Gowran Park Golf Notes – Wednesday 12th June 2013

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Members Singles Competition

 

Last weekend saw an 18 hole singles competition for members and with the arrival of summer a large entry participated over the 2 days.  Brendan Nolan (19) took the leading spot with a great score of 42 pts.  Tom Dack (21) took the runner-up spot with 39 pts on a  countback from Thomas Nevin (11).

 

Inter Club Scene

 

Gowran Park’s first participation in the Moore Cup for 19+ handicappers came to an end on Saturday against a strong Waterford  team losing 5-2.  Gowran Park had the home draw with 4 players at home and 3 away.  At home Gowran Park was represented by Paddy Mahon, Frank Nolan, Melvyn Kennedy and Fergal Doyle, with the last 2 securing victorie for Gowran, and playing away were Tony Hoyne, Jim Fisher and Peter O’Shea. A special thanks to all members of the panel who practised over the last few weeks and to team manager Liam O’Dwyer.

 

Best of luck to the Jimmy Bruen team who are playing in the regional qualifiers in Bunclody on Saturday 15th June –  teeing off at 10.50 a.m. opposite Rosslare.

 

Open Singles – Thursday 6th June

 

Last Thursdays’ warm sunny conditions drew a good turnout for our weekly Open Singles with a golfers travelling from New Ross, Enniscorthy, Forest Little, Abbeyleix and Wexford. The winner was Alan Donoghue (18) Gowran Park who took 1st place with a fine score of 43 points  while Willie Grace (5) Mountain View took 2nd place.  The competition continues next week – timesheet in place.

 

Open 3 Person Team Event

 

Next Sunday sees an 18 hole 3 Person Classic take place in Gowran Park.  There is a  timesheet in place which is already busy – competitors can book a tee time by contacting  the office on 056 7726699 or online www.gowranpark.ie.

 

OPEN FIXTURES

 

Thursday 13th June         Open Singles                                      Visitor €20           Member €5

Sunday 16th June            Open 3 Person Team Classic        Visitor €20           Member €5

 

LADIES

 

18 Hole Stableford – 4th June 2013

 

1st          Margaret Bower (36)       42 pts

2nd        Judy Dick (15)                     41 pts

 

Best of luck to all our teams this week – The Boyne Trophy will face Templemore on Thursday 13th, the Junior Foursomes will play Athy in Kilkenny on Saturday 15th and the Mixed foursomes are playing Waterford on Sunday 16th.

 

Draw for 2013 Ladies Match play has taken place – first round to be played by 14th July.

JUNIORS

Gowran Park under 15’s put up a great show in going down to Kilkenny in the Leinster Inter Club league first round held in Kilkenny on saturday last.  Kilkenny fielded a very strong team and had to concede shots in the top matches but were pushed all the way by a very young Gowran side. Mackenzie Davin playing his first match for the club played very well before losing out to his very experienced opponent. Thomas Dowling went down on the 16th after a great battle, while James Bergin made a great comeback before bowing out on the 17th hole.  Mike Carey played great golf to finish all square on the 18th while the star performer was Ciaran Whelan who showed great maturity in winning his match 2 and 1.  Gowran must now defeat Carlow in the next round if they are to progress in this league. This match is fixed for Gowran Park on Thursday 13th June at 4.45pm.

 

Summer season will commence with 18 holes on Monday’s for juniors with handicaps – draw at 10.00am.  Details of 9 holes for beginners and coaching sessions to follow.

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