Another round on our 2017 Tour completed after a great day out at Castleknock Golf Club playing for the Alan Keogh Memorial Trophy.
The weather again was fairly kind to us a few small showers to help remind us of where we live but it didn’t spoil what was a good day of golf on a very well presented golf course in excellent condition.
It was great to see Karl Keogh back in action after his long layoff from golf and I think he was surprised at how well he played and perhaps how much he has missed his golf as well.
Karl had very kindly agreed to present the Alan Keogh Trophy to the winner on our behalf and it was fitting the day was very close to the sixth anniversary of Alan’s passing. It is a nice way to recognise someone who had had a close association with our society and is sadly missed by all who knew him.
Congratulations to Shay Byrne for his win on the day and who is now the holder of the Alan Keogh trophy for 2017. It was a fairly close battle for the prize only 2 points the difference between Shay, Brendan and Alan so a close encounter.
Let me once again thank all who played and supported our event by inviting visitors as well, they all seemed to be having a good time and I hope that we can welcome them again, and maybe potential members for 2018.
This time we have some photo’s of the day to share on our blog hope you enjoy them.
Castleknock Results are as follows:
1st Place Shay Byrne (24) 34 points
2nd Place Brendan Toolan (17) 32 points
3rd Place Alan Mc Bride (22) 32 points (countback)
High Handicap Derek Bryne (26) 30 points
Long Drive Chris O’Connor
Nearest the pin Liam Fitzmaurice Visitor
Our next outing is Druids Glen 30th September and is the Captains Day where we will play for the Captains Trophy and Captains Prize.
Please note that the qualification for playing for the Captains prize is that members must have played in two rounds prior to this event. The players eligible to play will be listed closer to the event.
There is a good value deal available in Druids Heath, our members may be interested in a Mens Get Into Golf program being run by the Druids Heath golf pro Patrick Geraghty
The details are as follows:
Our PGA professional Patrick Geraghty will be holding a 6 week mens beginners programme starting Thursday the 10th of August. Classes will be from 7 to 8 pm every Thursday. The cost of the programme is €70. non-members. For more information please contact Patrick on 086 8112077.