For a change we were blessed with dry crisp weather last Sunday morning, as the frost gradually cleared and the sun made an appearance, mulled wine warmed up some of the large turnout of members who came to honour our Captains Robert Mc Hugh and Olivia Cooney. Dressed in 1930s vintage outfits they made their entrance in a rather unusual Horse driven Carriage and to much amusement, applause and camera flashing, the champagne bottles corked as the 2010 Captains were officially welcomed into office. Then after much furore they calmly hit their drives up the first fairway as they were joined by the President Jim Byrne and Lady President June Smith, followed by 86 Men and Ladies who scrambled to every other tee box for the shotgun start.
At the prize giving the Hon Secretary Jim Murray introduced both captains and wished them every success during 2010. Both Captains then spoke and said it was a great honour to be Captains of such a great club, thanked the caterers, all the volunteers who helped in every way possible to ensure a great day was had by all, and promised to do their utmost to make the year a successful one for Baltinglass golf club.
Results of Captains Drive In March 7: Winners: Pat Byrne John Cadden Trish Flood and Hugh Doyle; Runners Up: Niall Doogue Carmel Bradshaw Joanne Daly and Raymond Danne; 3rd: Mick Murphy Paula Cadden Denis Walsh and Liam Hanlon
Ladies Results: Winner: Mary Deegan (25) 35 pts; Runner Up: Margo Doyle (18) 33pts; 3rd: Assumpta O’Neill (26) 32 pts
Mens Results Saturday: Winner: Stephen Walsh (1) 36 pts; Runner Up: Gareth Whelan (16) 35pts; 3rd: Brian Brennan (6) 34 pts
This weekend 18 Holes Singles Stableford and Semi final Winter Leagues.
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13 Hole Stableford Competitions, played on Saturday, February 27 and Wednesday, March 3: 1st Breda Brennan (13) 26 pts; 2nd Deirdre Baynes (26) 24 pts; 3rd Pauline Walker (21) 23 pts
Saturday, February 20 and Wednesday, February 24: 1st Pauline Walker (21) 28 pts.; 2nd Breda Brennan (13) 27 pts.
Lady Captains Drive-in: 9 Hole Competition; 1st Stella Burke, 34.5 Nett; 2nd Sandra Ward 35.5 Net.
9 hole competition Sponsored by Lady Vice Captain Madeleine O’Dwyer.
18 Hole Stableford: 1st Denise Geldof H/C 23 34pts (b9); 2nd Maria McNabb H/C 26 34pts.
Men’s Fourball Stableford Competition, held on March 6: 1. Kevin O’Connor  & Sean O’Connor  45 pts; 2. David Driver  & Geoff Byrne  44 pts
The following are the results from the recent competitions held at Wicklow Golf Club; 14-Hole Winter League on Saturday and Sunday February 27th and 28th. Category 1; 1st Kevin Czwalina (8) 36 Points, 2nd Stephen Devlin (9) 35 Points. Category 2; 1st Stephen Devlin (12) 35 Points, 2nd Garry Doyle (15) 35 Points, 3rd John Kilbride (14) 35 Points. Category 3; 1st Donnacha Murphy(23) 38 Points, 2nd Tommy Kelly (20) 37 Points, 3rd Larry Browne (21) 36 Points. The finalists for the Winter League are; Thrre Men and a Willy (678), Kelly’s Hero’s (675), Council Workers (666), Philip Craig (664), El Banditos (649), Sultans of Swing (648), JAPS (645), Griffless and Happy Glynn (643), Tom and Jerry and Friends (640), The Alexander Greats (633), Ashglewers (631), Total Awesome (628). The team will now play-off to determine the overall winner.
Last week’s Bridge Hotel Golf Society competition, played at Arklow Golf Club,resulted in a win for Harry Kavanagh with 36pts. Class 1. Anthony Doyle 30pts; Class 2. John Gilbert .34pts. Front Nine.Roy Brouders. 16pts. Back Nine. Graham Doyle. 17pts. Nearest The Pin, Graham Doyle. 6ft.
Next week’s competition is at Ballinacarrig Golf Club with Tee Off at 11am.
Ladies Section March 1 1st March: 15 hole Stableford; 1st. Bernie T Darcy (26) 36pts; 2nd. Betty O’Shaugnessy (25) 29pts. B6; 3rd. Bridie Lloyd (35) 29pts.
Ladies Section Mexican Scramble 9 Holes, played March 3: Caroline Mohan, Alice Murphy, Iris Carnegie, Crona Clarkson.
Lady Captain Olivia Cooney tees off at the Captain’s Drive In at Baltinglass Golf Club.