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.