The ladies and gents Open singles last week at Kilkenny golf club produced extraordinary scoring from two individuals. Dave Dooley (11) returned 44 points with 23 on the front nine which he covered in level par despite taking a six on the 5th hole. He covered the back nine in three over 38 and he also featured twice in the two’s club on the 6th and 10th which was worth €67.20 credit to him in the Pro Shop.
Dave would have expected to win this score but he was eclipsed by Dermot Doyle playing (9). Dermot had featured in the hamper at the weekend and he continued his good form when he covered the 18 holes in level par 71 for a great score of 45 points. Dermot had a consistent round with birdies on the 13th and 14th, bogies on the 8th and 10th and fourteen pars.
Dermot’s handicap has been reduced from 8.9 to 7.3 as a result of his great score. The gross was won by Richie Guilfoyle (3) with 33 gross points and Carl Widger (12), Willie Murphy (21) and Liam Cody (12) secured the rest of the prizes with 40 points.
The ladies section was won by Eithne Murphy (16) with 35 points.
The Open four person team event was won by Victor Smyth (7), Castlecomer, Ken Hovenden (17), Castlecomer, Ollie Cullen (10) and Sheila Brennan (23), who returned 93 points. They won on the back nine from three other teams who also returned 93 points.
The winners turned with 45 points and added 48 on the back nine. They all contributed to the card but Ken (17) was the main contributor with two birdies and seven pars for a total of 29 points for those nine holes. He also added a few two pointers.
Second were Michael Keane (15), Peter Ryan (15), Pat Walshe (12) and Bernie Clarke (13). Third were Conor Boland (6), Emmet Boland (10), Ivan Dunne (13) and David Hurley (13), Mountain View.
The three person team event on Bank Holiday Monday was won by Rob O’Shea (9), Ger Dowling (16) and Tom Sloyan (8) with a great score of 90 points. They only had two birdies but Ger (16) was on fire and recorded a birdie and 10 pars. Second on 89 points were James Young (10), Kieran Hoban (10 and John Byrne (11), who scored five birdies. Third were Sean Boland (10), Norman Williams (13) and Aidan Boland (15) on 84 points. They also had five birdies and all featured in the two’s club with Aidan on the 6th, Norman on the 10th and Sean on the 17th.
The ladies 13 hole competition last week was won by Greta Nicholson (27) with 28 points. Second on 27 points went to Barbara Teehan and the gross was won by Mary Leahy Browne (3) with 21 gross points. The other prizes were won by Niamh Kelly (11), Mary Norton (11) and Mary Bradshaw (22), who all returned 26 points.
The senior men’s competition produced two scores of 60 points. The better one was from Rodger Curran (13), Willie Murphy (20), Dave Schofield (27) and Joe Leech (24). Dave contributed 25 points with the help of five three pointers. Rodger birdied the 13th hole for four points which helped them edge home on the breakdown of the back six.
Second, also on 60 points, were Andy Hughes (15), Finbar Coughlan (21), Christy Rainey (21) and Tom McPhilips (36).
The senior ladies competition on Thursday was won by Sheila Brennan, Pauline O’Sullivan and Barbara Schofield with 38 points. Runners-up with the best of the 35’s returned were Pat Walsh, Aileen Hehir and Bridie Sloyan.
CAPTAINS’ DINNER: Captains Seamus Rochford and Pauline Cullinane will hold their joint Captains dinner in the club on Saturday, November 24.
COMPETITION PRIZE GIVING: Men’s prize giving will be on Saturday (5.30pm). All outstanding competitions will be presented. All prize winners are requested to attend or have someone present on their behalf.
BAR CUP: The Bar Cup semi-finals will be between Nicky Cashin and Jim White. Conor Boland will play the winners of Colm Sheenan and Tom Moore. The semi-finals were due to be completed by October 20 and the final by October 30. The club requested that games be played as soon as possible.
MEMBERSHIP OFFER: There will be a limited introductory first year membership offer open to applicants on the waiting list and other interested parties from November 1. If interested contact Sean or Aoife (056-7765400).
