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Cap­tains Drive In: Our Cap­tains Frank Quaid and Margo Doyle held their drive in last Sun­day in mar­vel­lous weather con­di­tions, mak­ing their en­trance in a bal­loon dec­o­rated buggy, as cham­pagne bot­tles popped they got a great cheer as they both pow­ered their golf balls up the first fair­way. There was a huge gallery and the odd bit of ban­ter among mem­bers to see they got off to a fly­ing start. 60 peo­ple played, the course was in great shape and was a credit to the green­keep­ing staff. There was also a great turnout af­ter­wards in the club­house for the pre­sen­ta­tion of prizes where ev­ery­one was treated to fine food and we pass on our com­pli­ments on to the Cater­ers.

Drive In Re­sults (4 per­son scram­ble): Win­ners: N Doogue, D Pren­der­gast, M Ross, J Daly 41.6; Run­ners-up: N O’Neill, D Saun­ders, M Byrne, T Van der Kerkhoff 43.4; Third - C Cooney, H Doyle, B Doyle, C Lord 43.7.

Ladies 14 hole sin­gles, March 3: Win­ner: Romy Mc­Greal 31 points; Run­ner-up: Teresa Doogue 30 points; Third: Linda Kennedy 28 points.

Ladies 14 hole Sin­gles, March 10: Win­ner: Lill Kelly 29 points; Run­ner-up: An­gela Howard 28 points; Third: Bernie Kil­coyne 27 points.

Mens 18-hole Sin­gles Stable­ford, March 12: Win­ner: John Ka­vanagh 42 points; Run­ner-up: Brian Fo­ley 41 points; Third: John Traynor 40 points.

Up­com­ing events: St Pa­trick’s Day - Open 2 Per­son Green­somes. Ar­rive and Play!

Satur­day/Sun­day March 19/20 - Mens 18 hole Sin­gles Stable­ford. Time sheet in op­er­a­tion.

Druids Glen Qual­i­fier: From Mon­day 4th April there will be an Open Mens Sin­gles Stable­ford and an Open Ladies Sin­gles Stable­ford ev­ery Mon­day and Tues­day ex­clud­ing Bank Hol­i­days and Open Week. Each week the Win­ner of the Mens Competition and the Ladies Competition go for­ward to play in a Grand Fi­nal on Septem­ber 30th. The over­all Win­ner from both Mens and Ladies Com­pe­ti­tions win a week­end for two in Druids Glen Golf Re­sort each. Cost is only €10!!

In­tro­duce a Friend: Each Fri­day evening for the month of April the course and club will be open for mem­bers to in­tro­duce their friends (non-golfers or ex golfers) to the won­der­ful game of golf. A Scram­ble or Team event will be run at 6 pm on Fri­day 1st, 8th, 15th and 29th.

Don’t miss this op­por­tu­nity to show your friends just how great the game of golf is!

Ladies Lessons: Ev­ery Wed­nes­day be­tween 11-12 with PGA Pro Tom O’Neill

Ju­ve­nile Easter Camp: Ju­ve­niles from the ages 5 to 12 will learn the fun­da­men­tals of the golf game in a re­laxed and fun en­vi­ron­ment on Thurs 21 and Fri 22 April from 10-1 . Camp is open to be­gin­ners! Book­ing is es­sen­tial! For more in­for­ma­tion and for in­di­vid­ual lessons con­tact Tom on 087 7622125.

Why not avail of a chance to come and play Balt­in­glass Golf Club which was founded in 1928 and was de­vel­oped into an 18 hole course in 2002. It has since been widely recog­nised as one of the best cour­ses in the East-Mid­lands. We are renowned for hav­ing a visi­tor-friendly course and a visi­tor-friendly Club­house. In the re­cently re­leased book ‘Hooked – An Am­a­teurs guide to 18 hole golf cour­ses in Ire­land’, Kevin Markham the au­thor, de­scribed our course as ‘some­thing ma­jes­tic about the whole thing with strong green set­tings and beau­ti­ful coun­try­side’.

Balt­in­glass Golf Club has es­tab­lished it­self as a course that knows how to look af­ter the needs of all groups and So­ci­ety out­ings. If you have a party of 12+ play­ers and are in­ter­ested in bring­ing them to Balt­in­glass Golf Club then why not email us at balt­in­glass­golf­club@eir­com.net or phone us on 0596481350.

WOOD­EN­BRIDGE

Ladies golf re­sults for March 10, 18-Hole Stable­ford: Class 1: Hi­lary Gale, H/C18, 34 points; Geral­dine Scaife H/C 11, 31 points; Louise Mer­nagh H/C 2, 26 points. Class 2: Celia Byrne H/C21, 34 points; Stella Burke H/C 22, 30 points; Made­line O'Dwyer H/C 19, 30 points; Class 3: Su­san Fitz­patrick H/C 28, 32 points; Eileen Sla­mon H/C29, 29 points (on back 9); Brid Hol­ly­wood H/C 29, 27 points

Mens re­sults: Win­ter League: Scotch Four­somes: 1st M. Holden, L. Dowl­ing 63.5. 2nd M.Doyle, R.Ban­non 65.

Bar­ton Cup Re­sult : Wood­en­bridge beatt Round­wood 4 and 1/2 to 1/2.

