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

2018 Wk 4. Leaderboard : Gross: Brendan Daly & Denis Mahon 31 .. Net Pat & Catherine Edgeworth 26.8

Dear Member

 

Tulfarris was looking at its splendid best in glorious sunshine and a gentle breeze which served only to take the edge of the wonderfully high temperatures this evening. Great golfing conditions for the more than 40 golfers who turned out for this week's Social Scramble.

 

Joe Piggott and Declan Byrne would have played themselves into the prizes were it not for the 1 shot reduction in their handicap for a previous 'win'.

 

Frances Lambe and James Keely claimed second place with a good gross of 34 giving them a nett score of 29.8.

 

Last week Denis Mahon and Brendan Daly set the Best Gross for the year at 31. With Brendan unavailable tonight Denis brought in super-sub Myles Burke and they came close to the mark with a good 33 Gross. This was then good enough to get them tonight's first place with a Nett score of 28.6.

 

Well done to all the prize winners. 

 

In his few well chosen words Denis reminded us that the Provincial Towns team will be in action in Wicklow and in Tulfarris on Sunday at 3pm and that all support would be appreciated at both venues. Best of luck lads.

 

Until same time, same place next Wednesday...

 

Regards

 

Ann & John Horan

2018 Wk 3: Leaderboard Gross: Brendan Daly & Denis Mahon 31 : Net: Pat & Catherne Edgeworth 26.8

52 Members played in this evening's Social Scramble. Conditions were good - no rain - but there was a stiff enough breeze which made good scoring that bit more difficult.

Despite this both the Best Gross and Best Nett for the season so far were 'bettered' this evening.

A new Best Gross score of 31 was achieved by Brendan Daly and Denis Mahon - with a highlight score of 2 on the Par 4 seventh hole. Brendan claims that this was a real 'team' score with each of them hitting one shot each. I'll let you figure the rest for yourselves! In addition to putting themselves in 'pole' position on the Best Gross for 2018 it was also good enough to get them 2nd place on the evening with a good Nett score of 27.6. Well done lads.

The winners were Pat and Catherine Edgeworth with a great score of 26.8. This is now the target for the Best Nett. In his winner's speech Pat was quick to credit Catherine's great birdie putt on the 5th as the highlight of their round. Congratulations to both of them.

The forecast is for really good weather for the next week or so. See you next Wednesday.

 

Regards

Ann & John Horan

2018 Wk 2: Leaderboard Gross: N.Robinson & M.Walsh Net: 27.4 Mags Ryan & Rena O'Neill

Dear Member

The weather returned to less favourable conditions - blustery and rainy - this evening but yet there were 40 golfers out for the Wednesday Scramble.

The overall scoring suffered a bit from the difficult conditions - with a few notable exceptions.

Mick Curran and Darryl Litton had a good go at the Best Gross but with a 33 came up just short.

For second place we needed the back-up of 'scrutineer' Tom O'Shea to separate two good scores of 29.4. After the countback the second prize winners were Audrey and John Finnegan.

The winners on the evening were Joe Piggott and Declan Byrne with a good score of 28.8.

Congratulations to all the prize winners.

Same time, same place next week.

Regards

John & Ann Horan

 

2018 Wk 1 : Gross: 32 N.Robinson &M.Walshe Net: 27.4 Mags Ryan & Rena O'Neill

The 2018 Summer Social Scrambles (Sponsored by Profile Events / Derek Yeates) teed off in ideal golfing conditions this evening with 40 Members for the golf with most staying on for the presentation of prizes afterwards in the Members Bar.

An early marker was laid down for the Best Gross score for the year with Brendan Daly and Denis Mahon posting a target of 33 shots for the 9 holes. This didn't last long as they were 'trumped' with a 32 from Niall Robinson and Mark Walshe. This is now the Gross to be bettered by the sharp-shooters for the rest of the Summer.

This Gross in turn translated into a Nett of 28.2 which got Niall and Mark into second place this evening.

The winners with a great score of 27.4 were Lady Captain, Mags Ryan and Rena O'Neill. This is also the Best Nett to be targeted in coming weeks.

Congratulations to the prizewinners and see you next Wednesday.

Regards

Ann & John Horan 

2018 Commencement

Dear Member

 

The Summer Social Scrambles for 2018 start on WEDNESDAY 6 JUNE and will be held each Wednesday through to Wednesday 22 August.

 

The Committee is pleased that these events are being sponsored for the Club by Profile Events - thanks to Derek Yeates.

 

The Scrambles will tee off each Wednesday evening between 4 and 6pm. The format will be Two Person (any combination) 9 Hole Scramble Gross Strokes reduced by one-fifth of the team's combined handicap. Entry fee is €2. The golf will be followed by the presentation of prizes in the Members Bar.

 

If you have a partner arranged in advance that will be fine. For those who are flying 'solo' we will do our best to arrange a partner for you on the evening.

