THE club finals day was held at Kilkenny GC on Saturday. It provided some very exciting golf, which enthralled the participants and the members who turned out to support the finalists.
Richard Guilfoyle beat Noel O’Sullivan in the club singles. Noel was one up with three holes to play and, with shots on the final three holes, looked favourite to come through. However, Noel faltered slightly on the run in allowing Richie to win the match on the 18th. He had two putts to win the hole but only needed one when he had a birdie.
The men’s fourball was won by Derek Shelley and Michael Raggett. They were up early in the match and maintained the lead, beating Eddie Power and Liam Barrett on the 16th.
In the mixed foursomes Paul Cleere and Phyl Doyle were one down with two to play against Michael Grant and Teresa Buckley, but pars on the 17th and 18th proved sufficient to win one up.
The men’s foursomes was won by Peter Ryan and Tom Lawlor who beat Michael Grant and Geoff Meagher. The match was all square playing the 18th, where Peter and Tom recorded a par to win one up.
In the men’s scratch matchplay Richard Duggan beat Graham Nugent on the 18th in the semi-final on Thursday. He repeated the feat by beating Eddie Power on the 18th again in the final on Friday morning. Eddie won the 14th and 15th to go one up with three to play, but Richard parred the last three holes and won one up.
In the ladies section Margaret Kiely beat Mags Cuddihy on the 13th in the Toastal Cup. Niamh Kelly was four up early on against Joan O’Gorman in the National Cup and closed out the match on the 17th while in the Nancy Todd Trophy Breege Martin beat Grainne Parker on the 18th.
The Nore Cup was won by Mary Gorman, who beat Helen Butler. The Ladies Scotch foursomes went to Mary Norton and Mary Moynihan, who beat the mother and daughter partnership of Mary Leahy Browne and her daughter Sara.
The men’s Golfer of the Year award went to Brendan Hogan, with Dave deLoughrey in the runners-up spot. Lady Golfer of the Year was Devilla O’Byrne.
JUNIOR CUP - The Ladies Junior Cup team who won the Midland district final in Roscrea last Sunday week will be in action at the National finals in Ardee GC this week.
The Junior Cup is for ladies of eight handicap and up and all matches are played off flat. The team is: Bridie McGarry, Evelyn Crotty, Mags Cuddihy, Phyl Doyle and Mary Norton. Reserves: Margaret Kiely and Breda Roche.
The team will compete in the quarter-finals today (Wednesday) against Shandon Park at 11am. If they win they will contest a semi-final with Newlands tomorrow (Thursday) from 8.30am. The Junior Cup final will tee off at 11.30am on Friday.
SINGLES - John Keogh (16), having already won the Open singles on August 3, repeated the feat when he again returned 41 points to win the Open singles competition on Wednesday.
John was out in 42 strokes and back in 40 for an 82 gross and 41 points. John’s handicap was 17 at the beginning of August and now finds himself playing off 14.
Second place was won by Alan Phelan (2) from Rathdowney who shot 69 gross for 40 points. Alan had five birdies on his card. Two other players Tony O’Reilly (20) and Pat Collins (12) also returned 40 points while the gross was won by Brendan Power (5) with 33 points. Catherine Leahy (27) won the ladies section with 37 points with Lady Competition secretary Mary Bradshaw (20) in second place on 34 points.
SCOTCH - Local members Bill and Mags Cuddihy emerged as the winners of the Open Husband and Wife Scotch Foursomes competition, which was sponsored by Nolans Jewellers, on Sunday.
Bill, playing off 15, and Mags, off 8, returned 41 points. They turned with 23 and added 18 on the back nine.
FINALS - Results, club finals: Men’s Club Singles - Winner Richie Guilfoyle. Runner-up Noel O’Sullivan. Losing semi-finalists Billy Burke, Owen Phelan. Leading qualifier Dick McEvoy.
Scratch Matchplay - Winner Richard Duggan. Runner-up Eddie Power.
Mixed Foursomes - Winners Paul Cleere & Phyl Doyle. Runners-up Michael Grant & Teresa Buckley. Losing semi-finalists Willie Leahy & Brid White, Sean Boland & Bridie McGarry.
Men’s Foursomes - Winners Peter Ryan & Tom Lawlor. Runners-up Michael Grant & Geoff Meagher. Losing semi-finalists Leo Byrne & Paddy Byrne, Tom Sloyan snr & Tom Sloyan jnr.
Men’s Fourball - Winners Derek Shelley & Michael Raggett. Runners-up Eddie Power & Liam Barrett. Losing semi-finalists Pat Walshe & Peter Ryan, Anthony Cleere & Paul Cleere. Leading qualifiers Dave deLoughrey & Paddy Fitzpatrick.
Golfer of the Year - Winner Brendan Hogan. Runner-up Dave deLoughrey.
Ladies Toastal Cup - Winner Margaret Kiely. Runner-up Mags Cuddihy.
National Cup - Winner Niamh Kelly. Runner-up Joan O’Gorman.
Nore Cup - Winner Breege Martin. Runner-up Grainne Parker.
Nancy Todd Trophy - Winner Mary Gorman. Runner-up Helen Butler.
