A FINE day, a big field and record scoring was the mixed bag from the New Ross seniors weekly outing. In perfect underfoot conditions due to the drying wind of the previous few days, the scoring was of a high standard.
With the spring growth now apparent the greens are returning to their pristine best and becoming a pleasure to putt on again.
With the 17 four person teams perfectly balanced the format dictated that all four players scores counted on the four par 3s’. This certainly gave an added bite to the competition because it was on these holes that the day was won and lost.
Keeping their game well together, the quartet of John Murphy (15), Robert O’Dwyer (18), Tom O’Neill (18) and newcomer Martin Furlong (20) had two nines of 58/55 to give them victory with a record 113 points. Three points behind with another great score of 110 were Denis Kirwan (11), Michael Long (19), Sean Ryan (21) and Jamesie Murphy (23).
A better back nine (55 v 54) and a total of 104 points saw Jim Ryan (17) of Ross, Pat Ryan (18), Paul Laffan (20) and John O Neill (20) take third prize. The fourth prize, sponsored by Harry Rheinhart, went to Jimmy Furlong (12), John F. Roche (17), Liam Glasheen (19) and Tony Wallace (19) with 104 points.
Nearest the pin prizes went to Aidan Kent (9th hole) and Frank Boyle on the 11th.
A warm welcome was extended to three new members, Donie Cody, Martin Furlong, who made a winning debut, and Liam Glasheen, who picked up a prize as well.
A reminder to latecomers, the draw each week is at 10.40 am. Late comers won’t be accommodated.