2019 Final : Winners: Net: Paddy O'Reilly & Dean McGarr 25.0 Gross: John & Brendan Daly 32 c/back

Dear Member

The Summer Social Scrambles had their 'finale' for 2019 this evening. Given the not so pleasant weather conditions there was a great turnout of 30 golfers this evening bringing the average number taking part each week since the beginning of June to the high 30s - great numbers for 9 holes on a Wednesday evening during a ‘dodgy weather’ summer.

The celebrations and presentations afterwards (including some extra 'last night' prizes for those present) were in the Members Bar - and we were treated to a finger food reception generously supplied by Resort General Manager John O'Grady. Our thanks go to him and to all the Bar and Restaurant staff who looked after us during the Summer. Special thanks go to Davy and Norma in the Golf Shop for all their help and also to David Brady and his crew for the excellent presentation of the course throughout the Summer.

On a personal note Ann and I say thank you to the Members for the gift presented to us this evening from the Club. It is very much appreciated.

And so to the results:

In second place tonight (after a countback) with a great score of 29.2 were Denis Mahon and John Mulligan. The first prize was won by Jon Crocker and Gina Phelan also with 29.2 - which included an upward adjustment of 1.0 for two second place results in recent weeks. The highlight of their winning round was Gina’s tee shot on the 6th hole. There were varying reports of it’s precise proximity to the hole - but suffice to say they got the birdie!


Well done to all the prize winners.

In the past 12 weeks we had no less than 19 different 'pairs' winning the 1st and 2nd prizes and the average winning score was 26.7. 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 32. Father and son combination Brendan and John Daly registered this score on 24 July. Tonight they went out to secure their position and played opposite the aforementioned Denis Mahon and John Mulligan. Denis and John went ‘all out’ to catch the Daly’s and they matched the Best Gross score of 32. With birdies on the 6th and 8th, followed by an excellent eagle on the 9th they were confident that they had pipped Brendan and John at the post. On the countback they had 21 on the back 6 but the Daly card revealed that they had 20 to win by ‘the narrowest of margins’. John and Brendan Daly are this year's Gross Scramblers winners. Great scoring lads.

The Best Nett was achieved on 3 July by Paddy O’Reilly and Dean McGarr. This super score of 25.0 was based on an excellent Gross of 33 - all 3’s and 4’s on the card. They are the overall winners in the Nett Scramblers of the Year competition. Congratulations to them.

The Summer Scramble series has again been generously supported by Derek Yeates / Profile Events and in addition to the financial support directly to the Club Derek presented the prizes to the Best Gross and Nett winning pairs. Thanks Derek.

And finally we are pleased to report that all your €2 weekly Entry Fees covered all the other prizes throughout the Summer so the event was ‘cost neutral’ for the Club.

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

Regards Ann & John Horan

Rnd 10 August 14 Leaders Net: Dean McGarr & Paddy Reilly 25.0 Gross: Brendan & John Daly 32

Dear Member


Despite a deluge of rain showers between 2 and 4pm close to 30 golfers turned up to ‘brave the elements’ - which actually eased off as the evening went on. The wind continued to be a factor however.


Last week’s second place golfers were Jon Crocker and Gina Phelan which earned them a reduction in their handicap of 0.5 - but despite this they still managed to secure second place again this evening with an adjusted Nett Score of 29.9. Similarly John and Mary Curley were carrying a one shot adjustment from a previous win but despite this they were in first place again tonight with a score of 29.4.


Well done to the prize winners. It’s hard to keep good golfers down.


The EuroPro Tour Event will be on in Tulfarris in week commencing Monday 26 August - a great opportunity to ‘showcase’ the Resort to hundreds of millions of homes via SkySports. It also is a good opportunity for us members to see how the pros do on the Tulfarris Championship layout. I have no doubt that Course Superintendent David Brady and his team will have it at its very best.


Our final Social Scramble for Summer 2019 therefore will take place next Wednesday 21st August. This will be your last chance to catch the ‘leaders’ for the season - Best Nett of 25.0 scored by Paddy O’Reilly and Dean McGarr and Best Gross of 32 recorded by Brendan and John Daly.


