Five Kilkenny members, Graham Nugent, Harry Duggan, Mark Power, Paul O’Hara and Michael Buggy headed to Lahinch last week for the South of Ireland Championship.
The two round strokeplay qualifiers was reduced to one due to the inclement weather. Mark and Harry qualified comfortably for the top 64 matchplay, but the otehrs didn't make the cut.
Mark Power overame Marc Boucher, winning his opening match 2 and1. Harry Duggan suffered a one hole defeats to Jack Blake, The Island.
Mark continued his good form with comfortable wins over Stephen Watts, Cairndhu, Andrew McCormack, Castletroy and Alan Fahy, Dun Laoghaire.
In the semi-final he came up short, suffering a 5 and 4 defeat to the experienced Caolan Rafferty, who went on to win his first Championship.
TEAM NAMED: The GUI have confirmed the Ireland team for the boys Home Internationals at Royal Dornoch in Scotland from August 7 to 9.
Six of the 11 players were automatic selections based on their position in the Bridgestone boys international Order of Merit or the Tom Montgomery Order of Merit.
Mark Power (Kilkenny), Aaron Marshall (Lisburn) and David Kitt (Athenry) secured their places via the Bridgestone Boys Order of Merit, while Max Kennedy (Royal Dublin), Luke O’Neill (Connemara) and Tom McKibbin (Holywood) earned their places through the Tom Montgomery Order of Merit.
MIXED GOLF: The mixed Social Golf will continue on Friday. Sign in at 5.30pm for shotgun start at 6pm.
FUND-RAISER: The annual, Open Day fund-raiser for the Junior/Juvenile Club wil be on Wednesday, August 8. The four person team event will cost €15 per person.
Funds raised are required to continue the coaching and development of young players.
Bookings are available online.
CLASSIC: The Management Committee have decided to hold a Club Classic on the weekend of Saturday, Sunday and Monday, September 1, 2 and 3.
The format will be a four person team (any combination) and will cost €120.
Midland Travel, Tullamore will sponsor the first prize five nights hotel accommodation plus three rounds of golf in the Algarve for four people. The prize must be availed of during April 2019.
There will be many other wonderful golf break prizes on offer, as well as a seniors team prize, a ladies team prize plus a special Monday team prize.
There will also be a visitors team prize..
Bookings become available on line Friday, August 10.
GOLF TROLLIES: The Course and Clubhouse committees are carrying out a general ‘Tidy and Clean Up’ around the clubhouse. All members trollies will be moved into the bungalow where clubs are also stored.
The existing area being used for trollies will be required to house the fleet of club buggies. Members who have trollies stored in the shed should identify them by attaching a tag with their name on it.
The club will move them when suitable shelving is in place in the house.
COURSE NEWS: There’s will be no divot repair session next Monday (Bank Holiday).
The normal sessions will resume the following week.
RESULTS: Saturday Intermediate Scratch Cup, sponsored by Prochem, Gross results, 1 Reuben Holden (14) 79; 2 Ivan Dunne (11) 80; 3 Shane Farrelly (11) 81 (b6); 4 Ned Nolan (11) 81; 5 Mark Trimble (13) 82.
Net results - 1 Shane Henderson (14) 69 (b9); 2 Martin Mullane (18) 69; 3 Paraic O’Keeffe (13) 70.
CSS - members -71.; visitors - 73.
Two's Club - 6th Gerry Stewart, Seamus Brennan (Gowran), Darragh Larkin; 10th Norman Williams, Tony Butler; 17th Reuben Holden.
Each 'Two' receives €40.30 credit in the Pro Shop.
Senior gents, July 26, 13 hole Rumble, 1 John King, John McCarron, Eddie Geraghty, Paul Brady 70; 2 Pat Cody, Noel O'Sullivan, Eamon Molloy, Tom Sloyan 68; 3 Pat Foley, Martin Murphy, Joe Ledwidge, Tom Reade 67; 4 Frank Byrne, Tom Moore, Nicky Lawlor, Martin Kelly 63; 5 Billy Burke, Michael McCarthy, Jimmy Rhatigan , Pat O'Briain 61 (b6); 6 Pat Drennan, Michael Nicholson, Jim Treacy, Joe Nolan 61; 7 Willie P Murphy, John O'Regan, Pat O'Shea, Tom Keating 60.
Sixty-three players took part.
The seniors next competition is on Thursday. Play starts at 10.50am. Check in is from 9.45am. Draw closes at 11.15am.
Next month’s diary - August 13, away outing to Mountrath GC. Entry sheet available on Thursday; August 16, President Billy Burke’s prize to the senior gents. Entry sheet available Thursday.
LADIES CLUB: Results Sunday,, President Billy Burke’s prize to ladies, 1 Adrienne Walsh (26) 37pts; 2 Eva Duggan (15) 40pts; Gross, Jan Browne (5) 38pts; Class A, Mary O’Shea (12) 35pts; Class B, Catherine King (19) 36pts; Class C, Mary Gorman (31) 34pts; 3 Barbara Teehan (21) 35pts (b9); 4 Margaret McCreery (19) 35pts (b9); 5 Eleanor Moore (27) 35pts (b9); 6 Breege Martin (25) 35pts; 7 Ann Geoghegan (5) 34pts (b3); 8 Ann Widger (22) 34pts (b9); 9 Elizabeth Kinsella (14) 34pts (b9); 10 Niamh Glynn (23) 34pts (b9); 11 Joan Cashin (31) 34pts (b9); 12 Ber Crowdle (35) 34pts.
