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IPGC Members Green Valley monthly report

Sunday, Nov. 7 – Stableford

1st Rod Howett 40pts

2nd Joe McArdle 40pts

3rd Jack Behan 39pts

4th Kevin Hamilton 38pts

The change in the weather has dried the course and provided good playing conditions with lots of run on the ball.  Rod Howett, an IPGC stalwart and native Londoner enjoyed the improved conditions to record a sparkling score and inch ahead of Joe McArdle to take the honours.  Rod is clearly taking full advantage of the lessons he has been receiving from Al Keith.

Jack Behan put in a credible display to take third place, joining Joe in representing Irish hopes.  Kevin Hamilton fought hard for England with a sound 38 points.  There were no ‘2’s today.

Sunday, Nov. 14 – Stableford

1st Joe Peters 43 Pts

2nd Charlie Lapsey 39 Pts

3rd Ted Lodge 38 Pts

4th Roar Berger 37 Pts

Another busy day with good playing conditions saw the Irish come to the fore.  Joe Peters, a regular IPGC Sunday man, took the honours for Dublin with a scintillating 43 points.  Charlie Lapsey from Donegal played very well off his 8 handicap to take second place.  Ted Lodge, an ex Captain from Rush a quaint Dublin links course, was close behind.  Ted, who plays steadily of his 11 handicap, is never far off the pace.

Roar Berger from Norway took fourth place, the only non Irishman to get a mention today.

‘2’ were achieved by Joe Peters, Ted Lodge, Alec Hoare, and Paul Egan.

Sunday, Nov 21 – Stableford

1st Charles Sheppard 40pts

2nd Andy Galvin 35pts

3rd Joe McArdle 32pts

4th Frank McGowan 31pts

The evergreen Charles Sheppard came out to play today, winning with several lengths to spare.  The Irish stable of Andy Galvin, Joe McArdle, and Frank McGowan ran credible races but were unable to peg back Charles who  had the race at his mercy with several holes to play.

Joe McArdle had the only ‘2’ today.

Sunday, Nov. 26 – Stableford

Green Valley

1st Yasuo Suzuki 41pts

2nd Ted Lodge 40pts

3rd Brian Talbot 37pts

Silky Oak

1st Russell Exley 39pts

2nd Barry Wellings 38pts

Charlie Lapsey 37pts CB 21

A busy course and large turnout saw two competitions today, one on Green Valley and one on the new Silky Oak.  The later received good reviews and was much enjoyed.

On Green Valley Yasuo Suzuki, a regular IPGC man from Japan, scored his best ever round on the course to narrowly defeat the consistent Ted Lodge.  Brian Talbot took the minor honour.

Silky Oak brought out the best from our organizer Russell Exley who recorded a tight win over Barry Wellings.  Charlie Lapsey, clearly a cad, beat charming Irish lady Teresa Connelly on count-back for third place.

‘2’s today were achieved by Russell Exley, Brian Talbot, and twice by Yasuo Suzuki.

Presentations, as always, were conducted at the Golf Centre Bar on the course with amiable hosts John and Geoff, assisted by their lovely staff, taking excellent care of the golfers.

Note: If you would like to play with the IPGC members at Green Valley on a Sunday, you can contact mobile 084 782 4582. All transportation to the course is arranged from The Haven leaving at 09.00 and you need to sign up prior to the day.