Gents Notes w/e 21st Oct 2018


Club Competition Sat 13th/Sun 14th October – 18 Hole Stableford

1st Shane Roche 99) 38pts, 2nd Colin Houlihan (9) 37pts

 3rd Ollie Broderick (19) 36 pts b9. CSS: Sat 36, Sun 36


Monday 15th Oct – Friday 19th Oct – Open Gents 9 Hole

CAT 1. Tom Butler (17) 21pts, 2nd Richard Ronayne (6) 19pts

Cat 2 1st Michael Lawlor (18) 22ptsb3, 2nd Sean Wade (20) 22pts

Visitor: Paddy Barry (20) 21pts


Society Results

The Three Shippes Golf Society

1st. Michael Staunton (20) 32pts, 2nd.Dudley Higgins (17) 31pts, 3rd. Pat Keating (10) 31pts

Glanworth Golf Society

1st. Denis Doherty 40pts, 2nd. John Howard 40pts.

Thomas Brennan Memorial Sheild Winner: Padraig Hannon (10) 40pts.

Carey’s Bar Golf Society – 19th October

Overall Winner: Donal Foley (16) 41pts

Cat 1 1st Simon Kane (10) 39pts, 2nd Toddy O’Brien (13) 38pts

Cat 2  1st Mick Hannigan (18) 37pts, 2nd Martin Hanlon (15) 35pts

Cat 3  1st John O Brien (23) 38pts, 2nd Pat O Shea (19) 36pts



Monday 22nd  Oct – Friday 26th October  – Open 9 Hole Competition (back 9)

Saturday 27th /Sunday 28th October  – Club Competition 18 Hole Stableford



Seamus Power returns to action this week at the Sanderson Farms Championshp in Jackson Mississippi.  The prize fund here is $4,300,000.  On the following weekend he travels to Las Vegas to compete in the Shriners Hospital for Children Open at TPC Summerlin and the purse here is $6,800,000.  We send our best wishes to Seamus as he sets out in the new season.


Club Fourball sponsored by Quinlan Butchers

Well done to Colin Houlihan and Brian Foley on their hard earned victory over Austin Spratt and Willie Lyons in the final on Saturday last.  This one will go down as the battle of the birdies and went all the way to the 18th.  Austin and Willie were one down when Austin sank a 14 footer for birdie which looked like sending the match down the 19th, but Brian had other ideas and cooly rolled in a 10 footer to half the hole for a 1 up victory.  A finish worthy of any final.  Well done to both teams.


South East Junior Alliance

Tommy Butler made it two wins in a row when he claimed first prize in Kilkenny with another fantastic score of 42 points.  Stephen Spillane came second with 39 points.  The next outing is at Callan GC on Sunday 28th October  Members wishing to play in the South East Junior alliance should contact Phil Kinsella.



Weekly 9 Hole Open Competition

Our weekly 9 hole competition continues to draw a steady entry from Monday to Friday each week. Members and visitors are welcome and the shortened course has made the competition more enjoyable.  Here is an opportunity to sharpen up your game for the upcoming Winter League and it only takes under 2 hours to play the 9 holes.


Winter League 2019

Thank you to all who have signed up for our upcoming Winter league.  The response to date has been most encouraging and we could do with a few more entries before we start the formation of teams.  If you haven’t already done so, please contact Pat on 0876611276 or Jimmy on 0857321907 immediately.  Alternatively you can ring the office on 058 43216 where Gillian will be glad to record your entry.  If any member has a bit of spare time we would welcome some help especially with sorting cards on Saturdays and Sundays during the league.


Bunkers and Pitch Marks

It has taken a lot of time and money but the renovation work on the bunkers is now complete.  Visitors continue to compliment us on the magnificent work and the excellent condition of our bunkers.  We ask members and visitors to rake bunkers properly (don’t forget the footprints), and even if you’re not in it and it needs attention please feel free to rake it.  Like our bunkers, our greens are maintained in excellent condition.  Unfortunately some members are not repairing pitch marks.  We earnestly request you to repair your pitch marks and if you see another pitch mark repair it too.  We are fortunate to have a course staff and volunteers who put a lot of time and effort into maintaining the course to the highest standards.  Please do your bit to show your appreciation of their efforts.


End of Year Scramble and Presentation of Prizes

Sunday 11th November is the date for our end of year scramble.  This will be a 3 person event commencing at 1.30 pm.  Following the scramble we will have the presentation of prizes for all Club matchplay competitions and prizes for the Al Eile Final.  


Past Captains and Presidents Dinner

This annual event is scheduled for Friday 16th November.  A 13 hole singles stableford competition will be held at 1.30, and this will be followed by dinner in the clubhouse.  Committee members are also welcome to attend, and complimentary tickets will be issued to all team managers within the next two weeks.