Rossmore Golf Club Open Week festival of golf enjoyed it’s best weather for many years and all competitions were well supported. The club would like to express it’s thanks for all the sponsors who supported competitions each day. Members and visitors alike were high in their praise of the course now playing at its best. The week saw a number of new faces enter the winners enclosure.
The schedule of results of the week reads as follows.
Tuesday 16th July Singles sponsored by T Martin Fuels. The winner of the Tuesday singles was Rossmore’s most consistent and best golfer Ronnie Berry with 40pts Second on 38pts and making a welcome return to the winners enclosure was Kieran Allen. The gross went to the returning Sylvester Quinn making a welcome return to his former club and in third place was Bernard Connolly.
Thursday 11th July 2 Person Team sponsored by Dermot McCrystal & Co; Thursday’s 2 person team event was a new experiment for the club and it certainly proved popular with a good turn out. The winners with an exceptional score of 59pts was the pair of Nicholas Treanor and Trevor Connolly. Both are very fine golfers who will have an eye on the upcoming Captains Prize. In second place was John Heffernan and Thomas Heffernan on 57pts as both begin to show a return to form. Third on the same score was Paul McQuaid and James McQuaid.
Friday 12th July Singles Stroke Golfer of the Year sponsored by M&S Electrical Ltd; The major singles of the week lived up to its billing by producing a number of top quality scores. The winner with a brilliant 64 was Adrian Kelly Castleblayney who off his very low handicap produced a quiet brilliant round to just see of the close second place golfer Paul O’Hagan on 65. The gross went to Ciaran Lavery on 70 while the Junior prize was won by Myles Dwyer in 68
Saturday 13th July Singles Stableford.sponsored by Ciaran Smyth Golf Pro Rossmore.
The final competition of the week was won by Martin Smith on 40pts. Martin showed that with firm underfoot conditions and a warm sun on his back he is a match for anybody and was a deserved winner. But he just won on the countback from experienced campaigner Sean Kilroy playing in top form at present who also shot 40pts as did the third place Paul Clifford and I am nearly sure this was Paul’s first prize in a major competition.