Superb back nine edges it for Shortt

The superb condition of the course at present led to some hot scoring in Wednesday’s Open Single Stableford competition over the green course.

Twenty-five handicapper Frank Shortt produced a superb back nine to take first prize on countback from Michael Carr and Kieran Arthurs after all had tied on 44pts.

A total of eight players shot over 40 points with three more on 43pts and two on 40pts.

Shortt made a steady to his round and had ten points after five holes but then blanked the par-five sixth. However, a birdie four at the next yielded four points to get him back on track and he followed that with three points at the eighth.

Having completed the front nine with 19pts, Shortt burned it up on the back nine. He scored four points at the par 4 14th, and picked up three points at 10th, 11th, 13th 15th, 16th and 17th and finished it off with a bogey five for two points on the last to come home in 25pts for an overall total of 44pts.

That back nine was good enough to edge out Carr and Arthurs while nine-handicapper Patrick Lawless from Greenore took the gross prize with 34 points.


Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Open Singles Stableford

1st   Frank Shortt (25) 44/25 pts

2nd   Michael Carr (13) 44/23 pts

Gross: Patrick Lawless (9) (Greenore) 34pts

3rd   Kieran Arthurs (13) (Co Louth) 44/20 pts

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Impressive Mackin holds off Curran

Thirteen-year-old Josh Mackin captured his third Sunday men’s competition of the year when he won today’s strokeplay competition on countback from the highly experienced Pat Curran.

Mackin, playing off five, shot an impressive level par round of 72 gross for a nett total of 67 which was matched by 13-handicapper Curran but the youngster prevailed by virtue of a better back nine.

Mackin went through the front nine in level par gross after balancing a bogey at the index 1 fourth with a superb birdie on the par-three ninth where he drilled a 162 yard tee shot to four feet with a seven iron.

He got up and down out of the front right greenside bunker on the par-five 10th for another birdie but then a wayward tee-shot on the 11th and a three putt on the 12th led to back to back bogies.

He got his third birdie of the round on the short 14th where he fired a three-wood to within 35 yards of the green and followed that with an impressive up and down by holing from 15ft for his three.

Mackin then parred his way in to the clubhouse for a nett 67 and it was enough to deliver him a third Sunday win after he won the Arkew Cup, when he was 12, and also finished leading qualifier in the Carolan Cup.

Two-handicapper Eddie Rogers took the gross with a very impressive two-under par 70 while Michael Keating (14) made a rare visit to the podium by finishing third overall after a 68. The juvenile prize was won by 16-handicapper Flyn Kiernan on countback after a 68.

Club Competition Stroke

Sunday, September 21, 2014

1st: Josh Macken (5) 67/33.5

2nd: Pat Curran (13) 67/34.5

Gross: Eddie Rogers (2) 70

3rd: Michael Keating (14) 68

Juvenile: Fyn Kiernan (16) 68/32

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Matchplay finals decided

The finals of the main club matchplay competitions have been decided.

Martin Crosby and Ollie English took the Club Foursomes title after beating Jim Dwyer and Charlie Monahan in the final.

The Ladies Club Foursome title went to Teresa Giff and Jennifer Holland who defeated Catherine McGuinness and Una Delaney in the decider.

The Gold Medal was won by Alan Hurley who saw off the challenge of Micky Hamilton in the final while Tom Clarke captured the Harry Walsh Cup with a win over Mark Cairns. The Carolan Cup saw Kieran Arthurs come out on top in his final against young Josh Mackin.

Gerry Brennan’s remarkable season continued when he partnerned Mary Laverty to victory in Club Mixed Foursome as they beat Mickey and Mags Coburn to lift the Cassidy Cup.

The Clarke Salver was won by Teresa Matthews who defeated Jacinta Foran and Jacinta was also beaten in the Lait Cup by Rita Moriarty. Siobhan Duffy took the Tempest Dish with a win over Geraldine Blackmore.

These prizes will be presented, along with several others, including the Golfer of the Year, Club Champion, PGA Tankard and Cochrane Cup this Sunday evening, September 21, in the Clubhouse at 9pm.











