Brilliant sunshine blessed the weekly outing of the New Ross seniors on Thursday. A massive turn-out of 18 teams enjoyed the golf. Great co-operation from the seniors group was in evidence, as the large number of green fee golfers playing the course were accommodated by being waved.
The only damper was reports of slow play by some teams. With two scores counting on each hole there is no need for this but some players insist on putting out even when the best scores are recorded. Yellow cards will shortly be called and appropriate penalties dished out if this persists.
If the weather was hot so was the scoring. The winning team of Richie Aylward (16), Paddy Hayles (16), Fr John French (19) and Eamon Delaney (20) brought in 93 points. A point behind in second place came Aidan Kent (14), Sean Murphy (16), Tom Murphy (19) and Tony Wallace (19).
Third on 90 points were Tommy Tyler (14), Pat Ryan (18), John Fitzpatrick (18) and Jamesie Wallace (20). Nearest the pin prizes went to Tommy Tyler on the 9th hole and Kevin Treacy on the 11th.
The club are running a fund raising Golf Classic (teams of four) on September 1 and 2 with some fabulous prizes on offer. First prize is two nights bed and breakfast and one dinner plus two rounds of golf at the award winning Carton House, County Kildare and many other prizes which go right down to the 15th spot. A special ladies prize is also on offer.
Cost of entering is a much reduced fee of €120. All teams will receive four complimentary green fees. Online booking is available at www.newrossgolfclub.ie or you can ring 051-421433 (ext 3) for a tee time.
The seniors group entered 11 teams for the Classic. If anyone cannot play on a team there are plenty of subs standing by. The teams:
Team No 1 Sean Murphy, Tony Harford, Richie Byrne, Tom Grennan; 2 John Kennedy, Dick Cahill, Fr Jim Curtis, Mick Martin; 3 John Murphy, Sean O hUiginn, Paul Laffan, George Peters; 4 Dick Cuddihy, Mick Wade, John F. Roche, Godfrey Hill; 5 Jim Furlong, Peter Goggin, Pat Ryan, Jim ‘Dublin’ Ryan; 6 Willie Byrne, Tommy Tyler, John Fitzpatrick, Jamesie Murphy; 7 Andy Ronan, John Watson, Reiner Opperman, Ollie Brennan; 8 Paddy Shannon, Willie Kelly, Willie Whitty, Tom O’Neill; 9 Harry Rheinhart, Paddy Hayles, Ron Goodwin, Sean Ryan; 10 Luke Power, Kieran O’Grady, Larry Doyle, Martin Burke; 11 Joe O’Farrell, Dan Quigley, Larry Shannon, Mick Logue.