Sunday, October 21, 2018

Update 22nd October

RESULTS - David Wynne was the winner of the 18 hole Stableford competition played on the weekend of the 20th of October with 41 points. Second place went to Captain Terry Canning  with 40 points and Paul Connolly took the third spot with 37 points. Patrick Egan claimed the prize for best gross score.
This competition doubled up as the final of the qualifying rounds for the King Harmon matchplay competition and the final 8 have now been decided on as well as the "match-ups". This is where proceedings become interesting, with 3 rounds of "knockout" matchplay. The quarter-finals will consist of the following matches : Sean Heslin vs Mark Whelan,  David Wynne vs Liam Mullaney, Terry Canning vs Paul Connolly, Brendan Gaffney vs Dave Purser. Well done to new member Mark Whelan on continuing to put together some solid rounds of golf and making the knockout rounds. These matches can be played any day of the week but have to be completed before Monday the 5th of November, otherwise a coin toss will decide any unplayed matches. The semi-finals will be played within the following week and the final the week after that.
Our Winter 9 hole competition is proving very popular. The winners of the first 3 weeks are , respectively, Charlie O'Donnell, Michael Rush and Liam Mullaney.

FIXTURES - The competition for the Bank Holiday Weekend is the "Drumderrig Cup" which will be played as a Fourball Shambles. Many thanks to Paula Cull of Drumderrig Nursing Home for sponsoring. The competition can be played on the Saturday, Sunday or Monday and can be re-entered if desired.
The mens' Winter 9 hole is ongoing on a weekly basis and can be played any day from Monday to Saturday.

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING - The AGM for the mens' section takes place on Sunday the 11th of November at 5 pm in the clubhouse.


Sunday, October 14, 2018

Update 14th October

RESULTS - The second round of this year's King Harmon was played on Sunday the 14th of October as an 18 hole stableford. There is a new format applying to this competition for 2018, consisting of 3 rounds of 18 hole stableford being played over the first three weekends in October with a players best two cards of the three weeks counting for his final score. The top eight scorers will then face off in three rounds of matchplay to decide an overall winner.
The best score this week was Sean Heslin's 39 points, with Gerard O'Dowd taking  second place  with 38, and Lorcan Egan taking the third spot with 37 points. This puts Sean Heslin top of the leaderboard for now, but there is still one more round to play next weekend to decide who will be the last eight men standing for the "knockout" rounds.

GOLFER OF THE YEAR 2018 - Well done to Tom Kearney who is this years "Golfer of the Year". Tom had had a great year with several wins and podium places and these have all contributed to his cumulative points total in the overall order of merit used to decide the year's best golfer. He may well add another title to the collection for 2018 as he is still very much in with a chance in the King Harmon Cup.

FIXTURES – The Winter 9 hole competition is now up and running. The format is a 9 hole stableford running Monday to Saturday inclusive on a weekly basis, entry is 5 euro, re-entry is 3 euro. This competition runs throughout the winter, weather and course conditions permitting. If you are looking to play but don’t have playing partners arranged, just put up a message on the mens’ WhatsApp group with your preferred time

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Update 8th October

RESULTS  - The men's competition on Sunday the 30th of September was an 18 hole stableford sponsored by Golfstyle, Ireland's leading golf shop based in the Liosban Business Park, Tuam  Road, Galway. Jimmy Dwyer was the emphatic winner with a fine score of 41 points, leaving the respectable 38 points of his playing partner Dave Purser a distant second. Tom Kearney claimed the final spot on the podium with 37 points. Thanks very much to all at Golfstyle for their continued generous sponsorship.

The King Harmon Cup commenced this weekend in its new format. Traditionally played for as a matchplay ("knock out") competition over several months, this year it is being competed for over the first 3 weekends in October in 18 hole stableford format, with a players 2 best cards out of the 3 weeks being combined to give his total. If 2 or more cards tie for first place, ties will be decided on the best third card. The top 8 scores then participate in 3 rounds of matchplay to decide an overall winner. Each round can be played on either Saturday or Sunday of its respective weekend.
The highest scorer in the first round was Dave Purser. In a continuation of his good from, Dave had 40 points, beating Sean Heslin's 38 in to second with Terry Canning claiming the third spot with 36 points. The overall scores were lower than average, reflecting the difficult weather conditions, which may suit those who were unable to play this weekend and are hoping to play in the next 2 rounds.

FIXTURES - The Winter 9 hole competition made its return this past week. The format is a 9 hole stableford running Monday to Saturday inclusive on a weekly basis, entry is 5 euro, re-entry is 3 euro. This competition runs throughout the winter, weather and course conditions permitting. It has proved very popular since its introduction a few years ago especially with those who have more free time on weekdays than they do at weekends. If you are looking to play but don't have playing partners arranged, just put up a message on the mens' WhatsApp group with your preferred time.