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|May 2018 - Carton House (O'Meara)|
Carton House never fails to impress, fantastic weather, stunning scenery and the golf wasn't too bad either ! Brian Murphy went one better and won after his second place finish at St. Margarets... a marked man going forward ! Check HERE for full results.
|April(2) 2018 - St. Margarets|
Another great outing to St. Margarets which seldom dissapoints. Congratulations to debutant Peter Manley on bringing in a fine score of 39 points on the day. Check HERE for full results.
|Singles Matchplay 2017|
The final of the Singles Matchplay 2017 was finally contested and congratulations to David Flynn on pipping Conor Mahon to the winning line. Check HERE for full results.
|April(1) 2018 - Millicent|
The first outing of 2018 took place at Millicent on 7th April 2018. Check HERE for full results.
|Presidents 2017 - Castleknock|
The final outing of 2017 took place at Castleknock, where Mick Devereux stormed home as victor with 38 points, so not only taking 1st on the podium for the day he also captured 1st place in Golfer of The Year ! Check HERE for full details.
|Captains 2017 - Luttrellstown|
A very fitting venue for our Captains Prize and it served up a treat of a day, the greens were fast the fairways impeccable, and the quality of the golf matched it's surroundings. Darren Kenny gained his first victory on the HHGS tour, doing so with great style breaking the 40 point barrier. Check HERE for full details.
|June 2017 - Palmerstown House|
The original PGA National was a wonderful setting for our 4th outing of the year, the HHGS's first visit to this venue and somewhere we will certainly look to return to, absolutely stunning parkland. Congratulations to Luke McShane who tamed the course the most on the day ! Check HERE for full details.
|May 2017 - Trim (Co. Meath)|
A chilly morning for May, but it certainly didn't freeze the scores ! It was a family affair with Father and Son, Walter and Matthew Rockett taking 1st and 2nd, congratulations ! Check HERE for full details.
|Singles Matchplay 2017|
The draw has been completeted for the 2017 Singles Matchplay competition. Check HERE for full details.
|May 2017 - Trim (Co. Meath)|
The HHGS's third outing for 2017 will take place at Co. Meath (Trim) Golf Club. Check HERE for full details.
|April 2017 - Heritage|
The HHGS's second outing for 2017 will take place at The Heritage in Killenard, and should prove a fantastic day for all. Check HERE for full details.
|March 2017 - Moyvalley|
Even with the somewhat "damp" conditions and the "heavy" ground there were some decent scores posted on our first outing of the year. Three new 2017 members appeared on the podium with Matthew Rockett at the apex. Check HERE for full results.
Membership now open for the 2017 Seasons, submit your interest here.
The schedule for the 2017 seasons has been officially confirmed and it promises to be another very exciting year on the HHGS tour. Three new ventures for the HHGS this year, Moyvally, The Heritage and Palmerstown Stud. We are returning to Luttrellstown this year for the Captains. HERE for the full schedule.
|Singles Matchplay 2016|
This years Singles Matchplay final was contested by Thierry Bilger and Martin Duggan, as with last year both would result in new names on the trophy. It was Thierry's second final in three years, and the experience obviously paid off as he came away victoroius ! Well done Thierry !. Full details check HERE.
|Golfer Of Year 2016|
A new name will appear on the Golfer of the Year shild in 2016 ! Congratulations to Dara Ambury winning this years title, he was the most consistent golfer through the year and ensured David Flynn did not achieve the hat trick ! Check HERE for full details.
|September 2016 - Captains Prize - Powerscourt (East Course)|
Captains prize for 2016 saw the HHGS going to Powerscourt for the first time. It proved to be a stern test for all except one, Walter Rockett managed somehow to negotiate the extremely undulating greens and bring in a great score of 35pts. Full results can be found at HERE.
|August 2016 - Presidents Prize - Carton House|
Presidents prize for 2016 took place in Carton House on the O'Meara course. Our second venture to Carton House, and a thoroughly enjoyable day it was. The scoring conditions were perfect, and the scores reflected it. This was undoubtedly the highest scoring outing in HHGS history, with three players breaching the 40 point mark, and three more with greater than 36 points. On top of the pile emerged Thomas Rickard, just his second outing with the HHGS and a well deserved win. Full results located HERE.
|July 2016 - St. Margarets|
The July outing saw the HHGS returning to one of our old haunts, St. Margarets, and true to form local man Gerry Haskins was the one to beat, congrats Gerry. Full results located HERE.
|June 2016 - Druids Heath|
The June outing saw the HHGS heading to Druids Heath for the first time, and it proved to be a very challenging day indeed, not helped by the thunderstorm which virtually flooded the course for a period of time. Congratultions to John Bergin who just about won on a countback with 26 points. Check HERE for full results.
|May 2016 - Lisheen Springs|
Second outing of 2016 schedule was completed on Saturday 14th of May, our second trip to Lisheen. Congratultions to Mick Devereux on demolishing the competition with 36 points. Check HERE for full results.
|Singles Matchplay 2016|
The draw for the 2016 Singles Matchplay Competition is now live ! Check HERE for full details.
|April 2016 - Tulfarris|
First outing of 2016 schedule was completed on Saturday last 9th of April, a HHGS debut to Tulfarris. A definite challenge and a wonderful course, which was matched by some good scoring. Congratultions to Martin Duggan on blowing away the field with 37 points to secure his first HHGS victory and on his debut as well ! Check HERE for full results.
The schedule for the 2016 seasons is officially confirmed and it looks to be a very exciting year on the HHGS tour. There are a number of new courses debuting on the HHGS tour and these are quite prestigious, Tulfarris, Druids Heath and Powerscourt. Sadly for the first time we will not be going to Mountrath but hopefully will return there next year. Check HERE for the full schedule.
|Singles Matchplay 2015
This years Singles Matchplay final was contested by Gerald Owens and David McAllister, both would be new names on the trophy. It was Ger's turn to get his name etched on the cup, just about getting over the line 1up. Full details check HERE.
|Turkey Shoot 2015|
The 2015 Turkey Shoot took place on 14th November in Corballis Links. An extremely wet day where the very brave folk who togged out managed to last 12 holes... Well done lads.
|Golfer Of Year 2015|
The 2015 crown of Golfer Of The Year was retained by last years winner David Flynn. Dave is the 2nd person to have ever retained the title over two years, can he make it a hat trick in 2016 !! Check HERE for full details.
