Castle Barna Golf Club. Sunday 12th March. Foresomes.
The weekend Foresomes competition was dominated by players from Ballinagar, the village producing the first and second places. After tasting his first ever win recently, Tom Ballesty again produced the goods as he and his partner Tony O’Toole shot a 68 net to claim first place. Their win was by virtue of a countback over the father and son combination of Donal and Fergal Scally. Third place with 69 net went to Dave O’Connell and Declan Rogers. The competition served as the qualifier for the foresomes matchplay, and attracted a very good entry. The draw for the matchplay stages will be made shortly.
During March the GUI are promoting a “Handicap Awareness” campaign. Setting out in a qualification with the aim of getting 0.1 back, or not trying you best, is viewed as cheating. This is unacceptable behaviour and needs to be eradicated in all golf clubs throughout the country. All golfers should try their best on every hole and not attempt to manipulate the system in order the gain advantage over your fellow golfers. There are information leaflets available in the clubhouse, or for more detailed information, visit www.golfnet.ie/HandicapAwareness.
Coming up on St. Patrick`s Day there will be a ladies & gents Open Singles. The weekend`s competition will be a single stableford.