Sunday 18 August 2019

Golf club notes

Courtown Golf Club captain's day prize, captain, Alan Gray presents his prize to the overall winner, Pat Noonan watched on by the two resident swans.
Courtown Golf Club captain's day prize, captain, Alan Gray presents his prize to the overall winner, Pat Noonan watched on by the two resident swans.


The Tara Vie Hotel of Courtown were the sponsors of the competition on Tuesday. Maureen Willoughby of the Tara Vie has been sponsoring this competition for the past 35 years and we really appreciate her continued and generous support.

Imelda Willoughby came along to the prize-giving on Tuesday evening and presented the well-earned prizes to the lucky winners. The competition format was single stableford and the C.S.S. was 72.

Results: 1, Mairéad Carty (24), 43 points, a fantastic score; 2, Eileen O'Brien (21), 40 points; 3, Marjorie McCorduck (17), 39 points (countback); Cat. A, Ann Bernie (16), 39 points; Cat. B, Mary Grogan (28), 39 points; Cat C., Rosie Maher (35), 39 points. The nine-hole was won by Norma Bowe (36/18) with 15 points.

Next week we have two matches. Monday will see manager Maria Coone bring the Intermediate team to play Waterford in Wexford, and on Wednesday manager Marion Siggins will bring the Boyne Trophy team to play New Ross. Play well ladies.


Weekly competition, June 28, 29, 30: 1, Linda Byrne (13), 38 points; 2, Margaret Moore (13), 35 points; 3, Frances Crean (22), 33 points.

Mulrennan Cup, June 29: 1, Viv Galligan (21), 38 point; 2, James Bodels (15), 37 points; gross, Clive Murphy (5), 29 points; 3, Liam O'Leary (14), 37 points; 4, Adrian Hendrick (15), 36 points.


Wednesday nine-hole: 1, Bartie Kehoe (20), 21 points; 2, Pat Madsen (17), 21 points; 3, Leighton Gleeson (6), 20 points, holding off Mark Read (16) and Seán Furlong (9) on countback.

The Sunday singles stableford was played in windy conditions with a few heavy showers but mainly dry conditions.

The eventual winner was club Vice-Captain Anthony P. Doyle (17) on a great score of 43 points, with Michael Byrne (17) on another great score of 42 points taking second prize. Third place went to Marty Lawlor (9) on 38 points.

The Doyle's Garages Courtown-sponsored matchplay kicked off at the weekend.

Matchplay first round: Pat Madsen beat Kevin Byrne; Richard Temple beat Andrew Byrne; Ed Lysaght beat Paul O'Brien; Peter Byrne beat Des Byrne.


Last weekend the focus was on our ladies with Saturday being the lady Captain's prize. Congratulations to Kay Ryan who is the 2015 winner, sponsored by lady Captain Helen Cosgrave.

The lady Captain also sponsored a men's nine-hole competition. The winner was Malo Roban (20) with 23 points, and second place went to Brendan Brophy (15) with 20 points. The gross prize went to Martin Sludds (5) with 17 points.

The previous weekend was the fifth of the golfer of the year competitions for the men, sponsored by ATB Tyres.

Results: 1, David O'Brien (17), 64 nett; 2, John Byrne (8), 68 nett; gross, Cormac Martin (3), 75; 3, John Mernagh (12), 69 nett; 4, Lee Quigley (10), 71 nett (back nine); 5, Jason Chawke (16), 71 nett.

The first of our July midweek competitions was sponsored by the Post Office staff.

Results: overall, Damian McGrath (20), 23 points (last three); Category 1, M.J. Murphy (8), 21 points; Category 2, Davy Murphy (10), 21 points; Category 3, Billy Whelan (16), 23 points; Category 4, John R. Jordan (20), 21 points (last six). A total of 102 played.

Sunday was an open two-person team competition sponsored by the club. In first place were Damian McGrath (20) and Keith Donnelly (10) with 59 points. It's been a very good week for Damian as this was his second prize of the week, so well done to him.

Second were Liam Bennett (17) and Philip Browne (13) with 58 points (back nine), and third were Liam Sherdian (12) and Pat Sherdian (15) with 58 points. Congratulations to all the winners.

There was no winner of the Joker jackpot. Brendan Brophy's entry was pulled out of the hat and was the winner of €20. The jackpot now stands at €1,400 and the next draw will take place on Sunday, July 19.

