Club Captain Seamus Brennan hosted the final round of his Captain’s prize at balmy Castlecomer GC on Saturday.
More than 120 golfers played in the beautiful weather conditions. With the course in excellent shape, a great day’s golf was had by all.
Standing on the 17th tee Michael Dermody (5) was well in contention for the spoils. After shooting 68 in the first round, he knew a special finish was needed to keep him in the hunt.
He duly delivered, scoring a birdie on the par three 17th hole and then got up and down from the greenside bunker on the par five 18th hole for another birdie. This gave him a tremendous round of 69, a two round total of 137, and a one shot victory over Anthony Holohan.
Anthony, playing off eight, had earlier posted a total of 138 with scores of 69 on both days. Karl O’Donnell had a great second round to claim the gross prize on 152. Gerry Mealy claimed third prize with a grand total of 140.
Results, Captain’s Prize: 1 Michael Dermody (5), 68 + 69 = 137; 2 Anthony Holohan (8), 69 + 69 = 138; gross Karl O’Donnell (5), 78 + 74 = 152; 3 Gerry Mealy (17), 72 + 68 = 140; 4 J.D. Harding (7), 69 + 71 = 140; second gross Ciaran Kelly (6), 74 + 79 = 153; 5 Gerry Irwin (16), 68 + 73 = 141; 6 Michael O’Neill (8), 71 + 71 = 142.
Day One: 1 Michael Doyle (27) 67; 2 John Bergin (16) 68. Day Two: 1 Kieran Bergin (19), 67; 2 Mark O’Dowda (22), 70 (b9). Over 60: Tommy O’Neill (8), 73 + 70 = 143. Past Captain: Michael Curry (5), 72 + 73 = 145. Student: 1 Kevin Holland (25), 74 + 71 = 145; 2 Ewan Connery (23), 70 + 75 = 145.
SINGLES: Results, Thursday 18-hole open singles, August 16: 1 Stephen Allen (19), 42pts; 2 David Allen (17), 39pts; gross Martin Brennan (8), 27pts.
DUGGAN CUP: Following his great win in the Captain’s prize on Saturday Michael Dermody travelled to Edenderry the following morning as part of the Duggan Cup team who took on Newbridge in the semi-final.
Under the management of Martin G. Brennan the team came away with a great 3-0 win. They will now play The Heath in the final on Sunday, September 2 as they bid to defend the title the club won for the first time last year.
Team: Michael Daly & Pat Comerford, Ken Hovenden & James Farrell, Paul Rice & Marty O’Shea, Michael Dermody & Gerry Mealy, Michael Minogue & Andy Cleere. Manager: Martin Brennan.
SENIORS: Results, seniors competition, August 15: 1 J. Mulcahy (10), P. Neary (17), E. Fogarty (21), 81pts; 2 M. Coonan (9), P. Shore (24), U. Whelan, 79pts; 3 J. Byrne (15), K. O’Shea (18), L. Farrell (23), T. Carr (19), 77pts.
LOTTO: There was no winner of the golf club lotto jackpot. Numbers drawn were 3, 9, 13 and 16. The jackpot is now €4,800.
DIARY: Today (Wednesday): Seniors Classic. Thursday: Men’s 18-hole open singles. Saturday & Sunday: Men’s 18-hole open singles. Sunday: Ladies 18-hole singles. Tuesday: Nine-hole scramble, 5.30 to 7pm.
President Frank Costello will hold his prize competition at Mountain View GC on Sunday.
The competition will be an 18-hole single stableford with tee times running from 7.30 to 11am.
Members can register at the clubhouse, tel 056-7768122. The draw for times will be held tomorrow (Thursday).
CUMMINS CUP: The Mountain View seniors will play for the Ollie Cummins Memorial Cup on Tuesday, September 4. This competition was previously known as the Dan O’Neill Cup. First tee off will be 10am.
RESULTS: Results, August Medal: 1 John Somers (18), nett 65; 2 Paddy Kelly (17), 66; 3 Keith Kelly (16), 66; 4 Patrick Khan (10), 69; 5 Kevin O’Sullivan (18), 70. Medal winners: John Somers, Patrick Khan, Leslie Watchorn.
Results, seniors competition (GoY): 1 Michael Hoyne (17), nett 66; 2 John Fielding (26), 68; 3 Michael O’Neill (13), 68; 4 Bobby O’Brien (16), 73; 5 Jim Dunne (16), 73; 6 Liam Maddock (15), 73.
DIARY: Sunday: President’s Prize. Tuesday: Seniors competition. Wednesday, August 29: Ladies singles competition. Thursday, August 30: Seniors 13-hole competition. Sunday, September 2: Members’ single stableford.
The Captain’s Prize to Juniors will be held at Gowran Park GC on Sunday.
Beginning at 3pm all grades of junior golfers (boys and girls) are invited to support this competition.
This will be the final competition to score points for the Golfer of the Year prizes. Prizegiving will take place in the clubhouse on same evening.
FOURBALL: An open fourball will be held on Sunday. Timesheet bookings are available online or from the golf office, 056-7726699.
SCRATCH: The Junior and Senior Scratch Cups will be held on Sunday, September 9. These popular competitions are available for golfers with handicaps from 0-4 for Senior Scratch and 5-9 for Junior Scratch. Timesheet details from 056-7726699.
RESULTS: Results, ladies two-person team event, August 13: 1 Ita Madigan (Castlecomer) & Aisling Costelloe (Gowran Park), 48pts c/b; 2 Ann Wemyss (Callan) & Orla McCormack (Gowran Park), 48pts (c/b); 3 Marie Riordan (Callan) & Lucy Condon (Gowran Park), 48pts. Front nine: Dolores Delehanty (Knockanally) & Mary Delehanty (Gowran Park), 24pts (c/b). Back nine: Geraldine O’Reilly (Mt Wolseley) & Yvonne Moore (Mt Wolseley), 28pts. Nearest the pin: Ninth - Ann McEvoy (Callan). Tenth - Dolores Delehanty (Knockanally).
