McArdle gets back that winning feeling

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IPGC Golf from The Tara Court Golf Society

Sunday, March 20, Green Valley – Stableford

What a difference a week makes, last week here at Green Valley we had many complaints about the condition of the fairways with many bare patches on them but this week there was a vast improvement and everyone very happy with it.  We also had a very fast round with us going round in well less than four hours, which made everyone even happier.

A week can make a big difference to your golf as well, as Joe McArdle proved today with a gross score less than his net score the previous week.  Joe won the A Flight forty points which also included his first ‘2’ in a long time and was also the best score of the day.

Joe McArdle.

George Cullen continued his good golf but had to settle for second place today with a very respectable thirty eight points.  Nick Caulfield was playing his last game with us for this trip and ended it with another thirty eight points but was beaten on the count back by George.

Donal McGuigan was the winner in the B Flight with thirty four points while Don Everett took the second place with thirty three, beating Ted Murphy on a count back.

We had three ‘2’s, with Joe McArdle, Russell Gilroy and Walter Panichi getting one each.

A Flight

1st Joe McArdle (14) 40pts

2nd George Cullen (11) 38pts

3rd Nick Caulfield (5) 38pts

B Flight

1st Donal McGuigan (17) 34pts

2nd Don Everett (20) 33pts

3rd Ted Murphy (24) 33pts

Friday, March 25, Khao Kheow – Stableford

A change of day for us this week from our usual Thursday game: We had all played in the hugely successful Caddy Charity Comp at Green Valley on Wednesday which was organized by our friends in the PFGS and we have to give them full praise for getting so many people out to play, especially at this time of year.  Well done boys!

Russel Gilroy.

We were at Khao Kheow today where we played the A and B nines.  The course was in perfect condition and showing no signs of lack of water, with excellent fairways and fast greens.  We decided to make it a bit easier for everyone and played off the shorter white tees for a change.

Although the group wasn’t too big we still had some very good scores with all the winners having thirty eight points and only the count back dividing them.  Russell Gilroy was the man who came out on top, with Gerry Hannan coming second and Frank McGowan having to settle for third.

We had three ‘2’s, coming from Joe McArdle, Don Everett and Russell Gilroy.

1st Russell Gilroy (18) 38pts

2nd Gerry Hannan (12) 38pts

3rd Frank McGowan (19) 38pts

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.