“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.