LADY CAPTAIN’S PRIZE
With the Lady Captain's week-end imminent it is time to focus on the charming, talented and unassuming Lady Captain-Maeve Morrissey. All we know about Maeve pre-1970 is that she is a native of Ballyhaunis, Co. Mayo and that she worked in AIB Finance in Dublin. THEN in 1970 Maeve met Pat in Wanderers Rugby Club. Maeve and Pat married in 1973. They bought a house-which came with resident greyhound-and a Veterinary Practice in Kilmacthomas. During her happy years in Kilmac Maeve featured in the very successful "Batchelors-in-Trouble" with her dog Bouncer.
Maeve and Pat had 8 children-4 boys and 4 girls. This busy household obviously developed Maeve's multi-tasking skills. Maeve started playing golf along with her good friends Peg Phelan, Mary Ann Coffey, Eileen Sheahan, and the late Ena Kiely. She had her first lesson on grip and stance in the ballroom of the Tower Hotel Waterford. There are rumours that clubs were manoeuvred into car- boots as discreetly as possible and it was essential to return home at a reasonable hour . The Kilmac ladies came to play their first competition in Ballinacourty in Sept 1989. They were introduced to the members as Peg-mother of 13; Maeve-mother of 8; Ena-mother of 8 and Mary Anne-mother of 7. The other historic event of their first night in competition was the burning of the club-house.
The Morrissey family moved to Dungarvan in 1994 and they bought the Lady Belle-a very successful business managed by Maeve. In her spare time Maeve plays Bridge and is a former President of the Abbey Bridge Club. She plays golf off a handicap of 17 and featured in the prizes on Tues. May 29th. Maeve was Treasurer of the ladies club in 2002. She is also a keen gardener and a constant companion to her lovely granddaughter Sophie.
We wish Maeve. Pat and their family a successful and enjoyable week-end.
The Lady Captain’s Prize, kindly presented by Maeve Morrissey, will be played on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th June 2012. All eligible members are invited to participate. Entries will close at 5p.m. Thursday 7th June and the draw will be announced at 8p.m. all are welcome.
The presentation of prizes will take place in the clubhouse on Sunday 10th June at 9.00 pm.
OPEN SINGLES THURSDAY- WON BY A MILO!
Milo Guiry must have been on top form on Thursday as he tipped the last ball into the 18th. Entering the clubhouse with a score of 40 points would have made his day. Sean Power must have also felt he was in with a chance also returning a 40 but luck was on Milo’s side on the countback leaving Sean in 2nd place. It was also great to see young Daniel Gannon featuring in third place. Dan is now playing off (15), another player with a big smile on his face that day!
BANK HOLIDAY WINNERS
We had great weather for the Friday and Saturday until 5p.m and then boy did the heavens open! The golfer who timed his game right for the weather and winning scores was Barry Hamilton who waltzed away with 1st prize on the Friday with a fantastic 40 points. Barry, who plays off 5, has been steadily maintaining his game and quietly gathering the prizes for the past few months. Definitely one to watch. Colin Widger from Kill who joined the club 2 years ago reduced his handicap on Saturday by coming in with a fantastic 41 points. A score he must be delighted with. The golf bug will have well and truly bitten now! It was great to have so many visitors around the place, particularly former member and son of Teresa & Yami Keane, Gavin. who took 5th place on Saturday. A list of all winners are in the results section.
Dungarvan Golf Club are now through to the next round of the Belvedere Trophy having beaten Williamstown. Faithlegg provide the opposition and relevant dates for the fixture will be posted by Manager Sean Power in due course.
Dungarvan Golf Club take on Slievenamon in the Barton Shield on Saturday next at Tipperary Golf club.
SOUTH MUNSTER OPEN SENIORS.
The timesheet for this popular seniors competition is now open. Over 60’s from all over the South East can play this competition and all handicaps are allowed. Spaces are now filling up for Wednesday the 27th June so don’t delay- call today. The Pro shop direct line is 058 44707 or book on line.
OPEN FORTNIGHT ON ITS WAY
The fliers for open fortnight are now in the clubhouse. This years events kick off on Friday 29th of June with the ever popular 3 person scramble sponsored by A Tec Security. Open fortnight runs from Fri 29th June to Sunday 15th July. See online for full details or pick up a flier in the clubhouse.