Ladies Scotch Foursomes - Winners Mary Norton & Mary Moynihan. Runners-up Mary Leahy Browne & Sara Browne.
Ladies Golfer of the Year - Winner Dervilla O’Byrne.
RESULTS - Results, Husband & Wife Open Scotch Foursomes, September 11: 1 Bill Cuddihy (15) & Mags Cuddihy (8), 41pts; 2 C. Deignan (15, Hermitage) & G. Deignan (22, Stackstown), 40pts; 3 Brendan Foley (23, Carlow) & Aine Foley (17, Carlow), 39pts (B9); 4 Tom Sloyan Jnr (8) & Mary Sloyan (30), 39pts (B9); 5 Sean O’Drona (19, Carlow) & Una O’Drona (24, Carlow), 39pts; 6 Tony O’Shea (19, Carlow) & Angela O’Shea (16, Carlow), 38pts; 7 Pat Hickey (12) & Mary Hickey (18), 37pts (B9). Presentation of prizes will be held on Friday, October 7 at 8pm.
Results, mixed social golf nine-hole competition, September 9: 1 Jim Meredith (17), Maurice Ryan (20), Adrienne Walsh (21), Pat Walsh (21), 41pts; 2 Mark Grant (9), Pat Walshe (10), Patti Burke (20), Mary Browne (22), 39pts; 3 Seamus Rochford (12), Ronan Morrissey (18), Mary Bradshaw (20), Joan Cashin (31), 39pts; 4 Owen Phelan (11), Myles McCabe (20), Elizabeth Tobin (28), Josie McPhilips (36), 38pts.
Social golf continues on Friday. Sign-in at 4.45pm for 5pm shotgun start.
Results, Senior Men’s 13 hole competition, September 8: 1 Tony Morrissey (16), Richie Phelan (16), Maurice Ryan (20), Austin Kiely (23), 66pts; 2 Noel O’Sullivan (16), Dick Keoghan (22), Tom Sloyan (31), 62pts; 3 Jim Ryan (13), Richie McEvoy (15), Michael Barry (24), Pat Kelleher (24), 61pts; 4 Mick O’Flynn (13), John O’Regan (15), Kevin Donohue (22), Tom McDonald (25), 60pts; 5 Jack Troy (14), Martin Treacy (21), Michael Cuddihy (23), Stephen Bennett (25), 60pts.
Results, Senior Ladies nine hole competition, September 8: 1 Ann Widger, Phil Cooke, Helen Dwan, 38pts; 2 Angela Keoghane, Breda Kavanagh, Mary Feighery, 37pts; 3 Hilda Richardson, Elizabeth Tobin, Mary Murphy, 37pts; 4 Pat Walsh, Ann Gubbins, Mary Barry, 36pts.
Results, Open Ladies & Gents Singles, September 7: Men’s Section - 1 John Keogh (16), 41pts; 2 Alan Phelan (2), 40pts (B9); 3 Tony O’Reilly (20), 40pts (B9); gross Brendan Power (5), 33pts; 5 Pat Collins (12), 40pts; 6 James Young (11), 39pts (B9); 7 Sean Boland (10) 39pts (B9). Presentation of prizes will be held on Friday, October 7 at 8pm.
Two’s Club: Sean Boland at 6th & 10th, Anthony Cleere at 15th & 17th, Mick O’Flynn at 6th, Michael Keane at 10th, Dermot Doyle at 15th, David Dooley, Brendan Power at 17th. Each two is worth E22.50 and is credited in the Pro shop.
Ladies Section - 1 Catherine Keane (27), 37pts; 2 Mary Bradshaw (34), 34pts.
Results, Ladies 18 hole v Par competition, September 6: 1 Joan Cody (14), 70 nett; 2 Dervila O’Byrne (27), 74 nett; gross Bridie McGarry, 83 gross; 3 Catriona Lynch (28), 76 net (B9).
JUNIOR - The Saturday morning coaching sessions for junior golfers will continue during September (weather permitting) from 10 to 11.30am for under-12s and from 11.30am to 1pm for golfers over 12.
DIARY - Today (Wednesday): Ladies competition, 8.45 to 10.20am, 12.20 to 2.20pm, 4 to 5.30pm. Tomorrow (Thursday): Senior Ladies, 10 to 11am. Senior Men, 11am to 1pm. Members’ Time, 1 to 2pm. Friday: Visitors, 11.30am to 1pm. Members’ Time, 1 to 2pm. Visitors, 2 to 2.30pm. Social Golf, sign-in at 4.45pm for 5pm shotgun start.
Saturday: Members’ Time, 7.30 to 8.30am. Visitors, 8.30am to 1pm. Members’ Time, 1 to 2pm. Visitors, 2 to 4pm. Sunday: Men’s Monthly Medal (September), 7.30am to 3.15pm. Ladies competition, 10.28 to 11am, 3.20 to 4pm.
Monday: Members’ Time, 1 to 2pm. Tuesday: Ladies 18 hole v Par competition, 8.30 to 10.20am, 12.20 to 2.20pm. There will be no evening draw. Wednesday, September 21: Visitors, 11am to 1pm. Members’ Time, 1 to 2pm. Ladies Committee and Team Managers competition, 2 to 3.30pm.