RONAN O’Looney has won the Golfer of the Year 2023 award at Woodstock Golf Club.
Ronan had a super year and amongst his haul of prizes was contesting the final of the Westgate Motor Factors Scotch Foursomes and finishing third in the lady captain’s prize to the men.
The former Clare and Inagh/Kilnamona hurler pipped Stephen Dunne by a point for the title. Declan Heffernan was third followed by David Reidy, Tony Neville, Frank McEnery, Alan Markham, Paul Coote, Davie Greene with David Quinn completing the top ten.
Meanwhile Richard Pyne was the winner of the club singles, played over 15 holes, at Woodstock at the weekend with 32 points.
The Ozone Health and Fitness league format was a modified fourball betterball over 15 holes and the weekend winners were P. Solon / F. Slattery with 53points followed by P. Coote / J. Duffy with 47 points. In third place, also with 47 points were A. Mulcahy / S. Dunne while fourth placed K. Horgan / F. Landy also scored 47 points.
The club competition this weekend will be a singles while the Winter/Spring league will continue with a modified 2 step event where one score will count at the first hole, two at the second and repeat this format for the remainder of the round
Ennis Golf Club:
In the Ennis Golf Club ladies October league, sponsored by Helen Gallery Auctioneers & Valuers. Rose Enright (23) was the winner of the 3 card section with a total of 114 points, while Una O’Reilly (35) topped the 2 card category with 74 points.
The weekly winners were Aoife Cahill (34) with 34 points Ann A Gallery (13) with 39 points, Bridie Hanrahan (21) with 37 points and Helen Gallery (23) with 30 points.
Meanwhile Mary Nagle (12) with a total of 54 points won the 3 card category in the 9 hole competition, Carmel Cummins (23) was the winner of the 2 card section with 37 points while the weekly winners were Sarah Connolly Barnes (23) with 17 points, Flor Coffey (12) with 20 points, Molly Cahill (15) with 19 points and Vivienne Lawless (23) with 18 points.
In the get into golf category, Valerie Wall (21) won the 3 cards section with 40 points while Rose Sharkey (20) was best in the 2 card section with 35 points.
East Clare Golf Club:
Last week’s men’s 18 hole singles stableford competition at east Clare was won by
Adrian Casey with 51 points with second place filled by Darren Rosney with 46 points.
Last week’s senior men’s competition was won by Steve Symes, Ailbe McDonnell and Steve Lynch from Terry Coughlan, Brian Torpey, John Fielding and Kevin Burke with third place filled by Donal Fleming, Jackie McHugh and Tom Larkin.
Friday’s mixed scramble was won by Terry Coughlan, John Nihill and Mary Collins from Willie Roche, Siobhan Mulcahy and Breda O’Loghlin with third spot filled by Jonathan Walsh, Ailbe McDonnell and Evelyn Skehan.
The Get Into Golf Novice shield for 2023 was won by Deirdre O’Neill from Maria Kennedy with third spot filled by Tricia Nash. The mixed scramble continues on Friday morning at 10 a.m..
Gort Golf Club:
Gerry Donaldson (9) won category 1 in the men’s singles stableford competition at Gort at the weekend with 43 points. Jack Losty (13) was the category 2 winner with 40 points, Colin Whelan (19) won category 3 with 41 points and Johnny Joyce (24) was the category 4 winner with 41 points.
In the ladies Christmas voucher 18 hole singles competition Jane Joyce (18) was the category 1 winner with 42 points. Patricia Reddy (22) won category 2 with 33 points, Pat Wynne (39) won category 3 with 27 points and Bernadette Burke (46) won category 4 with 24 points.
Sixmilebridge Golf Society:
The curtain came down on the competitive season for members of the Sixmilebridge Golf Society as they played their final outing of the year last Saturday in Loughrea.
The inclement weather of the previous week made playing conditions very difficult yet Joe Joe Murphy and David Purcell carded good scores. Both had 40 points with the former winning on the countback. Colin Murphy finished third ahead of Enda Quinlan while the winners of the nines were Trevor White and Pat Kearney. The Golfer of the year was also determined on the day and the kudos went to Stephen Mulready.