursday 25th May the all new Ladies’ Summer Open – (This competition will be held the last Thursday of each month during summer). Mr Andy Boland’s President’s Day prize Saturday 27th May. Monday 29th to Wednesday 31st May Donegal Links Classic.   Please note that fairways are back in play and 6 inch acing is now discontinued

1 May 2017

We had the first of our Ladies Summer Opens on Thursday 27/04/2017.  The weather wasn’t the best which reflected on the scores for the day.  First place went to Marie Gilligan (18) 33pts, 2nd Claire McGonagle (5) 33pts, 3rd Patricia McAteer (33) 33 pts, front nine Kit Boyce (21) 18 pts (Rosapenna), back nine Eithne McMahon (29) 18 pts (Otway) CSS 76 R/O  - no twos recorded on the day. Thank you for all those who participated in the first of our Summer Opens and hope to see you all back on Thursday 25th May.   The April Monthly was won by Deirdre Hensey (21) 77 pts and 2ndNoreen McConigley (23) CSS 73pts.  The Members medal Sunday 30/4/2017 was won by Roseanne Logue (19) 76 and second Anne Busch (23) 81 CSS 76.  Lady Captain Shelia Horner and her team travelled to Greencastle on Saturday to take part in the Donegal Shield the winds were strong – very strong well done to Greencastle who came out tops on the day and thank you to our Ladies who travelled to Greencastle and also thank you to the Greencastle Ladies for making us feel so welcome. 

Important upcoming dates for the golfing diary:

The new 9 hole competition will take place every Thursday from 4th May.  Sunday 7th May - Sunday Members, alternate day Friday 5th May.

Thursday 25th May, the all new ladies' summer open, this competition will be held on the last Thursday of each month during the summer.

Mr Andy Boland's President's Day prize Saturday 27th May.

Monday 29th to Wednesday 31st May - Donegal Links Classic.  Please note that fairways are back in play and 6 inch acing is now discontinued.

24 April 2017

Sunday members competition 23rd April was won by Claire McGonagle(6) with a fantastic score of 45pts in damp trying conditions.  Claire was clearly on fire on Sunday carding two eagles and a number of birdies.  Marie Gilligan(18), her playing partner on the day came second with 37pts. CSS 73. 

Please note, the 9-hole qualifying competitions will take place every Thursday from 4th May.  Guidance will be posted on the notice board for this new competition format. 

Well done to Roisin Cormack and Mary Barrett, Captains of the Intermediate Cup team, managing to get three and half matches at home against City of Derry Golf Club last Thursday – good luck on the return leg Saturday 13th May. The new fixture cards are available for collection in the locker room and any ladies that have not paid competition levy please pay before 1st May.

Good luck to Lady Captain Shelia Horner as she takes a strong team to Greencastle on Saturday 29th April to play in the popular Donegal Shield Competition.

 

Important upcoming dates for the golfing diary:

 

Thursday 27th April the all new Ladies’ Summer Open – (This competition will be held the last Thursday of each month during summer).  Sunday 30th April Members Medal alternate day Friday 28th April.  The Donegal Shield which will be held on Saturday 29th April venue Greencastle Golf Club – first tee time on the day for Portsalon is 10.46am (all qualifiers have been informed of their tee time if you are unable to attend please contact our competition secretary Marie Gilligan as soon as possible).  The Members Voucher Day has been put back to Bank Holiday Monday 1st May.

 

Please note Ladies fairways back in play – six inch placing in operation on all fairways  - notices for same posted in Club House.  Book a time online or contact shop 07491 59459.

 

17 April 2017

The results for our Ladies Open Saturday 15/04/2017 kindly sponsored by Green Golf Travel:  1st Oonagh Haran(24) 42 pts. (Newtownstewart), 2nd Marion Geoghegan(16) 38 pts (Headfort), Gross Deirdre O’Toole(12) 26 gr. pts, 3rd Sarah Nicholl (17) 37 pts, 4th Karen McGlinchey(21) 36pts, 1st nine Aisling Murphy (16) 18pts, second nine Jackie Friel (20) 21pts. CSS 73.  The Ladies would like to thank Patrick Keeney  from Green Golf Travel for supplying and presenting all the beautiful prizes.  Sunday members competition 16th April was won by Sarah Nicholl (17) 34 pts CSS 76.  Please note that the 9-hole qualifying competitions will take place every Thursday from 4th May.  Guidance will be posted on the notice board for this new competition format.  The Intermediate Cup kicks off the start of the match plays for the Ladies.  We wish the team all the best of luck Captained by Roisin Cormack and Mary Barrett as they play City Of Derry in Portsalon on Thursday 20th April.  The new fixture cards are available for collection in the locker room and any ladies who have not paid competition levy please pay before 1st May.  Lady Captain Sheila Horner held an Easter Bonnet competition after the prize giving on Sunday night.  She would like to thank all the Ladies who took part in the competition; it created a great bit of fun on the night with Karen McGlinchey and Her Free Range Hen Tilly collecting the first prize.

Important upcoming dates for the golfing diary:

Sunday 23rd April  Sunday Members alternate day Friday 21st April. Thursday 27th April the all new Ladies’ Summer Open – (This competition will be held the last Thursday of each month during summer). The Donegal Shield which will be held on Saturday 29th April venue Greencastle Golf Club (all qualifiers are listed in the locker room if you are unable to attend please contact our competition secretary Marie Gilligan as soon as possible).  The Members Voucher Day has been put back to Bank Holiday Monday 1st May.  Please notes Ladies fairways back in play – six inch placing in operation on all fairways  - notices for same posted in Club House.  Book a time online or contact shop 07491 59459.

 

 Karen McGlinchey and Her Free Range Hen Tilly


 

10 April 2017

The results for Sunday members competition 7th April, 1st Deirdre Hensey (21) 36pts and 2nd Mary Barrett (18) 34pts. CSS 76.  Please note all Ladies the 9-hole qualifying competitions will take place every Thursday following Easter.  Guidance will be posted on the notice board for this new competition format.  The Intermediate Cup kicks off the start of the match plays for the Ladies.  We wish the team all the best of luck Captained by Roisin Cormack and Mary Barrett as they play City Of Derry in Portsalon on Thursday 20th April.  The new fixture cards are available for collection in the locker room and any Ladies that have not paid competition levy please pay before 1st May.

 May we take this opportunity to wish everyone a Happy Easter and hopefully the weather will pick up and we all are able to enjoy the busy schedule organised for the Easter Weekend – all competitions are detailed below.

 Important upcoming dates for the golfing diary:

 A busy few days in the golfing calendar at Portsalon Golf Club hope the weather holds up for us all.  Friday 14th April Four Ball Scramble any combination. Saturday 15th April Ladies Open sponsored by Green Golf.  Our Sunday members will be held on 16th April with no alternate day Friday owing to 4 Ball Scramble. Please note the prize giving for these two competitions will be held on the Easter Sunday night 16th April  at 7.30pm.  All ladies are invited by Lady Captain to make an Easter Bonnet and wear to prize giving, there will be a prize for the best bonnet on the night kindly sponsored by Lady Captain Shelia Horner.  Monday 17th Four Ball Better Ball any combination.  Sunday 23rd April Members’  Voucher Day.  Thursday 27th April the all new Ladies’ Summer Open – (This competition will be held the last Thursday of each month during summer). The Donegal Shield which will be held on Saturday 29th April venue Greencastle Golf Club (all qualifiers are listed in the locker room if you are unable to attend please contact our competition secretary Marie Gilligan as soon as possible).  Please notes Ladies fairways back in play – six inch placing in operation on all fairways  - notices for same posted in Club House.  Book a time online or contact shop 07491 59459.


