A beautiful day greeted every golfer as they made the walk to the first tee. Most just dreamed of avoiding the race course on the right but some dared to dream big. The dream quickly turned to a nightmare for some who uttered the immortal words “I’ll just hit a provisional”!
As expected the bookies they were spot on with the favourites this year. The heavily backed Ger Treacy shot a net 72 to comfortably qualify for the final nine hole playoff along with 18 other hopefuls. Ger a nearly man in many past Captains then shot a net 31.5 to claim first position with a combined 103.5 playing off a handicap of 9. A better man to hit an iron in the game I’ve not seen. He proved this a few week back with a 7 iron 220 yards to the par 3 16th for an ace.
Special mention must go out to Ciaran Whelan. Ciaran still only 15 playing off a handicap of 8 played amazing golf for the 27 holes. An ultra-talented all round sports man, Ciaran shot a combined 98. Once Ciaran moves into the senior ranks there will be many Captains Prizes going his way or maybe even Irish Opens.
The result of Liam O’Dwyers Captains Prize
Winner Ger Treacy playing off 9 with 103.5
Second Ciaran Whelan playing off 8 with 98
Gross Richie Lowry playing off 4 with 74
Third Kieran Mahon playing off 12 with 103
Fourth John Moore playing off 16 with 105
Fifth Ed Drea playing off 20 with 107
Past Captains Joe Farrell playing off 10 with 74
Visitors Richard McMahon
Front Nine Fergus Fleming
Back Nine Martin Donnelly
We had a great crowd back for the prize giving night. As always Bernie served up delicious food and the crowd partied well into the early hours. Eddie Scally and the club jointly sponsored 3 vouchers which were won by Ann Mullins, Joe Farrell and Deirdre McCabe.
Just as an aside so everyone is aware to be eligible to win either the Captains or Presidents prize you must be a full member of the golf club and have played at least 3 qualifying rounds in the current calendar year.
The Brendan McDermott Golf Academy Golf Shop 9 hole winner this week is Liam Hutchinson. Playing off the blue tees in preparation for the Captain’s Prize Liam had a shot cutting 23 points. The ladies rounded off the winner’s enclosure with Keri Bolger in second and Helen Dunne in third. The top six in the 9 hole series league is as follows;
Just a reminder to get you games played lads.
It’s the player on top of the draw to contact their opponent to arrange the match. Can everyone try get their matches played as early as possible.
There is a Golfer of the Year qualifying V-par from the white tees. Remember you can play Saturday or Sunday.
Don’t forget to take out the Golfsure Insurance. Only €20 and can be paid any time in the office to AnnMarie.
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