Wednesday, July 8, is our usual gents' semi-open nine-hole competition. The sponsor this week is Breen Agri Services. This month's gents' Seniors is on Thursday, July 9, sponsored by Caulfield SuperValu.

Saturday and Sunday, July 11 and 12, is another gents' singles medal. It will be the sixth golfer of the year competitions. The sponsor for this is Creane & Creane.

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Captain's prize (Alan Gray), Saturday, July 4: 1, Pat Noonan (23), 141; 2, Ollie Quigley (12), 143; gross, Malachy Travers Jnr. (2), 152; 3, Eddie McGrath (15), 144; 4, Lee Bodger (4), 147; 5, Lofty Symes (14), 147; 6, Seán Healy (10), 147; 7, Stephen Ryan (13), 147; 8, Alan Lawlor (17), 148; 9, Paddy O'Dowd (9), 149; 10, Diarmuid Kinsella (14), 149; nett day one, Des Roche (6), 69; nett day two, Chris White (14), 67; nett day three, Pat Donnellan (11), 74; past Captains, Pat Noonan (23), 64; veterans, Brian Long (20), 149; Juniors: 1, Adam Spencer (5), 69; 2, Ross Steedman (scr.), 72; non-qualifiers: 1, Martin Byrne (19), 34 points (last nine); 2, Ross Steedman (scr.), 34 points.

Ladies' nine holes: 1, Gretta Duke (26), 21 points; 2, Julie McCartan (21), 20 points; 3, Denise Kavanagh (13), 19 points (last six).

Holes in one: Joe Kenny on the 14th and Brendan Fagan on the eighth.

Seniors' open, Thursday, July 2: 1, Pat Ryan (15), 42 points; Cat. 1: 1, John G. Kinsella (17), 41 points; 2, Pat Donnellan (12), 38 points; Cat. 2: 1, Richard Hounslow (14), 38 points (last nine); 2, Pierce Dooley (18), 33 points; Cat. 3: 1, John Bolger (17), 36 points; 2, Derek Hayden (17), 34 points (last nine).

Wednesday open singles: 1, Liam Flynn (18), 45 points (last six); 2, Dean Davies (9), 45 points; 3, Richard Hounslow (15), 41 points; gross, Neville Steedman (1), 36 points; eleven holes, Peter Sheehan (16), 22 points.


Today's (Tuesday) singles v. par competition is sponsored by Boggan's (Londis), Rosslare. The presentation of prizes will take place tonight at 9.30 p.m.

We had a lovely sunny day on Tuesday for our invitational fourball competition which was sponsored by Kerlogue Nursing Home.

The ladies' timesheet is now open for open week. Next Tuesday, July 14, the Captain's prize (Paud O'Brien) to the ladies takes place. Thanks to all involved in organising another successful links festival.

Saturday, June 27, singles stableford sponsored by Taylormade: 1, Niamh Byrne (10), 36 points; 2, Mary O'Shaughnessy (15), 35 points; 3, Joan Walsh (21), 33 points.

Tuesday, June 30, invitational fourball sponsored by Kerlogue Nursing Home (Paula and Philip Stafford): 1, Vandra Deacon (15/11) and Ger Coghlan (Kilmashogue, 18/14), 42 points; 2, Carmel Quinlivan (21/16) and Martina Dempsey (Wexford, 21/16), 41 points; 3, Joan Bowe (10/8) and Rachel O'Connor (Wexford, 13/10), 40 points (back nine).

Wednesday, July 1, links competiton (open singles), C.S.S. 74 (35 points): 1, Teresa Conway (20), 36 points; 2, Julie Ann Malone (11), 34 points (back nine); 3, Yvonne O'Connor (15), 34 points (back nine).


The Senior Cup team made a great start in the defence of the Leinster crown when they won the South Eastern region in Carlow last weekend, and now advance to the Leinster semi-final in The Island in August.

The Rosslare team had four great wins to reach this stage, beating Wexford, Courtown, Waterford and the home club Carlow in the final. The team was made up of 14-year-old John Brady, 15-year-old Brendan Rossiter, 17-year-old Paul Murphy as well as Tony O'Leary, Mark Mullen, Ian Lynch and Gary Collins, with all seven playing at some stage over the weekend.