 

3rd April 2017

The Ladies Winter Links – Captains day took place on Thursday 30th March it was a mixed day weather wise the earlier birds getting the best of the day.  Claire McGonagle (6) took the top spot with good steady golf with a score of 36pts, 2nd Deirdre Hensey (21) 36pts BOT, gross Deirdre O’Toole (12) 24 gross pts, 3rd Marie Durso (14) 35pts, 4th Mairead Harkin (14) 35pts, 5th Nuala McGarigle (19) 33pts BOT, 6th Anne Speedie (24) 33pts BOT, 1st nine Anne Curran (20) 20pts, 2nd Ann Friel (13) 20pts.  The non-qualifying section was won by Kathleen Rodgers (13) 35pts and 2nd Cecilia Doran (33) 34pts.  The 2’s on the day Kathleen Rodgers and Mairead Harkin.  The Golfer of the links was won by Claire McGonagle (6) -  CSS non-qualifying. Big thank you to all members and visitors who support this very popular competition every year and look forward to seeing you all back next year and at our new Ladies Summer Open held the last Thursday of each month.

 The winner of the March Monthly 1st Deirdre O’Toole(12) 75pts and second Noreen McConigley (23) 73pts.  The results for Sunday members competition 2nd April on a beautiful sunny day in Portsalon with great scores 1st Deirdre Hensey (21) 41pts and 2nd Noreen McConigley (23) 40pts. CSS non qualifying

 Important upcoming dates for the golfing diary:

Our Sunday members will be held on 9th April with alternate day Friday 7th April (G.O.T.Y.).  Friday 14th April Four Ball Scramble any combination. Saturday 15th April Ladies Open sponsored by Green Golf.  Please note the prize giving for these two competitions will be held on the Easter Sunday night at 7.30pm.  All ladies are invited by Lady Captain to make an Easter Bonnett and wear to prize giving, there will be a prize for the best bonnet on the night.  Monday 17th Four Ball Better Ball any combination.  Thursday 27th April the all new Ladies’ Summer Open – (This competition will be held the last Thursday of each month during summer). The Donegal Shield which will be held on Saturday 29th April venue Greencastle Golf Club (all qualifiers are listed in the locker room if you are unable to attend please contact our competition secretary Marie Gilligan as soon as possible).  Please Ladies take note of the Drop-off arrangements - notices for same posted in Club House.  Book a time online or contact shop 07491 59459.

 Sympathy:

Finally on a sad note the Lady Captain Shelia Horner, ladies committee and lady members of Portsalon Golf Club would like to extend their sincere sympathies to Mary Teresa and family on the sudden death of John Sweeney. John a true gentleman will be missed by all at Portsalon Golf Club.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time.  May He rest in peace.

Lady Captain Sheila Horner presents Claire McGonagle (Portsalon) with 1st prize in the Winter Link's Captains Day and Overall Golfer of the Links 2017.

  Prize Winners - Ladies Winter Links Captains Day 2017.
Back Row (L-R) - Deirdre Hensey (Portsalon), Ann Friel (Ballyliffin), Marie Durso (Ballyliffin).  
Front Row (L-R) Lady Vice-Captain Karen McGlinchey, Lady Captain Sheila Horner, Claire McGonagle (Portsalon).


 

26th March 2017

The sun shone on beautiful Portsalon Golf course on Friday 24th March.  We had our Daffodil Day Open Fundraiser competition, the results for the Ladies are as follows:  1st Marion O’Sullivan(11) 36pts, 2nd Vera Kearney(19) 34pts BOT, 3rdSarah Nicholl(17) 34pts, and 4th Cecilia Doran (33) 33pts BOT. CSS non qualifying. Big thank you to Victor Byrne (McDonald’s) and Kieran Barron (Value Centre) Letterkenny for their kind sponsorship on the day. All proceeds from entry fees on the day went to Irish Cancer Society.

The results for Sunday members competition 26th March on a beautiful sunny day in Portsalon with great score 1st Claire Ferry(18) 38pts and 2nd Karen McGlinchey(21) 35pts. CSS non qualifying.  The ladies who qualified to travel with our Lady Captain Shelia Horner to Greencastle Golf Club to play in the popular Donegal Shield competition are: Claire Ferry, Deirdre Hensey, Sarah Nicholl, Claire McGonagle, Monica Tanney, Pamela Clinton-McDermott, Roseanne Logue, and Karen McGlinchey.

 Important upcoming dates for the golfing diary:

The Ladies Links Captains Day competition will be held this Thursday 30th March.  Our Sunday members will be held on 2nd April with alternate day Friday 31st March. The Donegal Shield which will be held on Saturday 29th April venue Greencastle Golf Club (all qualifiers are listed above and in the locker room if you are unable to attend please contact our competition secretary Marie Gilligan as soon as possible).  Please Ladies take note of the Drop-off arrangements - notices for same posted in Club House.  Book a time online or contact shop 07491 59459.


19th March 2017

The results for Sunday members competition 19th March on a fresh spring day was 1st Noreen McConigley 38pts, 2nd Deirdre O’Toole 37pts. CSS non qualifying.

 Important upcoming dates for the golfing diary:

Our Sunday members will be held on 26th March with no alternate day because there will be a Ladies and Gents Open “Daffodil Day Fundraiser” on Friday 24th March.  This competition is kindly sponsored by Mc Donald’s with thanks from the club to Victor Byrne.  All proceeds from entry fees on the day will go to the Irish Cancer Society.  Please note both Friday and Sunday will also be the qualifying for the popular Donegal Shield which will be held on Saturday 29th April venue Greencastle Golf Club. To enter the qualifying just place you name on the sheet provided on the day in the ladies locker room.  The Ladies Links Captains Day competition will be held on Thursday 30th March.  Please Ladies take note of the Drop-off arrangements - notices for same posted in Club House.  Book a time online or contact shop 07491 59459.

 Sympathy:

Finally on a sad note the Lady Captain Shelia Horner, ladies committee and lady members of Portsalon Golf Club would like to extend their deepest sympathy to Michael Martin and Family on the death of his Mother Rose Martin (Rossnakill). Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time.  May She rest in peace.


 

12th March 2017

The results for Sunday members competition 12th March on a fresh spring day was 1st Deirdre O’Toole 36pts, 2nd Noreen McConigley 35pts BOT. CSS non qualifying.

 Important upcoming dates for the golfing diary:

Our Sunday members will be held on 19th March no alternate day this week.  There is an Open Scramble (4 Ball any combination) on 17th March – St Patricks Day.  The Ladies Links Captains Day competition on Thursday 30th March. The popular Donegal Shield Competition will be held on 29th April  - Venue Greencastle Golf Club, qualifying for this competition will be held on Sunday 26th March.  Please Ladies take note of the Drop-off arrangements - notices for same posted in Club House.  Book a time online or contact shop 07491 59459.

 Sympathy:

Finally on a sad note the Lady Captain Shelia Horner, ladies committee and lady members of Portsalon Golf Club would like to extend their deepest sympathy to Kevin and Claire McGonagle and Family on the passing of Kevin’s Mother Kitty McGonagle (Kincasslagh) on Friday. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time.  May She rest in peace.


 

27th February 2017

There were no brave participants to brave storm Doris last weekend so we have no results for Sunday members competition 19th February.

 Important upcoming dates for the golfing diary;

 Our Sunday members will be held 5th March alternate day Friday 3rd March.   The Ladies Links competition has been rescheduled to Thursday 2nd March. The popular Donegal Shield Competition will be held on 29th April  - Venue Greencastle Golf Club, qualifying for this competition will be arranged for end March.  Please Ladies take note of the Drop-off arrangements - notices for same posted in Club House.  Book a time online or contact shop 07491 59459.


 

20 February 2017

The results for Sunday members competition 19th February with a fabulous score of 38pts on a miserable wet day was Claire Ferry(18) CSS non qualifying.

