Gowran Park Notes W/E 3/3/2013

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Captains Drive In

Captains’ Melvyn Kennedy, Margaret Logue & Kevin Maher along with President Eamon Kealy and members of Gowran Park Golf Club


Men’s Results:   Last Sunday’s competition was delayed due to frost, however when the course opened at 9.30 a.m. over 70 members enjoyed a beautiful afternoon of golf. 41 was the lucky number on the day with all prizewinners having the same score.   Popular club member Noel Kenny (11) came out victorious with Sean Kiely (10) taking the runner-up spot and Luke Kelly finishing 3rd.  The cards were well scrutinised to determine the positions on the countback.


Reminder:  Members diaries are now available for collection from the Golf Office.


Spring League:   A great entry for the Spring League was recorded last week over the two days.  The competition was extremely hot and resulted in local member Joe Lannon (14) taking the first qualifying spot with 45 points on a countback from new member Alan Donoghue (18).   Visitor J. Gleeson (11) Rathdowney Golf Club took the remaining qualifying place with a good score of 42 points.  The competition continues this Thursday and Friday ahead of the final to take place on 22nd March 2013.


Ladies –

Start of Season Scramble


Lady Captain Margaret Logue organised an 11 hole start of season Scramble on Wednesday last 26th February.  This was an ideal opportunity for existing members to meet and enjoy a game of golf with several new lady members. After a shotgun start at 11.00 a.m. the presentation took place in the clubhouse at 3.30 p.m. followed by refreshments.

Ladies Results: 11 Hole Scramble – 26th February, 2013

1st     Kate Hennessy (11), Catherine O’Driscoll (24), Mary Murphy (36), Mary Purcell (35)    46 nett

2nd     Hilary Dick (18), Ger Hickey (22) and Margie Maher (36)                                          48.4nett

Golden Golfers – 11 hole Champagne Scramble – Friday 1st March

1st Kieran Mahon (12) John McNamara (17) Matty Byrne (18)       63pts  c/b
2nd Pat Staunton (16) Tony Dooley (16) Peter O Shea (20)          63pts

Course News


The Spring works programme commenced on greens this week.  The greens have been aerated and top dressed after a busy calendar of golf over the winter.  With favourable weather conditions forecast it is hoped to have “putting green” surfaces back to their best within a short period of time.


Upcoming Fixtures


Thursday 7th  & Friday 8th  March                Spring League/Open Singles


Saturday 9th March                                          RACE MEETING – No golf


Saturday 10th March                                        Open Fourball – Visitor €15.00


Tuesday 12th March                                         Seniors Open Singles (note:  change of date)