Open Fourball, (17/10/2010)

1st – Mark Hennessy (5) Gowran Park & Denis Drennan (9) Gowran Park – 46 pts.
2nd – Larry Cleere (7) Gowran Park & John Brennan (14) Mountain View – 44 pts.
3rd – Sean Kiely (9) Gowran Park & Mark Delahunty (10) Gowran Park – 43 pts.

It was another idyllic day for golf on Sunday and Padraig Harrington wasn’t the only familiar name returning to the winners circle this weekend. The duo of Mark Hennessy and Denis Drennan got off to a blistering start in the Open Fourball, firing a remarkable 6 birdies in the opening 7 holes. Steady golf over the remainder of the round was enough to secure the win. As this author often says, “Form is temporary…”


The Open Winter League continues with qualifiers every Friday and the Final will take place on 3rd December.
Qualifier every Friday from 8th October to 26th November.
18 hole competition, teams of 3. Open to Ladies and Men.
Winners of each event will go forward to a Grand Final on 3rd December 2010
Visitors – €60 per team. Members – €15 per team.
Please Call 056 7726699 to reserve your tee time.

11 hole competition on this weekend.
There will be an Open 3 Person Scramble on the Bank Holiday Monday.
€20.00 for visitors & €5.00 for members.

The PUC Challenge is starting shortly. This fun series will be held over 3 weekends – 31st October, 28th November and Saturday 11th December which will be a Christmas Gala Day.

Teams will be picked for this event from those who put their name forward (on the notice board at the club). A text will also be sent out to members offering an additional opportunity to register your interest electronically.
Closing date for entry is Monday next, 25th October.
Despite weather difficulties last year, this was a highly enjoyable event and the balance between fun and competition was just right. The added dimension of playing golf as part of a team is a new experience for some and all members should try and partake if possible.

Results of Ladies 18 Hole S/ford, Wednesday 13th October.

1st – Nora Barron (13) 37pts.
2nd – Catherine O’Driscoll (25) 34pts.
3rd – Mary Condon (20) 34pts.

Wednesday 20th October is the final 18 Holes for the Ladies. Draws at 9.45am and 1.45pm.

Annual membership remains open at €859.00 per annum.
New members joining now will get the remainder of 2010 for FREE.

Gowran Park is delighted to announce an “Easy Payment Scheme” in conjunction with Bank of Ireland (Kilkenny) for payment of your annual subscription fee. Facility will be available to new and existing members – details available from Proshop 056 7726699