Congratulations to Margaret Moore on winning ladies' golfer of the year 2012 in Bunclody.
October 28 and 30, ladies' weekly competition: 1, Ann Mahon (23), 39 points; 2, Liz Byrne (32), 33 points.
October 28 and 29, open singles: 1, Matt O'Leary (15), 39 points; 2, Tony Groucher (12, Killeen), 39 points; gross, James Fenlon (6), 28; 3, Hall Kavanagh (13), 37 points; 4, Brian Kavanagh (12), 35 points.
October 31, Wednesday open singles: 1, Jonathon Kehoe (18), 36 points; 2, Denis Moylan (12, Slievenamon), 35 points; 3, Rory Kinsella (16), 34 points.
As the weather remained favourable for the ladies' Tuesday competition last week, a large number took part in the 15 holes stableford turkey competition. Winning scores came from Maeve McCauley (19) with 35 points, Ursula Cousins (18) with 33 points, and Lori Whitney (18) with 32 points.
The open Seniors competition re-scheduled from last month enjoyed a gloriously sunny day on Thursday last, and the event was greatly enjoyed by all who took part. The overall winner was Ursula Cousins (18) with 32 points (back six).
Category A winners were Ann Bernie (36) with 31 points and Lori Whitney (18) with 30 points. In Category B the winner was Bernie Delaney (25) with 32 points, and Breda Nolan (Courtown, 36) with 30 points came second. Category C winners were Rita Mahoney (Courtown, 36) with 31 points and Kathleen Walsh (23) with 26 points. Congratulations ladies and many thanks to sponsors Q & S Interiors for the beautiful prizes.
Nine holes competition number 12 results: 1, Colette Dobbs, 20 points (back six); 2, Kathleen Walsh, 20 points; 3, Marie Dunphy, 18 points.
We extend our deepest sympathy to Maeve Brew and Marie Duggan on their recent sad bereavements.
The singles stableford played over the weekend saw frosty, cold but dry weather on Saturday and rain on Sunday. Not surprisingly, the best scores were posted on Saturday, with Captain Sammy Walker continuing his good form.
Sammy (8) had a level par 71 for 44 pointsand first prize, holding off Robbie Kehoe (12), also on 44. Stevie Greene (14) on 40 points held off Seán Furlong, Wally O'Brien and Rudi Wortmann, all on 40 points, for third prize.
Next weekend sees another singles stableford (same format).
NEW ROSS SENIORS
We were blessed with another fine day on Thursday last when 17 teams went off in cold, sunny weather. Conditions were ideal, with the whole course dry as the proverbial bone even after the torrential downpours of Wednesday morning. This shows the benefit of years of sanding, making New Ross one of the driest courses in the country.
With winter rules now in operation, scoring from now on is expected to be in the 90-plus category or else teams will not figure in the prizes. That was the way it turned out last week, with two three-person teams making maximum use of their six-point bonus to finished deadlocked on 94 points each.
In the end a better back nine (43/41) gave the whiskey to the trio of Harry Rheinhart (12), Noel Kehoe (16) and John F. Roche (18). Bringing in the same total (94) and claiming the runner-up spot were Nigel Morrissey (14), Pat Whelan (18) and Willie Whitty (19).
Third place went to Kevin Treacy (12), John Roche (16), Dick Cahill (16) and Liam Glasheen (19) with a total of 92 points. Nearest the pin prizes were won by Denis Kirwan (ninth hole) and Paddy Hayles on the eleventh.
Manning the board, the draw and the entry fees for November are Willie Byrne, Jim 'Ross' Ryan, John Fitzpatrick and Jamesie Murphy. All please note the draw for teams is at 10.40 a.m. sharp each week.
Last weekend's competition was a turkey fourball held over Saturday and Sunday.
Results: 1, Pat Donnellan (13) and Paul Fennell (19), 33 points; 2, John Bolger (6) and David Bolger (17), 30 points (last three); 3, Ian McGirr (8) and Stephen Byrne (12), 30 points.
Weekly turkey competition: Cat. 1, Michael Hegarty (12), 20 points; Cat. 2, John Fitzgerald (14), 21 points.
NEW ROSS LADIES
As there was no competition on Wednesday last due to bad weather, the competition this Wednesday, November 7, will be 14-hole stableford sponsored by the club.
The following Wednesday, November 14, will be sponsored by J-ul (Annette Byrne), with a presentation for all outstanding prizes, including player of the year, fourball winners, spoons and weekly competitions presented on the night at 7 p.m. The last tee-time will be 1-1.15 p.m.
On Saturday and Sunday, November 10 and 11, we will run a charity four-person team event in aid of the Community Hospital. Support for this event would be gratefully received. Booking is online.
