Tough going, and 90 point mark wasn’t hit

The rain cleared after the opening nine holes of last week’s outing for the New Ross seniors, but scoring was rather difficult with the fairways giving no run on the ball and extra clubs being used to find the green.

The rain cleared after the opening nine holes of last week’s outing for the New Ross seniors, but scoring was rather difficult with the fairways giving no run on the ball and extra clubs being used to find the green.

It was not easy as it was hard to determine the speed of the ball, especially if one was above the hole some of which were cut in tough positions. However, with the sunshine breaking through all 12 teams got to enjoy the round.

No one team broke the 90 point mark. The winners were found on a count back, scoring 88 points. They were Willie Byrne (11), John Joe Cullen (15), Brian Dolan (23) and Seamus Bradley (24). Second were John Roche (15), Willie Kelly (17), Tom O Neill (18) and Tom Kent (23).

In fact, this quartet would have been the day’s winners if they had marked their card right. Denis Kirwan (11), Fr Jim Curtis (17), John Fitzpatrick (18) and Frank Boyle (22) were third with 87 points.

The nearest the pin prizes went to Pat Ryan for his hole in one on the tricky 11th green. Fr Jim Curtis picked up the sleeve of Titleist balls for his effort on the 9th hole.

Manning the name board and in charge of the draw for teams in June are Kieran O’Grady, Godfrey Hill, John Vereker and Harry Rheinhart.

The diary for June is Thursday, June 7, normal outing; Thursday, June 14, three person team scramble (Open week), draw for teams this Thursday, June 7; Monday, June 18, Seniors Alliance Waterford G. C. Time sheet (Jamesie Murphy 051-421151); Thursday, June 21, Open Seniors, New Ross.

Members should note that the proposed social visit to Waterford on Monday, June 11 has being postponed to a future date to avoid a clash with the Open Week in New Ross.