Our beloved captain, Michael Glynn enjoys my absences for he won yet another competition while the cat was away. A round of 41 points was impressive enough but to recover from a double-bogey start to reach such a score proved the sanguine obduracy of the man. Five pars on the front nine aided the cause and four more coming home provided a cushion which absorbed the whammies of a quartet of unmentionables. The ageless miracle that is Denis Carbery is threatening category one status yet again and he was aided in this quest by a fine round of 40 points, playing off seven. Some day, when his noble guard is down, he might be coaxed into sharing the secret of his longevity and virtuosity!
Our quintogenarians (plus tax) did not enjoy the first leg of their final tussle with Ballyliffin last weekend. While Charlene and her crew toiled for the sake of the masses in the clubhouse, Pat’s boys, alas, did likewise on the course, coming out the wrong side of a four-one scoreline. Only Denis Carbery and Eamonn McGill were able to outlast their excellent opponents and secure a victory. All is not lost, however, and they have a chance to redeem the situation in the return leg of this Over-Fifties County Final. We wish them every success and with the pressure off a bit, they can really go for it on the day.
With just a week to go, the Committee urges the members to make a special effort to sell as many of their allocated tickets as possible and return the stubs and any unsold tickets. The prizes are lucrative, with a 20-year membership or alternatively a cash prize of 5,000 euro as the first prize. The draw will be held on September 26th and tickets cost 10 euro.
September 9: Wednesday Open: 1. Michael Glynn (20) 41; 2. Denis Carbery (7) 40; 3. Sheena O’Keeffe (16) 39; 4. Marty McGing (15) 38; Twos: 6 balls
September 20: Ryan Developments single stableford, open
September 23: Wednesday Open, ladies and gents, single stableford, 20 euro entry for G.U.I. visitors including green fee;