*Photograph: Brian Arthur. 

GETTING A hole in one is a rare achievement in a round of golf so to get two in the same round is pretty special.

Dromoland member Colette Colleran achieved such a feat recently. Playing at Gramacho in Portugal her 7 iron tee shot on the par 3 fourth hole gave her a first ever hole in one.

This achievement was still been celebrated when her 5 wood tee shot at the longer par 3 seventh led to even greater celebrations as she recorded a second hole in one in just over half an hour.

Colette was playing alongside her husband Hugh and a German visitor to the club on that day.

To mark the achievement Colette has received two certificates from the Gramacho club noting this rather unique and very special achievement.

Lahinch Golf Club:

The Annual General Meetings of Lahinch golf club (men’s and ladies sections and club meeting) were held on Good Friday

The newly elected captains,’ (John McInerney and Miriam Abernethy) drive in took place on Easter Sunday evening in front of a big attendance. A drinks reception followed at which a number of presentations were made.

The Aspirants cup was presented to Matthew Griffin and Pat Falvey, the March medals to Vincent O’Doherty and Marie O’Connor and the Barrett Smith cup to Joanne Kelly.

Full timesheets were the order of the day for both the championship and Castle courses throughout the day.

Woodstock Golf Club:

The winner of the club singles at Woodstock at the weekend was Barry McNamara (12) with 39 points. He won on a countback from David Eustace (19) with Kieran Quinn (13) in third place, a point back on 38 points.

The scotch foursomes competition was won by Paddy Meehan and Brian Kilker (Team handicap 15) with 51 points. In second place were Barry McNicholl and club captain, Jarlath Fahy (Team handicap 15) with 45 points.

There will be another club singles competition this weekend when there will also be a modified team of 4 waltz (one to score on first hole, two to score at second, three to score on third and repeat the sequence for the remainder of the round

Ennis Golf Club:

Last week’s ladies 14 hole stableford competition at Ennis was won by Della Burns (21) with 33 points and she had two to spare over Anne Kelly (28). The 9 hole competition was won by Vivienne Lawless (47) with 24 points.

Dromoland Golf Club:

Shane Ryan (19) won the weekend men’s 18 hole stableford competition at Dromoland with 49 points, two more that second placed Eamon Powers (20). Cathal Nolan (17) was third with 45 points. Seamus Cusack (4) won the gross with 36 points while the winner of the 22 and over handicap category was Philip Hehir (30) with 38 points.

The ladies Bank holiday 18 hole stabeford competition was Jean Colleran with 38 points followed by Suzanne McConway with 36 points with third place filled by Mairead Bergin with 35 points.

The Bank holiday 9 hole competition was won by Joan Ryan from Mairead Twomey. Jean Ryan also won the previous week’s 9 hole competition with 19 points from Trish O’Brien with 18 points with third place filled by Julie Fitzgerald with 17 points.

Entry to the Claret Jug club matchplay competition at Dromoland Castle golf club is now open. The draw will take place on April 13 and the first round will run from Monday April 15 to Monday May 6.

East Clare Golf Club:

The Easter weekend ladies competition at East Clare was won by Rachel Whelan, Eileen Donnellan and Maureen Clune with 66 points. In second place with 61 points were Brid Hayes, Margaret MacNamara and Catherine Minogue.

The winners of the mixed competition were Brid Hayes, David McNamara and Tommy Liddy with 71 points.

The men’s competition was won by Ray McInerney, Kieran Fox and Jason Horan with 70 points from Martin and, Mark McInerney and Colm Kelly who had a similar score. Tbird place was filled by Seamus Cawley, Brian Stritch and Brian Mc Carthy who were a point back on 69.

Fanny O’Deas society:

The Fanny O’Deas golf society held their first outing of the season on Sunday to Gort when 2024 captain Declan Conway got the season underway in the presence of twenty six members.

The winners were Alan Carmody, Paddy Corcoran and Thomas Monahan with 99 points from Tony McMahon, Bernard Coleman, Mark Cottam and Francie O’Halloran with 98 points. In third place with 97 points were Robert McMahon Pat Delap, Brian Conway and Niall Seery. Liam Kelly was nearest the pin while Brian Kilker won the long drive.

Gort Golf Club:

In the weekend singles at Gort, Gerard Connors (6) won category 1 with 38 points. The category 2 winner was Joe Byrne (12) and he also scored 38 points. Matthew O’Halloran (18) was the category 3 winner with 43 points while Johnny Joyce (24) won category 4 with 41 points.

In the 18 hole singles on Bank holiday Monday, Martin Callanan (10) won category 1 with 37 points. Paddy Prendergast (15) won category 2 with 34 points, Coley Smyth (16) won category 3 with 44 points and Chris Fahy (21) was the category 4 winner with 42 points.

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