Some more good news on the Inter Club scene with two teams tasting victory in their respective competitions. The men’s Duggan Cup team just beat neighbours, Gowran Park, by the odd match in five and the Ladies’s Junior Cup team had an impressive win against Borris on a scoreline of 3½ to 1½ at Mount Wolseley.
In the Duggan Cup the result at Mount Juliet was one game each where John O’Dwyer and Seamus Grace lost and Dermot Fennelly and Kevin McCartan won. At Gowran Park, it was one game each after Alan Hoyne and James J. Brett won with Owen and Bryan Phelan losing. Ted Hoyne and Sean O’Neill for Mount Juliet just prevailed in the last match by a margin of 2 and 1. The overall result was 3 games to 2 in favour of Mount Juliet.
The Ladies Junior Cup team had a great victory over the more fancied team from Borris which was played at the neutral venue of Mount Wolseley. The winning ladies were Ruth Mulholland, Rebecca Nixon and Bernie Madigan with Freda Mullen called in and Brenda O’Sullivan battling hard before succumbing to defeat for an overall team win. The next team in action is the Ladies Intermediate Cup team and they take on Borris at Carlow this week.
On the home front, the “Rumble for Crumlin” 3 person competition was played last Sunday with all proceeds going to the Friends of Crumlin Hospital. There was a good turnout of teams for this worthy cause and the man in form, John O’Dwyer, led his team to a comfortable victory. The team which also consisted of Sean Brett and James J. Brett scored 87 points and they go forward to represent Mount Juliet in the regional final in Mullingar Golf Club in September.
Diary Dates: The Summer League commences this Sunday and on Tuesday next 22nd April there is an Open 4 Person Team Event and tee times can be booked by contacting the golf shop. The following day, Wednesday, there is a Men’s Invitation day for members and their guests and the format will be a fourball stableford.
This Week’s Golf Rule
Rule 13/2 – Improving Lie, Area of Intended Stance or Swing or Line of Play – replacing Divot in Divot Hole on Line of Play.
Q. A player’s ball comes to rest close to the putting green and he/she wishes to use the putter for the next stroke. However, there is a divot hole just in front of the ball on the intended line of play. May the player replace the divot before playing the next stroke.
A. No – Rule 13/2 prohibits a player from improving his/her line of play by eliminating an irregularity of surface.