Golf news roundup
ROSSLARE LADIES -- The lady Captain's charity day on August 13 was a great success, with 51 teams competing.
Thanks to all the members and guests who supported the event. Over €6,000 was raised which was shared equally between Wexford's Womens Refuge and the Aine and Aoife Memorial Trust.
Today's (Tuesday) competition is sponsored by Murphy's SuperValu, Rosslare Harbour, with presentation of prizes tonight at 9.30 p.m.
There is a fundraiser for St. Bridget's Church on Wednesday, August 21. This competition is 18-hole singles stableford, members €10 and visitors €25.
Tuesday next is the President's (Terry Fortune) prize to the ladies. There is also a super Senior 12-hole competition on the Burrow course.
Wednesday, August 14, open singles stableford: 1, Ellen Dunleavy (28), 35 points (back nine); 2, Una Brady (16), 35 points; 3, Ann Campion (34, Howth), 34 points (back nine); 4, Francesca Shaw (36), 34 points.
Lady Captain's charity day, Tuesday, August 13, team of four event sponsored by John Fortune (Sharkey's and Burger Mac): 1, Dan Redmond (12), Frank O'Leary (16), Teresa Cowman (16) and Ann Gaynor (24), 101 points; 2, Caroline Archer (16), Mary O'Hagan (22), Deirdre Connellan (29) and Mary Roche (30), 100 points; 3, Paud O'Brien (5), Ger Moran (12), Josephine Moran (13) and Lauren O'Brien (16), 99 points (back nine); 4, Nick O'Connor (3), Stephen Quinn (16), Eleanor O'Connor (18) and Carmel Quinn (27), 99 points (back nine).
Friday, August 9, ladies' Scotch foursomes sponsored by Lexus Blackrock (Joe Kinsella): 1, Mary Kelleher and Theresa Healy (15 combined), 69; 2, Bernie Byrne and Karen O'Keeffe (19 combined), 70 (back nine); gross, Mairéad MacNamara and Lynn Cronin (8 combined), 82; 3, Jeanne Holland and Doris Murphy (19 combined), 70.
The open week concluded on Sunday week last with 2,153 players competing over the ten days. With the course in pristine condition and the weather very good, everyone was very happy.
Friday, August 9, men's Scotch foursomes sponsored by Lexus Blackrock (Joe Kinsella): 1, Derek Wickham (8) and Anthony Corish (9), 65 5/8; 2, Richard Duggan (3) and Tommy Duggan (10), 66 ½; gross, Jody Fanagan (+1) and Harry Duggan (3), 70; 3, Johnny Kelly (3) and Liam Brett (13), 68.
Saturday, August 10, singles sponsored by Sheridan Insurances: 1, John Skerritt (4), 39 points; 2, Seamus Cullimore (20), 39 points; gross, Gary Collins (+2), 34 points; vet., John O'Donoghue (Tipperary), 38 points; 3, Michael Whelan (9, Kilkenny), 38 points; 4, Jim Hall (10), 37 points; 5, Alex Brady (5), 37 points; visitor, James Sherwin (6), 36 points; Junior, Hugo Fanagan (16), 39 points.
Sunday, August 11, fourball sponsored by Cronin & Co. Accountants: 1, Pádraig Rossiter (7) and Robert Rowe (16), 47 points; 2, Pádraig Dempsey (14) and Eugene Daly (24), 45 points; 3, Terry Coakley (4) and Robert Coakley (9), 45 points; 4, Dermot Walsh (6) and Derek Wickham (8), 44 points.
At the end of the week, John Skerritt won the golfer of the week which was kindly sponsored by K.D. Garage, Drinagh (Keith Deacon).
Wednesday, August 14, singles: 1, Kevin Collins (7), 41 points; 2, Harvey Gallagher (16), 40 points; gross, Dale Donohoe (4), 36 points; vet., Robin Gardner (18), 38 points; 3, David Twomey (10), 40 points; 4, Donagh McCarthy (13), 39 points.
On Sunday next the medal competition takes place on the blue course.
Monday, August 12, 14-hole Seniors competition: 1, Bernie Cooney (20), 27 (back seven); 2, Kitty Murphy (32), 27; 3, Una Doherty (35), 26 (back seven); 4, Phil Flood (25), 26. Well done ladies.
Thursday, August 15, 18-hole stableford: 1, Martina Dempsey (lady Captain, 26), 37; 2, Louise Boshoff (22), 35; gross, Ruth Kennedy (8), 24; 3, Maureen Rossiter (25), 33 (back nine); Senior, Mary Lambert (29), 31. Well done to all the prize-winners. A big thank you to our sponsors, Flanagan's Supermarket, Castlebridge, for the very generous prizes.
The Gathering competition will be held on Thursday, September 5. Please invite friends and relatives from home and abroad to come along and enjoy a round of golf on our very challenging course in Wexford Golf Club.
From August 17 the working lady members may play on Saturday for the following Thursday's competition. Please see the timesheet for the allocated slots.
Thursday, August 22, is an 18-hole open stableford competition and is sponsored by Peter Mark Hairdressing Salon.
The President's prize weekend came to a fitting conclusion when the Pipsqueaks re-appeared for a longest drive competition. Bronagh Reilly won the girls' event with a stroke that ended well up the fairway. There was a tie for second place as the young Harrington twins, Abby and Georgia, could not be separated. President Pat Geoghegan displayed Solomon's wisdom and gave both girls equal billing.
The boys' event was highly-competitive, with Luke Furlong setting the early pace. He was overtaken by Aaron Doyle and Conall Murphy before a spectacular stroke by Eoin Murphy with his final shot claimed the prize.
The singles events took second place last week with the adult/Juvenile fourball dominating the fairways. A group of Wexford players travelled to Enniscorthy for the open singles. Brad Cohen won the gross prize in a closely-fought event. Another group will travel to Waterford this week for a similar competition.
The fundraising scramble for Tiernan Fogarty attracted a large entry with several teams from the Juvenile section. The scores were very respectable.
Captain Paul Lauhoff is sponsoring the final singles event before the schools re-open. This will take place on Thursday, August 22, and there will a wide selection of prizes.