Club Captain Liam Hartnett wishes to advise that he has selected the following very worthy causes as being the beneficiaries of the proceeds of his forthcoming “Captain’s Charity Day” which is due to be played on Mahony’s Point on Sunday the 1st of May. The charities that will jointly benefit will be, the “Make a Wish Ireland” foundation, and the “Rockmount Centre” in Kilgarvan. whereas we are all familiar with the Make a Wish Ireland” charity, the “Rockmount Centre” is less well known, Liam advises that it is a day care centre for persons who are in the early stages of either Dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease, a charity which is very dear to his heart. A teams of 4 event with 2 scores per hole to count, will cost €120 per team, and Liam is urging all Gent’s, both members and non-members alike, to become involved in entering a team, a full time-sheet will garner no less that €6,000 Euro for the charities, and of course, there will also be the raffle for some fantastic prizes to embellish this great sum. The most interesting fact about this fundraising event is that it will be the very first Club event to incorporate play on the newly refurbished greens on the 4th and 13th holes and the new tee boxes on the 4th and 14th holes, this, on its own, should guarantee a full time-sheet.
Boy’s Junior Golf.
Captain Liam was a spectator at the “Fred Daly” junior singles event, played at Newcastle West course on Sunday last, the 17th of April, Liam witnessed a most spirited performance by our Killarney boys, who were very narrowly edged out by the very fancied Ballybunion team. Niall McCarthy was beaten by 2/1 in the top match, Luke Walsh won match number two by a margin of 4/3, Brian English was beaten by 2/1, Conor Clancy was beaten on the 18th green, and the final match was won by Luke Sweeney by a margin of 3/2.
Liam was fulsome in his praise for our boy’s standard of play, and this is in no small way due to the coaching and encouragement that they most willingly receive from our Club Professional David Keating and his assistant professionals, as well as the junior boys club representatives of Ned Brosnan and John Curtain.
Singles Marchplay Qualifier, played on Mahony’s Point Sunday the 17th April. This very keenly contested event attracted no less than 147 competitors, with the top 62 to qualify to join those already pre-qualified being the Captain, Liam Hartnett, and last year’s winner, Dermot Roche.
1st Joe Hartnett (11) with 42 points,
2nd Mike Howard (9) with 41 points,
3rd Seamus Doheny (21) with 41 points,
4th Mark Bowe (6) with 41 points,
5th Tony Walsh (19) with 41 points,
Best Gross Donal Considine with 36 points,
Category 2 Fergal O’Shea (8) with 39 points,
Category 3 Pat Favier (15) with 39 points,
Category 4 John Twomey with 40 points.
Joe Hartnett, the winner with 42 points laid the foundation for his great score with an incredible front nine of 25 points, Joe was three under par for the 6 holes 4th to the 9th which was a great score on any day. The subsequent draw which was conducted by Men’s Committee Members, none of whom, just co-incidentally, are involved in the “matchplay” for one reason or another, has thrown up some very interesting matches, Club Captain Liam is pitted against Fossa Golf Society Captain John O’Mahony, Peter Malone takes on Baden Maher, the holder Dermot Roche plays Seamus Doheny, in-form Bernard O’Shea takes on Enda Prendergast, and the clash of the titans must be the game between Donal Considine and Mark Tuite.
Sunday 24th Competition “Arbutus Cup” singles stableford on Killeen. This competition is being kindly sponsored be “Killarney Printing Works Ltd”. this is the third occasion that the Arbutus Cup has been re-scheduled for, and it is very much hoped that it will prove “third time lucky” for the staging of this competition for one of the most historic cups in the Club cabinet, it was first played for in 1940 and the winner on that occasion was a J O’Brien, in those day’s it was an “open” competition.
Time sheet will run from 7.30 A.M. to 2.30 P.M. and will be via the usual Club on-line system. Prize presentation , and Club information evening. The next scheduled prize presentation evening has been set for Friday 29th of April, with an expected start time of 7.00 P.M. this will be pre-ceded by the next of the Club information evenings which will be presented, once again, by Club Secretary Manager Cormac Flannery, due to start at 6.00 P.M. and it is hoped that there will be a good attendance of our members to once again partake in this question and answer session.
PRO Men’s Club.