The undisputed highlight of the month of September was the selection of young Alex Maguire on the Irish Men’s Golf Team which competed against Scotland, Wales and England in the Home International matches played at Hankley Common (UK). Alex was one of the stars of the team going into the final day’s match against England following victories over Wales and Scotland. After a nail-biting encounter the tie ended all square which resulted in an Irish win overall in the tournament. Another fantastic achievement by Alex and this team mates. The 20 year old from Mornington now returns to resume his golf scholarship education at Florida Atlantic University after a very successful summer at home in Ireland where he won two of the major amateur trophies, the North of Ireland Amateur Open Championship and the Connacht Stroke Play.
In other club news, the early awaited Men’s Winter League, kindly sponsored by Jack Doran Motors, started on Sunday, September 19th. The first round winners were Brian McGinn (Class 1), Tommy Weir (Class 2) and Eddie Huston (Class 3). On the previous weekend Paul Brassil was runaway winner in the men’s Monthly Medal Strokeplay event on Sunday with an outstanding score of 63 Net while on Saturday’s Ladies Captain’s Prize (Ms Ann Bellew) to the men there was victory for Bernard Barry.
Meanwhile in the ladies competitions, Olwyn Kirkpatrick was the Division 1 winner in the Neptune Cup with Margaret O’Donnell having the best score in the Division 2 category. Rachel Moran claimed the top prize in the Josephine Connolly Cup with a great score of 40 points.
The Laytown & Bettystown junior boys and girls team also pulled off a brilliant win in their annual Bobby Brown Trophy match with neighbours, County Louth Golf Club. Congratulations to all of the young golfing stars following their convincing victory. Former club professional, Bobby Browne would have been delighted to see his trophy returning home again for another year.