OPEN Week kicked off with a four person team event on Saturday. The competition was sponsored by Thomas Marry and Declan Lennon’s company Surfbox who provide Internet access terminals in hotels, airports and shopping centres.
The winners were four locals Charlie Browne (14), Tom Browne (18), Michael Raggett (12) and Derek Shellley (9) with 95 points. They had 47 points turning and added a further 48 on the back nine.
They only had three four pointers on the card and all the rest were 5s’ and 6s’. They finished with a strong run of 30 points for the closing five holes. Second were Christy Forde (15), Noel Skehan (12), Richie Cody (7), Castlecomer and Michael Galvin (15), Callan with 90 points.
The men’s singles played on Sunday was sponsored by Richard Duggan from Richard Duggan’s menswear, High Street, Kilkenny. Nearly 200 played. Paul Brennan (6) returned a level par round of 71 gross for a 65 nett. He won from Martin Mullane (13) on the back nine.
Paul was level par for both nines. He had four bogies but they were offset by an eagle on the 9th and birdies on the 3rd and 11th. Martin Mullane shot two halves of 39 to claim second place on 65. Owen Sweeney (9) shot a 75 gross for 66 nett and third place. Rory Fitzgerald (4), Tramore won the gross with a 71.
JUVENILE CLASSIC FUND-RAISER - Results, 1 Kevin Browne (6), Jay Leahy (18), Catherine Leahy (26), Sarah Browne (29) 89 pts; 2 Denis Brophy (7), Brendan Dowling (2), P.J. O’Reilly (13), M. Pitt (Borris) (13) 86pts; 3 Paddy McKee (5), Joe Fitzpatrick (9), Joe Hyland (11), Des| Woods (9) 84pts.
There was a hole in one by Leo Hennessy at 6th.
CBS CLASSIC - Three players from Mountain View, Andy Cleere (17), Dicky Dalton (18) and Mick O’Neill (13) won the CBS secondary school classic played on Friday with 78 points.
The senior men’s and ladies held a social mixed golf event on Thursday of last week. It was a four person champagne scramble. The winners with 70 points and five to spare were Ton Gunning (12), David Schofield (25), Kathleen Price (29) and Teresa Brandon (36).
Birdies by Teresa Brandon on the 2nd and David Schofield on the 10th helped boost the score. Runners-up were Pat O’Briain (14), Frank Dalton (19), Patty Burke (19) and Helen Tynan (34) on 66 points.
MIXED SOCIAL GOLF - Results from Friday, 12 hole 3 person team event, 1 Peter Ryan (17), Roger Ryan (20), Sheila Brennan (21) 52pts; 2 Maurice Ryan (20), Peter Murtagh (18), Pat Walsh (21) 50pts.
No social golf on Friday due to Open Week
The next round of match play competitions are due for completion by the following dates, Men’s Club Singles by Friday, June 10, Men’s Foursome by Monday, June 13, Mixed Foursomes by Saturday, June 11 and Men’s Fourball by Monday, June 20.
MENS INTER-CLUB - The Junior Cup team played in the Junior Cup stroke qualifier in Castlecomer on Saturday. The best four teams from Saturday were due to qualify for Sundays match play series.
Kilkenny’s best four cards came to 329, the same score as Callan. The latter qualified in fourth place on the count back.
The four teams who qualified were Castlecomer, Carlow, Currragh and Callan with the home club emerging victorious on Sunday. The Kilkenny scores were Jimmy Leahy 80, Tim Kealy 82, David Walsh 83, Brendan Hogan 84 and Anthony Cleere 84.
The Provincial Towns Cup team play Killerig in the next round on Monday with ifve matches in Killerig and four in Kilkenny. The team will be posted on the notice board later in the week.
