Well done this week to Michael Fitzpatrick and Peter Crosse- now at the veteran stage but as street-wise as ever- who captured the Moloney Foursomes with a surprise win over young guns Adrian O’Donoghue and Trevor Flynn.
With Peter taking a deserved rest, Michael teamed up with Joe Fitzgerald to win the weekend’s Kickham Pairs, kindly sponsored by Frank Spillane.
Another major matchplay competition-the prestigious Murray Fourball- was also decided over the weekend with Eamonn Mulcahy and Gerry O’Donoghue victorious over James Collins and Adrian O’Donoghue.
Tuesday Singles: Larry Ryan(18) 42 pts; James Ryan(6) 41 pts; Conor Carroll(14) 41 pts; Sean Long(3) 40 pts
Open Singles: Ed.Lynch (12)-Templemore 42 pts; Michael Keaty (9) 38 pts; Donal Elliot(7) 38 pts; Kieran Flynn (15) 37 pts
Kickham Pairs: Ml.Fitzpatrick & Joe Fitzgerald 59 pts; Francis Fitzgerald & Jerry Morrissey 58 pts; Sean Bourke & Donncha Horan 57 pts.
Thursday, June 13: Winners : Tom O’Connor, Jim Foley, Liam O’Dwyer & Joe Ryan 94 pts
2nd: Pat Walsh, John Kiely, Tom Hickey & Eric Rochford 93 pts
3rd: Ml.O’Grady, Joe Crosse, P.J.Treacy & Paddy Cleary 92 pts
Fourball format with all proceeds going to N.C.B.I- entry €5- will be played over the week June 22 – 29 with the winning pair qualifying for the Regional Final.
We host Munster Boys Championship from July 3rd. to 5th. with practice day on Tuesday the 2nd. We last hosted this event in 2002 when Cian McNamara was the winner. Among those taking part that year was Rory McIlroy who actually finished runner-up in the Under 15 section. There is already a huge entry for the championship with handicaps as low as +1.
Our Mixed team had a good win over Mitchelstown in the Diageo Mixed but went down narrowly to Cahir Park in the Irish Mixed and we wish the Barton Shield team every success this weekend in Tramore.
Our Lotto continues apace with the jackpot now standing at €2000 still to be won.
This week’s numbers 6, 11, 22, 28. Lucky Dips : Matt Ryan, Frank Spillane, Brian O’Brien,Anne Marie Dunne, Noel Halley. Promoter’s Prize – Theresa Cunningham.
Results from 10th June, Winners: M. Beary, M. Dalton, C. Ryan (37.9), R. Up: Lady President Madge, R. Bourke, A. Ryan (38.7), 3rd: E. Connery, T. O’Brien, B. Hayes (39.4).
Wed. 12th June, Committee Prize, Winner: E. O’Sullivan (21) 66, R.Up: Mary Crowe (26) 68 Gross: A. K. Creamer (13) 82, 3rd: Lady Captain Kitty (22) 69, 4th: E. Connery (34) 69, 5th: B. Doherty (21) 69. Front 9: L. O’Dwyer (29) 32.5, Back 9: U. Bohan (22) 31.
Fixtures: Wed. 19th June, 18 Hole S/F. Sponsored by Hair FX. Sun. 23rd June, Club Competition (Book on line). Mon. 24th June, Open Day Singles (Nifty Fifties) Sponsored by Silverwood Jewellers (Book on line). Wed. 26th June, 18 Hole S/F. Sponsored by O’Dwyer Bros. Fri. 28th June, Open Day Ladies Qualifier. Sun. 30th June, Lady Captain’s Day (Mrs Kitty O’Reilly).
Well done to the Miele team who beat Lahinch in the 2nd round of the competition.
Tuesday 11th June: Open Seniors, CSS 38 pts: 1st: Andy Travers (14) 38 pts.
Saturday 15th June: 18 Holes Stableford, CSS 34 pts: 1st: Tim O’Driscoll (19) 38 pts; 2nd: Dean Golds (19) 35 pts; Gross: Jimmy O’Dwyer (9) 25 pts
Sunday 16th June: Club Competition, CSS 37 pts: 1st: John Queally (19) 42 pts; 2nd: James Hayes (11) 38 pts; Gross: David O’Connor (6) 29 pts; 3rd: Nicky Dee (12) 36 pts
Friday 21st June: Open 18 Holes Stableford.
Saturday 22nd June: Open 3 Man Scramble
Sunday 23rd June: Open 3 Man Scramble.
Tuesday 25th June: Open Seniors, 50 +, Ladies and Gents.
Open 3 Man Scramble:
We will host an open 3 man scramble on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd June, entry fee for visitors is €20.
Omni Group, Wednesday 5th June, winner Julie Lawlor 19 pts
Wednesday 12th June, winner Noirin Darcy 20 pt
Sunday 23rd June 18 holes competition sponsored by Helvick Seafood (This is a GOY competition)
18 hole sponsored ongoing competition (2 cards to count) running for month of June.