|September 2015 : Castleknock, Presidents|
Congratulations to Brian Hstings on winning the Presidents Prize for 2015, just like Warren last month this is his first ever win. Check HERE for full details.
|August 2015 : Killeen Castle, Captains|
Congratulations to Warren Swalbe on winning the Captains Prize for 2015, his first ever win and a great time to do it, in what could only be described as "challenging" conditions at Killeen Castle. Check HERE for full details.
|July 2015 : Mountrath|
Our annual outing to Mountrath took place on Saturday 25th July, and the course was in pristine condition, a real shame only we had such low turnout for this outing. Congratulations to John Bergin on mastering the course with 31 points. Check HERE for full details.
|June 2015 : St. Margarets|
June 2015 outing for the HHGS saw a return also to St. Margarets. This month it was Thierry Bilger's turn to come home victorious, pipping Brian Hastings on the back 6 to record his first win on the HHGS tour. Check HERE for full details.
|May 2015 : Grange Castle|
Second outing of 2015 saw the HHGS return to Grange Castle for a regular season outing for the first time in quite a number of years. A great turnout exceeding the original booked tee-time which hopefully will continue for the rest of the season. Congratulations to Gerry Haskins on bringing in 37 points on the day. Check HERE for full details.
|Singles Matchplay 2015|
The draw is now complete for the 2015 Singles Matchplay competition. Some interesting pairings for the first round. Check HERE for full details.
|April 2015 : Lisheen Springs|
First outing of 2015 Calender took place on Saturday 11th Apr in Lisheen Springs, a full compliment of players on te time sheet, conditions proved to be challenging on the day with a small bit of wind and very fast greens. Congratulations to John Bergin on his victory with 32 Points. Check HERE for full details.
|September 2014 : Luttrellstown Castle|
A wonderful day was had in Luttrellstown Castle, it was All-Ireland Football Final day where Kerry was victorious, but in Luttrellstown it was Castleknock native James Cleere who broke the winners tape with a fantastic 36 points. Check HERE for full details.
|Captains : August 2014 : Carton House|
Big Major of the 2014 Calendar took place in the illustrious Carton House Golf Course on Sunday 24th of August. Gerry Haskins literally trounced all opposition with an tremendous 43 points !! Check HERE for full details.
|July 2014 : Mountrath|
First Major of the 2014 Calendar took place in Mountrath. The course was in pristine condition and gets tougher and tighter every year. This didn't phase Robert Stone who cruised to victory in this years Presidents two points clear of his nearest competitor. Check HERE for full details.
|June 2014 : Dunmurry Springs|
Congratulations to David Flynn on winning his first outing on the HHGS tour, many more to come. Check HERE for full results.
|May 2014 : Balcarrick|
2nd outing of 2014 season kicked off last Saturday 10th of May. Congrats to Darragh O'Brien on returning to the winning podium !. Check HERE for full details.
|April 2014 : Beaverstown|
The 2014 season kicked off on saturday 5th, somewhat drizzly but otherwise good conditions. Congratulations to Walter Rocket, just pipping Captain James Cleere past the post. Check HERE for full details.
Folks 2014 has arrived and with it a new schedule for our golfing year, this year sees a mix of new and old, with the HHGS heading back to some regular yearly haunts (Mountrath, Luttrellstown), and then revisiting some old stomping grounds (Beaverstown, Balcarrick) and some new ones (Carton House, Dunmurry Springs). All in all should be a great year. Check HERE for full schedule.
|November 2013 : Millicent|
The traditional 3 club scramble.... and it threw up the usual conundrums... bring a putter or not !! Congratulations to Matt Keenan, Gerry Haskins, Michael Haskins and Margaret King... bringing in a gross score of level par... Check HERE for full details.
|September 2013 : Luttrellstown|
The day for James... two of them in the HHGS and they managed to come in 1st and 2nd in Luttrellstown. James McConnell even with a penalty point managed to pip James Cleere by just one point. But James Cleers had his own victory, this round ensured he won HHGS Golfer Of The Year for the first time. Check HERE for full results.
|August 2013 : Woodlands|
Either the course was playing easy or there were a lot of golfers on form for the August outing in Woodlands, with a number of players breaking the SSS+2 for the first time this year. On top of the pile was Brian Keenan who breached 40 points !! Check HERE for full results.
|July 2013 : Mountrath : Presidents|
Congratulations to Margaret King on her 1st victory on the HHGS Tour !, Margaret was runner-up in last months Captains, she made amends this month to win the Presidents !. Check HERE for full results.
|June 2013 : Roganstown : Captains|
Congratulations to John Devereux on his 2nd Captains title on the HHGS Tour !, scoring was pretty close and he just pipped Margaret King on a countback. Check HERE for full results.
|May 2013 : Hollywood Lakes|
Congratulations to James Cleere on his 2nd win on the HHGS Tour ! Hope the hailstones weren't too bad for folk. Check HERE for full results.
|April 2013 : Nass|
Congratulations to Gerry Haskins on another win on the HHGS Tour ! Coming in some 5 points clear of the field with 36 points in Naas on Saturday 20th 2013. Check HERE for full results.
|October 2012 : Corballis Links - Turkey Shoot|
The final fun outing of the year took place in Corballis on Sat 20th October, where the traditional 3 club scramble was tested on a somewhat soggy links course, one could say luckily it was a links as anywhere else would surely have been closed !!. Congratulations to Darragh, Derek and Thierry on winning, but only just 0.75 was the margin ! Check HERE for full results.
|2012 Singles Matchplay Competition|
Congratulations to Anthony O'Brien on defeating matchplay stallworth Darragh O'Brien in the final of the 2012 Singles Matchplay competitiion, which was held in Roganstown on Friday 28th of September. Anthony was pipped in last years final but bounced back very successfully this year to snatch a well earned victory and it will sit nicely with his retaining of the Golfer of the Year trophy. Click HERE for full competition results.
|September 2012 : Luttrellstown Castle|
Our 2nd visit to Luttrellstown was the venue for this years final singles outing on Sunday 16th September. A tad breezy but that didn't effect Dara Ambury on blitzing the field with 38 points. Check HERE for full results.
|Captains Day : August 2012 : New Forest|
New Forest, and off the white tees, certainly not for the faint hearted especially the 16th 206 Yard par 3 on top of a hill with a stiff left to right breeze ! Congratulations to Victor Olaoya on winning the Clart Jug for 2012, one of only two players to break 30 points on the day. Check HERE for full results.