Nine hole Stableford - 1 Mary Feighery (38) 19pts; 2 Anne Murphy (28) 14pts.
TEAM NEWS: Good luck to the girls under-19 team who play Royal Tara in the inter-club competition in Tulfarris today (9.15am).
If successful theey play either Donabate or Edmondstown at 2pm.
RESULTS: July 26, Maisie Lambe 18 hole Stableford, 1 Mary R Murphy (24) 44pts; 2 Stella Coughlan (20) 43pts; Gross, Sarah Molloy (5) 33pts; 3 Mary Bourke King (32) 40pts; 4 Lourda Everard (21) 42pts; 5 Niamh Kelly (7) 39pts (b9).
Under-23 winner - Jan Browne (5) 42pts.
Nine hole Stableford - 1 Eileen Reynolds (32) 17pts; 2 Brigid Smee (37) 16pts (b9).
Seniors, July 26, 13 hole Stableford, 1. Ann Gunning, Joan Cashin, Phil O'Carroll 64; 2 Catherine Barrett, Kathleen Price, Teresa Brandon 58; 3 Mary Gorman, Josie Bolger, Elizabeth Tobin 56.
Twenty-two took part.
The next competition for the seneiors is on Thursday. Draw at 9.30\m for immediate tee off.
The away outing to New Ross GC is on Thursday, August 9. An entry sheet has been posted on the senior ladies’ notice board..
JUNIOR/JUVENILE: The girls under-19 inter-club Leinster qualifiers against Royal Tara B in Tulfarris is today (Wednesday).
Panel - Aoife Crowdle (12), Eva Duggan (13), Niamh Glynn(24), Ruth Ferris(24).
Format - team of three playing singles, matchplay. The winners face either Edmondstown or Donabate in the quarter-finals on Wednesday afternoon. The semi-final and final are on Thursday.
Managers - Barbara Teehan, Phyl Doyle and Ber Crowdle
Results July 30, 1 Ruth Ferris (24) 37pts (b9).
BRIDGE: There will be no Summer Bridge session for August.
DIARY: Today (Wednesday) 9.08 to 9.24am visitors, 11 to 11.32am visitors, 1 to 2.04pm members time; Thursday, 9.32 to 10.44am senior ladies, 10.52am to 1.24pm senior gents, 1.32 to 2.28pm members time; Friday, 12.28 to 1.40pm members time, 1.56 to 3.08pm visiting Captains, 5 to 7pm social mixed golf; Saturday, 7.32 to 8.52am members time, 9 to 9.48am ladies and gents competition, 9.56 to 11.32am Society, 1 to 1.56pm members time, 2.02 to 5.32pm ladies and gents competition; Sunday, 7.32am to 5.32pm ladies and gents competition (gents, Lady Captain, Mary Hickey’s prize to the men; ladies, Captain Tom Sloyan’s prize to the ladies; Monday, 8.33am to 5.15pm Open four person team charity event; Tuesday, 8.20 to 9.48am ladies 18 hole competition, 9.56 to 10.20am ladies 9 hole competition, 12.20 to 1.16pm ladies 18 hole competition, 1.24 to 1.48pm ladies 18 hole draw, 1.56 to 2.20pm ladies 9 hole competition, 4.04 to 5.32pm ladies 18 hole competition; Wednesday, August 8, 8.33 to 8.51am junior/juvenile Open fund-raiser, 9 to 9.40am Society, 9.48am to 5.27pm junior/juvenile Open fund-raiser.
At the weekend Callan golf club President Martin Maher held his competition on a course that was in pristine condition.
There was a great turn out and the scoring was hot. The top three finishers all had the same score which always makes the situation interesting.
The winner was Jeffrey Lynch with 40 points (countback 6); 2 Pat Hickey 40pts (cb 9); gross Neville Coen 36pts; 3 Niall O'Sullivan 40pts; 4 Paul Coogan 38pts (c/b)5 Seamus Burke 38pts; 2nd gross Richard Condon 32 pts.
The past Presidents prize was won by John Healy with 38 points
The senior section was won by Jimmy Dunne with 38 points.
The long handicap was won by Jim Nugget with 35 points.
The front 9 prize went to Martin McCarty with 22 points on the back 3.
The back 9 was won by Paul Murphy with 21 points
The junior section was won by Blade O’Gorman with 35 points (c/b); 2 Eoghan Scrivan 35pts.
Results in the O’Dwyer open singles on Wednesday, July 24, 1 Hugh Dagg 41pts; 2 Liam Hennessy 40pts.
The gross was won by Andrew Needham with 37 points.
LOTTO: The Lotto jackpot is now €950. The numbers drawn were 10, 26, 27. There was no winner so €30 each went to Jennifer Bergin, Paul Bergin and Fay McLoughlin.
The sellers were Goretti Hennessy, John Grace and Tommy Coyne.
LADIES: Results in ladies singles, July 24, 1 Mary Barry 40pts; 2 Rose Brophy 39pts (c/b); 3 Mary D Grace 39pts (c/b); 4 Tereasa Freyne 39pts.
Results of the 9 hole competition, 1 Margaret Duggan; 2 Tereasa Drea.
DIARY: On the August Bank Holiday an Open four person Champagne scramble will be held; Saturday, August 11, Lady President’s day.
For all competitions check the time sheet for available times.
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