We had another busy week at the club with golf and Christmas parties in full swing. The Winter League kindly sponsored by David Hayes PGA has attracted 668 rounds of golf to date with Teams 4 and 9 leading after four rounds. Michael Leacy and Mossie Walsh are the respective captains so it is proving to be a battle of the coppers!! It is still all to play for so get out there and contribute to your team.

Scrambles and Mince pies were the order of the week as our Sixty.com & Ladies section held their Christmas parties during the week. A great time was had by all and we thank all our organisers and caterers for a fine job. Our Fun Friday Foursomes Christmas party takes place this Friday 14th and our Youngones will enjoy their Christmas lunch on Wednesday 19th (see below for further details).

CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEAS

We have great Christmas gift ideas here at Dungarvan Golf Club including our great value Green Fee bundle of 10 Green Fees for €100 – a super gift idea! Or why not purchase a Dungarvan Golf Club gift voucher, always a great Christmas present. Our pro shop has all the golfer in your life requires so pop in and snap up some great presents. Powakaddy and Motocaddy are offering free golfbags with every Electric trolley. Lithium batteries and GPS systems are proving to be popular Christmas items as well as golfbags and shoes.

Our very attractive 2019 Membership Rates for new Members are a great success with Under 35s availing of our €200 rate and over €35s at €300. What a Christmas present that would make – a gift of membership!

Our Lotto Jackpot is at an all time high at €5,600, winning would start 2019 off to a great start!! Make sure to have your numbers in before Sundays draw. If you are looking for a Christmas present for a loved one why not give them a 2019 Annual Lotto Ticket.

GENTS RESULTS

Mon 3rd Dec 1st Michael Mehigan (17) 40 pts, 2nd Paul Curran (12) 38pts, 3rd Jack Elstead (20) 37pts

Week 3 Results – David Hayes PGA Winter LeagueCategory 1: 1st; David Buckley (4) 33, 2nd; David Shanley (6) 32. Category 2: 1st; Dermot Ahearne (11) 35, 2nd Martin Lynch (11) 31.Category 3: 1st Michael O Mahony (15) 37, 2nd Sean Mc Govern (17) 33.Category 4: Mossie McNamara (21) 34, 2nd Tony Power (22) 34.

GENTS FIXTURES

Thurs 13th Dec Gents 14H Open Singles S/F – David Hayes PGA Winter League, Fri 14th Dec Gents 14H Singles S/F – David Hayes PGA Winter League, Sat 15th Dec Gents 14H Singles S/F – David Hayes PGA Winter League, Sun 16th Dec Gents 14H Singles S/F – David Hayes PGA Winter League, Mon 17th Dec Open 16H Seniors Singles S/F, Wed 19th Gents 14H Open Singles S/F – David Hayes PGA Winter League.

LADIES RESULTS

Fri 7th & Sat 8th Dec: 1st Irene Lynch (7) 28pts, 2nd Miriam Matthews (24) 27pts

LADIES FIXTURES

Friday 14th Dec Ladies 14H S/F, Sat 15th Ladies 14H S/F, Mon 17th Open Seniors Singles S/F, Tues 18th Ladies 11H Singles S/F.

HOME ALLIANCE RESULTS Tues 4th Dec: Section 1: Winner – Mary Power (15) 20pts Runner Up – Maura Kindregan (19) 19pts Section 2: Winner – Maria Kiersey (28) 19pts Runner Up – Bernadette Lynch (24) 13ptsSection 3: Winner – Maeve Carthy (31) 18pts Runner Up – Anne Heneberry (30) 12ptsSat 8th Dec: Section 4: Winner – Miriam Matthews (24) 26pts Runner Up: Bernie Hayes (18) 21ptsSection 5: Winner – Mary French (29) 20 pts Runner Up: Olga Carroll (25) 17pts

LADIES CHRISTMAS PARTY AND GOLF SCRAMBLE

The annual Ladies Christmas Party was held in the Golf Club last Sunday. It was an enjoyable day organized by the captain of the Home Alliance, Margaret Harty assisted by Celia Power and Olga Carroll. A nine hole fun scramble was followed by a lovely meal and music was played by Brendan. It was great to see so many enjoy this lovely festive atmosphere.

Scramble Results: 1st: Mary Power, Mary Fennell, Maria Kiersey 2nd: Maeve O’ Tuama, Colette Power, Helen O Neil.3rd: June James, Miriam Matthews, Mary Phelan, Ruth Byrne.

BIRDIE TREE

Last year we launched the Birdie Tree at the Ladies Christmas Party. Niamh Reynolds set out the Conditions for the competition and Maurice Cliffe made the Birdie Tree. Over the year a huge number of birdies were recorded. There was a winner in each category.

