Williams has the Irish charm


IPGC Golf from The Tara Court Golf

Sunday, Oct. 25, Green Valley – Stableford

It seems that a trip home to Ireland is good for your golf.  Michael Williams has been home over there for the summer and since he came back he has been playing very steady golf.  Today at Green Valley he really hit a high note and came in with an excellent score of forty two points and won by a clear seven.

Michael Williams.

Dan Hobbs came in second with thirty five while Declan Kelly, who has also been playing very well since he came back from Ireland, today had to settle for third place as he lost the count back to Dan.  Two points further back in fourth place was Alan Parker.

1st Michael Williams (16) 42pts

2nd Dan Hobbs (23) 35pts

3rd Declan Kelly (12) 35pts

4th Alan Parker (10) 33pts

Tuesday, Oct. 27, Mt. Shadow – Stableford

We had just a small group out today at a virtually deserted Mountain Shadow.  There isn’t much sign of high season here, at least not yet, even though it is almost November now.

The scoring was low today with Frank McGowan being the winner with thirty four points while Serge Stratten came second with thirty three.  John Fenwick and Alan Bishop filled third and fourth places respectively.

1st Frank McGowan (18) 34pts

2nd Serge Stratten (17) 33pts

3rd John Fenwick (20) 31pts

4th Alan Bishop (22) 30pts

Thursday, Oct. 29, Burapha – Stableford

On Thursday we were back at Burapha for what was the last of the Sport Day offers, but we will be coming back regularly even in high season as they are giving us a very good price for what is an excellent course and also very easy to get too.

Frank McGowan.

Because it was the last of the Sport Days everyone seemed to want to play there and it was very busy, which meant we had a much slower than usual round but it was still very enjoyable.  We also got round without any rain which was a bonus after being washed out the previous Thursday.

Bob Maloney played what I think was his first round with us and he had a very successful first day, winning with thirty six points and beating his friend and playing partner Russell Gilroy on the count back into second.  Serge Stratten featured for the second time this week and he came third with thirty four points and John Fenwick was fourth with thirty one.

For the third day this week we had no twos.

1st Bob Maloney (14) 36pts

2nd Russell Gilroy (16) 36pts

3rd Serge Stratten (17) 34pts

4th John Fenwick (20) 31pts

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.