A brave band of golfers have kept the golfing flag flying this week with their valiant efforts to support the clubs open fortnight. We thank our loyal members and welcome the visitors who are continuing to turn up despite the at times inclement weather.
Last Mon 2nd our hardworking caterer Tom Daly kindly sponsored an 18h Mixed Fourball. Teresa & Billy Queally topped the pole that day with 46 points while another husband and wife duo Teresa & Vincent Hayes came 2nd with 46 points. It’s nice to know that Vincent needs the help of Teresa to get himself in the winners enclosure these days.
Wed. 4th saw a Gents Singles generously sponsored by The Cliff House Hotel, Ardmore. Hard fought battles on the course that day culminated in young Colm O’Hare playing off (4) stealing the show with an incredible 42 points, way ahead of the posse. Who will you be taking to the overnight stay for two in the Cliff House Hotel Colm? Another young player - Andrew Kirwan playing off (13) took 2nd place with 38 points. Its great to see so much support from the younger players who are reaping the rewards.
Thu. 5th hosted the Arachas Insurance open singles with new father Dermot McGrath (12) back on top form taking 1st prize with 41 points. The lack of sleep is obviously not affecting his game! Colm O’Hare’s purple patch continued today with another great score of 40 to take 2nd place.
Friday the 6th’s 3 Person Rumble had very wet conditions which put many off. Sponsors Finches were delighted however to award the top prize to the hardy team of Derry Cotter, Martin Landers and guest Aidan Walsh from West Waterford with a combined score of 81 to take top place.
Saturday saw the day brighten and playing conditions improve. This led to fantastic scoring on the day for the open gents singles stableford. Visitor Sean Mc Dermott (23) Hollywood lakes took the spoils with 43pts on a very pleasant day for golf. In second spot was another visitor Dermot Wall (11) from Cahir Park with 40pts. Scratch handicapper Robbie Farrell from New Ross took the gross prize with 38pts.
On Sunday the Club hosted a popular open fourball. The scoring was high and new members to the Club Thomas Whelan (16) and Kevin Kelly (20) topped the field with 46pts. In the close battle for second place the combination of Paul Touhy (12) and Jason Slattery (11) saw off Steven Flannery (10) and Adrian O’Donovan (11). John Reynolds (Scr) and Colm O’Hare (4) came in 4th with 44pts.
The last week of Open Fortnight continues this week and we thank all the sponsors and players for their support. A full list of fixtures is available below and on our club website www.dungarvangolfclub.com
OPEN PAST AND PRESENT LADY CAPTIANS AND PRESIDENTS
This popular competition takes place on Sunday 22nd July with a rumble format. Visitors and members are encouraged to take part with the only rule being that you must be or once have been a lady Captain or President of a golf club. Timesheets are now open online and we look forward to welcoming esteemed former Lady Captains of all the clubs as well as our own to Dungarvan for this unique open competition.
DUNGARVAN GENTS RESULTS:
Mon 2nd: Tom Daly 18h Mixed Fourball: 1. Teresa Queally (22) Billy Queally (19) 46, 2. Teresa Hayes (19) Vincent Hayes (13) 46 3. Maeve Fitzgerald (22) Martin Lavan (4) 43.
Wed. 4th Open Gents Singles S/F (Cliff House Hotel)1: Colm O’Hare (4) 42, 2. Andrew Kirwan (13) 38, 3. Eoin Stack (5) 37, 4. Warren Doyle (Waterford) 37, 5. Paul Flynn (1) (Faithlegg) 37 CSS 37. Thu. 5th Open Gents Singles S/F (Arachas Insurance Waterford)1: Dermot McGrath (12) 41, 2. Colm O’Hare (4) 40, 3. Kevin Walsh (10) 40 4. Dennis Buckley (18) (Cahir Park) 39, 5. Eoin Stack (5) 39 CSS Home 71 Visitors 72
Fri. 6th Open 3 Person Rumble (Finches) Winners: A.Walsh (3) M.Landers (19) D.Cotter (19) 81, 2nd P.Ryan (14) J.Flynn (17) M.Corcoran (17) 77. Sat. 7th Open Gents Singles: 1st Sean McDermott (23) Hollywood lakes 43pts, 2 Dermot Wall (11) Cahir Park 40pts, Gross Robbie Farrell (Scr) New Ross 38pts, 3rd Kevin Regan (13) 39, 4th Eoin Stack (4) 38pts. Non Counting. Sun. 8th Open Fourball: 1st Thomas Whelan (16) Kevin Kelly (20) 46pts, 2nd Paul Touhy (12) Jason Slattery (9) 45pts, 3rd Stephen Flannery (10) Adrian O’Donovan (11) 45pts, 4th John Reynolds (Scr) Colm O’Hare (4) 44pts.
