Members Monthly Medal – Saturday 21st/Sunday 22nd April
This weekend saw a members 18 hole stroke competition take place. A large entry over the weekend resulted in a great win for Dan Stallard (6) shooting a 68 nett, pipping Niall Treacy (12) into the runner-up spot on a countback. Brian Blanchfield (14) took 3rd place shooting a nett score of 70 also on a countback. Golfer of the Year points were available for this weekends competition and with 2 rounds already played scores are close at the top of the table.
Club Singles and Matchplay
The draw for these competitions was made recently and full listings are now posted on the club notice board. Phone numbers are available for all participants and with this in mind it is hoped to have all first round matches run off before the 20th May for the Singles and 27th May for the Fourball.
The Towns Cup are busy preparing for their upcoming encounter with neighbouring club, Mountain View. The match is scheduled to take place on Saturday next 28th April and with 4 matches at home out of 9 Gowran have a tough test ahead of them.
Thursday Weekly Open Singles
There was a large entry in our popular Weekly Open Singles on Thursday last 19th April. This popular event attracted entries from Enniscorthy, New Ross, Kilkenny, Callan, Carlow and Rosslare which made for a very competitive competition. Kilkenny member Robert Delaney (14) proved too strong for the field scoring 39 pts while Derek Flynn (10) from Mountain View took the runner-up spot 1 shot further back. The competition continues this Thursday and every Thursday for the summer months with a timesheet available at ( 056 7726699. Participants are reminded that there are weekly prizes.
Members Information Night
Captain Joe Farrell and Lady Captain Anne Mullins welcomed a large number of new and recent members to a Rules & Information night on Tuesday last. The evening proved to be a huge success with special thanks to Matty Byrne Jnr for co-ordinating this very informative evening concerning all aspects of the basic rules of golf. Thanks also to our resident caterer Bernie of Bia Blasta for providing tea and sandwiches, which were very welcome after the visit to the golf course! It is hoped to have another of these evenings at a later date to facilitate those who could not make it on the night.
18 Hole Stableford – Wednesday 18th April 2012
1st Gay Latchford (29) 34 pts
Congratulations to our Junior Cup team, managed by Kerri Bolger, on their win 3/2 against Portarlington in Athy last Monday.
Girls ‘n’ Golf Programme – Gowran Park and Junior Golf Ireland are running a 10 week introduction to golf programme for girls starting in May. 20 places only available for girls aged 10 – 14 who are non-members €20.00 for 10 sessions. Last day for applications is Friday 27th April 2012 – contact Hilary 087 6877244 for application form.
Junior Matchplay 2012 – qualifying round Saturday 4th May at 4.00 p.m. – open to all junior members with a Congu Handicap. If interested please add your name to list on Junior notice board.
Thursday 26th April Open Singles Stableford
Saturday 28th/Sunday 29th April Members 18 Hole Singles
Sunday 6th May RACING
Saturday 5th May & Monday 7th May Bank Holiday – Open Singles Stableford