Custume Pitch & Putt Notes - Monday 26th May 2014

Custume Pitch & Putt Notes - Monday 26th May 2014

Custume Pitch & Putt Notes - Monday 26th May 2014 image

Pat Malone retains the Westmeath Senior Strokeplay Championship

Custume’s Pat Malone has retained the Westmeath Strokeplay Championship winning in Collinstown last Sunday. In 2013 Pat had home advantage and won the Strokeplay by beating Liam Buckley (Collinstown) in a 9 hole play off. Roll on 12 months, venue is Collinstown with all of Westmeath’s top senior players to the fore. Under some very bad wet weather the 36 hole pace was set by Liam Buckley at 17 under par. After that was Martin Kenny (Custume), Rene Bloem (Collinstown), Dessie Baker (Lough Owel), Larry McGinn all on 12 under. A further 2 shots back was defending champ Pat. Now going into the final round been 7 shots behind would phase most players, but not Pat. His attitude of never give up and anything is possible is why he is ranked one of the best players in the game. Remarkably Pat shot a final round of 10 under, deucing 8 of is first 9 holes finishing on a cumulative score of 20 under. Rene Bloem showed his talent by finishing with 6 birdies to post 20 under also. Martin Kenny came very close with a final round of 6 under to leave him on 18 under, claiming joint 3rd with John McDonnell.   Just like last year a 9 hole playoff for Pat but this time against the tough opponent in Rene. The momentum was with Pat when he went 3 under after 4 holes, with Rene level par. Pat won the playoff 9 holes by 6 shots. Congrats Pat on a truly great achievement on retaining the title of Westmeath Senior Strokeplay Champion. In the Inter grade once again Sean Langdon (Custume) showed his brilliance with a score of 15 under for 3 rounds. This type of scoring is in the Senior grade category and on any other day would easily win an Inter title, but unfortunately for Sean local may Gary Middleton scored an incredible 22 under for 3 rounds (beating the Senior grade), thus taking the Inter title. Congrats Sean on 2nd place and a fantastic performance. Well done to all Custume players that particpated. Must also mention fine performances from Anthony Browne, Davy Reddin & John Joyce who also made the final rounds in their respective grades. The Custume club would like to congratulate Collinstown club on the fine condition of the course and for their hospitality throughout the day.



Temple Street Children’s Hospital Fundraising event

Custume held this fundraiser event last Thursday. There was a huge turnout of players from current members, new players, young players and past members. Unfortunately the evening had to be cut short due to inclement weather but all players enjoyed the game they got to play and there was some great banter all around. Thanks to all who supported.


John Kelly Memorial

Custume Barracks held the John Kelly Memorial last Friday. Well done to all who took part in such tough conditions. Congratulations to Derek Greene who played some excellent pitch & putt on winning the tournament. Thanks to Martin Kenny (Greenskeeper), Eddie Hyland & John Joyce for preparing the course for this important annual event.





Westmeath County Board Matchplay 2014

Custume play host to this competition over Saturday/Sunday 14th/15th June. Entry sheet is available in the clubhouse.


Upcoming Fixtures

  • Monday 2nd June - Galway Mellows Scratch Cup (Martin Kenny defending Champion)
  • Fri. 30th May – Sun. 1st June – Erry Scotch Foursomes
  • Monday 2nd June – Erry Scratch Cup



The Custume club wish to extend its deepest sympathy to Jimmy & Adeline Revins and all the Taepe famiy on the recent passing of Sonny (Edwin) Teape R.I.P.