Tuesday 21 November 2017

On the fairways

Woodenbridge Golf Club

Woodenbridge Masters Singles Stroke, September 8, 1st. Karl Tracy (18) 67 Nett; 2nd John Carney (21) 68 Nett; Gross - Richard Fanning (6) 70 Nett; 3rd Anthony Richardson (13) 68 Nett.

Greystones Ladies

Sunday, September 2 Singles: 1st. L Dunleavy (15) 32 points.

Thursday, September 6, Lady Captains Charity: 1st. L Hamilton (20) 40 points; 2nd. E O'Dowd (34) 37 points; Gross: J Moore (8) 23 points; 3rd. J Kirby (20) 35 points.

9 Hole Competition: 1st. M Hackett (34) 17 points.

Baltinglass Golf Club

For most golfers the Captains Prize is the highlight of the year and gives us all an opportunity to honour our Captain and thank him for all the hours he spends tirelessly working for our club. The qualifying round for Brendan Doogue's Captains Prize is on this weekend, Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th September. The format will be 18 holes Singles strokes, play will be from the white markers.

The time sheet is on the club notice board and there will be ½ hourly draws for playing partners. Depending on scoring between 60 and 80 players will qualify to play in the final round the following Saturday. Brendan is a very hard working Captain and ever present at club functions and carries out all his responsibilities with a quiet efficiency.

As far back as 1985 Brendan won Kyran O'Byrne's Captains Prize and followed this by winning his fathers (Martin) prize in 1988. In the late 80's and early 90's Brendan represented the club on many teams, one that comes to mind is the Provincial Towns Cup team that reached the final against Mullingar in 1989. All members wish Brendan the best of luck for this weekend and next!

The golfers who played this weekend enjoyed glorious weather and a beautiful course in tremendous condition. Well done to our hard working course team!

They have endeavoured to have the course at its best in some of the most extreme and trying conditions!

The Club Trophy has been played in Baltinglass since 1960. Some of the great names on the prestigious Silver Tray include Cecil Jolly, Francis Glynn, Eddie Irwin, Joe McKnight, John Joe Sleator, and Anthony Graham, with John McCormack the only player having his name on it twice.

This year's competition was very kindly sponsored by Club Treasurer Tom Hannafin. The winning score of 44pts was brought in by Alan 'Harry' Worth playing off 14.

Runner up was Big Mick Murphy off 17 with a score of 41 pts.

Results: 1st Alan Worth (14) 44pts; 2nd Mick Murphy (17) 41pts; 3rd Owen Cooney (17) 39pts; 20-28 Liam Kelly (24) 38pts

Well done to 12 year old Aine Doody who had a hole in one on the 12th in the Presidents Prize to the Juveniles and a little birdie told me also, 9 year old Joseph Byrne had one on the 2nd in practice recently!

Ladies Open, Sponsored by Romie McGreal: 1st Marie Byrne and Karen McGowan 49pts; 2nd Clare Byrne and Emma Byrne 44pts; 3rd Bernie Kilcoyne and Kay McNamara 43pts; Gross Olivia Cooney and Frances Lambe 25pts; Front 9 gen Doyle and Mai Quaid 24pts; Back 9 Mary Whelan and Mona Moran 23pts.

Bridge Hotel Golf Society

Roy Brauders with 40 points was the winner of the Mannix Trophy competition last week. 2nd Nett. Paul Hoey 39 points; Gross Prize. Harry Kavanagh 22 points; Birdie Hole - Roy Brauders; Front Nine - Jim Hoey 20 points; Back Nine - Jim Redmond 20 points.

Next week's competition is the Captains Prize (Glynn Davenport) which takes place at Arklow Golf Club, with tee off at 9.30 a.m.

The previous weeks competition, the societies annual sponsored day in aid of the R.N. L.I. was a great success with 20 teams taking part , raising €2,700 on the day.

The Dainty Bakery team took the honours on the day.

Team members: D. Wolohan, B. Moran. G. Kavanagh. H. Snell. Second place, with 95 points; J.Collins, A. Whelan. G. Collins. S.Murphy; Third place, R. Brauders. H. Kavanagh. T, Foley. J. Brauders; Fourth Place, D. Redmond. C.O' Hart N. Redmond, E. Regan.

The Society would like to thank the sponsors and all the teams, also the committee members who organised everything. A special word of thanks to Stewert Case.

Wicklow Golf Club

Sunday, September 9: Darcys Sand Monthly Medal - 1st Kenneth Doyle (15) 64 - 2nd Ross Beacon (14) 70 - 3rd Tom Kavanagh (19) 72 - Gross Derek McKeon (3) 73 - 4th Killian Jnr Jameson (20) 72 - 5th Shane Mitchell (10) 73.

Thursday, September 6: 1st John Kavanagh 44 - 2nd Kevin (jnr) Carty 41 - 3rd Larry Browne 41 - 4th Gerry Farrell 39.

Wednesday, September 5, Sponsored by Sheridan Colohan: 1st Mairead Dowling (10) 40 pts (on back 9); 2nd Nora Dunne (30) 40 pts; 3rd Rosemary Kavanagh (8) 36 pts.

Sunday, September 2: 1st. Therese Porter (12) 39 points.

Wednesday, August 29: 1st Caitriona Fogarty (17) 33 pts.

Commiserations to team captain Elaine Cunningham and her Challenge Cup team of Nora Dunne, Ann Nichols, Marie Vickers, Gillian Kilkenny and Clodagh Doyle who put up a great fight against Mullingar in the Mid-Leinster District Final in Enniscorthy on Saturday, 1st September.

The whole squad put a lot of time and effort into the team over the last five months and excitement was high as the ladies took to the first tee. The matches were close until the end but Mullingar emerged victors much to the disappointment of the team and the large crowd that travelled from Wicklow to support the ladies.

Congratulations to President Stephen Dowling and Gabriel O'Donoghue who won the Leinster qualifier for the Holmpatrick Cup last Sunday in Royal Dublin Golf Club with 41 points and now advance to the All-Ireland final in St. Andrews, Scotland.

The provincial qualifiers compete for the Holmpatrick Cup over 36 holes on the New and Old courses at St Andrews, from 7th to 9th October.

The All-Ireland final will include: 2 nights/3 days all expenses trip of a lifetime to St Andrews; 2 rounds of golf (New and Old courses). Staying at the world famous Old Course Hotel

The Dunhill Links Championship is also taking place in St Andrews from the 4 - 7 October so they may even bump into a few celebrities like Hugh Grant and Samuel L Jackson!!

The Holmpatrick Cup is running for over 80 years making it one of the oldest competitions and it is run in aid of the NCBI - Working for People with Sight Loss.

D'jouce Golf Club

Men's Stableford, September 9: John Kavanagh (17) 40, Noel Smyth (13) 40, Paul Murphy (18) 37, Gerry Byrne (18) 36, Liam McCormick (21) 34. Ladies Monthly Medal: Valerie Brennan (9) 73, Best Gross: Janet O'Toole (22) 98. 9 Hole S'ford: Clodagh Wallace (13) 14 points.

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Kilcoole Ladies

Wednesday, September 5, 3 Ball Rumble: 1st. P. Corcoran HCP 29; A. Short, 29, 64 points; Irene Carey 29; 2nd, A. Maher, 17, 62 points; G. Coleman 20; J. Donnelly 18.

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