Golf club notes
New Ross Seniors
We enjoyed a perfectly fine day on Thursday, albeit the south-westerly breeze was strong at times. The scoring was down as a consequence and most of the twelve teams out found the going rather tough, with only one team breaking the 90-point barrier.
They were Jimmy Furlong (12), Willie Naddy (20), Paul Laffan (21) and Tommy Furlong (24), emerging as the clear winners with a final total of 91 points. In second place on 88 points came Denis Kirwan (11), Shay Masterson (18), Michael Brennan (18) and Aidan O'Connor (19).
On a countback over the back nine (44/41), the team captained by Danny O'Leary (8), backed up by John F. Roche (17), Martin Forristal (21) and George Peters (24), was placed third with a grand total of 86 points. There were no nearest the pin prizes given as no tapes were put in position.
A warm welcome and best wishes was accorded to Pat Ryan who joined us out playing golf again after his recent operation. Our usual outing will take place next Thursday, October 1, and all players are asked to be on time.
Stewards for the draw board for October are Denis Kirwan, Colin Casey and Peter Goggin. Well done to two of our members, John Shalloe and Tom Kent, who were among the prize-winners at the recent Autumn Seniors Alliance outing in Dungarvan.
Our next big fixture is the return visit to Faithlegg on Tuesday, October 20. Names and cash will be taken on Thursday, October 9, as we will have to forward the list of players to Faithlegg in order for them to organise teams and prepare for the usual shotgun start seeing the big numbers participating every year.
NEW ROSS LADIES
Wednesday, September 23, sponsored by Hickey & Ryan Chartered Accountants: 1, Denise Bolger (17), 38 points (last nine); 2, Agnes Whelan (33), 38 points; 3, Margaret Murphy (23), 36 points; gross, Maria Burford, 21 points.
Upcoming competitions: Wednesday, September 30, 18-hole stableford sponsored by Murphy's Cash and Carry. Draw times: 10 to 10.15 a.m. and 2 to 2.30 p.m. A timesheet is also in operation.
Wednesday, October 7, 18-hole stableford sponsored by Burke's Pharmacy.
The nine-hole re-entry competition continues. Please enter as often as you like.
The fourth round of the Kathleen Pyne singles matchplay is now under way. Please have all matches completed by September 25.
The second round of the mixed foursomes has been extended until October 4. All matches should be completed by then.
There will be a presentation for all prizes to date on Wednesday, September 30, at 8 p.m. in the clubhouse. All prize-winners are asked to attend.
There was a good field for last weekend's open fourball sponsored by Audi Waterford which was played out in good conditions. The top spot went to Paul McGrath (5) and Eddie Morrissey (19) who amassed 43 points in the three-quarter handicap betterball format.
Visitors filled the other prize positions with Williamstown's John Kavanagh (13) and Enniscorthy's John Bail (10) taking second place with 42 points, and Tramore's Mick Sullivan (11) and Tony Whelan (15) finishing third on 41 points. Thank you to Audi Waterford for their welcome and generous support.
The final round of the Prim-Ed Publishing-sponsored Club Cup will take place next weekend. Ivan Croke (14) turned in a brilliant 64 to lead the event by three shots from John Hackett (12).
Three golfers - Jack Ryan (5), Eamon Dungan (5) and Jimmy St. Ledger (7) - share third place, with Robbie Farrell (scr.) the only other golfer to break 70, with a one under par round of 69.
John O'Connor (8) produced the only 70, whilst Declan Doyle (12) and Mark O'Mahony (7) are a further shot back on 71, but with a long way to go to catch the leader.
Congratulations to Jim Byrne and Tullogher's John Hartley who claimed the fourball matchplay title with a hard-fought win over the youthful pair of Alan Furness and Jamie Mackey.
The quarter-finals of the mixed foursomes matchplay are due for completion by October 4, with Eamon and Marie Therese Wall and Seamus Power and Denise Bolger already having secured their passage to the semi-finals.
Last week's Tuesday fourball was sponsored Patsy Moore, and John Whelan (15) and Liam Wall's (14) mark of 26 points was the best of the bunch. Seamus Phelan (13) and Matt Kavanagh (12) took category A with 24 points, the same score as recorded by the Category B winners, M.J. Cullen (17) and Richie Aylward (18).
Thank you to Patsy Moore for his continued and generous support. This week's event is sponsored by Jimmy Hanrahan.
The New Ross 3Ts (Turning the Tide on Suicide) team was in action in the regional qualifier at Dundrum House last week. The team, led out by club professional James Roche and accompanied by Ger Mackey, Paul Cleary and Rory Hussey, turned in a great performance to qualify for the national finals at the K Club on October 5.
Their score of 90 points was good enough for second place and only bettered on the countback by Mountain View. Well done to all involved!
The Find the Joker draw with a jackpot of €2,362 takes place this Tuesday, September 29, after the men's presentations.