WICK­LOW

The re­sults of Ladies Sun­day Win­ter League held at Wick­low Golf club on the 5th and 6th of March are as fol­lows; 1st Mary Lalor with 42 points, 2nd Doreen McGet­ti­gan, with 42 points, 3rd Miriam McGrath with 36 points, 4th Les­ley Hop­kins with 34 points, 5th Roisin Moloney with 34 points. The re­sults of the ladies Mon­day com­pe­ti­tions are as fol­lows; 14th Fe­bru­ary, 1st Roisin Moloney with 22 points, 28th Fe­bru­ary, 1st Beryl Dunne with 38 points, 7th March, 1st Roisin Moloney with 28 points. The re­sults of the men's com­pe­ti­tions are as fol­lows; Thurs­day March 10th, 14-Hole sin­gles, Cat­e­gory 1: 1st Nick Bee­ston (7) with 37 points, 2nd Michael Cun­ning­ham (15) with 34 points. Cat­e­gory 2: 1st Ciaran Doyle (16) with 37 points, 2nd Alan Bain (20) with 36 points. The win­ner of the Mon­day Open held on March 7th; Cat­e­gory 1: 1st Joe McGet­ti­gan (15) with 44 points. Cat­e­gory 1: 1st Martin Bren­nan (23) 41 points. The first of the years 18-Hole sin­gles competition held on Satur­day and Sun­day March 5th and 6th were; 1st Andy Philips (23) with 48 points, 2nd Enda Kelly (13) with 46 points, (Back 9), 3rd Paul Quinn (14) with 46 points, Best Gross was Brian Mur­phy (4) with 41 points, 5th John Ka­vanagh (11) with 45 points, (Back 3), 6th Gavin Camp­bell (14) with 45 points.

Fi­nally the fi­nal of the Win­ter League was held on Satur­day March 5th and the re­sults are; Over­all Win­ners 'Liver­pool Revo­lu­tion' (Ja­son Quinn, Don­nacha O'Reilly, J. Dowl­ing, Wil­lie Byrne), for the 8 Team qual­i­fiers scram­ble; 1st The Vil­lage 4 (John Clarke, Dar­ren Ro­nan, James O'Toole, Larry Dev­er­aux), 2nd was 'The Pres­i­dents Men' (Ste­vie Dowl­ing, Paul Quinn, Jimmy Carthy, Ai­dan Earls). Best In­di­vid­ual Score was Jame­sie Doyle (386 points).

ARK­LOW

Ladies Se­niors: March 9, 1st: Al­yse Mc­Carthy (28) 35 points B9; 2nd. Gina O'Sullivan (26) 35 points; 3rd: Mary Mur­ray (24) 34 points B9

COOL­LAT­TIN

Cool­lat­tin staged the first eigh­teen holes competition of the sea­son. In spite of the cold blus­tery con­di­tions scor­ing was of the high­est or­der. Win­ner of the competition, which was gen­er­ously spon­sored by Coogan Hard­ware was won by lo­cal mem­ber Tom Ryan. Play­ing off eigh­teen Tom had 42 points, com­posed of 19 on the front nine and a great 23 points on the back nine. Tom won on a tie break from the Cap­tain's brother Benny Doyle (17). Best gross went to Robert Master­son who, play­ing off a 5 hand­i­cap, went round in one over for 35 points. Third place went to Tom Wilkin­son (12) who recorded 41 points. The prizes for Satur­day and Sun­day went to Damien Os­borne (13) and Rath­drum na­tive, De­nis Water­ton (21) re­spec­tively. Both re­turned scores of 40 points.

COR­NER HOUSE GOLF SO­CI­ETY

The Cor­ner House Golf So­ci­ety kicked off their new sea­son with new cap­tain Kevin O’Reilly’s drive in at Black­wa­ter on Sun­day last. Their was a great turn out of 29 golfers on the day in what was great golf­ing con­di­tions. Burn­ing up the course with some great golf and over­all win­ner on the day was Ian Walker who won on a count back from Char­lie Holden, win­ner of class 1 again with some amaz­ing golf shots was Damo Byrne, win­ner of class 2 was Char­lie Holden, and win­ner of class 3 was Andy Walker. Congratulations to Damo Byrne who had a hole in one on the 13th hole, there was no win­ner of the birdie competition The So­ci­ety would like to thank Pat Long for pro­vid­ing the food in the Cor­ner House af­ter­wards. The so­ci­ety would also like to thank Alan Rice for the spon­sor­ship of all the prizes on the day. Our next out­ing will take place on the 27th of March in Glen­mill, tee off at 10.00.

KIL­COOLE

Wed­nes­day, March 9: Divi­sion 1, 1st prize Co­lette Brown 17 points, 20 (af­ter count­back); 2nd prize Caro­line Cun­ning­ham 17 points, 19. Divi­sion 2, 1st prize Theresa Phe­lan 21 points 32; 2nd prize Ali­son Pol­ley 18 points, 31; 3rd prize Win­nie Kelly 15 points, 33; Divi­sion 3: 1st prize An­gela Evans 13 points, 36.

Satur­day, March 12: Divi­sion 1, Ann McCaul 18 points, 28; Divi­sion 2, Pat Adam 17 points, 36.

Sun­day, March 13: Divi­sion 1, Ann McCaul 22 points, 28; Divi­sion 2, Carmel O'Grady 16 points, 34.

Cap­tains Frank Quaid and Margo Doyle en­joy­ing a glass of bub­bly at the Balt­in­glass Drive-In in on Sun­day last.

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