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.
Ann & John Horan