Autumn Qualifier Final :
The Successful Autumn Qualifying Series comes to a conclusion this Friday when the final takes place with a shotgun start at 11 am. Competitors from various clubs throughout the South East have been contacted and are asked to register on site before 10.30 am ahead of golf. The presentation of prizes will take place immediately after golf. The final round of qualifying which took place last thurs and fri resulted in Kilkenny member Robert Kearney (11) securing the leading qualifying position with 39 pts while Gowran park members Joe Lannon along with John Skehan taking the remaining two spots.
Winter League :
The final round of the winter league (Puc Cup) took place on Saturday last. The competition coincided with this years Members Christmas Party and Presentations evening. After a shotgun start at lunchtime members enjoyed the course and after a competitive afternoon’s golf Lady Vice Captain’s, Anne Mullin’s team proved too strong and won the league by one point from John Barcoe’s team.
As this was one of the final presentations of the year Men’s Captain, Sean Kiely along with Lady Captain, Breda Bolger spoke of their appreciation to all the members for their support throughout the year. Special note of thanks from the two captains was given to their respective committees for all their hard work and dedication. Winners of the club matchplays were presented with their prizes. These included Bob Howat winning the club singles along with Enda and Nicky Cleere taking the fourball honours. Pat O’ Hara playing off 1 handicap proved the most consistent throughout the year and took the Golfer of the Year prize. Both Captains then wished all members a happy and peaceful Christmas and happy golfing over the Christmas period.
The final act of the evening was a member’s draw for those who had qualified from the popular Wednesday evening competition throughout the summer months. This resulted in a win for Thomastown man, Tom Dack who now receives a free subscription for next year’s golf.
Members 11 hole
Sundays competition was a members 11 hole singles. Some superb golf including three birdies by Seamus McKilleen scoring 30 points taking top spot while Larry Cleere playing off 6 took the runners up spot with 26pts. Michael Doyle took third place with 25pts. Next weekend sees an 11 hole competition over Sat & Sun for members.
Ladies Golf –
The Squirrels Alliance had their Christmas Prize Competition which was held in Gowran on Monday last. A large number of ladies from the south east braved the weather conditions and enjoyed a great days golf. Well done to the Gowran girls who featured in the prizes – Maura Coe, Kathleen Whitehead and Sarah Murphy. Very well done to all.
Ladies Weekly Hamper Competition 7th December – 9Hole Stableford
1st Helen Dunne (28) 19pts
2nd Eileen Tobin (18) 18pts
Saturday 10th December – Christmas Gala Day – 9 Hole Singles
1st Deirdre Mc Cabe (16) 18pts (cb)
2nd Kate Hennessy (10) 18pts (cb)
Timesheets are now open for golf over the Christmas period. There will be a three person team event (Rumble, Scramble & Classic) run over the week after Christmas with 2 qualifiers each day being invited back for the final to take place on Saturday Jan 7th 2012. Times can be acquired from the office at 056 7726699. Full details can also be availed from the internet at gowranpark.ie