 Important upcoming dates for the golfing diary:

Our Sunday members will be held 26th February alternate day Friday 24th February.   The Ladies Links competition on Thursday 23rd February. The popular Donegal Shield Competition will be held on 29th April  - Venue Greencastle Golf Club, qualifying for this competition will be arranged for end March.  Please Ladies take note of the Drop-off arrangements - notices for same posted in Club House.  Book a time online or contact shop 07491 59459.

 Sympathy

It was a great sense of sadness that the members of Portsalon Golf Club heard of the news on Friday evening of the passing of Phil Murray peacefully at home with her family after battling a long illness.

Phil was our very first Lady Captain in 1972, a hard and dedicated worker for the club, she was also a founder of the Little Angels Association 40 years this year. A wonderful Lady she will be sadly missed. The sympathy of all at Portsalon Golf Club is extended to Phil’s family at this sad time.  May she rest in peace.


 

14 February 2017

The results for our Sunday members competition 12th February - 1st Claire McGonagle(6) 37pts, a fantastic score in the cold wind. CSS non-qualifying.

Important upcoming dates for the golfing diary;

Our Sunday members will be held 19th February alternate day Friday 17th February.   The Ladies Links competition on Thursday 23rd February. The popular Donegal Shield Competition will be held on 29th April  - Venue Greencastle Golf Club.  Qualifying for this competition will be arranged for end March.  Ladies, please take note of the drop-off arrangements - notices for same posted in Club House.  Book a time online or contact Billy 07491 59459.


 

 6 February 2017

The Captain Martin Blaney, Lady Captain Sheila Horner and President Andy Boland held their drive-in on Sunday 5th February.  After a frosty start to the day, the sun came out and the large turnout of members had a very enjoyable day playing the scramble.  The scoring on the day was brilliant!  Congratulations to the winners and best wishes to Captain Martin, Lady Captain Sheila and President Andy for their term of office.

Lady Captain Sheila would like to thank all members who supported the drive-in and making it a most memorable day for her.

The results for our January Monthly competition 1st Deirdre Hensey 74pts, 2nd Claire McGonagle 70pts.

Important upcoming dates for the golfing diary:

Our Sunday members will be held on 12th February with alternate day Friday 10th February.   The Ladies Links competition take place on Thursday 23rd February. The popular Donegal Shield Competition will be held on 29th April at Greencastle Golf Club; qualifying for this competition will be arranged for end of March.   Book a time online or contact Billy on 074 9159459. Ladies, please take note of the drop-off arrangements - notices for same posted are posted in the clubhouse.  

      2017 Lady Captain, Mrs Sheila Horner with Club President Mr Andy Boland left, and Club Captain Mr Martin Blaney at the drive in on Sunday 5th February 2017

 

 Lady Captain Sheila(right) pictured with 2017 Lady Vice-Captain Karen McGlinchey (left)


 

30 January 2017

Thursday 26th January was the latest very popular Ladies Winter Links.  It was cold and very windy but luckily the rain stayed off. A great turn out of ladies braved the weather.

 1st  Claire McGonagle(6) 33pts, 2nd  Deirdre Hensey(21) 32 pts. B.O.T., Gross  Sheila Breen(11) 21 gr. pts,  3rd Vera Kearney  (19)  32 pts., 4th Rosie Spence (24)  31 pts. B.O.T., 5th Kathleen McCormick  (24) 31 pts.,  Front 9  Josephine Stewart  (22) 19 pts,   Back 9  Tracey Spence (12)  19 pts.,  2’s: Emer Ewing , Mairead Harkin , Kathleen McCormick.

 Sunday members 29th January results: 1st Deirdre Hensey (21) 39 pts, 2nd Claire McGonagle(6) 34 pts.

 Important upcoming dates for the golfing diary;

 Our Sunday members will be cancelled next week due to the Captains drive-in.   The popular Donegal Shield Competition will be held on 29th April  - Venue Greencastle Golf Club, qualifying for this competition will be arranged for end March.  Please Ladies take note of the Drop -off arrangements - notices for same posted in Club House.

 Lady Captain, Sheila Horner, and the new Gent's Captain, Martin Blaney, and new President Andy Boland will start the golfing year at the drive-in on Sunday 5th February. Hopefully the weather will be clement and there will be a good turn-out of members to support them on the day. The Ladies' section wishes Sheila Horner, Martin Blaney and Andy Boland a great day and the very best of luck for a most enjoyable and successful term in office. Members please contact Billy at office 07491 59459 to enter your name for the drive-in draw which will take place on Saturday 4th February.

23rd January 2017

The 45th Annual General Meeting of Portsalon Golf Club Ladies' Branch was held on Saturday 21st January 2017. There was a great turn-out of ladies to welcome in the new Lady Captain, Mrs Sheila Horner. Sheila and her husband Pat joined Portsalon in 2005 when they were proposed by Joachim Loughery and seconded by Paul Blaney. They are both also proud members of Lurgan Golf Club where Sheila has just finished her role as club treasurer after three years.    Sheila is a retired P.E. teacher and loves the outdoors. She said in her opening speech how delighted and honoured she was to become Lady Captain of Portsalon Golf Club and was looking forward to meeting new people in her role as Lady Captain. She also introduced the new Lady Vice-Captain, Karen McGlinchey and wished her well.

 

2017 Lady Captain Sheila Horner receiving her Lady Captain's pin from outgoing Lady Captain Sally O'Kane

 

Important upcoming dates for the golfing diary:

The very popular Winter Links resumes on Thursday 26th January. Contact the office for a time as the time-sheet is already very busy.  Sunday members' continues, as usual, next Sunday 29th January, with the alternate day being the previous Friday 27th January.  The popular Donegal Shield Competition will be held on 29th April at Greencastle Golf Club.  The qualifying for this competition will be arranged for the end of March.  Please take note of the drop-off arrangements - notices for same posted in Club House.

 Lady Captain, Sheila Horner, new Gent's Captain, Martin Blaney, and new President Andy Boland will start the golfing year at the drive-in on Sunday 5th February. Hopefully the weather will be clement and there will be a good turn-out of members to support them on the day. The Ladies' section wishes Sheila Horner, Martin Blaney and Andy Boland a great day and the very best of luck for a most enjoyable and successful term in office.


 

16th January 2017

A reminder to our members that the Ladies' AGM will be held in the clubhouse at 2.00pm on Saturday 21st January 2017.
 
Dates for Diary: Sunday Members on the 22nd and alternate day on Friday 20th. Our Winter Links Competition resumes on Thursday 26th January.  Book a time online or contact Billy 07491 59459.

9th January 2017

The winner of the December monthly was 1st Claire McGonagle 73pts, 2nd Noreen McConigley 69pts. The winner of Sunday Members 8th January was Deirdre Hensey (21)35pts, 2nd Roisin McCormack (16) 34pts.  The CSS was 76 (35pts). 

Dates for Diary: Sunday Members on the 15th and alternate day on Friday 13th. First Links of new year Thursday 26th January.  Book a time online or contact Billy 07491 59459.

 


3rd January 2017

The weather was mixed for the golfers over the Christmas period.  We would like to thank members and visitors who took part in our competitions over the week.

The winner of December monthly. 1st Claire McGonagle 73 pts, 2nd Noreen McConigley 69 pts.  Friday 30th December 1st Deirdre Hensey (21) 36pts, 2nd Claire McGonagle (5) 32pts bot.  Monday 2nd January 2017 1st Mary Barrett (19) 36 pts.
Dates for diary: Sunday members 8th January alternate day Friday 6th.
Happy new year golfers enjoy golf in 2017. Book a tee time online or contact Billy at office 07491 59459.


 20th December 2016

The winner of the last Sunday Members in 2016 was Anne Speedie(24) 34pts CSS 36pts. 
 
