Gowran Park Golf Notes – Wednesday 16th October 2013

Post 483 of 802


Open Fourball – Sunday 13th October 2013

Last Sunday saw a very successful fourball take place with a large entry of visitors from all the neighbouring clubs. The competitors felt the warmth heading for the first tee with a fine display of winter themed prizes –  Rathdowney members Alan Phelan (2) and John Gleeson (10) took first prize of a load of timber each with a great score of 48 points with ¾ handicap rule in play. Their score included a front 9 of 25 points which included 6 birdies and a further 3 birdies on the back 9.  Gowran Park members Paddy McGuinness (10) and Alex Dunne (14) took the runner-up spot with a fine score of 47 points and Kevin Maher (18), Gowran Park and Pat Comerford (10) Castlecomer  took 3rd spot 2 shots further back with 45 points.  Fourth place went to Ray Casey and Declan Devoy, Abbeyleix Golf Club who also scored 45 points losing out on a countback.  The last remaining Open Fourball of the season will take place on Sunday 10th November and with shorter days early booking is advisable.

Autumn League 2013

The first round of our popular Open Autumn League competition took place over Thursday and Friday last – leading qualifier over the 2 days was local member John Hoyne who continued his good form of late and scored 38 points.  Declan Davis and Alex Dunne also secured a spot in the final.

The competition continues this Thursday and Friday and will run until early December ahead of the final to take place on Friday 13th December. Three qualifiers from each week will go forward to the final with a leading qualifier prize also available each week. Tel 056 7726699 for timesheet.

Seniors Open Singles

The penultimate Seniors Open Singles took place on Tuesday 8th October.  Kilkenny member John Geoghegan (18) took the honours with 41 points while New Ross member Frank Moriarty (20) took the runner-up spot with 35 points.


Gowran Park are hosting a Club Promotion Week commencing on Wednesday 23rd through to Monday 28th October 2013 incorporating membership offers, society golf and all other golf activity.  The initiative will coincide with a Four Person Team Event which will take place each day with a fabulous first prize of an outing and meal for a society of up to 25 people, 2nd prize will be a free golf outing for group of 15 and 3rd prize for a group of 10.  In addition all participants will enter a draw for one FREE MEMBERSHIP of Gowran Park Golf Club for 2014.

The entry fee for these competitions will be €60.00 per team Wednesday/Thursday/Friday and €80.00 per team on Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holiday Monday.  This is an opportunity for prospective members and customers to come and experience one of the best courses in the South East and enjoy our superb facilities. There is a timesheet in operation and you can book online or telephone the golf office on 056 7726699.

Members Winter League

The Members Winter League will commence next weekend – the competition will be an 11 hole Singles Stableford.  The league will run from next Sunday 20th October and will culminate with a Christmas Party and prize-giving ceremony on Sunday 14th December.

Ladies 18 Hole Medal Competition –  9th October 2013

1st –  A.Mullins  (15)       72 countback

2nd –  K. Hennessy(10) 72


Lady Golfer of the Year

Congratulations to Ann Mullins on winning the “2013 Lady Golfer of the Year”, a very close finish with Ann winning by 1 point to Margaret Bower.


Golden Golfers

11 Hole Singles Stableford – 5th October 2013

1st  Tony Dooley (13)    21 pts on c/b

2nd Peter O’Shea (19)    21 pts

3rd Ann Mullins (15)       20 pts on back 3



Open Autumn Series Singles                  Thursday 17th & Friday 18th October         €20.00 Visitor (includes soup & sandwich)

4 Person Team Event                            Wednes 23rd – Monday 28th October       €15 Midweek €20 Weekend €10 Members

Seniors Open Singles                            Tuesday 2nd November                           €15 Visitors  €5 Members