Featherstone again to the fore

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The Tara Court Golf Society

Sunday, Jan. 28, Green Valley – Stableford

A Flight

1st Andy Featherstone (4) 37pts

2nd Donal McGuigan (19) 35pts

3rd Stuart Brown (9) 34pts

4th Lawrie McBride (13) 33pts

5th Kevin O’Sullivan (15) 33pts

B Flight

1st Joe Peters (25) 40pts

2nd Terry Mangan (22) 35pts

3rd Peter Henshaw (25) 33pts

4th Ted Murphy (24) 32pts

5th Pat Carty (24) 32pts

2’s: Ted Murphy, Gilbert Brosnan, Paula Koptaz and Stuart Brown.

Because of the high numbers we were again playing two comps, one at Green Valley and the other at Silky Oak.  Although it was still very busy at least they had both caddies and carts for us today for both courses and we got off in time for reasonably fast rounds.

We had two flights at Green Valley with the cut coming in at twenty and here Andy Featherstone was again a winner in A flight with thirty seven points, despite having two blanks on his card.

Joe Peters was a runaway winner of the B flight with what was by far the best score of the day and he had forty points.

Sunday, Jan. 28, Silky Oak – Stableford

1st Ronan Simms (20) 35pts

2nd Dan Hobbs (23) 34pts

3rd Larry Eden (21) 34pts

4th Michael Williams (14) 33pts

Joe Peters.
Joe Peters.

The scoring wasn’t quite as good here at Silky Oak, with none of our group managing to play to their handicaps.  The greens seemed a bit slow but otherwise the course was in excellent condition.

As the group here was smaller than the one in Green Valley we just had one flight with the winner being Ronan Simms with thirty five points.  In second was Dan Hobbs with thirty four points and he beat Larry Eden on the count back.

We had no ‘2’s here today so the carryover goes on to here next Sunday.

Tuesday, Jan. 30,
Mt. Shadow – Stableford

A Flight

1st Francis McGuigan (14) 34pts

2nd Michael Williams (14) 32pts

3rd Jack Featherston (14) 31pts

4th Joe McArdle (15) 31pts

B Flight

1st Pauline Byrne (31) 36pts

2nd Joe Peters (25) 33pts

3rd John McGarry (23) 33pts

4th Mick Seery (21) 32pts

2’s: Joe McArdle, Joe Leonard and Miki Barrett.

Pauline Byrne.
Pauline Byrne.

We got a large group out here in Mountain Shadow and the course seemed to be well improved since the last time we played here.  We had two flights and Francis McGuigan, who has just arrived back from Ireland and was playing his first game for this trip, came out the winner of the A flight with thirty four points.  Michael Williams came second with thirty two points and Jack Featherston was third by way of a count-back over Joe McArdle.

Pauline Byrne had the best score of the day to win the B flight with thirty six points. We had two players with thirty three and here Joe Peters won the count-back to come second and John McGarry lost it to come third.  Mick Seery was fourth with thirty two.