10 hole ongoing competition for Club Voucher
Open 5 Days
Commencing on Sunday 30th June and running until Thursday 4th July we have 5 Open Days kindly sponsored by Sanikleen. Each day will be a 3 Ball Rumble. You can book on line or call 05844055
Date for your Diary
Thursday 18th July. Tony Dunford Memorial Charity Day. For further details see men’s notes
Coaching on Monday evenings is open to all members. Ladies wishing to take up golf would also be very welcome. For full details contact Brendan or Mark at 05844055.
Michael Hanton strikes (Clonmel) Oil in some style!
While it wasn’t black gold, the first prize was gold enough for Martin Hanton who had a brilliant 47 points to leave the field in his wake by no less than 8 shots in the Clonmel Oil Open singles sponsored competition which saw 149 entries try for the fantastic prizes. Playing off of 16, Martin hasn’t figured in the results recently but he certainly made up for lost time with this great round of golf. Out in level par for 26 points - two birdies and two bogeys mixed with five pars - he had the luxury of a 4 over back nine for another 21 points for his 47 total. Nearest to Martin was Dermot Maher (4) who had 39 points. Dermot has been playing great consistent golf in recent weeks and on this occasion his second place just pipped Kevin Blanche on the same score but Dermot had the better back nine.
Hole in One
And there was also a bit of added excitement in the competition when Tom O’Donnell holed for an ace on the 3rd hole with a six iron.
We are extremely grateful to Clonmel Oil for their very generous sponsorship.
The Mixed Foursomes had a great weekend in Cahir winning all four matches in the East Munster section of the competition. On Saturday they got the better of Templemore and Slievenamon and on Sunday morning they were too good for Dundrum. They met the home side Cahir Park in the afternoon and even giving way to local knowledge they triumphed in this ‘local derby’ and go on now to play the winners from the Waterford section in the area final on Wednesday or Thursday of next week at a venue to be decided. We wish them the best of luck and we hope to see some good support for the team.
Clonmel Oil Sponsored Open Singles
Sat & Sun, June 15th and 16th
1st Martin Hanton (16) 47 pts
2nd Dermot Maher (4) 39 pts B9
3rd Kevin Blanche (12) 39 pts
Gross Gavin Smyth (+1) 38 pts
Best Saturday Tom Duggan (4) 37 pts B9
Best Sunday Pat O’Dwyer (10) 38 pts B9
Bulmers Open Singles: 4th & 6th June
1st Dermot Maher (5) 40pts
2nd Tim O’Riordan (14) 36pts (Fermoy)
3rd Damian Martin (13) 35pts
Played 13th June
1st R. Hallissey, M. Corbett, J. Wade 77pts
We understand that the foundation for this great win was the performance
of Michael Corbett’s recent swing changes following some golf lessons which are bearing fruit!
Bulmers Open Singles continues on Tues & Thurs, June 18th & 20th
Friday June 21st - No Mixed 4Somes due to Club Classic
Fri/Sat/Sun - June 21/22/23 - Club Classic - there are still some vacancies on the timesheet for this competition. Timesheet in the Clubhouse only, not on BRS as previously mentioned.
Competition Entry envelopes have been renewed recently and it now not necessary to put your name on the envelope - just your Entry Number as per the Competitions Entry Book.
Bulmers Open Singles continues on Tues & Thurs, June 18th & 20th
Friday June 21st Open - 9 Holes Mixed 4Somes
Fri/Sat/Sun - June 21/22/23 - Club Classic
Thursday June 13th 2013 - 18 hole singles s/f competition Sponsor John O’Dwyer Golf Store
1st Colm Galvin (14) 39pts back 9; 2nd Connor McGeever (15) 39 pts; 3rd Adam Hickey (20) 34 pts
10 hole Competition: 1st John O’Dwyer (28) 9 pts
Next Competition on Thursday June 20th 2013: 9.00 - 10.30am. All Juniors welcome. Application forms available for new Juniors.
Are you between 20 and 32 years of age and looking to join a golf club in your area? Clonmel Golf Club have an offer for the younger members at a reduced rate. Contact Aine on 052-6124050 for full details and an application form.
Outings and Classics
Clonmel Golf Club is now taking bookings for all golf society outings and Classics for next year. If you have a date in mind, please contact the office on 052-6124050 and we will do our best to accommodate your group. Rates are very competitive.
No competition was held on Monday 10th June but will be rescheduled for a later date. The Club Classic will take place this week-end 21st, 22nd & 23rd June. Time sheet in front hall so Ladies please get your teams together and enter this club classic kindly sponsored by Carey’s Bar, Irishtown.
Wed 26th June – 18 Hole stableford kindly sponsored by our Club Professional, Robert Hayes. Please support.
12 Hole ongoing competition sponsored by Danone continues – 2 cards to count.
Sadly our Miele Team were beaten on Monday, 10th June by Gowran Park.
Our Junior Cup Ladies are in action in Mahon on 23rd June. Our Intermediate Ladies are playing in Cahir Park on June 22nd at 2.30pm. Our Junior Foursomes are playing in Slievenamon on June 29th at 2pm against Doneraile.
Good luck to all our teams. Your support and presence at these events would be greatly appreciated.