THE high scoring pattern associated with senior teams at New Ross golf club was again in evidence at last week’s outing when the first three prize winners broke the magical target of 90 points. The next four best cards were all on the target of 90.
In almost perfect golfing weather the superb greens held up to their reputation as being the best in the South East. Plaudits to the course staff in maintaining them in peak condition all year round.
Many stories of putts going in and ones staying out came from the 14 teams participating. The tales of woe were played over and over again at the 19th hole (the clubhouse) after the competition.
Taking the No. 1 spot were Aidan Kent (14), Tommy Tyler (14), Michael Long (18) and Sean Ryan (21) with a fine score of 94 points. Two points behind came John Kennedy (16), Reiner Opperman (17), Dick Cahill (18) and Jamesie Murphy (21). The 91 scored by Jim Ryan (Ross) (16), Willie Kelly (16), Pat Ryan (17) and Larry Shannon (20) was good enough for give them third place.
A unique occurrence was witnessed in the nearest the pin competitio. Reiner Opperman was the winner on both the 9th and 11th hole, making it a good day for the German. He was also a member of the runners-up in the team event.
It’s a normal weekly outing on Thursday with the draw for teams at 10.45am.
Congratulations from all the seniors group goes to one of the most popular and stalwart members, Dick Cahill, on winning the recent Mr Johnny Hosey’s President’s prize, beating all the young pretenders in the process. Good wishes for a speedy recovery were extended to Mick Martin after his recent unfortunate mishap.