Captains Drive In 2017
Captain`s Drive In: The wet weather thankfully took a break to allow the Captain’s Drive In to take place last Sunday. The three Captains for 2017 Mary Mangan (Ladies Captain), James Mahon (Mens Captain) and Ryan Maher (Junior Captain) all arrived in elegant style in a beautiful horse drawn carriage. There were many good luck wishes, hugs & kisses from the large crowd in attendance before the trio made their way to the first tee.
First up was Ryan, and with no sign of nerves, hit a beauty up the left side. Mary followed and after one quick practice swing sent her ball off straight and true. A nervous James was next up, but having spent the last week at the driving range he had nothing to worry about, as he produced a fine drive, and got the golfing season up and running. Best wishes to our Captains in the year ahead.
A 9 hole mixed scramble followed. Apart from one shower everyone enjoyed themselves. The winners were Joe Mann, David O`Connell & Caitlin Ni Shuilleabhain with a terrific round of 26.6 net. Second place went to Andy Fagan, Derek Hannon and new lady member Lorna Barnewell.
Earlier in the day there was a Mens 15 hole Rumble. The Tyrellspass pair of Seamus Feery & Jimmy Slattery teamed up with Kilbeggan resident Declan Rogers to shoot an impressive 76 pts for the 15 holes and a comfortable victory margin.
Next weekends competition will be a foresomes, which will also be the qualifier for The Sheila Egan Memorial Matchplay Trophy.
The Castle Barna Ladies competition due to be played on the weekend of the 3rd & 4th March was cancelled due to the extremely bad weather.
The Ladies Club will play a Scotch Foursome on Friday the 10th March – tee time 10am – and Saturday the 11th March – tee time 8.30am. The 9 hole Spring Lamb competition continues and this can be played at any time. There is also a Ladies 9 hole competition on Wednesday the 9th March at 10.30 am.