Mens Club Report 03/05/2016

Club Captain Liam Hartnett exhausted his supply of superlatives during the course of his presentation speech, following the conclusion of his “Captain’s Charity Day” on Sunday last, the 1st of May.

Liam began by expressing his delight at the at both the turnout of gentlemen golfer’s who took part in the event, and at his amazement at the amount of cash raised for his chosen charities, Liam admitted to being “astonished and overwhelmed” in equal amounts, as he thanked all of those who contributed so very profoundly with their generosity , time, and most importantly their hard earned cash, that contributed towards making his Captain’s Day, the huge success that it had become. Liam began by thanking his major sponsors, John McEnery IT sales and services, the Brehon Hotel, The Hotel Europe, the Dunloe Castle hotel, Mucros House restaurant, and the Kartel Clothing Company.

Liam then went on to thank those who had helped out during the course of the day, including Course Manager Enda Murphy and his staff who had presented the “Mahony’s Point” course in such excellent condition, and with the opening of the new tee-boxes on the 4th and 14th holes and the new layout of  greens on the 4th and 13th holes. He then went on to thank Patricia McEnery, Shirley Clifford and Breeda Neeson, who sold the tickets for the raffle and for the putting competition, the amount raised from these two enterprises was almost €1,500 alone, and this was in no small way due to the bewitching smiles and the beguiling personalities of these ladies, they managed to prise large amounts of cash even from some of the “deepest pockets” in the Club, and they also managed to get a generous “bid” for a Kerry Jersey, which had been donated and autographed by Colm “The Gooch” Cooper.

During the course of the presentation of the prizes Liam revealed that the Surprise winning bid for The Gooch’s shirt had come from a most unlikely source, Barry Duggan, who during his own speech mentioned that when a Corkman was purchasing a Kerry Jersey, then the next thing would be the opening of the transfer market inter-alia Clubs and Counties. Liam also mentioned the Men’s Club PRO, Victor Mulcahy who had assisted him for almost the entire duration of the “time-sheet” in ensuring the smooth running of the competition itself.

46 teams took part in the competition, and every tee-time from 7.00 A.M. to 2.40 P.M. were filled, and the largesse of many of those who took part was just fantastic, with many of those who took part contributing more than the entry fee itself, and the income from the golf competition came to the incredible amount of €5,800.

Competition Results.
1s James Devane (10), Sean Devane(16), Tom Ashe(17), and Andrew Garnett(19),  98 points,
2nd Mike Howard(9) Neil Kiely(9) Pa Howard(13) and Michael Howard(16),  96 points,
3rd  Michael O’Donoghue(13) Muiris Healy(15) John Kelliher(17) and Dara Kelly(17), 96 points,
4th Ger Walsh(13) Joe Walsh(19) Tom O’Sullivan(19) and Dan Doona(10) 96 points,
5th Brendan Keogh(8) Peter McEnery(11) John McEnery(18) and Harry O’Neill(12) 96 points,
6th Eugene O’Sullivan(4) Seanie Kelliher(9) John Cahill(10) and Denis Hurley(16) 96 points.

The putting competition on a fiendish layout (The Captain’s) was won by Robert Cussen with a score of 17 putts 2nd was Seanie Kelliher also with 17 putts, but Robert won with on the last three holes, the prize for the putting competition was a Golf shirt that had been autographed by Padraig Harrington.

Liam finished by saying that the end result was that he would be paying out the following amounts to his chosen Charities, €5,000 to ther “Make a Wish Ireland” foundation, and almost €2,300 to the Rockmount Centre in Kilgarvan.

Sunday the 8th of May Competition, Men’s Fourball Qualifier, kindly sponsored by “Gallivan Murphy Hooper Dolan” Insurances and Estate Agents Killarney. Next Sunday’s competition is as outlined when the top 31 teams will qualify for the “knock-out” stages of the competition, where they will be joining the Captain and partner. Entry will by via the Club on-line system, and the time-sheet will run from 7.30 A.M. to 2.30 P.M.

Victor Mulcahy,
PRO Men’s Club.