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Club Notes: 12th July 2015

These notes cover a very busy time in the Hillview P&P calendar. Feature of this period was the Hillview Open about which we will cover more later.

Pitch & Putt

Tuesday Night Scrambles:

In balmy conditions we had our best attended scramble of the year on Tuesday June 30th. The winners with the final card of the evening were the trio of Veronica Anglim, David Cahill and Adrian Anglim. Second place went to the team of Joan Donlan, Bridget Walsh and Mario Smith. A further shot behind in third place were the team of Evelyn Cahill, Anthony Mordaunt and Paddy O'Hanrahan, with the gross price going to Mary Crotty, John Cooney and Michael Kennedy. The next scramble was played in different conditions on Tuesday July 7th, with wind and a misty rain blowing across the course. The deserving winners in these miserable conditions were the trio of Mary Moloney, Anthony Mordaunt and Con Lucey, In second place and beaten only on a countback were the team of Kathleen Foran, Lorraine Creed and Danny Gibbons. The gross prize went to those serial winners - Breda Howell, John Cooney and John Fitzgerald.

Hillview Open:

This was run over three days from July 3rd to July 5th inclusively. This year's Open comprised of a scotch foresomes event on the 3rd with the 36 hole strokeplay for the Dom Kavanagh memorial trophy being played on the 4th and 5th. We are delighted to report that we had an excellent attendance for both events and a very special thanks to those people who travelled long distances to be with us. We had a terrific course for the three days - and here we must say a very special thank you to the ground staff of Richie Blanche and Richie McGrath. Thank you lads!

Scotch Foresomes Winners:

Ladies- Breda Lonergan and Jacinta Nugent, Tipp Hills

Mixed- David Cahill and Anne Fitzgerald, Hillview

Gents- Paul Sweeney and Mario Smith, Hillview

The scotch foresomes event was generously sponsored for us by the Park Hotel Clonmel and we thank them for their support.

Dom Kavanagh Memorial Trophy:

The winners in this 36 hole strokeplay event were -

Overall Winner: David Cahill, Hillview

Overall Runner Up: Pat Morris, Hillview

Overall Gross Gents: John Fitzgerald, Hillview

Overall Gross Ladies: Breda Lonergan, Tipp Hills

Gents Senior Nett: Willie John Fitzgerald, Royston

Gents Senior Gross: Noel Joyce, Hillview

Gents Inter Nett: Rory O' Hanrahan, Hillview

Gents Inter Gross: Sean Kearney, Royston

Gents Junior Nett: Seanie O' Connor, Hillview

Gents Junior Gross: Danny Gibbons, Hillview

Ladies 0 - 11 Nett: Lorraine Troy, Cunnigar

Ladies 0 - 11 Gross: Margaret Hogan, Tullamore

Ladies 12 - 18 Nett: Nora Whelan, Hillview

Ladies 12 - 18 Gross: Bridget Walsh Cunnigar

Very special congratulations to David Cahill on his return to pitch and putt and we are sure that this is only the first of many competitions he will win in the future! It was also nice to see Pat Morris, who only joined us this year, and Seanie O' Connor also amongst the winners. The presentation of prizes took place in the bar immediately afterwards and we were delighted to be joined by Laura Jones of the Park Hotel and by members of the Kavanagh family. In his speech the Club President Seamus O' Doherty thanked all who had made the weekend possible, especially the sponsors whose support is invaluable to the club.

A reminder to all that the Captains Prizes event will take place next Sunday July 19th, the support of all would be greatly appreciated.

Tennis

Munster Cups and South Tipperary Leagues.

The grade 4 ladies team and the grade 3 mixed team are through to the next round of the Munster Cup. The 4 teams in the South Tipperary League are playing every week during July.

Condon Cup The next competition is the annual Condon Cup Team Competition, this is open to players of all levels and is a great fun night, it's on Friday 31st July, at 7:30pm, signup sheet in hall.

Junior Tennis

Ella Power is organising Junior Tournaments every Tuesday and Thursday during July from 10 am to 1 pm, come along, practise your shots and coaching, meet your friends and have some fun. This is a good opportunity to practise for Junior Open Week which is scheduled to start on Sunday 9th August.

Club Lotto:

On Saturday 4th July the Hillview lotto Jackpot was worth €1,300.  The numbers drawn were 9-11-12-18.  There were 8 match 3s, who each received 20 euros. The Next Lotto Draw will be on Saturday 18th July.  The Jackpot will be worth €1,400.  Tickets are €1 each and can be bought from ticket sellers, or at the Hillview Flamingo Bingo every Monday & Friday Night or at the Club Bar every night.  Buy-ins for 2015 are now due, they are available at €45.00 for 1 year.  If you're not in you can't win.