Arklow Golf Links Saturday 8th April 2017




We had a great day for our outing in Arklow the course was in good condition and the weather almost perfect for playing golf. Although the number playing was a bit depleted it didn’t spoil the day for anyone and all those participating seemed to have had a good time out on the course.

Welcome also to our new members Tony Birmingham and Alan Mc Bride both had a positive La Touche experience for their first outing as Tony won Nearest the Pin and Alan the Arklow 4 Ball raffle prize.

The greens here are certainly a challenge with plenty of twists and turns and please don’t mention those deep bunkers as anyone who was in one will attest to the difficulty of playing out.

The scores achieved reflect the difficulty around those greens and bunkers and nobody had an easy run out there. As you can see it was all very close in the end.

Results are as follows:-

1st Place         Pat Dowling (21)    30 points                    

2nd Place       Donal Coyle (21)   29 points                     

3rd Place       James Mc Cormack (20)  28 points           

High Handicap      Aidan Egan (22)         27 points                 

Nearest the pin Hole 7        Tony Birmingham                       

Longest Drive Hole 18      Darragh Costello                          

The prizes were wines picked from an O’Brien’s Wines selection for their restaurant customers which would not be available for normal retail sales and I hope that the winners all enjoy their prizes.

I was hoping to add some photos to the blog but the photographer, who is now fired by the way, seemed to want to chop off the top of people’s heads. Next time maybe we can get some taken that I can use.

Well the next outing is only six weeks away so please plan early and put it in your diary, it would be nice to see more members playing.

That outing is on Sunday 21st May at Woodenbridge Golf Club first tee 12 noon.

There will be prizes again for 1st,2nd and 3rd places High Handicap and nearest the pin and longest drive and will again be a selection of wine.



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