RESULTS CAT 1 (0-15) Breda McCarthyCAT 2 (16-21) Mai O’ BrienCAT 3 (22 – 27) Maisie Breen CAT 4 (28-36) Miriam MatthewsPrizes were kindly sponsored by John and Niamh Reynolds. The Reynolds family are loyal and generous members of Dungarvan Golf Club. The Birdie Tree is up and running again for 2019 so make sure to record your birdies – they all count!!

60.COM

The 60.Com Scramble and Christmas Party took place on Wednesday 5th December. We had a fantastic turn-out of 35 members. The day started with a Scramble with a shotgun start. The prize winners were:-1st Jack Elstead (20), Paul Vart (25) and Tom Phelan (31) 27 ½pts2nd Mossie Walsh (6), Donal Connolly (24) and Pat Deasy (18) 28pts3rd John Moloney (17), Rogie O’Connor (20) and Anna Harney (35) 28ptsWe had a great days golf and an excellent meal afterwards in the clubhouse. Well done to Tom Daly and his staff. If you want to be part of the 60.com join us on any Wednesday for easy golf and a coffee and chat afterwards.

YOUNGONES

Mon 5th Dec: 1st Celia Power (26) 17pts.

Our next competition takes place on 12th December at 12.30pm (Front 9). Join us on Wednesday 19th Dec at 2pm in the clubhouse for our Christmas lunch. Dress casual in your Christmas Jumper or wear some Christmas Sparkle! We will enjoy a two course meal with tea/coffee. Please enter your name on the list in the Locker Room and we look forward to seeing you there.

FUN FRIDAY FOURSOMES

The men were busy playing the Winter League last Friday due to poor weather conditions during the week. Consequently, the ladies were in the majority for our foursomes.

WINNERS Matt Whelan and Ellen Power. Special thanks to David for doing the scores and presentation.

CHRISTMAS PARTY  Next Friday (Dec 14) we are holding our Christmas Foursomes Party with golf and seasonal ‘treats and eats’ in the clubhouse later. Cost €5. So be in the foyer at 9.30 am for draw at 9.45 am ready to play at 10 am. We look forward to celebrating Christmas with all our supporters and friends – everyone welcome.

Junior News

We are delighted to announce that Ciara Whelan Barrett and Daniel Raher have accepted the office of Junior Captains for 2019. Both Ciara and Daniel had an exceptional year on the course with Ciara playing a vital role in our Under 15 Skills Munster victory. Daniel led from the front in our historic Fred Daly success as well as playing a leading role in our Senior Cup team success. Congrats to both. Their first roles as Captains will be the Captains Drive in on New Year’s Day.

SOCIETY BOOKINGS

Our society bookings are filling up fast for 2019 with lots of societies booking in to ensure their dates for next year. We look forward to welcoming back familiar faces to Dungarvan Golf Club and welcoming all the new Golf Societies booked in for 2019. We have great midweek and weekend rates available for 2019 along with fantastic catering. Call Karen on 058-43310 for further details.

PROGRESSIVE 45

We had a great turnout for our weekly Progressive 45. Winners: Maura Boland & Tom Curran 2nd: David Fitzgerald & Seamus Fitzgerald, Tom Melody & Michael Kelliher, Pat Phelan & Eddie Kiely. Last 5: Tom Daly & Pat Power Lucky Table: Billy Queally & John Considine

LOTTO RESULTS

Our Lotto draw was held in the clubhouse on Sunday 9th December. The clubhouse was buzzing with the Ladies Christmas Scramble taking place – with food and music provided. The clubhouse is becoming the place to be on Sunday afternoons. The numbers drawn in the Lotto were 1, 4,18, and 20. There was no winner of the Jackpot which increases to €5,600 next week!

We had three Match 3 winners this week – Paddy McGrath, Cathy Mannix and Pat Power who each win €35 – congratulations to each of them.If you are looking for a Christmas Present for a loved one why not give them a 2019 Annual Lotto Ticket. The draw next Sunday will be held at 4:30pm in the clubhouse.

Pro Shop News

Our Pro-shop remains busy during the festive period. Lithium batteries and GPS systems are proving to be popular Christmas items as well as golfbags and shoes. David has a fine range of both Gents and Ladies Winter clothing to keep you warm and dry.

As always David has many special offers so you are sure to find the ideal Christmas present for that golfer in your life. Powakaddy and Motocaddy are offering free golfbags with every Electric trolley. Log onto David’s website at www.davidhayesgolf.com to view the latest offers. Professional advice is guaranteed.

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

Fun Friday Foursomes Christmas Party – Friday 14th December. Youngones Christmas Party – Wednesday 19th December. Our Captains Drive In will take place on New Year’s Day.

Contact us on 058-43310/058-41605 or visit our website www.dungarvangolfclub.com and find us on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/dungarvangolfclub/