The Tara Court Golf Society
Sunday, Dec. 17, Green Valley – Stableford
1st Nick Looby (13) 40pts
2nd Andy Featherstone (5) 37pts
3rd Nick Caulfield (5) 36pts
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.
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
1st Andy Featherstone (5) 34pts
2nd Shaun Merriman (11) 33pts
3rd Michael Healy (14) 31pts
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.