Dunmurry Lady Captain Claire Johnston hosted a wonderful fun day for the ladies of Dunmurry Golf Club on her Lady Captain’s Day recently.
Despite the early wet start the weather improved and by mid morning the clouds dispersed, the sun shone and the Ice Cream Cart started dispensing lovely flavoured cones to the ladies.
There was a good turnout of ladies and visitors competing for a glorious array of prizes, with watches as the main prize and silver and glass forming the theme for the remainder of prizes.
The Lady Captain was assisted by her friends and the catering staff provided food throughout the day.
The evening celebrations got off to a brilliant start with a piper on hand to pipe the ladies in to the cocktail reception which was followed by a buffet meal.
Before the prize presentation Lady Captain thanked all the participants who played and and the many people who contributed to the success of her special day, including committee, Margaret Mark (Hon Sec), Margaret Kennedy and the Handicap Committee, Anne Walby and her team of flower arrangers, the kitchen and bar staff as well as the office staff.
The Lady Captain then presented her many beautiful prizes as follows;
Winner: (on count back) Margaret Mark, 36 points
Runner up: Janice McKee, 36 points
Best Gross: Donna Gillespie 23 points (on better back 9)
2nd Best Gross: Fionnuala McGrady 23 points
Best Front 9: Patricia Brennan 22 points
Best Back 9: Joyce Hughes 20 points
Committee Prize: Margaret Kennedy 33 points
Hidden Holes: Denise Jamison 18 points
Nearest the Pin: Julia Trinder points
9 Hole Competition: Anne Walby 14 points
Visitors Prize: Wendy Reid 21 points
The Gillian Simpson Salver for best golfer with 36 handicap was awarded to Margaret Kennedy with 33 points.
Lady Captain’s prizes to the men:
1st. Patrick White. 40 points. (BB9)
2 nd. Ciaran Hamill. 40 points
3rd. (5 day member) J Doherty. 39 points
Accepting her prize from Lady Captain, Margaret thanked her for the beautiful watch, she also thanked her on behalf of all the prize winners.
The evening continued with music from the group Blackthorn and their lively music soon filled the dance floor with energetic ladies giving it all.
The Lady Captain thanks everyone for donating to her charity (TinyLife) which raised £526 on her day.