The first round of the new Summer Series was played last week. This series will be played once a month for the next six months and each competition will stand alone with valuable prizes for each day. The format will be a four person team event with a shotgun start at 2pm. each day.
Last Wednesday a team from Galway were runaway winners with a score of 90 points. They were seven shots clear of a team from Carrick on Suir, who in turn were a point clear of their nearest rivals. The magnificent prizes for the day were sponsored by Callaway Golf and all four teams involved in the prizes walked away with Drivers, Golf Bags, Putters and Watches.
The day itself was dry but a very chill wind blew from the east and this made scoring quite difficult but it proved to be no deterrent to the winners. The series continues on Tuesday 13th May and reservations can be made by phoning 056/7773071 or 7773064.
Mark Wyse, Kevin Greely, Derek Keane, Paul Keane, Michael Keane, Mark Swan,
Winners Cregmore Park and Loughrea Golf Clubs
Paul Keane (12)
Kevin Greely (12)
(Cregmore Park Golf Club)
Derek Keane (15)
Michael Keane (18)
(Loughrea Golf Club) 90 points
John Mahon (11)
John O’Reilly (12)
Jim Kirwan (17)
Nicky Long (17)
(Carrick-on-Suir Golf Club) 83 points
Dominic Carolan (10)
Cathal MacCanna (15)
(Luttrellstown Golf Club)
Alan McKnight (17)
Donnacadh Casey (7)
(Cork Golf Club) 82 points
Anthony Kenny (13)
Paddy Naughton (17)
Tom Kenny (14)
(Mallow Golf Club)
Denis O’Brien (6)
(Lee Valley Golf Club) 78 points
On the Inter Club front, Mount Juliet teams had mixed fortunes with the Duggan Cup team just edging past Castlecomer on a tie hole. Unfortunately the Leinster Fourball Trophy team were just pipped by the final putt on the 18th hole to lose to neighbours Mountain View. The Ladies Junior Foursomes team have a mountain to climb in the second leg of their match against The Curragh having lost all three matches in the first leg. The second leg takes place next Sunday at Mount Juliet.
The April Monthly Medal was decided last Sunday and because of the present dry spell some good scoring was the order of the day. The four category winners were Richie Guilfoyle, Norman Kilroy, Michael Meagher and Lynda Hickey.
In Category 1, Richie had a fine score of one over par gross to just pip Denis Treacy on the back nine countback. Denis failed to score on the par three 14th hole and this proved to be the crucial difference. In Category 2 Norman beat Pat Doyle by a shot to claim his medal whilst Michael Meagher had three shots to spare in Category 3. Lynda Hickey hit a rich vein of form with 39 points to beat Mary Quigley by two shots to claim the ladies section. Thirty two players have now qualified for the matchplay stages of the McCalmont Cup as a result of this April Medal and the full draw will be made this week.
Results – April Monthly Medal
Category 1 Richard Guilfoyle (3) 38 points
Category 2 Norman Kilroy (15) 37 points
Category 3 Michael Meagher (20) 35 points
Ladies Lynda Hickey (28) 39 points
Men’ CSS – 36 points, Ladies CSS – 36 points