DUGS vs Portmarnock Golf Club – Lionel Munn Putter

10 November 2019 7:30 am

Munn Putter 2019

Desperate to avoid a fourth defeat in a row, the DUGS Munn Putter team munched their pre-match scones in silence. The team members knew that another defeat would see them banished to the  Carrickmines match.

A last minute substitution was required when Gerry Connolly sent in a sick note from London and D Conway Snr rushed to the links to replace him.

Lauder & Milltown Captain Flavin raced off to a 6 Up lead and quickly reversed back to 3 Up. Lauder blamed Flavin for the back-pedalling. DUGS Captain Duddy maintained his 100% record losing 4 down with FitzGerald to PGC Captain O’Reilly and Carr Mara winner Osbourne.

PGC’s Cashell and Caldwell, cruising to defeat at two down with five to go somehow managed to stand on the 18th tee 1Up against Canning & C Minch (returned from Pakistan for the match).  Caldwell lashed savagely at his tee shot and the ball disappeared. It may well have gone backwards. ” ***!”^%” he said and more besides.

A three course lunch was again enjoyed by the golfers before heading home for Sunday dinner. PGC Captain O’Reilly made a rambling and generally incoherent speech. No one, including himself,  appeared to know what he was talking about but he received a few generous cheers from those who were still awake. Captain Duddy responded for the DUGS (more confusion) and accepted the Putter on behalf of the DUGS. Another glorious and victorious day in the annals of the DUGS!

Match 1             C Lynch & E McCoy                 v           H Lauder & J Flavin                          3 Up

Match 2             K Dempsey & J Bolger            v            T Shanahan & K Johnston              2 Up

Match 3              E O’Brien & A Smith                v            D Conway & J Kenny                   2 Up

Match   4            T O’Reilly & J Osbourne         v            F Duddy & P FitzGerald                  4 Dn  

Match 5              B Dunnion & G Killen             v             M Minch & M Murnane              4 Up

Match 6              GDPR  Caldwell & B Cashell  v            L Canning & C Minch                      A/s

Match result: DUGS win by 7Up