Club NEWS

Men’s Singles Matchplay 17th Oct

The men’s Singles matchplay was a real ding dong affair with John Paul Leonard (on right in pic) overcoming Jason Marks over the closing holes to win by 2 holes.

Ladies Doubles Matchplay 17th Oct.

Congratulations to Mary McKeever and Carol Kirwan on winning the Ladies Doubles final today from Rita O’Dwyer and Audrey Harte.

Player of the Year 2021

The Player of the Year was won by Stephen O’Donnell from Enda Ryan and Paudi Lyons. The result was in the balance until the final event.


Paul Coughlan wins the Castleknock Senior Scratch Cup

The twirl says it all!!!! Tee shot on last to a couple of feet while under severe pressure from Rob Moran

Senior Scratch Cup

The Castleknock Senior Scratch Cup (Maximum handicap 2) takes place next Saturday the 25th September. It promises to be a top class competition and at time of writing has 51 players taking part in this 36 holes comp. So if you want to see top notch golf, Castleknock is the place to be next Saturday.

A big thank you to Jim Curley of Jones Engineering for a very generous sponsorship.
Thank you also to Paul Coughlan who has used his considerable influence in attracting Ireland’s champion amateur golfers to attend.

Big names in attendance will be:
Rob Moran ( current Irish international / 2021 Ulster Strokeplay Champion
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Rob Brazil ( Irish International / 2018 West of Ireland Champion)

Colm Campbell (Irish international , Former Irish Amateur & East of Ireland winner

Jake Whelan ( 2021 Mullingar scratch cup Winner / Leinster Interpro )

This is a great opportunity for all members and Especially Juniors and their parents to enjoy an exhibition of Ireland’s great amateur golfers.


Captain’s Prize 4th September

Photo’s from the course and the prize presentation

Field for Captain’s Prize 2021

Inter-Club

Captain’s Prize

Marty’s putt on the 17th to win the match

Captains’ Drive-In

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President’s Prize Winners All

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President’s Weekend 17th July

Winners:

President Prize for Men: Paul Myler in a 3 way tie and winning on countback with 41 points.

President Prize for Ladies: Kay Murray had a comfortable win with 41 points.

President’s Prize for 5 Day: Stephen Lynch had a round of a lifetime bringing in 44 points.

President’s Prize  

Below is the planned schedule for the President’s Prize but of course there may be disruption to our planned programme due to current covid-19 restrictions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Important

Please note that to win the President’s prize you must have entered 4 qualifying club competitions (i.e. weekend competitions) in the previous 12 months.

  • Timesheet for President’s Prize will be populated by the Competition Secretary .
  • There is no planned dinner but casual dining will be available after your round of golf. Burgers will be available as usual at the 9th.

Looking forward to meeting up with you all on the 17th.

Regards, Jack



SENIOR CUP (Area Quarter Final) 9th July

Another big win yesterday for our Senior cup team of -Paul, Ruairi, Alan, Dara and Ian- over a strong Baltray side.

Coming down the 17th fairway at 2-2, the game was very much in the balance with both golfers giving as good as they got. From very good drives both the combatants struck excellent irons into about 9 feet and 4 feet (shown in photo). Paul putted first and from where we stood it looked like it was missing on the high side until close to the hole it caught the slope and found its way home. A great cheer went up from the large crowd as Coughlan raised his fist in triumph.

So the bandwagon rolls on, next up is Laytown and Bettystown in the Area Semi finals and if I were you, I wouldn’t miss it.


 



July Medal

Well done to Michael McNiffe who won the July medal after countback with a great net score of 68 playing off a handicap of 15. Losing out on the countback were Declan Murray and Michael Kenny also with 68s.

David Coughlan had the lowest gross score with a 70.


Interclub Week ending 11th July

More good Inter-club results again this week with the Metropolitian Cup team together with the Pierce Purcell and the Mixed Foursomes teams all winning handsomely.



 

Dear Members,

The Vice Captains’ Prizes (Jim Reynolds & Margo O’Donoghue) which took place last Saturday was a great success. A big thank you to the 160+ members who played in the competition to make it the successful day that it was.

