Mount Juliet Golf Notes

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

Next weekend sees a mini festival of golf scheduled with three days of competition over Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. The programme includes an 18 holes singles on Sunday, followed by a 4 Person Team Event on Monday and finishing with a 4 Person Scramble on Tuesday. Tee times are filling up and bookings can be made by phoning the golf shop or reservations at Mount Juliet.

On the competition front, last week there were four competitive days of golf with two days for junior golfers on Monday and Tuesday, the Oireachtas Golf Day on Wednesday and a member/guest day on Sunday last. Some great scoring was recorded for all competitions and none more so than both junior days. On Monday the target score was 40 points for the junior singles and this was achieved by two players, Tim Ferris and David Walsh, with Tim securing victory on a countback. Tim scored nines of 23 and 17 points respectively against David’s nines of 24 and 16 points. In third place came Daithi Barron with 39 points. The girls section was won by a more modest score of 31 points which Laura Nevin secured victory with. On Tuesday with a smaller entry than on Monday, the winner was Jack Cullen with a fine score of 41 points which included a “hole in one” on the 11th which he achieved with the help of a 7 iron.

On Wednesday last members of the Oireachtas and friends took time off their political duties to enjoy a day out on the golf course at Mount Juliet. This day included a section for members of Mount Juliet and this competition was won by Kevin McCartan with 40 points with Seamus Grace in second place with 38 points and he was a shot clear of Martin Brett on 37 points.

Finally on Sunday, the Member/Guest 3 Person Rumble was won by a team led by Brian Blanchfield who recorded a fine score of 88 points to win by 2 shots from a member’s team led by Alan Hoyne. The winners score consisted of 14 points for the first six holes, they added a further 28 points for their next six holes and finished off the round with a further 46 points for the last six holes.

Results – Junior Day 18 Holes Singles,
Monday 18th August
Boy’s Winner Tim Ferris (15) 40 points
Second David walsh (7) (Clonmel) 40 points
Third Daithi Barron (18) 39 points
Girl’s Winner Laura Nevin (36) (Gowran) 31 points
Second Hannah Reidy (20) 29 points
Results – Junior Day 18 Holes Singles,
Tuesday 19th August
Winner Jack Cullen (8) 41 points
Second Brian Staunton (5) 38 points
Results – Oireachtas Day, 18 Holes Singles (Members),
Wednesday 20th August
Winner Kevin McCartan (13) 40 points
Second Seamus Grace (15) 38 points
Third Martin Brett (6) 37 points
Results – Member/Guest 3 Person Rumble,
Saturday 22nd August
Winners Brian Blanchfield (9)
Aidan Cowan (14) (Thurles) 88 points
Declan Stapleton (15) (Templemore)
Second Alan Hoyne (7)
Dermot Fennelly (7) 86 points
Jason Devine (27)


Two invitation days were held last week for members and their guests, the first one was a four person team event and the second one was a scramble.  On Wednesday last it was the turn of the male members to have an invitation day in the form of a 4 person team and this ended in victory for Anselm Molloy and his 3 guests who won the event with a score of 88 points. They were a point clear of their nearest challengers led by John McDermott who in turn just beat John Joe O’Farrell’s team on a countback.

On Thursday last the Ladies Invitation Day took place and this was a 3 person scramble stroke. This was won by the Geraldine Higgins led team with a score of 50½ from Niamh Strudwick’s team who scored 52¾ with Myra Phelan’s team filling third place on a score of 56 shots.

In the Golfer of the Year competition the lead in the men’s section is held by Paul Madigan with 34 points. He is 6 points clear of Sean Brett with Martin O’Halloran and Michael Brennan in third and fourth place respectively. The ladies section is led by Ruth Mulholland on a score of 55 points and she is 3 points clear of Bernie Madigan. Karan Murphy and Geraldine Higgins are in third and fourth position some way off the pace.

Results – Men’s Invitation 4 Person Team Event, Wednesday 12th August
Winners  Anselm Molloy (14)Seamus Brennan (10) (Gowran Park)

Eamon Maher (11) (Rathdowney)

Eddie Carter (14) (Rathdowney)

88 points
Second John McDermott (15)B. Brady (14) (Mannon Castle)

Tom Meaney (15) (Forrest Little)

Stephen Burns (5) (Corrstown)

87 points
Third     John Joe O’Farrell (18)Maurice Power (11) (Mountain View)

Denis Murphy (6) (Callan)

Dick Moody (16) (Waterford)

87 points


Results – Ladies Invitation Day, 18 Holes Scramble, Thursday 13th August
Winners  Geraldine Higgins (27)Claire Higgins (20)

Anne Shanahan (36) (Carrick-on-Suir)

Second  Niamh Strudwick (32)Rhona Teehan (15) (Castle)

Helen Cosgrave (14) (Milltown)

Third  Myra Phelan (20)Chantal McCabe (24) (Old Conna)

Liz Hurley (25) (Charlesland)


Leinster Final Junior Foursomes

Posted by Sean Cotter

Photos of the The Mount Juliet team, runners up in the Leinster final of the Junior Foursomes at Greystones Golf Club are now on the Leinster Golf Facebook Page.

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