Thursday 22 August 2019

Golf club notes

Eddie Doyle


Tuesday, July 21, brought an open day with a stableford competition sponsored by Marion McKenna of La Creme Boutique. We had a full timesheet with visitors from all over the country. Standard scratch for home players was 72, and 73 for visitors.

Results: 1, Margaret Quinn (20, Dun Laoghaire), 39 points; 2, Anne Smyth (24), 38 points (countback); gross, Sorcha Howell (4), 34 points; 3, Jessica Holland (28), 38 points; 4, Cecilia O'Riordan (25), 37 points.

The nine-hole competition was won by Celine O'Riordan (24-12) with 19 points, and Andrea Godkin (36-18) was second with 15 points.

Marion McKenna attended the presentation and gave a short talk on the fashions for the coming season before presenting prizes. We extend a big thank you to Marion for her sponsorship.

This week we have the Captain's prize to the ladies on Tuesday which is a stableford competition, and an open day on Thursday - again a stableford competition - sponsored by O'Connell McGuire Picture Framing.


Wednesday nine-hole: 1, Bartie Kehoe (18), 23 points; 2, Ed Walsh (12), 22 points; 3, Marty Lawlor (9), 20 points, holding off Stephen Greene and Ger O'Brien.

The July medal (strokeplay from back tees) was played for on Saturday. The miserable weather on Sunday morning put paid to any golf.

The greens were in great condition and, with very tough pin positions, scoring proved difficult. Seán Furlong (9) had his best-ever strokeplay score and his 74 nett 65 was comfortably the winning score.

Seán was the only player to break 80 and his playing partner, Robbie Kehoe(13), won silver with 84 nett 71. Mick Kenny (16) won bronze with 89 nett 73.

Doyle's Garages Courtown matchplay round two: Vice-Captain Anthony P. Doyle beat John Doran; Sammy Walker beat Pádraig Grainger; Ed Lysaght beat Shane Fox; Richard Temple beat Derek Robinson; Tony Aherne beat Karl Chapple; Brian Delaney beat Tommy Dunne.

Ladies' July medal: gold, Lisa Curry; silver, Carol Wortmann; bronze, Eilis Leavy.


Our Tuesday competition last week was contested in lovely sunshine with a large number of ladies turning out to take part in the Captain's prize. The stroke/medal competition was sponsored by Captain, Tommy Cooper.

The beautiful prizes were tightly contested with Marie Dunphy (19) emerging the winner with 71 nett. Second place went to Ciara Sharkey (5) with 72 nett. Gross winner was Margaret Mooney (8) with 84 gross.

Teresa Bailey (15) came third with 73 (back nine) and Mary O'Shea (15) was fourth with 73 nett. Fifth place went to Vera Swan (34) with 74 nett while the Senior prize was won by Eileen Acheson (23) with 74 nett.

The 36 handicap prize went to Nora Furlong with 74 nett, and Ann Delaney (27) and Mary Breen (33) won the front nine and back nine prizes. Winner of the nine-hole competition was Ann O'Rourke.

Open week kicked off on Thursday with a Senior singles competition for ladies and gents sponsored by Cois na hAbhann, Camolin. The timesheet was full all day and the weather remained kind for the first day of our very popular open week which continues until Monday, August 3, with a variety of team events, singles competitions and hopefully some sunshine for members and visitors to enjoy.

Open Seniors results: overall winner, Ita Connolly (26), 38 points; Cat. A: 1, Deirdre Kavanagh (21), 36 points; 2, Breda O'Leary (27), 35 points; Cat. B: 1, Eilish Sinnott (24), 38 points; 2, Eileen Acheson (23), 38 points; Cat. C: 1, Kathleen Goggin (Rosslare, 33), 37 points; 2, Kathleen Walsh (24), 35 points; visitor, Rosemary Marnane (Beechpark, 25), 34 points.

Tuesday, August 4, is our lady President's prize (Connie Doyle), the next in our stroke/medal competitions. The timesheet is now open and filling fast. Lady President Connie would like to continue the tradition of the lady President's tea party, and ladies are invited to indicate their choice of contribution on the sheet provided in the locker room. We wish lady President Connie every success on her special day.

