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We had the an­nual day for past Cap­tains and past Pres­i­dents on Sun­day, com­menc­ing with a 14-hole sin­gles com­pe­ti­tion and fol­lowed by din­ner in the club­house.

It was great to see so many of those for­mer of­fi­cers who con­trib­uted so much to the devel­op­ment of our club since its for­ma­tion at­tend­ing. Also in at­ten­dance was our cur­rent Cap­tain, Jack Lynn.

The win­ner of the 14-hole golf com­pe­ti­tion was Pat ‘Kenny’ Walsh with 31 points. In sec­ond place was Liam Rut­tledge with 29 points, and in third place was Pat Geoghe­gan with 27 points.

Af­ter a lovely meal and the pre­sen­ta­tion of the prizes, it was time for a few drinks with these friends of so many years to re­call their past ex­pe­ri­ences dur­ing the devel­op­ment of our club.

On Bank Hol­i­day Mon­day we had, as usual, a four-per­son team scram­ble. To ac­com­mo­date the large num­ber of en­tries now that the shorter evenings are in, this was played over 16 holes. The re­sults were close, with less than one shot sep­a­rat­ing the first three teams.

The win­ners were John Ham­mond (10), James Mur­phy (12), Larry (17) and Kath­leen Mur­phy (33) with 48.8 shots.

In sec­ond place were Noel Mar­tin (17), John Byrne (13), Pat Ma­hon (12) and Tony Walsh (13) with 49.5, and they were closely fol­lowed by Kevin Mur­phy (7), Patch Doyle (19), Jim Doyle (21) and Brian Mor­ris (7) on 49.6.

Tues­day, 15-hole Se­niors sin­gles: 1, Seán O’Ke­effe (25), 32 points (back six); 2, Sea­mus Thomas (28), 32 points; 3, Pat Geoghe­gan (20), 31 points.

Wed­nes­day, 14-hole open four­ball: 1, John Ffrench (10) and Tom Fo­ran (13), 37 points (back six); 2, Peadar Dempsey (8) and John Cleary (17), 37 points.

Fri­day, 14-hole three-per­son team event: 1, Nigel Mor­ris­sey (13), Ted Man­gan (16) and Ed­die Cousins (24), 76 points.

Sun­day, 14-hole two-per­son team event: 1, John O’Brien (19) and Pat Fur­long (21), 52 points; 2, John Ham­mond (10) and James Mur­phy (12), 50 points; 3, Adrian Do­ran (7) and Paul Hynes (10), 49 points.

The weekly draw was won by Tom Fo­ran. As the jack­pot was not won, it will in­crease to €2,35 for next week.

Fix­tures: Wed­nes­day, ladies’ and gents’ 14-hole open four­ball; Fri­day, 14-hole open three-per­son team event; Satur­day, gents’ two-per­son cham­pagne scram­ble; Sun­day, gents’ 14-hole four­ball.


Four­ball, Oc­to­ber 27: 1, An­gela Mur­phy (11/10), Mairéad Es­monde (24/22), 39 points; 2, Marie Har­vey (21/19), Bernie Wright (29/26), 35 points; 3, Doreen McGovern (10/9), Anne Bren­nan (33/30), 34 points.

Open four­ball, Oc­to­ber 29: 1, Doreen McGovern (10/9), Phyl­lis O’Far­rell (27/24), 35 points (back nine).

Oc­to­ber 30, sin­gles sta­ble­ford, 14 holes, main course: 1, Cather­ine Howard (15/12), 26 points (back nine); 2, Mary Kelle­her (19/15), 26 points; 3, Paula Stafford (13/10), 25 points (back nine); 4, Teresa Cow­man (12/9), 25 points.

Bur­row course, Oc­to­ber 30: 1, Anna O’Leary (19/13), 26 points.

The an­nual Mass hon­our­ing our de­ceased mem­bers takes place in St. Brid­get’s Church, Ross­lare, on Novem­ber 16 at 7.30 p.m. All are wel­come to at­tend.


