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Sunday 6th March 2016
The improving weather attracted a good entry for last weekends competition. Out on the course at first light, Mullingar resident Jimmy Gallagher (15), was immune to the low temperatures to post 40pts to claim first place but only after a countback. Runner up was taken by +1 golfer Stephen Egan Jr who is showing some great early season form, Stephen shooting 5 under to post 40pts. It proved to be a very good day for the Egan family with Stephen Senior claiming the Div 1 honours with 39pts. Div 2 also went to a countback between a number of players, with Mullingar`s Alan Leech (14) eventually coming out best with 39pts. Most people are trying to get out of Syria, but Chris Merrigan is heading there. Chris is off to the troubled land on peace keeping duties, and we wish him a safe and successful tour. Chris (16) signed off with 40pts for the Div 3 prize, to add to the 27 prizes he won last year. Another countback was required in Div 4 where last weeks overall winner Jimmy Dolan (27) continued his good form to take the spoils with 36pts.
Hole in One: Congratulations to Michael Lennon who recorded an ace at the 5th hole during the Seniors 3 Ball Classic last Tuesday. Mick`s memorable 6 iron helped his team to a top twenty finish in the event won by Kevin Pendergast, Mickey Dunne & Peter Dunne. The Seniors will be having a special event on Tuesday 15th March to mark the St. Patricks week, and are anticipating a large entry with Seniors Captain Joe Heuston having lined up lots of prizes.
Next Sundays competition is a 15 hole rumble sponsored by O`Grady Crane Hire.
Captains Drive In: Our Captains, Adrian Stewart (Gents), Patricia Mahon (Ladies) & Colm McGuinness (Juniors) will officially get the golfing season underway when they attempt their ceremonial drives on Sunday at 2.00pm. This will be followed by a mixed 9 hole scramble followed by some food, drink agus craic. Anyone intending to play in the scramble, please get your name in early for the draw, in order to get players out on the course promptly.
Our seniors open continues every Tuesday and our open Stableford continues every Thursday. Bookings can be made at www.castlebarna.ie or by phoning the clubhouse on 057 9353384.New members always welcome – see web site for latest news.