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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.

For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion and pic­tures from the Cap­tains Drive In please log onto www.balt­in­glass­golf­club.ie

Coolat­tin

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.

Woodenbridge

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 [6] & Sean O’Con­nor [19] 45 pts; 2. David Driver [18] & Ge­off Byrne [16] 44 pts

Wick­low

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.

Bridge Ho­tel

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.

Ark­low

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.

Kil­coole

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.

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