Club Competition Sat 25th Sun26th May – 18 Hole Stableford
1st Clive Cooney (6) 41pts b9, 2nd Don Downey (21) 41pts, 3rd Brian Foley (7) 40pts. CSS: Sat 37, Sun 36
Tuesday Treats Tuesday 21st May
CAT A 1st Richard Ronayne (5) 16ptsb6 CAT B 1st Noel Baldwin (22) 18pts b6
CAT C 1st John Foley (19) 17pts Long Drive: Jason Nagle
Nearest to Pin on 11th Percy Walsh Nearest to Pin on 13th Philip Coffey
Al Eile Open Gents Singles – Wednesday 22nd May
1st Shane Roche (9) 48pts 2nd Brian Nolan (12) 38pts CSS 36
Midweek Medley – Wednesday 22nd May
1st Joan Ronayne, Phil Kelly & Denis Looby 30.5/12
2nd Noel Conway, Noel Murray & Mary Spratt 31
Friday 24th May Open 9 Hole Handicap Qualifier
1st David Walsh 21 (10)- 19pts 2nd John O’Connell 10 (5)- 18pts b6
Tuesday Treats May 28th – Open 9 hole competition with category prizes, nearest to pin and long drive.
Wednesday May29th – Al Eile Open 18 hole singles
Wednesday Midweek Medley – 3 person mixed scramble. Age 55 and over. Draw for partners at 11.15a.m.
Friday May 31st – Captain’s Qualifying Round from 2pm
Saturday June 1st – Captain’s Qualifying Round
Sunday June 2nd – Captain’s Prize Final Round. Check timesheet for available tee times.
Monday June 3rd – Open 18 Hole singles.
Captain’s Prize 2019 kindly presented by Mr Tom Higgins
Be sure to get your name on the timesheet for the draw on Wednesday night. Qualifying rounds are on Friday 31st May and Saturday 1st June. The lucky qualifiers will play in the final on Sunday 2nd June. I am told that our captain has a very special presentation night planned following Sunday’s final round. You can also expect a very special captain’s menu and one or two extra surprises from Liam and his team in the Bar and Restaurant over the weekend. Presentation of prizes will take place on Sunday night followed by music and entertainment. We would like to wish captain Tom Higgins and his family an enjoyable captains weekend and we ask you to turn out in force to make it a memorable occasion.
Pierce Purcell Shield
Our Pierce Purcell team got off to a good start on Saturday when they defeated Youghal in the opening round at Waterford Castle. This set up and afternoon encounter with near neighbours Lismore. Team manager Stephen Spillane made a few changes and with the tie balanced at 2 games each we were looking good to progress to the section final on Sunday. Despite a gallant effort we lost out in the deciding match on the 19th. Our thanks to Stephen and his panel for a brilliant performance and for representing the club with distinction.
Fred Perry Trophy
Des Cleary rang the changes as we faced the home team at the Gold Coast on Monday 20th May in round 2 of the Fred Perry Trophy. Through the front 9 there was little between the teams with the home team carrying a slight advantage. As the back 9 battle progressed it was still impossible to predict a winner and it came as no surprise when the tie was delicately poised at 2 all, with the decider heading down the 19th. Our boys called on all their experience to capture a hard earned victory. We would like to thank our hosts for the customary welcome and compliment them on the condition of the course. To Des and his team we say thank you and well done as we eagerly await the next challenge.
With so many high handicappers showing exceptionally good form during the Winter League, our team manager Edward Hickey will be casting a serious eye over the relevant result sheets. Our first game is a preliminary round vs Dunmore East with the winners playing Williamstown in the first round. This round must be completed by 17/6/2019. To be eligible a player must have had a handicap of 18 or over on January 1st 2018, and must have been over 25 years of age on the same date. Eligible players are invited to put their names on the relevant sheet on notice board.
Irish Mixed Foursomes
It’s that time of the year again when we need to get our panel together. The East Munster rounds of the Irish Mixed Foursomes will take place on 15th/16th June at the Gold Coast GC. The panel consists of a male and female with combined handicap of not less than 19 and pair must play off 27 or less. Anyone interested in participating, please put your names on the sheets, on the men’s board or for the ladies in the ladies locker room.
Club Matchplay Events
Sheets are now posted for the Club Fourball and Club Singles competitions. Please put the names up and remember to put entry fee in the relevant envelopes provided at the sign-in desk.
9 Hole Handicap Qualifier
Our first event on Friday May 24th was well supported and the reaction was most favourable. Watch out for further 9 hole competitions in the coming weeks.
Charity Golf Classic June 13th and 14th
This Classic is in aid of The Alzheimer Society of Ireland. Entry for a team of 4 costs €100. Ring 058-43216 to book your tee time. For full details of the event please contact Brendan Reilly 087 8345523 or Tom Halpin 087 2583210.