P.J.Leahy and Donal Elliot continue to impress over the early season with very good wins in the weekend’s singles competitions both of which were kindly sponsored by Irish Turfcare and ITW Polymers.
On the team front our Barton Shield went down to Carrick-on-Suir at Tramore but the Fred Daly boys kept the flag flying with a fine win over Cahir Park and now go on to meet Thurles in the Area Final.
We wish our Junior Cup team every success in Mitchelstown over the weekend.
Best wishes are also extended to Lady Captain, Kitty, on her big day on Sunday.
Presentation of prizes
Presentation of all outstanding prizes this Friday night at 9.30 p.m.
The River Lee Challenge has been decisively won by Patrick Ryan (G) with rounds of 67,68,68 and 70 – scores which would be good enough to win the Irish Open.
Seniors please note outing to Charleville on Thursday, July 4th. as our own course is reserved for the Munster Boys Championship. Speaking of which we had a very interesting Boys Scratch Cup on Friday last with three visitors taking the top prizes-all of whom will be competing in the Munster Boys. Those taking part were highly impressed by our magnificent facilities and, particularly, with the excellent condition of the course.
On the facilities side special mention must go to our practice area and the state of the art driving range which is so well presented and maintained by Tom O’Halloran and the Club.
Club Professional, Robert Kelly, is running a Junior Golf Camp at the Club on Tuesday/Wednesday July 9/10th. from 10 to 12 each day. The camp is open to all members and non-members and a fun time is assured whilst learning the basic fundamentals of golf. Cost per child €20- contact the Pro-Shop at 062 51119 Ext 4 and please note that individual golf lessons are always available from the Professional.
Jackpot not won and carries over to €2100 next week.
Lucky Dip winners : Maureen Dunne, Rosie Finnan, Eddie Fitzgerald, Con McInerney, Tom Fogarty. Promoters Prize – Joe McGrath.
Denis Grant (16) 43 pts
D.J.Lynch (12) 43 pts
Eric Grogan (13) 42 pts
Donal Elliot (7) 37 pts
Trevor Flynn (10) 37 pts
Mark McInerney (12) 36 pts
P.J.Leahy (15) 43 pts
Edward Lowry(14) 38 pts
Michael Meaney (21) 36 pts
L.Kelly, M. Lynch, N.Horgan, B. Kennedy 99 pts
J.Kiely, P.J. Treacy, E.Coffey, W. Hyde 99 pts
Jack O’Dwyer, John O’Dwyer, P. Ryan, B.O’Reilly 96 pts
Boys Scratch Cup
Ted Collins (Dun Laoghaire) Scr 148
Andrew Magee (Powerscourt)( 2) 153
Michael O’Connell (Cork) (5) 156
Ted Lowry (Tipperary) (6) 157
Nett Tadhg Ryan (Tipperary (11) 140
Seniors: 17th June, Winners: C. Ryan, J. Ryan, G. Gilligan (39.6), Runner-up: O. Mulvihille, R. Madden, B. Hayes, M. Beary (40.5), 3rd: R. Bourke, C. Meehan, U. O’Hora (41.8).
Wednesday 17th June, Sponsored by Hair FX, Winner: C. Ryan (35) 41pts, Runner-up: K. Rafferty (13) 38pts, 3rd: A. Kiely (24) 37pts.
Sunday, 22nd June: Winner: O. Mullivihille (29) 32pts.
Wednesday 26th June, 18 Hole S/F. sponsored by O’Dwyer Bros.
Friday 28th June, Open Day Ladies Qualifier.
Sunday 30th June, Lady Captain’s Day (Mrs Kitty O’Reilly).
July 4th -31st Ext. Comp. Fr. Mc Grath Cup (High, Low – Scotch Foursomes).
Draw for Lady Captain’s Prize will take place in the clubhouse on Thurs. 27th at 8.00p.m.
Best wishes to our Lady Captain on Sunday. We hope the sun will shine and Lady Captain and her family will have a lovely day.
Late Mona Vaughan, R.I.P.
The members were deeply saddened by the death of Mona Vaughan R.I.P. Mona was a Past Lady Captain and Honorary Life member of the club.
The highlight of last weekend was our Lady Captain’s Day on Saturday June 22nd.
Lady Captain, Neasa Fahy O’Donnell arrived to a great welcome and there was a great turnout of members and visitors alike.
Despite a shaky start weather wise on Saturday morning the sun came out and continued through the afternoon.
A beautiful meal was served following golf and after delivering a fine speech Lady Captain Neasa proceeded to prizegiving.
The results for Saturday were:
Winner of Lady Captain’s Prize 2013 – Mary Toomey (Ballykisteen) h/cap 31 – 70 Nett
Runner-Up – Sarah Toomey (Ballykisteen) h/cap 33 – 74 Nett
Best Gross – Mary Crowley (Castletroy) h/cap 8 – 84 Gross
Third – Asun Smyth (Ballykisteen) h/cap 20 – 76 Nett
Best Visitor – Marge O’Shea (Castletroy) h/cap 27 – 71 Nett
Runner –Up – Kay Crowe (Tipperary) h/cap 22 – 72 Nett
Third – Mary Halpin (Blessington)
Front 9 – Cathy Meehan (Ballykisteen)
Back 9 – Majella Hallinan (Ballykisteen)
Longest drive – Imelda O’Hanlon (Charleville)
Nearest the pin – Jane Cowhey (Ballykisteen)
Whether we can call it natural talent or good luck it seems to be on the side of the Toomey Family with Mary winning Lady Captain’s Prize in 2012 and her daughter Sarah winning Lady President’s Prize in 2012. Ladies, whatever it is long may it continue.