Oc­to­ber 27-Novem­ber 1, 14-hole sin­gles sta­ble­ford sweep­stake (53 played): 1, Elaine Bol­ger (43), 29 points; 2, Louise Boshoff (15), 28 points (back seven); 3, Denise Dunne (21), 28 points; 4, Mar­garet Atkin­son (10), 27 points (back seven); nine-hole com­pe­ti­tion, Mary Maguire (14), 14 points; near­est the pin on the ninth hole, He­len McGuire, 2 me­tres 13 cms.

Next week’s com­pe­ti­tion is a 14-hole sin­gle sta­ble­ford. A re­minder that Bridge ses­sions, open to all, recom­mence in the club on Wed­nes­day, Novem­ber 7, at 9.45 a.m., and the ladies’ A.G.M. will be held on Mon­day, Novem­ber 19, in the club­house (copies of last year’s min­utes are avail­able in the ladies’ locker room).


Our next out­ing is a scram­ble in En­nis­cor­thy Golf Club (the best course in the county) on Novem­ber 10, start­ing at 10 a.m.

Our mem­ber, Jim McGee, will be rep­re­sent­ing us in The Her­itage Golf Club next Satur­day in a com­pe­ti­tion for all so­ci­ety win­ners dur­ing the year who are play­ing for a fan­tas­tic prize of a trip to Spain for 20 of their so­ci­ety mem­bers.

No pres­sure Jim, just re­mem­ber who your friends are! We will be wait­ing in En­nis­cor­thy for that phone call.


Hal­loween open: 1, John O’Leary (17), J.P. Traynor (17), Mar­tin Bradley (17), Ian Cud­dihy (10, Wick­low), 98 points; 2, Liam Con­nolly (7), Tommy Lis­ton (6), Ray Shan­non (14), Tom Tyler (14), 97 points; 3, Chris El­liot (17), Paul Goff (11), Pat Doyle (16), Seán Fur­long (13), 91 points.

Win­ter league rounds one and two are on Novem­ber 11 and 18 re­spec­tively. We are grate­ful to Hart­ley’s Au­tocraft who have come on board to spon­sor the league.


Wed­nes­day’s com­pe­ti­tion was 18-hole sta­ble­ford spon­sored by Mur­phy’s Cash & Carry.

Re­sults: 1, Eileen Cul­li­nan (17), 35 points; 2, Cathy Casey (29), 33 points; 3, Anne Healy (16), 32 points.

A re­minder that our next pre­sen­ta­tion for com­pe­ti­tions will take place on Wed­nes­day, Novem­ber 7, at 7.30 p.m.


We made a good de­ci­sion last week by putting back our start­ing time to 11 a.m., be­cause Jack Frost had con­trol of the course in the early morn­ing on Thurs­day.

But later on, we en­joyed a gor­geous Novem­ber day with un­bro­ken sun­shine right through the af­ter­noon. The course was in mag­nif­i­cent con­di­tion with a nice growth of grass on the fairways and light­ning-fast greens to con­tend with.

In the au­tumn sun­shine the trees were a pic­ture to be­hold with coats of many colours. Talk about New Eng­land in the Fall; our oak, maple, birch and ev­er­greens pro­vided a kalei­do­scope of many hues, match­ing if not beat­ing the great Amer­i­can boast of their in­com­pa­ra­ble State’s dis­play come au­tumn time ev­ery year.

In that peace­ful set­ting we had the big­gest num­ber of play­ers so far tak­ing part, where 15 four-per­son teams bat­tled it out in search of a prize. A brisk north-west­erly wind kept scor­ing re­turns down some­what, and only one team sur­passed the 90 points tar­get mark.

Ed­die Ke­her (12), Pat Traynor (18), Paddy Ben­nett (20) and Tom Fur­long (26) scored 91 points to claim top prize.

It took a count­back to de­cide sec­ond and third po­si­tions re­spec­tively. Tony Har­ford (14), Michael Ka­vanagh (16), Bobby Dwyer (22) and Les Jas­treb­ski (26) took sec­ond with 90 points cour­tesy of a bet­ter back nine (46/44).

Placed third on the same tally again with a bet­ter back nine (44/41) were Jimmy Fur­long (12), Mikey Lee (19), Seán O hUginn (21) and Jame­sie Mur­phy (24).

