PGA Tankard competition drives off on the season

ON Sunday the first 18 hole competition of the season will be played. Members will revert back to placing on fairway only for competitions. The ball must be played as it lies elsewhere on the course in order for the competition to be counting for handicap purposes.

ON Sunday the first 18 hole competition of the season will be played. Members will revert back to placing on fairway only for competitions. The ball must be played as it lies elsewhere on the course in order for the competition to be counting for handicap purposes.

Saturday’s Crosscard competition was a 14 hole four person team event with two scores counting. The winners Pat Butler (6), Tommy Barry (14), Barry Walsh (14) and John O’Leary (18) scored a massive 79 points. They had nine points to spare over the runners-up. They had only one birdie on the card which was recorded by Barry Walsh on the 7th, but they had plenty of pars.

John O’Leary (18) was the main contributor to the card. He covered the 11 holes from the 8th to the 18th with 10 pars and one bogey. John scored 26 points on the back nine, helping to give the team to a total of 49 for those nine holes.

Second place went to Anthony Cleere (5), Tom Sloyan (8), P.J. Martin (8) and Joe O’Neill (16) on 70 points. Third place went to John Burke (9), Philip O’Neill (22), Michael Egan (16) and Gerry O’Dwyer (18) on 69 points.

With the Winter season just over and the first 18 hole competition due next weekend the temporary winter handicap adjustments will now cease and everyone will revert to their GUI handicap.

The Junior Alliance were due to play on Sunday but lost out as the course did not open until 12 noon due to frost.

The ladies 13 hole Stableford competition last week was won by Margaret Cuddihy (9) with 27 points. Second place, also on 27 points, went to Margaret Hogan (25). The gross went to Mary Leahy Browne (3) with 23 gross points.

The senior men’s competition on Thursday was won by Noel O’Sullivan (15), Paddy Byrne (21), Eugene Orr (20) and Tom Sloyan (31) with a great score of 74 points. Noel and Eugene registered five pars apiece. Paddy and Tom also contributed well to the card. Paddy had three pars and among Tom’s contributions was a par on the 15th for four points.

Second place on 72 points went to Pat Walshe (10), Pat O’Shea (18), Noel Power (20) and Michael Barry (26). The latter was in fine form with nine entries on the card, including five pars.

The senior ladies competition played on Thursday was won by Sheila Brennan, Eileen Reynolds and Mary Shields.

LADIES AND GENTS OPEN SINGLES: The popular ladies and gents Open singles will be played on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month where possible this season.

As hollow coring is due to take place in the first week of March the ladies competition will be played on Wednesday, March 7. With this in mind the club will run the first of the ladies and gents Open singles on Wednesday, February 29. The timesheet went live for booking on Friday.

SNOOKER: In the snooker singles competition Gabriel Maher defeated John Byrne in the quarter-final. He will meet the winners of the Tom O’Connor and Christy Power clash in the semi-final.

In the other half of the draw Martin Hanrick defeated Andy Melay. He awaits the winner of the Joe O’Neill and Luke Kelly match in the other semi. The remaining two quarter-finals must be completed by the weekend.

GREENS: The following members have come forward to take charge of greens in the adopt a green programme - Captain Seamus Rochford, vice-Captain Luke Kelly, Pat Coonan, Eithne Murphy, Sean Boland, Ollie Cullen, Eddie Power, Frank Dalton and Dermot Doyle.

The sheet is now on the noticeboard under the stairs. If members wish to take charge of a green or help out on a green please place your name on the sheet.

ROPES AND STANCHIONS: Ropes and stanchions are positioned around most of the greens at the moment to protect them from excessive wear and tear. Players are requested not to remove these ropes and stanchions.

It has been reported that some people are walking on the ropes and as a result are pulling down the stanchions. Please do not remove these ropes and please make your around them to the side of the greens.

RESULTS: Men’s Crosscard Saturday, Februray 18, 14 hole four person team event, 1 Pat Butler (6), Tommy Barry (14), Barry Walsh (14), John O’Leary (18) 79pts; 2 Anthony Cleere (5), Tom Sloyan (8), P.J. Martin (8), Joe O’Neill (16) 70pts; 3 John Burke (9), Philip O’Neill (22), Michael Egan (16), Gerry O’Dwyer (18) 69pts; 4 Carl Widger (11), Dick Curtin (12), Billy Burke (10), Michael O’Reilly (19) 68pts.

