There was plenty of activity at the club this week as the good weather continues. The Monday Seniors continues to attract great crowds and our Fun Friday Foursomes goes from strength to strength under the stewardship of Colette Power and John Moran. Our adult-Junior 9 Holes was fully subscribed and it was marvellous to see a packed Clubhouse on Sunday evening with golfers of every age. The worthy winners were Harry Breen accompanied by dad Paul who took the honours from Aisling and John Reynolds.

RULES INFORMATION NIGHT – WEDNESDAY 16TH 7.30PM

On Wednesday 16th January the Golfing Union of Ireland will host a Rules Night at our club at 7.30pm. With the new rules in effect, this is an ideal opportunity to learn and understand the new Rules. Our resident Rules expert, David Hayes has already corrected several individuals on their understanding. If you misuse or break a rule without rectifying your error, David will disqualify you. But as always David is on hand to help and explain any rules. We encourage our Members to attend on Wednesday night.

JAZZ INTO SPRING – 9TH FEBRUARY

Our Social Committee are busy planning our first event of 2019. Jazz Into Spring takes place on Saturday 9th February at 7.30pm in the Clubhouse. Tickets are €30 and a delicious 3 course buffet will be served along with music from the fantastic Indigo. We know this will be a great night with lots of dancing and fun! Tickets are on sale in the office or give us a call on 058-43310. Our new email address is Office@dungarvangolfclub.com. Please send us an email to reserve a ticket.

GENTS RESULTS

Mon 7th Jan: 1st Sean English (17) 38 2nd Paul Vart (25) 37 3rd Jack Elstead (19) 36. Week 9th – 13th January: Division 1: 1st Mossie Walsh (6) 33 2nd: Michael Leacy (8) 31 Division 2: 1st: PJ Kindregan (10) 32 2nd: Pearce Moloney (11) 31 Division 3: 1st Victor Mullins (16) 36 2nd: Tony Sheehan (15) 35 Division 4: 1st: Pat Power (21) 36 2nd: Eamonn Keane (19) 35

GENTS FIXTURES

Wed 17th Open Gents 14HS/F, Thurs 18th Open Gents 14H Singles S/F, Sat 19th Gents 14H Singles S/F, Sun 20th Gents 14H Singles S/F, Mon 21st Open Seniors (50+) 16H Singles S/F, Wed Gents 14H Singles S/F. Our Gents Spring League will be commencing soon.

LADIES RESULTS

Tues 8th Jan 1st Flora Wall (41) 13pts, 2nd Margaret Moloney (41) 8pts Fri/Sat 11th & 12th Jan 1st Angela Murphy (20) 29pts, 2nd Tish Baumann (19) 27pts, 3rd Anne Heneberry (30) 26pts, 4th Mary Power (15) 26pts.

LADIES FIXTURES

Fri 18th Ladies 14H Singles S/F, Sat 19th Ladies 14H Singles S/F, Mon 21st Open Seniors (50+) 16H Singles S/F, Tues 22nd Ladies 11H Singles S/F.

GET INTO GOLF

Here in Dungarvan Golf Club we are now recruiting for our very successful Get into Golf programme for 2019. We are in Year Four for the ladies and Year Two for the men. We have fine tuned the programme and with the help of our resident PGA Professional David Hayes we have successfully attracted a large number of new members to our club. The programme consists of four group lessons with David Hayes followed by four weeks of on – course golf activities with members. Golf clubs etc are available in the club. Dungarvan Golf Club is a vibrant social club with a warm and welcoming atmosphere. So if you are interested in this programme and would like to find out more feel free to contact: Colette 087 222 6320 (Ladies GIG) John 087 913 9484 ( Men GIG)

YOUNGONES

We had a great turnout for on Wednesday 9th January for our Youngones competition. 1st Celia Power (26) 18pts, Runner Up Marcella McGovern (31) 18pts Our next competition is Wednesday 16th January at 12 Noon.

LADIES COASTAL ALLIANCE

The Ladies Coastal Alliance will take place on Thursday 8th February at West Waterford Golf Club.

