Club News – 15 March 2010

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Race Night:

This weekend the Golf Club is holding a Race Night fundraiser in Gowran Park on Saturday 20th March at 8pm. This promises to be a fun, sociable night out with a Tote, Auction Race, and Spot Prizes. All members and guests are invited to attend and your support on the night would be most appreciated. All race cards and sponsors to be returned by Thursday 18th March, not later than 6pm.


There was an all too familiar delay early on Sunday morning but when the frost cleared, play got underway in the Open Fourball. The frosty morning tends to develop into a beautiful afternoon and Sunday was no exception. Gowran Park Members occupied the first three placings:

1st Dan Stallard (7) Gowran Park & Declan Davis (13) Gowran Park with 46 pts.
2nd John Greene (13) Gowran Park & Pat Staunton (17) Gowran Park with 43 pts.
3rd Richard Barron (9) Gowran Park & Dylan Vaughan (17) Gowran Park with 43 pts.

Seniors Open Singles, Tuesday 9th March:

1st John Gleeson (20) Mountain View, 36 pts.
2nd Pierce Freaney (12) The Curragh, 32 pts.

3 Person Team Event (qualifier), Friday 12th March:

Nicky Cleere (9) Gowran Park
Larry Cleere (8) Gowran Park
Ian Morrissey (14) Gowran Park
Qualified with 90 pts.

The final qualifier is on Friday 19th March –3 person Scramble. Visitors €20pp, Members €10pp


Members Over 55’s competition. Every Momday morning at 9.30. Draw will be made for competition that morning. Contact Vice Captain Sean Kiely or President Mattie Byrne Snr. for more information.

Next Sunday there will be a Scotch Foursomes competition. In this format, both members of a team drive on every hole and then you choose the best ball and take alternate shots to complete the hole.


Before the seasons gets underway in earnest, make sure your handicap is in order. A lot of new members have joined and in order to transfer your handicap, you must submit your current handicap cert from your previous club. Mark it for the attention of the Handicap Secretary. Once this is received it it’s a simple task to get you up and running and ready to play competitive golf.
If you have joined and are a first-time member of a golf club, you will need to complete 3 full rounds with an existing member (that already has an official handicap). Submit these 3 cards together for the attention of the Handicap Secretary.

Club Matchplay:

The deadline for entry to the Club Singles is fast approaching! If you want to play in the Club Singles Matchplay this year, you must enter by March 31st. More details on the notice board at the club as well as on the members blog online.

Members Blog:

The members blog is now live on the Gowran Park website. It’s a great source of knowledge and information for the club where members can keep in touch with the latest news and events as well as commenting on the articles or leaving feedback for their committee. The nature of the blog is that it will change and be updated frequently so be sure to check it regularly. You can find it at

Ladies Results:

Weds 10th March Competition results in First Place Kathleen Whitehead (32) with 43 points and Second Place Ann Farrell (20) with 38 points.

Fun 9 Hole scramble on Thursday 18th March at 3.30pm (no 18 Hole competition this week) followed by a Rules briefing with a GUI official.

Hope all the Ladies will support upcoming Fundraiser for the club – Race Night in the club house on Saturday 20th March at 8pm.