Shaw crowned winner of Locavore Autumn Series

Austin Shaw (8) has been crowned winner of the inaugural Locavore Autumn Series after finishing one point clear of the field following the four round competition.

Playing out of Category One, which was for players off a handicap of less than 13, Shaw showed tremendous consistency with four consecutive top ten finishes to amass his total of 28pts.

Ciaran Sheridan (5), who won Sunday’s Singles Stableford competition, took the Category 1 prize on 23pts with Frank Byrne (9) and Liam Mernagh (12) trailing behind him.

Michael Hamilton (21) was the winner in Category 2 while George Rogers took the Category 3 prize after almost catching Shaw for the overall prize following a great final round performance.

The presentation of prizes to all the winners in the Locavore Autumn Series will take place this Sunday, December 18, in the Clubhouse.

Having shot 31pts the previous Sunday and come up short, Ciaran Sheridan, produced a similar score last Sunday and found it was enough to take the overall prize in Sunday’s 13 hole Single Stableford competition.

The five handicapper was steady throughout his round, picking up three points at the third, sixth and eight thanks to birdies and also scoring a three point par at the par-five seventh. His only blemish was a one point return from the tricky par four eight.

However, it was birdie three on the difficult par four 16th that proved the difference, as the four points he gained there enabled him to pip David Lynch (11) and Barry Grennan (10) by one point for the overall prize

Frank Byrne (9) took the Category 1 prize with Michael Hamilton taking Category 2 and Peter O’Brien (17) winning Category 3.

The winner of Week Four of the Nine Hole Repeater was Ken Lynch (11) who had 23pts and one to spare over Seamus Bailey (12) with Ray Pepper (20) a shot further back.

Locavore Autumn Series (Final Standings) – Overall Winner: Austin Shaw (8) 28. Category 1 (<13): Ciaran Sheridan (5) 23, Frank Byrne (9) 17, Liam Mernagh (12) 16. Category 2 (13-18): Michael Hamtilon 21, P Watters (15) 19, David Brennan (13) 16. Category 3 (18+): George Rogers (19) 27, Conor Byrne (23) 25, Anthony McGuinness (23) 17. Sunday, December 11 – 13 Hole Singles Stableford – Overall: Ciaran Sheridan (5) 31pts, David Lynch  (11) 30/22pts, Barry Grennan (10) 30/20/12/6/3/2pts. Category 1 (0-12): Frank Byrne (9) 30pts. Category 2 (13-16): Michael Hamilton (16) 29pts. Category 3 (17-28): Peter O’Brien (17) 29pts.

Nine Hole Repeater (Week Four): Ken Lynch (11) 23pts, Seamus Bailey (12) 22pts, Ray Pepper (20) 21pts.

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Five point birdie reaps rewards for McCrave

Anthony McCrave (21) was the winner of the Second Round of the Locovore Autumn Series when he edged out David Brennan (13) and Vincent Conlon (8) on countback after all three had tied on 30pts in Sunday’s Singles Stableford competition.

McCrave had started steadily enough with picking up four points from the first two holes thanks to two bogeys but when he failed to score at the third things looked bleak given there were only ten holes left to play in this 13 hole competition.

But the tide turned immediately for McCrave at the very next hole, the par four index one fourth, where he had two shots and picked up a massive five points after he managed a birdie three. He parred the par three fifth for another three points and got another three points at the par five seventh where he had two shots.

That left him on 17pts after seven holes and he went through the next three holes in six points to stand on 23pts after ten holes. The 16th, which was his 11th hole, yielded another two points as did the 18th and in between he managed to par the 17th for three points as he finished on 30pts.

He was joined on that total by Brennan and Conlon but while Brennan had 21pts over the final nine holes it was no match for McCrave who had 26pts, helped greatly by that five point birdie on the fourth.

Austin Shaw (8), Michael Hamilton (16) and Anthony McGuinness (23) took the category prizes.

The 10pts for being the leading Category 3 player has moved McCrave into second place in his section of the Locovore Autumn Series, level with Mark Coan and one point behind George Rogers. Shaw leads Category 1 on 17pts which is seven ahead of Conlon and Gregory McCaughey while Michael Hamilton is the Category 2 leader on 12pts, one better than Tom Clarke.

The Locovore Autumn Winter Series includes scores from Saturday as well as Sunday and the scores from Saturday have been weighted by minus five points to reflect the shorter course played.

Darragh O’Brien (13) won Week One of the Nine Hole Repeater with Brendan Cleary (23) taking Week Two with a tremendous score of 25pts.