|July 2012 : Mountrath|
July outing for 2012 was held at the annual venue of Mountrath on Sat 28th July.Another great day out was had by all. Congrats to Guillaume Bodiguel on winning his first outing on the HHGS tour and the Presidents to boot !. Check HERE for full results. Next up Captains day in New Forrest.
|June 2012 : Bray|
June outing for 2012 was held in Bray on Sat 9th, a glorious day with some absolutely fantastic views over the Wicklow mountains and Dublin bay. Whilst there was a number of climbs on the course, the views make it worth it, and with the sun shining a very pleasant day out, and a good test of golf as well, especially the greens. Congratulations to Brian Keenan on winning his 2nd tournament of 2012 in three attempts, finishing 5 shots clear of the field, even reducing his score by 3 penalty shots didn't deter his victory, I feel a scissors moment coming on !!. Check HERE for full results.
|May 2012 : Rathcore |
May outing for 2012 was held in Rathcore on Sat 19th, a little chilly, with a stiff breeze which managed to keep the scoring down. Congrats to Anthony O'Brien on finished 4 clear of the rest of the field and kick starting his challenge of retaining the Golfer of the Year shield. Check HERE for full results.
|April 2012 : Naas |
The 2012 HHGS season kicked off in Naas Golf Club on Sat 14th. A beautiful day if somewhat chilly. Congrats to Brian Keenan on bring the clear winner on the day. Check HERE for full results.
|Penalty/Extra Points 2012|
For 2012 we are changing how penalty's operate in the HHGS. Up to now we view penalty's as shots that either reduced or increased your handicap whilst playing in that outing. These are now being considered as Penalty/Extra Shots. So you will play off your society handicap and at the end of the round the number of penalty/extra poiints will be applied to your score. This ensures that penalties and extra points are definitely applied. See Rules for full details.
The 2012 calendar of events has now been completed, and a very interesting mix of old and new courses for this year. Check HERE for full schedule.
|November 2011 : Turkey Shoot : Grange Castle|
The 2011 HHGS Turkey Shoot took place in what is becoming the regular venue for the event now, Grange Castle Golf Club on Sat 12th of November. A beautiful days weather ensured an enjoyable day out for all. Congrats to Cormac, Gerry and James on winning what turned out to be a very tight competition. Check HERE for full results.
|September 2011 : Arklow Golf Links |
Arklow was the venue for the final singles outing of 2011, a first time visit there by the HHGS, it proved to be a stern test with a winning score of just 29 points by John Bergin. Check HERE for full details.
|Augist 2011 : Castlewarden |
Congragulations to Gerry Haskins on posting a cracking 39 points to win the HHGS August 2011 outing in Castlewarden. Click HERE for full results.
|July 2011 : Mountrath |
Our traditional jaunt to Mountrath took place on July 23rd. Again a cracking day was had by all, and the course was probably in the best condition of all the years we've viisted, with the greens in particular being incredibly tricky. Congratulations to Derek Garvey on bringing on 37 points and the only player to breach CSS on the day. Click HERE for full results.
|June 2011 : Luttrellstown Castle : Captains|
Captains Prize 2011 took place in Luttrellstown Castle on 25th June. Cracking result with Brendan Walsh shooting the round of his life to date getting 41 points. Click HERE for full results.
|May 2011 : Knockanally Golf Club : Results|
May outing took place in Knockanally Golf club on 21st of May, A blustery day but at least the rain mostly held off. Congratulations to Brendan Walsh on winning on his very first HHGS outing !!. Click HERE for full results.
|May 2011 : Knockanally Golf Club|
Next outing of 2011 will be held in Knockanally Golf club on 21st of May, Click HERE for full details.
|2011 Singles Matchplay Competition|
Draw for the 2011 Singles took place on friday 15th April, Click HERE to check the draw.
|April 2011 : Naas Golf Club|
First outing of 2011, was held in glorious conditions in Naas Golf Club and a good turn out to boot. Congratulations to Darragh O'Brien bringing in 39 Points on the day. Click HERE for full results.
|2011 Singles Matchplay Competition|
Draw for the 2011 Singles matchplay will take place on friday 15th April, so get your name in before then. Click HERE to check the draw.
|2011 Schedule Now Complete|
2011 schedule is now complete, nows the time you plan your holidays around these dates !!. Click HERE to check the schedule.
|2011 Membership Now Open|
As with every passing of a new years eve, comes the dawning of a new golfing season !! with that in mind the HHGS are now taking members for the 2011 season. Remember all levels of golfing ability are welcome... in fact we insist on having a bit of craic !. Click HERE to submit your interest.
|October 2010 : Grange Castle Golf Club : Turkey Shoot|
The final outing of the year, our traditional Turkey Shoot was held in Grange Castle on 16th of October 2010, this year numbers were on the low side, with just 11 participants making up 4 teams. Congratulations go to Team 3 comprising of Matt Keenan, Declan Lonergan and Wayne Scully, on bringing on a record scramble score of 52.50. Click HERE for full results.
|September 2010 : Corrstown Golf Club|
The final singles outing of the year took place on Saturday 18th September 2010 in Corrstown Golf Club (River + Orchard). The top three contenders for Golfer of the Year duely togged out for battle however with a 6 point lead going into the last round it was Darragh O'Briens to lose and he managed to hold his nerve and bring the title home for his first time !!. Even though the day started of very wet it did dry up for the back nine, this still didn't deter the scoring. Congratulations to John Devereux on carding a wonderful 39 points on the day. Click HERE for full results.
|August 2010 : Captains Prize : St. Margarets Golf Club|
Second major of 2010 took place on 21st of August in St. Margarets Golf Club, a wonderful venue for the Captains and a HHGS first visit to this course. Congratulations to Mick Devereux who managed to land on top of the pile, by the narrowest of margins. Click HERE for full details.
|July 2010 : Presidents Prize : Mountrath Golf Club|
First major of 2010 took place on 24th of July in Mountrath Golf Club. It was a hot sticky day with the constant threat of a thunderstorm, yet the only water that dripped was sweat from each brow and the occasional missed droplet of water from a tilted water bottle. Congratulations to Declan Lonergan arriving in with 38 points on the day. His acceptance speach included : "Thanks Matt for the generous handicap.", and the reply : "I can guarantee thats the LAST time those words will be uttered !". Click HERE for full results.
