This week’s competition was the Valerie Doyle Qualifier – 18 Hole Stableford, the qualifiers are divided into three categories, less than 18, 19 to 28 and 29 to 36. The best score from each category qualifies and these three ladies then go through to play representing Gowran in the Valerie Doyle final which takes place in Carlow Golf Club.

The three ladies who qualified are:

0-18 Judy Dick (18) 45pts

19-28 Eileen Walsh (21) 37pts

29-36 Eithne Donnelly (32) 35pts

Eileen is truly back to form after her absence from golf – it’s great to see her back on the course and bringing in super results.

Judy Dick has hit a phenomenal streak of great golf at the moment, getting cut from 21 to 18 last week and now this week has been cut to 16 with an amazing score of 45 points. It is fantastic to see a junior player getting to grips with golf and it will be interesting to see how low her handicap will go – single figures are definitely being predicted! Praise must be given to Judy’s Mum Hilary for all her efforts with the juniors in Gowran – her hard work is certainly paying off.