Cahir Golf Notes
New Putting Green
The sod was turned last weekend and the machinery arrived early morning on Monday 30th of August to commence work on the long anticipated new putting green at the rear of Driving Range and in full view of Clubhouse. The location is great for Juniors and Not so Young, near Pro Shop and Ball Machines, Restaurant and Car Park. Great thanks due to committee who put a grant application together (approved and received) and to all who organised fundraisers to cover balance of costs. We all look forward to improving our skills on the putting green in early course.
Also, many thanks to Declan Walsh and his Course Team for the Trojan work on all Course Greens this week. We may be suffering with our putts these few days, but the rewards will be great for the Club. Thank you guys!
Noel Ahearne Perpetual Trophy Cahir Park Ladies played for the Noel Ahearne Perpetual Trophy over the weekend of 27th – 29th August. The Plate, presented to the Ladies by The Ahearne Family in 2020, in memory of Noel, a wonderful person and great Golfer, who lost his battle with ill health all too soon, was keenly contested in an 18- Hole Strokeplay competition. With all cards checked, the winner was Marie Devitt (H/C 40) 69 Net. Second went to Breda Keating (H/C 19) 72 Net on CountBack pipping
Claire Neligan who also had an excellent game. Yvonne Ahearne presented the prizes in memory of her late husband and was welcomed with her family to the Club by Ladies Vice Captain Margaret Gill, Captain Francis McCarthy and President Neil Carey.
Tuesday Ladies Golf
Another successful 12-Hole Champagne Scramble on Tuesday 31st August.
Winners: Mary Comerford, Jo Fahy, Eleanor Cummins, Jo Doyle. 78 Pts
Second: Mary Kenrick, Betty Buttimer, Marie Devitt, Brid Roycroft. 75 Pts
Third: Imelda Fitzpatrick, Hilary Murphy, Pauline Mulcahy, Mag Tobin. 70 Pts. Thursday 2nd September: 18 Hole S/F GOY 10
September got off to a great start with strong participation in GOY 10.
Congratulations to Winner Jean Rogers (H/C 35) with 42 Pts.
Second place went to Chris Noonan (H/C 28) 41 Pts. Gross Prize was won by Imelda Buckley (H/C 20) 21 Pts and Third by Ann Mulcahy (H/C 39) 41 Pts (C/B)
Great scores and well done by all.
Eight Clubs entered the Tipperary League this year. Stipulation was Handicap Index 28.0 and above on the day of competition, all matches flat, and no shots given, no caddies, Matchplay -Team of 5 players. First round was arranged for play in Dundrum on Sunday 22nd August. As the day approached, Templemore G.C. and Tipperary G.C. withdrew due to other club commitments allowing byes to Roscrea and Nenagh.
Before the ball was thrown in for All Ireland Hurling Final in Croke Park on that Sunday, the matches of Slievenamon v Thurles and Dundrum v Cahir Park were well underway. In what was a very exciting afternoon of golf in peace and quiet, due to the hurling match and in beautiful course conditions in Co. Tipperary Golf Club, the matches were close with most going up 14, 15 and 16 before resolution, Slievenamon and Dundrum were the victors.
Cahir Park was represented on the day by Mary Cotter, Lisa Blackett, Melissa Flavin, Anne Walsh and Marie Devitt. Pauline Mulcahy was in reserve and the Panel was managed by Kathleen Alton and Margaret Gill.
Best wishes to four remaining teams who play semi-finals this weekend in Thurles G.C. A big thank you to Caroline O’Dwyer, Dundrum G.C. who is Captain of Tipperary League this year for all her work in organising the League. All teams enjoyed wonderful food and conversation after the matches. Silver and Bronze Medals
Congratulations to Imelda Buckley who is the Winner of our Club Silver Medal this year and to Richella Dowling who won the Bronze Medal. Imelda is a superb golfer and has served the Club very well over many years. Richella joined Cahir Park in 2019 and has chosen to play the Regional Medals Final in Killarney G.C. on 7th September. Best wishes to both ladies for many more years of great golf.
In wishing Richella success in Killarney this week, we also wish Chris Noonan and Catherine Costigan success as they represent the Club in the Eileen Murphy Memorial Trophy competition in Cork Golf Club on 6th September.
Thursday 9th September, 18 Hole V-Par GOY 12
Saturday and Sunday 11th/12th September, OPEN 18 Hole V-Par
Thursday 16th September, OPEN 3 Ball Champagne Scramble kindly sponsored by Curtains and Blinds, Clonmel
Saturday 2nd October, Lady Captain Ger Lyons Prize Day
ABP Open Singles Qualifier
Wednesday 1st, Thursday 2nd September 2021.
Category 1 Norman Jones, 38pts, H/C 8 Category 2 David Murray, 39pts, H/C 15 Category 3 Bernard Hurley, 40pts, H/C 27 The Paddy Caplice Memorial Cup will take place from Friday the 10th to Sunday the 12th of September. Entry is €5 for members and €20 for visitors (visitors prize) juniors €5 (Juniors prize). Online booking through BRS or contact the Pro Shop.
The Lotto Results for Sunday September 5th are as follows: 25, 27, 22, 9
No Jackpot winner this week.
Next weeks Jackpot will be €600.
Thank you for your continued Support