We had no notes last week as I was otherwise occupied watching Patrick Reed hold his nerve to win The Masters in Augusta. As a consequence we have a bit of a backlog with results but I think I have everything listed below. We’d like to thank our recent sponsors and all who played in our competitions. Well done to all the prize-winners.
Open Singles sponsored by Pro Golf (Niall Martin) 15/4/2018
1st Darren Rosney (13) 45pts, 2nd Gerry Jordan (18) 40pts, Low Gross- Jamie Colgan (4) 32pts, 3rd Andrew Rafferty (12) 40pts, Ladies Beth Dunne (15) 39pts.
Nick Linnane & Co Thursday Open 12/4/2018
1st Christopher Cornally (8) Esker Hills 41pts, 2nd Darren Rosney (13) 40pts.
Captains Drive In Scramble – George Garvey & Loreto Boland 8/4/2018
1st Bert Burke, Daniel Garvey, Brendan Hanniffy, Beth Dunne (58.0), 2nd Tommy Digan, Noel Dunne, Gareth Cassidy, Ann Ledwith (58.5)
Club Competition sponsored by M & W Catering 7/4/2018
1st Declan Murphy (13) 42pts, 2nd Danny Conlon (23) 40pts, 3rd Paul Fogarty (8) 38pts.
Nick Linnane & Co Thursday Open 5/4/2018
1st Danny Conlon (23) 40pts, 2nd Ollie Seery (16) 37pts, Ladies – Beth Dunne (15) 28pts.
Open Singles sponsored by Grand Hotel Moate 2/4/2018
1st Tommy Conlon (11) 39pts.
Weekly 12 hole Club Comp – March 19 to 29 2018.
1st Phil Behan (12) 25pts, 2nd Andy Dunne (15) 25pts.
Prizewinners Gallery - In no particular order, here are some recent prize winners. 1. Gerry Jordan, 2. Tommy Conlon, 3. Daniel Garvey, Bert Burke & Beth Dunne (with Loreto & George), 4. Ann Ledwith, Tommy Digan & Noel Dunne (with Loreto & George), 5. Andy Dunne, 6. Phil Behan, 7. Paul Fogarty, 8. Ollie Seery, 9. Jamie Colgan, 10. Declan Murphy, 11. Darren Rosney, 12. Andrew Rafferty.
UPCOMING FIXTURES – Next weekend we have a Club stableford competition kindly sponsored by Master Stone (Andrew Rafferty). On Thursday 19th there is the Nick Linnane & Co Thursday Open and as if that wasn’t enough the ‘Club 500’ competition over 13 holes can be played any day.
MEMBERSHIP – If you have not got around to paying your full membership subs as yet the Treasurer is reminding everyone that subscriptions for 2018 are now seriously overdue. Remember you cannot win a prize or represent us on a team if you have not paid up in full.
CAPTAIN’S DRIVE IN – Our Captains Drive In for George Garvey & Loreto Boland was rescheduled for Sunday 8th April and despite the inclement weather there was a great turn out. We wish both our new Captains the very best for the rest of the season.
Lady Captain Loreto Boland & Mens Captain George Garvey
CLUB 500 – This 13 hole competition which can be played any day for just €5 a go commenced on 1st April and runs until 30th September. Your best 4 cards will count towards qualification for the final on Saturday 13th October. Winner and runner up will choose either a €500 voucher for Michael Horans Golf Shops or €500 off your 2019 membership fee. There will also be a €50 voucher awarded for the best individual score every month and other prizes will be announced later. It is important to reiterate here that the ‘Club 500’ can only be played in addition to the existing competition or on any day there is no existing competition. You cannot for instance play in it instead of the Thursday Open on a Thursday. Players breaking this condition of the ‘Club 500’ competition as set by the committee will have their cards removed.
MATCHPLAY LISTS – Final call for Scotch Foursomes and Club Matchplay. The list has been in the shop for several weeks. The draw will be conducted after next weekend.
TEAMS – We lost gallantly 3-2 to Esker Hills on Saturday in the 1st round of the Barton Cup and as Team Manager I would like to again thank Eamon Coughlan, Colm Farrell, Padraig Keenan, George Garvey, Michael Lynch Jnr, Derek Daly, Tommy Digan, Paddy Lynam, Ray Lynam, Paul Jacob and assistant manager Martin Horan for their efforts. Best of luck to Esker Hills in the remainder of the competition.
Barton Cup players hitting off on the 1st in Esker Hills - Paddy Lynam, Michael Lynch and Paul Jacob. Then we have Padraig Keenan / Tommy Digan and Eamon Coughlan / Derek Daly on 17th in Moate.
I believe the Provincial Towns team are in action next Saturday and the Mixed Foursomes are playing Tullamore on Sunday. Best of luck to both teams. I would appreciate it if any team managers who have items for inclusion in the notes would pass them on to me.
ANDY’S ARCHIVE – Another 5 random items of history from the local papers this week. 1. Westmeath Examiner 1/8/1959 is not Moate related but it is an interesting piece on Mullingar GC. 2. 24/6/1967 Michael Adamson wins the Moate Traders Prize. 3. 30/4/1988 Familiar names among the prizewinners in both the Artificers & Snowcream Dairies competitions. 4. 2/7/1999 Leitrim Observer - 1st & 2nd teams in the Leitrim GAA Classic held at Moate. 5. 24/9/2008 - Louis Cunningham was in the prizes at Abbeyleix GC.
Moate Golf Club
Hon. Secretary & P.R.O