Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Update 1st February

Spring League 
The Spring League continued this week with frost delaying play on Sunday morning till approx 11am. 
In group 1, the pairing of Shane Loftus and Regina McLoughlin have taken the lead after a 6 up win over their opponents at the weekend. Gary Carty & Carmel Keenan remain in second position despite a narrow loss in their game. 
In group 2, Jim Dwyer and Tommy King have taken a commanding lead with back to back wins, most recently a 6 up win to bring their total to +8. Currently, the second best score in the group is held by Paul Connolly & Seth Meredith who won their first game 5 up. 
Group 3 sees Vincent Egan & Lewis Shaw come through to take up first place on +7 who are 4 holes clear of two pairs, Charlie O'Donnell & Fiona Keenan and Pat Conroy & Susan O'Mahoney. 
In group 4, Paddy McLoughlin and Mandy Toolan still hold the lead on +6 who are two holes in front of Michael Rush and Gerry O'Hara.

Other Result
Last week's weekly 9 hole competition was won on a countback by Sean Heslin with 20 points. 

Spring League matches are playable this week with the round 3 schedule being pairs 6 vs 4, 2 vs 3 and 1 vs 5. An extra day, Sunday 26th February has been added to facilitate players struggling to get all matches played. The drive in will now take place on the second Sunday of March. 
The weekly 9 hole competition for men continues this week til Sunday inclusive. 

Club Meetings
The monthly meetings of the ladies, gents and management clubs will be held this Wednesday evening February 1st in the clubhouse. The ladies and gents meeting will take place at 7.30pm and will be followed at 8.30pm approximately by the management meeting. 

And Finally
Belated birthday wishes to greens convener Willie Tiernan and his partner Linda who held their joint birthday celebrations in the clubhouse recently. 

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Update 24th January

Spring League
The PD Golf sponsored Spring League has gotten underway with most pairs having completed their first match by Sunday last.
In group one Michael Simon and Tom Lavin are best placed with a four hole win over their opponents. Wins were also recorded by Gary Carty and Carmel Keenan and by Shane Loftus and Regina McLoughlin who finished  2 up and 1 up respectively.
In group 2 Brendan Gaffney and Margaret Loftus lead the way with a three hole win. They are followed by Jim Dwyer and Tommy King who recorded a score of 2 up. 
In group 3 the pairing of Charlie O'Donnell and Fiona Keenan finished 3 up after 12 holes, a score which currently tops that group. Vincent Egan and Lewis Shaw occupy second place after a one hole win.
Finally in the fourth group, Paddy McLoughlin and Mandy Toolan registered the greatest margin of victory to date with a 6 up win while in second is Michael Rush and Club Captain Gerry O'Hara who won their match 4 up.

The format of the competition is such that it is likely that all teams will have a chance of qualifying for the final right up until the last couple of rounds as standings can change quickly so all is not lost for those who did not win their first game! 

All five group matches are to be played by Saturday 25th February. 

Other Result
Last week's weekly 9 hole competition was won by Jim Mooney with 18 points. 

Spring League matches are up for decision again this week with the suggested order for round 2 are pairs 3 vs 4, 6 vs 1 and 2 vs 5 in each group.

The weekly 9 hole stableford re-entry will also continue this week and can be played any day Monday through to Sunday inclusive. 

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Update 17th January

Sunday’s 18 hole stableford for gents was won by Terry Canning (12) 39pts, in second was Vincent Egan (18) 38pts, the gross was won by Charlie O’Donnell and in third was Seamus Gallagher (18) 36pts.


The draw for the PD Golf @Longford ProShop sponsored Spring League has been made available. Round 1 matches are to be played by this Sunday 22nd January if possible. All 5 group matches are to be completed by Saturday 25th February. The final for the four group winners along with the two best runners up is set for Sunday 5th March. Entry fee is €5 per person per match excluding the final. A full list of rules is available on the club noticeboard. Also, this week there will be a 9 hole stableford (re-entry). It can be played any day Mon-Sun inclusive.