A long day at Mountain Shadow


IPGC Golf from The Tara Court Golf Society

Sunday, Nov. 22, Green Valley – Stableford

We had a large group out today with many new friends playing with us for the first time although it was all our regular players who featured in the prizes, maybe it will take the newcomers a while to settle in and get to know the course better before they win.  We also had some of our old friends back with us after being away home for a long time, good to see them back again.

Although the scoring wasn’t as good as the previous week we still had good scores from many of our players.  Rod Torrie had the best score of the day and he won the A Flight with thirty eight points.  In second place was Donal McGuigan who is playing very good golf at the moment and had thirty six points, with Alan Parker taking the third place on thirty five.

Rod  Torrie.

In B Flight, Ged Foy was the winner with thirty seven points and another man who is getting back to form, Frank McGowan was second with thirty six.  Joe Peters also kept up his good run and came third a further point back.

Joe Peters and Donal McGuigan shared the ‘2’s pot with one each.

A Flight

1st Rod Torrie (14) 38pts

2nd Donal McGuigan (15) 36pts

3rd Alan Parker (11) 35pts

B Flight

1st Ged Foy (27) 37pts

2nd Frank McGowan (18) 36pts

3rd Joe Peters (20) 35pts

Tuesday, Nov. 24, Mt. Shadow – Stableford

We were back at Mountain Shadow today for what is usually a very enjoyable round of golf.  Unfortunately today that was not the case and the fault was not with the course, which was in its usual good condition, but with the group in front of us who were excruciatingly slow and should not be allowed on any golf course until they learn to have more regard for other players.

Joe Peters.

The slow play didn’t seem to affect Joe Peters though as he had an excellent thirty eight points and after cutting four shots off his handicap the previous week he will now be losing even more!

Frank McGowan was in form again today and came second with thirty six, with Dympna Burke one point behind in third.

Andy Galvin, Frank McGowan and Joe Peters shared the ‘2’s with one each.

1st Joe Peters (20) 38pts

2nd Frank McGowan (18) 36pts

3rd Dympna Burke (29) 35pts

Thursday, Nov. 26, The Emerald – Stableford

A smaller group out at Emerald today on what is a much improved golf course with good fairways and very fast greens, a bit too fast for some of our group but still great to play.  It was also a bit cooler today with a nice breeze which made it even more enjoyable.

We had a Korean five-ball in front of us for the front nine which made it slow but they stopped to eat at the tenth and let us all play trough which was ok.

Maybe it was the fast and tricky greens but the coring wasn’t great, with Dympna Burke taking the win with thirty three points and Joe McArdle second with thirty one.  In third place was Michael Goggins on twenty nine points and Michael also got the only ‘2’ of the day.

1st Dympna Burke (29) 33pts

2nd Joe McArdle (13) 31pts

3rd Michael Goggins (13) 29pts

Note: The Tara Court Golf Group play 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.