Kellett on fire at Mannan Castle

The St Patrick’s Day Weekend competition was a Criss-Cross format and the winning team this year was the duo of Dennis McQuillan and Oliver Fleming. Well done lads. There’s that name again, Gerry Kellett, has definitely found his game; he was on the 2nd place team with Chris Lokko.

The St Patrick’s Day Weekend competition was a Criss-Cross format and the winning team this year was the duo of Dennis McQuillan and Oliver Fleming. Well done lads. There’s that name again, Gerry Kellett, has definitely found his game; he was on the 2nd place team with Chris Lokko.

Results of the St Patrick’s Day Criss-Cross are as follows - 1st: Dennis McQuillan (20) and Oliver Fleming (13) 51pts; 2nd: Gerry Kellet (24) and Chris Lokko (14) 50pts.

Great work has been done by hard working volunteers this week in the clubhouse where everyone pitched in.

Clubhouse manager Finbar Boylan, our Professional Kevin McGivern, Captain Shane Corr, Jimmy McCahey, Gregory McCaughey, Tom Fox and Thomas Gartlan were all busy prepping and painting and thanks to Sharon Duffy for all the running around getting supplies.

Of course we had plenty of “supervisors” stopping in to chat and give their opinions on how the work should proceed. At the end of the week our club house bar/restaurant has been transformed into a bright airy space, well done to all involved.

Our inaugural March Bank Holiday Open has one of the fullest time-sheets I’ve seen in ages, in fact there were no spaces left, almost 190 golfers booked to play on Monday.

It’s great to see such a full time-sheet, maybe it’s because our members are a friendly bunch of golfers, maybe it’s just because the weather begins to feel like Spring, perhaps it’s the fact that our course is one of the driest around and our greens are in spectacular condition, whatever the reason we hope everyone who plays golf in Mannan over the bank holiday has a great experience.

Our course is in exceptional good condition at the moment and the credit is due to the many hard working volunteers and team of groundskeepers who had the foresight to work on the drainage issues as they arose over the past years. Watch this space for the results of the Open next week.

Our Midweek Open will start on April 4/5, but our Thursday Open is still running until then and it’s great to so many men from surrounding clubs competing. Congratulations to Andrew Finegan from Rossmore who came 2nd in our Thursday Open last week.

Gerry Kellett is playing some great golf these days, one thing for sure he is not going to be playing of 24 for much longer, this is the second or third time that he’s featured in the last few weeks.

Results of the Thursday Open held on March 15 are as follows - 1st: Gerry Kellett (24) 40pts; 2nd: Andrew Finegan (10) 40pts (Rossmore); 3rd: Thomas Gartlan (17) 40pts.

I just saw the “Cowdy Inter-Club Trophy” behind the bar at Mannan, which was presented last week to last year’s Captain Seamus Whelan by J McClelland, it’s great to see it back at Mannan Castle. Congratulations again to all on being named “The Cowdy Club of the Year 2011”.