Sunday 30th July 2017 saw some of the top Senior and Junior golfers battle it out in testing conditions on the Superb Galway Bay Championship Course. First out were the Senior Golfers for their first 18 (of 36), where local Favourite Eddie McCormack and Galway’s Joe Lyons couldn’t be separated with an opening round of 70.
Playing off the Blue Championship Tees in the Afternoon, some great golf saw Joe Lyons just pip locals Ronan Mullarney and Eddie McCormack to take the inaugural Galway Bay Senior Scratch Cup, sponsored by Pat Power.
Joe Lyons, a big fan of Galway Bay, said “The Course is in Fantastic Condition, both the Greens and the Fairways were Perfect. Galway Bay is a true Championship Test off Blue Tees, it was exceptionally challenging but I could find no fault with the course and the club, and it will be a perfect host for the Connacht Finals. It was also an added bonus to get one over on Eddie for a change, it doesn’t happen very often, but when it does it’s nice!”
In the Junior Scratch Cup played over 18 holes, Portumna’s Eamon Dervan secured the Cup with a 76, followed by John Bodkin with a 77 and local Marcus Brennan 3rd with a 77.
The Course is in Great condition and was a good practice Opportunity for the County’s Top Golfers to play Galway Bay before the Connacht Finals, which will be held on the course in a fortnight. This week is their Open Week, which will no doubt see added traffic to the City for what is Galway’s busiest week of the year.