Gilroy goes full gas at Burapha

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Donal McGuigan (Left) Russell Gilroy.
Donal McGuigan (Left) Russell Gilroy.

The Tara Court Golf Society

Sunday, July 1, Green Valley – Stableford

A Flight

1st Craig Hitchens (13) 41pts

2nd Paul Pavloff (6) 39pts

3rd Jerry Sweetnam (11) 38pts

B Flight

1st Donal McGuigan (17) 39pts

2nd Joe McArdle (18) 36pts

3rd Terry Mangan (21) 35pts

2’s: Peter Henshaw, Terry Mangan and Stuart Brown (2).

We had a good group out today and so we had two flights with the cut for the A flight coming in at fourteen. We also had very good scoring, especially in the A flight and with some people playing to their handicaps and not getting in the prizes.

Craig Hitchens celebrated his birthday today and he gave himself a very good present by winning the A flight with an excellent forty one points, which means that even though he is a year older now his handicap will be coming down.

Paul Pavloff also played very well today, going round in three over gross for thirty nine points but after Craig’s performance that was only good enough to get him second place. Jerry Sweetnam played very well but his thirty eight points was only good enough for the third place today.

In the B flight the scoring wasn’t quite as good but Donal McGuigan had an excellent thirty nine points to win it. Joe McArdle has had an enforced lay off from for golf for a while but the rest seemed to do him good as he came second today with thirty six and Terry Mangan got the third with one point fewer.

Tuesday, July 3, Pattavia – Stableford

12 players headed up the 331 to Pattavia for today’s game. We arrived and had the course to ourselves. We tee off early under a fairly hot sun & high humidity.

This course is in excellent condition and one of the best value for money in the area. Once again the tricky greens got to a lot of players but if you can keep the ball below the hole it is a much easier task.

The winner today and only one to play to handicap was Donal McGuigan (17) with 36 points. There was a 3-way countback for the minor places all with 34 points; Glenn Armitstead (17) was second, Pat Carty (20) took third and Seil Pete (7) had to settle for fourth.

Thursday, May 5, Burapha – Stableford

1st Russell Gilroy (18) 45pts

2nd Pete Seil (7) 39pts

3rd Joe McArdle (18) 35pts

Burapha A and C nines combination today as B was closed for renovations. It was a hot day for golf but not as hot as the scoring as we had what I think was our best ever score here and also one of the best ever scores on any course.

Russell Gilroy was the man on fire and despite a very silly blank on one hole he still scored an excellent forty five points to win with a six shot margin. Pete Seil had thirty nine points, a score which would normally win here but today it was only good enough for second. Joe McArdle got the third place with thirty five points, beating Pat Carty on countback.

Bernie Stafford got the only ‘2’ of the day.