Mike Kelly (12) won the Woodstock masters competition at the weekend with 48 points. He had five to spare over John Dempsey (14) with third spot filled by Noel Casey (10) who also finished with 43 points.
The winner of the club singles competition at the weekend was Pat Keane (10) with 44 points while the category winners were Dickie Pyne (10) with 42 points, Cathal Clune (13) with 43 points and Kieran Frawley (18) with 44 points. Brendan Keogh won the golfer of the year title.
Woodstock’s Colm Whelan has won the Clare junior golf short course shield. The competition was played over 27 holes in Woodstock, Shannon and Lahinch.
Meanwhile Indiana freshman golfer, Áine Donegan from Woodstock was named Big Ten Co-golfer of the week after she led Indiana to the team title in the 2021 Courtney Cole Invitational after shooting an even par 144 (71 and 73). Áine was two strokes clear of the field as she won her first collegiate tournament. In her first three collegiate tournaments, Áine has had three top 15 finishes including two top ten finishes. Her scoring averages of 72.53 is on pace to shatter the school record set by Mary Parsons in the 2017/2018 season.
The Costello cup versus Ennis will take place in Ennis on Sunday October 24. The tee-sheet has been reserved in Ennis from 8.30am to 1.30pm. The format is scotch foursomes (both players drive on every hole and then the pair play alternate shots until the ball is holed). Names must be submitted by this Thursday.
Lahinch Golf Club:
The annual Mass for deceased members of Lahinch Golf club will take place in the clubhouse on Friday October 22 at 7.30pm.
Dromoland Golf Club:
The three person scramble in association with Cahercalla Hospice was won by Barry Nugent, Alan Henstock and John Higgins with 54.5. They had a shot to spare over Colette Torpey, Gabrielle Gardiner and Emma McMahon with third spot filled by Seamus Cusack, Ian Mulready and Ed Crowe on 55.8.
Last week’s nine hole competition winner was Patrick McCoy with 17 points. The ladies 9 hole competition on October 6 was won by Joan Ryan with 18 points while the 18 hole competition on the same date was won by Katrina O’Neill
Kilrush Golf Club:
The ESB cup was the competition at Kilrush at the weekend and it resulted in victory for Sean Moran (21) who returned 41 points to win by three from Terry O’Hare (11). Michael J. Hogan (18) was third with 38 points followed by Joe Linnane (11) with 36 points.
Declan O’Donovan (11) won division 1 with 36 points Gerry Duffy (19) captured the division 2 honours with 37 points while Pat Mulcahy (20) won division 3 with 36 points. The ladies Niamh Whelan classic was won by Peggy Mulqueen (33) with 34 points from Ailish Lorigan (18) with a similar score.
Ennis Golf Club:
John Murphy and Michael Byrt were the winners of the men’s fourball competition at Ennis last week with 45 points. Jason Gallagher and Matthew Kennedy were second with a similar score followed by Fintan McEvoy and Paraic Cusack who also scored 45 points. There will be a men’s singles competition this weekend.
Shannon Golf Club:
Last week’s green tee challenge at Shannon was won by Conor McPhillips (22) with 44 points from Sean O’Riordan (11) with 43 points. In third place, also with 43 points, was Colm Ryan followed by Dave Egan (22) with 42 points. Keith Buckley (4) won the gross with 38 points. The 9 hole singles competition was won by Christopher Moylan (8) with 21 points.
The Sixmilebridge society held its final outing of the 2021 season on Saturday when a big number of members travelled to Loughrea to play for the Kevin Whelan memorial prizes Joe Murphy emerged as the winner from Chris Wason with Eoghan Maxwell in third spot followed by Mervyn Frazer. The nines were won by John Collins and Trevor Whyte.