Golf club notes
Monday, March 16, Senior 14-hole stableford competition: 1, Denise Dunne (26), 31 points; 2, Carmel Murphy (8), 26 points (back seven); 3, Martina Foley (34), 26 points; 4, Bridget O'Neill (28), 25 points (back seven). Well done ladies.
Thursday, March 19, 18-hole three-person waltz competition sponsored by Sam McCauley Chemists: 1, Sally O'Neill (20), Ursula Carey (29), Wendy Tiernan (21), 81 points; 2, Tara Dunne (8), Sheila Richardson (8), Eileen Kent (24), 78 points; 3, Kitty Roche (29), Barbara Mantripp (25), Mary Fallon (30), 76 points (back nine); nearest the pin, Geraldine Broaders, 5 ft.
A total of 60 ladies played in this competition. Congratulations to our prize-winners and many thanks to Sam McCauley Chemists for their beautiful prizes.
Their continued support is greatly appreciated and remember, where possible please support our sponsors.
Our bridge fundraiser for teams is being held in the clubhouse on Wednesday, March 25, at 10 a.m. sharp.
The cost is €5 which includes tea/coffee, so please come along and support.
Best of luck to our Intermediate Cup team which plays Dunmore East in Waterford Golf Club on Friday, March 27, at 1.24 p.m. Your support would be greatly appreciated.
Mary O'Connor, a qualified yoga instructor, is commencing yoga classes in the club. If you are interested in joining please put your name on the sheet in the ladies' locker room.
Our garden angels need help! They do a tremendous amount of work, and all the lovely spring blooms around the course are the result of their hard work. If you can help please contact Martina Dempsey.
Reminders to have your entry in for the J.J. Devereux matchplay competition by Thursday, April 9. Details are on the noticeboard in the ladies' locker room.
The Thursday, March 26, the 18-hole stableford competition is sponsored by VW Wexford.
The presentation of prizes will take place on Thursday, April 2.
The first 18-hole competition (singles) was played in Rosslare on Sunday.
After the luxury of playing a shortened course for the winter months, it was a shock to the system to go back to the very back tees.
Scoring was very difficult, resulting in a C.S.S. of 33 points with all five prize-winners playing off single figures.
The winner with 37 points was Ray Roche. Ray (8), was six over par after seven holes.
He played the remaining eleven holes in one over par, which included a birdie three at the 13th.
In second position, also playing off 8, was Aedan Jameson who had two steady halves of 18 points.
One of our promising young players, Jack McGarry (4), was third on 35 points.
Gary Collins, the top golfer in the club, playing off +3, had birdies at the third, seventh, 13th and 18th to win the gross on three under par.
Martin Flynn (9) had a great start of 4, 3, 4 to win the veteran's prize with 36 points.
Saturday, March 14, fourball, 18 holes: 1, Liam MacNamara (3) and Colin Curtis (11), 44 points; 2, Brendan Rossiter (4) and Nathan O'Brien (9), 42 points.
Tuesday, March 17, team event (16 holes): 1, Bob Quilty (9), Eddie Fortune (12), Ken Martin (14) and P.J. McMahon (18), 80 points; 2, Micheál O'Brien (9), Eddie Mahon (11), Liam Hipwell, Betty O'Brien (30), 77 points; 3, Nicky Mernagh (5), Anthony Duggan (6), Mark Fitzpatrick (7), Stan Jackson (14), 76 points.
Fixtures: Saturday, March 28, ladies' and gents' fourball; Sunday, March 29, P.G.A. Tankard (this is the first event in the player of the year series).
The first inter-club match takes place on Friday when Rosslare host Bunclody in the J.B. Carr. Best of luck to the team members and their mentors, and we hope they make a winning start.
Don't forget to enter your team for the Burrow course event.
Teams of four cost €50 per player, which includes five rounds of golf.
Ring Seán at 05391-32203 (extension 7).
Saturday fourball, March 14: 1, Val Mernagh (14/11), Theresa Cowman (15/11), 37 points (back nine); 2, Cathy Atkinson (9/7), Siobhán Redmond (19/14), 37 points; 3, Niamh Byrne (11/8), Carol O'Brien (17/13), 36 points.
