Club hosts a Special fund-raiser

MOUNT JULIET hosted its fund-raiser for the Special Olympics on Friday. The event included golf, dinner in Kendalls restaurant and an auction of sporting memorabilia and other items.

MOUNT JULIET hosted its fund-raiser for the Special Olympics on Friday. The event included golf, dinner in Kendalls restaurant and an auction of sporting memorabilia and other items.

The auction was conducted by former rugby international, Fergus Slattery, and help to fund athletes who partake in the Special Olympics. Chief organiser of the event is Norman Kilroy, a former captain of the club, who gives his time every year to run the events of the day. Over E30,000 was raised on the day and this will be added to the overall fund to cover the costs of sending the Irish team to the games.

MEMBER/GUEST - The May competition for Member/Guest was held on Sunday. Played in a fourball stableford format, the winning score of 42 points was returned by Pat Price snr and his guest David Kelly. They were two points clear of their nearest rivals Michael Williams and Aidan McDonald.

DIARY - Tomorrow (Thursday) is the date for the next round of the Summer Series, an open competition for teams of four players. Tee times are available from golf reservations or the golf shop.

The first of the club ‘majors’ is down for decision on Sunday with the running of the Jack Nicklaus Trophy. This singles competition will count for points in the Golfer of the Year for men and ladies.

On the inter-club scene the Duggan Cup team are due to meet neighbours Gowran Park on Friday.

RESULTS - Results, May Member/Guest Fourball, May 22: 1 Pat Price snr (14) & David Kelly (7, Malahide GC), 42pts; 2 Michael Williams (20) & Aidan McDonald (6, Kilkenny GC), 40pts.