Another vibrant week at the club as our Indian Summer continues. The course is in great shape with visitors continuing to be highly complimentary of our facility.
As always, the Monday Seniors continues to attract great crowds with visitors from West Waterford, Lismore, Cahir, Youghal, Williamstown, Tramore, East Cork, Rathdowney, Callan, Cobh, Charleville, Kinsale, Kilkenny, Lee Valley, Mount Juliet and Clonmel all taking to the course.
Tuesday hosted our Ladies AGM with Colette Power handing over the reins to Maria Kiersey. Colette proved to be a most wonderful Captain with her friendliness and sincerity to the fore ensuring that the Ladies section ran smoothly during the year. Everyone speaks of Colette in glowing terms and she can proudly reflect on her year as Lady Captain. Typical of Colette, with record crowd in attendance, the AGM ran smoothly. We wish Maria the very best of fortune as she takes over the captaincy, but we know that Maria will prove to be a most popular and successful Captain continuing the fine tradition of Lady Officers that have served at the club.
Wednesday hosted the Men’s AGM with Vice-Captain David Shanley chairing the meeting in the absence of out-going Captain Sean O’Ciarba as Sean continues his rehabilitation. Again, the meeting ran smoothly without any contentious issues. Similarly, we thank and congratulate Sean on his efforts as Captain as he proved like Colette to be a wonderful Ambassador for our club. We wish David every good fortune as he takes up the reins. No doubt he will prove to be a wonderful ambassador.
In other news, we welcomed Lismore Golf Club for the annual Ashes match. Amid the banter the first leg finished all square but we know we will have to play well in the return fixture at Lismore next Sunday.
We had a fantastic turnout again for our Get Into Golf Scramble on Sunday. It is fantastic to see the enthusiasm as our new members embark on their golfing careers and we thank Maria, Colette & Kate for running another successful Scramble.
Important dates for your diary include the Parent AGM on Wednesday November, The EP & Ina Kiely Trophy next Saturday and our annual Left-Handers tournament played from next Thursday to Sunday. Our Junior Section are hosting a fun Adult- Junior 9-hole Foursomes on Sunday 11th November as well. This is a very popular event so contact the Pro-Shop to book your slot.

Tom Mul’s Quiz on Friday, 16th November.

Dungarvan Golf Club Left-handers Competition, the 43rd Annual left-handers golf competition for 2018 will be played on the weekend 25th, 26th 27th 28th October 2018 (Holder David Buckley). The competition is open to Ladies & Gent’s (Members Only )18 Hole Stableford. We hope to see all our left-hand golf members taking part.

We are so pleased that this 9 hole social event continues to attract our golfers. Some are actually waiting for us when we arrive to take entries on Friday mornings. Please continue to support us.
FIRST: – Louise Moloney and Roger O’ Connor
SECOND: – Teresa Guiry and Shay O’ Connor THIRD :- Lucy Sweeney and Pat McCarthy
We are back again next Friday Oct 26 . Join us in the foyer at 9.30 am, with draw at 9.45 am ready to play golf at 10 am.

Open Seniors 15th: 1 Tony Fitzgerald (19) 40pts, 2 Craig Susdorf (17) 39, 3 Liam Mahony (Rathdowney) 9 38, 18 Hole Gents Open S/F 18th: 1 Michael Hanrahan (Youghal) (10) 37, 2 Diarmuid O’Neill (5) 37, 3 Peter Finnegan (10) 37, Nicky Butler Gold Coast (8) 35, 5 William Ramsell (18) 35. Sat. 20th Singles: 1 Ronan Slevin (8) 40pts, 2 Alan Thomas (+1) 36, 3 John Norris (18) 36, 4th P.J. Kindregan (10) 36pts, G Nagle (4) 35. SPAR Final 20th Singles: 1 Ml Troy (5) 34, 2 Alan Lander G Coast (14) 34, 3 Hugh O’Carroll (21) 32. Sun. 21st 1st Graham Nagle (4) & Derek Power (17) 45pts, 2 Martin Walsh (11) + Pat Power (19) 41.

