Easter Bank Holiday, Monday 1st April ’13, was very cold with a wind that would cut your fingers off, but twenty-five members of the Galbally Golf Society turned up at Cahir Park Golf Club to contest the first outing of the 2013 season.
The competition of the day was singles stableford and Joe McGrath efficiently organised the finances and getting groups away on the first tee box.
Despite the bad weather experienced during March, the wind of the previous days had dried the course out considerably but, due to long grass in places, the rules of the day were ‘pick and place’ everywhere.
When everyone had played their round and were enjoying a hot meal in the clubhouse, Brian Chaplin announced the prizewinners in reverse order with the captain, Kevin Collins, presenting them.
In the ‘2s’ competition only one player, John Scully, managed a birdie on a par 3 hole and therefore collected the kitty. ‘Longest drive’ went to Declan Wallace and ‘nearest the pin’ was Tommy Hanley.
In the ‘B’ section, those with handicaps of 19 or more not featuring in the main prizes, second place went to Tim (g) Ryan (21) with 37 points and the winner was Tim (k) Ryan (22) also with 37 points.
The main prizes went to, third place, Paul Meade (17) 38 points; second was Tommy Hanley (16) 38 points and the winner of the day was Joe McGrath (17) with 40 points.
With the prizegiving over, the captain, Kevin Collins, thanked everyone for turning up on such a cold windy day and reminded them that the next outing would be in Castletroy Golf Club on Saturday, 18th May with a 10.30pm start time.