The men’s October fourball hamper over the weekend was won by Dermot Doyle (9) and David O’ Mahony (19) with 45 points. They covered the front nine in level par better ball for 24 points. Dermot had birdies on the 4th and 7th and David birdied the 9th.
They added 21 points on the back nine to give them 45 in total. They had one to spare over David Shortsll (7) and Michael Leahy (14). David and Michael had a great back nine of three under par better ball to give them 25 points, but unfortunately they had three one pointers on the front nine. That proved costly.
Third with the best of the 43s’ went to Paul Brennan (5) and Owen Phelan. The pairings of Brian Orr (9) and Owen Sweeney (8) and Mick O’Flynn (13) and Dom Murphy (13) also returned 43s’. The Saturday and Sunday prizes were won by 42s’, both on the back nine.
The ladies currently have five slots on Sunday sheets between 10.30 and 11am approximately for their competition. There was a problem on Sunday with one group of three ladies taking four hours and five minutes to complete the 18 holes.
The club reminded members that a three ball should be able to complete a round in three and a half hours approximately. If this problem reoccurs there will have to be a review of the allocation of Sunday morning slots to the ladies.
In fairness, the majority of the ladies using the Sunday morning slots have no problem in keeping up with the required pace of play.
MIELE ALL-IRELAND: The ladies Miele All-Ireland fourball takes place in the club this weekend with four teams contesting the semi finals on Saturday and the final on Sunday. The four clubs involved are Lucan (Leinster), Faithlegg (Munster), Williamstown (Connaught) and Mannin Castle (Ulster).
They have an allocated practice time slot on Friday. As a result the lunch time members times on Friday are from 12.40 to 1.40pm. On Saturday there are only three slots from 12.24 to 12.40pm.
The club asked members to be aware of the restricted times at lunch time on these days.
The ladies 18 hole Stableford competition on September 27 was won by Evelyn Crotty (9) with 38 points. Evelyn was out in five over par 42 for 18 points. She had a great back nine of just 2 over par 38 for 20 points.
Evelyn beat Marian Woods (19) into second place on the back nine. Marian had 20 points on the front nine and 18 on the back nine. Marian had a double bogey six on the last hole which ultimately proved her undoing.
The gross was won by Mary Leahy Browne (3) with 31 gross points.
The senior men’s competition on Thursday was won by Eugene Orr (20), Eddie Geraghty (20) and Myles McCabe (21) with 67 points. They returned 63 and had four added to their score on account of only being a three man team.
Second on 64 points were Mick Crotty (15), John O’Regan (15), Kevin Donohue (22) and Tim O’Mahony (31).
The senior ladies competition last Thursday was won by Lila Byrne, Elizabeth Tobin and Jane Duggan with 40 points. Second place on 38 points were Anne Murphy, Kathleen Price and Barbara Schofield.
PRIZE PRESENTATION: The monthly men’s prize presentation will be on Friday (8pm). The prizes for the following will be presented - ladies and gents Open singles September 7 and October 5; Open three person team event September 4; Open husband and wife Scotch foursomes September 11; September Monthly Medal September 18.
Prizes for the McCalmont Cup played on Sunday, September 25 will not be presented until Saturday, October 15 after the four person team event. All prize winners are requested to attend or have a representative present.
The final Wednesday ladies and gents Open Ssngles of the year will take place on today (October 5). Timesheet from 8.30 to 3.30pm.
There will be a four person team event on Saturday week. The competition will be for ladies and gents. It will be run as a celebration of the Provincial Towns Cup win. Draw will be made for teams.
Players are requested to sign in at 2pm for shotgun start at 2.30pm. The golf will be followed by light refreshments in the clubhouse.
COMPETITION SIGNING IN: Lady and gent members are reminded that they must sign in for competitions at the terminal in the foyer or the pro shop before commencing their round. Most members have been complying with this regulation since it was introduced a year ago, but some have been signing in and entering their score when they have completed their round and some not signing in at all.
There is now a time delay of 90 minutes after signing in before a competitor can enter their score. This is an attempt to ensure all players sign in before they commence play and return their cards after they have completed their round.
In some cases players who only want to have their handicap reduced have not been signing in until they have completed their round, apparently. If they have a bad score they do not sign in or return their score and this can distort the standard scratch of the day.
By complying with the new sign in procedure the Handicap Committee will be able to identify players who do not return their cards.
PRIMARY/JUNIOR/JUVENILE: The presentation night for all the junior/juvenile competitions played during the year will be on Friday, October 21. The prize presentation will commence at 6.30pm and will be followed by music.
Saturday coaching has now ceased for the season. It will recommence in the spring 2012. A special thanks to all who helped out with the coaching sessions on Saturdays’ and the Monday competitions, J. D. Murphy, Ollie Cullen, Joan Cody, Barbara Teehan, Tom Sloyan, Richie Guilfoyle, Brendan Hogan Jimmy Bolger and Eoin O’Connor and anyone else who may have given a helping hand.