|June 2010 : Rathcore Golf Club|
Third outing of 2010 took place on 19th of June in Rathcore Golf Club. Congratulations to Derek Garvey on his victory with 36 points. Click HERE for full results.
|May 2010 : Castlewarden Golf Club|
Second outing of 2010 took place on 23rd of May in Castlewarden Golf Club. What a day... a complete scorcher... and one person really did burn up the course... Chris Andrews with 43 points. Click HERE for full results.
|April 2010 : Millicent Golf Club|
First outing of 2010 took place on 24th of April in Millicent Golf Club. A cracking day was had in beautiful early summer condiitons. Congratulations to new member Wesley Burke on coming in with 36 pts to take victory. Click HERE for full results.
|2010 Membership Now Open|
The HHGS are now taking members for the 2010 season. Click HERE to submit your interest.
|Turkey Shoot 2009 : Grange Castle|
Grange Castle was the venue for this years traditional turkey shoot, and it saw the return of the 3 Club Scramble !!, liked by most but hated by some !. Teams were drawn randomly on the morning from three seeded groups, and it certainly proved to be an excellent means of picking teams. Team 3 comprising of Matt Keenan, Dave Savage, and Captain Ruth Craig emerged clear victors on the day thanks to Ruth's birdie putt on the 17th !!
Click HERE for full results.
|Singles Matchplay 2009 Final |
Congratulations to Darragh O'Brien on overcoming Mick Devereux 1 Up in the final of this years Singles Matchplay competition. This is the 2nd successive year Mick has been defeated in the final, roll on next year Mick !!
Click HERE for full results.
|September 2010 : Co. Meath GC (Trim)|
The final singles outing of the 2009 season and Co. Meath Golf Course was a very fitting battleground for the Golfer Of The Year showdown between Walter Rockett, Mick Devereux and Darragh O'Brien. It really was Walter's to lose, Darragh had to shoot a minimum of 35 and hope Walter shot 28 or less to tie, Mick a further point behind needed a minimum of 36 to tie.
Mick arrived into the club house with an impressive 38 Points so the gauntlet was definitely thrown down to Walter, who now needed to arrive in with a minumum of 31 pts to claim the trophy for his second time this decade and to stop Mick from retaining it.
Darragh arrived in with 32 pts So unfortunately was out of the race.
So with bated breath and a stiff drink Mick awaited Walters arrival, and as luck would have it Walter did the exact minimum required and brought in precisely 31 pts, to take the Golfer of the Year 2009 by the smallest of margins, a single point !! Congratulations Walter.
Let's not forget the actual victor on the day, Dara Ambury shooting a fantastic 39 points !!
Click HERE for full results.
|Presidents Prize : August 2009 : Castelewarden GC |
Our annual Presidents Prize took place in Castlewarden GC on Sun August 23rd. Our first visit to Castlewarden, and I'd like to think it won't be our last. Standing on the first tee however was very daunting as a literal gale was blowing straight into your face. Congraulations to Walter Rocket who wins his 2nd Major in two years !!. Click HERE for full results.
|Captains Prize : July 2009 : Mountrath GC |
Our annual Captains Prize took place in Mountrath GC on Sat July 25th. A great day and a new name on the Claret Jug ! Congrats to Gerry Haskins, our incoming Captain for 2010 !! Click HERE for full details.
|June 2009 : Baltinglass GC |
June 13th was the date, and Baltinglass Golf Club was the venue, great crowd, great weather, and long climbs !! Congratulations to Mick Devereux coming out of a very crowed field for victory with 29 points. Click HERE for full details.
|May 2009 : Newbridge GC |
The second outing of 2009 took place last weekend in Newbridge Golf Cliub. Congratulations to Kevin Scully, His first victory on the HHGS tour and only his 2nd outing !!. Click HERE for full results.
|Singles Matchplay 2009 Draw |
The draw for the 2009 singles matchplay competition took place over the weekend, and some interesting 1st round games... Click HERE for full details.
|April 2009 : Woodlands GC |
First outing of the 2009 season took place in Woodlands Golf Club on 4th of April, although a cool start the day finished in glorious sunshine. Tight finish with Darragh O'Brien coming out on top after a tie break with Gerry Haskins. Click HERE for full results.
|2009 Schedule Complete|
The HHGS schedule for 2009 season is now complete. Click HERE for full details. There's a good mix of old favourites coupled with some new never visited courses.
|2009 Membership Now Open|
The HHGS are now taking members for the 2009 season. Click HERE to submit your interest.
|Singles Matchplay 2008 Final|
The final of the Singles Matchplay 2008, and it was brother vs brother !!, The two Devereux's have made their way to the final and did battle Mono-a-Mono in Nuremore Golf & Country Club in Carrickmacross. A true battle ensued, but it was the younger brother who emerged victorious, John gets his name on the trophy for the 2nd time. Congrats John. Full details available Here
|Turkey Shoot 2008|
The Turley Shoot for 2008 will take place in Christy O'Connor (Sillogue Park) on saturday 8th of November. Full details available Here
|September 2008 : Newbridge|
The final singles outing for 2008 was held at Newbridge Golf Club. Congraulations to John Devereux winning at a canter with 37 points !!. Full outing details : Here.
|Presidents 2008 : Woodlands|
The second major of 2008 took place in Woodlands Golf Club, and thanks to all who braved the elements, on what has become a typical Irish summers day.... Wet and miserable. This didn't affect Mick Devereux though who went on to win by a 6 point margin ! 40 Points !!! Congrats.. Full outing results : Here.
|Captains 2008 : Mountrath|
The first major of 2008 took place in Mountrath Golf Club, and what a day, the rain clouds disappeared and sub-tropical conditions were their substitute. The warm dry conditions proved to be the tonic as the scoring was excellent. Captain Paul Stanley had the high score of the day but unfortunately could not take his own prize, so it was Walter Rockett with an excellent 37 pts who took the honours. Walter will be the first name on the new Captains Perpetual Claret Jug !! Full outing results : Here.
|June 2008 : Glebe|
The 3rd outing of 2008 took place on 14th of June 2008 in Glebe Golf Club. Some high scoring with Mick Devereux and Brian Keenan both scoring 37 points, but Mick just pipped Brian with a slightly better back 9. Full Results.
|May 2008 : Bellewstown|
The 2nd outing of 2008 took place on 10th of May 2008 in Bellewstown Golf Club. When you drive into the car park and see motorised golf carts parked 3 deep, it should be taken as a sign that there might be some climbs in store. Well there was a few but that nor the thunder and lightning didn't deter the Happy Hookers from trudging the fairways of Bellewstown. Congratulations to Matt Keenan on winning with 34 points. Full Outing Results.
|April 2008 : Dunmurry Springs|
The first outing of 2008 took place on 5th of April 2008 in Dunmurry Springs Golf Club just outside Kildare town. A somewhat chilly start to the day, but it warmed up as the day progressed, some of the climbing helped keep the bodies warm. Congratulations to Dara Ambury on his first win on the HHGS Tour.Full Results.
