The golf membership series at the Gowran Park club swings into action this week.
Every week through October and November, the club will hold an open singles competition. The top three weekly qualifiers will go forward to the final on Friday, November 30.
First prize will be a free golf membership for 2019 or 43” LED TV. Second prize is a 32” Smart TV with a Samsung tablet for third place.
Entry fee is €20 for visitors and €7 for members. Booking online or 056-7726699 for timesheet details.
MEMBERSHIP: The club has a number of membership offers for 2019. Full membership is €600, with €435 for under 30s and €510 for seniors. The offer closes on October 31.
Further information and application forms are available from the golf office, tel 056-7726699.
TEAM: Results, three-person team event, September 30: 1 Niall Walsh, Eoin Walsh, J.J. Lennon, 58pts; 2 J.J. Ryan, Donal Murphy, John Colgan, 57pts.
LADIES: Results, ladies 18-hole singles, September 26: 1 Mary Condon (23), 36pts; 2 Eithne Byrne (27), 35pts; 3 Charlotte Boote (29), 34pts.
SINGLES: The final of the club singles competition provided great entertainment. In Category One Ger Hickey (19) and Eileen Tobin played a nail-biting decider. After a tense match Ger emerged the winner on the 20th hole.
Charlotte Boote (29) was the Category Two winner over Mary McEvoy (27). The win sees Charlotte continue a wonderful season - she is also in the lead for Golfer of the Year with one week remaining.
ALLIANCE: Results, South East Junior Alliance, September 24: 1 Phil Kelly (West Waterford GC, 25), 39pts; 2 Kay Crosse (28, Dundrum GC), 38pts; 3 Liz Higgins (23, Dundrum GC), 37pts; 4 Maura Coe (20, Gowran Park GC), 37pts; 5 Ger Hickey (19, Gowran Park GC), 36pts. Reps Prize: Kathleen Gaffney (28, Kilkenny GC), 35pts.
DIARY: Today (Wednesday) and Thursday: Membership series open singles, visitor €20. Friday & Saturday: Racing Festival - no golf. Sunday: Members Monthly Medal - last of season.
Lady Vice Captain at Castlecomer GC Jo Costigan hosted a successful outing at Kilkea Castle at the weekend.
The event was a big hit with golfers, with most pleasant sunny conditions all the way.
The course was in excellent condition with the water often proving tricky. Loretta Mansfield was the worthy winner with a fabulous 36 points. She also won the longest drive.
The Get into Golf ladies had a nine-hole scramble with Siobhan McEvoy, Mary Boran and Eileen Gunner the eventual winners.
TROPHY: Marjie Gannon, Bessie Brophy, Nuala Mahon and Patricia Brennan will represent the club today (Wednesday) in the Glenns Trophy at Birr GC. The competition is an 18-hole stableford scotch foursomes.
SENIORS: The seniors travelled to Athy and played a team classic in glorious Autumn sunshine and calm conditions. A total of 34 golfers attended and a most enjoyable day was had by all.
SCRAMBLE: The Tuesday nine-hole scramble has drawn to a close for the year.
LOTTO: There was no winner of the lotto jackpot. Numbers drawn were 6, 18, 19 and 27. The jackpot is now €6,000.
RESULTS: Results, two-person team event, September 30: 1 Tom Staunton (15), Shamus Malone (16), 50pts (b3); 2 Terry Brennan (14), David Douglas (20), 50pts; 3 Michael Dermody (5), Michael Doheny (17), 47pts.
Results, men’s 18-hole singles stableford, September 23: 1 Liam Doyle (19), 37pts (b9); 2 Brian Young (6), 37pts; gross Ciaran Kelly (6), 31pts (b6). Class One: Jason Brennan (4), 35pts (b9). Class Two: Marty O’Shea (11), 36pts. Class Three: Gerry Dunne (21), 34pts (b9).
Results, open singles competition, September 23: 1 Ken Doheny (23), 37pts; 2 Martin Ring (21), 35pts.
Results, Phelans Topline ladies 18-hole competition: 1 Caroline Conway, 2 Helen Dunne.
DIARY: Today (Wednesday): Seniors Classic, assembly at 9.30 to tee off at 10am. Thursday: Men’s 18-hole stableford open singles. Saturday & Sunday: Open singles 18-hole stableford.
The chance to win a golfing trip to Waterford Castle is on offer when Callan GC hold their Autumn Club Classic this weekend.
Running from Friday to Sunday, there are some great prizes up for grabs in the open three-person team event, including accommodation and green fees at Waterford Castle.
There are a number of other prizes on offer, including for non-GUI team and best ladies team. There will also be a raffle for a large hamper.
