Blessington Lakes Golf Club

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Paul Dowd blows the field away

3rd August 2016 | Midweek Open Singles Stableford

Pos Name H/C Score Notes
1st Paul Dowd 12 67
2nd Niall O’Connor 5 70
Gross Sean Farrell 6 84
Cat 1 Vincent Chapman 9 77
Cat 2 Ray Murphy 16 77
Cat 3 Tom McGrath 22 71


In probably the windiest conditions seen across both days of a summer medal in years Paul Dowd (12) simply demolished the field with a stunning  score of 79, with 12 coming off that Paul’s nett  67 was good enough to win the July Medal by 3 strokes. Paul a former member of Beech Park really has settled in well and having spent some time getting use to the course Paul is now putting in some great performances and steadily  reducing his handicap towards single figures. In 2nd place came Niall O Conner (5). Niall had a brilliant round considering the wind and his effort of 75 gross has to be the best round played on the course this year, Niall signed for a net 70. The best gross prize was won by Sean Farrell with an 84. Category prizes below. Well done guys. The wind blew consistently hard over the 2 days so everyone had similar conditions this was reflected in the low birdie count of 10. Looking at the cards there were some big numbers with the 2nd in particular being particularly carnageable….is that even a word, must try it in scrabble.

Cat 1 Vinnie Chapman (9) 77

Cat 2 Ray Murphy (16) 77

Cat 3 Tom McGrath (22) 71

Blessington Lakes Golfer of the Year Sponsored by Liffey Plastics


Scoring for Golfer Of The Year (GOY) 2016.

This years golfer of the year will be decided by performances in the Leagues, Medals, Captains Prize, Presidents Prize and the Club Matchplay. Points will be awarded as Follows.

1. Medals, Spring League & Xmas Hamper: 20 points for 1st, 19 for 2nd and in corresponding descending order to 1 point for a 20th place finish.
2. Double points will be awarded in the Captains and Presidents, ie 40 points for 1st down to 2 points for 20th.
3. Winner of the Club Matchplay will receive 40 points, runner up 30 points. The beaten semi finalist will receive 15 points each