Last weekend saw the first team trials held for the coming year’s inter club competitions with the Duggan Cup Foursomes panel in action. With 20 players involved some very interesting partnerships were pitted against each other over the full 18 holes and the whole day was a great success especially in dusting off the cobwebs for some of the members involved. Great credit must go to Norman Kilroy, who manages the team, for his early involvement and enthusiasm in preparing this team over the past few years. Hopefully the team can achieve some degree of success in the competition to reward his stewardship.
On Sunday a member/guest fourball stableford took place over the full course. With the recent rainfall, conditions were on the softer side of good ground but the competition itself produced some excellent scoring with 44 points securing the prizes on offer. The winning pair of Michael Byrne and his partner Tom McCormack secured victory on a countback over the last six holes. The runners-up were the father and son combination of John and Conor Mulholland and they were left to rue scoring a double bogey six on the last hole which cost them overall first prize. Both partnerships scored 22 points on each nine holes and as pointed out earlier victory was only gained on the usual breakdown over the last nine holes.
The popular Open Winter Series for teams of four players, of any combination, makes a welcome return on Wednesday 13th February and tee times may be booked through reservations or the golf shop.
Results Member/Guest Fourball Stableford
|Winners||Michael Byrne (13)|
|Tom McCormack (7) Mullingar G.C. 44 points|
|Runners-Up||John Mulholland (21)|
|Conor Mulholland (18) 44 points|