The 2008 Schedule is nearing completion, and contains three new courses, never played by the Hookers before, so should prove to be an exciting start to the new season.
|Turkey Shoot 2007|
The Turley Shoot for 2007 took place in Elmgreen Golf Centre on saturday 17th of November. The forecasted storm only managed to harden the resolve of the participants. The winning team contained two of last years winning team and the third member won the previous year, so me thinks these will have to be split apart for 2008. Congrats to the "Remains Of The Day", comprising of Darragh O'Brien, Walter Rockett and Dave Savage. Full results available Here
|Singles Matchplay Final 2007|
The final contenders for the Singles Matchplay 2007 were been confirmed, Matt Keenan and John Devereux. This was a rematch of the first ever Singles Matchplay final held in 2003 where John was the victor then 2&1. The venue this time around was Rathcore Golf & Country Club, and a fitting venue indeed, neither had played it before. John started the better and was three up after 7 holes, but then Matt decided it was time to play some golf and 4 holes later he was 1 up, after a par, par, birdie, birdie purple patch. Matt was 3 up after 15 holes, and amazingly no holes had been halved at this stage so it was fitting that the first halved hole, the par 3 16th was to decide the match. Matt winning 3&2. This makes it 2 years in succession where Matt has gained the honours of Singles Matchplay Champion and Golfer of The Year... Can he do the hatrick in 2008 ?
|Turkey Shoot 2007|
The Turley Shoot for 2007 will be held in Elmgreen Golf Centre on saturday 17th of November. It will be the usual format of 3 person team scramble.
|September 2007 : Castlecomer|
The final singles outing of the year was help in Castlecomer GC on saturday 29th of September. A great day was had, on what was definitely one of the tougher courses played this year where stamina and physical fitness were a must, especially for the climb to the 11th tee box. Congratulations to Matt Keenan, bringing in a score of 37pts and his 2nd win on the HHGS tour this year. Also guaranteed him the Golfer of the Year merit for the 2nd successive year.
|Presidents Day : August 2007 : Highfield|
The second major of the year took place in Highfield GC. It's been five years since our last outing in Highfield, most enjoyable then and even though the greens were somewhat water logged, making putting interesting, an enjoyable day was had by all, and everyone actually showed up !!. Kevin Shally emerged victorious scoring 39pts on a day where conditions were tough, to take his first ever Major.
|Captains Day : July 2007 : Mountrath|
The first major of the year took place in Mountrath GC on saturday 28th of July. A great day was had and even a reasonable turnout. New member Mick Devereux came in well ahead of the field with 37pts, which was a great score considering the toughness of the course after all the recent rain.
|June 2007 : Sillogue|
Third outing of 2007 took place in Sillogue Park GC (Christy O'Connor) on saturday 16th June. The course was in the best condition I have ever witnessed. A new winner on the HHGS tour, new member Brian Keenan came in well ahead of the field with 38pts.
|May 2007 : Kilcock GC|
Second outing of 2007 took place in Kilcock GC on saturday 19th May, the turn out was unfortunately poor, but for those who did brave it, were rewarded. The wind blew strong but that did not deter Matt Keenan from bringing in 35 pts for victory. Followed closely by Walter Rockett on 34 pts.
|April 2007 : Bodenstown GC|
First outing of 2007 took place in Bodenstown GC and it proved to be a great day out. Walter Rocket was victor on the day.
|Singles Matchplay 2007|
The draw has been made for the singles matchplay competition 2007. Some very interetsing matches have managed to come up.... Click Here for full draw.
|Turkey Shoot 2006 : Elmgreen December 2nd 2006|
A Fitting end to a great year, the Turkey Shoot was a great success, and we defintely got the best weather of the stormy weekend !! Congrats to Walter, Darragh and Gerry for bringing in a net 51 !!! Click Here for full results.
|Singles Matchplay 2006 Final
The final of the Singles Matchplay took place at Lucan Golf Club on Monday afternoon 23rd of October. A unusally warm sunny afternoon for late october. Ronan started off the strongest and was 1up after 4 holes, but 3 holes later the match was all square again. After that it was 1up or all square right up to the 18th, where Matt was 1up on the tee box, knowing all that was needed was to half the hole, Matt's approach was on the back of the green, so Ronan had to go for it and pulled it slightly into the left green side bunker, Ronan chipped out to 15 feet, and Matt lagged his putt to 3 feet. Ronan's putt rolled 3 feet past the hole, at which point he conceded the hole and the Match. So at his 2nd time of trying, Matt has become the first player to hold both Singles Matchplay and Golfer of The Year at the same time. In 2003, he was pipped by John Devereux in the final of the Matchplay. Full Details click here.
|Singles Matchplay 2006
The seond finalist has now been decided for this years Singles Matchplay competition, and it's a repeat finalist, Ronan French defeated Liam Merwick on the 22nd hole, in an epic encounter. Ronan who was in last years final and lost it to Liam, was very keen to make amends for losing, and will surely be the favourite to win, even though he faces another previous finalist Matt Keenan. Should be a good battle.
|September : Co. Meath
The final singles outing of the year was held in County Meath Golf Club in Trim, on Saturday 16th of September, and a glorious day out it was. The timesheet was full with people thinking about the Ryder Cup the following week. Congratulations to Ronan French on winning the outing on score of 36 points. This outing also decided the Golfer of the Year, and Matt Keenan takes that honour for the second time. Click here for full results..
|Singles Matchplay 2006
First of the finalists for the 2006 Matchplay Final is now known, Matt Keenan defeated Brian Costello 8&7, in what can only be described as a very one sided affair. Brian simply never got out of the blocks. The other side of the Draw sees Ronan French vs (Colm Harrington or Liam Merwick).
