Open Day, Killeen course 17/03/2016
Men’s Captain Liam Hartnett was in the second group to tee off in the first “Open Day” competition of 2016, played on St. Patrick’s Day, at 7.20 a.m. on Thursday the 17th March, which had a huge turnout of over 120 competitors, and a good proportion of those competing were from outside courses, such was the enthusiasm to get to play Killeen, and to see at first hand some of the course repairs and improvements undertaken by our Course Manager Enda Murphy and his team over the last three months or so, which were done as and when weather conditions allowed.
The general consensus of opinion was indeed most positive which is most gratifying to all of those concerned in those repairs and improvements which will greatly enhance playing conditions on the
course in the fullness of time, and which we will enjoy for many years to come when they have all bedded down. Liam said that It was great to be back on Killeen course once again, and that we can now look forward to getting our competition schedule “back on track” for the remainder of the year.
The competition results are as follows, and as it was an open competition then there were only three
1st Eddie Coleman with 42 points, playing off 12 handicap.
2nd Alan Flannery with 41 points playing off 19 handicap.
3rd Eoin O’Donoghue with 40 points (back nine) playing off 9 handicap.
Apart from the winner, our own Eddie Coleman, with a great score of 42 points the next most notable score was by Alan Flannery who is a brother of our Club Secretary/Manager Cormac Flannery, and who is a member of Ceann Sibheal, who was second with 41 points and had a most impressive 24 points on the back nine holes.
Standard Scratch was not in play due to the temporary green on the 8th hole, which was brought about
by the current up-grading of the water hazard at the greenside on that hole. 25 of those who competed played to, or bettered their handicap, and this was a fair testament to the condition of the course which had undertaken such a ferocious battering in the winter storms which started with Clodagh, on the 28th of November last, followed by Desmond, Eva, Frank, Gertrude, Henry, Imogen, and finally with Jake, which was as recent as the 2nd of March. Club Foursomes qualifier, on “Killeen” on Easter Sunday the 27th of March.
Next competition will be the “qualifier” for our Club Foursomes competition, with the top 31 teams qualifying to join our Club Captain and his partner in the knock out stages of the competition.
Entry for this competition will be via the Club on-line system, with times running from 7.30 a.m. to 2.30 p.m.
Open Competition “Mahony’s Point” Easter Monday, the 28th of March.
The next Club open competition will take place on Mahony’s Point Easter Monday, the 28th of March,
with the time-sheet at the reception at the Clubhouse, with times running from 8.00 a.m. to 2.30 p.m. Club website, Men’s section, upgrade.
Liam Hartnett also wishes to advise all members that a very substantial upgrade of the website for the “Men’s Club” section has recently been undertaken by Men’s Club Committee member, and our Handicap Secretary James Curran, James has spearheaded and single handedly undertaken the task of this upgrade, the result of which can be very easily seen with a much easier and more user-friendly and informative website now in place, than what was there heretofore. James himself stresses that it is still a “work-in-progress”, but a cursory viewing by all members, which Liam strongly encourages , will convince everyone that what James has already put in place is just fantastic, and he is to be complimented on his initiative, expertise and enthusiasm for what he has already put in place.
Lackabane course voting option deadline 25th of March.
Please remember to get your vote in for your choice for one of the three options which are currently under consideration for the “new” layout for the 9 hole course on Lackabane, which has now been set for Friday the 25th of March, you were previously advised of it, as being the 31st of March via the Men’s Club facebook page and via previous notifications as published by the “Killarney Outlook” and
the “Killarney Advertiser”.
PRO Men’s Club.