Mount Juliet Golf Notes

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

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Run Mount Juliet 2015

Posted by Sean Cotter

Run Mount Juliet will take place on Saturday 14th February

The run which is now in it’s 3rd year will include a Half Marathon, 10km and 2km Fun Run.
The event is Athletic Association of Ireland approved and starts at 11am.

Register online now at http://www.runmountjuliet.ie/

Run Mount Juliet

Last Saturday saw the new Captains for 2015 commence their year of office with the customary “Drive In” and they were joined for the occasion by the new Presidents of the club, Tom Duggan and Sally Gleeson, and the Junior Captain, John Hession

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The day started out on a rather damp note with consistent rain in the morning but luckily this soon cleared in the mid-morning to reveal a dullish but a dry day.This annual event, as usual, proved to be a very lively social occasion with golf in the early part of the day followed by the inauguration ceremony, presentation of prizes and a buffet dinner interspersed with plenty of New Year resolutions and mulled wine.

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As is customary the new Captains, Laurence K. Shields and Anne Murphy, received their blazers of office from the outgoing Captains, Finbarr O’Neill and Rebecca Nixon, and outlined their hopes and aspirations for the coming year to a large gathering of members and friends.

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The golf competition which took place earlier in the day was a 9 hole four person scramble over both nine holes with prizes of Christmas fare on offer to the winners and runners-up.The winners of the first nine holes was a family affair with the Hoyne family taking the honours with a winning score of 25.3 shots. They covered the nine holes in 33 gross shots which was three under par gross and this score consisted of six pars coupled with three birdies at the 2nd, 4th and 6th holes. They had 1.4 shots to spare from the runners-up who also covered the nine holes in under par figures but lost out when handicaps came into the overall reckoning.The back nine hole competition was won with a score of 26.6 shots and the winning team scored a 2 under par gross of 34 shots and together with their handicap allowance meant they had a shot to spare from their nearest pursuers who returned a five under par gross score of 31 shots. The winners had birdies on the 10th, 15th and 16th holes but dropped a shot to par on the long 18th.

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The Winter Foursomes competition is proceeding along at a rather slow rate and competitors are asked to finalise their matches as soon as possible now that the Christmas break is over. Already through to the last eight are the combinations of John O’Dwyer/Sean Brett, John Browne/Jim Cusack, John Hoyne/Paul Madigan and Michael Coughlan/Jason Devine partnerships.

The Winter League for members resumes on Sunday next and there is a Member/Guest Fourball Stableford competition scheduled for Sunday 18th January with a two tee start.

Results – Captains Drive In 4 Person Scramble Nine Holes, Saturday 3rd January 2015

Front 9
Winners Cathy Hoyne (20), Michael Hoyne(20)
Alison Hoyne (30), Alan Hoyne (7) 25.3 shots
Runners-Up Michael McElligott (17), Matt Twomey (12)
Ger Prendergast (24) 26.7 shots
Back 9
Winners Willie Cotter (27), Tommy Malone (10)
Dick Walsh (22), Finbarr O’Neill (17) 26.6 shots
Runners-Up Jeff Howes (7), Tim Howes (5)
John Hession (9), Pat Doyle (14) 27.5 shots

Some other photos of the evening

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Many thanks to Jim Kelly for the photos

Mount Juliet Golf Notes Monday 1st December 2014

Two competitions were decided last week – the ever popular Open Four Person Team Event was held last Wednesday 26th November and was won in convincing fashion by a team led by local member, Richie Tierney, who scored 90 points to clinch victory.  The team had nines of 44 and 46 points respectively and finished with an impressive 25 points on the last four holes.

Last Sunday the Winter League 18 holes singles for members continued and the husband & wife pair of Paul and Bernie Madigan claimed first and second prizes on the day.  Both players scored 39 points apiece but Paul’s superior last nine holes of 20 points just got him home.  In third place with 37 points came Alan Hoyne.  In the same competition, Sean Brett, had the rare distinction of scoring a “hole in one” on the par three 14th where he hit an 8 iron off the tee and this feat will be duly recognised.  The Winter League continues for the next three Sundays, weather permitting, and members are reminded that the preliminary round of the Winter Scotch Foursomes must be completed by next Saturday.

Visitors and members are also reminded that the Christmas Experience with the Santa Train has commenced and care should be exercised in driving on the estate with restrictive car parking in operation until Christmas.

Results – Open Four Person Team Event, Tuesday 26th November
Winners Richie Tierney (15)
Peter Carron (10) (Mountain View) 90 points
Liam Daniels (13) (Lismore)
Eugene Killan (17)
Results – Winter League, Sunday 30th November
Winner Paul Madigan (4) 39 points
Second Bernie Madigan (11) 39 points
Third Alan Hoyne (6) 37 points
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