Near­est the pin prizes went to Michael Gan­non on the ninth hole and Patsy Far­rell on the eleventh.

A gen­tle re­minder to all play­ers - the draw time is 10.45 a.m. sharp, and all should be in house by then. When teams are drawn, they pro­ceed in the or­der in which they came out, es­pe­cially on the first tee.

They go in ro­ta­tion – one-two-three – so no jump­ing the queue.

As and from next Thurs­day, Novem­ber 8, we will have win­ter rules in op­er­a­tion, with plac­ing on the fair­way and in the rough within six inches of the orig­i­nal lie.

Our A.G.M. is sched­uled for Thurs­day, Novem­ber 29, and the Christ­mas out­ing and din­ner will take place on Thurs­day, De­cem­ber 6 - weather per­mit­ting of course.


Oc­to­ber 27-28, four-per­son open scram­ble: 1, Tony Mur­phy (13), Damien Ma­her (17), Keith Moore (18), Mick Kenny (17), 58.5; 2, Louis Flana­gan (Wex­ford, 12), John Bail (En­nis­cor­thy, 11), Pechelli English (En­nis­cor­thy, 15), John Healy (En­nis­cor­thy, 6), 59.6; 3, Mick Healy (5), Mar­tin Ben­nett (12), Mau­rice Ma­hon (14), Lucy Healy (11), 59.8 (back nine).

Oc­to­ber 29, open sin­gles: 1, Mar­tin Roberts (10), 39 points; 2, Thomas Nevin (Gowran, 5), 35 points; 3, Michael O’Re­gan (Ross­lare, 8), 35 points; ladies: 1, Ewe­line Ha­lik (Water­ford Cas­tle, 28), 33 points; 2, Sadie Ty­nan (Tem­ple­more, 16), 32 points.

Oc­to­ber 31, Titleist-spon­sored Wed­nes­day open: 1, Michael Ivory (17), 41 points; 2, Ken John­ston (9, Del­gany), 37 points; 3, Neal Mar­tin (11), 37 points.


We played Quin­nagh House on Sun­day, with the first week­end of the tur­keys tak­ing place.

Re­sults: 1, Trevor Mur­phy (7) with a great score of three over and 40 points; 2, John Cahill, 37 points; 3, Jim Breen, 37 points. Joe Byrne took home the birdie money.

Next Sun­day we play Black­wa­ter. Please be there by 8.45 a.m.


Bank Hol­i­day nine-hole com­pe­ti­tion (mixed): 1, Neil McDon­ald (25), 22 points; 2, Ed O’Brien (7), 21 points; 3, An­drew Byrne (20), 19 points, hold­ing off James Dixon on count­back.

Wed­nes­day nine-hole com­pe­ti­tion (mixed): 1, Paul Doolan (17), 18 points; 2, Richard McDon­ald (6), 18 points; 3, Thomas Doolan (16), 18 points.

Sun­day sin­gles sta­ble­ford: 1, Den­nis Markey (18), 45 points; 2, Aaron Con­dren (17), 45 points; 3, Frank Lay­ton (18), 43 points; front nine, Richard McDon­ald; back nine, Garry Doyle.

Nine-hole match­play third round: Garry Doyle beat Ian Win­ters; Brian Car­roll beat Mark Sin­nott; Rob­bie Ke­hoe beat An­thony P. Doyle; Dar­ren Dardis beat Reuben Dover; Leighton Glee­son beat Thomas Keogh; Richard McDon­ald beat Ea­monn Doyle.

Cour­town Cap­tains, Niall Nolan and Cather­ine Quinn, with the Pres­i­dent, Vin­cent Ka­vanagh, at the Cap­tains’ din­ner.

The Vik­ing Glass sin­gle sta­ble­ford pre­sen­ta­tion in Wex­ford (from left): Elaine Bol­ger, Pa­tri­cia Han­ton (lady Cap­tain), Bernie Power (win­ner), Mar­garet Atkin­son, Ger O’Brien, Róisín Leahy (lady Pres­i­dent).

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