Open Singles Stableford

Wednesday 17th September

Ladies Winner Mary Smyth 39pts

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1st Kevin Henry 41/23 pts
2nd A.J.McDonnell 41/20 pts
Gross Paul McCartan (Warrenpoint) 33 pts
3rd Ken Morgan (Co Louth) 40/22 pts

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Ladies 18 Hole Stroke Competition

Sponosred by Tres Belle

Saturday 13th & Tuesday 16th September

Class A
Winner Jackie Connolly 68 nett
Runner up Teresa Giff 70 nett

Class B
Winner Siobhan Duffy 70 nett
Runner Up Geraldine Blackmore 71 nett
Third Maura Hackett 72 nett

Class C
Winner Bernie Landy 67 nett
Runner up Oonagh Coleman 70 nett
Third Teresa Oakes 71 nett

Senior Ladies Mary Berkery 18 pts

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116 Ladies played

Brennan crowned Club Champion

Gerry Brennan completed a unique treble when he captured the Club Championship on Sunday, September 14 to add to the Captain’s Prize and the Golfer of the Year titles he had already won this year.

Playing off 4, Brennan shot rounds of 71 and 73 for a level par total of 144 to take the title for the first time. Five-handicapper Ciaran Traynor won the nett prize.

The Members Prize was won by the wily Pat McGuinness, Now playing off 12, the former club president shot an impressive 66 to pip 14 handicapper Noel Reidy by one shot with Eddie Rocks, following up his win in last week’s Past Captains comeptition,  carding a 68 to take third on countback. Neil Smyth took the Juvenile Prize.


Club Championship (36 Holes)

Gross: Gerry Brennan (4) 144 (71, 73)

Nett: Ciaran Traynor (5) 138 (72, 66)

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Members Prize (18 holes)

1: Pat McGuinness (12) 66

2: Noel Reidy (14) 67

3: Eddie Rocks (8) 68/32

Juvenile: Neil Smyth (21) 68

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Ladies 18 Hole Stableford Competition

Saturday 6th & Tuesday 9th September

Class A
Winner Teresa Giff 38 pts
Runner up Irene Quinn 35 pts (on back 9 from Kitty Duffy)

Class B
Winner Colette McCrory 40 pts
Runner up Anne Murray 39 pts
Third Joyce Burbage 36 pts (on back 9 from Mary A McDonnell)

Class C
Winner Kathryn McGuinness 41pts
Runner up Rosarie O’Donoghue 39 pts
Third Violet McGeady 38 pts

Senior Ladies
Josephine Wall 14 pts (on back 6 from Anne Hall)

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Past Captains & Members Prize

Eddie Rocks was the winner of the Past Captains’ Prize on Sunday when he shot an excellent score of 42 points off the green blocks.

Twenty-two of the 33 surviving Past Captains of Dundalk Golf Club were in attendance on the day and 16 played in the competition where the golf was of a high standard as reflected by the winning score.

Later that evening the 22 Past Captains came together socially in the Club House where Eddie was presented with his award.

The Members’ Prize was played off the white blocks and Ollie Reilly was a clear winner with 42 points, two ahead of Maurice Murphy who just pipped Cathal Grennan for second shot on the basis of a better back nine while Neil Smyth took the Juvenile Prize with 35 points.

Sunday 7th September

Past Captains’ Competition

Winner Eddie Rocks 42 pts

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Members Prize
1st Ollie Reilly 42pts
2nd Maurice J Murphy 40/22 pts
3rd Cathal Grennan 40/21 pts
Juvenile Winner Neil Smyth 35 pts

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Open Singles Stableford

Wednesday 3rd Septemeber

Winner M Dowling (Mallow) 38 pts
Runner up F Campbell (Kilkeel) 38 pts

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1st Gregory McCaughey 48 pts
2nd Conor Hackett 45 pts
Gross Gerry Brennan 36/20 pts
3rd Maurice Soraghan 43 pts
Visitors Prize James Kenwright (Ardee) 40/22/15 pts

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Ladies Club Cup

18 Hole Stableford

Saturday 30th August & Tuesday 2nd September

Overall Winner Joan Smith 42 pts

Class A
Winner Jennifer Holland 37 pts
Runner up Olivia Cunningham 36 pts (on back 9 from Niamh Maguire)

Class B
Winner Bríd Rocks 39 pts
Runner up Lady Captain Anne Doohan 38 pts
Third Bernie McGuinness 37 pts (on back 9 from Geraldine Rogers)

Class C
Winner Noeleen Gernon 34 pts
Runner up Leone Baillie 33 pts (on back 9)
Third Rosarie O’Donoghue 33 pts

Senior Ladies Rosemary Daly 16 pts

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