Mount Juliet Golf Notes

Golf news and competition results from Mount Juliet Golf Club, Co. Kilkenny


Golfer of the Year Points (update)

Posted by Sean Cotter

This is an update for the Golfer of the Year points as of Wednesday 16th July.

GOY Points Men

Hugh O’Connor       31

Graham Robinson   25

Dermot Fennelly      19

Paul Madigan          19

Ryan O’Dwyer         18

Ted Hoyne              18

Alan Hearne            17

Jim Cusack             16

Michael Collins        16

PJ Aylward             15


GOY Points Ladies

Bernie Madigan       54

Geraldine Higgins    45

Ruth Mulholland      33

Helen Walsh            32

Alison Hoyne          30

Liz Beatty                28

Lynda Hickey          25

Fiona Corbett          23

Nora Deane             17

Theresa Spain         15






Mount Juliet Golf Notes Monday 14th July 2014

Posted by Sean Cotter

Two competitions in the past week with Golfer of the Year points available for the July Monthly Medal.  Some excellent scoring was returned in the medal competition last Sunday with the best score of the day achieved by Amelia Drumm who “knocked” it around in a great 43 points which duly won the ladies section comfortably.  Amelia scored 17 points on her first nine holes but proceeded to score a blistering 26 points on the back nine holes which she covered in one over gross.  She scored two bogies at the 11th and 12th holes but birdied the long 16th and reeled off six pars for the remaining six holes.  As a result of the medal competition very little alteration in the Lady Golfer of the Year leader board with Bernie Madigan still in control at the top.

In the men’s medal, the best score was returned by PJ Aylward with a fine 38 points.  PJ had nines of 18 and 20 points respectively and finished his round strongly with three fours at the 16th 17th and 18th for 12 points which secured him victory in Category 1.

The other two categories were won by Jim Gorey and Jack O’Byrne with 36 and 33 points.  The Junior category was won by John Hession with a fine 39 points and John had nines of 19 and 20 points respectively for his round.  The C.S.S. for the men was 35 points and 36 points for the ladies.

Last Wednesday the July Ladies Invitation day was held and the competition was a four person team event with two scores to count at all holes.  The winning team consisting of Geraldine and Claire Higgins with Marie Costello and Kathleen Gaffney returned a fine score of 87 points.  They had nines of 41 and 46 points respectively and held on to win by a shot from Kathleen Hession, Pauline McEnery, Ann Weymss and Eilish Ahern.

With the British Open taking centre stage this week there are two Member/Guest days in the diary for this Wednesday and Saturday.  Wednesday is a three person rumble and Saturday is an 18 holes singles for member and 3 guests.

Results – July Monthly Medal, Sunday 13th July
Category 1  PJ Aylward (6)  38 points
Category 2    Jim Gorey (14) 36 points
Category 3 Jack O’Byrne (23)   33 points
Ladies  Amelia Drumm (17) 43 points
Junior   John Hession (11)  39 points
Results – Ladies Invitation Day, Wednesday 9th July
Winners  Geraldine Higgins (32)

Claire Higgins (22)

Marie Costello (17)

Kathleen Gaffney (23)    

87 points
Second Kathleen Hession (18)

Pauline McEnery (33)

Ann Weymss (12) (Callan)

Eilish Ahern (11) (Callan)

86 points

Mount Juliet Golf Notes Monday 7th July 2014

Posted by Sean Cotter

“After the storm there comes the calm” and so it happened in Mount Juliet after the excitement of the Captains’ Prizes last week, golf was confined to the matchplay stages of the various internal competitions.  As a result of the Captains’ Prizes, the Golfer of the Year points were awarded in both categories.  In the men’s section Hugh O’Connor leads the way on 31 points with Dermot Fennelly and Paul Madigan sharing second place on 19 points.  All three players have accumulated their scores from 3 competitions and Ryan O’Dwyer is a further point behind in fourth place.  In the ladies section, Bernie Madigan is the clear leader with 50 points and she is 12 points clear of Geraldine Higgins with 38 points who in turn is 10 points clear of third placed Alison Hoyne.  In fourth place Liz Beatty has 28 points.  Next Sunday sees a further competition in the Golfer of the Year series with the July Monthly Medal down for decision.

The men’s fourball match play has now reached the quarter-final stages and the pairings are as follows:

Graham Robinson / Kevin McCartan v Sean Brett /John O’Dwyer

Chris McHugh / Fintan O’Shea v David Kelly / Brian Nevin

Richard Scott / Gavin Smyth v Mark Logan / Noel O’Halloran

Tim & Jeff Howes v Alan Hearne / Brian Blanchfield

In the Ladies Matchplay Singles, the following eight players have qualified for the quarter-final stages:

Ann Marie McEvoy v Helen Walsh

Amelia Drumm v Helen Hedigan

Anne Murphy v Mary Cotter

Ursula Mason v Helen Comerford / Aileen Magee

Next Wednesday 16th July there is a Men’s Invitation Day and this is a Member/Guest 3 Ball Rumble.  On this day also, Bridgestone intend holding a free Custom Fit Golf Ball demonstration for members and their guests between 11am and 4pm.

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