Gowran Park Golf Notes – Wednesday 19th June

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Captain’s Day On The Way


Melvyn Kennedy and Margaret Logue are busy preparing for their Captain’s Day which is due to take place on Saturday 29th June.  The timesheet for the day is posted on the clubhouse noticeboard and members are asked to place their name on the sheet by no later than Wednesday 26th June.  A draw for partners will take place on Wednesday evening and times will be allocated within half an hour of your original time.


The Jimmy Bruen team headed to Bunclody on Saturday last for their qualifying round.  Despite a good performance they failed to qualify for the knockout stage on Sunday morning.


The midweek 9 hole competition continues this Wednesday and is proving very popular – last Wednesday evening saw an entry of over 50 competitors with Aidan Roche (6) taking first place with 21 pts.   Prizegiving for recent competitions will take place after the golf on Wednesday 26th June.


The Open 3 Person Team Event on Sunday last 16th June, proved very successful with a full time sheet in place throughout the day.  Visiting golfers from Wexford, Derek Casey (19), Louis Flanagan (13) and Lar Gainfort (14) took the honours with a great score of 91 points.  Thomastown members  Paudie, Joe and John Lannon took the runners-up spot with a score of 88 points while Alex Dunne (15), Jerry Dunne (15) and Joe Byrne (17) took 3rd spot with 86 points.

There will be an Open Fourball on Sunday 30th June – the timesheet is now open at 056 7726699 or online and early booking is advisable.  Another date for your diary is the Intermediate Scratch Cup scheduled for Sunday 14th July.


Open Singles – Thursday 14th June


Shane O’Neill (17) from Kilkenny GC took top spot in last Thursday’s Open Singles competition with a great score of 45 points.  John McNena (20) Mountain View took the runner-up spot with a score of 40 points.  Competition continues this Thursday 20th June.


Valerie Doyle Qualifier – 12th June 2013 – 18 Holes Stableford


1st           Judy Dick            (14)        42 pts

2nd        Ann Farrell         (19)        40pts


ILGU Charity Event


Congratulations to Eileen Tobin, Rachel Dick and Margaret Bower who won first place in the ILGU Charity 3 ball Team event that was held in Gowran Park on Tuesday 11th June in aid of the Dyslexia Association of Ireland.



1st          Eileen Tobin                                          Gowran Park GC      87 Pts
                Rachel Dick
                Margaret Bower


2nd        Anne Banville                                       Enniscorthy GC        83 Pts
                Mary O’Shea
                Helen Cosgrave


3rd         Phil Doyle                                             Kilkenny GC            82 Pts
                Mary Browne
                Mary Prendergast


The Mixed Foursomes Team bowed out at the 4th round stage on Sunday against a very strong Waterford team. Having won 1 match away, they were in with a great chance, but lost on the 17th at home with the other match being called in on the 18th.  Well done to the whole panel who all contributed at some stage.

Team managers: Declan Davis / Ann Mullins and thanks to Gerry Doyle who helped out on the day.



Club Mixed Foursomes


The draw for the club mixed foursomes will take place in early July. If you still intend to enter, please contact Ann Mullins or Joe Farrell.

Ladies Interclub 

Miele Team progress to Quarter Finals


Congratulations to the Miele Team who in the the second round against Clonmel  enjoyed great wins on both away teams in Clonmel,  with Kate Hennessy and Joan Murphy winning on the 14th and Judy Dick and Deirdre Mc Cabe winning on the 16th. At home the teams were battling hard but with the two away wins the holes up were sufficient to win the match and both home matches  were called in. Home team were Sinead Kearney & Nora Barron who were 1 down on the 18th and Ann Mullins & Maura Coe all square on the 16th. Well done to all the ladies and much appreciation to Eileen Walsh (Selector) and Helen Dunne Liaison Officer in Gowran for their time and commitment.

Boyne Trophy


Hard luck to the ladies on the Boyne Trophy Team for Gowran Park who were unfortunately beaten by Templemore on Thursday 13th. Home players were Kate Hennessy & Helen Dunne, Ann Mullins & Maura Coe, Linda Donoghue & Ger Hickey.  Away players were Nora Barron & Kathleen Whitehead, Catherine O’Driscoll & Joan Murphy.


Junior Foursomes


Unfortunately the Junior Cup team lost against Athy last Saturday in Kilkenny. Well done to team, manager Kate Hennessy & selector Gen Byrne on progressing so far. The team were Nora Barron & Karen Haughney, Deirdre McCabe & Helen Dunne and Ann Mullins and Catherine O’Driscoll.



Junior Golf


Gowran Park juniors created a big surprise when they defeated a strong Carlow side in the Leinster Under 15 Inter Club League held in Gowran Park on Thursday last.  After a terrific match Gowran came out victors by 3 games to 2.  In the first match Mackenzie Davin, conceding 3 strokes, won his match by 3 and 1, and this was followed quickly by a second victory when Thomas Dowling won the first three holes of his match and retained control to eventually win by 5 and 4.  Carlow won the next match when Mike Carey had to give best to a very strong opponent.  In the match of the day James Bergin was 4 down after 9 holes, but played top class golf on the back 9 to overtake the Carlow opponent and win 1 up.  In the final match Ciaran Whelan was unluckly to lose out on the 17th hole. After three matches all teams in the group were level on points, but Kilkenny go forward to the next stage after a count back on the amount of games won.


18 hole Stableford – Mon 10th June


1st  Mackenzie Davin (24) 35 pts


Junior Programme – June 2013


18 holes every Monday morning – draw 10am for Juniors with handicap

Coaching every Wednesday – if interested please contact Dominic Bolger


KIDS OPEN EVENING – Friday June 21st @ 5.30pm

Bring your kids (8 – 13 years)  and let them enjoy a free lesson with some fun and games with our instructors. For more info call Pro Shop 056 7726699 or PJ 087 2509597


Thursday 20th June         Open Singles Stableford

Sunday 23rd June           RACE MEETING – No Golf

Saturday 29th June         Captains Prize 2013

Sunday 30th June           OPEN FOURBALL

Sunday 14th July            Intermediate Scratch Cup

Sunday 21st July            Open 3 Person Classic

Wednesday 17th July      Ladies Open 3 Person Team Event