Andrew Shekleton had the best score of the competition as eight more golfers claimed their Christmas turkeys over the first weekend of December.
Playing off 17 he shot 38pts over 14 holes to win Division 4 by six points. His round included a five-point haul on one hole after he eagled the par five sixth as well as three point pars at the second, eighth, ninth, 10th, 12th and 14th. He also had three-point bogeys at the index one fourth and index two 11th.
Christy Ward (7) took Division 1 with 31pts from Ultan Gaughran (7) while Ken Lynch (11) shot 34pts to win Division 2 from Tommy Renaghan (11). Gerard Daly was the Division 3 winner with 35pts with Ciaran McAteer (15) taking second and John McEneaney (19) finished second to Shekleton in Division 4.
McEneaney is captain of Team Raven in the Winter League and he led his team to the top of the table after round one. His 32pts was the team’s best individual score with Niall Sloan (31pts), Billy Cairns (30pts) and Sean Hession (29pts) all contributing to their overall total of 122pts.
McEneaney wasn’t the only captain to lead by example as four the team captains were among the top five individual scorers with Gerry Daly (Team Sparrow), Tommy Renaghan (Team Harrier), and John Mc Keever (Team Eagle) also leading from the front.
Team Osprey are in second position with 119pts and with only 18pts separating the ten teams after round one everybody is still in with a chance of taking the title.
Saturday, December 3 and Sunday, December 4 - 14 Hole Turkey Singles Stableford - Division 1: Christy Ward (7) 31pts, Ultan Gaughran (7) 30pts. Division 2: Kenneth Lynch (11) 34pts, Tommy Renaghan (11) 33pts. Division 3: Gerard Daly (14) 35pts, Ciaran McAteer (15) 30pts. Division 4: Andrew Shekleton (17) 38pts, John McEneaney (19) 32pts.
Winter League Table (after Round 1): 122 - Team Raven (Capt John McEneaney). 118 - Team Sparrow (Capt Gerry Daly). 114 - Team Osprey (Capt Maurice Soraghan). 113: Team Hawk (Capt Austin Carroll). 112 - Team Eagle (Capt John McKeever). 111 - Team Kestrel (Capt Martin McDonnell). 108 - Team Harrier (Capt Tommy Renaghan), Team Owl (Capt Colm Coburn). 105 - Team Falcon (Capt Ray Pepper). 104 - Team Robin (Capt Mickey Coburn).
The Christmas Spirit 9-hole competition was played on Saturday December 3 and Tuesday December 6. There was a great turnout of ladies in their festive outfits on both days.
The Saturday winner was Bernie McCabe, with a superb 20 points. There was a full timesheet for a shotgun start on Tuesday. Brid Rocks was the winner of the Front 9 with 19 points and Geraldine Minogue won the Back 9 winner with 17 points.
This week’s competition is a 3 Lady Rumble, the last competition of a very busy and successful golfing year.
Saturday, December 3 - Christmas Spirit 9 Hole Singles Stableford - Bernie McCabe 20pts, Ann Hopper 19pts.
Tuesday December 6 – Christmas Spirit 9 Hole Singles Stableford - Front 9: Brid Rocks 19pts, Catherine Hogan Conlon18pts, Bernie Muckian 17pts. Back 9: Geraldine Minogue 17pts, Nora Byrne 17pts, Pauline Campbell 16pts.