The weather was sweltering at the weekend and for once golfers were looking to keep the ball close to the trees…

Open Singles, Thursday 20th May 2010
1st Olan Corcoran, Gowran Park (18) – 42 pts (back 9)
2nd Simon Murphy, Dundalk (17) – 42 pts

Scotch Foursomes, Friday/Saturday 21st & 22nd May 2010
1st Ted Hoyne (8) & Dave Kearney (8) Gowran Park – 74
2nd P. Butler (7) & James Farrell (9) Kilkenny – 75

Singles Stableford, Sunday 23rd May 2010
1st JP Treacy 42pts
2nd Michael Walsh 41pts
3rd Pat Russell 41pts
Full results and course analysis available on

The Open Singles continues on Thursdays. Visitors: €20 per person. Members: €5 per person.
On the weekend there will be an 18 hole Foursomes competition for members.

Junior Golf:
The under 15 golfers recorded their third win in the Leinster Inter Club Matchplay competition in Gowran Park on Sunday last against a very determined Mountain View side. Both teams played a very high standard of golf and the outcome was in doubt right to the end.
Gowran Park were 2 up after good wins by J P Treacy and Matt Kenny while the other three matches looked like going the full 18 holes. Sean Roche put in a superb effort with a string of pars on the back nine only to be beaten by a birdie on the 17th hole.
In the opening match Paul Delahanty had a great tussle with Shane Phelan of Moutain View with the lead changing hands on many occasions throughout the match. However from the 12th hole to the 17th Paul had three pars and a birdie to eventually win 3 and 1 and ensure victory for the home team.
Phillip Dreeling was always behind in his match but had pulled back to all square on the 15th before being called in. Reserves Niall Treacy ( all square ) and Cormac O’Driscoll ( 3 up ) completed the scoring.
Unfortunately Gowran Park with 3 wins out of 4 in their group matches finish behind Carlow Golf Club who won all their 4 matches and now go forward to the latter stages of this competition.
Junior coaching and competitions commence on Wednesday 9th June and continue for the summer months. Coaching also continues on Saturday mornings at 10.30am and new members are very welcome.

Inter-Club Golf:
The Junior Cup & Pierce Purcell teams wilted in the sun in separate Wexford venues on Saturday. They failed to hit the hit the standard required on the day to qualify to the knockout matchplay stages on the following Sunday in New Ross and Enniscorthy respectively.
The FBD Barton Cup team is in action against Kilkenny on Thursday so give your support if you can.

Midweek 9-Hole:
The 9 hole competition continues throughout the summer. It’s a great social evening and a chance to get some practice in before the more serious competition on the weekend!
Just show up on the Wednesday evening (around 5pm) and you’ll always get someone to join up with.

Ladies Results:
Ladies Results Wed. 19th May.
1st Catherine O’Driscoll (28) 43pts.
2nd Kate Hennessy (11) 36pts.

This Week Australian Spoons. Organise partner, opposition and tee time.

Hard luck to the Ladies Finn Trophy team who lost out in their away draw to Coolattin.
Well done to the Junior Foursome team who had a great win against The Curragh in Enniscorthy.

Club Matchplay Competitions:
The Draw has been made for the Club Fourball Matchplay and it’s now posted at the club and also on the club blog.
Due to the number of entries, there are 4 matches to be played in a preliminary round. This preliminary round is to take place on or before June 2nd so not much time to get going if you are involved in one of the matches concerned…
The first round proper is to be played by June 23rd.

The 2nd round of the Club Singles Matchplay is to be played by June 9th. You can track the progress of these competition through the Club Blog where the draw and results are published and kept up to date – go to the members area in the golf section of the website.

Online Booking:
The Online Booking facility is now active for members.
Select the ‘Members Area’ under the ‘Golf’ section of the website and follow the instructions to register using your 8 digit GUI number which can be found on the back of your swipe card.

New Swipecard:
A New GUI/Golfnet Card has now been received for each male member of Gowran Park Golf Club. These Cards are held in the shop at the Golf Club and are available for collection.