The Wicklow Senior Scratch Cup, which was revived in 2006, was played over 36 holes in Delgany Golf Club on Sunday 13th September. Over 60 golfers representing 16 Clubs participated in this year’s event sponsored by Under Armour (Mark Wyse). The Wicklow Scratch Cup is now an established event in the GUI fixture list and is hosted annually by Delgany Golf Club.
The winner with a score of 68+67=135 for the third time in a row was Alan Condren from Greystones Golf Club. The runner up, two shots behind, was Simon Bryan a junior from Delgany Golf Club with a score of 69 and 68 for a total of 137.
Results of the 2009 Wicklow Senior Scratch Cup: Winner: Alan Condren (Greystones GC) 135; Runner-Up: Simon Bryan (Delgany GC) 137; 3rd Place: Pat Errity (Delgany GC) 138; 1st 18 Holes: Andrew Hogan (Newlands GC) 70; 2nd 18 Holes: Cian Curley (Bray GC) 67
The Delgany Scratch Cup confined to Delgany members was won by Simon Bryan with a score of 137. Mairead Dowling (10) 35 pts and Margaret Vickers (25) 35 pts were 4th and 5th respectively.
Ladies singles stableford competition played on Wednsday September 9th was generously sponsored by McCrea Funeral Directors, Marie Therese Hennessy (21) was 1st with a great score of 43pts, 2nd Margaret Kavanagh (22) with 41pts, 3rd Margaret Hopkins (22) 34 pts.
Also special congratulations to the Club Leinster Fourball team who won out on Saturday to win the first penant for the club in a long time.
Singles Stapleford, September 13: 1st, James Doyle (12) 39pts, back nine; Class 1, Trevor O’Sullivan (3) 38pts; Class 2, Graham O’Toole (14) 38pts; Class 3, John Holmes (16) 38pts; Gross John Groome (plus 1) 34pts.
The Blessington based Tulfarris Golf Club had an exciting win over Callan Golf Club in the final which was played at Arklow on Saturday 29 August 2009.
Played in slightly windy but otherwise ideal golfing conditions the West Wicklow side came out on top in a closely fought three two win over the Kilkenny contenders. On the route to the final Tulfarris had already beaten illustrious clubs such as Enniscorthy, Greystones, Kilkenny and Coollattin.
‘We needed to be battle-hardened to withstand the strong contest provided by an excellent Callan team,’ said Team Manager Joe Gardner.
The Tulfarris Club Captain and team member Billy Reilly, a Greystones resident himself, was quite familiar with the tough test of golf which the fine Arklow links provides. ‘The course was in superb condition and thankfully brought out the best in us on the day’, he said.
The final was played in a fine sporting manner, reflecting great credit on both teams and the celebrations in the clubhouse continued long after the presentation of prizes to the winners and runners-up by William Nolan Captain of Arklow Golf Club - long time organisers of this popular event and by competition sponsor, Dermot Healy of M A Healy and Sons. 86pts; Mens Longest Drive: Pat Dunphy Cork; Ladies Longest Drive: Patricia Flood; Nearest Pin: Andy Kavanagh.
The committee of the Badminton Club would like to thank all who played and the sponsorship they have received for their fundraiser last weekend.
Ladies Open Singles Stableford on Sunday 20th September is being sponsored by Lancome and the Sheerin family in aid of Breast Cancer. Entry is €15 and timesheet is running from 12pm to 3pm and is available in the clubhouse on 059 6481350.
Our open singles also continues every Tuesday and entry for visitors is €10.
Membership is now open and is great value at €750, if you pay your sub in full before end of September you will have unlimited free golf until end of 2010. T&Cs apply.
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The following are the results of the Bridge Hotel Golf Society outing in Arklow Golf Club last week: 1st. Nett John Huzzar with 35pts. Class 1 Anthony Doyle 32pts; Class 2 .John Gilbert 33pts; Nearest the Pin Roy Brouders; Front Nine Roy Brouders 18pts; Back Nine Peter Kearns 17pts.
Next week is the annual fundraiser for the Arklow Lifeboat Station hosted by the Bridge Hotel Golf Society at Ballinacarrig Brittas Bay . Tee times still available.
Billy Byrne Memorial Strokes: James O’Brien  64; Jimmy Ennis [19) 65; Brian Hendley  67; Gross Gavin Byrne  70.
Ladies 3 Ball Rumble, played on September 10: 1st Catherine Arnold(20) Deirdre Phelan (23) Penny Rooney (27) 76pts; 2nd Anne Mernagh (14) Phyllis o’Rourke (18) Aileen Sheehan (26) 74pts; 3rd Breda Murphy (14) Mary McGrath (22) Madeline O’Dwyer(18) 73pts.
The Corner house held their Captain’s Day on Saturday, September 5 in Glenmill. There was a great turn out of 32 players on the day.
Overall winner on the day was with his first win was Mark Nolan, winner of category 1 was Stephen Byrne, winner of category 2 was Pat Long and winner of category 3 was Shane Rice. Winner of the front 9 was Joe Colvin and winner of the back 9 was Alan Rice. Winner of nearest to the pin on the front 9 was Eddie Byrne and winner of nearest to the pin on the back 9 was Sean Long. The visitor’s prize went to Gareth Byrne.
The players later travelled to the Glenview hotel to enjoy a great meal and then travelled to Longford for the weekend.
The members would like to thank Pat Long, Eddie O Regan, Bernard Kelly and Joe Donnelly for all the hard work over the year. Sean Long still leads the way in the player of the year competition and team D still leads the way in the team competition.