Winter comes early as League begins

WINTER came early when the new season of the Open Winter League started at Callan on Wednesday.

WINTER came early when the new season of the Open Winter League started at Callan on Wednesday.

The competition, which will see the winner earn a set of irons, will run over the months of October, November, December, January, February and March. Each competitor can play as many days as they want with their best three scores over the course of the competition to count.

When the qualifier ends in March the top 50 players who have accumulated the highest number of points (counting their best three cards) will compete in a play-off.

The cost of entry is E6 for members’ first round, with E3 for all subsequent rounds. Non members can play for E12 for their first entry and E10 for all subsequent entries. There will be monthly prizes also.

Enquiries by societies and individuals can be made by contacting Margaret, tel 056-7725136.

MEDAL - Following on from Eugene Lawrence’s good showing last week Davy Lawrence continued the great family form with an excellent victory, despite the difficult conditions, in the monthly medal competition on Sunday. Shooting a 67 nett score Davy’s excellent back nine saw him beat Paul Cunningham, who also has been in very good form of late.

Michael Murphy from Kilmanagh was also in superb form and carded a 68 for third place. Best gross went to Tommy Minogue with a solid 73 in strong wind.

LOTTO - The lotto continues to grow in popularity, while also providing vital funding for the club. Members are asked to continue the fund-raiser, which has already had four jackpot winners.

There was no winner of this week’s lotto jackpot. Numbers drawn were 20, 21 and 26. Lucky dip winners were Paddy O’Brien, Eoin Coffey and William Holohan, with sellers’ prizes going to John Kirwan and Teresa Freyne. Next draw is tomorrow (Thursday) at 7.30pm.

RESULTS - Results, Monthly Medal, October 9: 1 Davy Lawrence, 67pts; 2 Paul Cunningham, 67pts; gross Tommy Minogue, 73pts; 3 Michael Murphy, 68pts.

Results, Ladies 55 Club, October 6: 1 Celine Farrell, 2 Ailish Carey, 3 Maura O’Mahony, 4 Pauline Kenny.

Results, Ladies competition, October 4: 1 Teresa O’Neill, 30pts; 2 Helena McCormack, 29pts; 3 Kay O’Neill, 28pts; 4 Joan Phelan, 24pts; 5 Anne Wemyss.

Results, RGA competition, October 3: 1 David Gay, 31pts; 2 Pat Collins, 31pts; 3 Phil Cody, 30pts.

DIARY - Today (Wednesday): Men’s Open Winter League. Tomorrow (Thursday): Ladies 55 Club, 10.30am to 12 noon.

Friday: Men’s Open Winter League. Saturday: Men’s Open Winter League. Ladies end of season prizes, 10am to 3pm. Sunday: Men’s novelty competition (sponsored by Kilkenny Chiropractor Clinic).

Monday: RGA, 11am to 1pm. Tuesday: Ladies Day.