Newsletter August 25th 2010

Dear Members,

This evening we had 32 members taking part in our final Wednesday Scramble for 2010.

Since 2nd June we have had 11 such events with an average weekly turnout in excess of 30 members. Given that there were four prize winners each week, that allowed for the possibility of 44 winners in total. With some members winning or coming second more than once we were never going to have that outcome but having analysed the weekly results including this evenings, 37 different individuals won prizes - the handicapping system surely works! Of these, there were 9 separate ladies among the prize winners and 2 juniors.

I should digress here to tell you that a very successful junior semi open was held in Tulfarris on Monday - well done to Junior organisers - Pat Curley, Noel A Kelly and Frances Lambe.The juniors have been well represented all along in the weekly scrambles by people such as Claire and Ciaran Lambe, Cian Whelan, Dara McConville and so on. From what I heard tonight the golfing bug is spreading among some younger members of other families such as the Robinsons, with daughters Ciara and Aoife turning out on Monday along with Rebecca Edwards.

Back to the analysis of the scrambles - the winning weekly scores up to tonight ranged from 26.6 to 29.8. The runner up position was achieved with scores of 28.0 to 31.6 over the previous 10 weeks. From these you will appreciate just how good tonights winning scores were.

The runners up this evening with a score of 26.5 - which would have won on any other night - were Treasurer, Niall Robinson and Maria Carvill. Well done to them.

The winners had a fantastic score with no less than seven 3's in the 9 holes. They were Captain John Hyland and Stephen Cullen. Congratulations to them on a wonderful net score of 25.4.

The summer's scrambles were rounded off with the usual presentation of prizes in the Hotel bar and tonight's event was rounded off with some finger food kindly provided by General Manager, John Caffrey. We send our thanks to him.

Finally, a big thank you to all those members who participated in the scrambles, and in the "afters".

Regards,

John Horan,

Hon Secretary