Club News – 19th November 2012

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Club Fourball Final
The final of the men’s Club Fourball took place on Sunday last 18th November. Ger Treacy (7) along side Martin Donnelly took on the father and son pairing of Paudie and Brian Lannon. After a delayed start due to frost the final got underway shortly after 11 am. With all golfers playing good golf, the match proved to be very tight over the opening holes. At halfway the Lannon pairing was one hole ahead and despite a valiant effort from Ger and Martin over the back 9, the match was decided on the 17th hole when they failed to hold their opponents back. Paudie and Brian were delighted with their victory and to be crowned Club Fourball Champions 2012.

Autumn Series
The Autumn Qualifying series continued on Thursday and Friday last with another good entry. Seamus Brennan (Gowran Park) already qualified from the previous week continued his good form in taking the leading score on the day with a return of 39 points. Larry O’Neill (Mountain View) took the next spot with 38 points while Aidan Lee (Mountain View) 37 points along with P. Bollard (Kilkenny) and Joe Forristal (Mountain View) took the remaining qualifying spots for the final to be held prior to Christmas. The competition continues this Thursday and Friday with a timesheet in place.

Members 11 Hole Competition
Heavy frost on Sunday morning resulted in a shotgun start for golfers in the 11 hole weekend competition. David Vaughan (8) proved too strong for the field with a wonderful score of 27 points over the 11 holes. David McEvoy also played good golf to take the runner-up spot with a return of 25 points. The 11 hole competition, part of the Winter League, continues next Sunday 25th Nov and we expect a busy timesheet due to racing taking place on Saturday.

Congratulations to Eileen Tobin (handicap range 10 – 22) and Eithne Donnelly (handicap range 23 – 36) on winning the Ladies Matchplay.
Weekly competition draws take place every Wednesday during the winter at 9.45am and 1.15pm. Ladies weekly competition has been changed to Tuesday 27th November (course not available on Wednesday 28th). Winter League continues every week, best 2 scores to count from each team.

Ladies 11 Hole Stableford – 7th November 2012
1st Helen Dunne (26) 26pts
2nd Hilary Dick (18) 24pts
No winner of the 2’s competition this week.

Squirrels Alliance – 11 Hole Singles Stableford, Monday 5th November 2012 – Visiting lady golfers came to enjoy Gowran Park for the Squirrels Alliance recently. All the prizewinners came from visiting clubs with the results as follows – 1st Imelda Masterson (Rathsallagh) 23pts, 2nd Mary McDonald (Mt. Wolseley) 23pts, 3rd Mary Mahon (Rathsallagh) 23pts, 4th Mary Clare Cogan (Killerig) 21pts and 5th Anne Marie Burns (Heritage) 21pts. All competitors were complimentary of the course and facilities at Gowran and congratulated Gowran Park delegate Joan Murphy and her team for an excellent outing.

Golden Golfers 11 Hole Scramble – Friday 16th November 2012
Golden Golfers came out in force on Friday last for an enjoyable 3 person scramble. First place on the day went to Peter O’Shea (20) Pat Roche (16) and Gay Latchford (27) with a score of 46.7 nett. Second place went to Dave Littler (18) Sean Kiely (10) and Genevieve Byrne (21) with a score of 48.1nett. Competition continues this Friday with an 11 Hole Singles Stableford. The Birdie hole money is increasing all the time and will prove a nice little nest egg for some lucky golfer this week – be in to win!

Wed 28th November 2012
Owing to a major event taking place in Gowran Park on Wednesday next 28th November the Golf Course and club house will be closed on the day.