60.COM

We had a large turnout for our 60.com competition on 9th January. The course was in great condition and this was reflected in the good scores. The winners were: 1st: Shay O’Connor (27) 21 Pts. Best Gent: Paul Vart (26) 21 Pts. Best Lady: Ann Morrissey (29) 16 Pts. Some of the “older golfers” were discommoded this week by the 60.com members using their time slot and for this we offer our apologies. Come along next Wednesday and join us for social golf, coffee and chat. Tee-off is at 1:30pm so please be in the clubhouse before 1:15pm to allow the teams to be selected.

FUN FRIDAY FOURSOMES

It was heartening to see so many golfers play in the first FUN FRIDAY FOURSOMES of 2019 and even better to see so many established players there to share their knowledge with our GET INTO GOLF participants. There was a great buzz in the clubhouse afterwards for the coffee and chat as the prize winners were announced. FIRST: Margaret O’ Mahony and Martin Landers (Vice Captain) SECOND: Nollaig Mc Carthy and Jack Elstead THIRD: Eleanor Mc Grath and Mossie Walsh Going forward we hope this is a good sign and that this fun event will go from strength to strength. Look forward to seeing you next Friday Jan 18TH. Assemble in foyer at 9.30 am, with draw at 9.45 am ready to play at 10 am. All are welcome – we would love to see you join us for some golf and chat.

JUNIOR NEWS

As already mentioned, we had a fantastic turnout for our Adult-Junior 9 Hole Foursomes last Sunday. These events are proving very popular with Adults & Juniors alike and we promise to host more of these events. We particularly want to thank the adults for supporting us and these events play a vital role in our Junior Golfers development. We adopt a holistic approach to our Junior Structure and we are teaching our juniors “life skills” as well as furthering their enjoyment of this great game. Your support to Junior Golfers can be as simple as an encouraging word, maybe sponsoring a junior event or giving up a couple of hours to play with a junior. Juniors are the future of the club but they need your help. Any enquiries relating to junior activities can be directed to Junior Convenor David Hayes. David can be contacted on 058-44707 or email golfpro@eircom.net.

LOTTO

It was wonderful to see such a huge crowd gathered in the clubhouse Sunday afternoon (13th January) due to the Adult-Junior 9 Hole Foursomes competition coming to a close. Our Juniors bring an enthusiasm that is a joy to behold. We are indebted to David Hayes and Niamh Reynolds for the work they do with the development of our juniors – who are the lifeline of the club. The weekly Lotto draw took place after the presentations to the prize winners. The numbers drawn were 1, 2, 13 and 19. There was no winner of the Jackpot which increases to €2,200 next week! We had two Match 3 winners this week – George Walsh and Avril and Jim Donovan who each win €50. A big “Thank You” to players (such as George Walsh) who play for a €5 Lotto ticket each time they participate in a competition. We have a number of groups who do this and it is a great help in boosting the takings in the weekly Lotto. The draw next Sunday will be held at 4:30pm in the clubhouse. All are welcome.

POKER CLASSIC

Our Poker Classic returns for 2019 with our first of the year taking place on Sunday 20th at 7.30pm. All are welcome and we look forward to welcoming familiar and new faces.

PROGRESSIVE 45

Winners: Pat Harty & Tom Curran 2nd: Mary Radley & Bernie Hayes Last 5: Colm Bannon & Jim Kiersey Lucky Table: Michael Roche & Eddie O’Halloran

MEMBERSHIP 2019

We have unbeatable new membership rates for 2019 in Dungarvan Golf Club. 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. Don’t delay join us TODAY!

SOCIETY BOOKINGS

Golf Societies have been booking in earnest over the past two weeks. We look forward to welcoming lots of new Golf Societies this year to Dungarvan Golf Club along with all our much valued familiar faces 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 Karen 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.

LADIES PORTUGAL GOLF TOUR – SEPTEMBER 2019

Our trip to Portugal promises to be one not to be missed! Places are limited so in order to reserve your place on the trip please contact Angela Murphy. Dates: September 16th- 21st for a 5 Night Stay with 3 rounds of golf.

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

JAZZ INTO SPRING – MUSIC AND BUFFET – SATURDAY 9TH FEBRUARY GENTS SPRING LEAGUE – COMMENCING SOON

PORTUGAL 2019 – LADIES TRIP – DEPOSITS REQUIRED

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!

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