DUNGARVAN GENTS FIXTURES OPEN FORTNIGHT
Wed. 11th Open Gents Singles S/F, Thu. 12th Open Gents Singles S/F (Irish Turfcare), Fri. 13th Open Gents Singles S/F(Thomas Coffey & Son)+9H Scramble, Sat. 14th Open 2 Person Rumble (GlaxoSmithKline), Sun. 15th Open Gents Singles Stroke Festival Trophy (Waterford Crystal) Mon 16th Open Seniors 55+ Entry only 10 euro
DUNGARVAN LADIES RESULTS
Tues.3rd. Champagne Scramble Rich Rags. 1. T.Hayes (19) / J.Fitzgerald (23) / C.Elstead (28) 93pts; 2. F.Howard (4) /B.Henry (20) 89 / M.French (27) 89pts. Sat.7th Open 18h s/fd. 1. M.Flahavan (21) 33; 2. R.Byrne (30) 33; 3. C.O'Mahoney Whelan (15) 33.
DUNGARVAN LADIES FIXTURES
Mon. 9th Open L&G 18h s/fd; Tues.10th Open 2 pers. Rumble Specsavers; Sat.14thOpen 2 pers. Rumble GSK; Mon.16th--Open L&G Seniors (55+) s.s/fd; Tues.17th Open 18h s/fd Flahavan's; Sat.21st. 18h stroke.
NOTES FROM THE PRO SHOP
Callaway Demo Day. Resident Professional, David Hayes is bringing Callaway to Dungarvan Golf Club on Saturday 21st July for a demo day. This offers an ideal opportunity to try the new Callaway range of Razr irons and woods before you buy. There is also the opportunity for free custom fitting using the latest flightscope technology. Appointments can be made for the customfitting by contacting the ProShop. David has reported solid trade during the summer season. There are many special offers available in the ProShop including Ping G15 Drivers for €150 and Callaway Irons at €395. David will offer professional advice at the cheapest prices in town.
IRISH SENIOR CUP
Sean Wade took his charges to Tramore Golf Club on Saturday 7th July to play in the Irish Senior Cup. They defeated Faithlegg in their first match and then took on the might of Tramore. Home advantage benifitted Tramore on the occasion as they overcame the Dungar van challenge. Well done to all involved in their efforts. Panel A. Harty, P Mullaney, J. Reynolds, C. O’Hare, K. Stack, J Leacy.
Our next junior competition is Wednesday 11th July. Timesheet is available on the club website. The following Wednesday 18th July, we are going to the GoldCoast golf Club. Please contact the GoldCoast to arrange your time.
Coaching for our beginners and PreJuniors continues next Saturday 14th July at 3pm under the watchful eye of Club Professional and Waterford County Coach, David Hayes. Thanks to Paul and Niamh for their assistance last week.
WATERFORD COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP
Congrats to Chandler O'Rourke who finished third in the Waterford Under 13 County Championship. Shane Kiely finished fifth with Niall Buckley sixth. Well done lads.
Last Monday saw the annual Pennant Cup tournament kindly sponsored again by Mr. John Lynch. As well as being an ex captain, John continues to be a fantastic supporter of junior golf in the area. David Whelan took the honours with a great score of 42 points. Captain Pat Stack presented the trophy to a delighted David.
Any enquiries relating to Junior Golf can be directed to Club Professional, David Hayes. David can be contacted at 058-44707 or email at