A LARGE crowd of lady members turned out on Saturday night to honour our outgoing Lady Captain Margaret Furlong . Her family including her mother enjoyed a great night which was well organised by incoming Captain Helen Dunne. After an excellent meal the most coveted prizes in the golf year were presented.
Mary Hahessy who has been sponsoring Golfer Of The Year for as long as we can remember presented a very surprised Margaret Furlong with her trophy which made it a very special night for her. A Touch Of Class boutique in Carlow were happy to sponsor the club singles competition for the first time.
Helen Mullins, proprietor of the boutique was there to present worthy winner Maria Downey and runner up Ellen Phelan with their prizes. Congratulations were the order of the night to both the Valerie Doyle team who brought home the honours in Carlow and to the Junior Foursomes Team who won the Mid Leinster title and went on to represent the club at All Ireland level. There followed a great show from the ladies 'drama ' section with music , dancing and singing till the early hours. Well done Margaret on a great year!
Any new member who joins Castlecomer Golf Club in 2012 may join for three years for the price of two years. €1,484 men and ladies €1,496. Payable in three yearly instalments. Distance membership permanent residence now reduced from 70km to 50km is €325. Full members: male €742, female €748, Husband & Wife €1,420, B Members €400, B Husband & Wife €800, Student up to 23yrs male €154, ladies €160, Mature student from 24yrs male/ladies €300, Juvenile €50euro, Juvenile upgrading to student in first year only €100, pavilion €25e, Country €300, Senior over 80yrs €200. Any member who pays sub before 31 Dec will be entitled to three green fee vouchers.
Joint Club AGM Election of Officers, President Tom Rothwell (2nd term), Election of Committee Men's Club: Captain Noel Brennan, Vice Captain Eamonn Breen, Ex Michael Healy, Ladies Club: Captain Helen Dunne, Vice Captain Marjie Gannon, Ex Officio Margaret Furlong, Hon. Secretary Marnie Brennan, Hon. Treasurer Ger Mullan, Election Committee Members, Michael Daly, Martin O'shea, Martin O'donnell, Diarmuid Furlong, Betty Owens, Maureen Norton. Newly elected trustees Michael Healy, Michael O'neill, Seamus O'connor. Castlecomer Golf Club paid special tribute to outgoing trustees Ray O'donnell, Michael Rowe and Seamus O'connor, thanking them for their contribution and support to Castlecomer Golf Club down through the years.
Seniors 30 Nov, 1 Ned Kenny (14), Donie Walsh (18), Pat Kearney (22) 75; 2 Martin Brennan (13), Diarmuid Furlong (15), Malachy Murphy (15), Jean Jackman (30) 72; 3 Dick Cass (16), Jim Tunstead (16), Kathleen Ryan (17), John Hardy (18) 67. Sixty members attended the Seniors Annual Dinner on Friday Nov 25. A great meal was had by all and afterwards there was a great sing-song and craic. Prizes were presented to the following: Golfer of the Year, Ladies Jean Ryan, Gents John Shore. Matchplay for the Bog Oak Trophy Ned Kenny. Turkey No. 5, 1 John Dooley 36pts; 2 Ciaran Kelly 35pts. Lotto - Mon 28 Nov, No Jackpot winner of €8,300. Lucky Prize Winners €100 B. Hardy, €70 Claire Dowling, €30 Josie Kelly, €30 Keelin Brennan. Sellers Lucky Dip €30 Mary Brophy and Colum Lynch. Mon 4 Dec €8,600.
Ladies Results: Winner: Karen Mc Gowan 26. Quinns of Baltinglass Winter League Round 4: Winner: Des Byrne 34pts; Runner up: Brian Archibold 34pts; 3rd: Bryan Kilcoyne 33pts
Junior Winter League: Winner: Garry Allen 30pts; Runner up: Ciaran Walsh 28pts; 3rd: Mark Doogue 28pts
The Club AGM of Baltinglass Golf Club was held last Sunday night, Captain Fran Quaid thanked his committee, the Hon Secretary Jim Murray, Treasurer Tom Hannafin President Noel Scott and all the members who helped him make his year a very special one.
He also wished next Year's committee and the incoming Captain Brendan Doogue every success.
The full Executive committee for 2012 is, Club Captain Brendan Doogue, Hon Secretary Jim Murray, Hon Treasurer Tom Hannafin, President John Glynn, Vice Captain Pat Byrne, Lady President Bernie Kilcoyne, Lady Captain Genevieve Doyle, Lady Vice Captain Linda Kennedy and the 5 elected committee members are Michael Browne, Olivia Cooney, Raymond Danne, Richard Lynch and Robert Mc Hugh.
Results: Open Scotch Foursomes (16 Hole): 1st Billy Dunne (17) & Jim Kielty (20) 49.5, 2nd John Byrne (20) & John Joe Nolan (23) 49.5, 3rd Shane Foley (9) & Damien Clarke (16) 52.2.
Fixtures: Rescheduled Open Seniors on Tuesday 6th December. Open 4 Person Rumble on Sunday 11th December. Please ring (Bar) 059-9773143 or (office) 059- 9773310 to book a tee time. The AGM of Borris Golf Club will take place in the clubhouse on Friday 9th December at 8pm. A book titled 'The History of Borris Golf Club' will be launched by Olivia O'leary in the clubhouse on Friday 16th December at 7.30pm.
Tuesday November 29 - Ladies 12 Hole Singles Stableford - 1st: Patricia O'byrne (22); 26 Pts; 2nd: Dolores Lacey (21); 25 Pts; 3rd - Anne Carpenter (34); 24 Pts; Gross - Aedin Murphy (1); 21 Gross Pts.
Results: Sunday 4th December, Christmas Fayre, 14 Holes Singles Stableford: 1st Alan Travers (17) 36 Points; 2nd Neil Farrell (18) 33 Points; 3rd Joe Coakley (19) 31 Points
Next Sunday 11th December, 11 Holes Singles Stableford, Christmas Fayre. Next Friday 9th December, Members Christmas Party