RESULTS – The mens’ 9 hole competition played on Thursday 12/4/2018 was won by Brendan Gaffney , with Patrick Egan and Michael Rush taking 2nd and 3rd respectively. The competition was sponsored by Patrick Egan.
The annual outing took place on Saturday 11/4/2018 to St Margarets’ Golf and Country Club in Dublin. Thanks are due to Gary Carty and Michael Rush who organised this trip. The overall winner on the day was President of the mens’ club, Michael Simon. In second and third places were Charlie O’Donnell and Ross Andrew, with the ladies prize going to Joey Mullaney. Mary O’Hara had a notable double, winning both the “longest drive” and “nearest the pin” prizes.
An 18 hole Stableford was played on Sunday 15/04/2018, very kindly sponsored by Keating Amenity Solutions. David Purser had the winning score of 41 points , just edging out Frank Casserly on countback. The gross prize was taken by David Wynne and Tom Kearney was 3rd with 40 points.
UPCOMING COMPETITIONS – On this coming Saturday, the 21st, the Boyle men take on Ballinamore in the second of their inter-club fixtures, the All-Ireland Four Ball competition. This tournament replaced the well known Cecil Ewing Shield competition 2 years ago.
Next Sunday , the 22nd of April, sees a Scotch Foursomes competition for the men and the PGA Tankard competition for the ladies. We are very grateful to local Boyle business, East Brothers Machinery, for sponsoring the mens’ Foursomes competition. The following Sunday, the 29th, sees the most notable competition of the year to date, the “Voucher”. The first prize for this competition is a free single membership for the year, but only paid up members are eligible to win, so if you haven’t paid up by that date you may be doing yourself out of a chance to win one of the best prizes of the golfing year.
COURSE WORKS – The golf course will be closed from Monday to Thursday this week to enable the postponed verti-draining to take place.
( Attached pictures courtesy of Gary Carty, first picture caption “Members of Boyle Golf on the 2018 outing to St Margarets Golf and Country Club, second picture caption “Winner of the 2018 outing Michael Simon receiving his prize from Terry Canning”)