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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.

Please log onto our up­dated web­site for more in­for­ma­tion and new photo gal­leries on www.balt­in­glass­golf­club.ie to get fur­ther in­for­ma­tion

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 [17] 64; Jimmy En­nis [19) 65; Brian Hend­ley [14] 67; Gross Gavin Byrne [3] 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.

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