Plenty of opportunity for golf last weekend and it began with the first of this years open singles. This was very poorly supported and we would hope to see far more members in particular playing these opens if they are to remain on the calender. Notwithstanding the winner on Friday was Donal Hayes with 34pts and in second place because of the juniors rule was Kevin Hassett with a fine 39pts.On to Sat and Sun when we had our first G O Y event and once again Kevin Hassett had the best score but again had to settle for second by virtue of his status. He had a 67 which included a birdie on the 2nd and with these showings he is proving that he is a fine all round sportsman and is surely destined for a major golf prize in the future. The winner of the competition is no stranger to the winners circle at the moment as once again Ml Webster took the honours. His front nine began with 5 straight pars and a birdie on the 13th was a nice bonus in offsetting a horror on the 15th but despite this he finished on 68 to be 3 clear of the rest.Third went to Frank Russell with a 71 to pip Keith Morris on the same mark although Keith won the gross prize.
This weekend we have the Holmpatrick Cup which is a four ball better ball with the winners to progress and represent Templemore in the further rounds. Remember that you can play on Sat or Sun or both as re-entry is allowed and the money from this competition goes to support the work the work of the National Council for the Blind. Please support if you can.
On Saturday the tee is booked for an ILGU match and this ladies match will have priority over all others on the course so please be aware of them and do not impede their progress. The tee is booked from 1pm to 2pm.
The open singles continues on Friday.