Entry fee is €45 for a team of three. Timesheet details from 056-7725136 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
RGA: Results, RGA two-man team event, September 24: 1 Liam Duggan & Joe Cuddihy, 53.4; 2 Brendan McDonald & Paddy Grace, 55.5; 3 Michael Grace & Eamonn Holohan, 58.1.
LADIES: Results, ladies Bradley Trophy competition, September 25: 1 Anne Croke, 39pts; 2 Breda Ryan, 32pts; 3 Marian Butler, 32pts; 4 Margaret T. O’Shea, 32pts; 5 Maria Gorey, 32pts.
Results, nine-hole competition: 1 Maura Holden, 16pts; 2 Pauline Keane, 14pts.
Results, senior ladies three-person team event, September 27: 1 Betty McGrath, Ann Phelan, Maura Holden; 2 Margaret T. O’Shea, Mary D. Grace, Maureen Comerford; 3 Marie O’Riordan, Maura O’Mahoney, Melanie O’Riordan.
LOTTO: There was no winner of the golf club lotto jackpot. Numbers drawn were 6, 13, 29. Consolation prizes (€30) went to Liam Duggan, Eddie Tallent and Michael O’Brien. The jackpot is now €1,150.
Results, Monthly Medal (seventh) competition, Rathdowney GC (sponsored by Emeralds Tiles), September 29 & 30: 1 Sean Kelly (25), 66; 2 Willie Claxton (8), 67; gross Lar Ryan (+2), 69; 3 Donal Heaphy (20), 67.
LADIES: Results, Super-Valu Rathdowney ladies open hamper competition: 1 Kate Kavanagh (24), 39pts; 2 Louise Mahony (20), 39pts; gross Claire Molloy (11), 25 gross pts; 3 Marie Duggan (21), 38pts.
TUESDAY: Results, Husqvarna Tuesday Open: 1 Declan Dowling (13), 36pts; 2 Liam Hogan (13), 35pts.
SENIORS: Results, seniors competition, September 27: Cat A - 1 Christy Jones, 38pts; 2 Timmy Williams, 37pts. Cat B - 1 Frank Scott, 34pts; 2 Denis Cleere, 29pts.
LOTTO: There was no winner of the golf club lotto jackpot. Numbers drawn were 11, 15, 20, 25. Match three prizes went to Sharon Claxton and Paddy Delaney. The jackpot is now €10,100.
Forty members played in the club Tankard competition at the weekend.
Ger Ruth won it with a great score of 40 points. He beat stiff competition from Simon Williams (13) 39 points and Alan Cuffe (16) 38 points.
Next weekend’s competition is the final medal event of the year.
MATCHPLAY: The singles and doubles club matchplay competitions are at the semi-final stages.
Both need to be completed before Sunday, October 14. The winners of the events are eligible to play in the Champions Cup which is scheduled for October 14.
CHARITY: The Ladies Club are hosting an Open charity event in memory of the late Ann Murphy. It will be played on Sunday, October 21.
There will be a shotgun start at 11am. The competition format will be a three person Scramble (at least one lady per team). Entry fee is €30 per team.
For team registration call 056-7768122. All proceeds are being donated to the Stroke Unit, St Luke’s Hospital, Kilkenny.
RESULTS: Club Tankard (single Stableford) September 30, 1 Ger Ruth (20) 40pts; 2 Simon Williams (13) 39pts; 3 Alan Cuffe (16) 38pts.
DIARY: Sunday: Medal. Tuesday: Seniors competition. Wednesday: Ladies singles. Thursday: Seniors’ 13-hole competition. Sunday, October 14: Champions Cup.
The following are the results from Borris golf club on Sunday, Winter Alliance, 1 S. Hanafin (14) 42pts; 2 R. Ronan (10) Mt. View 41pts (b9); 3 G. Murphy (12) 41pts (b9); gross, J. Dunne (2) 36pts; 5 K.Hanrahan(17) 41pts; 6 P. Foley (15) 39pts; 7 V. Shiel(14) 38pts b9).
Day prizes - Wednesday, L.. Ronan (5) Mt View 38pts (l6); Saturday - Declan Murphy (15) 37pts (b9); Sunday - J. Manning (11) 38pts; ladies’ prize, G. Treacy (31) 36pts.
Step House Hotel Friday 9 holes, 1 G. Donohoe(15) 23pts; 2 A.F. Mitchell(19) 22pts; 3 J. O’Neill(11) 20pts (l6).
The Borris Cup club singles champion is Andrew Dooley, who beat Paul Kielthy in the final.
The winner of the club Masters singles was Kevin Ryan, who beat Mick Hanrahan in the final.
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