Gowran Park Golf Notes – Wednesday 9th October 2013

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Members Monthly Medal

A record entry of over 80 members played in the final monthly medal of the season.  11 handicapper John Hoyne took the leading spot with a score of 65 with Pat Kirwan (9) secured 2nd place with a nett 66.  Pat Nolan returned a nett 67 to take 3rd place.

Fixtures for next weekend will include an Open Fourball on Sunday 13th October with a timesheet in place – book online or ring the office on 056 7726699.

Injured Jockeys Classic – Thursday 26th September

A very successful Classic was run by Gowran Park on 26th September last – over 35 teams went out over 2 shotgun starts in support of this very worthy cause.  Courtown members, Michael and John Shiel along with Danny Whitty returned the best score on the day with 98 points with Sean Keane, Jerry McIntyre and Ger Lynch taking runners up spot with 96 points.  Brigid Mullins, Michael Morrissey and David Bambrick took 3rd place with 95 points – just edging Paraic O’Rourke, Tom Mullins and Andy Hughes into 4th place with 94 points.

The singles competition on the day for jockeys resulted in Fergal Lynch (18) taking the honours with 47 points while Alan Donoghue and Ken Whelan took 2nd and 3rd place respectively with 43 points with the countback on the back 9 dividing.  In excess of €3,000 was raised for the fund on the day.

2nd October 2013 – 18 Hole Stableford

1st – Hilary Dick (18) 40pts

Lady Captain Margaret’s Day Out

The ladies enjoyed a great day out at Waterford Castle on Friday 4th Oct. The format 3 person 18 hole scramble with 2 scores to count on par 3. The winning team accompanied by Lady Captain Margaret were Hilary Dick, Mary Purcell and Fionnuala Hennebry with 84.6. In 2nd place with 84.8  Ann Mullins, Brigid Mullins and Eithne Byrne followed by Kate Hennessy, Ina Sweeney and Ann Marie McSorley in 3rd place with 87.1.

Ladies Singles Matchplay

After a very close final match, Judy Dick secured the win on the 19th hole against her younger sister Rachel.  Well done Judy – a great achievement.

The Glenns Trophy

Following a qualifying round pairings Eileen Tobin & Ann Farrell, Helen Dunne & Gay Latchford headed off to Birr Golf Club last Wed 2nd October. There were no winning scores for Gowran but an enjoyable day was had by all.