MARY KYNE RIP

The sad news reached us on Saturday morning that one of our most cherished members Mary Kyne had passed away. Mary was a loyal member of our club and a fantastic supporter of Ladies golf. Despite her ill-health over the last couple of years, Mary remained competitive and often removed a few euro from her friends Tish & Tom on the course. To all her friends and family, we offer our sincerest condolences. Mary will be greatly missed by us all. May she Rest In Peace. Details of Funeral as follows: Reposing at Kiely Funeral Home, Dungarvan on Monday evening, 7th January, from 4 p.m. with removal at 6.30 p.m. to St. Mary’s Parish Church, Dungarvan. Requiem Mass on Tuesday morning, 8th January, at 11 a.m. Interment afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.

In other news, our Winter League kindly sponsored by our resident PGA Professional David Hayes came to an exciting finale. The winning team (Team 3) of Dermot Walsh, John G Moloney, Martin Lynch, Brian Beatty, John Clancy and Mark Raher played great golf and fully deserved their win! Indeed almost 1,200 rounds were played in this year’s league and we thank all the members for supporting the event. Our Spring League, again sponsored by our resident PGA Professional David will commence in the next few weeks. Again, we urge you to support the event which raises much needed funds for our club. After the dry spell, the course is in a much improved condition but we remind you to repair pitchmarks and replace divots. Even a short pitch will leave a mark so get busy!

2019 NEW GOLF RULES

There has been much discussion regarding the new 2019 Rules of Golf. Remember that it is the players obligation to know and understand these rules. If you get them wrong, you are penalised. Our PGA Professional David had reason to correct some members last week who had misread the changes. Like any change, it will take time for golfers to fully understand them, but there is much help out there. On the R&A website, you will find many videos outlining these changes and what they mean to you. As always David is on hand to help. June James has set up a Rules Committee to help with our understanding and there will be some presentations in the next few weeks. Copies of the new rules books are available from the club.

CAPTAINS DRIVE IN AND SCRAMBLE

Our Captains Drive In and Scramble took place on New Years Day at 12.30pm followed by a scramble. Many thanks to everyone for coming out and supporting our Captain David Shanley, Lady Captain Maria Kiersey and Junior Captains Daniel Raher and Ciara Whelan Barrett. Our captains were delighted to receive texts, cards and messages from those who were unable to be with us and those extending their support. We are very lucky to have a great social Committee in Dungarvan Golf Club.

Thanks to Angela Murphy and her hardworking team of Martin, Mary and Maeve. It was a huge task to organise and it all went smoothly. Thanks to David and Grace for sponsoring the mulled wine to set us up for the day and to Tom and Chris and their team for the lovely soup and food when we came in. We wish our Captains a successful.

GENTS RESULTS DAVID HAYES PGA WINTER LEAGUE

Congratulations to Team 3: Dermot Walsh, John G Moloney, Martin Lynch, Brian Beatty, John Clancy and Mark Raher who won our David Hayes PGA Winter League. 2nd place was Team 4: Mossie Walsh, Maurice Conway, Derek Kiely, John T Moloney, Tim Browne and Dermot Ahearne. Special thanks to David Hayes PGA for sponsoring our Winter League.

DAVID HAYES PGA WINTER LEAGUE (Week of 1st Jan Results) Division 1: 1st Johnny Carroll (6) 32 2nd Mossie Walsh (6) 30 Division 2: 1st Stephen Kirby(12) 34 2nd Michael Kelly (9) 33 Division 3: 1st John Clancy (17) 37 2nd Johnny Norris (17) 36 Division 4: 1st Pat Fitzgerald (18) 35 2nd Mossie McNamara (21) 34 (B7)

GENTS FIXTURES

Wed 9th Jan Gents 14H Singles S/F, Thurs 10th Open Gents 14H Singles S/F, Fri 11th 14H Singles S/F, Sat 12th Gents 14H Singles S/F, Sun 13th Gents 14H Singles S/F, Mon 14th Open Seniors (50+) 16H Singles S/F.

LADIES RESULTS

Fri 4th/Sat 5th Jan 1st Maisie Breen (22) 33pts, 2nd Miriam Matthews (24) 30pts, 3rd Bernie Hayes (18) 29pts, 4th Bridget Aherne (15) 28pts.

LADIES FIXTURES

Fri 11th Jan Ladies 14 H Singles S/F, Sat 12th Ladies 14H Singles S/F, Mon 14th Open Seniors (50+) 16H Singles S/F, Tues 15th 11H Singles S/F.