Dates for Diary: Monday 26th December Ladies and Gents Open Stableford, Tuesday 27th December Open 4BBB any combination, Thursday 29th December 3 Ball Rumble Ladies and Gents, Friday 30th December Open Ladies and Gents Stableford, Saturday 31st December Open 4BBB any combination, Sunday 1st January 2017 usual Sunday Members competition. Please note preferred lies are in operation 6" placing fairways only. Book a tee time online or contact Billy at office 07491 59459. Good luck Ladies enjoy Christmas at Portsalon Golf Club.
 
The Lady Captain Sally O'Kane and committee wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and lots of good golf in 2017!

12th December 2016

The winner of the Sunday Members was Noreen McConigley(22) 38pts css 73 - 38pts both days.  The last turkey, number five was won by Mary Barrett (18) 38pts, 2nd was Kathleen Friel (34) 35pts. 

Dates for Diary: Sunday Members on the 18th and alternate day on Friday 16th. Monday 26th December Ladies and Gents Open Stableford, Tuesday 27th December 4BBB any combination, Thursday 29th December 3 Ball Rumble, Friday 30th Ladies and Gents Stableford, Saturday 31st December 4 BBB any combination, Sunday 1st usual Sunday Members competition. Please note preferred lies are in operation 6" placing fairways only. Book a tee time online or contact Billy at office 07491 59459. Good luck Ladies enjoy Christmas at Portsalon Golf Club.

6th December 2016

The last big golfing week of the year was a huge success for the ladies in Portsalon.

On Thursday 1st December, there was another fabulous turn-out for the last Winter Links competition of 2016. Considering it was re-scheduled due to frost the previous Thursday, 65 ladies rearranged their diaries to play in beautiful conditions, reflected in the scores on the day.

Mary McHugh (17) 39 pts B.O.T. claimed the top spot.
2nd Claire McGonagle (6) 39pts B.O.T.
Gross. Mairead Harkin (15) 24 gross points.
3rd. Eileen Williamson (19) 38pts.
4th. Margaret McCrossan (18) 37pts.
5th. Maggie Logue (21) 36pts. B.O.T.

Front 9. Deirdre Hensey (20) 19pts. B.O.T.
Back 9. Madge Kelly (18) 19pts. B.O.T.

2's Club-- Nuala McGarrigle (19)
C.S.S. 74, 37 pts.

 On Sunday last, we had the presentation of the Danny Clinton Memorial Mixed Foursomes Matchplay.  The winners of the Cup this year were husband and wife team Maurice and Monica McGettigan, and they were presented the trophy by sponsors Pamela Clinton-McDermott and Dana Clinton. The runners-up were Eamonn McDermott and Karen McGlinchey. The winner of the Bronze Medal 2016 was Noreen McConigley.

 All is back to normal this week with Sunday Members on the 11th and alternate day on Friday 9th. Ladies please note preferred lies are in operation 6" placing fairways only.  Good luck ladies, enjoy your golf.


 

29 November 2016

Saturday 26th was another important day for the ladies' section Portsalon Golf Club.
It was the very well supported hamper day, the last big event for Lady Captain, Sally O'Kane.
The hampers were fabulous and rightly inspired some excellent golf.   Lady Captain Sally extended her gratitude on behalf of all the ladies to Sarah Nicholl for her efforts in putting together the superb hampers.
Aedeen Conway(14) claimed the first prize with a brilliant  score of 39pts, runner-up was Claire Ferry (19) with 36pts. and Marie Gilligan (17) was 3rd. with 34pts BOT.
Front 9 : Monica Tanney(21) 18pts.
Back 9 : Pamela-Clinton-McDermott (16) 19pts.
Nearest the Pin 12th : Claire McGonagle 
Nearest the Pin 10th : Monica Tanney
C.S.S. 35pts 76 nett.

Following the golf, there was the presentation of Hampers and the end of year prize-giving and no-one went home empty-handed. Claire McGonagle very deservedly won the Golfer of the Year for a second time after another  year of exceptional golf, which also included winning the 'Birdie tree'.  Deirdre O'Toole was the runner-up in the 'Birdie Tree'.  The Silver Medal and Silver Spoon were won by Dana Clinton. The ladies all enjoyed a delicious meal afterwards and were ,as usual, very well catered for by Roisin Gibbons and her staff. There was no Sunday members competition due to fog.

Dates for Diary: Next Sunday is the Gents' Hamper Competition and so there will not be the usual SundayMembers competition or alternate date.  We would like to wish Mr Captain, John Logue and all the gents good luck in the Hamper and hope they have a fine golfing day. 

Winter Links
Our rescheduled Winter Links takes place on Thursday 1st December.  If you are unable to play on that date please take your name off the time sheet. This will release more times during the shorter days. Ladies please note preferred lies are in operation 6" placing fairways only. Book a tee time online or contact Billy at office 07491 59459. Good luck Ladies enjoy your golf.

15 November 2016

The weather was quite mild last weekend resulting in great scores from the Ladies for The Sunday members competition (13th November) -1st with a brilliant score of 41pts was Geraldine Hickland(25) and 2nd Mae Blaney(25) 40pts CSS 73 38pts.Turkey number 3 was won by Jackie Friel(21) 38pts, 2nd Mae Blaney (26) 37pts.  Turkey number 4 was won by Noreen McConigley(22) 36pts, 2nd Claire Ferry(19) 34pts.

 Dates for Diary: Sunday members 20th November with alternate day Friday 18th November. Christmas is on our door step again ladies and our running Turkey Competition has started - all details on how to enter will be in ladies locker room.  Again we would like to remind ladies of the Winter Links Thursday 24th November if you are unable to play on that date please take your name off the time sheet. This will release more times during the short days.  The Christmas Hampers will be played for on Saturday 26th November the draw is up on the notice board and time sheet.  Ladies please note preferred lies are in operation 6" placing fairways only. Book a tee time online or contact Billy at office 07491 59459. Good luck Ladies enjoy your golf.
 
Sympathy:  Finally on a very sad note The Lady Captain Sally O'Kane, ladies committee and lady members of Portsalon Golf Club are deeply saddened by the loss of two Past Captains Mr Ollie Connolly and Mr Derek McMahon.  Their deaths shook Portsalon last weekend and we would like to extend our deepest sympathy to the Connolly family and the McMahon family on the death of these two great workers for Portsalon Golf Club. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time.  May they both rest in peace.

10 November 2016

A reminder ladies, that the Christmas Hamper competition takes place on Saturday 26th of November.  Please ensure that you add your name on the sheet in the ladies locker room, and pay your entry fee in order to be included in the draw which will take place on Sunday 13th of November.

8 November 2016

Blustery winds on Sunday made the Sunday competition for the Ladies a tough task. Monica Tanney (21) came out tops with a score of 30Pts CSS 76 35pts - RO.  The winner of the Bank Holiday Monday Open 31st October was Mae Blaney (25) 33pts CSS 75 nett 36Pts.
 
Dates for Diary:Sunday members 13th November with alternate day Friday 11th November. Christmas is on our door step again ladies and our running Turkey Competition has started - all details on how to enter will be in ladies locker room.  Again we would like to remind ladies of the Winter Links is on Thursday 24th November.  The Christmas Hampers will be played for on Saturday 26th November please put you name on sheet in locker room with your intention to play entry fee to be paid by 13th November.  Ladies please note preferred lies are in operation 6" placing fairways only. Book a tee time online or contact Billy at office 07491 59459. Good luck Ladies enjoy your golf.

1 November 2016

Thursday 27th October was the second Winter Links for ladies this season. There was a great turn out of Ladies who braved the weather and some not all produced some fabulous scores on the day.
The scores were first place Clara McNeil(19) 39 pts, The runner-up was Augusta Neff(20) with 38 pts, Gross Claire McGonagle(5) 26 pts, 3rd Marie Durso(13) 37pts Bot, 4th. Mae Blaney(26) 37pts, 5th Marion Devlin(14) 36 pts Bot,1st nine - Pamela Clinton-McDermott(16) 19 pts, 2nd nine - Grainne Hines(25) 18 pts, 2's Club - Marie Durso CSS 75/36 pts.

