Golf club notes
Wednesday nine-hole: 1, Mark Doran (17), 22 points; 2, Anthony Fortune (16), 20 points; 3, Dermot Noctor (18), 20 points.
The weekend singles stableford saw most players out on Sunday due to a number of Societies out on Saturday. Conditions were good but windy.
It was the biggest turn-out of the year, with beautiful sunny weather on Sunday. The first prize was won by Stephen Greene (18) on a fine score of 43 points, with second prize going to Ed Lysaght (18) on 41 points.
Third place went to Mick Kenny (18) on 40 points, while fourth prize went to Darren Delaney (10) on 39 points, holding off Ron Breen (21) on countback. The front nine prize went to Pat Lavelle and the back nine went to Ron Breen.
Doyle's Garages Courtown matchplay first round: Anthony P. Doyle beat Anthony G. Doyle; Ken Magauran beat Eamonn Whelan; John Doyle beat Stephen Johnson; Stephen Greene beat Dermot Noctor; Derek Robinson beat John Fitzgerald; Ron Breen beat Eugene O'Brien Jnr.; Anthony Fortune beat Jim Doyle; Tony Aherne beat Owen Byrne; Ed Walsh beat Mark Read; Shane Fox beat Leighton Gleeson; Tommy Dunne beat Pat Miskella; David Glynn beat John Redmond; Anthony D. Doyle beat Dan Giordano; Derek Kavanagh beat Peter Brolly; Gavin Griffiths beat Leo Keogh; Paul Doyle beat Ger McNally.
Breen Agri Services were the sponsor of our semi-open nine-hole midweek competition on Wednesday. The overall winner was Paul Britton (10) with an impressive 23 points.
Category 1 winner was James Morrissey (6), 22 points. Category 2, Eunan Doyle (10), 22 points. Category 3, Michael Dillon (18), 21 points, and Category 4, Tommy Kinlough (21), 19 points (last two).
Thursday was our monthly competition for the Seniors. Caulfield's SuperValu were sponsors for this month and 150 played. The overall winner was Mick Coffey (6) with an excellent score of 43 points.
Over-50s: 1, M.J. Murphy (8), 36 points (back nine); 2, Brendan Brophy (15), 36 points (back nine). Over-60s: 1, Frank Wade (16, 41 points; 2, Vinny Lambe (20), 39 points (back nine). Over-70s: 1, John O'Neill (19), 42 points; 2, Pat Maguire (17), 39 points (last six).
Last weekend was the sixth golfer of the year competition. Creane & Creane were the sponsors for this gents' singles medal event in which 159 played.
In first place was Chris Timmins (15) with a nett score of 68. Second place was Brendan Brophy (15) with 69 nett. This was Brendan's second podium finish of the week.
The gross prize was won by John Healy (6) with 76 shots. Third place went to Neil Doran (14) with 71 nett (back nine). In fourth place was John Colclough (12), 71 nett (back nine), while fifth place was filled by Billy Whelan (16), 71 nett. In sixth place was Paul Britton (10) with 72 nett (last six). It has been a good week for Paul as this was his second prize of the week. Well done to all the prize-winners. C.S.S on Saturday was 74, and on Sunday it was 73.
Hard luck to our Barton Cup team which lost out to Woodenbridge three to two.
The Captain's prize is very much the focus for this week. Saturday and Sunday, July 18 and 19, is the 2015 Captain's prize sponsored by Thomas Cooper and is also the seventh of the golfer of the year competitions.
The draw for playing partners will take place on Thursday so please check the timesheet on Friday. The nine-hole play-off will take place on Sunday evening along with a mixed competition followed by the presentation of prizes.
The Captain is also sponsoring a prize for our five-day members and this will take place on Friday, July 17. On Wednesday, July 15, there is our usual gents' semi-open nine-hole competition. The sponsors this week are our Garda members.
The Joker jackpot is now €1,400, and tickets (€2) are available in the bar. The next draw will be on Sunday, July 19. As always check out our Facebook page and website - www.enniscorthygc.ie - for special offers and news.
After the excitement of lady Captain's day, things have come back to an even keel in Enniscorthy Golf Club and the Scotch foursomes on July 7, sponsored by Jennings' Opticians, was a more relaxed event. Showers were a constant threat but the better weather won through most of the time and favoured the great turn-out of ladies. Enthusiasm surely hasn't waned!
Results: 1, Maeve McCauley and Paula Creedon, 39 points (back nine); 2, Eimear McGrath and Jennifer King, 39 points; 3, Liz Askins and Breda Sinnott, 38 points; nine-hole competition, Bridie Morrissey, 13 points (back two).
Ongoing nine-hole competition, number eight: 1, Maureen O'Dwyer (34), 18 points (back six); 2, Vera Garry (24), 18 points; 3, Ann Delaney (27), 14 points.