Thurs. 25th Open Singles + Annual Lefthanders, Fri. 26th Open Singles (EP Kiely Trophy)+ Annual Lefthanders, Sat. 27th Open Singles (EP Kiely Trophy) + Annual Lefthanders, Sun. 28th Open Singles+ Annual Lefthanders, Mon. 29th Open singles.

9th/16th 9 Holes Q: 1st June James (21) 19pts. Tues. 16th Singles: 1st Irene Lynch (8) 40pts, 2nd Michelle Mernin (11) 38, 3rd Miriam Matthews (24) 35, 4th Maura Kindregan (19) 35. CSS 72. Sat. 20th: 1st Niamh Reynolds (10) 43pts, 2 Sarah Moynihan (35) 37, 3rd Mary Power (15) 36, 4th Colette O’Mahony (33) 36pts.

Tues. 23rd Ladies Singles S/F, 9H Qualifier, Fri. 26th Open Singles (Ena Kiely Trophy)+ Annual Lefthanders, Sat. 27th Open Singles (Ena Kiely Trophy) + Annual Lefthanders, Mon. 29th Open Singles.
Thursday 1st November – Ladies Coastal Alliance 09.45 – 11.30.

Our Lotto draw was held in the clubhouse on Sunday 21st October. The clubhouse was full due to the Ashes being played against Lismore and the “Get into Golf” members playing a mixed scramble. The atmosphere was brilliant – well done to those involved in both events.
The numbers drawn in the Lotto were 3, 6, 12 and 22. There was no winner of the Jackpot which increases to €4,900 next week! There was two winners of our Match 3s – James Kirwan (Kilmac) and Breda Bannon – they both receive €100. Congratulation to each of them.
The draw next Sunday will be held at 5:30pm in the clubhouse.

The AGM of Dungarvan Golf Club will take place on:
Wednesday, November 14th at 8pm in the Clubhouse.
Notices of any motions for debate and proposed changes of rules to the Constitution, Nominations for election of officers or committee members, should be submitted to the Honorary Secretary, Miriam Matthews, no later than 28th October 2018.

The Bridge continues on Fridays from 11am to 1pm. No partners required, all are welcome.

Winners Cyril Power and Tom Phelan, Anne Ryan and Tom Aherne. Last 5 Tom Melody and Michael Kelleher. Lucky Table Tom Daly and Pat Power.

17th Oct Winner Mary Power (15) 16pts, 2nd Mai O’Brien (16) 15pts. Next competition Wed. Oct 24th front 9 at 12.00 midday.
Wednesday 31st October – YoungOnes & 60.com will have a joint Scramble at 1.00pm. All are welcome.

Next competition 24th October. Draw for partners 1.45pm tee off 2p.m.
Results 17th: Winner Paul Sarsfield (20) 23 pts, Best Male Garry Kennedy (14) 20 pts, Best Lady Ann Morrissey (29) 14 pts.
New members are always welcome – it is about chat, coffee and banter as much as golf. Come and join us.
Wednesday 31st October – YoungOnes & 60.com will have a joint Scramble at 1.00pm. All are welcome.

David’s End of Season Sale continues with many bargains to be had. As always you can follow David’s special offers on his website at www.davidhayesgolf.com. With Autumn now upon us David has a fantastic range of Winter wear including new Sunderland Crested Waterproof suits with a lifetime warranty. Call in now and stay warm this Winter.

Junior tuition for our beginners and Pre-juniors continues next Saturday at 3pm. We had a fine turn-out last Saturday and it’s great to see the improvements falling into place. Thanks to Eoin & Peter for their assistance.
Our next tournament is the RSM Trophy kindly sponsored as always by Mr. Pat Norris. The event takes place on Wednesday 31st October. You can book your tee-time on the BRS or ring the Pro-Shop.
Our Halloween Adult-Junior 9 Hole Foursomes takes place on Sunday 11th November. This is always a fun outing so ring the Pro-Shop to reserve your place.
Any enquiries relating to our Junior activities can be directed to Junior Convenor David Hayes. David can be contacted at 058-44707 or email at golfpro@eircom.net.