 

Looking forward to seeing as many members as possible on Wednesday 6 June and on subsequent Wednesday evenings during the Summer.

 

Regards

 

Ann & John Horan  

Final 2017: Champions: Gross 30 - Mick Curran & Brendan Daly Net: 26.0 Lady Capt.Catherine Curley & Pat McCarton

The Summer is officially over - and the Summer Social Scrambles are over for 2017. We had a great turnout of 60 golfers this evening for the last of the Social Scrambles. Incidentally, the average number taking part each week has been more than 37 - great numbers for 9 holes on a Wednesday evening!

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

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

This evening the Gents Club Committee also presented a number of their outstanding prizes from previous weekly competitions. Congratulations to all the prize winners.

An undoubted highlight of the 2017 scrambles was a Hole in One on the 19th of July by Andy Doran. He 'aced' the 6th and shortly afterwards I was approached by Con Matthews who will be known to many of you as one of our excellent greenkeepers. Con has another talent as an artist and some time ago he had painted the view from the 6th tee towards the green. He very generously offered this work of art to be presented to Andy and with a suitable inscription added it was duly presented to Andy tonight by Captain Mark. 

And so to tonight's results:

We had 3 pairs tied on 28.4 and following a detailed Countback in third place tonight were  Rosaleen Prescott and Richie Sweetman. In second place were  Mary and John Curley. The first prize was won by Martin Cummins and Vinny Moran.

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 27.2. Great golf by a good spread of golfers.

An interesting statistic is that this year's average winning score is 0.4 higher than last year! What does that tell us? 

The Best Nett for 2017 was achieved early on in the summer on 5 July by Lady Captain Catherine Curley and Pat McCartan with a super score of 26.0. They are the overall winners in the Net Scramblers of the Year competition. Congratulations to them. 

For the past 4 years the Best Gross winning scores have all been 30. For 2017 the Gross Scramblers of the Year competition was again won with a score of 30. Brendan Daly and Mick Curran registered this great score of 1 eagle, 4 birdies and 4 pars on 9 August. Mick and Brendan won last year's competition and have now successfully 'defended their title'. They are this year's Gross Scramblers winners. Fantastic scoring lads. 

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

  Regards

  John & Ann Horan

Week 13: Leaders: Gross 30 Mick Curran & Brendan Daly: Net: Lady Capt Catherine Curley & Pat McCarton

Fifty members took part in this evening's scramble with a good turn out afterwards in the Members Bar.

Before the presentation announcements we took a few moments to remember our former club member Peter Byrne who passed away recently. May he Rest In Peace.. 

In 2nd place tonight with a score of 27.0 were Brian Walsh and John Hudson and the winners were Padraig and Olive Whelan with a score of 26.6. Congratulations to them.

So with one more scramble to go the best Nett Score for the Summer so far was 26.0 recorded by Lady Captain Catherine Curley and Pat McCartan on 5 July. The best Gross Score has been 30 by Brendan Daly and Mick Curran on 9 August. These are now the targets to be aimed at for the final event next Wednesday. 

We are pleased to say that in keeping with previous years Resort General Manager, John O'Grady, will provide finger food for the golfers in the Members Bar afterwards. Thanks John.

Captain Mark Reilly and Committee Members will also avail of the opportunity to present some outstanding prizes from previous weekly Saturday/Sunday club competitions.

As this is the final event there could be a good turn out so if you can at all we would urge you to come along and tee off in the quieter hour between 4 and 5 pm. See you then.

Regards

Ann and John Horan

Week 12: Leaders remain: Gross 30 Brendan Daly & Mick Curran: Net 26.0 Lady Capt Catherine Curley & Pat McCarton

A slightly smaller than usual field of golfers took part in this evening's scramble. The rain falling between 2 and 4 probably deterred a few, but thankfully it cleared away for the duration of the golf. In any event, what was lacking in quantity was more than compensated for by the quality of the golf.

More than half of the 'pairs' recorded Gross scores of level par 36 or better! No mean feat around Tulfarris across a wide range of handicaps.

Denis Mahon and Paul Murphy had a good Gross of 33 and a good Nett of 28.8 to take second place.

Mary and John Curley also had a Gross 33 and a great Nett of 26.6 to win tonight.

Well done to the prizewinners.

Tom O'Shea 'scrutinised' the cards as usual and we send congratulations and best wishes to Tom and Kay as they celebrate their 49th Wedding Anniversary tomorrow.

Same time next week for the penultimate social scramble for Summer 2017.

Ann and John Horan 

Week 10: Leaders Gross: 30 Brendan Daly & Mick Curran: Net: 26.0 Lady Capt Catherine Curley & Pat MCarton

Dear Member

Close to 40 Scramblers took to the fairways this evening in glorious golfing conditions - and the scoring was 'hot' also.

As I partnered up with Enda Daly in the last 'fourball' Tom O'Shea , who was in earlier, did his usual expert job of scrutineer on the scorecards. Thanks Tom.

