“Autumn Shuffle” . . . . . whats that I hear you say, well its a 4 person team event with a twist, one score from 4 to count on Par 4’s, two scores of 4 to count on Par 5’s and three scores from 4 to count on Par 3’s. We also have a “Beat the Pro” on a Par 3’s. Play Fri 6th Oct Sat 7th Oct or Sun 8th Oct or play all three days as we have Re-Entry. €20 per person.
Carrick Golf Club have reached the Connacht Shield Final for first time in 21 years, when Fiachra Neary’s charges beat Mulranny 4-1 in the Semi Final on Monday last Sept 25 2017. With three single matches around the Clew Bay links and two Foursomes at home, the task was a tall one as Mulranny had come through some tough matches in their Zone. But the three Carrick lads performed very well away from home winning two matches & halving one. First up was Alan Ffrench who was giving two shots to Eamonn Mongan, he put the pressure straight away on the Mulranny man by holing his third shot on the Par 5 first for eagle and 1 up and there after was never down in the match winning 3/2. Joey Casey was giving 5 shots to Eugene McCormac in the second match but was never in danger going 3 up through 6, four up through 14 & finished 2/1. Gordon Kavanagh was bringing up the rear, he was giving 6 shots to Christy O’Donnell, this was the tightest match of the three, Kav was trailing most of the front 9 but got his nose in front on the 12th and stayed ahead till the 16th where he was called in 2 up. The Foursomes matches at home saw David McDermott & Shane Kelly beat Ainsworth & Moylan while Padraig O’Dowd & Keith Duignan were called in on 16th level against Rothwell & JJ Kelly.
Onto the final V Athenry on Sat 7th Oct with the first leg in Athenry and return leg the following week Sat 14 Oct in Carrick.
Shane Kelly won his first Captains Prize in Carrick Golf Club & with it his first singles win in the club, he won top prize by half a shot over Padraig O’Dowd with 167.5 to O’Dowd’s 168, in a exciting final nine on Sun evening 6 Aug 2017.
The Annual Golf Classic took place over the June bank holiday weekend and proved to be one of our best classic’s for a number of years, with over 65 teams taking part. The traditional Whit weekend slot was not used for the classic for a few years, as a result last years classic wasnt run until Oct, second place team on that occasion went one better this time and won with 102 points, the team of father & son Seamus & Kevin Sheeran, Damien Quigley & Pat Conlon won by 4 points from John & Lisa Coffey Keith Duignan & Sean Bohan, third on 97 Colm Conway, Padraig Brown Alan Farry & Kevin Kilrane Jnr.
The club would sincerely like to thank all the Members who played (some twice) and to the many visitors who supported, thank you. To our many sponsors and particularly Michael Moore Car Sales Athlone: we thank you for your continued support. Councillor Rachel Doherty Cootehall, Grogan & Currid: Henry’s Cootehall: Liam Bruen: McCormacks Leitrim Village: Noel MeDermott Curamach Strings: Enda McGovern Supermac Carrick: O’Dowd Fireplaces: The Gardens Lough Key: Wholesale Furniture: Paul O’Brien OBN Carrick On Shannon:
The Captains Drive In on Sunday last April 9 saw a large turnout of Members to wish this years Captains Noeleen Moffatt & Anthony Noone and Club President Jessie Doherty well in the coming year. The Drive In was later that normal due to the bad weather in Feb the normal Drive In time. Sunday was a dry but cold day for the annual 4 Person Scramble over 9 holes from a shot gun start. Best score on the day came from Attracta O’Connor, Joseph Beirne, Derek Rowley & Joey Casey with 23.9 shots, 2nd Dolores Mulvey, Fiachra Neary, Martin Carrington & Dermot Monaghan on 25: Result 9 Hole Scramble:
Members at Carrick Golf Club Drive In Sun 9 April 2017
Club Captains for 2017 Anthony Noone & Noeleen Moffatt
Club President 2017 Jessie Doherty, Captain Anthony Noone & Lady Captaim Noeleen Moffatt
Winners of Captains Drive In L/R Anthony Noone Captain, Attracta O’Connor, Joseph Beirne, Derek Rowley & Joey Casey Noeleen Moffatt Lady Captain
Runners up in Captains Drive In, L/R anthony Noone Captain, Fiachra Neary Dermot Monaghan Dolores Mulvey, missing from photo Martin Carrington & Lady Captain Noeleen Moffatt
At the Captains Drive In on Sun 9 April L/R Kate Noone, Fiona Noone, Anthony Noone & Clare Noone
Hoffman Wobbles Knocks Bruen From Top Of Leader Board
The top three from day one of Carrick Golf Clubs US Masters Challenge were replaced on the podium , by Mike Walsh -8, Turlough Bruen -5 & Jimmy Egan -4, ironically none of the three had the ill fated DJ on their selection. Walsh’s picks of Rory +1, Mickelson level, Spieth level, Rose -1, Fowler -4 & Sergio -4, good team & with Rory having possibly had his bad round it looks good for the Multyfarnaham man.
Zach Johnson Replaces Dustin in Carrick Golf Club Master Challenge
Dustin Johnson’s fall on Wednesday affected 252 entrants in Carrick Golf Club US Master’s Challenge, as he didn’t start the tournament everybody who had DJ on their team were allocated the next player down on the sheet, his namesake and a former Master Champion Zach Johnson is that player and after a first round of +5 he has some work to do to fill DJ’s expectation’s. Run away leader of the tournament proper Charlie Hoffman superb round of 7 under leaves him 4 ahead of his nearest challenger and Liam Bruen has the same margin over his nearest challenger in the Masters Challenge, he sits on top of the pile on -6 courtesy of his selection of Leishman +1, Kjeldsen level, Hoffman -7, Fowler +1, Chappell -1 and Casey level. only two others broke par in the challenge, but of course its only Thursday a lot of golf to be played.
The Spring League finally concluded on Sunday last with clubhouse leaders throughout the competition taking top spot on 280, four ahead of their closest challengers who tracked them all the way. Leo Mulvey’s team of himself, Joey Casey Pat Conlon Tommy Flynn RIP who played three rounds & Brian Beirne Tommy’s replacement clinched top spot with 82 points in the singles for the winning total. Runners up were Liam Bruen, Paul Reid, Paul Roche & Kevin Ward on 276. The weekly prizes 2Man Scramble Peadar Griffin, David, Kevin & Mark McDermott 47. 4Ball Michael Duignan, Charlie Farrell, Sean Martin & Albert Noone 47. 2Man Shambles Robbie Donaldson, Albert Hogg, Gerry Houlihan & Chris Lowe 51B9. Singles Martin Carrington, Alan Ffrench, Gary Vesey, Paul Weafer 42. 4Man Shambles Hugh Bracken, James Connors, Leo Kavanagh & Seamus Sweeney 50: