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COOL­LAT­TIN

There was a huge turnout at Cool­lat­tin for the cer­e­mo­nial drive in of 2011 cap­tains, Christy Doyle and Rena James.

The pair cut a dash as they chugged up the av­enue of the big house on board a 1951 Vin­cent mo­tor­cy­cle and side­car. Watched by a strange mix­ture of ac­com­plished golfers and cu­ri­ous on­look­ers they launched their balls up the 17th fair­way. One on­looker who has watched cap­tains drive in over the past forty nine years never re­mem­bers a ball hav­ing been pro­pelled so far. How­ever, we feel that the mem­ber who said that it car­ried the club’s boundary fence and landed on top of Jone’s Stoops, may have been ex­ag­ger­at­ing.

The drive in was fol­lowed by an en­joy­able nine hole scram­ble. This re­sulted in a maiden win for two mem­bers of the in­fa­mous Craan­ford so­ci­ety who like to la­bel them­selves the ‘Black Ar­rows’. Ac­com­pa­nied by Tom Wilkin­son, Frank Darcy and Peter Doyle skipped around in a four un­der par 31.

With play com­pleted, mem­bers ad­journed to the warmth of the club­house.

Here there was a sim­ple and mov­ing me­mo­rial ser­vice for de­ceased mem­bers. Lead­ing the prayers were Rev. Andrew Orr and Rev. Wil­lie Byrne C.C.

The evening con­cluded with re­fresh­ments served by the club cater­ers (not to men­tion Dave Master­son and his bar staff).

Week­end re­sults: 13 holes sin­gles: 1st; Donal Lev­ing­stone (15), 40 points; 2nd; John (Cox) Byrne (9), 36 points; gross; Rob Master­son (5), 26 points; 3rd; Brian Doyle (19), 35 points; Best Lady; He­len E. McGoohan (18), 34 points.

Next week­end sees the first of the eigh­teen holes competition of the year. If you have not re­sumed play­ing for 2011, dust down the clubs, book a time on the timesheet and get out there and burn it up. In ad­di­tion to our club web­site you can now fol­low events at Cool­lat­tin on Face­book.

WOOD­EN­BRIDGE

Ladies golf re­sults from Fe­bruay 24 - Les­ley Wil­liams Prize, Nine-hole Strokes, 1st. June Halpenny H/C 29, 34.5 points nett; 2nd. Louise Mer­nagh H/C 02, 36 points nett.

18-hole Stable­ford: 1st. Louise Mer­nagh H/C 2, 37 points; 2nd. Breda Flana­gan H/C 21, 33 points; 3rd. Mary Cooney H/C 23, 32 points.

WICK­LOW

The fol­low­ing are the re­sults from re­cent men’s com­pe­ti­tions held in Wick­low Golf Club. The win­ners of the Thurs­day Sin­gles competition held on March 3rd were; Cat­e­gory 1: 1st David Hal­li­han (10) with 35 points, 2nd Paul Quinn (14) with 33 points win­ning on the back 6. Cat­e­gory 2: Alan Bain (20) with 35 points, 2nd John Good­man (17) with 34 points win­ning on the back 9. The win­ners of the 17 Hole Mon­day Open Sin­gles competition held on Fe­bru­ary 28th were; Cat­e­gory 1: 1st Tony O’Neill (9) with 43 points. Cat­e­gory 2: 1st John Doo­ley (23) with 41 points. Fi­nally the last of the Win­ter League competition was held on the week­end of Fe­bru­ary 26th and 27th, this is a 14 Hole competition and the win­ners are, Cat­e­gory 1: 1st Stephen Cum­mins (11) with 34 points, 2nd Alan Car­ton (11) with 33 points, 3rd Wil­lie Byrne (5) with 32 points. Cat­e­gory 2: John O’Neill (15) with 36 points, 2nd Peter Hay­den (14) with 36 points, 3rd Michael Doyle (12) with 33 points. Cat­e­gory 3: 1st Paul Sheehy (17) with 37 points, 2nd Alan Dunne (18) with 34 points, 3rd Don­n­cha O’Reilly (20) with 34 points.

BALT­IN­GLASS

Win­ners, March 5/6, 18-hole stable­ford: Michael O’Neill 40 points; Brian Kil­coyne 38 points; Brian Hunter 38 points.

Congratulations to all win­ner in Christ­mas League.

Over­all win­ner, Bryan Kil­coyle 78 points; run­ner-up, Joe Fa­gan 77 points; third, Sea­mus Ka­vanagh 57 points; fourth Tony De­laney 56 points; fifth Padraig Ka­vanagh 54 points.

We are very grate­ful to our very gen­er­ous spon­sors, Quinns of Balt­in­glass. Thank you to all our mem­bers who sup­ported this very suc­cess­ful competition.

All mem­bers wish our cap­tains, Franks Quaid and Margo Doyle, the very best for their drive-in on Sun­day, March 13, at 12 noon. All are very wel­come.

KIL­COOLE

Ladies sec­tion: Re­sults for Sun­day, March 6, nine-hole sin­gle stable­ford.

Divi­sion 1. 1st. Caro­line Cun­ning­ham (19) 21 points.

Divi­sion 2: 1st. Phil Halpin (35) 13 points.

Christy Doyle and Rena James ar­riv­ing in style for the Cool­lat­tin Cap­tains’ drive-in.

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