The 2013 season officially got under way this morning with the Captain’s Drive In. This was our first major competition of the year.
A fantastic turnout of nineteen teams of four players entered the competition, an eighteen-hole Texan Scramble. The morning began in the traditional way with the two captains, Suzanne Hegarty and Pat Brady, hitting a symbolic drive from the first tee. They were watched by the large gallery, many of whom were hoping to see at least one of them duff their shot. Happily, however, both drives sailed long and true down the middle of the fairway.
The winners were Conor Steed, Billy Walsh, Noel Billane and Philip Wardick. Runners Up were Sean Farrell, Denis Hennessy, Rory Niland and Angela Seery.
The two captains, Suzanne and Pat thanked their playing partners and guests after returning a respectable gross score.
At the prize-giving, both Captains commented on the outstanding condition of the course, particularly the greens. They looked forward to their year in office, playing golf amid spectacular scenery on an excellent course, among their many friends at Blessington Lakes GC.