Time for last of Summer rules

Time for last of Summer rules
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The ladies and gents 18 hole Open singles competition scheduled for today (Wednesday) is the final 18 hole event of the season.

Because of this all scores will count towards handicap adjustments. Full Summer rules will apply.

The Winter season commenced last weekend with a 14 hole singles Stableford competition. Here placing was allowed on the fairway and lift, clean and drop allowed in the rough.

It should be remember that players must mark their ball before availing of the Winter rules.

The temporary handicap adjustment system will be applied over the course of the Winter months.

Full details are available on the gents notice board.

COURSE NEWS: Members are reminded to take a bag of 'sand mix' with them as they head out for their game of golf.

This will help maintain the course.

SOCIAL ACTIVITIES: Date for the diary. Saturday, November 26 is the date for the joint Captains' dinner. Further details later.

BRIDGE: Bridge continues on Mondays' at 7.30pm. New members are always welcome.

CREDIT: Members are reminded that the end of the financial year is October 31.

The beverage credit of €50 paid with the annual subscription must be used by this date.

Any unused balance left on October 31 will be forfeited.

RESULTS: Saturday, gents 14 hole Crosscard, 1 Morgan Doyle, Benny Cleere, Michael McCarthy, Ger Crowdle 72pts; 2 Joe O'Neill, Tommy Barry, Dermot Doyle, Pat Collins 70pts; 3 Ollie Cullen, P.J. Martin, Maurice Ryan, Pat Hickey 69pts.

Saturday, Sunday, Monday 1 Thomas Buckley (10) 33pts; 2 Matt Ruth (15) 32pts (b3); 3 Graham Nugent (scr) 32pts; best Gross, Mark Power (+2) 28pts; 5 Michael Fogarty (9) 31pts (b3); 6 Derek Shelly (9) 31pts.

Prize giving to be confirmed at a later date.

Two's Club - 6th Ciaran Aylmer, Patrick O'Shea, Murt Byrne, Aidan Brennan, Colin Corbett, James Everard, Thomas Nugent, Graham Nugent, Brendan Power, James Young; 15th Richard Butler, Alan Byrne; 17th Ciaran Aylmer, Milo Condon, Niall Courtney.

Each 'Two' receives €17.20 credit in the Pro Shop.

Results of senior men’s 13 hole competition, October 13, 1 Willie Leahy, Noel O'Sullivan, Christy Rainey, Finbarr Coughlan 64pts; 2 Paddy Raggett, Tom Brett, Dermot Moloney, Joe Leech 62pts; 3 Pat Drennan, Denis Carey, Michael Cody, Joe Ledwidge 61pts; 4 Noel Skehan, Martin Mullane, Joe Nolan, Tim O'Mahony 59pts; 5 Matt Ruth, Andy Hughes, Shem Lawlor, Tom Keating 57pts (b6); 6 Brian Cullen, Tom Dunne, Phillip O'Neill, Michael Cuddihy 57pts; 7 Rodger Curran, Jim Dollard, Brendan McIntyre, David Schofield 56pts.

Sixty players took part.

The seniors next outing is on Thursday.

It is a Champagne Scramble. Draw closes at 11.15am.

October 10, 1 Deirdre Byrne and Marcella O’Regan; joint 2 Edith Ogilvie and Ann Kelly; joint 3 Linda Brennan and Barbara Teehan

DIARY: Today (Wednesday) 8.34am to 2.50pm ladies and gents Open singles; Thursday, 9.30 to 10.58am senior ladies, 11.06am to 1.22pm senior gents, 1.30 to 2.26pm members time; Friday, 10.58 to 11.14am visitors, 11.39am to 12.26pm Ramblers and Gamblers, 12.34 to 12.50pm interschools competition, 12.58to 2.26pm members time; Saturday, 8.02 to 8.34am members time, 8.42 to 11.30am Society, 11.38am to 2.02pm gents Crosscard, 2.10 to 2.34pm ladies 13 hole Stableford; Sunday, 8.10am to 2.34pm ladies and gents competition, gents 14 hole, three person team, ladies 14 and 9 hHole Stableford; Monday, 10.02 to 11.54am gents 14 hole three person team, 12.58 to 2.26pm members time; Tuesday, 8.34 to 10.18am ladies 9 and 13 hole Stableford competition, 12.18 to 2.18pm ladies 9 and 13 hole Stableford competition; Wednesday, Octobern 26, 9.46 to 10.10am guests, 12.58 to 2.26pm members time.

