IPGC Golf from the Tara Court Golf Society
Sunday, March 13, Green Valley – Medal
It was time for our Monthly Medal again here at Green Valley. It is hard to believe that this was our third one this year already, where is the time going? Either we are getting old or we are enjoying ourselves too much as it seems to be going round very quickly.
Unfortunately the condition of Green Valley seems to be deteriorating at the moment. It is probably due to the lack of water this year as a lot of the other courses seem to be the same, very dry and hard with a lot of bare spots on them. However, at least the greens are still ok, which is the main thing.
Russell Gilroy was our medal winner this month with a net seventy and he also won the B Flight. In second place in that flight with a net seventy five was Don Everett while George Pearson took the third with a net seventy seven.
In the A Flight Shaun Tracy was the only other player to break his handicap and he won it with a net seventy one, with Michael Williams taking the second place on net seventy four. Nick Caulfield took third place with a net seventy six, beating Kevin Blake on a count back. I don’t think Kevin will be too disappointed as I believe he had a hole in one the next day.
We had three people sharing the ‘2’s, with Russell Gilroy and Walter Panachi getting one each and Nick Caulfield two.
1st Shaun Tracy net 71
2nd Michael Williams net 74
3rd Nick Caulfield net 76
1st Russell Gilroy net 70
2nd Don Everett net 75
3rd George Pearson net 77
Thursday, March 17, Bangpra – Stableford
A smaller group out today at Bangpra as many of our Irish friends took the day off to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.
Bangpra is also a very dry course now with hard fairways and many bare patches but at least here they had marked most of them with white paint so you could take a drop out of them, which made it fair. Some of the other courses could take a leaf out of their book and do likewise as this year I think there is going to be a major problem because of the lack of water. Most of the lakes here are almost empty and it is still only March, so I think the problem is going to be here for a long time this year.
Again, at least they are keeping the greens in good condition so still a very enjoyable round of golf and as the course was quiet we got round in less than four hours, which is brilliant.
George Cullen is certainly in form at the moment and he was a runaway winner today with thirty nine points, which considering the condition and the difficulty of this course was a brilliant score. In second place was Don Everett with thirty four points and Nick Caulfield was third with thirty three, edging Joe McArdle on count back.
John Beshoff and Nick Caulfield had one ‘2’ each to share the pot.
1st George Cullen (11) 39pts
2nd Don Everett (20) 34pts
3rd Nick Caulfield (5) 33pts
4th Joe McArdle (14) 33pts
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.