Competitions . Mar 03 2020 00:00 AM
18 brave players braced a rough day on the links as storm Lorenzo approached. 6 pros and 12 amateurs turned up for our first R59 of the year. With winds reaching 40+ kilometres an hour, our own Wayne Sheehan took home first nett with a great round of 76 nett. Losing out by one was Vincent Conroy with another admirable score of 77. Simon Began was the only pro in the prizes today with a credible score of 78 gross, beating Chris Farrell by 3. Hopefully, the conditions will improve for next Thursday.
Week 2 of the 2019 Race to 59 got under way in, although a stiff breeze for the competitors , it was much calmer than last weeks play during storm Lorenzo. Scoring was good with Ciaran Lavery taking the nett with a fantastic level par 66. Local boy Killian Tol was second with 67. 67 was a popular score with the gross price going to Greenore head professional Robert Giles.
Congratulations must also go to Brian Doheny who also had a 67 gross but was piped on the last 9 for a prize. However Brain did score the 1st hole in one of the 2019 Race to 59 when he aced the short 4th hole. Congratulations Brian.
The winds and rain hailed in again for week 3 of our Race to 59. There was a tough, stiff breeze throughout the day with David Brabazon prevailing as the winner scoring an outstanding 63 nett playing off 4. Pro Stuart Grehan won the gross prize with a superb round of 2 under par (64) around the links. Our own Wayne Sheehan seems to be enjoying the winner circles as he came runner up in the nett category scoring 65 nett. Gross runner up came from Pro Cameron Raymond with an impressive round of level par 66. Thank you to everybody for showing up and creating a great field. We hope to see you all again next week.
We had a good field of 47 players who played in a stiff breeze today. Scoring was good with Dermot McElroy having the best score of the day with a 2 under par 64. Shane Jenkinson from St Margarets took the gross with 66 and for the second time in 3 weeks, Robert Giles is in the the winners enclosure with his 67. Well done lads,
A very blustery day greeted the players for week 5 of our Race to 59 Series. Pro Patrick Geraghty scooped the nett prize with a fantastic level par 66. Pro Paul McBride won the gross prize with an excellent score of 67 around the links. Runner up in the nett category was Joe Morris scoring 67 nett, playing off 6. Gross runner up came from Pro Simon Bryan with an exciting round of 68. Thank you to everybody for playing and creating a great field. We hope to see you all again next week.
Week 7 of our Race to 59 was a blustery day on the links, but it did not disappoint! Cormac Sharvin was still riding the high of getting his European Tour card. He continued his good form by shooting a stellar 66 gross to win the nett prize. Robert Giles won gross second with a steady 70 in tough conditions. The Jenkinsons' turned out this week to dominate the prizes. Andre Jenkinson shot a great 67 nett to claim second this week, while son Shane won the gross with a great round of 68 nett. Thanks to everyone who took part, see you at the same time and place next week!
Pat Geraghty scooped top prize with 68 points, followed by David Brabazon. Gross Winner was Dermot McElroy and Gross Runner Up was Conor O'Rourke. Well done lads!
Week 9 of The Race to 59 brought calm conditions which allowed for some good scoring despite gentle rain. Conor O'Rouke brought his good play from tour school and came away with the winnings scoring a spectacular 62, although a couple of chances slipped by Conor which could have led him to that elusive 59. Corballis member Mark McAuley scored a 64 nett with a triple bogey on 13 to finish second. The gross was won by a regular on the leaderboard Robert Gile with a fine 64. Coming off a disappointing week at tour school, Gavin Moynihan was second in the gross with a nice 65. Thanks to everyone who took part, see you at the same time and place next week!
Week 11 of the Race to 59 brought rain for most of the morning. A few of the regulars brave the elements and took on the challenge of the links. We saw a new name to the leaderboard with Larlaith Keane from our neighbours Balcarrick GC take the winners prize with a fine 1 under par 65. Our own Dave Brabazon took second prize in the nett with a solid 66. The Gross prize went to Niall McGlynn with a 67. Next week will see our last R59 before Christmas with no event taking place the following week on St Stephens day. See you all again next week.
Superb scoring yesterday for our Race to 59 with Dermot McElroy firing in 5 birdies to win with a 4 under par 62. A bogey on 16 saw JR Gilbraith fall back to second place with a very solid 63. On count back. It was what could have been for Gavin Moynihan who had to also settle for a 63 after a closing double bogey 6 to victory away from him. And once again , Greenore’s Robert Giles finds himself in the prizes with a solid 66. A very competitive week with great scoring in tough conditions.
We had a great turnout for the Race to 59 yesterday. The amateurs came out to play yesterday and took home the goods. Nett Winner was Liam Hanney, Nett Runner Up was Daniel McKenna, Gross Winner was Chris Farrell and Gross Runner Up was Rhys Clarke.
A cool but calm day greeted the players for week 14 of the Race to 59. A very solid 4 under 62 saw Ronan Mullarney take the top spot narrowly edging out Eoin O’Brien. For the second week in a row, The Island member Rhys Clarke, found himself in the winner's enclosure taking the gross prize. The course played fantastic, with the greens once again running fast at 10 on the stimp. The tee sheet is now open for next week and you can book your slot via any of the links above or by calling the pro shop on (01) 843 4000.
The fog lifted and calm conditions greeted the competitors for the Race to 59 this week. Good scoring from Killian Tol and Graeme Coyne had them finish 1st and 2nd nett respectively. Jonathan Yates from Naas GC came away with the gross scoring a solid 67 while edging out Greenore GC’s Robert Giles on the back 9. Robert is no stranger to the winner’s enclosure and once again showed his game is well suited to the testing links.
A sunny but frosty start for our competitors in week 16 of our Race to 59. Stuart Grehan fired six birdies during his round, which pushed him to the top scoring a spectacular 62. Corballis Captain Wayne Sheehan and member Mark McAuley shared the nett this week with 65’s with Wayne edging Mark out on countback. Looking forward to next week already.
Scoring conditions proved difficult with a stiff breeze blowing across the links. Mathew Hickson took first place nett this week with a solid 65. Last year's Race to 59 winner, Tim Rice took gross with a level par 66. Usually accustomed to warmer climates in recent times, Daniel Beatie returned 1 over par 67 to take the runner up spot.
Rain and blustery winds were the conditions for week 18 of our Race to 59. Matthew Hickson took the winners prize for the second week running with an impressive 64! Michael McGinty won gross with a fine 71 beating regular Pat Geraghty into second on the back 9. The greens were running fast and along with the blustery winds, conditions were tough. There’s only a few weeks left until the final - book your tee time now by using any of the links provided.