Sunday, November 27 – Locovore Singles Stableford – Overall: Anthony McCrave (21) 30/26pts, David Brennan (13) 30/21pts, Vincent Conlon (8) 30pts. Category 1(0-11): Austin Shaw (8) 29/21pts. Category 2 (12-17): Michael Hamilton (16) 29/22pts. Category 3 (18-28): Anthony McGuinness (23) 29/21/16pts.

Locovore Autumn Series Leaderboard (after Round 2): Category 1 (<13): 17pts – Austin Shaw. 10pts – Vincent Conlon, Gregory McCaughey. 9pts – Seamus Bailey. 8pts – Connor McCaughey. 7pts – Brendan Duffy, Jim Rowland. 6pts – Frank Byrne, Ciaran Traynor. 5pts – Conal Murdock, Brian Renaghan, Michael Stewart. Category 2 (13-18): 12pts – Michael Hamilton. 11pts – Tom Clarke. 10pts – David Brennan, Eamon Hoey. 9pts – Pat McKeown, P Watters. 7pts – Martin Farrelly, Sean O’Sullivan. 6pts – Martin Byrne, Eamonn McEneaney. Category 3 (19+): 11pts – George Rogers. 10pts – Mark Coan, Anthony McCrave. 9pts – Michael Browne, Jan van Dijk. 8pts – Anthony McGuinness. 7pts – Mark Browne, Ronan Dennedy. 6pts – Conor Byrne, Seamus Capplis, Joe Flanagan.

Nine Hole Repeater: Week One: Daragh O Brien (13) 22pts, Martin Byrne (17) 22pts. Week Two: Brendan Cleary (23) 25pts, Austin Matthews (13) 23pts.

Locavore Artisan Foods Blackrock Autumn Series

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Jamie Coyle, Locavore presents a sponsorship cheque to Captain Maurice Soraghan and Sean Hession for the upcoming Locavore Artisan Foods Blackrock Autumn Series.

The Locavore Artisan Foods Blackrock Autumn Series was officially launched ahead of Sunday’s first outing in the competition.

The Men’s autumn series is generously sponsored by new Blackrock business, Locaavore – an artisan food store on Main Street, Blackrock owned by Dundalk Golf Club member, Jamie Coyle.

Jamie a member of the club since his youth, is a member of renowned Coyle family who operate Coyle Meats in town and this new venture in Blackrock will be a welcome shopping addition to the village, stocking their renowned premium beef, in addition to other quality meats, organic vegetables, fresh produce and a wide range of artisan food products, including their festive hampers ideal for Christmas presents.

Attending the launch golf-locavore-2in Locavore was Captain Maurice Soraghan and Sean Hession who is member of Gents Tournament and the Marketing committee.

The Locavore Blackrock Winter Series commences this Sunday and will be played over 13 holes (1-10 and 16-18) and will be played over the next four weeks.

There will be prizes in the form of Locavore vouchers for the overall winner and 1st, 2nd and 3rd in categories.

McKeever edges out Duffy to win

John McKeever shot an excellent round of 42pts to win Sunday’s Singles Stableford competition edging out Paddy Duffy by a single point.

The 12 handicapper was into the groove straight from the off as he parred four of the first five holes for a 14 point haul and he picked up another nine points from the next four holes as he parred his way to the turn.

A bogey at the 10th was his first one point hole but he responded well by parring four of the next five holes for another 14pt haul to move to 37pts with four holes to go.

Another one point followed at the 16th but he stayed on the rails to the finish as he parred 17 and bogeyed 18, where he had shot, for a further four points and a finishing total of 42.

That was one better than Paddy Duffy (13) who shot an excellent 41pts to finish second overall while the category prizes went to Austin Shaw (8), Seamus Bailey (12) and Eamon Hoey (18).

Sunday, November 13 – Singles Stableford – Overall: John McKeever (12) 42pts, Paddy Duffy (13) 41pts. Category 1 (0-11): Austin Shaw (8) 38pts. Category 2 (12-17): Seamus Bailey (12) 39/19/14pts. Category 3 (18-28): Eamon Hoey (18) 40pts.

 

Course knowledge helps McCaughey

As one of the key members of the hard-working course committee over the last few years, Connor McCaughey knows just about every blade of grass around Dundalk Golf Club and he used that knowledge to great effect last Sunday,

A countback over the final six holes was needed before McCaughey, playing off six, was declared the winner after he had finished on 39pts with Darren O’Brien (16) and George Rogers (20).

