Dungarvan Golf Club News
The club and course remained busy this week with plenty of competitions for members and visitors alike. We welcomed the South-East Junior Alliance here last Sunday and received favourable feedback from all. As always we remind members to repair and replace pitchmarks and divots. With the inclement weather greens are susceptible to pitchmarks, even from a short shot so fix the mark and if you spot another, fix it as well.
Monday 5th: 1st Craig Susdorf (16) 38points. Thursday 8th: 1st Joe Kiely (11) 40 points, 2nd John O Leary (26) 36, Gross Diarmuid O Neill (29), 3rd Martin Cashin (12) 35. Saturday 10th: 1st Liam Fitzgerald (11) 37 points, 2nd Donie Williams (4) 36, 3rd Michael Leacy (8) 36. Sunday 11th 1st Mark Raher (12) 38 points, 2nd David Buckley (4) 37, 3rd Donie Williams (4) 37, 4th Martin Lynch (12) 36 (Back 8).
Thursday 15th Open Singles, Saturday 17th 16H Singles S/F, Sunday 18th Singles S/F, Monday 19th Open Singles Singles S/F.
Deise Golf Gents Winter League
The Deise Golf Winter League commences this Wednesday and members are reminded to play as often as possible every week. The event will run till January 6th. The format for this year’s Winter League is as follows;
– 14 Hole Competition off the green markers to run Wednesday through Sunday with 1 category prize for the best score in each category.
– The teams will be drawn by the Men’s Committee with at least one person from each category, where the numbers permit.
– Categories shall be determined based on this years entry.
– The 4 category winners each week shall receive a €50 voucher subject to the minimum entry requirements.
– The finals shall take place from the 19th December 2018 – 6th January 2018, format to be decided based on entry.
– Competition entry is €6 with a Re-entry fee of €5.
– Your best score each week shall be counted.
Please note: Should the course be closed on both the Saturday and Sunday of the same week the league shall be deferred for that week.
Winter Rules now in effect. Players are permitted to mark, lift, clean and replaced the ball within 6” not nearer the hole.
Our Gents Matchplay events concluded this week. The two auld rogues Joe Murphy & Eamon Moore got the better of Declan & Niall Walsh in the Lady Belle Foursomes while Martin & Matthew Lynch took the honours in the Member Sponsored Fourball over Tomas Whelan & John Clancy. In the Martin Lynch Singles, Declan Walsh got the better of Dermot Ahern on 17. Thanks to all for supporting the Matchplay events and to our generous sponsors for making the events possible.
Sat 10th Nov 1st Anne Heneberry (30) 33pts, 2nd Celia Power (26) 32PTS (Back 8), 3rd Olga Carroll (25) 32pts
Fri 16th Singles S/F, Sat 17th 16H Singles S/F, Mon 19th Open Seniors Singles S/F. Tuesday 20th 11 H Singles S/F.
7th Nov: Winner Frances Moynihan (26) 15pts. Our next competition will take place on Wednesday 14th No. Front 9 at 12 Noon.
Fun Friday Foursomes
Last Friday we had some ‘hardy’ golfers who braved the elements and played in the foursomes. It started wild and windy but then the rain poured down. It was tea and coffee ‘on the house’ when they arrived in wet and weary.
Results (Fri Nov 9) 1st: Charlie Daly and Ellen Power 2nd : Ian Gourlay and Grace Hayes
We will be back again next Friday (Nov 16). If you would like 9 holes of social golf with coffee and chat later, be in the foyer at 9.30 am. Draw takes place at 9.45 am followed by play at 10 am.
Tell your friends. All are welcome.
South East Junior Alliance
The South East Junior Alliance held their outing at Dungarvan Golf Club on Sunday last. A total entry of 49 player’s took part. The visiting player’s were very complimentary on the condition of the course and greens.
Results: 1st Martin Lynch 40 pts (Back 9), 2nd Conor O’ Brien 40 pts, 4th Ml.O. Brien 39pts. (Back 9) 5th. Jack Elstead 39 pts. Back 9 prize Jim Kirwan 18 pts. Our next outing is Sunday 25th November in Waterford.
Junior Golf News
We had a fine turnout last Sunday for our Adult-Junior Fun Foursomes kindly sponsored by Paul Breen. Despite some showers, some fine golf was played and it was great to see a packed clubhouse. Winners on the day were Eoghan O’Brien & David Hayes, followed closely home by Chris Lanigan & David Shanley. Third place went to AJ & James Hayes and Harry & Paul Breen. Thanks to all for supporting our event. A similar competition will be held at Christmas.
Any enquiries relating to our junior activities can be directed to Junior Convenor David Hayes. David can be contacted at 058-44707 or email to email@example.com.
Mass for the Deceased Members & AGM – REMINDER
Our mass for deceased members will take place on Wednesday 14th November at 7.30am followed by our AGM at 8pm in the Clubhouse.
Our Lotto draw was held in the clubhouse on Sunday 11th November. The numbers drawn in the Lotto were 5, 10,11 and 19 There was no winner of the Jackpot which increases to €5,200 next week! We had one Match 3 winner this week – Conor O’Brien . He wins €100 – congratulations Conor. The draw next Sunday will be held at 4:30pm in the clubhouse.
As always, our Pro-Shop remains active and David had all you need to stay this Winter. Popular items include our new Dungarvan crested waterproof jacket as well as waterproof bags, hats and handwarmers. David has many special offers at this time so call in and grab a bargain or an early Christmas present. David’s special offers can be found on his website at www.davidhayesgolf.com.
Table Quiz – Friday 16tth November – 8PM
Please support this great event organized by the Mulcahy family and get your team together. We realise that we are competing with a Quiz in town on the night but urge you to prioritize attending this event and begin our fund for improvements for the Clubhouse for this year.
Club Improvements Update
The painting of the toilets in both locker rooms is completed and many members have commented favourably on the improvement. The upstairs toilets will be painted during this week between Wednesday and Friday. Unfortunately, the toilets will be closed on these days and we apologise for any inconvenience caused but expect that members will see that the improvement is well worth the inconvenience. The extractor fan to the Gents toilet will be fitted in the coming week. This project completes the work for this year funded from the social funds.
Money over the year was raised by those playing cards in the bar, the Bridge Club, the Tom Mul’s Quiz and the Valentines Night Social. The Social Committee also organized 7 Scrambles including the most successful 25 Year anniversary Scramble and BBQ and the Presidents Scramble when over 100 players took part in each. This has enabled the following to be completed:
The stair carpet was replaced, furniture donated was transported from the UK for the bar, the dining room, stairs and landing were painted, new ceilings and sensor operated lights were installed to both locker rooms and now the toilet improvements.
I would like to thank the Social Committee of Maria Kiersey, David Shanley, Mary Power and June James for all their hard work throughout the year that ensured the social events ran well.
In addition thanks to the House committee of David Raher, John Regan and James Hayes for their contribution to the plan priorities and for responding promptly to emergency works as they arose. I cannot let the year end without mentioning those that continue to work in the background, Denis O’Brien, and Morris Cliff for ensuring things minor repairs are concluded and painting touched up.
There is more to be done to meet the improvement to the Clubhouse priority from the strategic plan, so continue to support the social events going forward to raise the funds.
Contact us on 058-43310/058-41605 or visit our website www.dungarvangolfclub.com.
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