ON SUNDAY last (1st July 2012) the President’s Prize came to a close. Although weather condition were tough throughout the five days of competition, members came out in their numbers to support the event where in total 200 cards were played. Despite the difficult conditions the scoring was at a very high level. It was very competitive throughout but it was young Padraig McMahon who prevailed as the winner with a supurb score. We thank all who supported our president over the five days and as always the course was in top order and no complaints were had. Membership in the Club is also on the increase, which is another positive going forward and we are always looking for new members.
Full results are as follows:
Overall Nett – Padraig McMahon
Overall Gross – Anthony O’ Loughlin
1-10 – Joan Hyde
11-18 – Rita Ryall
+3–5 – Paudie O’ Sullivan
6-14 – Ted Healy
Hole in one prize – Joy Bryan
Club fourballs will continue during the week with the times of play as follows: Monday 2nd at 6:15pm, Wednesday 4th at 6:15pm and Friday 6th at 6:15pm.
The results of last weeks fourball are as follows and was kindly sponsored by Egans Funeral Home:
1st Nett – James Howes, Ted Healy
Gross – James Howes, Declan O’ Shea
2nd Nett – Ashley Poynton, Adrian Landers
Club Strokeplay continues every Tuesday evening during the summer beginging at 6:15pm.
Congratulations to Una Brosnan on winning the best girls prize at the John O’ Riordan under 16 Scratch Cup last weekend at Ranges in Cork.
Well done to Paudie O’ Sullivan (Senior), Noel Collins (Senior) and Scott Garde (Intermediate) who qualified for the National Strokeplay recently.
The finals take place at RGSC in Dublin on 28/29 July. Best of luck also to automatic qualifier and defending champion Anthony O’ Loughlin.
Noel O’ Driscoll Memorial 2011
2 weeks ago saw the Noel O’ Driscoll Memorial prize for 2011 come to an end. Over the four days of play there was some great shooting out on the course where conditions were tough and the weather wasn’t on side for the majority of the tournament. We thank all who supported this prestigious competition and especially to those who have the course in such top condition day in day out. The overall winner of the prize was David Kenefick who produced some fine play and was a very worthy winner of the perpetual trophy. Although the weather wasn’t kind to us, over 100 cards were played in total.
Full results are as follows:
Overall Nett – David Kenefick
Overall Gross – Anthony O’ Loughlin
1st Nett – Billy Kenefick
1st Gross – Martin Keohane
2nd Nett – Martin O’ Regan
1st Nett – Helen Landers
1st Gross – Lily Bulman
2nd Nett – Sally Wallace
Chairperson’s Prize 2011
The Chairperson’s prize sponsored by our chairman Martin Keohane was played for last weekend, Over the four days, weather conditions were again tough with rain around during most of the sessions. Although weather was poor, we were delighted with the turnout where 150 cards were played. We thank all who supported the competition. This was the last major of the year and scoring was close but it was James Howes who finished off his great season by adding the Chairperson’s Prize to the other wins this year.
Special mention to Paudie O’ Sullivan who had two ‘holes in one’ on Sunday afternoon in a row in the same round on hole 12 and 13 respectively. It is very rare to see this happen in the game and its a great achievement.
Full Results are as follows:
Overall Nett – James Howes
Overall Gross – Ed Long
1st Nett – Seamus Murphy
1st Gross – Paudie O’ Sullivan
2nd Nett – Don Sheehan
1st Nett – Sally Wallace
1st Gross – Joy Bryan
2nd Nett – Joan Hyde
Well done to all the prize winners.
Claycastle Pitch and Putt News
The Club’s A.G.M. will take place this Wednesday 5th October at the Red Store in Youghal at 8:30pm. All members of the club are more than welcome to attend on the night.
It is vitally important for the future of the club that all the members make an effort to attend this meeting. If you have any issues or concerns about the club please come along.
Juvenile competitions will continue throughout the Autumn and Winter months every Saturday morning at 11:00am. All new juvenile members are welcome to partake. For those wishing to avail of free coaching instead of the competition, that will take place at the same time.
LAST WEEKEND saw the National Inter-County Championships take place at the Portmarnock pitch and putt course in Dublin. On Saturday the Ladies teams took to the course with Dublin winning the title by just six shots from Kildare. On Sunday it was time for the Gents to represent their respective counties in strong winds and difficult weather conditions. On the Cork team were two Youghal players from the six in total, Paudie O’ Sullivan and Club Secretary Anthony O’ Loughlin who is also National Strokeplay Champion of 2011 and who was captain of the county team last weekend in Dublin. Included on the Cork team were Ireland’s number one and two ranked players respectively John Walsh and Ray Murphy. Paudie and Anthony represented their county with pride and didn’t disappoint in front of large crowds who were in attendance.
