Williams & Tracy star at Silky Oak

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IPGC Golf from The Tara Court Golf Society

Sunday, April 24, Silk Oak – Stableford

Today we were again moved from our regular Green Valley spot for our Sunday game.  To be very fair to the management they told us in advance that they had pole forked and sanded the greens so we were expecting to find them in poor condition.  As it turned out they weren’t too bad with just a little sand and there were no complaints, probably when you are expecting the worse and you don’t get it you are happy!

We had an eventful day today.  Michael Williams had a ‘2’ on the short sixth par three, actually we had four other ‘2’s also but then on the much longer eight hole Michael had a hole in one and so left all the others in the shade as he scooped the pot.  Well done Michael, hopefully the first of many!

Michael Williams.

Michael also finished with thirty nine points and he probably though that was also enough to win but not today.  Shaun Tracy, who is a regular with us, had what was probably the best score we have ever had since we started.  Shaun recorded an unbelievable forty five points to win by a mile.  Well done to you also Shaun and hopefully you will be able to play to your much reduced handicap after that!

On a more modest thirty eight points Russell Gilroy took the third place, beating Allan Parker into fourth place on the count back.  Joe McArdle was fifth with thirty seven.

1st Shaun Tracy (18) 45pts

2nd Michael Williams (14) 39pts

3rd Russell Gilroy (18) 38pts

4th Allan Parker (11) 38pts

5th Joe McArdle (13) 37pts

Tuesday, April 26, Pattavia – Stableford

We had a small group out today here at Pattavia.  This course is excellent value for money, especially as you can share carts.  In a year when many of the courses are suffering badly because of a shortage of water it didn’t seem to be a problem here and we found it in excellent condition.

The scoring wasn’t great today, probably as the greens here are so tricky, especially if you get on the wrong side of the hole when three or even four putts are possible.

Shaun Tracy.

Ged Foy came out on top with thirty two points, edging Ted Morris into second on count back while Joe McArdle took the third place with thirty one.  We had no ‘2’s today.

1st Ged Foy (20) 32pts

2nd Ted Morris (14) 32pts

3rd Joe McArdle (13) 31pts

Thursday, April 28, Burapha – Stableford

Another very hot day for golf here at Burapha and again we were on the more difficult C and D courses but for at least one of the group the heat didn’t seem to be a problem.

John Fenwick.

John Fenwick had what was his best round in a long time and was a clear winner with an excellent forty one points, which for this course is a great score and was a clear four points ahead of Glynn Evans, who I think was playing his first game ever with us and he came second with thirty seven points.

Paul Pavloff had just come back from Australia a few days previously and quickly settled in again to take third with thirty four.  Joe McArdle and Ged Foy both had thirty three points but Joe won the count back to take fourth.

Ged Foy and Craig Hitchens shared the ‘2’s with one each.

1st John Fenwick (20) 41pts

2nd Glyn Evans (23) 37pts

3rd Paul Pavloff (6) 34pts

4th Joe McArdle (13) 33pts

5th Ged Foy (20) 33pts

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 .