Sixteen teams took part in the New Ross seniors weekly outing. Members gave a warm welcome to two new members, Tom J. Murphy and Danny O’Leary, and they gave an even bigger welcome to an old friend who has been absent for some time.
At last ‘Old Sol’ appeared above Tinneranny giving rise to the words of the song “that lucky old sun he has nothing to do except roam around heaven all day.” Wherever he was hanging out recently he had a damn good rest, but on Thursday he beamed down all day long making golf a very pleasurable game indeed.
Yes, it was sun cream time, and also shirt sleeve time with a few players sporting colourful shorts into the bargain showing off their brown tanned calf muscles - they must be held over from last year?
With the ball running well and the greens in pristine condition (plaudits to the course staff) scoring was going to be on the high side. In the end the clear winners were Andy Roan (13), Sean Murphy (17), Pat Ryan (18) and the ever consistent Brian Dolan (23), bringing in a 97 points.
John Kennedy (14), Dick Cahill (16), John Hanrahan (17) and Martin Burke (25) were on 93 points which was good enough to claim the runners-up spot. Third were Danny O’Leary (13), Noel Kehoe (16), Fr Jim Curtis (17) and Jamesie Murphy (23) with 91 points.
Nearest the pin prizes went to Aidan O’Connor on the 9th Hole and Joe O Farrell on the 11th.
This Thursday, August 2 the new stewards will be on duty. Willie Naddy, Mick Wade, John Joe Cullen, AN Other will make the draw at 10-40am. The seniors group wish all the best to colleague and club President, John Dowling, on his President’s prize weekend competition and also a reminder that the event starts off with a 9 hole mixed on Thursday evening. All are urged to support it.