DUNGARVAN GENTS RESULTS:
Mon. 28th Open Gents & Ladies Seniors: Cat 0-12 Andrew Houlihan (Macroom) 38, 13-18 Roger O’Connor (15) 40, 18+ Ann Cunningham (23) (Clonmel) 40 CSS 38
Thurs 31st May Open Gents Singles. 1. Milo Guiry (12) 40, 2. Sean Power (18) 40, Gross Colm O’Hare (5) 34, 3. Daniel Gannon (15) 38 4. Mark Raher (11) 38, 5. Eddie Elstead (12) 37 CSS 37
Open Singles Fri. 1st Barry Hamilton (5) 40, 2nd Chris Butler (2) (Tramore) 39 3rd Dermot Conlon (10) (Kilkenny 39 CSS 37
Open 18h Singles Sat. 2nd 1st : Colin Widger (20) 41, 2. Niall Walsh (13) 41 Gross: David Buckley (5) 34 3. Eoin Stack (6) 40 4. Michael O’Riordon (12) 39 5.Gavin Keane (6) (Powerscourt) 38 CSS 37> Open Singles Sun. 3rd Cancelled due to rain.
DUNGARVAN GENTS FIXTURES JUNE 2012
Thurs 7th Open Gents Singles, Fri 8th : Friday night fun 9 hole scramble tee off @ 6.30
Sat.9th Gents 18h S/F , Sun.10th 18h S/F (Sat & Sun also Lady Capts Prize)
Mon.11th Open Seniors 55+ OPEN SOUTH MUNSTER SENIORS: Weds 27th June timesheet now open.
DUNGARVAN LADIES RESULTS Tues. 29th--18h s/fd--Connolly's. 1. C.O'Mahoney (15) 38; 2. M.Morrissey ( 17) 38; 3. A.Harney (31) 36; 4. M.Flahavan (22) 35; CSS 73. Sat. 2nd. June--18h s/fd. 1. M. Morissey (17) 40; 2. M.O'Brien (17) 40; 3. A.Fitzgerald (29) 36; 4. M.Ryan (22) 35; CSS 74.
Mon.4th--Open L & G 18h s/fd + 9h Scramble 5pm; Tues.5th---28h s/fd--Shaws; Sat 9th/Sun10th--Lady Captain's Prize (Maeve Morrissey) GOY--Stroke;Mon.11th--- Over 55's Open Competition; Tues 12th-- Open Ladirs Scotch Foursomes-- Oliviere's + Mai Glanville Trophy; Sat. 16th---18h Stroke.
CLUB RAFFLE –FANCY A WEEK IN FRANCE?
Please support the upcoming club raffle which has great prizes including a week in Cannes. Tickets are €5 each and are on sale around the Clubhouse. The grand draw will take place on the night of the Captain’s Prize-giving on Sunday 24th June 2012. If you’re not in you cant win!
FUN FRIDAY NIGHT SCRAMBLE
The normal Friday night scrambles continue this week tee off is around 6.30pm and all are welcome. Many thanks to Tom Daly and his staff for refreshments provided.
Results for 30th May: Winner: Donal Verling , Best Lady Mai O’Brien (17) Best Gent :Jack Clancy (25) NEXT COMP: 6th June 2012 SCRAMBLE Draw for partners at 1.45p.m
YOUNGONES- LAST WEEKS WINNER: Brid Killigrew (27) 21 pts Runner Up:Kate Buckley (22) 20 – 2 18 pts NEXT COMPETITION: Weds 6th June at 2.15p.m
INTRODUCTORY OFFER FOR NEW MEMBERS €500
Our special “Introductory Offer” for brand new members is still available for an unbeatable €500. This generous offer is valid for the 2012 golf season. Member application forms can be downloaded from the club website www.dungarvangolfclub.com or contact the office on (058) 43310 for any further information or assistance.
Coaching for our beginners and PreJuniors will continue on Saturday 9th June under the watchful eye of Club Professional David Hayes. Many thanks to Paul for his assistance last week.
Our second round match in the Fred Daly Trophy has been confirmed. We face Faithlegg in Carrick Golf Club on Saturday 23 June at 4pm. The panel includes Jack Leacy, Michael Maher, Gabriel Leacy, Aidan Moloney, Andrew Kirwin, Brein McGinn, Kevin Walsh, and Sean Daly.
Any enquiries relating to Junior Golf can be directed to Club Professional, David Hayes. David can be contacted at 058-44707 or email at