The Barton Shield team made up of the same players is also in the Leinster finals in Royal Dublin on the August weekend. The manager is Liam MacNamara with Dave Noonan his assistant.

Saturday, singles sponsored by Johnny Young/Taylormade: 1, Derek Wickham (6), 40 points; 2, Kevin Driver (20), 39 points; gross, Philip Balfe (1), 32 points; vet., Paddy Lonergan (12), 38 points; 3, Claude Howlin (12), 38 points.

Sunday fourball sponsored by Roche Freight: 1, Kieran (9) and Michael Brennan (21), 45 points; 2, Kevin Foran (14) and Bill Underwood (17), 40 points; 3, Derek Redmond (9) and Trevor Grehan (18), 39 points.

Wednesday, links festival, open singles: 1, Stefan Asple (7), 40 points; 2, Seán O'Leary (17), 40 points; gross, Gary Collins (+3), 33 points; vet., Donal O'Flaherty (13), 37 points; 3, Donal Gordon (14), 40 points; visitor, Ciarán McCalvey (4), 37 points.

Thursday, links festival, open singles: 1, Bill Smith (24), 43 points; 2, Gary Collins (+3), 41 points, 64 gross; 3, John Gallagher (20), 40 points.

Burrow: 1, Robert Redmond (12), 2 points; 2, Emmett Memery (20), 25 points; ladies: 1, Anne Connolly (36), 29 points; 2, Anne Redmond (34), 24 points.

Fixtures: Saturday, July 11, team of four (two scores to count), G.O.Y. final; Sunday, July 12, singles.

There is an open 12-hole singles every Sunday on the Burrow course.

Gents' open week begins on Friday, July 31. Timesheets will go online on Friday, July 10, at 10 a.m. at


Monday, June 29, open mixed fourball 18-hole competition sponsored by Wexford Golf Club: 1, Paul Bridges and Bernie Power (11/25), 44 points; 2, John Walsh and Osnat Manning (11/17), 42 points (back six); gross, Ruth Kennedy and Niall Gilbane (4/17), 34 points (back nine); 3, Denis Brennan and Josephine Brennan (10/14), 42 points; 4, Pat Daly and Helen McGuire (9/17), 41 points. Well done to everyone in the prizes.

Thursday, July 2, open 18-hole stableford competition sponsored by Shoe Style International: 1, Martina Dempsey (21), 41 points; 2, Denise Dunne (lady Vice-Captain, 24), 40 points; gross, Tara Dunne (7), 31 points; 3, Eileen Lauhoff (36), 39 points; visitor, Vera Swan (Enniscorthy, 34), 38 points; best 36, Mary B. O'Leary (36), 30 points; nearest the pin, Margaret Atkinson, 2.23m.

A total of 102 ladies played in this competition. Many thanks to all the visitors for their support. We hope you all had a very pleasant round of golf in our club.

Well done to all the prize-winners and a special word of thanks to Shoe Style International for their beautiful prizes. Their continued support is greatly appreciated and remember, where possible please support our sponsors.

Wexford Golf Club has the honour of hosting the women's and girls' interprovincial matches run by the Irish Ladies' Golf Union from Tuesday, July 7 until Thursday, July 9. Each of the provinces has a ladies' and a girls' team and they will compete against each other over the three days. The morning matches which are foursomes commence at 8 a.m., while the afternoon matches which are singles commence at 1 p.m.

Spectators are most welcome. Our course is in fabulous condition, so why not come along and enjoy some incredible golf being played?

Fixtures: Thursday, July 9, 18-hole stableford competition sponsored by Pettitt's SuperValu; Sunday, July 12, club 18-hole scramble sponsored by Advance Cleaners; Monday, July 13, 18-hole open boys' and girls' competition sponsored by Wexford Golf Club.


Tuesday, June 30, open singles sponsored by John Codd Decorators: 1, Mark Mullen (+1), 41 points; 2, Andre O'Brien (9), 40 points; 3, A. Kehoe (11, St. Helen's), 39 points; gross, Lee Whelan, 30 points; 4, James Linehan (22), 38 points (back nine); 5, James Bridges (16), 38 points (back nine); visitor, John Forde (19, Rosslare), 30 points.

Wednesday, July 1, open singles sponsored by Talbot Hotel: 1, Martin Scallan; 2, Colin Edwards; 3, Seán Moynihan; gross, Mark Mullen.

