By John Rainey
Saturday’s 15 hole stableford competition was played in cool
and damp conditions but the standard of play was not affected as five players
were within 2 points of the winning score.
Ciaran Duffy took first place with a score of 32 points.
Ciaran scored a total of five pars over the course of his 15 holes with three
on the front eight and the remaining two on the back seven holes as well as
adding a birdie on the par four eight hole to take first place with his score
of 32 points.
Second place was taken by Peter Mahoney, also with a score
of 32 points. Peter notched up a total of seven pars over his round with four
on the front eight and the remaining three on the back seven as well as getting
his round off to the perfect start with an eagle on the first hole to ensure he
took second place with a score of 32 points.
Third place was taken by Gerry Fox with a score of 31
points. Gerry scored a total of nine pars over his round with five on the front
eight and four on the back seven as well as adding birdies on holes seven and
nine to secure third place with a score of 31 points.
Ciaran Duffy (11) 32pts
2nd Peter Mahoney (08)
3rd Gerry Fox (03) 31pts
Sunday’s 15 hole stableford competition was played in
similar conditions to the previous day but despite this, some outstanding
scores were returned.
Martin Currid took first place with an excellent score of 37
points for 15 holes. Martin scored a total of eight pars over the course of his
15 holes with four on the front eight and the remaining four on the back seven
holes to ensure he took first place with his score of 37 points.
Second place was taken by Stephen English with a score of 35
points. Stephen sank a total of nine par putts over the course of the round
with six on the front eight and the remaining three on the back seven holes as
well as adding birdies on the fifth, fourteenth and sixteenth holes
respectively to take second place with his score of 35 points.
Third place was taken by Kenneth Henry, also with a score of
35 points. Kenneth put together a round consisting of ten pars with six on the
front eight and the remaining four on the back seven as well as adding birdies
on the fifth, eighth and seventeenth holes respectfully to take third place
with 35 points.
Martin Currid (18) 37pts
2nd Stephen English (05)
3rd Kenneth Henry (04)
This Weeks Fixtures
Friday March 10th
Friday 15 Hole Open Stableford
Saturday March 11th
15 Hole Club Stableford
Sunday March 12th
9 Hole Club Stableford
Mixed Spring League Final 2017 (Shotgun Start at 12:30)
Mixed League Final
The final of the Pet Stop Mixed League will take place this
coming Sunday, March 12th and will get underway under a shotgun
start at 12:30.
It is very important that each team is on their allocated
tee box and ready to tee off at 12.30.
As some holes are currently out of play the following holes
7 10 & 16 have doubled up, if this changes before the final this will be
adjusted by the committee.
Food is available after golf on the final day. The Menu for 12th March is on the notice
boards both Ladies & Gents. €10 per
person. Please enter name and tic your
choice in order to help the kitchen be prepared for all arriving for food at
The draw is as follows:
A Group Qualifiers
Hole 1 Kevin Fox & Mary Golden with Sean McMorrow &
Hole 2 Jimmy Noone & Peggy Nolan/Paul Byrne & Carmel
Hole 3 Michael Cox & Margaret Gerrity/Johnny Martyn
& Mary Corcoran
Hole 4 John McHugh & Stephanie Conlon/Larry Culkin &
Hole 5 Anthony Skeffington & Ann Monaghan/Gerry McMorrow
& Virginia Curran
Hole 7 Robbie Henneberry & Meg Leahy/Robbie Kelly &
Anne T Collins
Hole 7 Norman Ashe & Christine Tighe/Stephen English
& Elaine Coghill
Hole 8 Pat Corcoran & Attracta McGettrick/Aidan McGowan
& Mary Mahony
Hole 9 Leo McNally & Brona Galvin/Declan McCabe &
B Group Qualifiers
Hole 10 Neil Carew & Pat Mooney/Leo Logan & Ann
Hole 10 Michael Phelan & Anne McNulty/David Lindsay &
Hole 13 Tommy Basquille & Ann Cox/Mickey McTiernan &
Hole 14 Dessie Timbs & Cathy Flynn/Dave Wheeler &
Hole 15 Conor McManus & Rachel Rhatigan/Brian Henry
& Kay McCabe
Hole 16 Frank Hannon & Olivia Kenny/Colm Brennan &
Hole 16 Bernard Mahony & Grainne Heneberry/Declan
Sheanon & Lorna Hill
Hole 17 Colm Kilbride & Claire McLoughlin/John Finan
& Ena Cahill
Hole 18 Pat McManus & Claire Gallagher
cheats by fighting #TheFairWay for golf handicaps in 2017
The Golfing Union of Ireland are spearheading the campaign
for fair and consistent handicapping by tackling the cheats in an innovative
Handicap Awareness Month.
