Club News – 26 April 2010

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Inter-Club Golf:
The Provincial Towns Cup team were out against Borris on Saturday last and unfortunately came out on the wrong side of a close-fought match. There was little to separate the two clubs with several of the pairings going to extra holes – the deciding game at Borris went up the 19th hole where the home player prevailed. Hard luck to the team and thank you to all concerned for the effort.

Following on from their great win over Birr, the South Leinster Trophy team will face Blainroe Golf Club in the next round.

The Irish Mixed Foursomes Team will face Bunclody Golf Club in their eagerly awaited 2nd round fixture.

The FBD Barton Cup Team will face New Ross on May 8th in the second round of that competition.

Midweek 9-Hole:
The 9 hole competition continues throughout the summer. It’s a great social evening and a chance to get some practice in before the more serious competition on the weekend!

Just show up on the Wednesday evening (around 5pm) and you’ll always get someone to join up with.

This weekend there will be an 18 hole singles competition on Saturday.
Sunday is a race day.

The club is holding a Fundraiser Event on the Bank Holiday Monday – Please support. Sponsored by Farrell Foods, tee times are available all day for this Two Person Team Event, €10 for members and €20 for visitors. Call 056 772 6699 to book your time.

Junior Golf:
The Gowran Park under 15 boys put in a superb effort in defeating the more fancied Kilkenny team in the first group match in the Leinster Inter Club Matchplay Championships played in Kilkenny Golf Club on Sunday last.

This was their first time to enter this championship and great wins by J P Treacy (5&4), Matt Kenny (3&2) and Phillip Dreeling (1 up) ensured that the Gowran boys can look forward to their visit to Carlow Golf Club next Sunday with some optimism.
Team members Paul Delahanty and Niall Treacy also put in great performances but just failed to beat very strong Kilkenny opponents, while reserves Sean Roche won 3&2 and Cormac O’Driscoll narrowly lost out.
After the Carlow match, Gowran Park have two home matches against Callan and Mountain View.

Coaching for junior golfers continue every Saturday morning at 10.30am.

Results of Ladies 18 Hole Stroke Monthly Medal (Committee Prize Ann Mullins)
1st  Helen Dunne (27) 71 nett. 2nd Margaret Logue (24) 72 nett.

Fixtures – Wednesday 28th April 18 Hole Stableford. Draws 9.45  1.45 and 3.15.

Ladies Prize giving takes place after 9 hole competition on Wednesday.

Club Matchplay Competitions:
The first round of the Club Singles Matchplay is to be played by May 19th – some people had to play a preliminary round to get to this stage and it will be interesting to see the outcomes of some of these pairings. Of course, you can track the progress of this competition through the Club Blog where the draw and results are published and kept up to date – go to the members area in the golf section of the website.

Members can now also enter for the Club Fourball Matchplay – full details on the notice board in the club.

Online Booking:
The Online Booking facility is now active for members.

Select the ‘Members Area’ under the ‘Golf’ section of the website and follow the instructions to register using your 8 digit GUI number which can be found on the back of your swipe card.