60.COM

Our first competition of 2019 took place on 2nd January. The weather was lovely and the course conditions were excellent – considering the rain that we had over November and December. We had a great crowd participating in our scramble – it was an opportunity to meet friends and work off the turkey and ham. The golf was up to the usual high standard with the winners being: 1st Jack Elstead (20), Shay O’Connor (27) and John Considine (17) 27 Net 2nd John Moloney (17), Maurice Cliffe (16), Matt Whelan (27) and Pat Power (21) 28 ¾ Net 3rd Mossie Walsh (6), Harry O’Neill (19) and Dan Maddock (24) 28 7/8 Net If you are interested in social golf and a chat join us any Wednesday.

FUN FRIDAY FOURSOMES

This fun event returns to the fairways this Friday Jan 11th. The weather is ideal so if you want 9 holes of social golf and a coffee later, be in the foyer at 9.30 am. Draw will take place at 9.45 am with play starting at 10 am. All are welcome.

JUNIOR NEWS

We are hosting a fun 9 Holes Adult-Junior Foursomes next Sunday 13th January and all are welcome. Please contact the Pro Shop to reserve your slot. All are welcome with a prize for everyone in the audience!

LOTTO

We had the presentation of the Jackpot to Shane Hayes on Sunday 6th January. Shane is a member since his teenage years and is a strong supporter of all club activities. The members are delighted with Shane’s win and a good crowd gathered to celebrate the handover of the cheque. The weekly draw took place after the presentation. The numbers drawn were 5, 8, 19 and 22. There was no winner of the Jackpot which increases to €2,100 next week! We had two Match 3 winners this week – Liz Powderly and Michael Curran who each win €50 – congratulations to both Liz and Michael.

A big “Thank You” to Angela Murphy and her social committee. After the Captain’s Drive-in scramble they organised a raffle based on the sale of Lotto tickets and raised a significant amount of money as a result. The draw next Sunday will be held at 4:30pm in the clubhouse. All are welcome.

PROGRESSIVE 45

We had a great turn out for our first Progressive 45 of the year on the 2nd January. 1st: Percy Hallahan & Tom Osbourne 2nd: Pat Power & Tom Daly & Tom Ahearne & Maurice Tobin Last 5: Tom Phelan & Mike Fitzgerald Lucky Table: Jim Kiersey & Colm Bannon

MEMBERSHIP 2019

We have some fantastic new membership rates for 2019. If you are interested in hearing more please call our office on 058-43310 or email us on Office@dungarvangolfclub.com. Rates for Under 35’s start at €200 per year with rates for over 35’s starting at €300 per year!

SOCIETY BOOKINGS

Our golf society bookings are filling up fast and we look forward to welcoming lots of new Golf Societies this year along with all our much valued familiar faces from societies who return each year to play on what they consider a fabulous course. We are very proud of our Golf Club and Course here at Dungarvan Golf Club and we look forward to sharing it throughout 2019 with all those that visit. To book your golf society in for 2019 please call our office on 058-43310 or email Office@dungarvangolfclub.com

PRO SHOP NEWS

After the Christmas rush, everything has returned to normal at our Pro-Shop. Most of the major brands have new offerings hitting the market over the next couple of months. If you are thinking of a new Driver, David’s advice is to wait a few weeks until these new offerings hit the floor. David will have demo models for you to try before you buy. As always, David has many special offers, all of which you can find on his website www.davidhayesgolf.com. Professional advice and free custom fitting is guaranteed.

ANNUAL HIRE FEE LOCKERS – NOW OVERDUE

 An annual rental fee of €20 applies to all lockers from October 2018 following the motion passed at the AGM in 2017. The €20 annual hire fee for lockers is binding on all members and the only exceptions to the fee are those that originally purchased a lifetime agreement. This agreement was non-transferrable, and the lockers remain the property of Dungarvan Golf Club.

A list of lockers exempt from the annual fee is held in the office. This list has been verified by Tom Conway and Angela Murphy from records held at the club. All other lockers are liable for the fee and invoices are being sent out, or notices will be placed in lockers.

Unfortunately, due to an administration error, not all those liable for this charge were included on their subscription invoice. Please accept our apologies for this and we will ensure that members records are accurate when the invoices are sent out next year. In addition, a number of lockers in use have not been registered with the office and notices have been placed on these lockers. You are asked to register your name at the office and pay the fee or let us know if you no longer require a locker.

A small number of lockers in the Men’s locker room have become available for hire. If you would like to hire one please contact the office. Your co-operation is greatly appreciated by the Chair of House and Social Management Committee.

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NEW OFFICE EMAIL ADDRESS

We have a new email address for our office. Please email us on Office@dungarvangolfclub.com. We look forward to hearing from you! Contact us on 058-43310 or visit our website www.dungarvangolfclub.com and find us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/dungarvangolfclub/