Club Notes – 4th April 2017

BIG BRADS WINS CAFFE FRESCO

Gerard Bradley playing of 19 was the winner of the new seasons first sponsored competition the Caffe Fresco stableford with a good total of 39 pts, an excellent score on a very difficult day for golf with the fairways very wet, with very little run after the past weeks heavy rain coupled with the breezy conditions that prevailed throughout the day.  Gerard played very steady to reach the turn with 20 pts and added a further 19 on the more difficult back nine including a very important par putt at the last, the runner up was John Langan (13) who was in great shape playing the 18th but encountered a couple of trees on his way to record a six which cost him the win beaten on break of tie, third place one point back came Declan Doherty (10) with 38 pts, a fine birdie three at the last elevating him well up the leaderboard with the same total as early morning starter Mark McCrea (8) and Chris McDermott (13) who finished fourth and fifth respectively. A pointer to the conditions on the day can be made in the gross section which was won by Conal Cooke (2) who signed for 31 gross pts which was a massive eleven shots less than his winning total the previous week, but still was good enough this week in the gross section. The nines went to Nigel Houston (11) with 22 pts for the front nine and to Charlie Patton (17) with the same total on the back nine. The C.S.S. for this event was 71 or 34 pts!

Thursday Club week 9
Last week’s Thursday club winner was Pat O’Neill (16) with 40pts, the runner up was Neil Conroy (11) beaten only on break of tie with Shane McLaughlin (9) third on 38 pts, the gross winner was Freddie Patterson. Martin Finlay despite not playing last week retains his lead in the Golfer of the Year chase on 96 pts but only by six points now from Jim Harley with Neil Conroy in third with 87 pts. Only three weeks remain with the final day at Murvagh G.C. on Thursday 27th April, see Tommy Forbes to confirm your spot on the timesheet.

Monday Club
With the continuing poor weather only five teams braved the elements last Monday , the winners were Ronnie Wiley, Liam Patton, Foncie McNally and John McMenamin with 85.25 Nett, the runners up were Chris McDermott, Robert Bell and Oliver McNally with 81.5 Nett. The final day of this years event is confirmed as Monday 24th April.

There were many fallers from the 197 left in at the weekend in the Last Man Standing competition with Man United and Chelsea being the downfall of so many and Southampton chipping in for good measure too! The field is now whittled down to 71 players for this week’s midweek games, someone is getting closer to the £1000 prize!

This week’s £50 bar credit winner was Martin McGeehan. Club Captain Pat McAneny was the winner of this week shop bonus ball winning a new Waterproof Golf suit!

There is a Masters Golf selection sheet available at the bar with any profits made going to course development and machinery, priced at £10, we would ask as members as possible to participate.

Fixtures:
Wednesday 5th April – Captains Drive in
Thursday 6th April – Thursday club 18 holes qualifying.
Saturday 8th April – BMcNamee LTD (S)
Monday 10th April – Monday club
Tuesday 11th April – Easter Basket( Ladies)

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