The Tara Court Golf Society
Sunday, Dec. 16, Green Valley – Stableford
We had 6 groups out today on what was a busy course. We were away right on time and the round was just over 4 hours, which is good for high season. The course was in good condition and 2 players made the most of it.
We had 2 divisions out with the cut at 17 and in the A Division there was a run-away winner with Michael Healy (H/cap 17) having a great 40 points. Second place went to Nick Caulfield (6) on 36 points while third and fourth went to a countback, with the decision going to Shaun Merriman (14) over Paul Butler (17), both with 35 points on the card.
B Division saw the best score of the day with Don Everett (23) posting a very good 41 points. Taking second place and good to see him in the prizes after a very long absence was Richie Martin (30) with 38 points. Peter Henshaw (28) was third with 36 and fourth went to Glen Perkinson (18) on 34.
Peter Henshaw added to his place money with the only 2 for the day.
Tuesday, Dec. 18, Treasure Hill – Stableford
A smaller field today for our monthly trip to Treasure Hill and with the yellow tees in play and them being well forward it made for some interesting shot selections. The course was in very good condition but the scoring was not so good, with no one able to play to handicap.
The top spot was decided on countback with Donal Lyne (H/cap 16) taking it over Nick Caulfield (6), both with 34 points. A countback on 33 points was also needed to separate third and fourth and here Michael Healy (17) had a better last 6 holes to take the bronze from Craig Hitchens (12).
Nick Caulfield and Joe McArdle shared the ‘2’s pot today.
Thursday, Dec. 20, Eastern Star – Stableford
We were here at Eastern Star for our last game for this year on another very hot day for golf. We had two flights with the cut for the A flight coming in at sixteen.
In the premier division Shaun Merriman (14) won with thirty-five points, beating Wayne Crooker (11) on countback. Nick Caulfield (6) came third with thirty four.
In the B flight Kevin Page (22) was playing his first ever game with us and made an excellent start by returning the best score of the day, thirty-seven points to take top spot. Pat Carty (24) took second with thirty-two and Ken Hole (21) came third with thirty.
We had three ‘2’s today, from Joe Mcardle, Pat Culloty and Pat Carty, one each