Christmas Championship at Gowran Park


Gowran Park are delighted to announce that this years’ Christmas Championship will be a singles qualifier tournament to be held from Friday 27th  through to Tuesday 31st December 2013.  The leading qualifiers from each day will go forward to the Grand Final on Saturday 4th January 2014.  The competition is open to ladies and men and the timesheet can be accessed via our website or the office on 056 7726699.  Visitor entry fee is €20.00 which includes soup and sandwich.


Members Gala Day – RESCHEDULED


The Members Gala Day which was cancelled last Saturday  due to bad weather has been rescheduled for Sunday 22nd December – there will be a draw for partners at 11.30 a.m. followed by a shotgun start at 12.00 p.m.  Prizegiving will take place after the golf along with presentation to Club Fourball and Matchplay winners.    All members are encouraged to attend.


Autumn Series Final


The final of the Autumn Series took place on Friday 13th December when all qualifiers were invited back for a shotgun start at 10.30 a.m.  A good days’ golf was had by all and Thomastown native Mick Bolger was delighted to take the leading honours with a fine score of 38 points.  Difficult pin positions on the day – which on occasions appeared to be moving –  motivated Mick to score back to back birdies on the 15th and 16th  –  propelling him to victory.  Tommy Bolger took the runners-up spot with 35 points just 1 ahead from John Skehan with 34 points.


1st           Michael Bolger (15) Gowran Park              38 points

2nd                Tommy Bolger (16)  Gowran Park             35 points

3rd           John Skehan (18)     Gowran Park              34 points


December Madness – Sunday 15th December


Christmas Dinners were guaranteed in Gowran Park on Sunday with the last of our Hamper competitions.  A large entry took to the course and with testing conditions, Thomas Nevin (10) Gowran Park took the leading spot with a fine score of 41 points winning on a countback from Richie Lowry (5) Gowran Park who also had 41 points.  Visiting Callan member Tommy Owens (13) took 3rd place.



Wednesday 11th December – 11 Hole Hamper

1st          Kathleen Whitehead(28)              21 pts

2nd        Margaret Logue (19)                       20 pts

3rd         Ger Hickey (21)                                 19pts cb


Gowran Park would like to take this opportunity to wish all our members and visitors a very Happy & Peaceful Christmas and thank you for your valued support during the year.  We look forward to a full calendar of event in 2014 – Happy Golfing…………………………………