OPEN WEEK RESULTS - Four person team event, Saturday (sponsored by Surfbox) 1 Charlie Browne (14), Tom Browne (18), Michael Raggett (12), Derek Shelley (19) 95pts; 2 Michael Galvin (15), Callan, Richie Cody (7), Noel Skehan (12), Christy Forde (15) 90pts; 3 Peter Ryan (17), Pat Walshe (13), Pat Lawlor (20), Tom Lawlor (16) 89pts; 4 Richie Phelan (15), Aiden Phelan (11), Ed Browne (9), Michael Butler (16) 88pts (B9); 5 Pat Dunne (19), Denis Moylan (12), Slievnaman, Pat Buckley (10), Slievenaman, Oliver Maher (19), Slievenamn 88pts (B9); 6 Thomas Coogan (6), Philip Grant (9), Chris Keating (10), David Keating (9) all Faithlegg 88pts (B9); 7 Margaret Hogan (26), Mary McEvoy (32), Shane O’Mahony (18), Joan O’Gorman (22) 88pts.
Two’s Club 4 Person Team Saturday, Mick Butler, Christy Forde at 6th; D Keating at 10th; Richie Phelan, Pat Walshe at 15th; Sean Boland and Denis Brophy at 17th. Each receive a voucher for €15 in the Pro Shop.
Mens 18 hole singles Sunday CSS members 71, visitors 72 (sponsored by; Richard Duggan menswear) 1 Paul Brennan (6) 65 net (B9); 2 Martin Mullane (13) 65 net; 3 Owen Sweeney (9) 66 net; Gross; Rory Fitzgerald (4) Tramore 71 Gross; 5 Brendan Wall (12) Callan 68 net (B9); 6 Brendan Hogan (5) 69 net (B9); 7 Christy Power (12) 69 net (B9); 8 Aidan McDonald (6) 69 net (B9); 9 Mick Grogan (11) Callan 69 net.
Two’s Club men’s singles, Sunday, Richard Duggan at 10th and 15th, Kieran Wall at 5th, Niall O’Gorman at 6th, Richie Phelan at 10th, Richard Manogue, Alan O’Rourke and Liam Flood at 15th, Peter Ryan at 17th, Alan Phelan at 18th. Each receive voucher for €25.80 in the Pro Shop.
3 Person Team event, Monday, 1 Eugene Deegan (11), John Byrne (11), James Young (11) 82 pts (B9); 2 Peter Ryan (17), Paddy Lawlor (20), Tom Lawlor (16) 82 pts (B9); 3 Rory Conlon (16), Charlie Browne (14), Shane Conlon (7), Portarlington 82pts; 4 Noel Power (9), Tommy Barry (15), Milo Condon (11) 81pts (B9); 5 Enda Bourke (22), Thurles, Brendan Byrne (8), Carlow, Philip Tierney (14) 81pts (B9); 6 Kevin Glynn (11), Pat Walshe (13), Noel Skehan 81pts.
Prize presentation This evening (Wednesday) at 10pm.
Ladies 18 Hole v Par May 24, 1 Aimee Cleere (30) 3up; 2 Irene Browne (17) All Flat (L3); Best Gross; Mary Leahy Browne (3) 9 Down (B9); 3 Greta Nicholson (26) All Flat; 4 Marian Woods (18) 1 Down (B9); 5 Aoife Lyons (21) 1 Down (L6) .
Next competition dates - Thursday Open Week Ladies 18 Hole Singles, 8.30 to 6pm; Tuesday, June 7, 18 Hole ABC Stroke 8.20 to10.20, 12.20 to 2.20, 4.20 to 6pm; Tuesday, June 14, 18 Hole Stableford, Valerie Doyle Qualifier
LADIES IRISH CLOSE - Eileen Rose Power made the semi-finals of the Ladies Irish Close Championship in Carlow last week. She was beaten 5 and 4 by Danielle McVeigh of Royal County Down who went on to defeat Karen Delaney, Carlow in the final.
LADIES INTER-CLUB - The Boyne Trophy team had a good win over Waterford. At home Phyl Doyle (9) and Liz Cleere (18) out first won on the 15th. Evelyn Crotty (9) and Ann Murphy (22) also won on the 15th. Bridie McGarry (9) and Anna Lyons (21) were called in.
