Majestic Lose to Old Rivals

First of all we will start with an apology to our Chairman Alex Grassic who reliably informed me he has two counties to his name and not one. Thanks for that, Alex, hopefully there’s more to come.

As Thursday the 30th March is the start of our Open, all hands are on deck to get the course ready. This year we have a new flower bed feature and hope to have it ready by Thursday.

Our Open kicks off with a 3 Ball Scramble on Thursday and Friday, with a €10 entry fee, and our main competition is on Saturday, the Martin O’Brien Scratch Cup. Martin, who sadly passed away a few years ago, was highly talented and one of the most popular players on the pitch and putt scene and that is why this event is hugely popular with a host of clubs. Martin is sadly missed by all.

Our 3 ball Scramble is sponsored by Collins Ventilation.

Last Sunday week saw our intermediate team play Bishopstown in St. Anne’s where they had a comfortable 7-2 victory. Last Sunday, however, the intermediate team suffered their first loss against their old rivals St. Anne’s in Bishopstown, losing 6-3. But all is not lost – Majestic can still get out of the group with a win next Sunday week.

Unfortunately, our seniors suffered another defeat last Sunday week, but on last Sunday they showed there is plenty of talent in this team by winning 9-0 against Lakewood in Bishopstown. Well done, lads.

Our player profile takes us to Mick Walsh. Mick has a love for pitch and putt and this was shown when he took on the role of juvenile officer, running competitions and coaching young lads. The Majestic had plenty of juveniles playing, so much so the Majestic juveniles went on to be the best in Cork county. But, as Mick says, it’s not the winning, it’s the taking part that counts. He also held numerous roles on the committee and has several titles to his name i.e. intermediate county team. Well done, Mick.

Our next player is Paul O’Sullivan. Paul didn’t start playing pitch and putt until he was about 20, so you could say he started late. He was FAS man there for 4½ years. He also held the role of captain of the club, which was a great honour. All of his titles have come with the Junior team, winning three titles. Qualifying for the All Ireland in St. Stephen’s was a great day for him a few years ago where he finished 12th. This year he has the role of PRO and is enjoying it immensely.

On Thursday March 31st, Friday April 1st, Saturday April 2nd our club will be closed to the public. There will be no green fees as this is our Open Week. If you are a member of any club, you can play.

Majestic welcomes new members, so if you fancy a new hobby, give a call in. This is a great pastime for young and old.