Successful Ladies & Gents Open at Portsalon Golf Club

Successful Ladies & Gents Open at Portsalon Golf Club

Main pic L-R: Catriona McCullagh, Jeni Nelson, Maria McGill and Mary Cuthbertson from Newtonstewart Golf Club .

Portsalon Golf Club held a successful Ladies & Gents Open at the weekend.

Congratulations to Sarah Nicholl who is the in-form player this week, taking the top spot. Starting off with a Par and keeping the ship steady all the way, peppered with four more pars, she cruised to a win with 43 points.

Lady Captain Noreen McConnigley congratulating Sarah Nicholl – winner of the Order of Merit Nett Score of the Ladies Winter Links, Runner-up on the captain’s Day of the Links and Winner of the Ladies and Gents Open on 1st April in Portsalon Golf Club with Mr Captain Pat Horner.

Captain’s Day Ladies Winter Links

The Captain’s Day of the ladies winter links was held on Thursday last in what could only be described as challenging conditions with wind, rain and everything in between, thrown at the ladies. The chocolates from Lady Captain did sweeten the day up, for some more than others! 

From Left to Right – Bridie Gildea, Letterkenny Golf Club, Sarah Nicholl and Deirdre Hensey, Portsalon Golf Club, Celine Bradley and Marian O’Sullivan, Letterkenny Golf Club on the Captains Day of the Links in Portsalon Golf Club

Of course, there is always one person who bucks the trend, and though I say so myself, she played quite exquisite golf. Her playing partners were later heard to remark, they had never witnessed such a splendid performance. Of course, as PRO, I take poetic license with my first visit to the winner’s enclosure in some time and could write a novel about it! There may well be a hole-by-hole account in next week’s notes, so stay awake for that!

Glad to be in from the rain! Left to Right – Cheryl Chambers, Frankie Corr and Shannon Livingstone from Dunfanaghy Golf Club on the Captains Day of the Links in Portsalon Golf Club

It was the three ball dream team undoubtedly with the two ladies taking inspiration from the leader! Sarah Nicholl took the runner-up spot on BOT from Deirdre Hensey. Sarah Nicholl also won the Nett Order of Merit ,while Anne Cannon of Letterkenny Golf Club won the Gross over the course of the Links.

Results Captain’s Day of the Links


Winner – Karen McGlinchey 43pts

Runner-Up – Sarah Nicholl 39pts BOT

3 rd Deirdre Hensey 39pts

4 th Ann Currie 38pts

5 th Frankie Corr – 38pts

Front 9 – Angela Kilgallen 22pts

Back 9 – Emer Ewing 20pts BOT


1 st Marian O’Sullivan 22 gr pts

2 nd Claire Ferry 17 gr pts

Non-Qualifying Prizes

1 st Nett – Brenda Chauhan 40pts

2 nd Nett – Lorna Thompson 38pts

Order of Merit

Gross – Anne Cannon Letterkeny Golf Club

Nett – Sarah Nicholl Portsalon Golf Club


Bridie Gildea, Carmel McGeady, Bridie Faulkner, Mary McHugh, Catriona

McCullagh, Karen McGlinchey, Monica McGettigan.

Members Sub Competition

Congratulations to Sean Barrett who won the members sub competition on Sunday with an excellent 43 pts.

Donegal Shield Team Qualifier

Friday 5 th and Sunday 7 th April are the qualifying competition days for the

Donegal Shield team to play in Letterkenny Golf Club on the 20 th April. Ladies

are reminded to sign the separate entry sheet in the ladies locker room.

Club Matchplay

Competition Secretary Iris Condron has the list up in the ladies locker room for

the club matchplay. It is hoped to get the competition up and running soon, so

get your names in.

Meet, Greet and Golf

Have you, or do you know ladies who have been thinking about taking up the sport of golf and don’t know where to start? Lady Captain Noreen will be hosting a meet, greet and golf night in the clubhouse to introduce ourselves and

encourage ladies interested to come along. The date will be announced in the coming weeks.

Dates for your Diary

20 th April : Donegal Shield Letterkenny Golf Club

26 th April : Ladies Open


Successful Ladies & Gents Open at Portsalon Golf Club was last modified: April 2nd, 2024 by Staff Writer

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