The Summer League continued on Sunday last and this round was won by Jack Cullen who scored 36 points for victory. Jack was a shot clear of his nearest rivals, David Barron and Ned Kirwan, who returned 35 points each. Jack played steady golf with nines of 19 and 17 points respectively. The runner-up must rue his first nine holes when he scored only 14 points and came with a great charge on his last nine holes to score a further 21 points. The ladies section was won by Lynda Hickey with 33 points.
Last Saturday there was an 18 holes singles Member/Guest competition and this was won by Bryan Phelan with 36 points. Bryan won on a countback from Mick Finn and Jeff Howes. Bryan scored nines of 17 and 19 points respectively against his rivals back nines of 18 and 17 points each. The ladies section went to Teresa Spain with 33 points.
Last Wednesday the July Men’s Invitation Day took place with the format being a 3 Person Waltz Rumble with one score to count at the 1st, two scores at the 2nd and three scores at the 3rd and this format was continued for the remainder of the round. The day turned out to one of our nicest days on the weather front for a while and the Kilkenny based winning team returned a score of 77 points and this eased them past the Tipperary team, led by John Browne, who returned 75 points. Third place was secured with 73 points for Paul Mullen’s team. The winners had nines of 36 and 41 points and maybe the result may prove to be a sign of things to come in another code come the first Sunday in September.
With only four more competitions to count in the Golfer of the Year Trophy, the top of the leader board in the men’s section reads that two players, James “Cha” Fitzpatrick and Thomas Hession, share first place with 23 points followed by Martin O’Halloran and Paul Madigan on 20 points. The ladies section is led by Ruth Mulholland on 52 points with Bernie Madigan on 43 points in second place followed by Geraldine Higgins and Helen Walsh in third and fourth place on 33 and 30 points respectively.
Chapterhouse Theatre Company present Pride and Prejudice in the marquee this Thursday night and on the golf scene the Lady Helen Social League continues this Friday evening. On Sunday next there is a Member/Guest Scotch Mixed Foursomes over 18 holes.
|Results – Men’s Invitation Day, 3 Person Waltz Rumble – Wednesday 15th July|
|Winners||Sean O’Neill (15)|
|Fr. P. Duggan (18) (Kilkenny)||77 points|
|Liam Duggan (13) (Callan)|
|Second||John Browne (18)|
|Fr. Ailbe O’Bric (22) (Dundrum)||75 points|
|Fr. Pat O’Gorman (19) (Dundrum)|
|Third||Paul Mullen (15)|
|Michael Keating (12) (Killeen Castle)||73 points|
|John Leahy (13) (Hollystown)|
|Results – Member/Guest 18 Holes Singles, Saturday 18th July|
|Winner||Bryan Phelan (19)||36 points|
|Second||Michael Finn (12)||36 points|
|Third||Jeff Howes (7)||36 points|
|Ladies||Teresa Spain (18)||33 points|
|Results – Summer League 18 Holes Singles, Sunday 19th July|
|Winner||Jack Cullen (9)||36 points|
|Second||David Barron (17)||35 points|
|Third||Ned Kirwan (9)||35 points|
|Ladies||Lynda Hickey (20)||33 points|