Form players to the fore

drive in Dundalk

Our 2015 captains, Brendan Keane and Mary Lou Grennan, finally got to drive themselves into office last Sunday and both did in style, despite the week long wait, with splendid tee-shots that split the first fairway.

There was also plenty of style on show in the two competitions played on Sunday with the form players from the Men’s Winter League continuing to sparkle.

David Murden, who won two individual competitions during the five weeks of the league, found himself on the winners’ podium yet again as he teamed up with Seamus Bailey, Gerry Byrne and Gerry Clarke to take the 14-hole Four Person Team Scramble with a score of 45.80..

They pipped another strong team, consisting of Austin Shaw, Sean Hession, Liam Mernagh and Pat McGuinness, with a mere 0.17 of a shot in the difference.

For Sean Hession, who took a major individual prize in the Winter League, it was to be his first visit of the day to the prizes as straight after the Captains’ Drive-In he teamed up with Mary Hession for the 9-hole Mixed Four and won the Back Nine prize with a score of 21pts.

The Front Nine was won by Tommy and Briege Reneghan who shot 22pts. While Tommy is another player who has started the year well, it was a welcome return to winning ways for Briege following a long absence through injury and a possible pointer towards the new season which is now well and truly underway.


March 1, 2015

Captain’s Drive-In Four Person Team Scramble (14 Holes)

Winners: 45.80 – David Murden (12), Seamus Bailey (12), Gerry Byrne (17), Gerry Clarke (13).

Second: 45.97 – Austin Shaw (7), Sean Hession (10), Liam Mernagh (11), Pat McGuinness (11).

Captain’s Drive-In Mixed Scotch Foursomes (9 Holes)

Front Nine: 1st – T Reneghan (13) & B Reneghan (27) 22pts. 2nd – P O Callaghan (9) & E Ward (13) 20pts.

Back Nine: 1st – S Hession (10) & M Hession (24) 21 pts. 2nd – G Murray(7) & A Murray (20) 20pts.