McCaughey shot 21pts for the front nine, helped greatly by four points at the third where he had a birdie three and three point pars at the fourth, sixth and seventh.

Down the back he shot 18pts with three point pars at the 15th and 18th cancelling out a no score at the par three 13th. That par at the 18th was to prove crucial as the extra point was enough to get past O’Brien and Rogers on countback.

O’Brien and Rogers finished second and third overall respectively while the category winners were Sean Hession (6), Danny Gallagher (14) and Sean Gallagher (23). James Reilly (28) took the juvenile prize while veteran Gerry Murray had a hole in one at the 13th

Sunday, November 6 – Singles Stableford – Overall: Connor McCaughey (6) 39/18/12pts, Darren O’Brien (16) 39pts, George Rogers (20) 38/20pts. Category 1 (0-12): Sean Hession (6) 38pts. Category 2 (13-17): Danny Gallagher (14) 38pts. Category 3 (18-28): Sean Gallagher (23) 38/18/12/7pts. Juvenile: James Reilly (28) 36pts. CSS: 35pts.

Uzell pips Crosbie to take victory

A super back nine was enough to allow Alan Uzell, playing off 20, pip Martin Crosbie (10) on countback in last Sunday’s Singles Stableford competition.

Uzell shot 24pts on the home nine having turned with 17pts on his card. Although he picked up three points by parring the first and fifth he handed them back with one pointers at the third, seventh and eighth.

However, down the back nine, it was a much more impressive as Uzell took full advantage of the pleasant day.

Three points at the par five 10th got him back to level par for the day and he took command of the competition when he took 13pts from the 12th to the 15th with a scoring blitz that included a birdie two at the par three 13th.

That left him on 35pts standing on the 16th tee and he delivered handicap pars all the way in to finish on 41pts and take the overall honours.

Crosbie, who was the only other player to break 40pts, had to settle for the Category 1 prize while David Brennan (14) and Jim Deary (21) were the other category winners.

October 30 – Singles Stableford – Overall: Alan Uzell (20) 41/24pts. Category 1 (0-12): Martin Crosbie (10) 41pts, Charlie Monahan (9) 39/21pts. Category 2 (13-17): David Brennan (14) 39pts, Michael Flynn (14) 36pts. Category 3 (18-28): Jim Dearey (21) 36pts, Sean Gallagher (23) 35pts. CSS: 36pts.

 

 

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Carins powers his way to victory

Eighteen handicapper Martin Cairns produced a round that included one birdie and eight pars on his way to posting a score of 43pts in Sunday’s Single Stableford competition.

He could even afford not to score at the par five seventh, where he shot a triple bogey eight, and still have three points to spare over second placed Cathal Muckian (12).

Cairns amassed 15 points from the opening six holes before his stumble on the seventh but five points from the next two holes saw him turn for home on 20pts. He kept the scoring going as he headed down the back nine with pars at the 10th and 11th and a birdie at the 12th to move to 30pts with six holes to go. More pars followed at 14th and 17th while his only dropped shot on the back nine was at the 15th as she shot 23pts for the back nine and an overall score of 43ptd.

Kieran Arthurs (12), Paul Reilly (17) and Colm O’Hanrahan (25) were the category winners with Reilly also managing to include a hole in one at the par three 17th in his round.

Sunday, October 9 – Singles Stableford – Overall: Martin Cairns (18) 43pts, Cathal Muckian (12) 40pts. Category 1 (0-12): Kieran Arthurs (12) 39pts, Ciaran Traynor (6) 36/19/13/8/5pts. Category 2 (13-18): Paul Reilly (17) 39pts, Kieran Reidy (17) 38pts. Category 3 (19-28): Colm O’Hanrahan (25) 38pts, Declan Ward (22) 37/23pts. Juvenile: Adam Lennon (19) 40pts. CSS: 36pts.

Impressive win for Hession

Seven handicapper Sean Hession was an impressive winner of Sunday’s Singles Stableford competition when he shot 42pts to win by two points from teenager Cian Lynch McCrave and Darren O’Brien.

Hession, who is the latest member of the Tournament Committee, to win a Sunday competition, got off to a flying start as birdies at the first and third gave him ten points for the first three holes and although he dropped shots at the eight and ninth he still managed to turn with 20pts.

He took eight points from the first three holes on the back nine thanks to a pars at the 10th and 11th and a birdie at the par five 12th. He dropped a shot at the 13th but made amends with another explosive three hole burst from the 15th which yielded another 10pts thanks to birdies at 15 and 17 and a par at 16.

