The fourth week of qualifying took place last weekend in the Owen McDaid (Roe) Taxi & Mini-Bus Hire Winter League and unfortunately the desperate weather conditions on Saturday stopped play for the Saturday qualifiers.
The Saturday pairings that missed the opportunity to return a score last weekend can either play twice this week or failing that the qualifying will be extended for another Saturday to give these pairings an opportunity to return a score.
However, the Sunday pairings got the opportunity to play the 2 ball scramble format and the scores returned emphasised the difficulty of the 2 ball scramble format with only 42% of the pairings shooting 40pts or more.
The best score of the day was 43pts returned by the formidable pairing of Jonny Morrison(9) & Damien Doherty(9). Jonny & Damien played some very impressive golf to shoot a 3 under gross score to amass their winning total of 43pts and will have to wait now until the Saturday players returned their missed scores to see if this score will be enough to win the weekly prize.
Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th November the Owen McDaid (Roe) Taxi & Mini-Bus Hire Winter League:
The format this weekend will be the pairings choice to try and improve on one of the previous week’s scores. With this being the last week of qualifying for a lot of pairings, the pressure will be on to get one of the coveted top 16 places which
will take the pairings through to the match play stages.
The qualifying for the Christmas Hamper has started with 0-7 handicaps needing 20pts and 8+ handicaps needing 21pts over the 9 holes to qualify.
9 Hole Competitions
A new 9 hole competition format has commenced with 3 different handicap sections 0- 11, 12-19 and 20 +. There will be a separate prize for each category and when 20 returns are made in a category this competition will close and a new one started. The entry fee is €3.00 and re-entry is also €3.00. In order for this format to operate successfully it will be imperative that players do not disclose their scores. Any scores disclosed before the competition closes will result in that player and their score being disqualified.
There are only a few places left for the new membership deal and the details are as follows; Male – €440.00, Lady – €282.00, Youth (18-23) – €225.00, Complete Beginner Male – €290.00 and Lady – €220.00. This membership will start from now 2021 and run until March 1st 2023. There is no hidden charge with all Golf Ireland and Insurance Fees included.