Despite the wet windy weather the course was in great condition over the weekend. A special thanks to the ‘florists’ who added a lovely touch of colour to the first tee box. I’m told a number of members have recently donated flowers, shrubbery and trees and while we are aware it’s not done for the publicity we say a huge thank you for your generosity. It is much appreciated indeed. We would also like to thank everyone who has supported our competitions recently including our sponsors and well done to all our recent prizewinners.
RESULTS – As we had no notes last week there are a few extra results to post.
Mick Glennon Memorial (Strokeplay) 11/6/2017 - 1st David Coughlan (4) nett 67, 2nd Padraig Keenan (12) nett 69, Low Gross - Jamal Sabir (1) gross 77, 3rd John Naughton (17) nett 69, Back 9 – Rory Minagh (7) nett 34.5, Seniors – Dermot Kenny (18) nett 73. Ladies – 1st Beth Dunne (16) nett 72, 2nd Veronica Coughlan (17) nett 76.
Nick Linnane & Co Thursday Open 8/6/2017 - 1st Oisin Stronge (11) Glasson, 40pts, 2nd Sean Egan (14) 40pts, 3rd Jimmy Kassaris (11) 37pts.
Supermacs Ladies & gents Open (Stableford) 5/6/2017 - 1st Paul Connellan (16) 39pts, 2nd Colm Farrell (11) 38pts, Low Gross – Jamal Sabir (0) 35pts, 3rd Beth Dunne (16) 38pts.
T.A. Dolan Memorial Cup 4/6/2017 - 1st Jamal Sabir (1) 41pts, 2nd Brendan Hanniffy (13) 40pts, 3rd Louis Cunningham (7) 38pts, 1st Cat 1 – Neil Feury (8) 37pts, 1st Cat 2 – Darren Rosney (13) 37pts, 1st Cat 3 – Pat Fox (18) 38pts, 1st Cat 4 – Pat Byrne (23) 38pts, Low Gross – Lee Scanlon (3) 32pts.
Nick Linnane & Co Thursday Open 1/6/2017 - 1st Jimmy Kassaris (12) 42pts, 2nd Padraig Keenan (12) 40pts, 3rd Lee Scanlon (4) 40pts.
Prizewinning Gallery - 1. Lee Scanlon 2. David Coughlan 3. Jimmy Kassaris - the Greek Cary Grant???? 4. John Naughton 5. Pat Fox 6. Padraig Keenan 7. Rory Minagh
UPCOMING COMPETITIONS – The Peter Hill Memorial Cup takes place next weekend and I’m sure Trevor Hill would be delighted if you gave this competition your full support. Just over the horizon on June 24th/25th is Kieran Heavin’s Presidents Prize. Unlike the last couple of years there is no weekend qualifying but there will be a time sheet all day Saturday and early Sunday with a 9 hole playoff on the Sunday evening followed by the presentation.
We also have the Nick Linnane & Co sponsored Thursday Open on June 15th.
TEAM NEWS - Our Junior Cup team missed out on a semi final spot by just 1 stroke on Saturday in Castle Barna. Hard luck to all concerned but your efforts in representing the club are appreciated as always.
LANZAROTE COMPETITION – The Kathleen Leech sponsored Lanzarote competition qualifying phase continues over June, July & August and the eventual overall winner will have a week in Lanzarote with flights and accommodation. With 36 men and 12 ladies to qualify for the final the leading contenders are currently – Seamus Dolan 82pts, George Garvey 78pts, Shane Tone 74pts, Mary Horan 53pts, Mary Kerrigan 50pts and Eleanor Fitzpatrick 44pts.
Off to Lanzarote???? - Seamus Dolan
GOTY 2017 UPDATE – Thanks to Padraig Keenan’s sterling efforts the table is up to date and includes the Mick Glennon Memorial. After 12 counting competitions Michael Lynch Jnr has taken the lead on 223pts with early pacesetter Paddy O’Brien right behind on 221pts. Mick Glennon winner David Coughlan is now 3rd with 207pts. Ron Beattie joined the scoring ranks with 5pts and other new entries are Ger Heavin 6pts, Paddy Carroll 19pts and Brendan Magee 21pts.
Top of the pile - Michael Lynch Jnr
AOB - 1. Popular Moate member Ger Coughlan with the Dun Society 'Rocky Cup' which he won in Moate on Saturday with 40pts after near misses in 2016 and 2015. Well done Ger! Other Moate members Gerry Brazil (Society Captain) and Brendan Hanniffy looking on.
2-4 Entry sheets for the Mick Glennon Memorial back in September 2009.
Moate Golf Club
Captain & P.R.O