We are pleased that Resort Manager John O’Grady is once again hosting a finger food reception for Members after the golf. Thank you John.


Also on the night as you have already been advised by email from Hon Secretary, Ian O’Shaughnessy, the Club are availing of the opportunity to present the prizes from John Hyland’s Presidents Prize competition so we expect to see a good turnout next week. In that regard, if you intend playing in the Scramble could we suggest that you come along as close as possible to 4pm as there will be some ‘pressure’ on tee times closer to 6pm.


Regards


Ann & John Horan

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Wk 9: August 7th Leaders: Net Leaders: 25.0 Dean McGarr & Paddy Reilly

Dear Member


Another balmy summer evening in Tulfarris with the usual good golf played. No less than seven pairs broke the Nett 30 mark for the 9 holes.


Myles Burke and Harry Kelliher just missed out on another ‘podium’ position due to the addition of 1.0 to their score to ‘adjust’ for their previous win.


In second place with a great score of 27.4 were Jon Crocker and Gina Phelan.


The winners of the wine and the golf balls with a really great score of 26.8 were Bethany Smith and Brian Walsh.


Congratulations to the prize winners.


Only two more Summer Scrambles to go Wednesday 14 and 21st - 4 to 6pm.


Finally, we have been asked to mention some important upcoming Interclub events.


Friday 9th:

3.30pm in Rathfarnham - Brennan Cup SemiFinal.


Sunday 11th:

2.00pm in Tulfarris - First leg of Cullen Cup SemiFinal vs Newbridge

3.00pm in Tulfarris and in Wicklow - South Leinster QuarterFinal


All support would be welcome - (especially spotters in Wicklow according to Team Manager Enda Daly).



Regards


Ann & John Horan

Wk 8 July 24th Net Leaders Dean McGarr & Paddy Reilly 25.0

On a lovely balmy summers evening 44 members took part in the Summer Social Scramble.


Of these, 11 pairs broke the 30 Nett barrier so some good golf was played. Some of the ‘front-runners’ going into Saturday’s final round of the Captain’s Prize competition were out sharpening up their game!


Catherine and Pat Edgeworth brought in a great score of 25.8. This would have won 1st place on most other nights and tonight got them 2nd place.


But father and son combination of Brendan and John Daly ‘pipped them at the post’ with a cracking good Gross of 32 and a Nett of 25.6 to win tonight’s 1st prize.


Well done to the prize winners.


At the presentation of prizes afterwards in the Members Bar we were pleased to mark Frances and Gerry Lambe’s 26th wedding anniversary. Congratulations to them.


Only four more Wednesday evening competitions left - so see you next week for tee times between 4 and 6pm.


Regards


Ann & John Horan

 

Wk 7 17th July Leaders: Dean McGarr & Paddy Reilly Net: 25.0

Dear Member

More than 30 members took part in this evening’s Social Scramble. The rain earlier in the day had cleared away and the early starters got in dry. The second half of the field were less fortunate and had to contend with more difficult conditions as the evening went on. 

The big talking point in the bar afterwards was the news of John Curley’s Hole In One in Monday’s Resort Open. After a lifetime of golf John had his first ‘ace’ with a nicely hit 6 iron on the 2nd hole. Congratulations John.

Despite the weather conditions 7 pairs matched or bettered the Nett 30 mark.

After the addition of 1.0 to their score for a previous ‘win’ - and after a countback with the card of James and Sharon Mulligan - in second place this evening with a Nett score of 29.0 were Brendan and Declan Cullen. 

The winners with a really good score of 27.2 were Lady Vice-Captain Rosaleen Prescott and Frances Lambe.

Congratulations to the prize winners.

As we mentioned a few weeks ago the Resort 2019 Open Week runs from 22 to 26 July. In the afternoon on next Wednesday 24 July the Resort plans to have a 12 Hole 2 Person Open Scramble for both Members and Visitors. For Members who wish to play as a ‘pair’ in this Open competition and be in with a chance of winning the Resort competition prizes the entry fee will be €5 per person. Their cards (first 9 holes) will also count for participation in the regular Summer Social Scramble which will run as usual from 4 to 6pm on the evening. 