|Presidents Day 2006 : Turvey
Presidents day this year was held in Turvey, a great day was had and the rain kept away !!. Congratulations to John Devereux for winning his second Presidents Prize !!! on a very tight day where the top three all had 34 pts. Click here for full details.
|Captains Day 2006 : Mountrath
Congratulations to Brian Costello on Winning Captains Prize for 2006. Click here for full details.
|July 2006 : Captains Day : Mountrath
Our Captain, Paul Tsang's big day... Mountrath was like the Riviera, the sun was beating down, yet there was just a hint of a breeze, making it a pleasant day, and there was an abundance of white legs on display to scare away the wildlife !! Congratulations to Brian Costello, scoring an amazing 40 pts to take the coveted Captains prize for 2006. Click here for full results.
|June 2006 : Grange Castle
Congratulations to Darragh O'Brien on Winning the June outing. A beautiful day yet the course proved very tricky as the scoring shows. Click here for full details.
|May 2006 : Athy
Second outing of 2006 took place in Athy on Saturday 20th May. Congratulations to Kevin Shally on winning but only just !!. Click here for full details. Reminder ! round 2 matches for this years singles matchplay are due for completion by the end of May....
|April 2006 : Stackstown
The first outing of 2006 was held in Stackstown, in the foothills of the Dublin Mountains. This is the home stomping ground of none other than Padraig Harrington, I can safely say Padraig has not been back to Stackstown in a while, the place is a shambles. In fairness they are doing a lot of improvements to the course, but in my opinion which is shared by pretty much everyone who played on the day, they are trying to do too much in one go. Each group should have been given a compass and a map before heading out, trying to locate the next tee-box was quite challenging. I've seen better pitch-n-putt holes than some of the temporary measures they have in place. To top it off they had the cheek to charge full green fees on the day. Definitely a black mark is going down against Stackstown from this society, and a shame because the setting etc is breathtaking. Stackstown are officially our first entry into the Hall Of Shame. Enough ranting, congratulations to Conor Murphy on winning the outing, this being his virgin outing for the Happy Hookers aswell, all bodes well for Conor down the line. Full Results..
Congratulations to Darragh O'Brien who was successfully voted in as the incoming Vice-Captain. He narrowly defeated Paul Stanley in the role. Liam Merwick is remaining our secretary for 2006.
|Singles Matchplay 2006 Draw
The draw for the Singles Matchplay 2006 Competition has been made. Some very interesting matches !! There was exactly 16 golfers for the Draw so no need for round 1, just round 2. Matches to be completed by May 31st !! So no excuses.
|2006 Season Membership !
It's that time of year again when membership is due. The schedule for 2006 is not complete. Here's looking forward to another great year of slicing and hooking !! With the odd straight shot in between ...
|Turkey Shoot 2005 : Results
The weather really did threaten to end this years Turkey Shoot, but thankfully on Saturday last the weather actually turned out good, a little chilly to start but that was it... A great day was had with only 1 Jenny on the Day... Darragh (Jenny) O'Brien !!. Congratulations to Munster for winning a very closely fought battle..... Full details Here.
The schedule for 2006 is almost in place. Check Here to see where we plan to visit next year.
|Turkey Shoot 2005
Swords Open is again the venue for this years Turkey Shoot, to take place on Saturday the 26th of november. Full details Here.
|Singles Matchplay 2005
The final was held on the same day as the presidents in Swords between Liam Merwick and Ronan French. Ronan was conceding 9 shots to Liam, a big ask to overcome and he galantly held it going right to the bitter end, but Liam having a shot on the last and they both par'd left him the victor 1up... Congrats !! Full details Here.
|Presidents Day 2005
A fantastic Mid-September day was the setting for this years presidents prize. Held in Swords Open on Sat 17th. Thanks to all who turned out. The weather being kind was rewarded with some fantastic golf. Paul Stanley burnt up the course coming in with a fantastic 43 Points !! Unbelievable !! Liam Merwick surely thought he had it with 41pts... Full details Here.
|Singles Matchplay 2005 Finalists
A humid evening in Tulfarris was the setting for the second semi-final of the 2005 HHGS Singles Matchplay Competition between John Devereux and Liam Merwick. Ronan French awaited the victor in the Final. And even though it was John's home course he could do nothing to stop the rebel Merwick from advancing, mind you the 20 footer on the 18th to seal victory by one hole was the real winner !! The final should be a cracker and we are guaranteed a new name on the cup !!
|Captains 2005 : Newbridge
What a difference a bit of sunshine makes !, Newbridge on Saturday was steeped in glorious sunshine, resulting in a great day for the Captains Prize 2005. We even had a hole-in-one scored by non other than Colm McDermott !! But it was John Devereux's 41 pts which included 3 birdies that pushed all others aside, well done John. My scissors are being sharpened !! Check Here for full details.
|Captains 2005 : Newbridge
Take 2 for the Captains Day 2005, this time lets hope we get better weather then we got for Mountrath !!. Check Here for full details.
|Captains 2005 : Mountrath
Well unfortunately for all those that travelled, the Captains Day for 2005 in Mountrath turned out to be a bit damp, so damp in fact that the greens flooded and the outing had to be called off. So the captains has been rescheduled to take place on 20th Of August in Newbridge. The Presidents has been moved out to the following months outing in Swords. As a result penalty points will not be deducted from people and the golfer of the year will be reduced to 4 out of 5 outings.
|June 2005 : Millicent
By all accounts last Saturday in Millicent was a good one, the course was playing tough, what with the fantastically unusual warm weather, the snarly rough and the fast greens, but this did not affect our esteemed Captain Walter Rockett, who managed to come in with a wonderful 33 pts on the day and savour victory. Full details can be seen Here. The next outing is Captains day in Mountrath, looking forward to seeing you all there.
|Singles Matchplay 2005
The semi-finalists are now confirmed, Ronan French vs Martin Maher, first time either of these lads have made it this far. Will be a good match with Ronan conceding a few shots to the limerick Marauder. On the other side we have previous winner John Devereux up against the rebelous Liam Merwick. John came through a tough match against Kevin Shally to win on the 19th, Liam has never been this far before and will revel in the chance to meet the previous champion. Full details Here.
|Singles Matchplay 2005
The Singlesmatch Play for 2005 is shaping up nicely, with two of the semi-finalists now in place. Last years winner was de-throned by Martin Maher in ruthless fashion 3 & 1, so we will have a possible new name on the trophy this year. Full details Here.
