Sunday 17th April 2016
The years first medal event was won by Sean Doyle (16) with a 68 net. After an average front nine, The Kildare man produced the goods on the back nine with the highlights being birdies on the 12th & 17th. Runner up was the clean shaven Jimmy Slattery (21) with 69 net. It was a score that should have been much better after the Tyrrellspass recorded two 2`s, on the 3rd & 9th, but the excitement probably got to him as he was unable to keep the momentum going during the latter half.
The Gross prize went to Robert Hogan (4) who battled back from three bogeys on the first four holes to sign off for a 74, holding off the challenge of Michael Brereton (2) 75. A steady performance secured 3rd net for Terry O`Neill (9) with a 70, fending off a similar score from Anthony O`Grady (13) on a countback. The best score of the day was disqualified for not signing his card, a simple act that should be remembered by all.
The Irish Fourball team advanced to the next round after a good victory over Glasson. Well done to this team and manager Seamie Feery. Good luck to the Provincial Towns team who play next Saturday.
Liam Lynch made it two wins from two to establish an healthy lead in the Walsh Kealy sponsored 9 hole Championship. Its early days, so don`t despair there are still up to 22 rounds to play between now and 15th Sept.
1916 Commemoration: The club will remember the centenary of 1916 with next Sundays competition. In a change to the usual, double points will be awarded on holes 1, 9 & 16. Please note the competition is confined to Sunday only.
Open Week: Open week gets under way from Thursday 28th April. The fixture list offers lots of variety for members and visitors alike over 9 days. For the full schedule, details and bookings see www.castlebarna.ie or by phoning the clubhouse on 057 9353384.