Men - News & Results
All Prize-winners in the Competitions listed below are asked to attend Prize-giving on Saturday, 5th May at 6.30 pm sharp.
1. WALTZ 4-Ball Classic (Sat - 21st April)
2. 4-Ball Classic (Sun - 22nd April)
3. April Medal (Sat - 28th April)
4. Hirsch Cup (Sun - 29th April)
Competition Convenor (29 April 2012)
Lee - ve it to Stuart
BIG-HITTING Stuart Lee played Sunday's gale force winds to his best advantage to lift the Hirsh Cup.
In the netstretch ltd sponsored competition, two finishing pars secured the coveted trophy for the six-handicapper on countback from John Leer, runner up on a similar nett 68.
A mix of birdies and bogeys told the tale of Stuart's front nine with the only par recorded at the seventh 'quarry' hole. He was just two over par at the turn and dropped only a futher two shots on the back nine holes to shoot just four over for his round in what many admitted were some of the most difficult conditions to-date.
Producing the best Gross score of the day, Jerome Leer was also able to master conditions expertly with a two-under par front nine, including birdies at the second, third, fourth and ninth holes. An eagle three at the 12th hole split pars at nine and ten, 13 and 14 before he began recording a string of dropped shots - a sickly seven at the 16th hole ultimately cost him the top prize.
Next best on the day was Paul Doyle whose nett 70 won the 0-12 handicap category, two shots ahead of Paul Smyth on nett 72.
Stephen Miller's Ulster Fourball experience the previous week obviously stood him in good stead as he produced a nett 70 to win the 13-18 handicap category. On countback he beat Pascal Toner who also returned a nett 70.
Franciie Smyth was the man to beat in the 19-28 handicap category returning a nett 70 to win ahead of Peter Murphy on nett 71.
1st Stuart Lee (nett 68 - back 9) Winner of Hirsch Cup
2nd Jerome Leer (nett 68 - Also Best Gross (73)
(0 - 12)
1st Paul G Doyle (nett 70)
2nd Paul Smyth (nett 72)
(13 - 18)
1st Stephen Miller (nett 70 - back 9)
2nd Pascal Toner (nett 70)
(19 - 28)
1st Francie Smyth (nett 70)
2nd Peter Murphy (nett 71 - back 9)
Presentation of Prizes: Saturday, 5th May at 6.30 pm sharp. All Prizewinners are expected to attend.
No further communications regarding Presentation.
Competition Convenor (29th April 2012)
Price is right for Harold
HAROLD Price collected the first (April) medal of the season with a one shot, nett 65 winning score.
In the most difficult of windy conditions, the affable Harold returned the best score of the day leaving three players - Mark Loughran, Philip Kelly and Mark Gillen - all trailing in his wake.
A birdie three at the par four second hole was followed by some steady scoring over the front nine for Harold. And with a six over par return trek, which included pars at the 11th and 15th holes, he was always going to be hard to catch.
Mark Loughran put up the best challenge with returning a nett 66 score. The six-handicapper mastered the conditions superbly for a two over par front nine and level par back nine which included a birdie two at the 13th hole.
Martin Gill lifted the 0-12 handicap category first prize with a nett 66, winning on countback from Neil Cromwell, also nett 66, who producied the Best Gross Score of the day.
Philip Kelly and Mark Gillen had also to be separated on countback after both returned scores of nett 66 - Philip just getting the nod in the 13-18 handicap category.
And in the 19-28 handicap section Dr Gary O'Reilly had the perfect prescription for his first prize with a nett 70, winning from Paul O'Hagan, also nett 70, on countback.
1st Harold Price (nett 65) - Winner of April Monthly Medal
2nd Mark Loughran (nett 66 - back 9)
(0 - 12)
1st Martin Gill (nett 68 - back 6)
2nd Neill Cromwell (nett 68 - back 9) - Also best Gross Score (71)
(13 - 18)
1st Philip Kelly (nett 66 - back 9)
2nd Mark Gillen (nett 66)
(19 - 28)
1st G V O'Reilly (nett 70 - back 9)
2nd Paul O'Hagan (nett 70)
Presentation of Prizes: Saturday, 5th May at 6.30 pm sharp
Neil Linton, Brian Loney, Lee Stewart and Kyle Wilson (94 pts)
David McManus, Marty Oliver, Colin Clarke, and Brian Liddy (93 pts)
Presentation of Prizes - Saturday, 5th May at 6.30 pm sharp - Prizewinners are expected to attend.
No further communication regarding Presentation
Competition Convenor (23rd April)
Patrick Kelly, Philip Kelly, Sean O'Kane and Gerry Kelly (93 pts - back 9)
Brendan Smyth, Patrick Brannigan, Marty Daly and Pat Brannigan (93 pts)
Johnny Brown, Colin Clarke, Norman Mallon and Colin Gamble (92 pts - back 9)
Presentation of Prizes - Saturday, 5th May at 6.30 pm sharp - Prizewinners expected to attend.
No further communication regarding Prizegiving.
As Qualifying Competitions will NOT be played for this weekend (21st / 22nd April), the Club Stroke competitions on the Club Calendar will now be changed to two Team Classic Competitions.
Saturday - 4-Ball Team Classic Waltz. Best 1 score at 1st Hole, Best 2 scores at 2nd Hole, Best 3 Scores at 3rd Hole, Best 1 Score at 4th Hole, Best 2 Scores at 5th Hole and Best 3 Scores at the 6th Hole, etc etc. - got the idea, 1 2 3, 1 2 3, waltz!
Sunday - 4-Ball Team Classic - Best 1 Score at 1st 6 Holes, Best 2 Scores at 2nd 6 Holes, and Best 3 Scores at the last 6 Holes.
It is hoped that the 1st Qualifying Competition of the year will take place on Saturday, 28th April (April Medal) depending on Course conditions.
Competition Convenor (16th April 2012)