PRO SHOP CORNER: October Specials, purchase two golf lessons for €50 (normal price €80). Lesson to be used by the end of October.

Grip Special - Get your clubs re-gripped in October. For every eight grips replaced, get one free.

The Pro Shop are holding a fund-raiser in aid of the local Cancer Society for a limited edition Bubba Watson Ping Driver worth €600.

Tickets available in the Pro Shop at a cost of €10 each.

The draw will be held towards the end of October.

LADIES CLUB: Ladies group coaching sessions will commencing on Saturday. The Pro Shop have organised a group.

All aspects of the game will be covered during the four weeks of coaching.

The cost is €50. Ladies wishing to partake should contact the Pro Shop to book their place.

PRIZES: The presentation of prizes for the ladies Ryder Cup, Ladies into Golf and all 18 hole competitions played to date will be held this Sunday, October 23 (5pm).

Finger food and wine will be available.

NEWS: The 13 hole and 9 hole Christmas fare competitions commenced on Tuesday.

RESULTS: October 11, 18 hole fourball Stableford, 1 Niamh Kelly (9) and Dervilla O’Byrne (10) 44pts; 2 Jo Lawlor (16) and Ann Kelly (29) 41pts; 3 Mary Bradshaw (22) & Adrienne Walsh(26) 40pts (b6); 4 Cathryn Griffin (20) & Mags Cuddihy (10) 40pts.

SENIORS: 1 Kathleen Gaffney, Josie Bolger, Margaret Harmer 37pts; 2 Ann Gunning, Jane Duggan, Aileen Hehir 31pts; 3 Bridget Norwood, Mary Gorman, Barbara Schofield 30pts.

New Ross

In the New Ross seniors golf club Past President's Day many locals were among the prize winners.

Eleven teams composed of past Presidents and guests took part in what was the 14th annual running of the event.

All agreed it was one of the most successful to date. There were a few late defections from people who, if they had notified the organisers in time, would have been much appreciated for the smooth running of the competition and the selection of teams.

Jimmy 'M' said he’d get his fellow 'Dub', All-Ireland football winning manager Jim Gavin down to pick the teams next year.

With a prize for 'everyone in the audience', no matter where the team, it was still cut throat stuff out on the course to gain the bragging rights for 2016.

Here a four person team composed of John Murphy (17), Martin Forristal (20), Bryan Hennessy (22) and Brian Dolan (22) shot 97 points (minus 6) to emerge clear winners with a final total of 91 points.

Club Captain, Derek Ronan (2) accompanied by John Joe Murray (20) and George Peters (26) took second place with 89 points.

On the same total and in third spot came Ned Conway (14), Willie Whitty (18) and Lady President Marie Connor (30).

Fourth prize was won by Davy Doran (11), Jamesie Murphy (23) and Lady Captain, Mary Maher (30), again with a tally of 89 points.

The fifth prize with 86 points went to George Walsh (12), Bill Hurley (19) and Kieran O'Grady (21).

Nearest the pin prizes went to Davy Doran, John Hosey and Andy Doherty.

Longest drive on the 4th hole was won by John Murphy, and on the 18th by Derek Ronan.

The putting competition resulted in a tie between Liam Quinn, Sean O hUginn and Tom Kent and the team of Davy Doran, Jamesie Murphy and Mary Maher. Both teams received prizes.

At the prize giving, club Captain, Derek Ronan, complimented the organiser and said the players all had a marvellous day and the camaraderie between the teams added greatly to that.

Lady Captain, Mary Maher and Lady President, Marie O'Connor, echoed these sentiments and add a few words of praise of their own.

Incoming President, J.J. Hoyne and incoming Captain, Peter Goggin, were wished all the best for their term in office next year.

Thanks were extended to Club Manager, Joe Foran, and his staff both in the restaurant and elsewhere for producing a wonderful meal and the bar for helping to make the Past President’s Day 2016 such a memorable one.

LADIES: Results October 12, 18 hole Stableford sponsored by PN O'Gorman, 1 Mary J. Maher (30) 34pts; 2 Marie Therese Wall (21) 32pts (l9); Gross Geraldine Mackey 21 gross pts; 4 Denise Bolger (16) 32pts.

Upcoming competitions - today (October 19) 14 hole Stableford (Gross), sponsored by Bailey's framing and gift centre; Wednesday, October 26, 14 hole Stableford; Wednesday, November 2, 14 hole Stableford.

All should note that the 2-2.15pm draw has been changed to 1-1.15pm.