The winner of the Sunday Members competition was Jackie Friel(21) 38pts and 2nd Claire McGonagle (5) 36pts Bot CSS/75 36pts. Draw for the club Matchplay is up on board 1st round to be played by 30th November.  Person on top of draw to make contact, please pay entry fee before play.
 
Dates for Diary:
Sunday members 6th November with alternate day Friday 4th November. Christmas is on our door step again ladies and our running Turkey Competition has started - all details on how to enter will be in ladies locker room.  Again we would like to remind ladies of the Winter Links is on Thursday the 24th November.  The Christmas Hampers will be played for on Saturday 26th November please put you name on sheet in locker room with your intention to play and entry fee to be paid by 13th November. Ladies please note preferred lies are in operation 6" placing fairways only. Book a tee time online or contact Billy at office 07491 59459. Good luck Ladies enjoy your golf.
 
Note from Handicap Secretary:
We have reached the time of year, when all ‘home’ players will have their records assessed as part of the Annual Review process.  In advance of this process, please ensure that you have observed your player obligations, and reported all non-qualifying scores from team and society golf. These can be recorded in the ‘Away Scores’ folder.  Please see the ladies notice board for further information.

25th October 2016

The winner of the Sunday Members competition was the in-form Mae Blaney(26) 31pts BOT and 2nd Claire McGonagle (5) 31pts.The second turkey winner was Nuala McGarrigle(20) 43pts, 2nd Mae Blaney(26) 36pts. The draw for the club matchplay is on the noticeboard, with the first round to be played by 30th November.  The person on top of draw to make contact with her opponent.  Please ensure entry fee is paid before play.
 
Dates for Diary:
Sunday members 30th October with alternate day Friday 28th October.
Christmas is on our door step again ladies and our running Turkey Competition is in progress - all details on how to enter is detailed in the ladies locker room. 
We would like to remind ladies of the Winter Links on Thursday the 27th October.  Last month we had a fabulous turnout despite the weather.  There will be the usual generous array of prizes, plus a gross prize each month.  Book a tee time online or contact Billy at office  07491 59459.
Ladies please note preferred lies are in operation, with 6 inch placing fairways only. Good luck ladies enjoy your golf!

 

18th October 2016

Due to the bad weather conditions over the weekend there was no entry to the Sunday competition.

Sunday members 23rd October with alternate day Friday 21st October. Christmas is on our door step again ladies and our running Turkey Competition has started - all details on how to enter will be in ladies locker room.  Again we would like to remind ladies of the Winter Links on Thursday the 27th October, last month we had a fabulous turnout despite the weather.  There will be the usual generous array of prizes, plus a gross prize each month.  Book a tee time online or contact Billy at office  07491 59459.  Ladies please note preferred lies are in operation with 6 inch placing fairways only.

11 October 2016

Sunday 9th October was our usual Sunday members competition the summer weather continued and it reflected in the scores and the entry.  First place with a brilliant score of 43pts was Nuala McGarrigle(20) and runner up was Mae Blaney(26) 36pts CSS 73/38pts. The first turkey winner was Karen McGlinchey(21) 32pts, 2nd Mae Blaney(26) 31pts.
 
Dates for the Diary:

Sunday members 16th October with alternate day Friday 14th October. Christmas is on our door step again ladies and our running Turkey Competition has started - all details on how to enter will be in ladies locker room.  The Winter Links (2) on Thursday the 27th October - there will be the usual generous array of prizes, plus a gross prize each month.  Book a tee time online or contact Billy at office  07491 59459. Good luck Ladies enjoy your golf and hopefully the good weather will stay to help us enjoy it even more.
Ladies, we are running the club singles match play over the winter months.  If you wish to be included in the draw on Sunday 16th October, please put your name on the sheet on the notice board if you haven't already done so.  Entry fee is seven euro to be paid before your first match.

The Lady Captain Sally O'Kane and Lady members of Portsalon Golf Club would like to wish Paul Armstrong Captain of Donegal Seniors Team good luck as they take on Letterkenny Golf Club in the second leg of the final on Sunday 16th October in Letterkenny.  Finally a big thank you to North West Golf Club for their kind welcome to the Portsalon members who travelled to the presentation of prizes for the 125 Celebration Open last Saturday night.  We thoroughly enjoyed the history of the two clubs and the nights craic with Gene Fitzpatrick.


 

4 October 2016

Thursday the 29th September was the first of the Winter Links for ladies this season.  A total of 68 Ladies braved the blustery winds and rain.
The scores were first place Claire McGonagle(5) 37 pts BOT
The runner-up was Sarah Nicholl(17) with 37 pts
Gross Ann Cannon(12) 23 pts
3rd Grainne Hines(25) 35pts
4th Josephine Stewart(22) 34pts
5th Carmel Barry (12) 33 pts
1st nine Patricia McAteer (34) 17 pts
2nd nine Margo Birmingham (29) 19 pts
2's Club - Mary Barrett, Celine Bradley, Mary Flynn, Sarah Nicholl, Marion O'Sullivan and Carmel Barry
CSS 76/35 pts.

Sunday 2nd October was our usual Sunday members our summer weather appeared again and Deirdre Hensey(21) came out tops with a good score of 38pts CSS 75/36pts. The September monthly was won by Deirdre O'Toole 77pts and the runner-up was Sarah Nicholl 74pts.

Dates for the Diary:

Sunday members 9th October with alternate day Friday 7th October. Christmas is on our door step again ladies and our running Turkey Competition has started - all details on how to enter will be in ladies locker room.  The Winter Links (2) on Thursday the 27th October - there will be the usual generous array of prizes, plus a gross prize each month.  Book a tee time online or contact Billy at office  07491 59459. Good luck Ladies enjoy your golf and hopefully the good weather will stay to help us enjoy it even more.

The Lady Captain Sally O'Kane and Lady members of Portsalon Golf Club would like to wish James Sandilands Captain of Minor League team good luck as they take on Buncrana in the second leg of the final on Saturday 8th October in Buncrana.


 

27 September 2016

On Saturday last Portsalon Golf Club hosted The All Ireland Past Captains.  The winner of the Ladies section with a great score of 38pts was past captain of Letterkenny Golf Club Anne Condon(20) and second was Nuala McGarrigle(20) 33Pts BOT (CSS 75 36pts).  This great competition was kindly sponsored by Radisson Blu Hotel Letterkenny. 

Sunday 25th was the September Medal competition and whilst it was a warm day there were some pretty heavy showers. The winner was Deirdre O'Toole(11) 77 nett CSS 75 for Friday and CSS 76 Sunday

Congratulations to the newly-crowned Golfer of the Year 2016 - Claire McGonagle (5) 39pts. This is a well deserved and great result for Claire who has played some fabulous golf this year. Well done Claire. 

Dates for the Diary:

The Winter links gets under way on Thursday the 29th September.  From the look off the timesheet this competition is going to be every bit as popular as previous years. There will be the usual generous array of prizes, plus a gross prize each month.  Book a tee time online or contact Billy at office 07491 59459.

The Sunday members competition  continues on Sunday 2nd Oct  with alternate date Friday 30th September.  Christmas is on our door step again ladies and our running Turkey competition begins - all details on how to enter will be in ladies locker room.  Good luck Ladies enjoy your golf and hopefully we will get some good weather to help us enjoy it even more.


