ARDEE -- Saturday's 13-hole stableford: 1st David Minogue 35 pts, 2nd Andy Devine 31 pts, 3rd Gerry Caffrey 30 pts on back 6.
Sunday's stableford: 1st Michael Malone 29 pts (ob3), 2nd Paul Carry 29 pts.
Wednesday's Ladies 13-hole stableford: Class A - 1st Susan Corcoran 24pts (ob3), 2nd Briege Farrell 24pts; Class B - 1st Nancy Watters 25 pts, 2nd Monica Watters 23 pts.
Players may have had to wait for the frost to thaw but it did not stop them from producing some sizzling scores in week 5 of the 12 hole Winter league. Ironically it was pork and bacon specialist James Coburn who topped the lot with a 29 point return to beat off Eugene Creelman by a point.
'What a difference a day makes' was the tune for Shane O Neill as he picked up third place from a sextet of players than included his buddy Benny after the magnificent seven all had 27 points. Shane saw off Benny Tierney, Conor McGivern, Paddy Malone, Ciaran Dunne, Frank Ryan and Mickey Rushe in the countback.
With the best 6 cards out of 8 counts towards the overall individual prizes there is little to separate a host of players if one takes the best 3 scores thus far with only 7 points between the top 10 players.
After 5 weeks James Coburn and Andrew Brodigan are tied on 126 with Frank Ryan and Ciaran Dunne next both on 118.Shane Grant (5), Niall Smyth (7), Ciaran Dunne (8) and Eddie Hill (12) lead the way in the team event pulling 3 points clear of Sean Campbell (4), Gerrard Donegan (6), Frank Ryan (8) and Clinton McKeever (10) who are on level terms with Paul Kelly (5), Mark Hughes (7), Anthony Boden (8) and Peter Smyth (11).
The best two out of 4 scores count weekly for the team with the best 6 out of 8 weeks to count for the overall prizes.
All team members will have to be on board for the next 3 weeks as again when only the best 3 weeks scores are taken into account there is only 12 points between the top dozen teams as they vie for Vouchers from competition sponsors Mulkerns Eurostar Ltd 51A Forkhill Road, Newry.
Sunday's Turkey Fourball Stableford: 1st Ultan Gaughran (6) & Aidan Gaughran (14) 51pts; 2nd Vincent Murphy (16) & Paddy Duffy (12) 50pts (26); 3rd Sean Ward (14) & George Rogers (17).
Four Man Scramble on Sunday November 25: 1st Kevin Barry (9), David Brennan (12), Eddie McMullin (20), Mickey Gill (8) 57.1; 2nd Brendan Keane (12), Michael Hamilton (15), Paul O'Callaghan (13), Brendan Reilly (11) 57.9.
Winter League Week 5,9-hole stableford on Saturday 24th and Tuesday 27th November: Class A - 1st Elizabeth McGuinness (15) 22pts, 2nd Elaine Ward (15) 21pts; Class B - 1st Katherina Sloan (27) 24pts, 2nd Briege Renaghan (24) 23pts, 3rd Catherine Duff (27) 22pts; Class C - 1st Una Connolly (36) 24pts, 2nd Sheila Thompson (32) 22pts, 3rd Violet McGeady (34) 21pts (on back six from Geraldine Hoare and Marian O'Brien).
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Sunday's Turkey Voucher Competition Winner: Danny Miele (14) 36 pts and 2nd Seán Crichton (13) 35 pts
Saturday's Turkey Voucher Competition Winner: Brendan Tinnelly (21) 33 pts (after count back), 2nd P. J. Carroll (4) 33 pts (after count back) and 3rd Brian Ward (15) 31 pts
Results of Open Seniors played on Monday 26th November winner Brendan Carroll (16) 41 pts.
Next Sunday will be a Turkey Trot 4 Person Team with a shotgun start at 11:00am next Saturday will be a Turkey Voucher Competition, Our Children's Christmas Party will be on Friday 14th December at 6.30 pm and our next Open Seniors will be Monday 17th December.
Contact Pro Shop for time sheets or book on line at www.greenoregolfclub.com.
We are available for Clubhouse Functions for booking contact 9373212 ex 3 or Doreen at 0862333384.
Saturday's 12-hole Stableford: 1st Mary P. Kirk 23pts; 2nd Colette Carnegie 22pts.
There was one two recorded by Angela McParland.
Last week was a fantastic one for golf with conditions almost perfect. They certainly suited Terry Doherty, the winner of the Midweek Open who was two shots ahead of the field.
This is the last week of the Ladies Winter League and the honours went to Rita O'Loughlin (16) 29pts, ahead of Angela McBride (25) 28pts in second.
Due to a sharp frost Sunday morning, last weekend's competition was a one day event and Trevor Dardis (15) was in top form Saturday and won with 29pts (13 holes).
Get into the festive spirit by coming to a ' Christmas Flower Arranging Demonstration' with Candy Holden in the Clubhouse 6th December at 8pm.
Everyone is welcome €10 admission and all floral displays will be raffled at the end of the evening.
Mannan Castle is hosting the Christmas Arnmore Alliance on Monday 10th December; we look forward to welcoming ladies from Cavan, Clones, Rossmore, Virginia, Cabra, and our neighbours Nuremore to our club.
Ladies Kinder Day 12th December.
There will be a presentation of prizes as well as winter league prizes. Gill has confirmed she's on mulled wine duty, I'm sure a few members will bring their favorite dish.
Members are asked to bring a wrapped gift minimum value €10 and don't forget the draw will be made for the fabulous painting donated by Denise McGuinness and the quilt crafted by Deanna MacGuinness, don't worry there is still time to buy tickets.
Thanks to everyone who stopped by our stand at the Carrickmacross Christmas Fair, a fantasic weekend organized by Carrickmacross Chamber of Commerce encouraging everyone to shop local.
A reminder if you have golfers on your Christmas list, our Professional Kevin McGivern (042) 966 3308 has new stock in the pro-shop, don't forget to ask him about some of the great deals including lessons, green fees, and membership deals.