Captains Drive In
Well over one hundred members, friends and families came to Cahir Park on Sunday to get the golfing year off to a great start. We were treated to a warm beverage which was most welcome! It was a great opportunity to meet old friends and new members. The atmosphere was wonderful and the enthusiasm for the year ahead was oozing from our Captains, Vincent Bradshaw, Susan Carey and Jake Linley and our President Millie Webb. We had some junior players playing who are exhibiting great talent. The sky was blue, the course was in great shape and we set off to play all 18 holes. It is remarkable in the month of January that the course presented so well. This of course is due to the tremendous endeavour of our course staff under the leadership of Declan Walsh. After the golf everyone enjoyed a warm meal in the clubhouse. It was a great finish to a great day.
The winners were David Roncontre, Thomas Walsh, Cathrach Leahy and Mary Cotter. In second place were Paul Eivers, Tony Cronin, Mary Lyons and Colin Fitzgerald. In third place were our PRO David Ryan, Ken Hogan, Austin Mc Loughlin and Catherine English. In fourth place were Eoin Carey, Paddy Farrell, Bill Lonergan and Breda Hickey.
In this weeks (Monday 20th January to Sunday 26th January) Race to Paddys Day opener we had some very good golf from all involved.
Category 1 went to the beefcake Brian Frazer with a very good 26pts – well done Fraz.
Category 2 was taken by Eoin Cahill with an exceptional 29pts – super shooting Eoin.
Category 3 was won by Gerard Cahill with 24pts – great shooting lads and well done.
This Weeks Fixtures: Continuation of the “Race to Paddys Day Weekly Qualifiers”
Ongoing 12 Hole Open Singles Daily – Stableford with 3 Category Prizes and the 3 Qualifying for the Grand Final on Sunday 15th March. Play as often as you like. €5 entry and €3 re-entry.
Results for Thursday January 23
Winner Mary Lyons h/c 21 with 25 points. Mary is featuring a lot these days! Second was Catherine English h/c 29 with 23 points. In third place was a lady who is playing a lot and loving her golf at the moment – Mary Cotter, h/c 36 with 22 points. These were all hardy ladies to play on Thursday which was icy cold and with poor visibility. Well Done!
For the first week in the Race to St. Patrick’s Day our Captain Susan Carey and Breda Keating have qualified. This competition can be played anytime during the week.
The Annual Mass for deceased members of our club will be held in the clubhouse on Wednesday night January 29. Everybody is most welcome to attend.
I hope you are all avidly reading the news and keeping up with sporting events at home and abroad! Our first club quiz night is on Friday February 21.
Find the Golf Ball
The jackpot has still not been won. The jackpot is now at €1920. Ger Liston’s name came out this week and he won €20. There are very few cards left to be turned. So don’t miss your chance make your entry in the bar, this week.
This week is the last week to avail of all the offers in our subscriptions. To all of you who have already paid up, thank you. It is very much appreciated. We have great plans for our club but we cannot prepare budgets until we are sure of our subscription level.
Please don’t forget the Golfers Code this winter where we can all do our bit – make the “3 R’s” your mantra and share it with your playing partners. This is so important to maintain our course. Also please use the mats on the tee boxes.
R – repair (pitchmarks)
R – replace (divots)
R – rake (bunkers)
Happy Golfing Folks.