Rain dominated conversations again this week. Any opportunity to play the Front Nine Holes was availed of. Course Staff cut Rough and Fairways when possible, swept the Greens daily, and managed Driving Range facilities to enable all Golf enthusiasts enjoy a good swing and the coveted long-distance achievement.
New Distance Markers will be in place this week to enhance the Range facility.
Ned Grant & Sons Building Contractors were not deterred by poor weather and undertook the mammoth task of replacing all the timber planks on the Bridge, the only crossing for all Golfers over the River Suir. A superb new crossing awaits us when the Back Nine Holes reopen, hopefully very soon. Thank you to the Grant Family and Staff.
Only one competition to report on which was played on Sunday 22nd October.
Turkey No 1, Nine Holes, Stapleford.
Congratulations to Kathleen Lonergan who won with 19pts and Michelle Keating who came second with 18pts.
The results of the Nine Hole Qualifying Competitions run every Monday over the Summer, 8th May to 14th August, were announced this week. Top Qualifier is Geraldine Cooney, with Phil Kehoe, Fiona Rea, Mag Tobin and Bella Healy featuring also. Congratulations to all the Ladies who participated in the weekly competitions, enjoyed picnics on the balcony, and embraced the spirit of golf, honourable competition among friends.
Unfortunately, the Tuesday Scrambles run by Margaret and Anne have not been played recently, again due to weather. Whenever possible, Nine Hole competition will continue and we will all keep up the spirits and look forward to bright dry days ahead.
Find The Golfball
The latest draw took place on Saturday the 28th of October. The envelope drawn was for Don Quill and his number was 44. Not a winner but Don wins €20. Thank you for your support.