Kilkenny golf: brilliant course led to brilliant scoring in Castlecomer

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Kilkenny golf: brilliant course led to brilliant scoring in Castlecomer

More than 150 golfers played in the first round of Captain Seamus Brennan’s prize competition at Castlecomer GC at the weekend.
With the golf course in superb condition, scoring was excellent - 18 players shot scores in the sixties.
Michael Doyle had a magnificent score of 67 and leads by one shot from John Bergin. Gerry Irwin, Ciaran Kelly and Michael Dermody all shot 68, while Adam Dempsey leads the student section on 68.
With 40 players on level par 72 or better the leaderboard is tightly packed. This should deliver a great day’s golf when the final round of Captain’s Day is held on Saturday.
OPEN WEEK: Results, Open Week three-person champagne scramble, August 6: 1 Patrick O’Keeffe, Joe Colclough, Shane Timmons, 92pts (b9); 2 Breda Walsh, Billy Walsh, Denis Walsh, 92pts; 3 Colin Dunne, Martin J. Brennan, Nicky Walsh, 91pts; 4 Marnie Brennan, Marjie Gannon, Noel Brennan, 90pts; 5 John Kelly, Mary Brophy, Frieda Campion, 89pts (b6).
Results, Open Week men’s 18-hole singles, August 5: 1 John Stedmond (13), 65 (b9); 2 Pat Haughton (26), 65; gross Colin Dunne (5), 75. Class One: Michael Dermody (5), 71. Class Two: Warren Byrne (13), 69. Class Three: Ewan Connery (23), 73.
PRESENTATION: Captain Seamus Brennan and Lady Captain Margaret O’Keeffe held their Open Week prize presentation night at a packed club house on Sunday.
The Captains welcomed all members, visitors and sponsors and thanked them all for their huge contribution to the great success of this year’s Open Week. Captain Seamus paid special tribute to the club’s hardworking Open Week committee of Delia O’Donohoe, Donie Walsh, Mary Brophy and Mick McGrath, ably assisted by club secretary Liam Mooney.
Prize winners on the night ranged in age from junior members Louis Todd, Ewan Connery, David Allen and Luke O’Brien Peterson to over-80s winner Liam Farrell.
At the end of the prize-giving ceremony, Margaret and Seamus presented a bouquet of flowers, on behalf of all club members, to a surprised Delia O’Donohoe as a token of appreciation for her huge contribution to Open Week over the last number of years.
The night concluded with excellent music from Mark Rothwell and Barry Byrne.
TGIF: Round nine of the TGIF nine-hole competition runs until tomorrow (Thursday) with round 10 starting on Friday.
Round eight proved most successful in the ladies and men’s categories. Great form, in this round, was shown by Susan Boland, Joan Brennan, Emer Foley and Margaret O’Keeffe.
Leaderboard: Margaret O’Keeffe 41, Susan Boland 41, Ann Doyle 36, Joan Brennan 34, Honoria Fogarty 30, Delia O’Donohoe 26, Emer Foley 25, Maureen Norton 20, Patricia Brennan 20, Loretta Mansfield 17.
In the men’s section impressive rounds were returned by Paddy Kehoe, Nicky Walsh, John Bergin and Gerry O’Neill, with nearest-the-pin spoils secured by Colin Lynch.
The leaderboard reads Nicky Walsh 60, Robert Brennan 36, John Bergin 29, Ciaran O’Neill 27, Jonathan Dowling 23, Andy Cleere 20, Gerry O’Neill 20, Liam Doyle 19, Gerry O’Keeffe 16, Michael Brennan 16.
SENIORS: Results, seniors competition, August 8: 1 Murty Coonan (10), Martin Mealy (25), Tom Slevin (28), 85pts; 2 Paddy Neary (17), Kevin Mulhall (21), Christy McGrath (25), 76pts; 3 Tom Mooney (15), Eamon McEvoy (21), Eamon Kelly (24), 74pts.
LOTTO: There was no winner of the lotto jackpot. Next week’s jackpot will be €4,600.
TWOS CLUB: Emer Foley was the popular winner of the Open Week Twos club draw on Tuesday night.
