Merriman makes hay at Pleasant Valley

Kevyn Wright & Shaun Merriman.
Kevyn Wright & Shaun Merriman.

The Tara Court Golf Society

Sunday, Jan. 20, Green Valley – Stableford

We had our largest group so far for this year and had three flights. After winning the gold medal last week Kevyn Wright (H/cap 10) was again the winner of the A flight today with thirty six points. Shaun Merriman (11) also had thirty six but he lost out on the count back. Jerry Sweetnam (10) came third with thirty four but as he also had a two he still had a very good payday.

Our best score of the day came in B flight which was won by Russell Gilroy (17) with an excellent forty points. Gerry Hughes (21) came second with thirty seven and Paul Butler (17) was third with thirty four.

In the C flight Pat Carty (24) was the winner with thirty four points while Evelyn McNamara (24) came second with twenty eight, beating Ted Murphy (26) on the count back.

We had two 2s today, from Jerry Sweetnam and Larry Eden.

Tuesday, Jan. 22, Crystal Bay – Stableford

We had a good size field today for our first visit to Crystal Bay in a fair while. The course in general is OK but it needs some TLC in various places. Starting on B nine the greens were a lot quicker that the C nine.

Three divisions today with the cut at 16, 21 & 22+ and in “A” division and continuing his great form of late Shaun Merriman (11) had a great round of 40 points to easily street the competition. Second on C/B was Gerry Hannan (12) with 34 points, relegating Sean McNamara (16) to third on the same score overall.

A C/B was needed to decide 1st & 2nd places in “B” division and Russell Gilroy (17) took it ahead of Donal Lyne (17), both with 34 points. Bernie Stafford (18) followed up in third with 33 points.

Taking top spot in “C” division was Evelyn McNamara (24) with 27 points, Joe Peters (23) was second with 26 and in third was Pauline Byrne (32) with 25.

The big winner was Liam Hyland (9) with the only 2 of the day to take the large pot.

Thursday, Jan. 24, Pleasant Valley – Stableford

It was a very busy course here at Pleasant Valley today but we still got teeing off on time. We received lots of praise from all our golfers for both the condition of the course and for the excellent value for money here.

We had three flights out and got good scores from all of them, especially in the A flight where Shaun Merriman (11) had what was probably his best round of golf ever, finishing in over par gross to score an excellent forty four points. Sean and Evelyn McNamara decided to have one last game before returning home and what a good decision that was as they both featured in the prizes. Sean (16) had his best round for this trip with an excellent forty points for second in the premier flight while Glen Armistead (16) came third with a more modest thirty six.

In the B flight Mick Seary (22) also had an excellent score and he was the winner with forty points. Bernie Stafford (18) came second with thirty eight and Larry Eden (21) took third with thirty seven.

Gerry Doyle (27) was the winner of the C flight with thirty seven points, Evelyn McNamara (24) finished off her holiday by coming second with thirty three and Ted Murphy (26) was in the prizes again today by coming third with thirty two.

We had five 2s today, from Shaun Merriman, Ted Morris, Ted Murphy, Larry Eden and Mark Korbin.