LADIES NEWS: Ladies results Tuesday, February 14, 1 Margaret Cuddihy (9) 27pts (28-1) (L3); 2 Margaret Hogan (25) 27pts; best Gross, Mary Leahy Browne (3) 23 Gross pts; 3 Joan Mannion (29) 26pts; 4 Mary Prendergast (21) 25 pts (L6); 5 Toni Hayes (19) 25pts (L6).

Fixtures - Tuesday, February 28, ladies 13 hole Stableford 9 to 10.20am and 12.20 to 2.20pm. Slots also available on Sunday 10.28 to 10.52am. Bookable online, 2.36 to 3.15 draw.

Inter-club - The ladies mid-Leinster District Senior Cup will be played this year in Tullamore on May 12 and 13. The All-Ireland finals are scheduled for Grange golf club on August 17 and 18.

The Australian Spoons district final will be held in Kilkenny on July 2 and the All-Ireland finals in Roscrea on August 27.

Enniscorthy will host the district finals of the following competitions on Deptember 1, Junior Cup (8-15) , Intermediate Cup (16-22), Minor Cup (23-29), Challenge Cup ( 30-36), Senior Foursomes (Minimum Combined 14) and Junior Foursomes (15-30, Minimum Combination 35).

The mid-Leinster women and girls Open championships will be held in the Heath Golf Club on July 12, 13 and 14.

In the senior and junior section the top 16 from the stroke play qualifier will progress to the match play series.

SENIOR MEN: Results Thursday, February 16, 14 hole four person team event, 1 Noel O’Sullivan (15), Paddy Byrne (21), Eugene Orr (20), Tom Sloyan, senior (31) 74pts; 2 Pat Walshe (10), Pat O’Shea (18), Noel Power (20), Michael Barry (26) 72pts; 3 Martin Duggan (13), Paddy Raggett (15), Reay Brandon (21), Tim O’Mahony (31) 71pts; 4 Richie Phelan (16), Maurice Ryan (20), Jack Nolan (22), Peter McQuillan (24) 69pts; 5 Michael Doran (14), Joe Doyle (21), Brendan Graham (22), Austin Kiely (23) 67pts (B7); 6 Pat Foley (11), Frank Dalton, senior (21), Eamon Molloy (25), Eamon Brennan (28) 67pts (B7); 7 Noel Skehan (12), John O’Regan (16), Willie Murphy (19), Tom Reade (24) 67pts.

Competition on Thursday 11 to 1pm

SENIOR LADIES: Results Thursday, February 16, 9 hole competition, 1 Adrienne Walsh, Phil Cooke, Mary Gaffney 35pts; 2 Kitty Nolan, Joan Mannion, Mary Feighery 32pts; 3 Sheila Brennan, Elizabeth Tobin, Mary Shields, Kathleen Kelly 32pts.

Competition pn Thursday 10 to 11am.

DIARY: Today (Wednesday), 1 to 2pm members time; Thursday, 10 to 11am senior ladies vompetition, 11 to 1pm senior men’s competition, 1 to 2pm members time; Friday, 12 to 12.20pm visitors, 1 to 2pm members time; Saturday, 8.30 to 10am members time; Saturday, men’s Crosscard shotgun start at 1pm, PGA Tankard men’s competition 1.40 to 2.20pm; Sunday, 7.30 to 2.30pm men’s PGA Tankard 10.28 to 10.52am ladies 13 hole competition. Bookable online, 2.36 to 3.10pm ladies 13 hole competition draw; Monday, 1 to 2pm members time; Tuesday, February 28, ladies 13 hole competition 9 to 10.20am and 12.20 to 2.20pm, slots also available on Sunday 10.28 to 10.52am. Bookable Online, 2.36 to 3.15 draw; Wednesday, February 29, 8.30 to 2.30pm ladies and gents Open singles, bookable online.