|May 2005 : Turvey
A great day was had at our second outing of the year in Turvey. Apart from the slow play which was beyond our control, I think most people had a great day out. Congrats to Colm McDermott on winning with 37 points. Full details available Here.
|Singles Matchplay 2005
The draw took place on Monday 7th March for the Singles Matchplay 2005 Competition, some interesting pairings !!, Full details available HERE.
|2004 Turkey Shoot
The 2004 Turkey Shoot took place on Sunday 28th of November, in Swords Open and thankfully it was a glorious sunny day for golf, the format 3 club / scramble was loved by all. The Costello clan turned up and were a tour-de-force as they swept 5 of the top 6 prizes !! Check Here for full details.
|Singles Matchplay 2004
The Final of the 2004 Singles Matchplay Competition took place on the 18th of November in a very wet and wind swept Swords Open. The two contenders Walter Rockett who had just won the Golfer Of The Year accolade and wanted to make it the first to ever complete the double, and Darragh O'Brien a veteran of the HHGS but yet win any major honours. Well on the day it was Darragh who was victorious 3 & 2. Check Here for full details.
|October 2004 : Athy
Congratulations to Daryl McGrath on a wonderful 40 pts at the weekend in Athy. At the weekend it was officially confirmed that Walter Rockett is the 2004 Happy Hookers Golfer Of The Year !!. Check Here for full details.
|September 2004 : Balcarrick
Congratulations to Colm Harrington, another first time winner on the Happy Hookers tour !!, Colm had 27 pts to win on Saturday, in the toughest of conditions !! Check Here for full details.
|Singles Matchplay 2004 Finalists
The two finalists for the 2004 Singles Matchplay has been decided, Walter Rockett will play Darragh O'Brien. Walter had a convincing victory over Colm McDermott to reach the final as did Darragh over Paul Quinn. This should prove to a good final and both players are in good form and are also in contention for Golfer Of The Year, can a clean sweep be managed by one of these ? Check Here for full details.
|Presidents Day : August 2004 : Newbridge GC
Congratulations to Gerry Haskins on winning this years Presidents Prize, Gerry's first major win with the Happy Hookers !!, scoring a great 38 pts. Check Here for full details.
|Captains Day : July 2004 : Mountrath GC
Congratulations to Matt Keenan for coming in way ahead of the field in this years Captains prize with 39 Pts. Some might say he had the advantage of playing on his home course... Check Here for full details.
|June 2004 : Slade Valley
Congratulations to Paul Stanley for coming in way ahead of the field in Slade Valley with 37 Points. Check Here for full details.
|Singles Matchplay 2004
Well the quarter finals have now completed and last years finalists have both been beaten so we will have a completely new encounter this year. Colm McDermott will face Walter Rockett, and Paul Quinn will face Darragh O'Brien. Both matches should be crackers !!
|Singles Matchplay Quarter Finals
Quarter Finals of the singles matchplay is due for completion by the 30th of June 2004. Some interesting matches in the quarter finals, Matt Keenan(12) vs Colm McDermott (13), Paul Quinn (19) vs John Devereux(18) a rematch from last year. Brian Costello (21) vs Darragh O'Brien (15) both playing well at the moment, and Paul Tsang(33) vs Walter Rockett(18) Pauls furthest yet in the competition, walter one of last years semi-finalists will want to get there again.....
|June 2004 : Slade Valley
Next outing for 2004 is in Slade Valley Golf Course on June 20th. Check Here for full details.
|May 2004 : Knockanally
Congratulations to Brian Costello for a great win in Knockanally, scoring a handicap cutting 39 pts. Check Here for full details.
|Singles Matchplay Round 2
Round 1 of the singles match play as been completed as have some of the round 2 matches. Please have all round 2 matches completed by 30th May. Interesting matches for round 2 Matt Keenan (12) vs Ronan French (12), rematch of last year can Ronan get revenge..., Brian Costello (22) vs James Cleere (25), this should be a close one..., Daragh O'Brien (16) vs Liam Merwick (19), another tough one to call. Check Here for full details.
|April 2004 : Swords
Congratulations to Paul Quinn to managed to brave the elements in Swords and win with an amazing 36 pts. Check Here for full details.
|Singles Matchplay 2004
The draw for the 2004 Singles Matchplay Competition has been completed. See Here for full details.
|Election '04 Results
Voting has completed and the count's have been done !. I would like to welcome out two new committee members, Walter Rockett as Vice Captain and Darragh O'Brien as Secretary.
|2004 Season !
I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone in the HHGS a great new new year, with lots of golf !!!. The 2004 schedule is now available. Click HERE for full details.
|Turkey Shoot : November 2003 : OGC Results
The 2003 Turkey shoot was held in The Open Golf Centre on the 22nd of November. This year with a twist as each team member could only bring 3 clubs or their choice. Seven teams participated and believe it or not the defending team from 2002 managed to win again !!, Well done Martin, Dave and Tom. Full results Click HERE.
|October Outing : County Meath(Trim) Golf Club
The October HHGS outing was won by Matt Keenan with a great score of 38 pts. This score actually propelled Matt from 5 place into first, to win the Golfer Of The Year !! Click HERE for details.
|September Outing : Black Bush Golf Club
The September HHGS outing was won by Darragh O'Brien with a great score of 41 pts. Click HERE for details.
|Turkey Shoot 2003 : Open Golf Center : 22nd November 2003
One of Dublins great golfing resources is closing at the end of this year. The Open Golf Center in Finglas. This establishment was the first venue that the Happy Hookers Played way back in December 2000. So just before it closes down for old times sake we are holding this years Turkey Shoot in the OGC. This year we are going to have a slightly different format to our scramble. Each team member is only allowed to bring 3 golf clubs !!, and yes your putter does count as a club. Each member can only use their own clubs, no sharing !. This should prove both challenging and a bit of a laugh, an excellent way to finish off our third year. Check HERE for full details.
|September Outing : Black Bush Golf Club
The September HHGS outing is being held in Black Bush Golf Club, on the 27th of September 2003. Click HERE for details.
|Single Matchplay Final
The singles matchplay final took place on the 13th September in the Open Golf Centre. A tight tense affair between John Devereux and Matt Keenan. John took a slight advantage into the match having 5 shots over Matt, and in the end it was those shots that made the difference, as John was victorious on the 17th (2 & 1). Full details of can be seen HERE.
|Presidents Prize 2003 Results
Congratulations to Ronan French on winning this years presidents prize. Check HERE for full results.
|Captains Day 2003 Results
Congratulations to Liam Merwick on winning his second back to back captains day, with an unprecedented score of 42 points. Check HERE for full results.
|Singles Matchplay Finalists
The finalists of the 2003 Singles Matchplay have been decided, John Devereux will play Matt Keenan. Check HERE for full details.
|June 2003 : Stackstown Golf Club : Results
Congratulations to Walter Rockett on winning the June outing in Stackstown. Check HERE for full details.
|Happy Hookers Auctions !!
