Club Notes – 27th February 2012

COUNTDOWN TO NEW GOLF SEASON

With the 2012 golfing season less than a month away the countdown to the season is in full swing, the final touches and jigging of fixture schedules is currently being done with the new Golfing programme booklet hopefully available to members from next week.

The current unseasonably wet conditions has greatly affected the Winter programme with the Greenkeepers and members alike now hoping for better drying conditions with more members getting back out to play, this was the case on Saturday when 85 cards were taken out for the 15 holes stableford event, the winner was the ever consistent Kevin Keegan (13) who has continued to post great returns all winter, this time with an excellent 41 pts which was three clear of the runner up Declan Doherty (20) with Martin Gormley (14) third with 37 pts, the gross prize went to eight handicapper Declan Lynch with 30 pts.

The previous weeks event went to Brian Kelly with 37 pts with Foncie McNally runner up with 36 pts with Mark Rouse third with 36 pts, the gross went to Keith Patterson with 29 pts.

The Thursday club has progressed to Week 5 in the second phase
Results Week 4 – 1st John Brolly 41pts, 2nd Kevin Keegan 38pts & 3rd Chris McDermott 38 pts.
Week 5 – 1st Foncie McNally 41pts, 2nd Martin Finlay 39pts, 3rd Mark Sharkey 38 pts.
The current Golfer of the Year table is very close to date with several players in close contention, just out in front on 56 pts is Jim Arbuckle with Denis Porter 2nd with 53 pts, who is one ahead of third place Michael Baldrick on 52 with Kevin Keegan 4th on 51 pts.

The Super-Valu Springers league has progressed to week 6 and remains a very close affair at the top of the table with “The 2 PR’S” Currently out in front with 241 pts the team made up of Eric and Barry Reid and William and Johnny Potts have scored very consistently throughout and may take a bit of catching with the team score format in play for the final two weeks.
Currently in second position are “4 Men this year” on 239 pts Michael Baldrick, John Brolly, John Maxwell and Freddie Patterson also playing very steady golf, however the low man Freddie Patterson is out injured for the rest of the campaign and the team will have to choose a replacement well to stay in the frame. In third place are “2 up 2 down” a further 4 shots back on 235, Denis Porter, George Turner, Joe Doherty and Pat McAneny will still have high hopes of winning this title.
There is always an interesting race for the dreaded Wooden Spoon for last place in the event and that unenviable position is currently occupied by the experienced quartet of Eamon McCay, Martin Rouse, Nigel Houston and Brian O’Kane with 213 pts, it is hoped that they can pull out of their current slump and move upwards in the table. The presentation for this event will take place on Friday 23rd March and a sheet is currently available to players to indicate if they are attending the meal.

Congratulations to Brendan McCrory and to Rachel McNally who have been selected as the Junior Captains for 2012.

Well done to regular Golf club performer Jim Devine who has reached the Live shows in the “Voice of Ireland” Jim will be competing on Sunday 11th March hopefully everyone will get behind him and vote.

Tickets are Currently on Sale for the Flash Harry Show on Sunday 8th April priced at Members £13- visitors £15, don’t miss this remarkable opportunity to see one of Europe’s top Tribute Bands.

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