Monday, June 27, 2016

Update 27th June

The Lady Captain's Day took centre stage on Sunday with 27 holes being played to determine the winner of Tish Perry's prize. Congratulations to Claire Cryan who emerged victorious on the day and also well done to all the other prizewinners. Full list as follows: 1st Claire Cryan; 2nd Liz Dwyer; Gross Peggy Feely; 3rd Joyce Boles; 18 Nett Regina McLoughlin; Cat 0-20 Joey Mullaney; Cat 21-28 Susan O’Majoney; Cat 29-36 Kathleen Candon; 1st Nine Annette Bartlett; 2nd Nine Sandra McCrann; 3rd Nine Mandy Toolan; Beginner Deirdre O’Reilly. 
In the Lady Captain's Prize to Men also played on Sunday, first place went to John McGuinn (9) 40pts, 2nd Paddy Nangle (15) 39pts, Gross Charlie O’Donnell 28pts (gross score) & 3rd Paul Connolly (19) 38pts. The Golfer of the Year Competition is now through round 11. An updated leaderboard will be available on the club's website. 
On Friday, the Lady Captain's Scramble and barbecue took place. The winning team was Brendan Gaffney, Lionel Lynn, Criona O’Donnell. 
Last Thursday's gent's open 12 hole was won by Michael Rush with 28pts. In second was Michael Simon 27 pts, and Terry Canning completed the top three also on 27pts.

This upcoming Saturday and Sunday (July 2nd & 3rd) the Fore Club Alliance competition will take place. The alliance comprises of ourselves and three neighbouring 9 hole courses - Ballaghaderreen, Castlerea & Strokestown. We invite all members from the aforementioned clubs to come and play on either of these days. The course is in great condition right now so you're sure to enjoy your visit! Format is an 18 hole stableford and tee booking is available through the club website. 
Other competitions scheduled for this week include the men's open competition on Thursday and Friday evening's scramble (draw 6.30pm). 
Open Week 
Open Week is only one week away now. Thanks to all those who have given their sponsorship to help ensure it will be a success. It is very much appreciated!  The week opens with a 9 hole stroke on Monday 4th July for ladies and gents. Tuesday July 5th is Ladies Day (18 hole stableford), with a 9 hole stableford for gents. Bar & Catering facilities will be available each day. The remainder of the schedule to be covered in next week's report.

Interclub Golf
Commiserations to the Jimmy Bruen team who exited the competition on Saturday in the zone final at the hands of Tubbercurry. 
Attention now turns to the Jack O'Sullivan team captained by Sean Heslin who commence their campaign on Thursday with an away tie against Ballymote.

Club Matchplay
Well done to Jonathan Egan and Seamus Gallagher who retained their club foursomes title on Wednesday last, comprehensively defeating Willie Tiernan and Michael Gilmartin in the final. 
A reminder to players involved in round three matches in the King Harmon Cup, the deadline for those matches is Saturday July 2nd. 

Get Into Golf
Professional tuition with Peter Duignan returns this Wednesday evening. It is week 4 of the 5 week program for kids. The two time slots are 6-7pm and 8-9pm. 
Peter will also be conducting ladies and gents group lessons for beginners and improvers from 7-8pm on Wednesday. The cost of the session is €8 and newcomers are always very welcome. It is open to all - you don't have to be a member. Contact Gary on 0860682116 for more info. 
Free lessons for junior members continues every Saturday morning from 11am-1pm.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Update 21st June

Results (week ending June 19th)

Sunday’s Bart Moran Trophy was won by Brendan Gaffney (8) 64 nett, in second was Michael Reid (15) 65 nett, the gross prize went to Jim Mooney (10) with 78 and in third was Paddy Nangle (16) 65 nett. 
The Niamh Nangle Cup was won by Moira Egan while in second was Tish Perry. 
Thursday’s men’s 12 Hole stableford competition was won by Michael Simon 26pts, with second and third going to Michael Bannon & Eamon Perry respectively, both one point behind the winner. 

Friday’s 9 hole Scramble was won by Brendan Gaffney, Tish Perry, John Cryan & Criona O’Donnell with 3 under par. 

Other Recent Results
Men’s Open (June 2nd)
1st Sean Heslin 26pts
2nd Vincent Egan 25pts
3rd Pat Conroy 25pts

Scramble (June 3rd)
1st Paul Connolly, Seth Meredith & Michael Gilmartin.
Well done to Seth winning in his first scramble! 

The ladies Australian Spoons on June 7th was won by Tish Perry & Susan O’Mahoney.