Saturday, July 4, open singles sponsored by Wexford Golf Club: 1, Paul Hynes (12), 38 points; 2, Larry O'Neill (6), 36 points; 3, Nick Harpur, 34 points; gross, Paddy Hore (5), 29 points; vets., Tom Rowe, 32 points; visitor, Peter Jordan (9, Enniscorthy).

Sunday, July 5, open singles sponsored by Zurich Insurance: 1, Ray Murphy (18), 39 points (back nine); 2, Terry Murphy (18), 39 points; 3, Brendan Scallan (16), 38 points; gross, Cian Martin, 33 points; 4, Alan Keeling (11), 37 points (back nine); 5, Jack Sinnott (11), 37 points (back nine); vets., Richie Buggy (15), 36 points; visitor, Adam Doyle (6), 32 points; nearest to pin, sixth hole, Eamonn McGuire; nearest to pin, ninth hole, Paul Hammond; longest drive, eleventh hole, Cian Martin.

Wexford Golf Club would like to express our sincere gratitude to all our sponsors and participants for this year's open week.

Joker draw, Sunday, July 5: winner, Fionn Lehane, €50. Card number 18.

Next week's jackpot is now at €3,423. The draw is open to members and visitors. Enter for just €2 in the bar.

Tuesday evening open mixed foursomes, June 30: 1, Craig Healy and Jane Duignan (17 1/3), 49 2/3 strokes; 2, Ted Hynes and Mary B. O'Leary (17 1/3), 51 2/3 strokes; 3, Ronnie Bent and Bernie Power (17 1/3), 54 2/3 strokes.

This is a weekly event every Tuesday evening open to members and non-members. The fee is €2.50 for members and €5 for visitors.


Our inaugural 'Independence Day at St. Helen's Bay' team event proved a massive success. This was a Red Letter day for St. Helen's as over 50 teams teed off on a beautifully presented course.

Our constant companion, the wind, was a major factor, making it a demanding test as reflected in the scores. Players from over 20 visiting clubs swelled our numbers as our call for support received a resounding reply.

Our sponsors were extremely generous, and with 36 tees and 18 greens fully subscribed, too numerous to mention here. They will, however, be contacted individually by the club. The main sponsor were Myles and Leonora Walsh of Sandyford House, to whom we are extremely thankful for their support and beautiful prizes.

This was a magnificent effort all round, with special mention to Captain Aidan and his organising committee of Gerry Byrne, Larry Colgan, Pádraig Tiernan, Eric Byrne, Paddy Carroll and Ann Byrne, and Terry and Mick and the many helpers.

Lady Captain Bernie's day is on next Saturday, July 11. See notices for full details. Enjoy your day, ladies.

Men's results - Wednesday, July 1, open singles: 1, Paul Conlon (10), 39 points (countback); 2, Maurice Cooper (16), 39 points; 3, Michael Guerin (19, Castletroy), 38 points (countback).

Saturday, July 4, Independence Day team event: 1, Stephen Kearns (12), Eunan Doyle (10), James Morrissey (6), Frank Morrissey (7), 98 points; 2, Donal O'Keeffe (21), Katrina O'Keeffe (32), Seán Kinsella (9), Joan O'Mahoney (25), 97 points; 3, Micheál Delaney (15), Bill Francis (18), Don Dovaston (27), Aaron Kehoe (11), 96 points.

Sunday, July 5, monthly medal: 1, Derry McEvoy (17), 68; Cat.1, Tom O'Riordan (12), 70; Cat.2, Aidan Furlong (14), 69; Cat.3, Terry O'Toole (21), 72

Ladies' results - Saturday, June 27, lady President's prize: 1, Aine O'Connell (12), 37 points; 2, Therese Kilcline (28), 36 points; 3, Frances Reid (21), 35 points; gross, Paula O'Leary (12), 33 points; secret prize, Patricia Hudson (28), 39 points; front nine, Janet Lawlor (33), 22 points; back nine, Marie Tevlin (23), 22 points; nearest pin eleventh hole, Ann Byrne, four ft., five ins.; nearest line, Margie O'Connor; past President, Mona McCormack.

Wednesday, July 1, open singles: 1, Jo Devitt (22), 38 points; 2, Margie O'Connor (17), 33 points.

Fixtures: Wednesday, July 8, open singles; Saturday, July 11, lady Captain's day; Sunday, July 12, open singles.

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