Wedges

There was no rain, a little sunshine, a dry sod and pleasant company for the final day of the Wedges Christmas Eclectic on Wednesday 21st December and what more could any golfer ask for. There was a full turnout for the competition and most remained on or returned afterwards for the buffet and presentation where the contenders waited with baited breath while the organisers Micky Connolly and Martin Taylor frantically did the final calculations and updates to determine the winner. Long time leader Fr. Gerry White failed to improve on his 42 points and, as a result was unable to withstand a late challenge from Ollie Walsh and George Crowe.  In the end it was the wily George who came out on top, returning an excellent score of 43 pts for the 14 holes, one point better than the runners up Ollie and Gerry.  Other prize winners on the day were Frankie Dolan, Pat Ryan, Nat Doonan, Brian Curran, Conor Smith, Paddy McKeown, Francis Gibbons, Joe Smith, Terry Lennon, John Maxwell, Seamus McKiernan, Noel Brady, Micky Connolly, Raymond Strong and Martin Taylor. In his address afterwards the Captain, Sean Bonner complimented Paddy McKeown and his staff for the excellent condition of the course and the organisers for the efficient manner in which the competition was run and the scores posted over the six week period.  The wedges will recommence in early March with a four week Easter Eclectic.