RICHIE TAKES THE HONOURS
Captains Prize Day
Captain’s Day was held on Saturday 29th June with a great turnout on the day. The competition was played off the back markers and along with difficult pin positions scoring proved difficult on the day. 6 handicapper Richie Lowry took the major honours for the 2nd time in 3 years when returning a nett 69, winning on a countback from Jim Byrne who took 2nd place. Conor Bolger took 3rd spot with a nett 70, while Paul Whelan took the best gross on 4 over par 75. Past Captains Prize went to Thos. Farrell with Alan Cleere taking 4th spot with a nett 71. The Back 9 and Front 9 went to Pat Nolan and Dan Stallard respectively. A great night was had by all and the Men’s Captain, Melvyn Kennedy and Lady Captain Margaret Logue were delighted with the turnout and thanked everyone for their commitment and support. A large number of members and guests turned out that night in support for the Captains’ Dinner. Presentation of prizes was followed by speeches of appreciation and thanks by both Captains.
LADIES RESULTS –
Lady Captain Margaret Logue Prize – 29th June, 2013
The ladies competition was hotly contested with Margaret Bower taking the major honours with a nett 68. Margaret was delighted with her victory and thanked her playing partners and congratulated all the other prizewinners on the day……………..
9 Hole Beginners Margie Maher
Back 9 Hilary Dick (17) 32.5 nett
Front 9 Deirdre McCabe (16) 31 nett
Past Captains Gen Byrne (23) 75 nett
Fourth Gay Latchford (26) 70 nett cb
Third Eithne Donnolly (31) 70 nett cb
Gross Ann Mullins (15) 84 gross
Second Ina Sweeney (36) 65 nett
First Margaret Bower (34) 68 nett
Open Fourball – Sunday 30th June 2013
Rathdowney members were to the fore in Sundays Open Fourball with Eoin Phelan and Joe Costello taking top spot on a countback from D. Dowling (Rathdowney) and P. Kirwan (Gowran) with a score of 42 points. 3rd place on the day went to Joe Lannon and John Skehan who also scored 42 points but lost out on the countback.
Open Singles – Thursday 26th June 2013
Last Thursday’s Open Singles saw Kilkenny GC member Brian Crowdle (5) win a weekend away with a great score of 43 points. 2nd place on the day went to John Murphy, Scarke Golf Club. The competition continues this Thursday with a timesheet in place – online or tel 056 7726699.
Gowran Park took part in the Leinster Junior Foursomes in New Ross last week and were only a few shots short of qualifying for the matchplay stages. Ciaran Whelan and Thomas Dowling scored a nett 78 while James Bergin and Mike Carey returned a very good 74 nett. All four players are eligible for this competition for the next 3 years.
18 Hole Singles Stableford – 24th June 2013
1st Bill Whelan (26) 45 pts
2nd Mackenzie Davin (24) 41 pts
Junior competitions continue every Monday throughout the summer with coaching every Wednesday.