Throughout the month of March, the GUI will be running
#TheFairWay campaign, which will educate players and clubs alike. Handicapping
is a fundamental aspect of the game and as the governing body for men's golf in
Ireland, the GUI are raising awareness in response to public concerns about
Unlike most sports, golf is largely played in the absence of
a referee. The game, and the handicapping system, rely on the integrity of the
individual. It is up to every single player to observe the spirit and intent of
the handicapping system.
Throughout the month-long campaign, the GUI will provide all
the information necessary to be handicap aware in 2017. Your first port of call
is a dedicated website:
There, clubs can access essential information, including a
how-to guide for administering and maintaining handicaps.
Players will find all
the information they need on key topics such as: How to obtain a handicap; How
handicaps change; and Player Responsibilities. As well as an index of key
definitions, you will also find a list of frequently asked questions.
Clubs across all four
provinces -- Connacht, Leinster, Munster and Ulster -- will display specially
commissioned posters and flyers as part of the campaign. Raising awareness is
just one aspect of the campaign -- the GUI are also determined to clamp down on
"There is a
culture of tolerating handicap cheating which isn't the case for other forms of
cheating within golf," says Pat Finn, CEO of the GUI. "The finger
seems to be pointed at the GUI or the branches of the GUI or indeed to club
committees to deal with this problem. I don't think it can be. It is endemic
and the only real way of tackling it is at member-to-member level where
everybody takes a proactive approach in dealing with the issue and calling out
fellow members on their behaviour and saying it is not going to be tolerated
To hammer home the message, the GUI have defined handicap
cheating and it is prominently displayed on the Union's website: "Playing
in a qualifying competition and setting out with the aim of 'getting 0.1 back'
or not trying your best at any point in the round with the aim of manipulating
your handicap is CHEATING."
The GUI advises and
guides Handicap Committees about the application and implementation of the
handicapping system. One of most important things for clubs to remember is that
Handicap Secretaries should not act on their own, and it is vital that
decisions are made as a committee in accordance with the rules.
As with the Rules of
Golf, the handicapping system relies on the integrity of every golfer playing
the game. For club golfers, it is essential that each individual observes the
spirit and intent of the handicapping system in order to make the game as fair
and equitable as possible.
Golf's unique handicapping
system provides a means for every player to compete on an equal footing, making
the game as inclusive as possible. Not only does it level the playing field,
the handicap system makes allowance for beginners, children and adults alike,
players of declining ability and golfers with disabilities. It is because of
the handicapping system that parents get to compete side-by-side with their
children or grandparents get the chance to tee it up alongside a grandchild.
The Council of
National Golf Unions (CONGU), of which the GUI is a member, developed the rules
and regulations of the unified handicapping system (UHS), which is administered
in Ireland by the GUI and the Irish Ladies Golf Union.
You access a copy of
the UHS Manual for free online at Golfnet.ie. Keep up to date with everything
that's happening throughout Handicapping Awareness Month on the GUI website and
through the GUI's social media channels on Facebook and Twitter.
Find out more at www.thefairway.ie or www.golfnet.ie/HandicapAwareness
Senior’s 15 Hole Open Stableford
The Men’s Senior’s 15 Hole Open Stableford was held last
Wednesday and some excellent scores were returned.
Vice Captain, Hugh Gallagher took first place with an
exceptional score of 38 points for 15 holes. Hugh scored a total of five pars
over the course of his 15 holes with four on the front eight and the remaining
par on the back seven as well as adding birdies on the eighth, tenth and
fifteenth holes respectfully to take first place with 38 points.
Second place was taken by Noel McHale, also with an
excellent score of 38 points. Noel scored a total of ten pars during his 15
holes with five on the front eight and the remaining five on the back seven as
well as adding birdies on the fourth, eighth and tenth holes to complete his
round with a score of 38 points.
Third place was taken by Frank Gannon with a score of 36
points. Frank scored a total of six pars during his fifteen holes with four on
the front eight and the remaining two on the back seven as well as adding a
birdie on the par three second hole to take third place with 36 points.
Hugh Gallagher (12) 38pts
2nd Noel McHale (08)
3rd Frank Gannon (13)
2nd Noel McHale
3rd Gerry Mulligan
4th Alan Lillis
5th John Devaney
Score of the Day:
The March Junior Alliance was held last Thursday and say 60
ladies from 8 different golf clubs take part on the day. The results are as
Margaret Gerrity (Strandhill) 34pts
2nd Pat Mooney (
Gross Attracta McGettrick
3rd Kathleen Joyce
4th Roisin O’Doherty
5th Pauline Lennon (Castle
6th Mary Boushie
7th Mary Jo Keane
8th Stephanie Conlon
9th Anne Collins
Front 7 Anne Carroll (Strandhill)
Back 8 Ann Scanlon (Tubbercurry)
0 – 18 Ann Cox
Nolan (22) 33pts
2nd Kathleen Kelpie (14)
3rd Ena Cahill (21) 32pts
Thursday March 9th
Sunday March 12th
15 Hole Club Stableford
Spring League Final 2017 (Shotgun Start at 12:30. See draw above