Lady Captain Neasa would like to express her sincere thanks to the management and staff of Ballykisteen Hotel and Golf Resort, to the committee and to PGA Professional, Marian Riordan for their help and support on Saturday and for making it such a memorable and enjoyable day.
By all accounts a great day and night was had by all.
The winner of our Tuesday competition, June 18th was 1st Asun Smyth, 34pts, 2nd Margo O’Doherty, 33pts.
For all info and results log onto www.ballykisteenladiesclub.net
Club Competition Sunday 23rd June – Eddie Hackett Course
1st. Luke Cummins (9) – 42pts, 2nd. Jimmy Murphy (8) – 36pts, Gross: Ger Murray (5) - 30 pts, 3rd. Eoin Conway (5) – 34pts back 9. CSS: 34pts.
High Handicap Competition – Tuesday 18th June: 1st Frank Curran (21) - 29pts, 2nd Joe Keane (21) - 29pts, Guest Pat Quinn (16) - 35pts
Al Eile Open Mens Qualifier – Wednesday 19th June: 1st Pat Quinn (16) - 46pts, 2nd Darragh Herlihy (10) - 42pts, 3rd / Visitor Seamus Cronin (24) - 37pts Rafeen Creek, Extra Qualifiers Gross Kenneth Kelleher (6) - 29pts. CSS 37pts
Tuesday Tuesday 25th June – High Handicap 13 Hole
Wednesday 26th June – Al Eile Open Mens Qualifier continues each Wednesday.
Saturday/Sunday 29th/30th June – Club Competition 18 hole stroke.
West Waterford were defeated by Waterford Castle in the first round at Tramore GC on Saturday. Thank you to manager Michael Byrne and his panel for representing the club.
Our Junior Cup team will play Williamstown in the first round at Clonmel GC on Saturday 29th June. Best of luck to all involved.
Best wishes to Gary who plays in the Brabazon Trophy at Formby form June 26th to 29th. Once again this will be a field of top world class amateur golfers as Gary continues his busy schedule. Details and scores will be available on the GUI website.
Al Eile Open
This very popular midweek Open competition continues every Wednesday with weekly prizes and qualification for the Grand Final to be won. Thanks to our sponsor Al Eile stud.
Junior Competition Sunday 23rd June - 12pm
Results: 1st Sergie Quinn (26) - 40pts, 2nd Conor Ryan (30) - 39pts, 3rd:Cian Ryan (31) - 30pts, 4th Max Quinn (19) - 26pts CSS: 38.
Summer Golf Camps
Camp 1: Tues 2nd to Fri 5th July. Camp 2: Tues 9th to Fri 12th July. Girls age 7+: 1.30pm to 3.00pm. Boys age 9+: 9.00am to 10.30am. Boys age 5 to 8: 11.00am to 12.30pm. To enter Mobile: 086 3521070 or e mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or FACEBOOK: Tim Murphy Coaching or Twitter: Tim Murphy @twmurphygolf. Cost for camp €25.
Heartbreaking defeat for Challenge Cup team: Our Challenge Cup team consisting of Reena Landers, Jean O’Donovan, Nora Flynn, Marie T Curran and Mary D French lost to East Cork in Mahon last week but can be proud of their great run in the competition.
June Whyte books table in Ardmore! The White Horses Restaurant, Ardmore is always a keenly contested competition. June Whyte playing off 16 had a solid score of 71 nett to take first prize, while Margaret Connolly playing off 36 was as usual consistent with a very respectable score of 72 nett. The in-form Jean Conway playing off 18 filled the third slot with a 77 nett
Maria Moloney Boutique sponsored 3 Person Scramble: The Maria Moloney Boutique sponsored Open 3 Person Champagne Scramble takes place this Thursday.
Junior Foursomes this Saturday: The very best of luck to our Junior Foursomes team who play East Cork on this Saturday June 29th in Slievenamon.
18 Hole Stableford Sunday June 30th: Another opportunity to get a card in on this Sunday when there will be an 18 hole stableford competition.
Tuesday 18th June: Open Seniors, CSS 39 pts
1st: Nicky Hayes (14) 40 pts
Friday 21st June: Open Singles, CSS 37 pts.
1st: Noel Casey (18) 36 pts Kilkenny
Saturday 22nd/Sunday 23rd June: 3 Man Scranble
1st: Tom Moore (15), Michael Wall (12), David Shanley (14) 617/8
2nd: David O’Connor (6), Brian O’Connor (8), Leo Wall (18) 62
3rd: Paul O’Dea (25), Mick Glavin (13), Seamus O’Connell (16) 621/4
Tuesday 25th June: Open Seniors, 50+, Ladies and Gents
Friday 28th June: Open 18 Holes Stableford.
Saturday 29th June: Club Competition
Sunday 30th June: Monthly Medal kindly sponsored by Noel Devereux.
Tuesday 2nd July: Open Seniors, 50+, Ladies and Gents.
Club competition Monday 17th June
1st Williamina Reynolds (21) 36 pts; 2nd Mary Kiely (13) 35 pts; 3rd Eilo Fitzgerald (29) 32 pts
Omni Group Wednesday 19th June, winner Ellen Foley 24 pts.