Heartiest congratulations to our ladies' Junior Cup team which overcame a very strong challenge from the New Ross ladies to earn its place at the Leinster finals at the end of August. Our Mary McKenna team followed suit on the same afternoon with a tremendous win in Dundalk and a place in the Leinster final also.

Could our Senior foursomes team pull off the hat-trick on Saturday? Yes, they did, defeating a strong Wexford side in Waterford! Well done to all involved.

Best wishes to our Miele team as they pursue a place at the finals on July 29 v. East Cork (home and away).


July medal sponsored by Billy Stamp: 1, Caroline Browne (24), nett 69; 2, Pauline Walker (18), nett 76.


Enniscorthy Golf Club open week runs through to Monday, August 3. Visitors can play in any of our open competitions for only €15 per player. We also have daily specials in the bar and restaurant.

Today (Tuesday) is an open ladies' and gents' singles sponsored by Tyre World and Treacy's Hotel respectively. Wednesday, July 29, is an open two-person team and the sponsor is Ballyhuskard Conservatories.

That's followed on Thursday by an open gents' singles sponsored by H Murphy & Co. For the Bank Holiday we start with an open four-person scramble sponsored by Greenville Stores which is proving to be very popular.

We finish open week with a couple of team events. On Saturday and Sunday there is an open three-person team competition sponsored by Audi Ireland, and finally on Monday, August 3, there is an open two-person team event sponsored by My Sport.

Last week's nine-hole midweek competition was sponsored Mossy Fitzpatrick. The overall winner from a field of 99 was Christy O'Connor (22) with 24 points. Category 1, Nigel Cullen (4), 21 points. Category 2, James Newman (14), 20 points (last three). Category 3, Bill Whelan (15), 21 points, and Category 4, Damian Meehan (20), 18 points (last six).

On Thursday we held our monthly open gents' Seniors competition sponsored by Cois na hAbhainn. The overall winner was Ger Flood (12) with 40 points (last six).

Over-50: 1, Stephen Casey (19), 39 points (back nine); 2, Mick Healy (5), 39 points. Over-60: 1, John Daly (14), 40 points; 2, J.J. Murphy (21), 37 points. Over-70: 1, Pat Mulvey (17), 40 points; 2, Michael Pierce (22), 39 points. The visitor's prize was won by Liam Marnane (8) from Beech Park Golf Club with 38 points. A total of 105 played and C.S.S. was 37 points.

Our weekend competition was an open three-person team event sponsored by Mace/Maxol. The weather wasn't too kind on Sunday but 104 still played.

The winning team was Barry Bolger (18), Con Fleming (19) and Pat Crean (19) with 92 points. Second were Joe Murphy (9), Nicky Murphy (9) and Pat Kenny (13) with 90 points. Third were Philip Browne (14) , David Bradley (17) and Derek Bradley (14) with 89 points. Congratulations to all the prize-winners.


Gents' open singles, Wednesday, July 22: 1, Michael Malone (6), 41 points; 2, Paddy Hughes (20), 40 points; 3, Leslie Masterson (24), 39 points; 4, Lee Bodger (4), 38 points (last nine).

Ladies' and gents' singles, Saturday, July 25, sponsored by Johnston's Paints: 1, Brendan Hobbs (17), 43 points; 2, Malachy Travers (2), 38 points; 3, Tony Smyth (17), 37 points; 4, Gerry McKenna (18), 37 points.

Ladies: 1, Carole Barnwell (18), 40 points; 2, Clare Kinsella (30), 34 points.


Wednesday, July 22, men's President's prize (Seamus Power) to the ladies: 1, Kate Mackey (14), 71 nett; 2, Deirdre Reid (26), 72 nett; gross, Mary Kavanagh, 88 gross (last nine); 3, Margaret Murphy (24), 73 nett; 4, Margaret Furlong (17), 74 nett.

Upcoming competitions: Wednesday, July 29, Countess of Granard foursomes, 18-hole stableford sponsored by Bailey's Framing and Gift Centre. Timesheet only.