See you then.

Ann & John Horan

 

Wk 6 July 10: Leaders: Dean McGarr & Paddy Reilly Net: 25.0

Dear Member

 Summer continues - reasonable temperatures this evening but some unwelcome precipitation also. Although the Lady President, Mary Curley, said afterwards “It was warm rain”!

 Despite the weather 40 golfers took to the fairways for this evening’s Social Scramble and seven pairs broke 30.0.

 In second place with a good score of 27.8 were Mags Ryan and Rena O’Neill.

 The winners with an even better score of 27.4 were Mary and John Curley.

 Well done to the prize winners.

 Back again next Wednesday for tee times between 4 and 6pm.

 Regards

 Ann & John Horan

Wk 5 July 3: Leaders: Dean McGarr & Paddy Reilly 25.0 Net

Dear Member

 

One month down and two to go for the Summer Social Scrambles.

 The Resort 2019 Open Week runs from 22 to 26 July. Throughout the day on Wednesday 24 July the Resort plans to have a 12 Hole 2 Person Open Scramble for both Members and Visitors. For Members who wish to play in this Open competition and be in with a chance of winning the Resort competition prizes the entry fee will be €5 per person. Their cards (first 9 holes) will also count for participation in the regular Summer Social Scramble which will run as usual from 4 to 6pm on the evening. More details on this closer to the event.

 In the Summer Social Scrambles the Best Gross so far has been a great 31 recorded on 19 June by Mick Curran and Brendan O'Neill.

 The Best Nett was by Brendan and Declan Cullen with a score of 26.0 on 19 June. But another 26.0 was recorded by Myles Burke and Harry Kelliher last wednesday 26 June 2019. On 'countback' the leaders now are Myles and Harry.

 We would point out that, good and all as these scores are, they have been equalled or beaten in each of the last six years. So, it is still all to play for.

 Your next opportunity to post a better score is next Wednesday 3 July 2019 with tee times between 4 and 6pm.

 Regards

 Ann & John Horan

Wk 4: June 26: Best Gross Remains Mick Curran & Brendan O'Neill 31 & a new Best Net Myles Burke & Harry Kelleher 26.0

Dear Member

 

There were 54 members in Tulfarris this evening for the Summer Social Scramble which was played in lovely conditions - albeit a little windy.

 

Good to see Bill Walsh back on the Tulfarris fairways again and special birthday wishes today to his wife - and golfing partner this evening - Joan.

 

The scoring was good with last week's second place team in the runner-up position again this evening. With the addition of an adjustment of 0.5 for their second place last time Brian Walsh and Stuart O'Reilly had a good Nett of 28.3. 

 

It is unusual for the best Gross scorers to also have the best Nett but Myles Burke and Harry Kelliher shot a Gross 32 to give a great Nett score of 26.0. This becomes the new low target to be aimed at in the rest of the season.

 

Well done to the prize winners.

 

Same time next Wednesday.

 

Ann & John Horan

Wk 3: New Gross Leaders: 31 Mick Curran & Brendan O'Neill : Net Leaders: 26.0 Brendan & Decaln Cullen

Dear Member

 Thirty six golfers took part in Wednesday evening’s Scramble. It started off in ideal golfing conditions but the rain came mid-round for most and put a bit of a dampener on proceedings.

 The scoring was good despite the conditions.

 Of particular note was the Gross score of 31 recorded by Mick Curran and Brendan O’Neill. For the record they had two 2s, two 3s, four 4s and a 5 on their card. This is the Best Gross to-date for 2019 and sets a stiff target to be beaten in the next couple of months.

 In second place in this evening’s competition with a Nett score of 26.8 were Brian Walsh and Stuart O’Reilly.

 The winners with a great score of 26.0 were the father and son combination of Brendan and Declan Cullen. This also sets a new stiff target for the best Nett for 2019.

 

Well done all round.

 Same time (4 to 6pm) next Wednesday (26 June).