Many congratulations to all the winners, in particular to both Freddie Smith and Patricia McCormack, who won the VCs prizes with magnificent scores of 42 points and 44 points respectively. Well done Freddie and Patricia. 

We will be in touch with all the prize winners shortly to make arrangements for them to receive their prizes.

Again congratulation to all the prize winners and thanks to all who played on the day.

Regards                                

Jim & Margo

Vice Captains


JIMMY BRUEN Sunday 27th June

Interclub success continued on Sunday when the Jimmy Bruen team overcame Royal Dublin by 3 matches to two on a gloriously sunny and warm afternoon. There were a good group of fans at both venues and those at Royal Dublin were treated to a superb fairway bunker shot by Marty Cahill to a couple of feet on the 17th for the match  

BARTON CUP on Saturday 26th June

Another great display by our lads against Luttrellstown -who must be sick at the sight of us. Winning the 3 matches at home was enough to secure the tie and it was great to see Karl and Mick introduce some young blood into the team which bodes well for the future. Round 2 is away to Royal Dublin who got a Bye in the 1st round. 

SENIOR CUP   

A new look Senior Cup team (Paul, Dara, Alan, Ruairi and Sam) won a very tight game in Dunshaughlin tonight with Dara sinking a 3 foot putt on the 19th for a well deserved 3/2 victory over the Black Bush side. Dara having come back from 3 down with 5 to play for his memorable win. The Quarter Final of the Leinster North Section will be against Co. Louth. Date to be decided shortly. 

Round 2 on Thursday 24th at 5.30pm with The Black Bush, 3 matches away and 2 at home.

The Senior Cup team of Paul and David Coughlan, Ian O’Connell, Alan Geraghty and Jamie Kiely won their 1st round match 4-1 against Balcarrick last Wednesday.

This week’s Inter Club Menu

JUNIOR CUP   

2nd Round

Winning our 2 matches at home, we clinched victory when Karl won the 17th away by 3/1 to drive us into the next round against the winners of Royal Dublin and Sutton….bring it on!!

The Junior Cup Team of Jason Marks, Stewart Banks, Karl Craven, Brian Fitzpatrick and Martin Cahill won a trilling encounter against a strong Hollywood Lakes team on Saturday with Martin sinking the winning putt on the 19th at Ballyboughill.

Junior Cup 2nd Round versus Luttrellstown
Confirmed for next Tuesday 22nd.

2 games in Castleknock starting at 5.20 and 3 games in Luttrellstown starting at 5.50


BARTON SHIELD 

Result: Some excellent golf played in both venues with Forrest Little coming out on top in the later stages.

Thursday 17th June: If you want to see real good golf then the place to be is in either Castleknock or Forrest Little where our best golfers will play in the Barton Shield. The format is Foursomes and kick off in both venues is 5pm. Try to be there.

Our men at home are Paul Coughlan and Ruairi Kennelly and Ian O’Connell and Alan Geraghty take the away leg.


ALL IRELAND 4 BALL

Wednesday 16th June: The All Ireland 4 ball team take on our near neighbours Luttrellstown in the local derby. Word from the camp is suggesting that Damien and Keith have put together a strong and relatively young squad to avenge the drubbing we received the last time we met some years ago. The lads are hoping for a strong turnout of fans to drive the team on. There are 3 matches away and 2 at home and the first group tee off at 4pm.

Castleknock won 3/2


JUNE MEDAL

Well done to Keith Delaney who won the June medal with a brilliant net score of 62 playing off a handicap of 22. I believe that 62 is the lowest winning score for a medal in Castleknock since it opened in 1995.

Derek O’Neill with a great 65 and his son Jack (a Junior) with 69 filled 2nd and 3rd positions while the in-form Mike Gorman was 4th.


CLUB MATCH PLAY

The Club Match play Championships are in full swing at the moment. For those involved, please remember that the 28th June is the final day to complete round 1. There can be no extensions.


Club Match play 2020

The long delayed finals of the 2020 match play were finally decided a while ago.

In the singles, Mike Gorman beat Danny Cole and in the doubles Joe Craven and Francis Hughes beat Brian Smyth and David Kealy

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