Away in Waterford, Brid White (21) and Marian Woods (18) won on the 17th. Eithne Murphy (15) and Ann Gubbins (26) were called in.
The Finn Trophy team beat the Curragh. Bridie McGarry (9) and Joan Cody (18) won on the 18th. Mary Leahy Browne (3) and Stella Coughlan (21) won on 17th, as did Mags Cuddihy (9) and Liz Cleeere (18). The last two pairings of Phyl Doyle (9) and Mary Bradshaw (20) and Eithne Murphy (15) and Pat Walsh (21) were called in.
Mixed social golf May 26, 1 Tom Gunning (12), Dave Schofield (25), Kathleen Price (29), Teresa Brandon (36) 70pts; 2 Pat O’Briain (14), Frank Dalton (19), Patty Burke (19), Helen Tynan (34) 66pts (B6); 3 Frank Byrne (15), Reay Brandon (23), Breda Kavanagh (30), Elizabeth Tobin (27) 66pts (B6); 4 Richie McEvoy (16), Maurice Ryan ((20), Eamon Molloy (23), Mary Feighery (36) 66pts (B6); 5 John O’Donovan (16), Paddy Byrne (21), Kitty Nolan (21), Mary Gorman (30) 66pts; 6 Pat Foley (10), Michael O’Reilly (18), Mary Shields (36), Mary O’Connell (36) 64pts; 7 Noel O’Sullivan (16), Peter McQuillan (22), Edith Ogilvie (23), Mary Prendergast (20) 62pts (B6); 8 Jimmy Rhatigan (16), Eugene Orr (19), Pat Kelleher (24), Ursula deLoughrey (17) 62pts (B6); 9 Matt Ruth (13), Martin Treacy (20), Eamon Brennan (26), Mary Browne (22) 62pts (B6); 10 Denis Carey (11), Austin Kiely (23), Mary Barry (36), Adrienne Walsh (22) 62pts (B6).
After a lapse of five years the restoration of the mixed competition between the two senior societies was an outstanding success. Seventy-six braved the elements to enjoy an excellent day’s golf.
The introduction of the “champagne scramble” format proved very successful as it allowed players of all categories to be involved in the scoring. This was demonstrated on the second hole when a great Tom Gunning drive enabled one of his playing partners, Teresa Brandon, who after missing the green with her second shot, proceeded to chip in for a birdie. With two shots on the hole they amassed five points for the team.
Tom and Teresa along with David Schofield and Kathleen Price went on to win the competition. Following the golf everybody enjoyed a lovely meal, compliments of chef Barry Joyce and staff, after which both society captains, Noel O’Sullivan and Edith Ogilvie thanked all involved in the organisation of the event.
PRIMARY/JUNIOR/JUVENILE - Junior/juvenile coaching on Saturday. Under-12s’ 10 to 11.30am and 12 and over 11.30 to 1pm. Volunteers are required from the ladies club to “adopt” a junior girl to help her attain a handicap and also help her with the etiquette side of the game.
Those ladies who are willing to help out are requested to contact Joan Cody.
DIARY - Today (Wednesday) 8 to 6pm Open Week 3 Person Team Event; Thursday, 8 to 6pm Open Week ladies 18 hole singles; Friday, 7.30 to 6pm Open Week 18 Hole Scotch Foursomes (any combination); Saturday, 7.30 to 5.45pm Open Week men’s 18 hole singles; Sunday, 7.30 to 4pm Open Week men’s fourball, 4 to 7pm, 13 Hole 3 Person Team Event; Monday, 8 to 6pm Open Week 4 Person Team Event; Tuesday, June 7, 8.20 to10.20, 12.20 to 2.20 and 4.20 to 6pm, ladies 18 hole ABC stroke.
Wednesday 8th June, 8.30 – 6.00 Ladies & Gents Open Singles