HOSTS OF GENTS ALL IRELAND STROKEPLAY CHAMPIONSHIPS 2015
196 players from all around Ireland qualified to play in the Gents All Ireland Strokeplay Championships which we hosted last weekend.
This was a great boost to the town and surrounding areas as the players, family and supporters were here for the whole weekend of the 25th and 26th July.
Top pitch and putt players came to the Cunnigar last weekend for the National Gents Strokeplay Championships, which is the pinnacle of the pitch and putt season.
On Saturday last the Juniors started the proceedings with 53 players taking part, with the top 12 qualifying for a play off on the Saturday evening.
We had a local winner with Paul Riordan who beat Richard Burke of Grannard in an intense 9 hole play off.
Michael A'Hearne and Declan Byrne for their first big competition did themselves very proud, and the experience will stand to them in the future.
At 11.30 the Intermediate grade got under way, this was high standard pitch & putt play which saw Damien Greevey from Lucan come out on top with an amazing 11 under, this was followed by Cian Morrison from Douglas with 9 under and in 3rd place was Luke Heeney from Bellewstown. Our local players Thomas Maher and Aiden O'Rourke acquitted themselves very well but unfortunately they came up short on the day.
Saturday was brilliant sunshine and the course looked magnificent. The conditions were perfect for a great game of pitch and putt and everyone enjoyed the day.
This competition is the one that all players strive to win.
There were 80 players in this Senior section, and on Sunday morning gale force winds and torrential rain greeted the elite of pitch and putt.
Despite the horrendous conditions John Walsh of Collins, Cork romped home with a 4 shot victory over J.R Crangle of Loughlinstown.
In 3rd place was Junior Smith from R.G.S.C and 4th place was Keieran Earls from Parteen, Limerick.
John Walsh now has the history of being the 3rd man in P.P.U.I history to win the National Matchplay and National Strokeplay double in the one year.
Ladies Open sponsored by
The Butchers Block
Our ladies open which is kindly sponsored by The Butcher's Block will be held at our course on the 8th August.
Again this event attracts ladies from all over Ireland for the weekend and is another boost for the town of Dungarvan.
This competiton started only a few years ago and has gone from strength to strength and is now one of the top competitons for Ladies in Ireland.
Our next committee meeting will be on 30th July after the game this is an important one before the Ladies Open sponsored by The Butchers Block.
Major fixtures for the coming year.
Ladies Open sponsored by The Butchers Block August 8th
Ladies & Gents Captains Day (Aiden Murray & Mary O'Neill) August 23rd
so everyone get practising.
please note if names are not paid for they will not be sent away.
Monday Evening Scrambles are now underway names in by 6pm tee off 6.30pm.
Nett Maureen Power, Paddy Lawlor
Gross Mary O'Neill, Patsy Hackett
Names to be in for 10am tee off 10.30am
From now on with all games please note:
The inexperienced player on each team will now mark the card (this is to get used to marking cards)
The next Juvenile competition will be on Friday 30th at 1pm
Hole in One
Last year we held a Hole in one competiton
so we will continue with a prize for the most hole in ones during the club competiton season this year as it proved very popular.
There's fierce competiton already with everyone trying to get the ultimate hole in one.
To date Patsy Hackett (4), Paddy Noonan (4) , Liam Simms(3), Michael Ahearne, Declan Byrne, Paddy Lawlor each have one each.
Breda O'Donnell (3) and Jacinta O'Mahoney (3) Bridget Walsh(2), Cait Mulcahy , Mary O'Neill and Corinne McGee now has a hole in one for the womens section.
Bonus number 40 the winner this week was Lorraine Troy and Chloe Hilliard.
Leaving Pitch Marks when playing destroys the greens, it takes a lot of care and attention to keep them in pristine condition, so all members and green fees are asked to repair them and use the correct repairer when doing so.
Also do not use the club head to take balls out of holes on greens as this damages the hole.
If anyone has an hour or two Mondays to Fridays to spare to give a hand helping on the course you would be very welcome.
Did you know?
WE HAD A FANTASTIC WEEKEND
Adults 80 euro
Family 150 euro
Over 60's 50 euro
Juveniles 45 euro
Life Members 30 euro
T.shirts, caps and gloves for sale in club house.