RESULTS: Results, 18-hole stableford open singles, August 8: 1 John Doheny (5), 39pts; 2 Jonathan Dowling (18), 38pts; gross Michael Buggy (0), 34pts.
DIARY: Today (Wednesday): Seniors Classic. Thursday: Men’s 18-hole open singles. Friday: TGIF Round 10. Saturday: Men’s 18-hole singles stroke Captain’s Prize (day two). Tuesday: Nine-hole stableford scramble.
CALLAN
A full timesheet greeted Lady President Teresa Freyne when she held her prize day at Callan GC on Saturday.
Maureen Sheehan took the spoils with a great score of 48 points.
Results, Lady President’s Prize, August 11: 1 Maureen Sheehan, 48pts; 2 Mary Barry, 40pts; gross Kathleen Phelan, 26pts; 3 Bridget Holohan, 40pts; 4 Claire Henriques, 38pts; gross Ann Needham, 36pts. Past Presidents’ Prize: Bea Donovan, 37pts. Committee prize: Vice-Captain Noelle Cody, 37pts. Senior: Marie Riordan, 39pts. Junior: Laoise Hennessy, 37pts. Front nine: Kathleen Hession, 22pts. Back nine: Margaret Comerford, 21pts.
Results, nine-hole competition: Melanie O’Brien, 18pts; 2 Mary Croke, 17pts. Beginners: Antoinette Crotty, Nora Drennan and Breda Comerford.
LADIES: Results, senior ladies competition, August 9: 1 Anne Hickey, 2 Marie Riordan, 3 Kathleen Power.
SINGLES: Results, men’s single open, August 8: 1 Padraig McMorrow, 44pts; 2 Jack Drew, 44pts (c/b); gross Jeff Lynch, 37pts; 3 Paul Roche, 41pts.
RGA: Results, RGA two-person scramble, August 6: 1 Jim Wellwood & Pat Wall, 53.1; 2 Eddie Ryan & John Holden, 53.2; 3 Michael Grace & Joe Kavanagh, 54.2.
SCRAMBLE: Results, Champagne scramble, August Bank Holiday Weekend: 1 Ted Walsh, Joe Tierney, Eddie Cunningham & Philip Cunningham, 104pts; 2 Liam Duggan, Jim Gorey, Sean O’Neill & Pat Duggan, 103pts (B9); 3 Richard Condon, Johnny Kennedy, Paddy Donovan & Roland Komer, 103pts.
LOTTO: There was no winner of the golf club lotto jackpot. Numbers drawn were 9, 15, 23. Consolation prizes (€30) went to John Kinchella, Ollie Kirwan and Declan Lacey. Sellers were Tommy Coyne, John Kinchella and John Kirwan.
GOWRAN PARK
Open Week continues at Gowran Park GC until Friday.
The remaining events are an 18-hole singles stableford tomorrow (Thursday) and a three-person scramble on Friday.
Bookings available online or from 056-7726699. All are welcome to play.
SINGLES: There are just five qualifiers left in this year’s open singles Summer Series. The competition continues every Thursday with a timesheet in place. Details from 056-7726699.
DIARY: Today (Wednesday): Race meeting - no golf. Tomorrow (Thursday): Open Week 18-hole singles (visitor €20, member €8). Friday: Open Week three-person scramble (visitor €20, member €8).
NEW ROSS
The New Ross GC Boyne Trophy team will play the semi-final in Edenderry on August 27.
The team is managed by Anne Healy.
REVIVE: The final of the Revive Active will be held in Ballybunion on Monday, September 10. The team managed by Eileen Cullinan.
LADIES: The ladies competition tomorrow (Wednesday) is an 18-hole stableford with first, second, third and senior prizes. Sponsored by Wexford Preserves, seniors are asked to mark ‘S’ on their card.
The Lady President Liz Roberts’ mixed competition will be held tomorrow (Thursday) at 3pm. Entry is €4, €2 re-entry.
The Lady President’s Day will be held on Saturday. The competition will be an 18-hole stroke. As the heathers in the flower bed on the 12th hole have died Lady President Liz has requested, instead of cards and gifts, a donation to replace them with a bed of roses would be appreciated. Donation box will be placed on the table of prizes. Presentation will be at 9pm, followed by music from Adeline and Shannon.
