Howard wins Again

Ford Muskerry Junior Scratch Trophy 2019Muskerry Golf Club
Sunday 21st April 2019

David Howard (Fota Island) in action at the Ford Muskerry Junior Scratch Trophy recently. Picture: Niall O’Shea

David Howard racked up his second win of the year recently when he captured the Fota Island Junior Scratch Cup.  Having won the Muskerry Junior Scratch Trophy at the start of the season, Howard was runner up at Fota Island Senior Scratch Cup soon after.  The Fota Island member kept up the run of good form this month with a win at his home course.  While Fota was in great condition, heavy showers tried to dampen spirits and it certainly made scoring more difficult for everyone.   Howard was the best on the day, shooting a three over par 74, one ahead of the field.  Despite claiming to have a cold putter he had a few birdies, including a crucial one on the 18th which proved to be the difference.  Now playing off a new handicap of 3, it might be the last Junior Scratch Cup for Howard for a while, and the impressive 20 year old has his mind set on lowering his handicap.  He featured on the Fota Island Mixed and Senior Cup teams, and this week he’ll be in Junior Cup action in Castlemartyr.

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David Howard wins 300 to 1 challenge, Ford Muskerry Junior Scratch Trophy

Ford Muskerry Junior Scratch Trophy 2019Muskerry Golf Club Sunday 21st April 2019

David Howard

It started with over 300 golfers, but by 5pm this afternoon there was just one left.  David Howard added his name to a famous list of winners at the 50th staging of the famous Ford Junior Scratch Trophy.  And in a funny quirk of the draw, the Fota Island golfer beat his dad John in a tight final to win the six round matchplay event.  It was a strange setting, having the father and son paired against each other, but some high quality golf from both made for a competitive final, with David coming out on top.  The teenager went up a few times in the match only to be pegged back by his Dad.  The back nine was decisive with David winning the 13th and 16th to go two up.  On the testing 17th, David found the green with a drive an nine iron, and when John couldn’t make birdie the match was over with David coming out on top.   Needless to say the 19 year old was delighted with the win. “I’m very happy to win this scratch cup which has such a big name to it, it’s a Continue reading