After all the stops and starts the Lemongrass Restaurant sponsored Magic 5/15/20 4Ball Finals were completed on Friday and Sunday last and the winners all well deserved their garlands as the scoring was very competitive in all three sections. When the counting was completed on Sunday evening the winners of the Magic 5 were Tom Duggan and Edgar Lonergan with a good 6 Up but only winning with the breakdown going to the last 3 holes. The Magic 15 was close where John Bolger and Toddy O’Brien who had 4 up just ousted Liam Flynn and Frank O’Meara with 3 up. The winning card in the Magic 20 where Trevor Gough with Johnny Quinn, had the remarkable score of 10 up while Paul McGarry and Edmund Pyke were in second place with 7 up.
The much sought after annual Members Prize – kindly sponsored by W.O. Morrissey, Architect – was won by Paul McGarry with the remarkable score of 62 nett in very trying conditions.
On a weekend, hampered on both Saturday and Sunday mornings by frost, where many of the 80 plus starters fell by the wayside due to the conditions, Paul obviously was in no way overawed by the heavy going and was three clear of Martin Kane when the cards were checked.
Martin had led from Saturday and many thought his 65 was good enough but he had to give way to Paul’s effort. Paul got off to a good start with a birdie at the first and again at the 6th but three dropped shots in a row from there had him out in one over par – not bad off of 13 handicap. A couple of more dropped shots on 12, 13 and 15 might have been the end for a lot of players but Paul tightened his grip on the trophy with a great birdie at the par three 17th and could easily afford another bogey at the 18th to bring him home in three over to give him his victory.
He has a couple of weeks to put his acceptance speech together as the presentation is not until Eater Saturday evening at 5.30.
Bulmer’s Open Singles:
The long awaited start of the Bulmers sponsored Bulmers Open Singles fell foul of the weather last week and it is hoped that the weather has improved enough for the competition to have gotten under way on Tuesday last. This competition will continue every Tuesday and Thursday until the first week in October. Qualifiers from this weekly event will play in the final for the Bulmers Cup – and other fabulous prizes - on the first Saturday of October.
Lemongrass Restaurant Magic 5/15/20 Final
1st Tom Duggan & Edgar Lonergan 6 Up L3
1st Toddy O’Brien & John Bolger 4 Up
2nd Liam Flynn & Frank O’Meara 3 Up.
1st Trevor Gough & Johnny Quinn 10 Up
2nd Paul McGarry & Edmund Pyke 7 Up
1st Paul McGarry 13 62 nett
2nd Martin Kane 6 65 nett
3rd Billy Greene 19 66 nett B9
Gross Gavin Smyth +1 71 gross
Seniors Liam Maunsell 15 69
Saturday Garrett Condon 7 68
Sunday Maurice Fehilly 12 66
Bulmers Open Singles: Tuesday and Thursday, March 19th and 21st and every Tuesday & Thursday
Easter Hamper: Saturday & Sunday, 23rd & 24th March, Singles Stableford. This competition is kindly sponsored by Superquinn.
Danone Open Weekend. Friday, Saturday and Sunday – Easter Weekend. Danone are kindly sponsoring the Easter weekend singles.
Saturday 9th and Wednesday 13th March, 15-hole weekly competition: 1st, Helen O’Donoghue (12) 33 pts (countback); 2nd, Mary Howley (28) 33 pts; 3rd, Geraldine O’Gorman (15) 31 pts.
23rd and 27th March, 18-hole Eileen Murphy Foursomes.
Monday, 25th March, 3-ball scramble. Draws at 10 and 10.30 am.
Easter Hamper, kindly sponsored by Whelans Butchers, will finish on 24th March (two cards to count).
Ladies Prizegiving on 27th March at 7.30 pm in the clubhouse. This is for ALL competitions, i.e, 12-hole Weekly Spring League, Easter Hamper, Monday Scrambles. Please attend.