Men’s Results & Notes – May 4th
1st – Michael Malone (18) – 39 pts (last 6)
2nd – Seamus Phelan (12) – 39 pts
3rd – Paul Cleary – (12) – 38 pts (last 6)
4th – Noel Kendrick (16) – 38 pts
Gross – John Shalloe – 31 pts
Cat 1 – Joey Furness (7) – 35 pts
Cat 2 – Cormac Farrell (12) – 36 pts
Cat 3 – Tom Fenlon (15) – 36 pts
Tuesday Fourball (14h B/ball) – sponsored by the Associated Teachers
Winners – Richie Aylward (17) & MJ Cullen (20) – 38 pts
Cat 1 – Tommy Liston (9) & Jim Howlin (11) – 34 pts
Cat 2 – James Kent (15) & Noel Kehoe Jnr (18) – 36 pts
Thank you to the Associated Teachers for supporting this competition.
This week’s Competitions
Tues 6th – 14h B’ball S’ford, sponsored by Ger Martin, The Golden Grill
Sun 11th – 18h Singles S’ford, in aid of the 3Ts (some Saturday tee times available)
Best wishes to Mullinavat & The Rower/Inistioge GAA Clubs who hold their annual Golf Classics at New Ross this Monday & Thursday.
Don’t forget, the timesheet for the Junior (4-9) & Intermediate (10-18) Scratch Cups which take place on Saturday May 17th are now live and filling up quickly.
Presentation & Draw
The presentations for The PG Walsh Cup, The Spring Cup, and Tuesday Fouballs sponsored by Mr Eddie Kent (April 22nd) & The Associated Teachers (April 29th) take place on Tuesday 6th April at 9pm sharp. Please note that in order to receive your prize you need to attend, or be represented at, the presentation.
The Membership subscription draw will take place after the presentations. The draw for the timesheet for the John Breen & Co Transport sponsored singles (Sun 18th May) will also take place.
Congratulations to the JB Carr Team who recorded a remarkable victory over Wexford in the County Final After nine holes, it looked all but over, with Wexford well ahead. Somehow, New Ross clawed their way back into the match. Jim Meggs & Patsy Farrell won their match on the 16th, with Denis Kirwan & Willie Whitty pulling off a great victory on the 18th. Sean Murphy & Robert O’Dwyer and Dan Quigley & Johnny Hosey went down fighting to strong golf from the home team, leaving the outcome hinging on John Dowling & Hugh O’Connor’s match. They staged a brilliant comeback and won their match on the 19th to secure the County title for New Ross. Well done to all the team and their manager, Peter Goggin. New Ross face the Waterford champions in the next round.
Hard luck to the Fred Daly Trophy team who travelled all the way to Glen of the Downs Golf Club last week. They finished in a very creditable 4th position in their regional qualifier, but only the top 2 go through to the matchplay stages.
There is a very busy weekend ahead for our teams. On Saturday afternoon, the Barton Cup take on Kilkenny in their second round clash, they have three matches at home and two in Kilkenny. The Duggan Cup team face Courtown, also in the second round, with two matches in New Ross and three away. The Cullen Trophy team are in first round action, away at Mount Wolseley. On Sunday afternoon, the Brennan Cup team take on Enniscorthy in Enniscorthy. Best of luck to all the teams.
It’s less than two weeks to the Pro Am now. It takes place on Friday May 16th. If you have already entered but not paid your entry fee, please do so as soon as possible as a cheque must be paid to the PGA for the prize money in advance of the event. If you would like to take part, there are a small number of places available for teams and individuals. We are still seeking volunteers to do some small jobs on the day. Please contact James or Paul in the Pro Shop for more details.
Congratulations to Michael Ryan
Congratulations to Michael Ryan for his selection on the Darren Clarke Academy team as they seek to defend their UK Schools & Colleges Golf title at the beautiful Ganton Golf Club next week. Michael is fresh from competing against the under 21s at the Munster Youths Amateur Open in Dungarvan last week and will be in action for New Ross in the Barton Cup next weekend – busy times!
Lockers available for Hire
The remainder of the wooden lookers in the Men’s Locker Room are now available for rent to members and visitors on a daily basis. To rent a locker go to the Bar or Pro Shop. Sign in and pay €5 and you will be given a locker key. When you return your key, you will be refunded you €5. If the Pro Shop is closed when you go to return you key, your deposit can be refunded at the bar.
Entries are now being taken for the Men’s Fourball Matchplay. Entry cost €15 per pair. To enter, please put your names, contact numbers and entry fee in an envelope and place it in the Men’s Competition Box. The closing date for entries is Tuesday May 6th.
If for any reason you have to cancel a booking on the timesheet please be aware of the consequences for your playing partners. Out of courtesy please arrange a substitute to play in your place. Always contact your playing partners or the golf club if you have to cancel at late notice (after 6pm on the day before your tee time).
The New Ross Golf Club Pro Am is less than two weeks away. The Pro Am is an opportunity for the club to showcase itself to around 50 professionals from all over the country. We will be doing our utmost to ensure that the course is in peak condition. You can do your part by making an extra effort to repair pitch-marks (your own and others), replace divots, rake bunkers and pick up litter on the course.