Tipperary Golf: Busy week at Slievenamon Golf Club as Mary says goodbye

We had a great week of golf, mixed with a few tears as we said goodbye to a beloved member of the office, Mary Butler, and managed to navigate the ups and downs of the weather without losing any golfers.
Results of men’s competitions
In the open men’s singles competition, the last three spots for the final were taken by Ernie Makim, Thomas Condon and Michael Lawrence. It’s heads down now and lots of practice for the final on Saturday 24th September.
In the weekend’s singles competition, Terry O’Brien placed 1st with 47 points, Gross went to Anthony Hayes with 40 points, Barry Fitzgibbon took 2nd place with 46 points and Sean Aylward took 3rd place with 44 points.
September’s monthly medal went to Brendan Cockburn with a score of 61. Robbie Walsh took the big one on 63, Ernie Makim was 2nd on 62 and Michael A O’Meara rounded out the field in 3rd on 63.
Senior Men
The senior men’s competition took place on Wednesday, with everyone in great shape on Wednesday and 13 teams playing.
The winners with 99 points are Trevor Gough, John Beckett and Con Lucey. Second place was taken by Eddie Daly, Pat Brett and Dan Sullivan while third place went to Pat McGarry, Michael Dunlea and Brendan Clancy.
Results of the women’s competition
In the Sunday/Tuesday women’s competition, Fiona Lahart took 1st place with 41 points, Mary Dempsey took 2nd place with 41 points and Phil Whyte took 3rd place with 39 points. Meanwhile, Kathy Cleary received big applause when she scored a hole-in-one on the first hole!
Breda O’Meara won the Sunday/Tuesday 9-hole competition with 26 points while And Murphy won the Stableford 12-hole competition with 28 points.
The 12-hole Scramble on September 1 was won by the team of Joan Morrissey, Laois Power, Kathleen Kelly and Breda O’Meara, while the 9-hole Stableford on August 14/16 was won by Marlene McEvoy.

The Heffernan Gang left to right – Danny Heffernan (Champion), Ber Heffernan, Paul Heffernan, Glen Heffernan, Kieran Heffernan, Glen Heffernan and Honorary Heffernan Bobby Cullagh

Mixed Competition
We’ll have to start the draw for Monday’s Mixed Scramble contest, it’s become so popular! Or at the very least, we’ll have to buy an extra abacus for John O’Sullivan, because the poor fellow is exhausted from all the mathematical gymnastics he does to sort out his teams!
This week saw an impressive number of participants on the course and fiercer competition than ever. Mark Dillon, Pauline Lucey and Marian Power on 32.8, Herbie Buck, Billy Judge and Laois Power took 2nd place on 44 while our own Paul Kenny, Patrick Moloney and Kathleen Shanley came in 3rd on 34.1.
Dan is the man as the Heffernans invade Slievenamon
Saturday saw an invasion of the Heffernan clan from Kildare for the annual Heffernan golf tournament. Coming from Dublin, Kildare and in one case from London they drove through torrential rain and were amazed to see the clouds parting and the sun blazing as they rounded the corner from Dooks to Fethard .

A great day of fun was enjoyed by all, with Danny Heffernan winning the coveted Heffernan Trophy!


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