Mixed Foursomes matchplay is here again. Entries to be in by August 19. Cost is €10 per pair.
The first round of the club matchplay has to be played by August 21.
RESULTS: Results, Tuesday fourball: 1 Mary Molloy (20, Edenderry) & Noeline Delahunty (12, Edenderry), 39pts; 2 John Aylward (15) & Murt Hoban (20), 38pts; 3 Eoin Kissane (7) & Declan Stapleton (16), 37pts (L9).
Results, Brooks Jewellers ladies competition: 1 Bridget Murphy (26), 39pts; 2 Adeline Foxe (20), 38pts; 3 Patricia Quinn (26), 37pts (L6); 4 Marguerite Sutton (20), 37pts.
Results, Club Classic: 1 John Murphy (12), Aidan Somers (18, Borris), Pat Doyle (16), John Flynn (8), 113pts; 2 Liz Roberts (23), Patricia Conway (36), Bernadette Murphy (28), Carmel McGrath (36), 112pts; 3 John Hartley (24), Hugh O’Connor (19), Jack Murphy (17), Paddy Bennett (20), 111pts; 4 Ritchie Aylward (19), Martin Carroll (13), Eamon Dungan (5), Leo Carroll (11), 111pts; 5 Seamus Lee (24), Pat Graham (23), Ber Moore (14), Seamus Cuddihy (18), 109pts; 6 Andy Culleton (19), Leo Booth (20), Eamon Murphy (19), Harry Doran (12), 109pts; 7 Michael Kavanagh (16), John O’Leary (19), Charlie Collins (17), Paul Cleary (9), 106pts; 8 Kenny Barrett (19), Val Molloy (13), George Foley (15), Liam Wall (15), 105pts.
Ladies: 1 Agnes Whelan (26), Kathleen Walsh (37), Eibhlin Kielthy (31), Peggy Hill (29), 99pts; 2 Mary O’Leary (13), Ger Mackey (13), Breda McManus (21), Eleanor Roche (21), 97pts.
Seniors: 1 Hugh O’Connor, Mossy Walsh, Ger O’Brien, Dan Quigley, 104pts; 2 Ned Conway (14), John Aylward (15), Richard O’Brien (16, Portumna), Martin Carroll (13), 103pts.
Mixed: Mick Logue, Rita Dunphy, Jean Russell, M. O’Regan, 101pts. Nearest the pin: Men - Joe Bohanna, 55cm. Ladies - Ann Curtis, 6’4”.
DIARY: Today (Wednesday): Ladies 18-hole stableford. Thursday: Lady President’s mixed competition. Friday & Saturday: Lady President’s prize to the men. Sunday: PGA Tankard.
RATHDOWNEY GC
Dave Guilfoyle was the winner of the Captain’s Prize, which was held at Rathdowney GC over the weekend.
Full results, Captain’s Prize, August 10 to 12: 1 Dave Guilfoyle (11), 133; 2 Mike O’Toole (5), 136; gross Brendan Ryan (2), 147; 3 Keith Corbett (19), 137; 4 James Ryan (9), 137; 5 John Gorman (14), 139; Past Captain Mick Flynn (21), 141; 6 Paddy Crerand (13), 140; 7 Mick Webster (16), 141; 8 Adrian Sheppard (9), 143.
Day One: Seán Bolger (14), 66. Day Two: Jason Moore (16), 69.
SCRAMBLE: Rathdowney GC will hold a Scramble to the Sun competition shortly. Running from September 6 to 9, first prize is a golf holiday to Spain. Cost of entry is €15 per person. Bookings to 0505-46170 or online.
RESULTS: Results, ladies 13-hole competition: 1 Kathleen Flynn, 28pts; 2 Mary Siney, 28pts.
Results, Husqvarna Tuesday Open: 1 Tom Duggan (15), 38pts; 2 Eoin Moriarty (12), 36pts; gross Mike O’Toole (5), 27pts; 3 Óisín O’Brien (16, Templemore), 36pts.
LOTTO: There was no winner of the golf club lotto. The jackpot is now €9,050.