The two Claycastle players were paired together in the foursomes and sent Cork on their way and gave them the advantage shooting an impressive 45(9 under par). It was then down to the singles where once again the Cork lads never gave up and performed fantastically. Paudie carded a 51 while Anthony posted the score of the day 46(8 under par) and doing so sent Cork on to win the National Inter-County Championships 2011 with a total score of 391(41 under par) thirteen shots clear of second placed Meath on 404. Wexford finished in third place eight shots further back on 412. The Cork team who have now won nine Inter County titles in succession and are a major force in the sport of pitch and putt and hopefully they can make it 10 title in a row next year.
Congratulations to Captain Anthony O’ Loughlin and Paudie O’ Sullivan on great performances and who were a fantastic addition to the County team. 2011 has been the first year since 1999 that Claycastle has had a player represent the County team. In fact this year has been the first year that there have been two Claycastle players on the 6 man team. It has been a tremendous and historic year for our Club with Anthony O’ Loughlin winning the All-Ireland Championships just over a month ago and to have more success so soon is fantastic. It is a year that will not be forgotten for a very long time. For this achievement to occur in the Club’s 25th year makes it that small bit more special.
Other Claycastle Pitch & Putt News
After the success of the Captain’s prize a few weeks ago, the Club’s next major competition is set to take place. The most prestigious of them all, the Noel O’Driscoll memorial prize will begin on Wednesday 21st of September at 2:30pm and will continue on Friday 23rd at 2:30pm. On Saturday 24th play will also begin at 2:30pm while on Sunday 25th September there will be two sessions, the first at 10:30am and the final session of the tournament will get underway at 2:30pm sharp. We hope to see a large turnout and keep the fantastic attendances high as we have seen over the last few officers prizes.
The final major competition of the year will be the Chairperson’s Prize, sponsored by Martin Keohane our current Chairman, and play will begin on Wednesday 28th of September at 2:30pm. There will be an afternoon session on Friday 30th at 2:30pm and play continues on Saturday 1st October at 2:30. While on Sunday 2nd once again there will be two sessions, the first which will get under way at 10:30am and the second at 2:30pm.
On Sunday next the 18th September an adult/juvenile competition will take place where the juvenile players will be teamed up with the adult members. Play will begin at 2:30pm sharp. We hope to see a big turnout.
The Club’s A.G.M. will take place on Wednesday 5th October at the Walter Raleigh hotel at 8pm. All members of the club are more than welcome to attend on the night.
Juvenile competitions will continue throughout the Autumn and Winter months every Saturday morning at 10:30am. All new juvenile members are welcome to partake. For those wishing to avail of free coaching instead of the competition, that will take place at the same time.
We are proud to announce that Claycastle has won the right to host the 2012 National Matchplay Championships here in Youghal. This is a major tournament and we are privileged to host such an event. it will be the largest tournament hosted by Claycastle in the history of the club since 1986. This major championship will take place over the June weekend next year where there will be a total of 96 players taking part, 64 gents and 32 ladies.
LAST WEEKEND saw the Club’s fourth major competition of the year come to an end. Having begun on Wednesday 24th August, and finishing on Sunday 28th, there were a total of 212 cards played and we are delighted to see the numbers rising for these tournaments.
Membership in the Club is also on the increase, which is another positive going forward. We thank all who supported our captain Adrian Landers over the four days of competition and as always the course was in top order and no complaints were had. The weather was also on side for the players which made it more enjoyable in which to partake. It was very competitive over the few days where it was wide open up until the final card was handed in on Sunday afternoon.
There was a wonderful array of prizes, but the overall winner who played very steady over the course of the tournament with a supurb score was James Howes who won by 2 shots from David Poynton in what was a very competitive afternoon of pitch and putt.
A special congratulations must go to Martin Keohane, the winner of the ‘hole in one’ prize. Martin had in fact two aces in one round on Sunday afternoon. Club captain Adrian Landers said ” I am delighted to see such a turnout with over 200 cards played and we hope the Club can go from strength to strength in the future”.
Full results are as follows:
O/A Nett-James Howes (84)(8under par)
O/A Gross -Paudie O’ Sullivan
1st Nett-David Poynton
1st Gross-Anthony O’ Loughlin
2nd Nett-Brendan McCaughey
1st Nett-Joan Hyde
1st Gross-Joy Bryan
2nd Nett-Lily Bulman
Hole in one prize- Martin Keohane.
Well done to all the prize winners!
Captain’s Prize 2011 – 28/8/11
Youghal’s Anthony O’Loughlin from Claycastle Pitch & Putt is National Champion
On the weekend of 23rd/24th of July last, the National Strokeplay Championships took place at the Douglas pitch and putt course in Cork. As always for any of the major competitions, the greens and the course were in top condition.
