Last Saturday the annual Residential Trophy was decided over 18 holes and scoring as usual was stable ford system. This competition was a triumph for the O’ Halloran family as Richard O’ Halloran returned the overall winning score of 38 points to just get the better of David Kelly by virtue of a better back nine holes. Richard scored 17 and 21 points respectively for each nine holes in the men’s section as against David’s consistent score of 19 points for each nine. The ladies section had a small turnout of players and this was won by Richard’s mother, Catherine O’ Halloran, who returned 29 points to win her section. Another of our young brigade of players, Laurence Shields Jr., had his first win by returning a great score of 39 points to win the Junior Section and this score will now help reduce his handicap. Laurence had nines of 22 and 17 points respectively and only for failing to score on the long and difficult 18th might have seen his handicap further reduced.
The McCalmont match play has reached the semi-final stages with Mark Delahunty to play the winners of Alan Hearne and Bill Fanning in the top half. In the bottom half John O’ Dwyer plays Frank Smyth with the final scheduled to finish before September.
The final of the ladies match play section will see Rebecca Nixon take on Brenda O’ Sullivan after both players came through their semi-finals with Rebecca beating Bernie Madigan and Brenda accounting for Helen Hedigan.
The Golfer of the Year competitions are slowlydrawing to a conclusion and the tables look like this after the completion of the July Medal. Neil Magee leads the men’s section on 32 points with Michael Collins in close pursuit on 29 points. Michael, in turn, is just a point ahead of John O’ Dwyer with Sean Brett and Owen Phelan bringing up fourth and fifth positions
The Ladies section is headed by Rebecca Nixon who is 5 points clear of Bernie Madigan and is in a very strong position to win the trophy outright. In third place comes Lady Captain, Ruth Mulholland, with Amelia Drumm and Brenda O’ Sullivan filling the minor places.
This week sees the August Ladies Invitation Day on Wednesday with a Member/Guest Fourball Stableford down for play on Thursday. Then on Sunday next the “Vice/Versa” Captains Day will be decided with “shotgun” starts at 9 am and 2 pm for intending competitors.
Results Residential Trophy Saturday 4th August
Winner: Richard O’ Halloran (20)………………38 points.
Second: David Kelly (5)…………………………38 points.
Junior: Laurence Sheilds Jr. (22)……………….39 points.
Winner: Catherine O’ Halloran (24)……………..29 points.