Newbridge lost their quarter final Duggan cup Match against a strong Baltinglass team. Having 3 matches away meant that it was always going to be tough. Newbridge took the first match at home with Baltinglass replying in quick fashion by securing their first home match. Newbridge won the 2nd match at the Co Wicklow venue on the 21st hole, but with Baltinglass coming back well in the 2nd match in Newbridge to win on the 18th it meant that the sides were tied 2 a piece. Baltinglass eventually held sway with a hard fought win in the final match on their home patch. Well done Balto. Newbridge winners just to mention them in dispatches like, Home Fran Mackey and Noel King, Away, Dougie Houlihan and Kevin Dempsey.
Tomas O Riordan and Peter Minnock lead the way in the Presidents prize with both gentlemen returning 42 points. Tomas O Riordan also had a hole in one on the 14th hole when his fairway wood flew straight at the pin and when his playing partners saw no sign of the ball through the green they suggested that he looked in the hole where indeed the ball nestled snugly at the bottom of the cup. Tomas’s card had an unusual couple of holes in that the 14th was marked 1 for 5 pts with the following hole being marked 5 for 1 pt. Also well placed are Liam Field and Pat Courtney with 40 pts. Still all to play for folks
Our next outing in the Duggan cup is set for Saturday July 27th at 2 pm. Our Cullen cup team is next on the fairways in competitive action on Sat 13th July again at 2 pm. Best of luck folks.
Incredible scoring from John Fisher (18) saw him demolish the field wining the weekends competition with 47 points. John had a level par front nine and then showed some steady nerves to finish with 2 pars to break 80. Respect John. In 2nd place was John O Rourke (8) with 43 points, just like that Liverpool line about how their return would have won every other time. Really tough John but a score to be proud of. In 3rd spot was Ciaran McManus (22) again with a great score of 41 points well done guys. With the pins being switched for Sunday Senior cup showdown it meant that the club ran off another and competition which was won on a countback by Stephen McLarnan (16) with 38 points. In 2nd place came Seamus Dunne (15) SS for both comps was 70 or 38 pts. Next up is a biggy the Presidents prize qualifiers best of luck folks.
This Weekend saw the club win comfortably in the Michael Moore Trophy against Glasson GC. Well done to players and mentors. This Morning our senior cup team bowed out losing 3 2 to the Heritage Golf Club. Some of the golf played this morning was of the highest quality and thoroughly enjoyable to watch. Mick Seery’s Cullen cup team also won well the previous weekend away to Cill Dara, again an excellent performance given that all matches were away.
Pierce Purcell Leinster Champions Nebridge GC qualified in 2nd spot at the regional Qualifier Held today at Castlewarden GC. Kileen GC came out top in cool conditions with a score 346. Newbridge came 2nd on 352. The K Club finished a further 2 shots back on 356 with Castlewarden taking the final qualifying spot on 357. Newbridge will face The K club in the semifinal next Sunday morning with Castlewarden taking on Kileen. The final will take place the same afternoon. In other interclub news our Fred Perry side were beaten 3 2 last Friday evening by Millicent GC. What a battle that was with 3 matches going to the 20th, 21st and 22nd hole respectively. it was car head lights time by the last groups finished. Our Mixed foursomes team lead by Mick Seery had a great win last Wednesday evening against Blessington Lakes GC. Well done to all involved.
Newbridge won this afternoons Duggan Cup match against Lisheen springs GC. Although the result was 5 0 all of the matches were very tight with Lisheen all sq in 2 and down in one after 12 holes. But Newbridge realizing that they were up against it battled back in excellent style to eventually win their 3 home matches. Newbridge got the 1st match away with our 2nd match being called in while we were ahead. Well done to all.
Darren Quine emerged victorious in last weekend’s club competition. Playing off 10 Darren had 41 pts one clear of Marc O Conner (19) whose return of 40 pts was good enough to win Cl 3. John Tierney Cl 2 (13) notched up another class win with a score of 39 pts. Tom Byrne (3) won class 1 with 38 pts, well done Tom and Noel Downes won Cl 4 with 36 pts, well done Noel.
Ozzie O Toole (5) and Skinner Casey (2) took time out from their preparing their team for the Pierce Purcell qualifier in a couple of weeks showing their charges how to perform over the weekend when returning a score of 48 pts to win the fourball better ball competition. Some score gents. In 2nd spot was with a return of 46 pts, jeez these guys are playing a different game to me, were Richard Shaw (6) and James Johnstone (22). In 3rd spot with 42 pts were Noel King (5) and Mick Sweeney (7), now thats more my level. Nearly in the frame partner, just the one out.
After getting a bye in the first round of the new GUI over 55’s all Ireland Competition we will Face our new neighbors Millicent GC in the 2nd round. This is a really busy month for Interclub and arranging the fixture so as not to clash or interfere with other teams preparations was Brexit like in difficulty.
As the Duggan cup is a similar age bracket we will work off the same panel with a few additions/subtractions. Our match against Millicent will tee off in both venues at 4pm on Friday May 17th. The competition format is fourball better ball match play with the low man of the match going to scratch and the other 3 players getting 9/10ths of the difference. Newbridge will have 3 matches at home, best of luck guys.