Brand New !, Have you got any golfing related items that you want to sell, well why not try and sell them via HHGS Auctions... Check HERE for full list...
|May 2003 : Grange Castle Golf Club
Congratulations to Paul Stanley on winning the May 2003 outing. Check HERE for full details.
|April 2003 : Royal Tara Golf Club
Congratulations to James Cleere on his victory at Royal Tara in the Happy Hookers first outing of 2003. Check HERE for full results.
|2003 Singles Matchplay Competition
The 2003 Singles Matchplay Competition will soon be kicking off. The draw was done on Friday 28th February. Check HERE for full details.
|2003 Subscription Fee Due
The subscription fees for 2003 are now due. Please forward 40 Euro to any one of the committee members as soon as you can.
|New Committee Members for 2003
I'd like to welcome our two new committe members for 2003, Martin Maher will be stepping into the Secretaries shoes (I hope that's all !!), and Brian Costello will assume responsibilities of Vice Captain.
|Turkey Shoot 2002 : Elm Green Golf Club
The 2002 Turkey Shoot took place on Elmgreen Golf Club on the 14th of December 2002. Check HERE for full details.
|October Outing 2002 : Bodenstown Golf Club (Ladyhill Course)
Congratulations to Michael Maher for his excellent play in this years final singles competition. Michael shot a fantastic 41 pts of a handicap of 9... really impressive shooting.
Also congratulations to John Devereux on gaining the accolade of Golfer Of The Year.
All the results can be found HERE.
|Presidents Day 2002
Congratulations to John Devereux for his excellent play in this years Presidents Prize. All the results can be found HERE.
|July 2002 Mountrath Golf Club Results
Congratulations to Colin Stephenson, our esteemed Captain for winning the July 2002 outing. Check HERE for details.
|Captains Day '02 : Knockanally : 29th June 2002
Colin Stephensons Day (Captains) this year was held at Knockanally Golf Course on June 29 2002. Congratulations to Liam Merwick for winning the 2002 HHGS Captains prize. Check HERE for all the results.
|May 2002 Hollystown Golf Club Results
Congratulations to Ronan French for winning the May 2002 outing. Check HERE for details.
|Bard is at it again...
In honour of Jim's record breaking double Jenny status the bard has provided us with some lyrical representation !!
|April 2002 Corballis Golf Links
The second outing of 2002 took place on 27th of April and yet another resounding success. We filled all the tee time slots. Congratulations to Mick Moran (The Elder Lemon) on being victorious. A special mention has to go to Jim Quigley, who buggerd off after 9 holes because of 1 little shower of rain.. a real JENNY. For full listing of results check HERE
|April 2002 Corballis
The second outing for 2002 is planned for 27th of April 2002 in Corballis. For full details check HERE
|March 2002 Dublin City Golf Club
The first outing of 2002 took place on 23rd of March and yet another resounding success, with just about a full compliment for the tee times available. Congratulations to Brian Costello (Hot Lemon) on being victorious and to Ronan French for his Hole-In-One on the 17th !!!. For full listing of results check HERE
|GUI Society Affiliation
The Happy Hookers is now officially an affiliated society with the Golfing Union of Ireland (GUI).
|HHGS 2002 Subscription Fees
The 2002 Membership Fee of 30 Euro is now due. You can pay any of the 2002 Committee Members.
|HHGS 2001 AGM
The 2001 AGM took place on 11th of December 2001. The new committee for 2002 was voted in. See HERE for details.
|Turkey Shoot 2001 Results
Congratulations to Jim Quigleys Team, "I Hate Managers", for being triumphant at the 2001 Happy Hookers Turkey Shoot which was held at Silloge Golf Club on saturday last the 24th of November 2001. Check HERE for full results.
|Golfer Of The Year 2001
Congratulations to Colin Stephenson on victory in the 2001 Golfer Of The Year Matchplay Final. Colin defeated Matt Keenan 3 & 2 on 27th of October at the Open Golf Centre.
|Presidents Outing : Open Golf Centre
Congratulations to Darragh O'Brien on victory in the 2001 Presidents Day. For full resuilts check HERE for full details.
|Captains Day Results : Mountrath July 2001
Congratulatoins to Paul Quinn on winning the Captains Prize for 2001.
For full details click HERE.
|June Outing : Turvey, Results
The results of the June outing can be checked out HERE.
|Bard's Been Busy
Check out the latest in the Bard's Offering !!!
|May Outing : Roundwood
May Outing to Roundwood was a resounding success. Congratulations to Walter Rockett on playing his best golf to date and taking first prize. For full details of results Check Here for details.
|Golfer Of The Year Award
A new twist to the Happy Hookers Season, we are introducing a Golfer of the year award. Check the H.H.G.S. Rules for details. Check HERE for the latest standings.
The first outing of 2001 was held in Balcarrick Golf Club, on 24th March 2001. An excellent day was had by all. Congratulations to the prize winners on the day.... You can see a full run down of the results HERE !.
|Happy Hookers To Participate In Charity Event For April Outing
The April Outing for the Happy Hookers wiill be something different. A fourball Scramble for Charity. This will take place in Dungrange.
|May/June Outings Secured
The May and June outing has been booked for May : Roundwood Golf Club and June : Turvey Golf Club.
|Captains Day Outing
The July outing has been booked for Mountrath Golf Club. This is the Happy Hookers Captains Day.
The first outing for the society was a huge success, thanks to all for turning out. Check Results for more details.
The Society subscriptions are now due. This is 25 IRP per person. Please can everyone pay as soon as possible, as the money is needed NOW to book future events.
The formation of a commitee has been completed. Check HERE for details.
|The Bard's Place
Why not visit the newly appointed Society Bard's Place !!. This is where you'll find the all those wonderfully scripted odes to all our golfers....