Golf Notes – 28th July 2015

GREAT FINISH FOR BRIAN

An excellent finish from 19 handicapper Brian Cairns saw him lift the inaugural H.S.S. Hire Open stableford on Saturday past. Brian had recovered from a poor start to register 21pts on the front nine and despite a triple 7 bogey at the 14th hole, a level par last four holes including birdie at the difficult par 4- 17th hole saw him return a winning total of 41 pts. The unlucky runner up was Matthew Curran (14) who finished with a 6 at the last hole where a 5 would have seen him top the leader-board, nevertheless Matthew continues to improve rapidly since his return. Third place went to the consistent Mark Brolly (11) also with 40 pts, Mark also finished with a double bogey at the final hole and again anything less would have sealed the win. Fourth place went to Nigel Houston (13) who has rediscovered some good form off late a blank hole at the par 5 tenth hole just gave him too much to do on the inward nine. Rory Doherty (12) got to the turn with a remarkable 25 pts which was one under par gross but a poor second nine with only 15 pts saw Rory slip to fifth place when he too would have looked a certain winner. Paddy Kennedy (3) took the gross prize with an excellent one over par 35 pts, Ciaran Duffy (9) was the first nine winner with 21pts with Chris McDermott (13) taking the back nine prize with 21 pts also, the presentation for this event and recent other opens will take place on Sunday 9th August at 8.30pm.

Mitchell Meats Open
Niall Kelly (22) continues his improvement at the game taking his second win of the season when he completed his double lifting the Mitchell Meats Open stableford on Thursday past with a good total of 41pts on a rare decent days weather for golf. The runner up was Conal Cooke (2) with a fantastic three under gross 66 which was also 41 pts on the day, Paul McNally (14) took third with 39pts,  Eoin o’Neill (5) took the gross prize with 30 gross pts.

Monday Open
Monday’s open saw a return to the same unfortunate awful weather conditions with incessant rain for the duration reducing the field to only 27 players. The best of the pack was Stephen mcCay (7) with a very good 38 pts, the runner up was Damien Carey (15) three points further back with 35 pts with Ciaran Murphy (12) with 34 pts. Rory Doherty (12) took his first ever singles gross prize.

Ladies Golf
Last week’s event for the ladies was the Eileen Logue Memorial Cup and went to Roisin Corry (21) playing in the last two-ball of the day with 71 Nett, the category winners were Catherine Connolly (20) with 72 Nett and Maeve Crowe who took category two with 75 Nett.

Only five teams went to post for last Wednesdays mixed Greensomes better-ball event. The winners were Monica and Sean MacIntyre who partnered Margaret Wolfe and Gerry Casey to a winning 41 pts, the runners up were Carole McFeeters Foncie McNally, Kathleen Hoynes and Pat McAneny with 40 pts.
The annual Sausage Sizzle has been scheduled for Wednesday 12th August there is an entry sheet for both Ladies and Gents.

The winner of this week’s £50 bar credit was Seamus Friel, the Open Golf sweep was won by Ronan Patton £250, the runner up was Aiden Patton £115 with Ronnie Wiley in third £70.
Look out for the new game of last man standing which is to get underway at the beginning of the new premier league season.

Tickets are now on sale for Bagatelle on Sunday 30th August priced at £14, don’t leave it too late!

Fixtures:
Thursday 30th July – The Bridge Guns and Tackle S/F
Saturday 1st August – Irish Road Motors Stroke
Monday 3rd August – Monday Open
Tuesday 4th August – Knockavoe School Ladies
Wednesday 5th August – Mixed Foursomes

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