19 September 2016

On Saturday last the Past Captain's of Portsalon's Ladies Branch competed for the Past Captain's plaque.  A fun and memorable day was enjoyed by all and a big thank you to our Lady Captain Sally O'Kane who even organised the good weather for everyone which resulted in the great scoring on the day.  Past Captain Grannie Hines (26) came up trumps with a great score of 41pts, second Roisin McCormack (16) 39pts, third Vera Kearney(20) 38pts, back nine Deirdre O'Toole (11) 23pts and front nine Sarah Nicholl (17) 20pts. CSS 72 (39 pts).  The results from the two day 125 year celebration competition held on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th September are as follows. Day one Portsalon Yvonne Mitchell(6) Castlerock 34pts BOT, day two Portsalon Patricia McAteer(34) 33pts. Overall winner over two days Augusta Neff(20) North West Golf Club 64pts, and second place Sarah Nicholl(17)Portsalon Golf Club 62pts.

Dates for the Diary:

The All Ireland Past Captains Saturday 24th September.  Medal main day Sunday 25th with alternate day Friday 23rd. The Winter links gets under way on Thursday the 29th from the look off the timesheet this competition is going to be every bit as popular as previous years. There will be the usual generous array of prizes, plus a gross prize each month.  Book a tee time online or contact Billy at office  07491 59459.

Finally on a sad note the Lady Captain Sally O'Kane and Lady members of Portsalon Golf Club would like to extend their deepest sympathy to Kathleen McVeigh and her family on the death of Michael a former green keeper at Portsalon Golf Club. May he rest in peace.


12 September 2016

Lady Captain Sally O'Kane and the ladies from Portsalon had a very successful and enjoyable Ladies Captain's outing to Bundoran last Saturday.  The weather was kind to all and the winner on the day was Jackie Friel (21) 32 pts, 2nd Deirdre O'Toole (11) 31 pts and 3rd was Roisin McCormack (16) 30 pts, front nine: Karen McGlinchey and back nine: Deirdre Hensey.
 
Last weekend both North West Golf Club and Portsalon Golf Club held a two day competition on each course to celebrate their 125th anniversaries. The lady winner of the stableford competition in Portsalon on Saturday was Augusta Neff, and the winner on day two on a very blustery day was Sarah Nicholl (full results will be posted in next weeks notes). There was no usual members competition due to outing and 125 year celebrations.
 
Dates for you diary 

Club Past Captains Prize - Saturday 17th September.  Please be at clubhouse at 11.15am for draw, tea and chat, first tee booked 12 noon.

All Ireland Past Captains - Saturday 24th September

Sunday Members - Sunday 18th December (alternate day Friday 16th September).

Winter Links - Thursday 29th September - Our very popular Winter Links will kick off on Thursday 29th September.  Book a tee time online or contact Billy at office 074 91 59459. 

 
With Sympathy
Finally on a sad note the Lady Captain, Sally O'Kane and members of Portsalon Golf Club would like to extend their deepest sympathy to Mr Willie McCleary and family on the death of his twin brother Tony McCleary. May he rest in peace.

5 September 2016

The August Monthly in aid of Breast Cancer Research results:  1st Place Mary Barrett 111pts, 2nd Claire Ferry 101pts and 3rd Sarah Nicholl 99pts - Thanks to all the ladies who supported this great cause.

The winner of the Sunday Members competition 4th September with a fantastic score of 42pts playing of (6) was Claire McGonagle and 2nd with another high score was Deirdre O'Toole (12) 40 pts. CSS on Friday was 73 (38pts) CSS Sunday was 74 (37) pts.
 
Lady Captain Sally O'Kane's away golfing break to Bundoran Golf Club takes place this weekend. This promises to be a very enjoyable outing and hopefully the ladies will have good weather and good golf.  Good luck to Lady Captain Sally and all travelling to Bundoran.
 
Dates for you diary 
125th Anniversary Celebration - 10th / 11th September - The Sunday members will be cancelled this week (11th September) due to Portsalon and Northwest Golf Club celebrating 125 years of links golf.  A two day competition will take place at both clubs on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th September.   We encourage you to come and support this great event. 
 
Club Past Captains Prize - Saturday 17th September
 
All Ireland Past Captains - Saturday 24th September
 
Winter Links - Thursday 29th September - Our very popular Winter Links will kick off on Thursday 29th September.  Book a tee time online or contact Billy at office 074 91 59459. 

4 September 2016 - Mary McDaid Cup

Letterkenny Ladies win the Mary McDaid Cup

The Mary McDaid Cup (in honour of deceased members and friends) was hosted in Portsalon at the weekend. Now in its 9th year this much anticipated event mixes the players from each club into teams with an opportunity to play for individual, team and club prizes. Organised by Portsalon Ladies GC with ladies from Letterkenny, Otway and Rosapenna taking part.  Played in the spirit it was intended by putting greater emphasis on the camaraderie between the clubs and adding a bit of fun with the infamous yellow ball competition. Special thanks to the Roisin and Anne McDaid and family for their continued support and for presenting the awards, Portsalon GC for hosting, Portsalon Ladies Branch and in particular the organising committee Mary Barrett, Roisin McCormack, Kathleen and Deirdre O’Toole for their hard work.  Congratulations to all who took part and in particular Letterkenny Golf Club on winning the Mary McDaid Cup. 

Results

Yellowball (Oops!):  Team 6 (1pt) – Marie Gilligan, Celine Bradley, Patricia McAteer and Sandra Carr.
Yellowball Winners: Team 5 (32 Pts) Eileen McLarnon, Margaret Harvey, Beth Deeney and Kit Boyce.

Team Awards:
1st Team: Kathleen McCormick, Monica McDonagh, Oonagh McCoy and Orla Lenny (124 pts)
2nd Team: Marie Gilligan, Celine Bradley, Patricia McAteer and Sandra Carr (123 pts)
3rd Team: Claire McGonagle, Cecelia Doran, Christine Brown and Carmel Barry (121 pts)

Best individual Score (sponsored by McDaid Family)
Cecelia Doran, 38pts BOT

Mary McDaid Club results – 4th Otway, 214pts, 3rd Rosapenna, 218pts, R-up, Portsalon 232pts and the winners Letterkenny GC with 258pts. 

1st Letterkenny (258pts)
2nd Portsalon (232pts)
3rd Rosapenna (218pts)
4th Otway (214pts)

 


Roisin and Anne McDaid with Lady Captain Sally O’Kane (Portsalon) presenting the Mary McDaid Cup 2016 to Lady Captain, Jackie Ireland with her winning team from Letterkenny GC

 


Cecilia Doran, Letterkenny Overall Individual winner with the Mary McDaid Cup

 

 
The winning Letterkenny Team with the Mary McDaid Cup

 


29 August 2016

August Medal
We had beautiful weather at Portsalon Golf Club over the weekend, resulting in some brilliant scoring in the August Medal. The Winner was Pamela Clinton-McDermott (17) 70 nett,  2nd Anne Speedie (25) 72 nett.  The CSS was 73 on Friday and 76 on Sunday

 
Dates for you diary
The Mary McDaid Memorial Cup takes place on Saturday 3rd September. This very sociable event brings together players from  Rosapenna, Otway, Letterkenny and Portsalon as they compete for the much coveted cup, alongside competing for team and individual prizes.The Ladies who qualified for the Mary McDaid Cup are: Claire Ferry, Claire McGonagle, Mary Barrett, Eileen McLarnon, Marie Gilligan, Kathleen McCormick and Dana Clinton. Please arrive at the clubhouse by 11.15am for tea and a chat.  The Lady Captains will tee-off at 12 noon.
 
Please note that the Sunday members on 4th September (with alternate day Friday 2nd September) will count towards Golfer of year points. 
 
The club will be hosting a great 2 day open event celebrating 125 years of links golf with the Northwest Golf Club.  The 125th Anniversary weekend of golf will take place on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th September (please check online for further details). 
 
Clubs past Captains Prize takes place on 17th September and The All Ireland Past Captains on Saturday 24th September.  Book a tee time online or contact Billy at office 074 91 59459.
 