 Regards

 Ann & John Horan

Wk 2 June 12. : Leaders : Gross 34 John Field & John Mulligan... Net: 29.8 : Joe Piggott and Declan Byrne

We feel the mention of ‘Summer’ in the Subject line above could get us into trouble under the Trade Descriptions Act!

The weather forecast (as opposed to the actual weather) for this evening probably discouraged many golfers from venturing out to play golf. From the smaller than usual field John Field and John Mulligan returned the new Best Gross for 2019 with 34.

They were pipped for second place Nett by 0.2 with Brendan Daly and Denis Mahon returning 32.0.

The Best Nett winners were Frances and Jerry Lambe with a good score of 30.0.

Well done to all of them.

Same time (4 to 6pm), same place, higher temperatures (please), next Wednesday (19th).

Ann & John Horan

Wk 1 June 5 Leaders: Gross 36 J Hyland & C Shelley Net 29.8 : Joe Piggott and Declan Byrne

Dear Member

 

Despite some decidedly non-summer weather in the first half of the day, we had 30 members in Tulfarris this evening for the first of the 2019 Summer Social Scrambles.

 

The temperatures weren’t great but the golfing conditions otherwise were pleasant. 

 

The scores were tightly grouped and there were two 36’s to be separated for the best Gross. The count back on this was won by President John Hyland and Chris Shelly. The other 36 was recorded by James O’Neill and his son Dylan - Dylan incidentally was hot in from winning the 18 Hole Junior Competition earlier in the day with a great score of 38 points. The O’Neills then were tied with two other pairs on exactly 29.8 Nett and after a detailed count back of these three cards the O’Neills and Pat and Catherine Edgeworth were ‘pipped at the post’ for third place by Joe Piggott and Declan Byrne.

 

In second place this evening were Audrey Finnegan and Sam Ellis with a score of 28.6 and the winners were David and Antoinette Reid with a great score of 28.6.

 

Well done to all of them.

 

We plan to be back again at the same time (4 to 6pm) next Wednesday (12th) and look forward to seeing as many members as possible then.

 

Regards

 

Ann & John Horan

2019 Commencement June 5 Sponsored by Profile Events (Derek Yeates)

Dear Member

 

The Summer Social Scrambles for 2019 will start on Wednesday 5 June.

 

Tee times: 4 to 6pm.

Format: 9 Holes 2 Person Scramble Strokes

Handicap: One-fifth of Pair’s Combined Total

Tees: Green and Red

Entry Fee: €2 per person

 

If you wish to play just turn up as a pair, or two pairs who wish to play together, or if you are on your own (as players often are) we will do our best to ‘pair’ you up with another.

 

The golf will be followed by the presentation of prizes (and whatever you’re having yourself) in the Members Bar.

 

The Scrambles will follow on each Wednesday evening through to and including 21 August.

 

Regards

 

John & Ann Horan

2018 Final: Champions: Gross 29 Conor Fallon & Tom O'Rourke Net: 24.4 Mary & John Curley

The Summer Social Scrambles had their 'finale' for 2018 this evening. There was a great turnout of 55 golfers this evening bringing the average number taking part each week since the beginning of June to the mid 40s - great numbers for 9 holes on a Wednesday evening!

The celebrations and presentations afterwards (including some extra 'last night' prizes for those present) were in Adrian's Bar - and we were treated to a finger food reception generously supplied by Resort General Manager John O'Grady. Our thanks go to him and to all the Bar and Restaurant staff who looked after us so well during the Summer. Special thanks go to Davy and Norma in the Golf Shop for all their help and also to David Brady and his crew for the excellent presentation of the course throughout the Summer - despite difficult drought conditions.

On a personal note Ann and I say thank you to the Members for the gift presented to us this evening by Captain Shemus. It is very much appreciated. 

And so to the results:

In second place tonight with a great score of  26.4 were Jerry and Ciaran Lambe. The first prize was won by another father and son combination, Leonard and Aaron Gilligan, with another great score of 24.6. Well done to all of them.

In the past 12 weeks we had no less than 22 different 'pairs' winning the 1st and 2nd prizes and the average winning score was 26.9. 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 29. Tom O'Rourke and Conor Fallon registered this great score early on 18 July. The Best Gross competition was introduced in 2013 and this is the best score recorded in the past 6 years! What's really impressive is that the lads had a Bogey on the 4th but balanced that out with 1 Par, 6 Birdies and an Eagle. They are this year's Gross Scramblers winners. Fantastic scoring lads. 