DIARY: Tomorrow (Thursday): Open singles (visitor €20, member €5). Sunday: Open fourball (visitor €20, member €5), Captain’s Prize to Juniors. Sunday, September 9: Junior & Senior Scratch Cups (visitor €20, member €10).
There was a good turnout for the single stroke competition at Callan GC on Sunday.
Winner of the competition was Jack Drew with a score of 64. Jamie Tennyson was second with a score of 66 while the best gross was won by Jeff Lynch with 69. Sean Millea with a score of 68.
RGA: Results, RGA 15-hole competition, August 13: Cat A - 1 Adrian Fitzpatrick, 36pts; 2 Jimmy O’Brien, 35pts; 3 Eamonn Holohan, 33pts (c/b). Cat B - 1 Glenn Wilson, 36pts; 2 Tom Walsh, 34pts; 3 Brian Pilbeam, 30pts (c/b).
LADIES: Results, Ladies Emerald Trophy, August 14: 1 Ellie Madigan, 65; 2 Caroline Healy, 70; 3 Laoise Hennessy, 71.
Results, ladies nine-hole competition: 1 Melanie O’Brien, 15pts; 2 Bid Kearns, 15pts.
SENIORS: Results, senior ladies competition, August 16: 1 Mary Norton, 2 Sheila Kirby, 3 Caroline Healy, 4 Mary H. Grace.
SINGLES: Results, ladies and gents singles competition, August 17: Men - 1 Eoin Larkin, 40pts. Ladies - 1 Catherine Leahy, 37pts.
LOTTO: There was no winner of the golf club lotto jackpot. Numbers drawn were 13, 23, 27. Consolation prizes (€30) went to Stephanie Rooney, Jim O’Connell and John Butler. Sellers were Tom Duffy, Joe Cuddihy and Murt Cuddihy. The jackpot is €1,350.
Great scoring, great camaraderie, and a beautiful golf course on which to do it was the tale as the seniors from New Ross GC held their final away outing of the season at Dungarvan GC on Monday last.
The scoring reflected the conditions and a change in format. All players took part in the club’s open singles competition, playing their own team game as well with the best three cards counting out of teams of four.
Keeping up his rich vein of form the recent winner of Harry Rheinhart’s President’s Prize, Tommy Liston, led his team to victory with a cracking final total of 112 points. Backed up by Frank Boyle, Francis Coghlan and Seamus McLaurence they had five points to spare over their nearest challengers.
On 107 points and placed second were Tommy Ryan, Kenny Irwin, Aidan Kent and Jim ‘Dublin’ Ryan. Third spot went to Denis Kirwan, Billy Redmond, Larry Shannon and Jamesie Murphy with 104 points. The 101 points scored by John Browne, Michael Brennan, Tom Kent and Aidan Wallace was good enough to claim fourth prize while John Kennedy, Michael Gannon, John Joe Murray and Donie Cody finished fifth with 100 points.
Thanks went to Irene Lynch in Dungarvan GC, who facilitated the golfers by giving them a block booking on the timesheet.
Back on home turf 12 teams were out on a dry but breezy day for Thursday’s outing. While the weather helped keep the overall scores down somewhat a change of format to a champagne scramble waltz also contributed to the low scores.
The team of Tony Harford, Michael Kavanagh, Liam Glasheen and Richie Byrne emerged victorious with a final total of 89 points by virtue of a better last three holes. Ray Shannon, John Fitzpatrick, John F. Roche and Michael Long finished second with the same total (89 points). On 85 points and in third spot came Johnny Browne, Willie Byrne, Mikey Lee and Tom Kent.
There was added excitement when one senior won a nearest the pin prize with a hole in one. Willie Byrne had the rare distinction of shooting that ace on the ninth. Willie Whitty who was nearest the pin on the 11th hole.
There was a great turnout for Lady Captain Linda Kidd’s prize competition to the men at Borris GC.
Results: 1 J. Byrne (16), 68 (B9); 2 L. Cosgrave (18), 68 (B9); 3 G. Gahan (12), 68 (B9); 4 S. Kerr (24), 68; 5 T. Foley (12), 69 (B9); 6 M. Cowman (15), 69 (B9).
TEAM: Results, two-person team competition, August 19: 1 P. Cullen (18) & D. Murphy (15), 47pts (B9); 2 S. Treacy (12) & G. Treacy (31), 47pts.
NINE: Results, Step House Hotel Friday nine-hole competition: 1 J. Manning (12), 24pts; 2 J. Prendergast (7), 21pts (L6); 3 T. McDonald (16, Carlow), 21pts.
Results, three-ball classic, Rathdowney GC, August 18 & 19: 1 Mark Kelly (6), Adrian Sheppard (9), Michael Power (9), 90pts; 2 James Dowling (14), Eugene Ryan (12), Martin Devlin (10), 89pts; 3 Jimmy Fitzpatrick (15), Brendan Foyle (13), Tim Barry (23), 88pts. Ladies Prize: Brigid Maher (14), Kathleen Guilfoyle (15) Noeline Delahunty (12), 84pts.
SENIORS: Results, seniors competition, August 16: Cat A - 1 Paud O’Reilly, 37pts; 2 Ed Carter, 34pts. Cat B - 1 Maurice Roche, 33pts; 2 Eamon Nolan, 31pts.
OPEN: Results, Husqvarna Tuesday Open, August 14: 1 Ed Carter (14), 41pts; 2 Brendan Ryan (2), 39pts.
LOTTO: The lotto jackpot is now €9,2000.
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