He covered the back nine in 22pts for an overall total of 42pts and that was enough to take the overall prize from Juvenile Captain Lynch McCrave and O’Brien. Lynch McCrave had the consolation of taking the Category One prize while O’Brien captured Category Three with Aidan Gaughran (13) winning Category Two. .

Singles Stableford Competition – Sunday, October  2 – Overall: Sean Hession (7) 42pts. Category 1 (0-11): Cian Lynch McCrave (10) 40pts, Alan Hurley (4) 38pts. Category 2 (12-16): Aidan Gaughran (13) 39/21pts, Jim Rowland (12) 39pts. Category 3 (17-28): Darren O’Brien (17) 40pts, Andrew Cumiskey (17) 37pts. Juvenile: Daniel Nordon (28) 35pts. CSS: 36pts.

 

 

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Back to back wins for Grennan

To win a Sunday competition at Dundalk Golf Club is not easy given the size and calibre of the field each week so the odds on winning back to back are extremely high but that’s exactly what 11 handicapper Barry Grennan has done over the past week.

Having won the Jubilee Cup the previous week, Greenan took the Members Prize in the Past Captains and Members Competition to complete a notable double.

Grennan shot 43pts over the Green course to win by one point from David Smyth (12) with Newsam Cup panel member Benny O’Shaughnessy (21) taking third on 41pts on countback after a super 22pts down the back nine.

The confidence from last week’s victory was oozing out of Grennan as he amassed 10 points from the opening three holes after two pars and a birdie three at the fourth. A dropped shot at the par five sixth was quickly rescued at the seventh which he parred for three points and a birdie two at the ninth yielded another three points as he turned for home with 23pts.

Although he dropped a shot at the index two 11th, Grennan managed to pick up three points at the 12th, 16th and 18th for a total of 43pts and it was that par at the last that edged him past Smyth and a second successive victory.

Two handicapper Eddie Rogers showed all his class in returning an impressive 41pts to take Category 1 while Michael Gallagher (10) was the Category 2 winner and Gavin McDonnell (20) claimed Category 3.

Sunday was also an opportunity for the club’s past captains to come together for their annual competition and dinner and it was Gerry O’Keefe (13) who took their prize with a score of 42pts which was two better than Sean Hession (8).

Sunday, September 25 – Past Captains and Members Competition – Past Captains Prize: Gerry O’Keefe (13) 42pts, Sean Hession (8) 40/20pts. Members Prize: Barry Grennan (11) 43pts, David Smyth (12) 42pts, Benny O’Shaughnessy (21) 41/22pts. Category 1 (0-12): Eddie Rogers (2) 41pts, Barry Cunningham (10) 39/21pts. Category 2 (13-17): Michael Gallagher (13) 40/19pts, Michael Stewart (13) 40pts. Category 3 (18-28): Gavin McDonnell (20) 41pts, Sean Gallagher (24)  40pts. CSS: 71 (37pts).

Grennan hangs on to claim Jubilee Cup

For the second week in a row a member of the Tournament Committee took top prize in the Sunday competition as Barry Grennan captured the Jubilee Cup with a two-under par score of 70.

He had to rely on countback to see off Paul O’Callaghan, who was second, with newly crowned Golfer of the Year Frank Byrne (9) and Stephen Haughey (16) also shooting 70. Byrne took the Category 1 prize while Haughey won Category 2 and Derek Teather (17) was the Category 3 winner.

Grennan, playing off 11, got off to the best possible start with a birdie three on the first hole which he followed with a par four at the second to stand on three under after two. He dropped a shot at the third but a par at the par three fifth got him back to three under. However, dropped shots at the two par fives on the front nine brought him back to one under and another dropped shot at the par five 10th saw him slip to level par.

But a par four at the index two 11th followed by a birdie four at the par five 12th reignited his round and got him back to three under and although he dropped a shot at the par three 17th he managed to hang on for overall victory as teenager Josh Mackin (3) took the Gross Prize with a 74.

Sunday, September 18 – Jubilee Cup – Overall: Barry Grennan (11) 70/34.5, Paul O’Callaghan (10) 70/35. Gross Prize: Josh Mackin (3) 74. Category 1 (0-12): Frank Byrne (9) 70. Category 2 (13-16): Stephen Haughey (16) 70. Category 3: (17-28) Derek Teather (17) 71. CSS: 73.