The July Monthly Medal produced some fine scoring last Sunday and none more so than the lady in form, Rebecca Nixon, who fresh from her triumph of winning the Lady Captain’s Prize the previous week hit top form again to spread-eagle the field last Sunday. Rebecca returned a remarkable 45 points to easily win the medal and in doing so saw her handicap trimmed by three shots to 15. Rebecca started in a blaze of glory by scoring a birdie on the 1st and proceeded to cover the first nine holes in two over gross for 25 points. Unfortunately the blitz did not continue but she still added a further 20 points to her score on the last nine holes to win by 10 shots from her nearest competitor, Helen Scully, who returned 35 points.
The best score in the men’s section was returned by Michael Collins with 40 points. Michael, playing very steadily, scored 20 points on each nine and beat John Keane by a shot to win Category 1. Category 2 was won by James E. Brett with 37 points and he beat his cousin James J. Brett by a shot also. James E had nines of 14 and 23 points respectively and he covered the back nine holes in a very impressive 39 shots which was three over par gross. Category 3 went to Ronan Baird who won his section with 34 points and may have improved his overall total but for having failed to score on the 7th and 18th holes. The C.S.S. for the men was 35 points and was 36 points for the ladies.
Last Wednesday saw a Member/Guest 3 Person Rumble played and this proved to be an easy victory for John O’ Dwyer and his guests who had 3 shots to spare over their nearest rivals.
In the Club Matchplay, the ladies section has reached the semi-final stage with Helen Hedigan pitted against Brenda O’ Sullivan and Rebecca Nixon down to play Bernie Madigan. These matches will be played before the end of July. The men’s section has reached the quarter-final stage with Alan Hearne playing Billy Fanning, David Kelly v Mark Delahunty, John O’ Dwyer v Brian Nevin and John Thornton v Frank Smyth. These matches are due to be played by the end of July also.
Results Member/Guest 3 Person Rumble
John O’ Dwyer (6)
Denis Ryan (15) Woodenbridge G.C.
Dan Byrne (19) Woodenbridge G.C……….80 points.
Tony O’ Brien(15) Clonmel G.C.
Gus Grace(8)………………………………77 points.
July Monthly Medal
Category 1. Michael Collins (11)………………..40 points.
Category 2. James E. Brett (15)………………….37 points.
Category 3. Ronan Baird (19)……………………34 points.
Ladies: Rebecca Nixon (18)…………………45 points.
Next Saturday sees another Member/Guest competition down for play with an 18 holes singles competition scheduled and the Summer League for members resumes again on Sunday next.