Last weekend saw an 18 hole singles stableford competition for the men.  Back playing off the white tee and with windy conditions on the day, Kieran Fitzgerald secured victory with a good score of 39 points.  James Bergin (18) took the runners up spot with 37 points while Fergus Bolger (9) took 3rd place one point further back.  Next weekend a members 18 hole singles will take place with the time sheet online.


Mens 18 Hole Singles – Sunday 22nd July 2012

1st         Kieran Fitzgerald (14)     39 pts

2nd        James Bergin (18)         37 pts

3rd         Fergus Bolger (9)          36 pts


Left Handers Championship


Matty Byrne Snr, seasoned campaigner came out victorious from our Left Handers Championship over the weekend.  Cruising along in his white mobile, he secured victory with a great score of 37 points.   Matty, delighted with his performance vowed to return again to retain his title next year.


1st Matty Byrne Snr        (16)       Gowran Park     37 pts


Open Singles – Thursday 19th July 2012

Paul Broderick (13) Carlow took leading place in last Thursdays’ Open Singles with 39 pts.  Paul took first prize on countback from Thomas Comerford (15) Callan who also scored 39 points.  Competition continues this Thursday with timesheet in place – tel 056 7726699.

Upcoming Open Competitions

Preparations are being finalised for our Annual Open Week, taking place from 9th of August to 19th of August 2012.  Prior to that we are looking forward to celebrating our 11th Birthday over the August Bank Holiday Weekend.  An Open Singles competition will be held right through the weekend from Friday 3rd  to Monday 6th inclusive when all visitors will be welcome to come and enjoy the course prior to Open Week with a reduced entry fee of €11 per person.  Timesheets are filling up fast – contact the Proshop at 056 7726699.


Ladies Open Day

The Ladies Open Rumble held on Wednesday 18th July was very well supported with great interest from other clubs in the area – Callan, Borris, Kilkenny and Castlecomer to name but a few. Thankfully the rain pretty much stayed away with only a couple of short showers in the afternoon and we even enjoyed a bit of sunshine!

There was lots of talk amongst the women regarding the condition of the course particularly regarding how dry the course is after all the recent rain – it was great to hear so many compliments on the course.


The results were as follows:-

1st Noelle O’Driscoll (20), Eilish Ahern (14),  Jo Staunton (16) Callan 78pts

2nd Deirdre Mc Cabe (17) Gowran, Bridie McGarry (8) Kilkenny, Kathleen Hogan (22) Kilkenny 76pts

3rd Sarah Murphy (30) Gowran, Frances Foley (23) Kilkenny, Ana Lyons (22) Kilkenny 74pts

4th Helena McCormack (21), Rita O’Neill (8), Breda Ryan (9) Callan 73pts


Ladies Challenge Team in Semi Finals

Best of luck to our Challenge Team who have reached the Semi Finals in the Private Homecare Inter Club Championships. The Team face Wicklow on Monday 30th July in Wexford Golf Club.

Juniors Competition Results 

Mon 16th July 2012 – 18 Hole Strokes

1st – Gearoid Kennedy (9) – 66 nett

2nd – Ciaran Whelan (20) – 70 nett

3rd – Sean Carey (12) – 71 nett

9 Hole Beginners Scramble

1st – Conor Murphy – 17 pts

2nd –  Cathal Nolan – 13 pts

Juniors member are allowed to enter Gowran Park Open and Club Competitions provided they have played in three qualifying Junior competitions after obtaining their CONGU handicap. Any Juniors with handicaps ABOVE 15 (Boys) and 26 (Girls)  must have an adult (over 18) with a CONGU Handicap to mark their card.  This applies to visiting Juniors. Handicap limits 20 (boys) and 30 (girls) apply in Gowran Park Open Competitions, stepdown in handicap is permitted.