GOLFER OF THE YEAR – Congratulations to Jim Callery who is the Men’s Golfer of the Year for 2022. Jim played in 21 order of merit competitions during the year and finished within the top places in several of the competitions he played. Pat Conroy ran Jim very close throughout the past few months and only lost out by 6 points at the finish. Ciaran Beirne climbed the ranks strongly in the latter stages but was disadvantaged by only playing 15 events.
RESULTS – Thursday Competitions – 25/9/22 1st Jonathan Egan 22 points, Brendan Gaffney 20, 3rd Gerry Nerney 20. Michael Simon was the winner of this years King Cup played over the weekend of the 24th/25th. Michael had 41 points, second place went to Owen Garvin with 39. Third placed Ciaran Beirne also had 39. In the competition played over the weekend of the 17th and 18th September the 3 top placed players all had 44 points and their places were decided on count back. First place went to Adam Daly, Gerry Carty came second and Padraig O’Connell was 3rd, with Gary Carty adding to his ever growing collection of gross prizes.
FIXTURES – The next few weekends will see our King Harmon qualifiers take place. This is the 90th year of the competition. The King Harmon Cup is the clubs main Matchplay tournament and the cup itself has been competed for within the club since 1932, having been donated at that time by Sir Cecil Stafford King-Harmon of Rockingham House. It ranks alongside the Captains and Presidents Prizes as one of the more prestigious prizes on offer during the golfing year. Each Sunday will be played as a separate 18 hole Stableford competition with the leading qualifiers going through to the matchplay rounds.
CLUB OUTING – We are hoping to relaunch the annual club outing with a days golf away in late October or November. More details to follow.
AGM DATES – The AGM of the Mens section will be held on Sunday November the 13th. The Ladies section will announce their AGM date shortly. The overall Club AGM takes place on November 27th. Both meetings will be at 5 pm on the respective dates in the clubhouse.
MONTHLY DRAW – The winners for September were – 1st Ted Hester, 2nd Cillian Doyle , 3rd John and Claire Cryan. Please consider supporting our monthly draw.
1st place gets 120 euro, 2nd and 3rd 60 apiece. Entry envelopes are available at the clubhouse noticeboard or you can set up a direct debit for 10 euro per month to the clubs bank account at the following IBAN : IE59 BOFI 905328 22439700.
Pic shows Michael Simon receiving the King Cup from Men’s Captain Gabriel Lavin