Looby rolls up to take victory

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Denis Lea.
Denis Lea.

The Tara Court Golf Society

Sunday, Dec. 17, Green Valley – Stableford

A Flight

1st Nick Looby (13) 40pts

2nd Andy Featherstone (5) 37pts

3rd Nick Caulfield (5) 36pts

B Flight

1st Denis Lea (15) 35pts

2nd Donal McGuigan (19) 34pts

3rd Joe Peters (24) 32pts

It was another cool day for golf and we again had some very good scores.  Nick Looby had his first outright win with us for this trip with an excellent forty points in A flight and as usual Andy Featherstone was in the prizes and today he was second with thirty seven, one ahead of Nick Caulfield in was third.

Denis Lea was the winner in the B flight with thirty five points.  Donal McGuigan was second one point in arrears and Joe Peters was third with thirty two.

For the second Sunday in a row we had no ‘2’.

Tuesday, Dec. 19, Pattavia – Stableford

1st Kevin Blake (8) 39pts

2nd John Chambers (11) 34pts

3rd Ken Hole (18) 32pts

4th Russell Gilroy (18) 32pts

It was quite a cool day today and with a very strong wind and between that and the lightning fast greens it meant that with one notable exception the scoring was low.

None of that bothered Kevin Blake who was a very clear winner with a brilliant score of thirty nine points and he also had the only ‘2’ of the day.

John Chambers has been playing steady since he arrived for this trip and today he was second with thirty four points, a good score under the conditions.  We then had three players on thirty two points, Sean McNamara has just arrived from Ireland just lost out on count-back to Russell Gilroy and Ken Hole.

Thursday, Dec. 21, Bangpra – Stableford

A Flight

1st Andy Featherstone (5) 34pts

2nd Shaun Merriman (11) 33pts

3rd Michael Healy (14) 31pts

B Flight

1st Ritchie Martin (27) 34pts\

2nd Ken Hole (18) 28pts

3rd Joe McArdle (16) 28pts

It was more like the middle of low season than a few days before Xmas when we arrived here in Bangpra today to find the place deserted.  The course was in very good condition with very fast greens and as the fairways had also dried out it meant that what is a very long course was playing much shorter than usual.

In the A flight, which was up to fourteen handicap, Andy Featherstone was the winner with thirty four points and posted the joint best score of the day.  Shaun Merriman came second with thirty three and we then had two players on thirty one points, Michael Healy winning the count-back over John Chambers to take the third place and he also recorded the only ‘2’ of the day.

In the B flight, Ritchie Martin was a very popular winner with thirty four points and we had two players with twenty eight where Ken Hole won the count back to get second place ahead of Joe McArdle.