Dearden wins Green Valley medal

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IPGC Golf from The Tara Court Golf Society

Sunday, May 8, Green Valley – Medal

Another month gone round and time for the monthly medal again here at Green Valley on what was another hot day for golf.  I think many of our regular friends who live here though it would be a bit easier to win the medal today as there are not so many around and the group is much smaller than in high season.

John Dearden is one of our most regular members and plays with us almost every Sunday all year round.  Although John is regularly in the prizes I don’t think he has ever taken the top spot.  As they say, timing is everything and today John certainly got it right as he had what was probably his best score ever with us and won the medal with a net sixty eight, a score which would have easily won it any month and I think one of our lowest medal scores ever.  John also got two ‘2’s to make it an excellent payday for him.

John Dearden.

Richie Hurley also had a net sixty eight and probably though he had done enough to win but unfortunately for him he lost the count back to John and had to settle for second place today.  Shaun Tracy had lost three shots off his handicap the last time he played with us but today he still managed to beat his new one and came third with a net seventy one, a score which in other months would have won the medal, but not today.

Geoff King played to his handicap to come forth with a net seventy two and then we had three players on a net seventy four with Allan Parker winning the count back to take the fifth and last podium place and Michael Williams and Rod Torrie losing out.

1st John Dearden (20) net 68

2nd Richie Hurley (7) net 68

3rd Shaun Tracy (15) net 71

4th Geoff King (16) net 72

5th Allan Parker (11) net 74

2’s: John Dearden (2), Paul Pavloff.

Tuesday, May 10, Pattavia – Stableford

We had just a small group out here today at Pattavia.  Again the scoring wasn’t great but I think it was mainly the greens which caught most of our golfers out, with many three and even some four and five putts.  Still, everyone enjoyed it and it is great value for money and is also in reasonable condition.

Lyle Blaw.

The best score of the day came from Serge Stratten who won with thirty two points and in second place John Fenwick had twenty seven points.  I won’t embarrass the others by posting their scores.

We had two ‘2’s today, which on these difficult greens was good, with Craig Hitchens and Alec Smith getting one each.

1st Serge Stratten (17) 32pts

2nd John Fenwick (19) 27pts

Thursday, May 12, Burapha C & D – Stableford

We were back at Burapha again today with a larger group, having missed our regular spot last week due to the holiday.  We decided to play the more difficult C and D nines off the white tees so everyone would enjoy it better.

We had much better scoring today, maybe because the greens were not quite as tricky as Pattavia and we saw Lyle Blaw, who was playing his last game for this trip, do something which he is making a bit of a habit of by beating Joe McArdle by one shot and winning with thirty eight points.  Joe had to settle for second once again with thirty seven. Jon Batty took the third and last place with thirty five points and today we had no ‘2’s.

1st Lyle Blaw (12) 38pts

2nd Joe McArdle (12) 37pts

3rd Jon Batty (8) 35pts

Note: The Tara Court Golf Group plays every Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday, leaving O’Gara’s Bar and Restaurant in the Tara Court on Pratamnak Rd. around 10.00 a.m. Sign up either in O’Gara’s or ring Joe on 089 249 1364.