IPGC golf from Tara Court Golf Group
Sunday, Jan. 4, Green Valley – Stableford
Back at Green Valley today for our usual Sunday game. Now with so many of our Irish friends back to visit us for the winter we had a very large turnout and our biggest problem was getting enough tee times, but the staff at Green Valley are very helpful to us and we managed to get a place for everyone.
We had two flights today, A flight up to 16 h/c and B flight 17 and up. In B flight the scoring wasn’t so good, with four people leading the way on 34 points. Ger Lodge was the victor after edging Andy Galvin, who is starting to get the hang of Green Valley, into second place. Andy in turn pushed Jimmy Johnson into third and Frank McGowan took fourth.
George Cullen & Michael Lyne.
In A flight it very different scoring, with George Cullen running away with it with what was by far the best round of the day, 43 points. Phil Clerehan had 36 points and beat Paul Pavloff into second place on a count back and Joe McArdle took fourth with 35.
We had five people sharing the ‘2’s pot, namely Nick Looby, Joe Peters, Phil Clerehan, Michael Lyne and Andy Galvin.
Tuesday, Jan. 6, Pattavia – Stableford
1st George Cullen (13) 38pts
2nd Ted Morris (12) 33pts
3rd Shaun Merriman (9) 32pts
1st Joe Peters (20) 40pts
2nd Angela Montague (29) 34pts
3rd John Kelly (28) 34pts
On Tuesday we went to Pattavia where the greens are always the most difficult part of the challenge and although today they were just a little bit slower than before, they still caught out most of our golfers.
For Joe Peters the greens seemed to be no problem and he racked up a great score of 40 points, which was by far the best of the day. Another man who didn’t find putting too tough was George Cullen, who also had a very good score of 38 points and who won his division for the second time this week. Well done George, expect a good reduction in handicap for next week!
Angela Montague was second in the B flight after beating John Kelly into third on a count back. In A flight, Ted Morris took the silver with 33 points and Shaun Merriman was third juts one further back.
There were three ‘2’s, coming from Frank McGowan, Shaun Merriman and Angela Montague.
Thursday, Jan. 8, Eastern Star – Stableford
1st Joe McArdle (12) 35pts
2nd Jack Behan (15) 33pts
3rd Donal Lyne (16) 32pts
1st Michael Lyne (19) 36pts
2nd Pat Carty (24) 32pts
3rd Damien Montague (19) 30pts
We were back at Eastern Star today after a long absence to find the course in beautiful condition: the greens were excellent and fairways also very good. When it is in condition like this it is definitely one of the best courses around, hopefully they will be able to keep it like this and we will be going back again soon.
Eastern Star is a difficult course and only one of our golfers managed to play to his handicap; this was Michael Lyne who won the B flight with 36 points. Four points behind in second was Pat Carty and on his last day with us for this year, Damien Montague took third with 30. Damien had been kept out of the prizes on Tuesday by his wife Angela, but she didn’t play today to give him a chance!
In A flight, Joe McArdle won with 35 points, two up on Jack Behan in second while Donal Lyne was a further point back in third, making it a succesful day for the Lyne family. Donal also shared the ‘2’s pot with Declan Kelly.
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.