The Junior and Intermediate finals take place on the Saturday while the Senior players take to the course on the Sunday. The qualifying took place for this tournament back in June and is the one that most players look forward to and value highly. Claycastle had three players qualify for the finals, Anthony O’Loughlin, Paudie O’Sullivan, and Gary O’Sullivan. The qualifying took place at the Rocklodge course in Cork where all three players cruised through to the finals with great scores.
Paudie O’Sullivan was the first Claycastle player out on the day and finished with a steady score of 7 under par(101) after 36 holes. Gary O’Sullivan took to the course shortly after and played consistently over the two rounds and finished with a score of 8 under par(100), and merely missed out on the cut by one shot.
Club Secretary Anthony O’Loughlin was the final Claycastle player out on the course; Anthony played consistently and carded 95 for his 36 holes. Anthony safely made it through to the play-off where the top 20 players played in the final round.
At this stage there were few who would have bet against John Crangle from Loughlinstown in Dublin who led going into the final 18 by 3 shots on -16, but there were three players who sat on -13 and who were all in with a chance of the title.
Anthony O’Loughlin paired with Ian Dillon(St. Bridget’s) for the final 18 who had a fantastic start in the play-off sinking birdies on the first three holes to give him a great chance of lifting the title and brought himself closer to the score of John Crangle(Loughlinstown).
Anthony carried on strongly and had the round of the day with a 42 (12 under par) (also equaling the course record of the Douglas course). This was enough for Anthony as he went on to win the National Strokeplay Championships by a margin of three shots.
This win has also cemented Anthony a place on the Cork team alongside club teammate Paudie O’Sullivan who has played supurbly this season on the pitch and putt circuit. Both players will wear the red jersey of Cork in the Munster Inter-County Championships which take place in Bruff County Limerick on the 7th August 2011.
The National Inter-County Championships takes place this year in Dublin at Portmarnock on the 11th September 2011. We wish Anthony and Paudie the very best of luck in the coming weeks representing their county.
This is the first time that a player from Claycastle has won a National title and is a very special time for the club, especially as they celebrate their 25th Anniversary this year.
The club is going from strength to strength and we hope we can have another National champion in the club in the near future.
Captains Prize 2010
Our captain Martin Keohane’s prize was played for over the weekend of
16th May. The members were out in force to support Martin who has
given years of dedicated service to the club both on and off the
course. Martin plays a crucial roll in the running of the club with a
lot of his work done unassumingly behind the scenes and so it was
right that there were well over 200 cards played over the weekend. The
rising star of Cork pitch and putt Johan Brosnan was the proud winner
of the magnificent prize. Johan recorded a new course record of 45
(-9) on route to claiming his first major win in the adult ranks. The
future certainly looks bright for the man from the front strand and
all the hours of practice are now paying dividend. Hot on Johan’s tail
was another young gun James Howes, who finished just two strokes back
in second place. James won’t have long to wait for his first major
Results-O/A Nett- Johan Brosnan, O/A Gross- Anthony O’ Loughlin,
Gents- 1st Nett- James Howes, 1st Gross- Paudie O’ Sullivan, 2nd Nett-
Colin Sheehan. Ladies- 1st Nett- Sally Wallace, 1st Gross- Joy Bryan,
2nd Nett- Joan Hyde.
A huge thanks to all who took part and donated so generously to our
scramble in aid of Cystic Fibrosis on Monday evening. A cheque for
€200 was presented to Harry O’ Hanlon (The Acres) who has undertaken
an immense challenge of playing each course in Ireland over a thirty
day period in memory of the late Barry Kelly R.I.P. (E.S.B. and
Ranges). Well done Harry and to all who helped in the organising of
this epic quest.
The club Matchplay has reached the final where Brendan McCaughey will
take on Anthony O’ Loughlin. Tee off is at 6.30pm Thursday evening
with the presentation taking place after the game at ‘Farrells Bar
Summerfield’ who are kindly sponsoring the competition.
Result of fourball kindly sponsored by ‘Brookes Supervalu‘- 1st Nett-
Seamus Murphy/John Wallace, 1st Gross- Ed Long/Martin O’ Regan, 2nd
Nett- Sally Wallace/Ed Long, Drawn prize- James Howes.
Colin Sheehan and Paudie O’ Sullivan performed well recently at the
St.Stephens scratch cup. Colin shot 95 (-13) for his 36 holes and won
the best 36 prize while Paudie won the final 18 with a blistering 42
(-12) where a putt for the course record stayed agonisingly short on
the lip of the hole on the 18th green. Gary O’ Sullivan and Johan
Brosnan also made the cut. Paudie also claimed the final 18 prize at
the Rocklodge scratch cup with a score of 48.
Best of luck to Paudie O’ Sullivan, Gary O’ Sullivan, Martin Keohane
and Anthony O’ Loughlin who take their place in a star studded field
at the Cork Matchplay in Collins this weekend.