SOCIAL: Table quiz on Friday (8pm). Teams of four with at least two golf club members per team. Cost €24 to include finger food. Place names on sheet on board at entrance to the bar.
SNOOKER: The draw for the annual doubles tournament has been made. The preliminarily round is due for completion by November 4. This only involves Joe O’Neill and Joe Sweeney v Liam Barry and Andy Melay. The first round proper is due for completion by November 20. Full draw posted on the men’s notice board. The entry fee per pair is €12.
RESULTS: Ladies and gents Open singles, October 24 CSS 70, 1 Dermot Doyle (9) 45pts; 2 Dave Dooley (11) 44pts; 3 Carl Widger (12) 40pts;
Gross, Richard Guilfoyle (3) 33 Gross points; 5 Willie Murphy (21) 40pts (B9); 6 Liam Cody (12) 40pts.
Presentation of prizes on Saturday (5.30pm).
Two’s Club ladies and gents Open singles, October 24, David Dooley at 5th & 10th, Neil Loy, Brian Meredith, Tony McCarthy at 15th.
Each two is worth €33.60 and is credited in the Pro Shop.
Four Person Open team event, Sat urday and Sunday, 1 Ken Hovenden (17), Castlecomer, Victor Smyth (7), Castlecomer, Ollie Cullen (10), Sheila Brennan (23) 93 pts (B9); 2 Michael Keane (15), Peter Ryan (15), Pat Walsh (12), Bernie Clarke (13) 93 pts (B9); 3 Conor Boland (6), Emmet Boland (10), Ivan Dunne (13), David Hurley (13), Mountain View 93pts (B9); 4 Alan O’Rourke (3), Niall O’Gorman (5), David Duggan (8), Austin Murphy (15) Gowran 93pts; 5 Joe O’Grady (21), David O’Mahony (18), Richard Downey (19), Donal Fennelly (24), Callan 91pts.
Best Saturday score, B. McEvoy (15), F. Brennan (19), S. Kavanagh (16), B. Loughman (14), all Abbeyleix 89pts.
Best Sunday score, Brid White (21), Pat Walsh (21), Eithne Murphy (16), Kathleen Gaffney (22) 90pts.
Presentation of prizes on Saturday (5.30pm).
Two’s Club four person team event Saturday and Sunday, Alan O’Rourke at 6th & 15th, Anne Widger, David Farragher, Leo Hennessy, Mary Leahy Browne at 6th, Peter Dore at 10th, Brian Meredith, Tommy Deegan, Nick O’Donnell, Ivan Dunne at 15th, Liam O’Connor, Tom Sloyan, Richard Lawrence, Derek O’Gorman, M Murphy Gowran at 17th.
Each Two is worth €19.00 and is credited in the Pro Shop.
Three person eeam event Monday, 1 Rob O’Shea (9), Ger Dowling (16), Tom Sloyan (8) 90pts; 2 James Young (10), Kieran Hoban (10), John Byrne (11) 89pts; 3 Sean Boland (10), Norman Williams (13), Aidan Boland (15) 84pts.
Presentation of prizes Saturday (5.30pm).
Two’s Club three person event Monday, Aidan Boland, John Byrne, Dick McEvoy at 6th, Norman Williams, Bridie McGarry at 10th, Sean Boland, Jim Ryan, Mary Bradshaw, Aidan Phelan at 17th.
Each Two is worth €17.50 and is credited in the Pro Shop.
LADIES NEWS: Ladies 13 holes Stableford October 21 and 23, 1 Gretta Nicholson (27) 28pts; 2 Barbara Teehan (26) 27pts; Best Gross; Mary Leahy Browne (3) 21 gross pts; 3 Niamh Kelly (11) 26pts (L6); 4 Mary Norton (11) 26pts (L6); 5 Mary Bradshaw (22) 26pts.
Ladies and gents Open singles, October 24 (ladies section) 1 Eithne Murphy (16) 35pts.
Fixtures - Tuesday, November 6, 9 holes ABC Stroke 9 to 10.20 and 12.20 to 2.20pm. Slots also available on Sunday, 10.30 to 11am Bookable online and 2.10 -2.50 draw.
