The results of the fundraising classic held over the May weekend were 1st Gary Carty, Gerry Carty, Padraig O’Connell & Dave Purser (101pts), 2nd Niall Kearney, Tom Kearney, Paddy McLoughlin & Sean McLoughlin (100pts), 3rd Charlie O’Donnell, Terry Canning, Ross Andrew & Gerry O’Hara 95pts. Best Ladies Team Pauline Lennon, Anne Mullen, Christine Fowley & Anita Carty (84pts), Nearest the Pin Terry Canning, Longest Drive Aidan Grealish Strokestown. Winners of “Hit the Green” were 1st Gary Carty, 2nd Pat Conroy. Raffle prizewinners were 1st Mary Lombard (Plant), 2nd Christine Foley (Candle Stand), 3rd Terry Canning (€40 Club Voucher), 4th Mary Keenan (Lamp), 5th Kathleen Hanmore (Btl Wine)
At the presentation Michael Rush thanked all who took played or supported the weekend. He thanked Golf Style for sponsoring prizes, Charlie & Willie for the great condition of the course, Mary for the lovely food and Vincent and all those who helped in the bar. Susan and Brendan were thanked for organising the Quiz on Friday night and for sponsoring the prizes. Padraig O’Connell, on behalf of the winners, said they were delighted to win and paid special tribute to Michael Rush for his great work on the course and for organising the competition. Pauline Lennon (Castledargan), on behalf of the winning ladies team, thanked the club for the great hospitality and said they were delighted to win and that they always enjoy their trips to Boyle.
Thursday’s Mens competition was won by Gerry Carty 27pts, 2nd Gary Carty 27pts, 3rd Ross Andrew 26pts. Fridays scramble was won by Charlie O’Donnell, Carmel Keenan & Michael Rush, (courtesy of an eagle on the 8th), 2nd Marie Kennedy, John Compton & Kathleen Hanmore. A special well done to Kathleen and Marie who were prize-winners in their first scramble (a sign of things to come), 3rd Sean Heslin, Regina McLoughlin & Eamon Perry.
Friday night’s Quiz was won by the Egan family of Moira, Vincent, Lorcan and Paddy (parachuted in from Oughterard), 2nd Kathleen Hanmore, Marie Kennedy, John Compton (Strokestown) and Gary Carty. Special thanks to Susan and Brendan for organising and sponsoring prizes, to Mary for the lovely food, to Vincent and Gary for looking after the Bar and to Frank O’Mahoney for his sponsorship. Thanks also to Strokestown Golf Club for their support and members are asked to support the Strokestown Golf Club Quiz next Friday evening in their clubhouse.
Competitions for this week are the Mens Competition on Thursday, Friday is a nine hole Scramble. and next Sunday is the Holmpatrick Cup. Format is fourball betterball. Please check noticeboard for details of Foursomes and King Harmon matches.
Date for your diary is the Committee Cup on Saturday/Sunday May 30th/31st. This is the first “Major” of the year and open to Ladies and Gents. Format is 18 hole stroke with Ladies playing Saturday and Gents on Sunday. The top ladies and gents will play a final nine holes on Sunday evening. There are two 18 hole qualifiers during May for those wishing to get cards in.
The Horse and Summer Show Classic takes place this Saturday June 6th. Details to follow.
Members are reminded that 2015 membership is due, thanks to all have paid to date.
The club monthly meetings take place this Wednesday evening at 8.30