Pat Carty on a roll

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Pat Carty & Russell Gilroy.
Pat Carty & Russell Gilroy.

The Tara Court Golf Society

Sunday, April 29, Green Valley – Stableford

After a few days of rain we were lucky today to have great weather for the whole round.  We decided that ‘lift, clean & place’ on the fairways was the order of the day as buggies were on the path only.  The course in general was surprisingly dry and not too many mud balls happened.  The rain had washed all the sand into the greens and they were very bumpy as the core holes were now empty of sand.

One player stood out today, leaving the other 11 in his wake.  Pat Carty (h/cap 23) had an excellent 38 points to be a clear winner.  Trailing far behind in second was Kevin Blake (8) on 33 points and it was a three-way count-back for the remaining two places with Russell Gilroy (17) getting the nod with 16pts on the back nine over fourth placed Craig Hitchens (15 on B9) and Declan Kelly (13 on B9).

Once again we did not have any ‘2’s today.

Tuesday, May 1, Crystal Bay – Stableford

Being a holiday and most courses asking for weekend rates, Crystal Bay was our venue today as they only charged the regular weekday amount.  The course was busy and we were away about 5 minutes late.

It was slow going and a 10 minute rain delay on the 10th hole meant it was a 4-1/2 hour round.  The C nine is getting worn out and needs a lot of attention so the sooner they reopen the A nine the better.

Not very good scoring from the 8 players today with Pat Carty (h/cap 23) taking his second win on the trot with 34 points.  Playing his last game this trip, Declan Kelly (12) secured second place with 33 points and third spot was decided on count-back with Craig Hitchens (14) keeping Russell Gilroy (17) off the podium, both on 31 points each.

Thursday, May 3, Burapha – Stableford

A wet day today here at Burapha with torrential rain and wind for nearly an hour and a half and the course resembled a lake.  However, when we eventually got started again the water disappeared quickly and although it was still very wet it was playable.

The wet course certainly didn’t affect some of our golfers as under the circumstances we got in some very good scores.  Both Russell Gilroy and Kevin Blake scored thirty nine points with Russell winning the count-back to come out on top and Kevin having to settle for second.  Pete Seil hasn’t played with us for a long time but he made a good start with us as he posted thirty six points for third.  Donal McGuigan and Ken Hole both had thirty five points and here Donal won the count-back to come fourth.