Laytown & Bettystown Golf Club – September 2020

The golf club has never been busier than in recent months with so many players getting back out to play after the enforced layoff earlier in the year due to Coronavirus restrictions. Following six weeks of social golf, the club competitions for men and ladies have now restarted and, with the influx of a large number of new members, the scoring has been very impressive.

The Pierce Purcell club team got off to a great start in this year’s Leinster Interclub competition with decisive wins over Bellewstown and Royal Tara Golf Clubs. Team managers, Mark Cummins & Niall Kelly are really looking forward to the team’s fourth round match early next month.

The player of the weekend in the Peter Lyons Cup & Shield was teenager, Annraoi Collins, who scooped both prizes for best gross score and best nett score over 36 holes in this prestigious competition. An incredible second round score of 5 under par (65) meant that Annraoi was successful in both categories.

Annraoi Collins winner of the Peter Lyons Cup and Shield
Annraoi Collins

Another talented young local player had a terrific win in this year’s Faldo Series played at Glasson Golf Club at the end of July. Daniel Mulligan from Mornington was crowned the U-16 Irish Series Champion which means that Daniel qualifies to represent Ireland in the European Final at Al Ain Equestrian, Shooting & Golf Club in the United Arab Emirates later this year.

Daniel Mulligan
Daniel Mulligan (Laytown & Bettystown) during the final round of the Irish Under-18 Boys Amateur Close Championship, Thurles Golf Club, Co. Tipperary, Ireland 12/08/2020 Picture: Golffile | Oisín Keniry copyright credit (© Golffile | Oisín Keniry)

A few weeks after his success in the Faldo Series, Daniel also had a great result in the Irish Boys U-18 amateur Open Championship when he finished in 3rd place.

In August’s last weekend Delany Cup event played in Bettystown, the overall winner of the trophy was 11 handicapper, Diarmaid Dunne, who won on a score of 43 points.

Scratch player, Ellie Metcalfe, was the Division 1 and Lowest Gross Score Winner in last week’s Ladies ILGU Medal competition while in Division 2, Maura Griffin had the best score.

Earlier in August the Ladies Neptune Cup was played and the category winners were – Catherine Shortall (Div.1), Tríona Mee (Div 2) and Ann Wickham (Div.3).

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