SENIOR MEN: October 25, 13 holes, 1 Rodger Curran (13), Willie Murphy (20), Dave Schofield (27), Joe Leech (24) 60pts (B6); 2 Andy Hughes (15), Finbar Coughlan (21), Christy Rainey (21), Tom McPhilips (36) 60pts; 3 Martin Mullane (15), Dick Keoghan (24), Martin Treacy (21), Joe O’ Driscoll (26) 57 pts (B6); 4 Jimmy Rhatigan (18), Pat O’Briain (16), Jim O’Connell (28), Tony Joyce (27) 57pts; 5 Michael O’Reilly (19), Pat O’Shea (18), Michael Barry (26), Pat Kelleher (26) 56pts (B1); 6 Richie Phelan (17), Gerry Bowe (22), Maurice Ryan (21), Billy Dalton (31) 56pts (B6); 7 Con O’Sullivan (15), Martin Cody (22), Michael Cody (20), Tom McDonald (27) 56pts.
SENIOR LADIES: October 25, 9 holes, 1 Sheila Brennan, Pauline O’Sullivan, Barbara Schofield 35pts; 2 Pat Walsh, Aileen Hehir, Bridie Sloyan 35pts; 3 Patti Burke, Mary Gorman, Mary Feighery 35pts; 4 Hilda Richardson, Josie Bolger, Kathleen Kelly 35pts
DIARY: Today (Wednesday) 9 to 11am jun/juv competition, 1 to 2pm members; Thursday, 10 to 11am senior ladies, 11 to 1pm senior men, 1 to 2pm members; Friday, 10.30 to 11am visitors, 1 to 2pm members time; Saturday, 8 to 9.30am members, 9.45 to 11.30am visitors, 1pm men’s Saturday Crosscard. Sign in by 12.45 for shotgun start at 1pm, 1.30 to 1.40 visitors, 1.45 to 2.30pm members; Sunday, 7.40 to 2pm men’s 14 holes singles, 10.30 to 11am ladies competition. Bookable Online. 2.10 to 2.50pm ladies competition, draw; Monday, 1 to 2pm members time; Tuesday, 9 to 10.20am and 12.20 to 2.20pm ladies 9 hole ABC competition. Slots also available on Sunday 10.30 to 11am. Bookable Online, 2.10 to 2.50 draw. New Ross Seniors
How lucky can one get when the sun blazes down all day in the middle of October. That was the story for the New Ross Seniors outing to Faithlegg when members thoroughly enjoyed the day. It was a perfect day for golf but the greens were fast.
A shotgun start meant everyone got away together. All, including late comers, were facilitated on teams and finished the well laid out 18 hole course in record time.
The going was tough and pars were hard to come by. Birdies were practically non-existent. Two teams tied on 87 points for the first prize. A better back nine gave the spoils to John ‘Tec’ Roche and Brian Dolan with the Faithlegg pair of John Mahon and Pat O’Gorman. Second were Pat Ryan and Paul Laffan with Faithlegg pair Dave Kirby and Tom Forristal.
Nearest the pin went to Kevin Treacy (NR), only four and a half inches from the pin. The longest drive was won by Bill Hurley (NR) who hit a massive one down the 18th fairway.
The club thanked Arthur Dagg, Robert Hill and Matt Kennelly of Faithlegg for the superb organisation of this annual fixture. This is the highlight of the New Ross Seniors away outings and they have built up a unique bond of friendship. It would be remiss not to compliment the chef and kitchen staff for the magnificent meal served.
It was back on home soil last Thursday when 17 teams played. Week after week members turn up in huge numbers to enjoy the organised competition.
There was a three way tie at the top with 92 points. Getting all the allowances (6 points), the three person team of Sean Murphy (16), Willie Whitty (19) and Richie Byrne (19), scoring 86, plus six, took the spoils by reason of a better back nine. Second were Jimmy ‘Ross’ Ryan (16), Peter Goggin (17), Willie Naddy (19) and George Peters (23). Third were Danny O Leary (11), Richie Aylward (17), Larry Shannon (18) and Jamesie Murphy (23).
Nearest the pin was Dick Cahill on the 11th. The draw this week will be at 10.40am.