BAR HOURS: Bar closing hours have changed for the winter with earlier closing times on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Closing times on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday remain unchanged for the moment. The times are posted in the clubhouse.
RESULTS: October hamper men’s fourball, Saturday and Sunday, 1 Dermot Doyle (9) and David O’ Mahony (19) 45pts; 2 David Shortall (7) and Michael Leahy (14) 44pts; 3 Paul Brennan (5) and Owen Phelan (10) 43pts (B9); 4 Brian Orr (9) and Owen Sweeney (8) 43pts (B9); 5 Mick O’Flynn (13) and Dom Murphy (13) 43pts; 6 Michael Grant (7) and Geoff Meagher (14) 42pts (B3).
Best Saturday, Denis Carey (12) and Michael O’Reilly (18) 42pts (B9).
Best Sunday, Ned Nolan (10) and Michael Naughton (21) 42pts (B9).
The presentation of prizes will be held with all the hampers competitions in December and will be listed in the notes in early December.
Two’s Club Saturday and Sunday, Ian Meagher at 6th and 17th; Luke Kelly at 6th and 10th; Liam Fahy, John Marnell, Christy Forde, Jim Meredith, Niall O’Gorman at 6th; Leo Hennessy, John Meagher, Maurice Ryan at 10th; Noel Power, Roger Ryan, David Shortall, Ger Dowling at 15th; Dom Murphy, Noel O’Sullivan, Owen Sweeney, Eugene Deegan, Sean Dowling, P.J. Martin at 17th.
Each two is worth 13.50 and is credited in the Pro shop.
LADIES NEWS/RESULTS: Ladies 18 hole Stableford, September 25 and 27, CSS 73, 1 Evelyn Crotty (9) 38pts (B9); 2 Marian Woods (19) 38pts; best Gross, Mary Leahy Browne (3) 31 gross pts; 3 Pat Walsh (21) 37pts (B9); 4 Maria Bradfield (35) 37pts (B9); 5 Liz Cleere (17) 37pts; 6 Mary Moynihan (29) 36pts (B9).
The ladies have an away outing to the Heritage golf club, Killenard on Thursday, October 20. Ladies interested are requested to place their names on sheet on the ladies notice board.
LADIES FIXTURES: Tuesday, October 11, ladies 18 hole Stableford 9 to 10.20am and 12.20 to 2.20pm. Slots also allocated on Sunday, 2.40 to 3.20pm.
SENIOR MEN: Results September 29, 13 holes, 1 Eugene Orr (20), Eddie Geraghty (20). Myles McCabe (21) 67pts (63+4); 2 Mick Crotty (15), John O’Regan (15), Kevin Donohue (22), Tim O’Mahony (31) 64pts; 3 Pat Drennan (14), Paddy Raggett (15), Phil Lenehan (28), David Schofield (25) 64pts; 4 Pat Foley (11), Shem Lawlor (19), Maurice Ryan (20), Tom Sloyan (31) 63pts; 5 Jimmy Rhatigan (16), Chris Rainey (21), Dick Keoghan (22), Austin Kiely (23) 62pts.
Competition this week is on Thursday, 11am to 1pm.
SENIOR LADIES: Results September 29, 9 holes, 1 Lila Byrne, Elizabeth Tobin, Jane Duggan 40pts; 2 Anne Murphy, Kathleen Price, Barbara Schofield 38pts; 3 Edith Ogilvie, Joan O’Sullivan, Mary Gaffney 35pts (B3); 4 Phil Cooke, Breda Kavanagh, Mary Feighery 35pts.
Competition this week is on Thursday at 10am.
DIARY: Today (Wednesday), 8.30 to 3.30pm ladies and gents Open singles; Thursday, 10 to 11am senior ladies, 11 to 1pm senior men, 1 to 2pm members time, 2 to 2.50pm visitors; Friday, 10 to 10.24am schools match, 11.20 to 12.30pm visitors, 12.40 to 1.40pm members time, 1.45 to 3.20pm ladies Miele All-Ireland practice; Saturday, 7.45 to 8.30am members time, 8.35 to 10.30am men’s October monthly medal, 10.30 to 12.15pm visitors, 12.15 to 12.40pm members, 12.48 to 2.30pm ladies All-Ireland Miele fourball; Sunday, 8 to 9.40am, October Monthly Medal, 9.45 to 11.15am ladies Miele All-Ireland final, 11.20 to 2.35pm October Monthly Medal, 2.45 to 3.20pm ladies 18 hole Stableford; Monday, 1 to 2pm members time; Tuesday, 9 to 10.20am and 12.20 to 2.20pm ladies 18 hole Stableford, no evening draw. Times also allocated on Sunday from 2.45 to 3.20pm.