 The Best Nett was achieved also on 18 July by Mary and John Curley. This super score of 24.4 (almost caught tonight) was based on an excellent Gross of 31. They are the overall winners in the Nett Scramblers of the Year competition. Congratulations to them.

A new feature of Club activities this year has been the introduction of Event Sponsors. The Summer Scramble series has been generously supported by Derek Yeates / Profile Events and in addition to the financial support for the Club Derek presented the prizes to the Best Gross and Nett winning pairs. Thanks Derek.

And finally we are pleased to report that all your €2 weekly Entry Fees covered all the other prizes throughout the Summer and have also generated a small surplus which goes on now to supporting the running of your Club.

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

Regards

Ann & John Horan

Wk 12: Leaders Remain: Gross 29 Tom O'Rourke & Conor Fallon....Net Mary & John Curley 24.4

Dear Member

 

For the second last Scramble of Summer 2018 we had torrential downpours on and off between 3.30 and 4..30pm - which would have influenced some of the 'fair weather' golfers. But 26 brave souls ventured out and the weather dried up to provide pleasant golfing conditions.

 

Almost half of all the pairs out returned Gross scores below par - which represents some really good golf - and the prize winners were among these.

 

In 2nd place with a good Nett score of 27.4 were Frances Lambe and Tom O'Rourke and the winners were Declan and Brendan Cullen with a really good score of 26.4. Congratulations to all of them.

 

As next Wednesday is the final Scramble, and based on previous years experience, we expect a larger than usual turnout. So the Resort has agreed extended teetimes - starting at the earlier time of 3.30pm. So we would encourage as many as possible to come for the earlier times and avoid a rush closer to 6.00pm.

 

The Resort General Manager, John O'Grady, has again kindly agreed to host a Finger Food Reception after the golf at the presentation of prizes - including the prizes from the Presidents Prize competition and some other outstanding prizes from Club competitions.

 

Brendan Daly is busy managing the preparations for the Brennan Cup Semi Final against DunLaoghaire on Saturday next in DunLaoghaire GC - a 'home' match for them. This evening he said he would welcome any and all support - and spotters - on the day. The first teetime is at 3pm so why not take a trip out towards this location near Enniskerry and support your Club.

 

Until next week at the slightly earlier time.

 

Regards

 

Ann and John Horan

Wk 11. Leaders remain: Gross. 29 Conor Fallon & Tom O'Rourke Net 24.4 Mary & John Curley

Dear Member,

Almost 40 golfers took to the fairways for this evening's Social Scramble in pleasant golfing conditions.

The presentation of prizes started on a sombre note as Members marked the sad and sudden passing of Rena O'Neill's husband Frank yesterday. May he Rest in Peace.

On the scoring front seven pairs broke through the 30 mark and after a Countback Maureen and Andy Doran took 2nd place with a good score of 28.2. Congratulations to them on their first appearance among the prize winners.

The winners tonight with an excellent score of 27.4 - another first in their case - were Antoinette and Dave Reid. Congratulations to them also.

Next Wednesday, the 15th, is the second last of the Scrambles for Summer 2018 so if you fancy your chances of catching Mary and John Curley's 24.4 in the Best Nett competition or Conor Fallon and Tom O'Rourke's Best Gross of 29 it might be as well not to leave everything until the last 'throw of the dice' in two weeks time.

See you next week between 4 and 6pm.

 

Ann and John Horan

Wk 10:Aug 1st: Leaders remain: Gross: 29 - Conor Fallon & Tom O'Rourke.. Net 24.4 Mary & John Curley

Dear Member


There were 30 members on the course this evening - directly after the girls competing in the ILGU 2018 Leinster Girls Interclub Matchplay competition. At the end of today the 4 clubs through to tomorrow's semifinals and final were Mullingar, Donabate, County Louth and Grange.