Lessons
Portsalon GC (Ladies Branch) invite any ladies interested in learning how to play golf or simply improving their technique and their game.  The 5-week programme is open to all ladies (members and non-members of the Club) interested in taking part in group lessons with PGA Professional, Jimmy Gallagher.  Further details contact Deirdre 087-9300756 or email:deirdre@activedonegal.com  Meeting Thursday night at Kilavee at 5pm, equipment can be provided for the lessons.

 

22nd August 2016

The winner of the Sunday Members competition was Claire Ferry(19) 37 pts and 2nd Claire McGonagle(6) 36pts CSS 75 (36pts).

The Ladies who qualified for the Mary McDaid Cup are: Claire Ferry, Claire McGonagle, Mary Barrett, Eileen McLarnon, Marie Gilligan, Kathleen McCormick, Dana Clinton. 

Dates for you diary: Sunday members medal 28th August with alternate day Friday 26th August.  August 1st to 31st - Lancôme Breast Cancer competition. Ladies please note there has been a change on the fixture card the All Ireland Past Captains.  It has been changed from Saturday 27th August to Saturday 24th September.  Book a tee time on line or contact Billy at office 074 91 59459. 

Portsalon GC (Ladies Branch) invite any ladies interested in learning how to play golf or simply improving their technique and their game.  The 5-week programme is open to all ladies (members and non-members of the Club) interested in taking part in group lessons with PGA Professional, Jimmy Gallagher.  Further details contact Deirdre 087-9300756 or email:deirdre@activedonegal.com  Meeting Thursday night at Kilavee at 5pm, equipment can be provided for the lessons.

12th July 2016

Portsalon Golf Club's Open Week is in full swing.
Sunday 10th was the first Ladies Open with most of the Ladies getting a dry round of golf resulting in some fine scoring. 
Winner: Monica Tanney [22] 41pts,
Second: Sarah Nicholl [18] 40 pts,
Gross: Claire McGonagle [6] 34 gross pts,
Third: Deirdre Hensey [20] 37pts,
Visitor Mo Griffin [19] 35pts,
Front nine Marion Overend [19] 19 pts, Second nine Pamela Clinton-McDermott [17] 21pts.
CSS 73 = 38 pts. 
Portsalon Lady Captain Sally O'Kane and all Lady members thank all our kind sponsors for making this week possible and thank all members and visitors for supporting our Open week.
There will be a Prize Giving next Sunday evening 17th July in Club House look forward to seeing good turn out to support our Sponsors and lucky prize winners.
See website, wwwportsalongolfclub.com for further details for Open Week or contact Billy in the office (0749150459) for tee-times.

 

4th July 2016

The June monthly was won by Noreen McConigley 83pts, 2nd Deirdre O'Toole 74pts BOT.  On Saturday 2nd of July we had the Charlie Canning Memorial Trophy Open Ladies and Gents competition and the overall winner with a fabulous score of 40pts playing of 4 was Darragh McGowan, 2nd Deirdre Hensey[20] 39pts, gross Claire Mc Gonagle[6] 23pts, 3rd Justine Agnew[19] 35pts.CSS 73/38pts. 

A big thank you goes out to the Canning Family for kindly sponsoring this competition and inviting the Ladies to play. 

Sunday members 3/7/2016 winner Claire McGonagle [6] 37pts, 2nd Monica Tanney [22] 36pts BOT. 

As Saturday is the beginning of Open Week there will be no Sunday Members' competition for the next two Sundays.  No doubt there will be a great turnout for the ladies' competitions throughout the week.
See website, wwwportsalongolfclub.com for details or contact Billy in the office (0749150459) for tee-times.
 
19th June 2016
 
Ladies played the June Medal competition this weekend and the low handicapers came out top with fabulous winning scores returned from Dana Clinton (10) 69 nett and 2nd Deirdre O'Toole (12) 73 nett CSS Friday 72 - CSS Sunday 75.  Mr Captains Prize to the Ladies this Friday 24th June followed by Sunday members 26th June.
Lady Captain Sally O'Kane and all lady members wish Mr Captain John Logue a great Captains Day on Saturday 25th June and best wishes for the rest of the year. 
Hard luck to the Márie O'Donnell team captained by Claire McGonagle who tried hard against Buncrana on Saturday. Good Luck to Buncrana Ladies in there next round. 
Our Lady member Marion Overend also Lady Captain of Ballycastle Golf Club will hold Her Lady Captains Day in Ballycastle on Saturday the Lady Captain Sally and all the Portsalon Ladies send you best wishes for your big day.
 
13th June 2016
 
The winner of the Sunday Members competition was once again the in form Noreen McConigley (23) with a fantastic score 41pts and 2nd Deirdre O'Toole (12) 36pts CSS 38pts 73. 
The Sunday Medal competition continues on Sunday 19th with the alternate day being the previous Friday.
Ladies are advised that John Logue's Captains prize for ladies takes place on Friday 24th June please feel free to put your name on the time sheet.
Good luck to the Márie O'Donnell team captained by Claire McGonagle who play return leg in Portsalon on Saturday.

7th June 2016
 
The winner of the Sunday Members competition on the 5th June with a fantastic score of 42pts was Noreen McConigley(25) and 2nd was Mae Blaney (25) 37pts Bot.
The winner of the Bank Holiday open on Monday was Nuala McGarrigle(22) 38pts.
The Sunday Members competition continues on the 12th with the alternate day being the previous Friday. This will also count for golfer of the year points.
Good luck to the Màire O'Donnell team captained by Claire McGonagle who play Buncrana in the first leg on Saturday 11th June.
 
30th May 2016
 
The recent run of fine weather has produced equally fine results.
The Sunday members competition on May 15th was won by Jackie Friel(21) 40pts and second was Nuala McGarrigle(24) with 39pts.
The May Medal on Sunday the 29th was won by Mary Flynn(35) 72 nett bot and 2nd was Mary Barrett(18) 72 nett. 
The Sunday Members competition continues on the 5th June with the alternate day being the previous Friday.
 
In team news the Revive Active Fourball team, lost out by a narrow margin, with the final match going to the 21st hole against City of Derry golf club.
The Intermediate team have their return match at home next Monday against Carnalea and they have it all to do after conceeding 5 matches away. 
 
The Lady Captain, her committee and all of the lady members would like to extend their sincere sympathies to Past Lady Captain Marie Wallace on the recent loss of her brother. 
 
9th May 2016
 
The winner of the Sunday Members competition on the 8th was Mary Barrett(18) 35pts and 2nd was Sarah Nicholl(17) 34pts Bot. The Sunday Members continues on the 15th with the alternate day being the previous Friday.  
On Saturday the 14th May there is an Open Classic in aid of the Hospice which is kindly sponsored by Patrick Perry.
Good luck to the Mixed foursomes team captained by Claire McGonagle and Stephen Connolly who travel to City of Derry for the qualifying day on Sunday 15th May.

3rd May 2016

The Sunday Members competition on the   May 1st was won by Jackie Friel(21) 36pts and 2nd was Deirdre Hensey(20) 35pts.

The winner of the monthly competition for April was Eileen McLarnon with 80pts, and 2nd was Maureen Shanahan with 78pts.  

The Sunday Members continues on the 8th with the alternate day being the previous Friday. This will also count for golfer of the year points.

Congratulations to the Intermediate team who progress to the 2nd round after their victory over Moyola Park.

26th April 2016

On Sunday 24th April we had the members voucher competition and two of our ladies featuring in the prizes. Maureen Shanahan returned a fantastic 43pts and was only beaten for the top spot on break of tie. Claire McGonagle returned a fabulous level par round to win the overall gross with 36pts.

This Sunday May 1st will be the Sunday Members competition with the alternate day being the previous Friday.

There will also be a Ladies & Gents open on the bank holiday Monday.

