The AGM of Gowran Park Golf Club took place last Friday night. A large number of members turned up for the first official gathering of 2014. Outgoing Captains Melvyn Kennedy and Margaret Logue gave a detailed account of their term of office. In doing so they both thanked their respective committees for their support over the previous 12 months. They also extended thanks to the golf club members for their participation and involvement in Club activity and competitions during the year and wished the incoming captains the very best for the year ahead. In accepting their new roles as 2014 captains Declan Davis and Deirdre McCabe were looking forward to the year and the challenges ahead. Both captains were delighted to report that the club is in a healthy and vibrant position and vowed to keep up the excellent work of both Melvyn and Margaret. The following officers and committees were then elected – President – Jim Walsh, Men’s Captain – Declan Davis, Vice Captain – Liam O’Dwyer, Club Secretary – Niall Kiely, Treasurer – Joe Farrell, Handicap Secretary – Richie Lowry, Competition Secretary – Ger Treacy, Committee members – Jim Walsh, Larry Comerford, Dan Stallard, Martin Donnelly, Melvyn Kennedy (ex officio). Lady Captain – Deirdre McCabe, Ladies Vice Captain – Hilary Dick, Hon Sec – Kerri Bolger, Handicap Secretary – Helen Dunne, Competition Secretary – Ger Hickey, Committee – Eileen Tobin (Junior Convenor), Margaret Logue (ex Officio), Catherine O’Driscoll
Golden Golfers Back in Action
Our Club Mixed Seniors (over 50’s) Competition resumes this Friday 17th January and runs until the end of March. Members will be notified of further arrangements by text.
Spring Series – Our very popular Spring League resumed last week with a good entry despite the mixed weather conditions. Mark Kelly (7) Rathdowney Golf Club took the leading qualifiers spot with a fine score of 39 points followed by Brendan Melody (15) Cahir Golf Club with 37 points and 3rd place went to local member Tommy Bolger with 34 points. The competition continues this week and every Thursday and Friday with Singles competitions through January, February and March. Three qualifiers and equals from each week will go forward to the grand final which will be held on Friday 21st March 2014. Green Fee for visitors is €20.00 which includes soup and sandwich – telephone 056 7726699 for timesheet or book online.
9 Hole Stableford – 8th January 2014
1st Kate Hennessy (10) 18 pts cb
2nd Niamh Connolly (17) 18 pts
Well done to Ann Farrell who was a prizewinner in the Junior Alliance outing recently in Carrick-on –Suir golf club.
Golden Golfers 11 Hole Christmas Scramble – Friday 20th December 2013
1st John Barcoe (14) Denis Kelly (18) Geraldine Hickey (21) 36.7 nett
2nd Kate Hennessey (10) Nora Barron (15) Mick Bolger (15) 37nett
3rd Liam O’Dwyer (9) Jim Fisher (21) Ann Mullins (15) 38.5 nett
18 Hole Singles Stableford – 2nd January 2014
1st Ciaran Whelan (9) 36 pts
2nd P.J. Dowling (4) 34 pts
Spring Series – Open Singles Thurs 16th/Friday 17th January
Members 11 Hole Singles Sat 18th/Sunday 19th January
Thyestes Race Day – No Golf Thursday 23rd January
Open Fourball Sunday 2nd February
Seniors Open Singles Tuesday 4th February
Seniors Open Singles (Over 50’s) Tuesday 5th February