This weekend will certainly be a great sporting weekend with the footballers in Croke Park on Saturday and the golfers of Rossmore playing for their own major prize over the weekend. The Captains prize at Rossmore is a true test of skill, mental strength and endurance as the winner on Sunday evening will have come through 45 holes of very competitive action. The format is unique and sets the competition apart from all other events in the golfing calendar.
Captain Seamus Meehan will set a stiff but fair challenge and he then hopes to see all members and friends pack the clubhouse on Sunday night for the presentation of prizes and entertainment.
When one looks for a likely winner the change from stroke to stableford points system will surely bring the high handicappers right into contention. It is difficult to predict a winner but some golfers in fine form at present will be thereabouts. Brendan Casey reported to be hitting top form has the shots and the game to mount a serious challenge. On most peoples short list is Dermot McMahon a previous winner and regular challenger who will not be fazed by the occasion. Alan Finnegan has being putting in a lot of time on the practice range and is sure to be in top form as will Matt Watters who has featured in recent competitions and is in a rich vein of form. Some of the younger brigade who could feature are Nicholas Treanor with plenty of shots and a solid game, Trevor Connolly solid all round performer who has a very good short game. Another high handicapper reported to be in good form is Finbar Heffernan playing off 21 and if he can avoid any major mishaps could be in the shakeup. Some more to consider are James Creighan, Donal Guckian, Bernard Gilbane and Ronnie Kane. What score will win after 45 holes and will it take over 100 points to claim outright victory.
Is the winner in the list above perhaps not but all participants are wished the best of luck and an enjoyable weekend.
You can still book a tee time for Friday or Saturday by contacting 71222 or 81316.