Hillview Scratch Cup 2017

Hillview Scratch Cup 2017

A  cracking day, a cracking turnout and a cracking competition pretty well sums up  Scratch Cup day in Hillview last Sunday. By the time the overworked team in the entry kiosk closed shop a total of 151 players from all over the country  had checked in.

Hillview is a difficult course at the best of times, but after the recent dry spell it was especially so, with it proving difficult to hold pitches and putts on the numerous sloping greens. Despite these difficult conditions , and with at least 5 of the top ten Gents players in the country competing  scoring was excellent particularly in the Gents grades. It was very late in the day before we were in a position to announce the podium places for the various grades as follows:


Ladies – 0-12 grade – winner- Mary Murray Rocklodge,

               13+ grade – winner Margaret Courtney Riverdale

Gents Junior Cup (Sponsored by Hillview Sports Club)

                                      Winner- Kyle Kennedy Tipp Hills

                                       Runner up- Adrian Anglim Hillview

                                       Last 18 – Billy Nolan Parteen

Gents Intermediate Cup ( sponsored by Dermot Phelan Grounds Contractor)

                                      Winner – Shaun Ryan Larkspur Park

                                      Runner up- John Martin Tipp Hills

                                      Last 18 – Martin Baird Bagnelstown   

Gents Senior Cup (The Paddy Power Memorial – sponsored by O’Sullivan Insuance)

                                       Winner – Tom Hanley Bruff

                                       Runner up – John Cahill Fermoy

                                       Last 18 – Michael Kennedy Tipp Hills

For the presentation of the prizes which took place in the Clubhouse we were joined by John O’ Sullivan and Dermot Phelan with Club President Seamus O’Doherty and a large crowd of players and their supporters. In his address Seamus thanked all who played especially those who travelled. He also thanked John and Dermot for their support, without which the day would not have happened. Finally Seamus thanked all in the club who had helped organize and run the the event , without their help the day would not have been the success it was.