Two Michaels’ and Francis set hot pace

MEN’S Captain Michael Healy’s prize attracted over 150 participants and some really good scores were returned on day one.

MEN’S Captain Michael Healy’s prize attracted over 150 participants and some really good scores were returned on day one.

Michael Buggy (scr), Michael Manogue (14) and Francis Rogers (17) sets the pace going into next week’s second round with a blistering 67. All members are invited to take part on day two.

There will be prizes for best score on day one and day two. Times have been allocated to the top 66 players of which 12 members are students. Members not listed may play any time on Saturday or prior to 8.50am on Sunday (see Time Sheet).

Day 2, Sunday, sponsor Michael Healy, 7 to 9am open timesheet for players outside top 54 scores from Day 1; 9.10 to 12pm top 54 players play in order on timesheet; 5 to 6pm play-off for top 12 and top 4 student scores after 36 holes.

Presentation of prizes at 9.30pm. Traditional Irish music session in bar from 5 to 7pm. Entertainment by Eddie Kenny following presentation.

LADIES: Vice-Captain Helen’s outing to Mount Wolseley in September is all arranged. Details in ladies locker room. Junior foursomes final in Roscrea on Sunday, September 4. The draw for the club mixed competition has been made and is available in the clubhouse.

Junior/intermediate Scratch Cup, Saturday and Sunday, August 28, 29. Sponsor Colgan’s, Portarlington.

Thursday Open singles, August 11, 1 Michael Bollard 40pts; 2 Martin Fitzpatrick 38pts; gross Michael Dermody 31pts.

LOTTO: Monday, August 8, no jackpot winner of €3,500. Lucky prize winners 100 Euro Seamus O’Connor; 70 Euro Ollie Dunne; 30 Euro Sheila Hosey, Mai McEvoy. Sellers lucky dip 30 Euro Seamus Walsh and Josie Kelly.

Monday, August 15 €3,800.

DID YOU KNOW: That the first clubhouse in the Lawn was on old bus? It was sited at the spot where the clubhouse is now and was used to store equipment and as a changing room.

When the forerunner to the present clubhouse was built the ‘old clubhouse’ was buried under the teeing area of the 10th hole as a method to build it up.