Closer to home - at the end of the Scramble prize presentation - we witnessed the end of an 'epic' Tulfarris Club Doubles Match with Two-time winners of this title Steven Byrne and Paul Reid being 'pipped at the post' on the 18th green by Captains Prize winner Mick Curran and Tom Browne.


In the Scramble Catherine and Pat Edgeworth had a good Nett of 29.8 - but the addition of 1.0 for their previous win bumped them out of the prizes.


In 2nd place tonight with a Nett score of 30.0 were Les Broderick and Jack Murphy - a 'novel pairing' made up on the night.


A more regular pairing - Audrey and John Finnegan already had a 2nd place finish to their credit which added 0.5 to their Nett score tonight of 27.8 giving them a winning score of 28.3.


Congratulations to them all.


So back to the usual times of 4 to 6pm next Wednesday.


Ann and John Horan

Wk 8 July 25th: Leaders Remain Gross: 29 Tom O'Rourke & Conor Fallon Net: Mary& John Curley 24.4

Dear Member

On a glorious afternoon and evening for golf no less than 56 members took part in the weekly Social Scramble.

In the Members Bar afterwards a reminder was given to those who still hadn't purchased their tickets for Saturday's Captains' Dinner that they could do so on Saturday morning from the Starter. It was also suggested that those intending to attend could let a Committee member know in advance to assist the organisers with establishing likely numbers for the event.

We had some life events to celebrate tonight. Declan Byrne was congratulated on becoming a Grandparent for the first time last Sunday and Frances and Jerry Lambe yesterday marked their 25th Wedding Anniversary. Congratulations to all.

And so to the golf.

On the Gross front Mick Curran and Darryl Litton got off to a slow start with a par and a bogey but then birdied 6 of the remaining 7 holes for a good 31. Close but no dinner!

Bethany and Colm Smith had a great round for a Nett 27.6 which would have got them into the prizes - but with their handicap adjustment of 1.0 for last week's Win they slipped just outside the mark.

Conor Fallen and Vice Captain, Peter Pedersen had a good Gross of 32 and a Nett of 27.8. However there was another 27.8 registered by Rita Bryan and Bernie Coleman and on Count-back the sisters came out just ahead to claim 2nd place.

Another family pairing - father and son - Leonard and Conor Gilligan also had an excellent Gross of 32 which translated to a Nett 27.0 and the top spot this evening.

Congratulations to all the prize winners.

Next week sees Tulfarris hosting the prestigious ILGU Girls Championships but on Wednesday the Social Scramble goes ahead as normal between 4 and 6pm.

See you then.

Ann and John Horan

Wk 7 July 18th: Leaders: Gross. Tom O'Rourke & Conor Fallon 29: Net: Mary & John Curley 24.4

Dear Member

We are into the second half of the 2018 season of Summer Social Scrambles and it is a good point to once again acknowledge the support for the Club of Derek Yeates and Profile Events through their sponsorship of these events. Thanks Derek.

As golfers signed in for this evening's scramble we were proudly displaying the Donadea Trophy and Pennant won yesterday at Knockanally Golf Club. Tulfarris entered this  Interclub competition last year for the first time and brought home the Runners Up Pennant. This time round the same team of Miriam and Gerry Solan, Ann and John Horan, Rosaleen Prescott and Noel Reilly and Mary and John Curley went one step better and took the silverware. 

The weather was ideal again for this evening's scramble and a massive turnout of 56 golfers took to the fairways and greens - all again in excellent shape despite the difficult drought conditions. Well done to David Brady and his team.

As I played in the second last group out checking the scorecards fell to Ann and Tom O'Shea. Tom had his work cut out separating some excellent returns.

First up was the Best Gross for the year which up to tonight was being led by Brendan Daly and Denis Mahon with 31 shots. This score was matched this evening by Mary and John Curley but Tom was spared the need to do a Countback comparison on these two cards. Stephen Cullen and Mick Curran pipped them both with an excellent score of 30. But matters didn't end there. 

Conor Fallon and Tom O'Rourke returned a card with one eagle, six birdies a par and a bogey - for a fantastic Gross score of 29 for nine holes. This is not only the leading Best Gross for the 2018 season but is the best achieved since the Gross competition was introduced in 2013. Really well done Conor and Tom.