Men’s Open (June 9th)
1st Paul Connolly 32pts
2nd Michael Reid 32pts
3rd Lorcan Egan 28pts

Scramble (June 10th)
1st Brendan Gaffney, Marie Hanmore Cawley & Gerry O’Hara

The Crumlin Classic (Weekend June 11th & 12th)
1st Sean Heslin, Michael Simon & Shane Loftus 95pts.
2nd Liam Whyte, Vincent Egan & John Kelly 94pts
3rd Brendan Gaffney, Susan O’Mahoney &  Eithne Gaffney 92pts

As usual, there will be a 12 Hole S/Ford competition for gents on Thursday. 
On Friday, the Lady Captain’s Scramble & Barbecue will be held at the club. The draw takes place at 6.30pm with a shotgun start 6.45pm. Entry is €10 which includes Barbecue. 
Sunday will see Tish Perry host her Lady Captain’s Prize. Online booking available as always. A window from 1pm – 3.40pm is open to gents. Best wishes to Tish for her day. 

Interclub Golf
Commiserations to the Mixed foursomes team who lost to Co Sligo 3-2 and the Pierce Purcell team who lost 3.5-1.5 to Enniscrone.
In a contrast of fortune, well done to Brendan Gaffney and his Jimmy Bruen team who defeated Ballaghaderreen on a scoreline of 4.5-0.5. They will play Tubbercurry on Saturday at 3pm in the north zone final with 3 matches at home. All support is welcome! 

Club Matchplay
Round three matches in the King Harmon are to be played by Saturday July 2nd.
In the Club Foursomes Matchplay, Willie Tiernan & Michael Gilmartin take on the defending champions Jonathan Egan & Seamus Gallagher in the final on Wednesday evening. 

Get Into Golf
The Get Into Golf with Rory Program for school children is now through week 3 of 5. This week the professional is unable to conduct the sessions, however some adult members will accompany the participants on the course to play a fun scramble event. Professional Pete Duignan will return on June 29th and July 6th to provide the final two sessions of the program. 
He will also be on hand on these two dates from 7-8pm to give group lessons to adult beginners and improvers. Newcomers to the group are always welcome. The cost is €8 for the one hour time slot. Contact Gary on 0860682116 for further info. 

Free golf lessons for junior members every Saturday morning from 11am-1pm. 

Friday, June 3, 2016

Update 3rd June

The 18 Hole Stroke for gents which took place last Sunday was won by Lorcan Egan (10) 64 , 2nd Seamus Gallagher (20) 66, Gross Liam Whyte (12) 79 & 3rd Michael Reid (16) 66. 
The President's Prize to the Ladies was also held on Sunday. First place went to Liz Dwyer, in 2nd Joyce Boles, Gross Tish Perry & 3rd Claire Cryan. 
The scramble played on Friday evening was won by Brendan Gaffney, Michael Reid & Marie Hanmore Cawley.
Thursday's Mens Open Competition (May 26th) was won by Sean Heslin 28pts with in second Pat Conroy 26pts. 
Tuesday's Ladies 18 Hole (May 24th) was won by Lady Captain Tish Perry while in second was Carmel McGarry. 

The President's Prize will take place this Sunday June 5th. Best wishes to Brendan Gaffney for a successful day. 
The weekend will open with the President's Scramble on Friday Evening. The draw will be at 6.30pm with a shotgun start at 6.45pm. 
On Bank Holiday Monday the title of Last Man/Lady Standing will be competed for. (Entry €5)

Club Matchplay
Round 2 matches of the King Harmon Cup are to be completed by this Saturday. Well done to those who have already progressed. One result of note was Shane Loftus' victory over the 2015 winner Niall Kearney.
In the foursomes matchplay, holders of the title, Jonathan Egan & Seamus Gallagher have progressed to the final at the expense of Michael Simon & Vincent Egan. The second semi-final has yet to be played. 

Interclub Golf
Well done to the Pierce Purcell team who beat Castle Dargan 3-2 on Saturday, with one of our wins coming on the 19th hole at home. They're next match is a home tie against the winners of Co Sligo & Enniscrone to be played by June 19th.
In the Mixed Foursomes, it appeared an early exit at the hands of Castle Dargan was our fate. However we have since learned of the fielding of an ineligible player on the opposition team. The penalty for such an offence is disqualification of the team. Consequently, we now played Co Sligo this upcoming Monday with 3 matches away.

Junior Golf
Golf lessons continue every Saturday morning from 11am- 1pm for junior members. 
The CGI's 'Get into Golf with Rory' Program commenced on Wednesday June 1st between 6pm and 9pm. It is not too late for those who missed the first evening to get involved. Contact 0860682116 for more information.