Course Open



What a  superb day we had in Rosslare GC for John McCormack’s Prize. There wasn’t a cloud in the sky, there was a light breeze and the course was in magnificent condition. So no excuses then.

 We had invited our Education Partners to join us for the day and were delighted that Ryan Bell from Obbi Golf, Paul Dignan and John Butler, from Estrella Galicia and Carlow Brewing, came along for the day. Alister Kerr from Golf Genius set up the tournament using their software and that allowed those in the clubhouse to see the scores when they came in. We had a fantastic turnout on the day with a few guests as well to add into the mix.

Rosslare GC pulled out all the stops to make it a memorable day and boy did they succeed. Jerry Foley, recently appointed GM, had his team in full hospitality mode and they were terrific. Vice- Captain Richard Kennedy was on hand at the first tee to greet everyone teeing off and Chairman Michael Roche also took an active part in the proceedings.

The winners were as follows.


1st           Paul Dignan- Education Partner, Estrella Galicia

2nd          John Butler- Education Partner Estrella Galicia

3rd          Ian Barrett- Delgany Golf Club, guest of Patrick Bradshaw.

Team Event: Paddy Dean CCM, Malone GC, Paul Dignan, John Butler,(Estrella Galicia)

Ryan Bell Obbi Golf.

President John McCormack’s Prize.

1st           Michael McCormack CMDip- CMAE          38 points

2nd          Barry Ramsey, Letterkenny GC                   38 points

3rd          Jim Quinn CMDip, Sutton GC                      38 points

4th          Jerry Foley, Rosslare GC                               38 points

5th          Pat Barrett, CMDip, Lucan GC                      35 points

6th          Tom Whelan                                                    34 points

7th          Bernard Gibbons                                            34 points