And so to the Nett scores this evening. Conor and Tom's great Gross converted into a Nett 25.4. Mary and John Curley's Gross converted into a 24.4. But as Mary and John had a 'win' last week their handicap was reduced by one shot giving us a 'tie' for second place. Tom O'Shea's Countback skills separated the two pairs and the bottles of wine for second place went to Mary and John Curley.

While all of this excitement was going on Bethany and Colm Smith - who regularly travel from Rosslare for the scrambles - returned a super score of 24.6 to take them to the winner's podium this evening. Well done Bethany and Colm on your great score.

Which just leaves the matter of the leading Best Nett to be settled. Up to tonight Mary and John Curley had posted a 26.4. This was bettered by both Conor and Tom and Bethany and Colm this evening. But Mary and John went two shots better to 24.4 to continue to lead this contest. Great shooting.

We have five more scrambles before we finish on 22 August. Is there better than tonight's 29 Gross and 24.4 Nett out there. Time will tell.

Until next week.

Ann and John Horan

Wk 6: July 11 - Leaders Gross 31 Brenan Daly & Denis Mahon > Net: 26.4 Mary & John Curley

Dear Member

Possibly because of the 'clash' with England's World Cup Semi-Final match the numbers for this evening's Social Scramble fell below the usual 40 plus but a good turnout nevertheless - with most finishing up in the hotel Bar. We detected a mixed reaction to England's exit!

With the Pros from the two-day PGA Challenge finishing up as our event got going the course looked splendid. And the reaction from those Pros we spoke to over the past few days was universally positive. Well done to David Brady and his team who have dealt superbly with the drought conditions in recent weeks.

We were delighted to see 'The King' Tom Bryan make his return to competition golf. With his partner Declan Byrne he returned a creditable score.

On the Best Gross front Stephen and Declan Cullen shot a good 32, which I am told could have been a few better. Mick Curran and Darryl Litton also had 32. At the half-way stage in the season  Brendan Daly and Denis Mahon are still out in front with their score of 31.

Pat and Catherine Edgeworth were leading the Best Nett with 26.8 and they repeated that same score tonight. Well done. With a reduction of 1.0 in their handicap for their previous 'win' this pushed them out of tonight's prizes however.

A brand new pairing which 'emerged' this evening of Martin Cummins and Alan O'Hara (in his first Social Scramble) brought in an excellent score of 27.0 to take 2nd place.

And the winners were John and Mary Curley with a really good four birdies on their card and a top-class Nett score of 26.4 - which is also the new Best Nett for 2018. 

Congratulations to all the prize winners.

Same time next Wednesday.

Ann and John Horan

Wk 5 Leaderboard: Gross: Brenadan Daly & Denis Mahon 31 Net: Pat & Caterine Edgeworth 26.8

Dear Member

On a glorious Summer's evening 50 golfers took to the fairways for the weekly Social Scramble.The scoring matched the 'hot' conditions with 7 pairs bringing in Gross scores with a combined 25 under par! 

Two pairs recorded 33s. We had three pairs shooting 32s - including Captain Shemus Dore and Ronnie Carroll. John Field and Conor Fallon had a great 31. This matched the Best Gross for the Summer so far - but  following a Countback, confirmed by scrutineer Tom O'Shea, Brendan Daly and Denis Mahon are still the front-runners for that title.

Among the Gross 33's were Frances and Ciaran Lambe which in turn translated to a Nett 27.4, gaining them 2nd place. Well done to the Lambes.

Denis Mahon has featured in the prizes for the past two weeks with two different playing partners. Tonight - playing with a third partner in Paul Murphy - they recorded a Gross 32 and a Nett 27.2 to take first place. Great golf Denis and Paul.

The PGA Challenge will be in 'full flight' next week in Tulfarris with the ProAm on Monday and the competition on Tuesday and Wednesday. This is a good opportunity to see how the Pros handle Tulfarris and they will have all cleared the decks for our weekly Wednesday Scramble to follow at 4pm. See you then.

Regards

Ann & John Horan