The Member/Guest Fourball Stableford competition last Sunday produced some fine scoring by some low handicap players. The winning pair, Hugh O’Connor and Donal O’Sullivan, returned a great 48 points to clinch victory by 2 shots from their nearest rivals. The winning partnership scored 24 points on each nine holes and their combined score of 13 points on the first four holes on the back nine contributed in no small way to their overall victory. Birdies were the order of the day on each of these holes with Hugh scoring three birdies on the 10th, 12th and 13th and Donal adding another birdie on the 11th. The runners-up were the Callan based duo of Sean Brett and Ryan O’Dwyer who returned a fine score of 46 points with nines of 23 points respectively and they in turn were a shot clear of Billy Fanning and Brian Clear.
Last Saturday was busy day on the estate with well over a 1,000 people taking part in the “Run Mount Juliet” event in aid of local charity Cois Nore. The events were run over 3km,10km and Half Marathon and after a drizzly start to the day the event itself was completed in fine dry weather and proved to be huge success for deserving causes. Competitors arrived from early morning and the last of them were seen leaving the estate late in the evening. Some pictures of the event are available on the Mount Juliet Facebook Page.
Next Sunday sees the resumption of the Winter League for members with a Member/Guest Fourball scheduled for Sunday 3rd March. In between dates on 27th February the popular Winter Series for teams of four will take place.
Results Member/Guest Fourball Stableford Sunday 17th February
Hugh O’Connor (6)
Donal O’Sullivan (13) Milltown G.C. 48 points
Sean Brett (8)
Ryan O’Dwyer (2) Callan G.C. 46 points
Billy Fanning (10)
Brian Clear (11) Carlow G.C. 45 points