Once again large numbers gathered at Cahir Park Golf Club for our hospice weekend in aid of South Tipp Hospice. The organisers would once again like to thank our sponsors Noel Flanagan, Cahir Carpets and Ned Grant building contractors for their generous support.

The club is grateful to all who supported, donated, and played over the weekend. A special mention has to go to our member and local artist Noreen Hally who donated one of her beautiful paintings for raffle.

The series of events kicked off on Thursday July 23rd with our Ladies’ competition. The future is bright with one of our up-and-coming junior members shooting the lights out, a very special mention to Ellen Farrell who was at the top of the podium with a massive 50 points. Runner up was Deirdre ONeill playing off 22 with 43 points. The Gross prize went to Joanne Quaid playing off 17 with 23 points. Kathleen Alton rounded off the prize winners coming third with 40 points playing off 26.

It was then over to the men who teed it up over the weekend again kindly sponsored by Ned Grant Building Contractors and Cahir Carpets. This great cause drew a big entry to the course and a whopping €2000 was raised and handed over to a fantastic service. Winning top spot was Ger Dolan with 43 points, a fantastic score by Ger. Second place was Ray Barry with 42 points, well done Ray. Gross went to Emmet Leahy with 39 points and Third place was taken by the inform Kieran Fleming on a count back with 41 points. Excellent shooting by all in what was a high standard weekend.

Senior Ladies Results Monday 20th July

A great turn out for our senior ladies competition on Monday last.  Lady Captain Susan Carey, Margaret  Costello and Ann Mulcahy came first with 75 points. Second place were Miriam Halley, Rosemary Maher and Peggy Buttimer with 66 points and Third place went to Pauline Mulcahy, Marie Devitt and Catherine MacMahon

Ladies Fixtures

Thursday 30th July 18 hole Vpar. Bank Holiday

Monday 3rd August 18hole straight scramble from 12.30 team of 3 €15 per team.

Best of Luck Vincent

The ladies committee and members would like to extend our best wishes to Men’s Captain Vincent Bradshaw, wife Lorraine and daughter Emma on his Captains Prize next weekend.

Men’s Notes

ABP Open Singles Qualifier

The Monday to Thursday ABP Qualifier continues each week with the Top 50 in the Race to the ABP Final. This week’s competition saw Mark O’Loughlin with 43 points win Category 1 , great score by Mark. Category 2 was blitzed by Eoin Carey with a sizzling 45 points. Super shooting Eoin. Category 3 was claimed by Kieran Fleming with an impressive 42 points. Well done lads great shooting, a coveted spot on the leaderboard secured.

Mens Fixtures: Monday 27th to Thursday 30th ABP Qualifier continues.

Friday 24th to Sunday 26th is Captain Vincent Bradshaw’s Weekend. 18 holes Stroke with times available from lunchtime Friday straight through to Sunday where will see a playoff with the top 24 scorers (no ties) going out over 12 holes to do battle for the top prizes. All entries must be in by Wednesday afternoon. Also we have a “HoleinOne” Competition where €5 buys you 4 chances to notch a hole-in-one on any of our par 3’s for a prize of a Flat Screen Plazma TV. Proceeds go towards the development of our new Putting Green.

Cahir Park Golf Club Pro-Am

The third edition of Cahir Park Golf Club’s PGA Pro-Am is now sold out.  51 teams will take to the fairways in the heart of the golden vale on Tuesday August 11th.

This year’s Pro-Am is hosted by David Ryan and sponsored by Morrison BMW, Motocaddy, Fade Agencies, Callaway, Proquip and Martin Scaffolding.  Situated only 5 minutes from Junction 10 on M8 and sitting on the banks of the river Suir, the course is ideally positioned to host PGA Pros from all over Ireland.

After shooting at 6 under (65) Tulfaris Golf Resort’s Simon Thornton will return to defend his title and with 51 teams that side of the Pro Am is going to be extremely competitive.

In the Pro ranks we will see lots of local interest with host David Ryan teeing it up, former club Captain and club man Paul Eivers recently turning professional is entered into the mix. David and Paul will be joined by former Cahir Park Golf Club member Dylan Burke who is Assistant Professional in Dun Laoghaire Golf Club and Colin OGorman who adds to the local interest.

The golfers will be treated to a meal and hospitality by Keith and his team in the club house after their round.  It promises to be an excellent day and once again the club would like to thank the PGA and their sponsors.

HIGH PRAISE INDEED

Last week saw a visit from a delegate of the GUI where praise was heaped on Cahir Park for the approach and Management of the “ReturntoGolf Protocols” around Covid-19. Mark Worley of the GUI was extremely pleased with the implementation of the returntogolf protocols and guidelines at Cahir Park. He stated that we were set up exactly as a course should be in response to the prevention of a Covid19 outbreak.

Golfers’ Code

Please don’t forget the Golfers’ Code where we can all do our bit to keep the course in great condition – make the “3 Rs” your mantra and share it with your playing partners. R – repair (pitchmarks) R – replace (divots) R – rake (bunkers) Happy Golfing Folks!

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