Darrell dazzles on testing course

SEAN Walzer hosted his Vice-Captain’s prize at Callan GC over the weekend, but had a special guest as the last of Hurricane Katia battered the course to make for testing conditions.

SEAN Walzer hosted his Vice-Captain’s prize at Callan GC over the weekend, but had a special guest as the last of Hurricane Katia battered the course to make for testing conditions.

Darrell Doheny, who has only recently returned from a long stint in Australia, kept his round together brilliantly to beat Don Bolger by finishing the back nine stronger.

Stephen McCormack also played excellent golf in the conditions finishing in third on 38 points. Hugh Fitzpatrick won the gross with a solid 31 points, while Tom Kenny was fourth and Andy Needham fifth.

There was close to 100 golfers who braved the gales, with Darrell was thrilled to come home in front having had a long association with the club since joining as a junior member in the 1990s. Darrell now has the honour of being the only golfer who can complete a brilliant double when he lines up to win Sean Walzer’s Captain’s Prize in July 2012.

The battle for Junior Golfer of the Year was also settled this weekend when David Walzer capped a brilliant season, edging out Luke Donnelly to claim the coveted title.

CLUB CLASSIC - This year’s Club Classic will be held from tomorrow (Thursday) through to Sunday, with all members invited to participate.

The price is E80 per team, with members invited to play along with friends, work colleagues or relations. There will be prizes from first place to 12th, with a raffle on the day also.

A limited number of times are available, but all will be accommodated. Teams can be booked in at 056-7725136 or by emailing callangolfclub.com.

OPEN SERIES – The Open Series continues today (Wednesday) with two more chances available to qualify for this year’s final, which will be held on October 1.

LADIES – The Ladies 55 Club celebrate their annual highlight tomorrow (Thursday) when Mary Barry hosts her Captain’s Prize. The time sheet runs from 10.30am to 12 noon.

RESULTS – Results, men’s Vice-Captain’s Prize, September 11: 1 Darrell Doheny (14), 39pts; 2 Don Bolger (18), 39pts; gross Hugh Fitzpatrick (7), 31pts; 3 Stephen McCormack, 38pts; 4 Tom Kenny, 38pts; 5 Andy Needham, 38pts.

Results, Ladies Bradley Trophy, September 10: 1 Karen Murphy, 40pts; 2 Olive Walsh, 38pts; gross Marian O’Mahony, 25pts; 3 Mary Croke, 38pts.

Results, ladies competition, September 6: 1 Bernie Madigan, 74pts; 2 Kay O’Neill, 75pts; gross Rita O’Neill, 88pts; 3 Anne Wemyss, 76pts; 4 Annette Hogan, 76pts.

DIARY – Tomorrow (Thursday): Ladies 55 Club Captain’s Prize, 10.30am to 12 noon. Club Classic from 12 noon onwards. Friday: Club Classic all day, sponsored by The Farmers, DF Sports & Langton’s Hotel.

Saturday: Club Classic (all day). Sunday: Club Classic (all day).

Monday: RGA, 11am to 1pm. Tuesday: Ladies Day. Wednesday, September 21: Men’s Open singles.