March 17, St. Patrick's Day open four-person team: 1, B. Quilty (9), E. Fortune (12), K. Martin (14), P.J. McMahon (18), 80 points; 2, M.O'Brien (10), E. Mahon (11), L. Hipwell (22), B.O'Brien (30), 77 points; 3, N. Mernagh (5), M. Fitzpatrick (7), A. Duggan (6), S. Jackson, 77 points.
Saturday singles, March 21: 1, Vandra Deacon (15), 37 points; 2, Norrie Goff (20), 36 points; 3, Teresa Conway (20), 35 points.
A reminder that the timesheet for Easter weekend will be out this Friday, March 27. We start the weekend with a mixed team of four on Friday.
On Bank holiday Monday there is a team of four, any combination.
The draw for the Find the Joker will take place on Saturday, March 28, so remember to purchase your ticket to be in with a chance of winning a nice cash prize.
Tuesday, March 17, St. Patrick's Day four-person scramble: 1, Paul Hammond (9), Francis Dempsey (10), Adam Dempsey (26), Alex Descorde (3), 55.2 strokes; 2, Anthony Corish (7), Paul Carty (9), Pat Gately (14), Declan Furlong (8), 56.2 strokes; 3, Cian Martin (5), Mark Mullen (+1), Colin Edwards (11), Bobby Gahan (10), 56.5 strokes.
Wednesday, March 18, 15-hole fourball: 1, Michael Rossiter (15), Michael Leniston (14), 36 points.
Friday, Saturday, Sunday, March 20-21-22, free sub over 18 holes: 1, Ray Cullinane (12), 66 strokes (back six); 2, Paschal Kavanagh (10), 66 strokes; 3, Michael Swan (19), 67 strokes; daily prizes: Friday, Seán Flood (6), 70 strokes; Saturday, Laurence Byrne (9), 70 strokes; Sunday, Patrick O'Brien (23), 68 strokes.
The presentation of prizes will take place on Sunday, March 29, at 8 p.m. and all recipients are requested to attend.
Wexford Golf Club Garden Angels are seeking helpers. Our Garden Angels are looking for some extra hands to help out with light weeding and general care of the shrubbery and flowers on the course.
There is no need to have any gardening expertise! Can you help? Contact Martina on 087-9107211 or any of the Garden Angels if you wish to give a hand at any stage.
Congratulations to Pat Geoghegan (15) for winning the weekly € 50 in the Find the Joker draw. The jackpot for next week stands at €1,747.
The Joker draw is open to members and visitors and takes place every Sunday at 8 p.m. in the clubhouse. The next draw will take place on Sunday, March 29.
St. Patrick's Day, March 17, scramble, 15 holes: 1, Terry O'Toole, Frank O'Kennedy, Stuart O'Kennedy, Bernie Furlong, 47.6; 2, Aidan Colgan, Kieran Doolan, Seamus McCormack, Derek Evans, 49.5.
Saturday, March 21, singles stableford, 15 holes: 1, Niall Ellard (5), 34 points; 2, Chris Dowling (24), 33 points; two club, Tom O'Riordan , 17th hole.
Saturday, March 21, ladies' singles stableford, 15 holes: 1, Jo Devitt (22), 27 points; 2, Mona McCormack (32), 20 points.
Sunday, March 22, singles stableford, 15 holes: 1, Pádraig Bail (15), 34 points; 2, Tom O'Riordan (11), 32 points (countback); 3, Tommy Duggan (16), 32 points; two club, Stuart O'Kennedy, 18th hole; Tom O'Riordan, eleventh hole.
Sunday, March 22, singles stableford, 15 holes: 1, Susan Stewart (18), 26 points; 2, Georgina Darling (20), 23 points.
Fixtures: March 25, Wednesday club threeball scramble and Easter lunch; Saturday, March 28, singles stableford and monthly prizegiving; Sunday, March 29, open singles stableford.
Remember our official opening is on Saturday, April 4 - with full details to come next week on this major milestone in the history of this thriving club.
Mark the date in your diaries and be prepared to play your part in what will be an auspicious occasion for golf in the county.