Thursday, July 30, men's President's nine-hole mixed team event from 3.45 p.m.

Wednesday, August 5, 18-hole stroke (Senior and medal).

The first round of the Kathleen Pyne singles matchplay has been extended until August 2. All matches should be completed by then.

A huge congratulations to the Minor Cup team which beat Wicklow in Courtown on Monday to go through to the final on August 29. Well done to all involved.

Commiserations to the Junior Cup team and the Intermediate Cup team which were narrowly beaten in their semi-final matches last week. A huge thank you to all involved for their time, commitment and energy.

The next presentation will be held on Wednesday, July 29, at 9.30 p.m. in the clubhouse for all prizes to date. Prize-winners are kindly asked to attend.


Gowran Park golf course hosted the latest outing of the society. A well-attended outing enjoyed a course that was in superb condition, with greens that were racing fast and proving a real test for all concerned.

With the aptly-named Brian St. Ledger and Liam Connolly locked in a photo finish after completing the circuit level on points, Brian was declared the winner on the countback.

Taking third place close behind was Mick Butler, who is returning to form after his long lay-off. Well done to all three.

Nearest to the pin prizes went to Ger Foley and Mick Butler. The visitor's prize went to a Camus raider, Lar Murray.

Our next outing will be to St. Helen's Bay Golf Club on Saturday, August 22, and those intending to play should enter their names on the sheet in Pauline's Bar before 8 p.m. on the previous Tuesday.


June 28, Bunclody (fifth outing): 1, John Forde (19), 34 points; 2, Paddy Chawke (20), 34 points; 3, Tom O'Brien (18), 34 points; Cat. 1, Seán Whelan (10), 33 points; Cat. 2, Simon Kelly (18), 30 points; Cat. 3, Margaret Mangan (29), 31 points; front nine, Peter Goff (16), 17 points; back nine, Stephen Murphy (14), 19 points; twos competition: Joe O'Donoghue, hole five; Stephen Murphy, hole 17.


Saturday, July 18, open fourball: 1, Val Mernagh (14/11), Miriam McArdle (27/20), 40 points; 2, Cathy Atkinson (10/8), Rosemary Spelman (24/18), 38 points.

Tuesday, July 21, 18 holes singles stableford sponsored by Fortune's Pharmacy: 1, Ciara Howard (19), 45 points; 2, Ruth Deeny (19), 42 points; gross, Angela Murphy (10), 29 points; 3, Karen O'Keeffe (27), 39 points; 4, Teresa Cowman (14), 38 points; Senior, Moira Fortune (15), 36 points.

Wednesday, July 22, singles stableford: 1, Ellen Dunleavy (17), 43 points; 2, Lynn Cronin (13), 37 points; 3, Miriam Geraghty (18), 34 points.

Ladies' open week began on Monday with an open singles competition sponsored by French Connection Boutique.

Today's (Tuesday) fourball is sponsored by Fleetwood Paints, while Wednesday's singles is sponsored by Murphy's SuperValu, Rosslare Harbour.

Thursday's team of three competition is sponsored by our club caterers, David and Siobhán, and on Friday the Mixed Scotch foursomes is sponsored by Barker's of Wexford.


Tuesday evening open mixed foursomes, July 21: 1, Ronnie Bent and Bernie Power (16 1/3), 51 2/3 strokes; 2, Denis and Josephine Brennan (10 1/3), 51 2/3 strokes; 3, John and Breda O'Brien (18), 54 strokes.

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

Open fourball, Wednesday, July 22: 1, Tony Pierce (16) and Brendan McCann (19), 34 points; 2, Brendan Martin (19) and Tommy Dempsey (18), 33 points (back seven); 3, Darren Healy (12) and Bernard Ruttledge (19), 33 points (back four).

Monthly medal, Friday, July 24: 1, Seán Kinsella (5), 68; Category 1, Lee Whelan (7), 73 (back nine); Category 2, Pat Daly (12), 69; Category 3, Joe Hall (24), 74 (back six); gross, Cian Martin, 78.

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