Newsletter August 26th 2015

Dear Members,

We had a good turnout of 66 members this evening for the last of the Social Scrambles for Summer 2015. Incidentally, the average number taking part each week up to now has been 51 - great numbers for 9 holes on a Wednesday evening!

The celebrations and presentations afterwards (including some extra 'picky-out' prizes for those present) were again in the Members' Bar - and we were treated to finger food generously supplied by Resort General Manager Mark Howell. Our thanks go to him and to all the Resort Staff who have looked after us so well during the Summer. Special thanks go to Davy and Norma in the Golf Shop for all their help. 

A special word of thanks go to Captain Ciaran, Lady Captain Mary and Presidents Niall and Maria for their support for the Scrambles. On a personal note Ann and I say thank you to them and the Members for the hamper presented to us this evening. It is very much appreciated. 

And so to the results:

In third place tonight with a good score of 28.8 were David Tutty and Myles Burke. In second place with a great score of 27.0 ( and after a Countback) were father and son team of Brendan and John Daly. The first prize was won by Mark Howell and Theresa McGonagle with another great score of 27.0. 

Well done to all of them.

In the past 12 weeks we had no less than 20 different 'pairs' winning the 1st and 2nd prizes and the average winning score was 26.3. Great golf by a good spread of golfers.

Up to tonight the Gross Scramblers of the Year competition was being led with a score of 30. Stephen Cullen and Liam O'Loughlin registered this great score early in the campaign, on 24 June, with 3 pars and 6 birdies in a nine hole round with 2 twos, 2 threes and 5 fours! They were not caught and are this year's Gross Scramblers winners. Fantastic scoring lads. 

The Best Nett was achieved by Dave Harmon and another of the Club's Juniors, Ben Murphy, at last week's event. They are the overall winners in the Net Scramblers of the Year 2015 competition with a great score of 23.6. Considering their respective handicaps of 9 and 28 their gross score of 31 was a fantastic achievement in itself. Congratulations to them. 

Thanks to everyone who took part over the summer - we hope you enjoyed the golf and the camaraderie.


John & Ann Horan