The Intermediate team captained by Roisin McCormack & Mary Barrett achieved a fine result of four & half matches at home against Moyola, the return leg is on Friday 29th.

Anyone interested in playing in the Revive Active Four ball team which is captained by Marie Gilligan should put their name on the sheet provided on the notice board in the locker room.  

18th April 2016

On Sunday the 17th April we had our first ILGU Medal stroke competition.

The breezy conditions had no effect on the performance of Sarah Nicholl(18) who, not only returned a 70 nett to win the competition, but also recorded a hole in one on the 12th!!  Sarah also had a hole in one last year on the 10th, maybe she intends to make it an annual occurrence.  Dana Clinton(10) was 2nd with a 73 nett and the CSS was 73.

The Lady Captain and her team travel to Ballyliffin on Saturday 23rd for the Donegal Shield, best wishes to them for an enjoyable day.

No members competition will take place this weekend as the Ladies & Gents club voucher competition is taking place on Sunday 24th.

The ladies Intermediate Cup team captained by Mary Barrett and Roisin McCormack play at home against Moyala on Friday 22nd, with the away match taking place on Friday 29th, best of luck for both outings. 

Lady Captain Sally O'Kane, committee and members are delighted to welcome Sheila Horner into the position of Vice Captain for 2016.


 

11th April 2016

The Sunday member’s competition on the 10th saw our lowest handicapper Claire McGonagle(7) return a fine score of 38pts to win and further reduce her handicap to six, 2nd was Dana Clinton(10) 34pts.

Next Sunday the 17th is the Medal competition with the alternate day being the previous Friday. The winner of the March monthly was Mary Barrett(18) with 63pts and 2nd was Claire McGonagle(7) with 62pts.

Good luck to the Intermediate Team Captained by Mary Barrett and Roisin McCormack, they play at home against Moyola on Friday 22nd April.


4th April 2016

The links captain’s day was held on Thursday 31st March in fine conditions and 79 ladies took part.

The winner from Ballybofey & Stranorlar golf club is a great supporter of the competition every year, Josephine Stewart(21) returned 37pts to beat our own Mary Barrett(18) on break of tie.

The overall winner of the links was last year’s Lady Captain Dana Clinton.

Lady Captain Sally O’Kane presented the prizes and thanked all the competitors for making it a very successful competition once again.

The full results of the were as follows:

1st Josephine Stewart (21) 37pts Bot
2nd Mary Barrett (18) 37pts
Gross Claire McGonagle (7) 25pts
3rd Ann Cannon (13) 36pts
4th Margaret McCrossan (17) 35pts Bot
5th Mairead Harkin (16) 35pts
6th Nuala McGarrigle (24) 34pts Bot

Back Nine Dana Clinton (10) 19pts Bot
Front Nine Angela Bradley (13) 20pts

Non Qualifier
1st Brid McMenamin (25) 35pts Bot
2nd Brid Ui Chearnaigh (16) 35pts Bot

Overall Golfer of the Links Dana Clinton

Twos Dana Clinton, Claire McGonagle

 The Sunday member’s competition will now be on the 10th instead of the voucher competition with the alternate day being the previous Friday 8th.  This competition will also now count for Golfer of the Year points.

The voucher day has been changed to Sunday 24th.

Good luck to Claire McGonagle who travels to Rockmount along with Stuart Nicholl for the first qualifying stage of the Irish Open Pro Am on Monday 11th April.

The intermediate team match against Moyola had to be postponed.


 

29th March 2016

It was a very busy Easter weekend on the links with Open competitions on the Saturday, Sunday & Monday.

The winner on Saturday with 36pts was also the 2nd placed lady on Monday, Deirdre Hensey who is capitalising on a real run of good form recently.

The winner on Sunday was Dana Clinton playing off 10 with 39pts.

Monday saw the return of a lady from Dun Laoghaire, Karen Feeley who won the visitors prize last year in the Easter open, and had a great score of 38pts playing off 10 to win first prize this time around.  We look forward to welcoming Karen back again next Easter.

Saturday: Winner Deirdre Hensey(20) 36pts

Sunday: Winner Dana Clinton(10) 39pts
2nd Claire Ferry(19) 36pts
3rd Claire McGonagle(7) 35pts

Monday: Winner Karen Feeley(10) 38pts Dun Laoghaire
2nd Deirdre Hensey(20) 35pts

Good luck to the Intermediate team, captained by Mary Barrett & Roisin McCormick who travel to Moyola on Sunday the 3rd for the first leg of their first match.

Next month sees the start of golfer of the year points, now that we are back on fairways and all 18 holes are in play. Congratulations to the greens staff in achieving this having had some of the wettest winter months ever experienced.

The Sunday members continues on the 3rd April with the alternate day being the previous Friday 1st April. The April monthly will be an 18 hole competition.

Please check notices in the locker room regularly for any details of competitions or alterations that may need to be made to competitions.


 

25th March 2016

The full course will be back open for play from Saturday 26th of March. Preferred lies will be in operation on the fairways.


22nd March 2016

The Open competition on Easter Sunday 27th March will also serve as the qualifying day for the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Club Challenge. The highest placed Portsalon Lady will join the highest placed Portsalon Gent to represent the club in Rockmount on Monday 11th April at Rockmount Golf Club where the top 5 clubs will go forward for the All Ireland qualifying on the Smurfit course at the K Club in early May.


 

14th March 2016

The beautiful conditions on Sunday produced excellent scoring in the members 16 hole competition with Claire McGonagle returning 35pts playing of a handicap of 7 and Mary Barrett (18) coming in 2nd with 33pts. 
Next Sunday's members competition on the 20th March is also the club qualifying day for the Donegal Shield. If you wish to be entered in the qualifying please enter your name on the separate sheet which will be provided. The Donegal shield is in Ballyliffin on Saturday April 23rd.

The monthly competition continues and there will also be a ladies & Gents open singles competition on the Easter weekend.  
The Links Captains day is Thursday March 31st, contact Billy in the office to book your tee time. Last cards are 3pm and presentation to follow immediately after play. Tel: (07491) 59459


 

7th March 2016

The Lady Captain Sally O’Kane had her Captain’s Drive-In on Sunday February 28th in splendid conditions.

The Ladies committee and all the members would like to wish her an equally splendid year and also Mr Captain John Logue and Mr President Garrett Horkan.

The winner of the Sunday members competition on March 6th was Mary Barrett (18) 34pts.

The Sunday members competition continues on the 13th with the alternate day being Friday 11th. 

Just to remind ladies that the Sunday members on March 20th will also be the Donegal Shield club qualifying day.


 

13th March 2016

 A reminder that next Sundays (20 March) members competition is also the club qualifying day for the Donegal Shield.


 19th February 2016

The Captains Drive-in will take place on Sunday next  28th February with a shotgun start at 10.30.

Draw will take place at 6pm on Saturday 27th. Please have your name on the time sheet by then to be entered in the draw. 


11th January 2016

The January Links takes place on Thursday 28th and all competitors should contact Billy in the office on 074 9159459 to book and to check times. It is most important to cancel booking if unable to make this popular outing as places on the time sheet maybe scarce.

Sunday 17th January is the next  Members' Competition with the alternate day being the previous Friday. 

The Ladies' Branch AGM has been rearranged for Saturday 30th January at 2pm. 


7th January 2016

The Annual General Meeting of the ladies branch, originally planned for this coming Saturday, has been postponed.
The new date for the meeting is Saturday 30th January at 2pm.


 4th January 2016

Lady Captain Dana Clinton and the Ladies' committee wish everyone a very Happy New Year and best wishes for the coming year.

The Sunday Members' Competition continues as usual on 10th January with Friday 8th the alternate date.

We would like to remind members that the Ladies' A.G.M. is being held on Saturday 30th January at 2pm.

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