The ladies' A.G.M. will be held in the clubhouse on Thursday, November 15, at 8 p.m.
The final 18-hole competition of the year took place in Rosslare recently when the Billy Kelly Memorial mixed foursomes was played. In spite of consistent rain, 70 players took part.
The winners were former Tipperary Senior hurling goalkeeper John O'Donoghue and his wife, Ann. In second position were Phil and Liz Callery with Shane Browne and Mairéad MacNamara in third position.
Ted Collins and Vonnie Kelly won the gross. Bill Kelly presented the prizes.
The club matchplay winners also received their prizes recently.
Pettitt Cup: winner, Terry O'Dowd; runnerup, Shane O'Donnell; beaten semi-finalists, Willie Cuddihy and Ger Doyle.
Walsh Cup: winner, Derek Fehily and Joe Hudson; runners-up, John Barron and Eddie Mahon.
Gaynor Trophy: winner, Philip Balfe; runner-up, Tony O'Leary; beaten semi-finalists, Tiarnan Rossiter and Murt Joyce.
Medal winners: Dermot Walsh, July; Tiarnan Rossiter, September.
Holes-in-one: Frank O'Farrell, Paul Murphy, Liam Brett.
Player of the year: winner, Denis Noonan; runnerup, Ian Lynch.
Don't forget our Friday offer - a game of golf plus a meal for €25.
Thursday, November 1, 14 holes stableford turkey competition: 1, Martina Dempsey (26), 29; 2, Geraldine Broaders (25), 27; 3, Anna Sullivan (23), 26 (back seven); 4, Eithne Walsh (27), 26; 5, Martina Gately (20), 25 (back seven). Well done to all the prize-winners.
The Annual General Meeting of the ladies' section of Wexford Golf Club will be held in the clubhouse on November 21 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, October 28, open singles stableford, 15 holes, non-qualifier: 1, John Holt, 34 points; 2, Ciarán Frost, 32; 3, Jim Corcoran, 31.
Sunday, November 4, open singles stableford, 15 holes, non-qualifier: 1, Ger Mullhall, 34 points; 2, Derek Bradley, 32 (countback); 3, Paddy Barnes, 32; gross, Ciarán Frost, 29.
Men's committee 2013 (elected at A.G.M.): President, Seamus McCormack; Captain, Maurice Cooper; Vice-Captain, Tomás O'Riordan; Hon. Secretary, John O'Keeffe; Hon. Treasurer, Brian Rankin; Handicap Secretary, Michael Conlon; Committee, Pat Furlong, Robert Bradley; ex-officio, John Holt; G.L.P., Larry Byrne.
Upcoming fixtures: Wednesday, November 7, open singles gents and ladies, and Wednesday section; Friday, November 9, open wine competition; Saturday, November 10, winter league round two; Sunday, November 11, gents' and ladies' singles - Christmas hams; Wednesday, November 14, open singles gents and ladies, and Wednesday section; Friday, November 16, open wine competition; Saturday, November 17, singles stableford gents and ladies; Sunday, November 18, fourball (any combination) - turkeys.
Fundraiser 14-hole scramble, Monday, October 29: 1, Darren Delaney (18), Conor Cousins (18), Darren Rossiter (5), Mark Kehoe (12), 92 points; 2, Aidan Quilligan (17), David Curid (21), John Sinnott (15), Mark Sinnott (18), 89 points; 3, Margaret Martin (25), Ken Martin (13), John Cotter (12), Mary Cotter (36), 86 points; 4, Paul Hynes (16), Lee Whelan (13), Seán Crosbie (24), Colin Byrne (13), 84 points; 1st ladies, Richella MacCarville (11), Ursula Carey (31), Wendy Tiernan (25), Theresa Morris (23), 81 points.
The Festival Cup stableford 14-hole competition: 1, Tommy Byrne (18), 35 points (back seven); 2, Damien O'Reilly (13), 35 points; 3, Jackie Lynn (25), 34 points (back seven); visitor, Brendan Moran (Newlands, 9), 33 points; nominated days - John Foley (20), 34 points, October 24; Alan Carty (12), 31 points, October 26; Darren Rossiter (5), 32 points, October 30; Ivan Hamilton (16), October 31; Pat Geoghegan (18), 33 points, November 2.
Saturday fourball 14 holes stableford, November 3: 1, Wayne Tobin (16), Alan Carty (12), 34 points (back seven); 2, Pat Browne (17), Davy Byrne (11), 34 points (back seven).
Sunday, November 4, fourball v. par: 1, Tadhg Foran (9), Kevin Murphy (10), 8 up; 2, Brian Morris (6), Brendan McCarry (22), 7 up (back seven); 3, Ultan Ryan (10), Greg Mullen (21), 7 up (back seven).