When I finished Tom had John and Mary Curley in the prizes with a good score of 28.6 but they were squeezed out at the last minute. So hard luck to them but we still got the opportunity to mark John's birthday with a slice of cake and a candle. Happy birthday John

Two other guys were celebrating tonight also. You may recall how last week I referred to Brendan Daly's quest to find the perfect golfing partner. That search may have been settled this evening as he renewed his partnership with Mick Curran. They scored the Best Gross of 32 a couple of weeks ago and tonight they had a 2, four 3s and four 4s for a fantastic round of 6 under par - 30. That will take some beating in the remaining three Scrambles for this summer. Well done Brendan and Mick.

This gave them a Net score of 28.2 and second place this evening.

The winners tonight were in the last fourball to come in - and it wasn't Enda and John!. Joe Piggott and Declan Byrne had a super score of 27.4. Congratulations to them.

Same time next week.

Regards,     Ann & John Horan  

Week 9: Leaders Gross: 32 Mick Curran & Brendan Daly : Net: 26.0 Lady Capt. Catherine Curley & Pat McCarton

Check-in for the Wednesday Scramble went smoothly in the new location at the Gate Lodge this evening. Despite some of the regular Scramblers being in Spain and others at the Galway Races and other exotic holiday places more than 30 golfers could be seen heading to the first tee between 4 and 6pm.

Brendan Daly and Mick Curran are leading the Best Gross event with a 32 and tonight Brendan tried to surpass this with a different partner - Denis Mahon. But they could only get to 33. A good score but Brendan's quest for the 'perfect golfing partner' continues. 

Greg and Rebecca Edwards have been striving and coming close to getting into the prizes for a number of weeks. Tonight Rebecca switched partners from Dad to Mum Carol and with a good score of 28.6 Rebecca and Carol Edwards took second place.

The winners were a brand new pairing - matched up at check-in this evening - with a great score of 27.4 were Pearse Daly and Michael Higgins.

Congratulations to the prizewinners.  

Same time, same place next week.

Regards

Ann & John Horan

Week 8: Leading Gross: 32-Mick Curran & Brendan Daly: Leading Net: 26.0 Lady Capt Catherine Curley & Pat McCarton

Thirty golfers set out in this weeks Wednesday Scramble in good golfing conditions. A sudden squally wind arrived mid-round however accompanied by a nasty downpour and some thunder and lightning.

Despite these tough conditions some good scores were recorded.

In second place with a Nett score of 28.6 were Myles Burke and John Daly.

The winners with a score of 28.0 were Mags and Kieron Ryan.

Well done to all of them.

On the Best Gross front you may recall that James McCarron and Denis Mahon set the target at 32 on 5 July. This was followed a week later with another 32 from Niall Robinson and Charlie Magee but on countback James and Denis still held the lead. Until tonight! Another 32 - with a birdie, birdie, birdie finish from Mick Curran and Brendan Daly puts them now into 'pole' position. Good shooting lads. 

Is there better than 32 out there yet?

So same time next week BUT different place. Resort General Manager, John O'Grady, expects that Golf Check-in will then be in the Lodge House adjacent to the practice putting green.

See you then.

Ann and John Horan

Week 7: Season Leaders: Gross: 32 Denis Mahon & James McCarron : Net: 26.0 Lady Capt Catherin Curley & Pat McCarton

Given the deluge that this evening's almost 40 golfers had to endure the word "Summer" in the title above seems like a misnomer.

 

Nevertheless we had a few Gross scores of 34 and Pearse Daly and Eoin Curley had a great round of 33 in atrocious conditions, just one short of the leading Best Gross for 2017 of 32. Well done lads.

 

In 2nd place were Ciaran Malone and Seamus Breen (who is not long back from his warm weather training in the USA) with a Nett score of 28.2.

 

The winners were Jerry and Sean Lambe (who is going off now for his warm weather training in Spain) with a great score in the conditions of 27.4.

Congratulations to the prizewinners.

Huge congratulations also go to Andy Doran who has been playing golf for more than 30 years. He had his first Hole in One tonight. It came in the rain tonight
n the 6th with a sweetly hit 5 wood which was witnessed by John Finnegan. Maureen and Audrey were on the Ladies tee and wondered why they could only see one ball on the green! In 17 years of these Social Scrambles this is only the third 'Ace'. Well done Andy.

Finally, tonight saw the handing over of the Club's latest Interclub Pennant. John Horan, on behalf of the team of Mary and John Curley, Rosaleen Prescott and Noel Reilly, Miriam and Jerry Solan and Ann and John Horan, presented the Donadea Trophy Runners Up Pennant to Captain Mark Reilly who congratulated all involved and promptly hung the Pennant alongside the Clubs two other winning Pennants from the South Leinster and Brennan Cup.

Next week is Tulfarris Open Week but the Social Scramble goes ahead as usual teeing off between 4 and 6pm on Wednesday.