The Member/Guest Fourball Stableford was played last Sunday and this competition was won in decisive manner by Tom Butler and his guest, Ray Kent, with 47 points. They were three shots clear of their nearest rivals who were led by Pat Stakelum and his guest Johnny Nevin and this pairring just pipped the mother and son combination of Stephen O’ Reilly and Ger O’Reilly on a countback. Feature of the winners round was an eagle on the long 5th by Ray Kent which he followed up with a trio of birdies on the 14th, 16th and 17th holes. The pairing had nines of 24 and 23 points respectively. The runners-up had nines of 21 and 23 points respectively and Pat Stakelum had a vital birdie on the 16th hole for four points which was to prove decisive in the overall countback for second place. The mother and son pairing just got home for third place on a countback as well.
Last Wednesday the penultimate round of the Winter Series was played and this was a 3 person rumble with honours going to the Wexford team of Louis Flanagan, Larry Cranford and Fran Thomas. There was a small turnout of players for this competition and the winners have now qualified for the Grand Final. The last round of the present Winter Series will take place next Wednesday 28th March and this competition will be a four person team event with the winners making up the last places for the Grand Final. Reservation for this competition can be made at the golf shop in Mount Juliet.
Next Sunday sees the first of the monthly medals down for decision and this competition heralds the arrival of the first round of the Golfer of the Year for ladies and men with tee times filling up rapidly.
Results Member/Guest Fourball Stableford Sunday 18th March.
Tom Butler (20)
Ray Kent (8) Gowran Park G.C ………… 47 points
Pat Stakelum (17)
John Nevin (14) Thurles G.C ……………. 44 points
Stephen O’ Reilly (8)
Ger O’ Reilly (36) Coolattin G.C ………… 44 points
Winter Series Wednesday 14th March – 3 Person Rumble.
Louis Flanagan (17) Wexford G.C.
Larry Cranford (14)
Fran Thomas (8)……………………..77 points.