Number nine: 1, Helen Cosgrave, 21 points (back six); 2, Mary O'Shea, 21 points; 3, Mary Halligan, 18 points.
Tuesday, July 14, is an 18-hole ladies' stableford competition, sponsored by Flowers by Grace. The Joker draw is also on the same night so keep on placing those bets. It could be you!
Tuesday, July 21, is the Captain's prize to the ladies and is a stroke/medal competition. Thursday, July 23, kicks off open week.
Congratulations to lady President, Connie Doyle, and lady Vice-Captain, Stellah Sinnott, who were winners off first gross in the Australian Spoons competition, Midland District which was held in Carlow Golf Club. They now proceed to the All-Ireland Australian Spoons competition, representing their club and district on August 24 in Longford Golf Club.
Many congratulations also to our Finn Cup team, managed by Mary Halligan, on giving us a nail-biting afternoon in Rathdowney on Friday. Marches went down to the wire but the fighting spirit of the Enniscorthy ladies robbed the Rathdowney team of a victory in their own backyard! It was a brilliant win for our girls!
Don't forget the upcoming match of our Junior Cup team, managed by Jenny King, which takes on New Ross on July 20 in Gowran.
All support is welcome on Saturday, July 25, when our Senior Foursomes team, under the management of Lucy Healy, takes on Wexford at 4 p.m. in Waterford Golf Club. Best of luck ladies.
Finally, a word of admiration for the magnificent floral arrangements of Ann Bernie which she created for lady Captain's day. Many thanks Ann.
Gents' open singles, Wednesday, July 8 - 18 holes: 1, Joe Keegan (7), 34 points (last nine); 2, Richard Wafer (23), 34 points (last six); 3, Des Roche (5), 34 points (last three); gross, Ross Steedman (scr.), 34 points; eleven holes: 1, Peter McAteer (21), 25 points.
July medal, July 12: 1, Joe Keegan (7), 67; 2, Mark Morris (9), 67; 3, Mick Morrissey (5), 68; gross, Malachy Travers (2), 72.
Monday, July 6, saw the start of another busy week on the fairways and with very un-July like conditions, manager Maria Coone and the Intermediate team arrived in Wexford to play Waterford.
Awful conditions made a tough match even tougher and Waterford emerged the winners.
Congratulations to them and good luck in the remainder of the competition.
On Tuesday, July 7, Wade's Total Health Pharmacy was our sponsor for the competition. Single stableford was the format and the C.S.S. was 74.
We were delighted to welcome Michael Wade on Tuesday evening to the presentation. He congratulated the winners and presented the prizes.
Results: 1, Tina Smith (36), 39 points; 2, Anne Codd (26), 36 points; 3, Celine O'Riordan (25), 36 points; Class A, Stella Kehoe (18), 36 points; Class B, Patty Flynn (25), 35 points; Class C, Helen Mundow (31), 31 points; nine-hole: 1, Aine Doyle (36-18), 19 points; 2, Marie Cosgrove (36-18), 18 points.
Nearest the pin was won by Sorcha Howell. Sorcha was also presented with a memento for the hole-in-one she had during the week in her matchplay.
Michael Wade also sponsored a variety of gifts for the ladies taking part in the golf taster programme.
Courtown ladies would like to express a huge thank you to Michael for his continued and generous sponsorship.
Wednesday, July 8, saw manager Marion Siggins and the Boyne Trophy team play New Ross. We had three pairs away and two at home.
Following a very sporting afternoon where all the matches went the full distance, Courtown came away with the win. Thank you to New Ross for a very courteous and friendly match and good luck with the rest of your competitions.
On Thursday, July 9, Courtown ladies held an open day, and the format was fourball better ball.
There was a great timesheet and this competition was sponsored by Gorey Business Park.
Results: 1, Catherine Quinn (16-12) and Mairéad Sunderland (20-15), 43 points; 2, Stella Kehoe (17-13) and Julie McCartan (21-16), 39 points; gross, Caroline Hewitt (8-6) and Aine Kavanagh (Arklow, 17-13), 27 points; 3, Sarah Donnellan (10-8) and lady President Laura Funge (22-17), 38 points; 4, Denise Kavanagh (13-10) and Irene Poole (22-17), 37 points. Mairéad Coffey (36-18) won the nine-hole competition.
Thank you to Jim and Mary Osborne of Gorey Business Park for the generous sponsorship.
Saturday, July 11, brought a ladies' and gents' singles sponsored by Jim French.
Results: 1, Helen Mundow (32), 39 points; 2, Angela Merrigan (24), 37 points; 3, Sorcha Howell (5), 36 points.
Well done to all our winners last week. Tuesday is the first day of the lady Captain's prize. Good luck to all our ladies taking part.