A great weekend to be Irish as Munster & Leinster kicked ass in the Rugby while Shane Lowry took home a million euro and Conor Purcell from Portmarnock became the first Irishman to win the Australian Amateur title. Another busy week at the club with the kind weather lending to much golf being played. We also hosted a Rules night which had a great turn out and a very successful Poker Classic.

RULES NIGHT

Our Rules night presented by GUI & ILGU officials proved to be an interesting affair.  It goes to show that Golf Rules can be tricky affairs as even the officials were unable to answer a couple of questions presented by the members. Even the Pros on TV were struggling to come to grips with the changes. However, members should note that it is your responsibility to know the Rules. As always, our resident PGA Professional David is on hand to explain the Rule changes.

GENTS SPRING LEAGUE

No rest for the wicked as our Spring League, kindly sponsored by our resident PGA Professional David Hayes kicks off this Wednesday 23rd January. Running until March 10th, the format remains the same as last year with everyone competing in a Singles format till the final week where the leading qualifiers in each category will be put into a team of 4. Following the success of the Winter League with almost 1200 rounds played, we hope that the Spring League will follow in a similar vein. We wish all competitors the best of luck.

GENTS WINTER LEAGUE

Captain David Shanley presented the prizes for our Winter League kindly sponsored by David Hayes PGA. Captain David was delighted with the number of participants for the League and thanked all concerned in running such a successful event and those who attended the prizegiving.

GENTS RESULTS

Mon 1st Maurice Crotty (21) 39pts, 2nd Tim Browne (17) 39pts (Back 9), 3rd Mossie Walsh (6) 35pts, 4th Louis Walsh 34pts

Results for Week 16th – 20th January

Division 1: Declan Walsh (8) 31pts

Neill Power  (5) 27Pts Back 7.

Divison 2: Gerry Raher (10) 34pts

Michael Drummy (9) 33pts

Division 3: Sean McGovern (17) 38pts

Craig Susdorf (9) 33pts back 7

Division 4: Mossie McNamara (21) 34pts

Denis Ryan (19) 33pts Back 7.

Congratulations to John Reynolds on a Hole In One on the 13th!

GENTS FIXTURES

Wed 23rd Jan 14H Singles S/F David Hayes PGA Spring League, Thurs 24th Open 14H Singles S/F David Hayes PGA Spring League, Fri 25th 14H Singles S/F David Hayes PGA Spring League, Sat 26th 14H Singles S/F David Hayes PGA Spring League, Sun 27th 14H Singles S/F David Hayes PGA Spring League, Mon 28th Open Seniors (50+) 16H Singles S/F.

LADIES RESULTS

Tues 15th Jan, 1st Miriam Matthews (24) 22pts, 2nd Theresa Keane (25) 22pts, 3rd Maria Fahey (22) 22pts, 4th Michelle Mernin (11) 22pts, Celia Power (26) 21pts. Sat 19th Jan 1st Marie Fahey (22) 32pts, 2nd Colette O’Mahony (33) 32pts, 3rd Miriam Matthews (24) 29pts.

LADIES FIXTURES

Fri 25th Jan 14H Singles S/F, Sat 26th 14H Singles S/F, Mon 28th Open Seniors (50+) 16 Singles S/F, Tues 29th 11H Singles S/F & Ladies GIG & Ladies Home Allliance.

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)

LADIES COASTAL ALLIANCE

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

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The cooler weather reduced our numbers on Wednesday 16th January but those who participated found the conditions to be excellent..

The winners were:

1st Martin Landers (17) 18 Pts.

2nd Denis O’Brien (17) 15 Pts.

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
We are delighted to see so many golfers turn up on Friday mornings for this social event. They are so enthusiastic and enjoy the fun. Why not join us if you are free. 

WINNERS (Fri Jan 18)
First : Rena Landers and Mattie Whelan
Second : Rachel Kiely and Michael Marrinan
Third : Anne Hennebry and Anita Geoghegan
If you want to play social golf be in the clubhouse next Fri (Jan 25) at 9.30 am. Draw takes place at 9.45am ready to start at 10 o’ clock. 

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 style meal 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.

PILATES FOR MEN

We will be starting pilates classes for men in the clubhouse in February. We have had a great interest in these classes, call John on 087-9139484 to add your name to the list. Classes will start in February and mats will be provided. Classes are a great way to get fit and healthy for 2019.

LOTTO

The clubhouse was busy on Sunday afternoon (20th Jan) with the Winter League Prizes being presented by the sponsor David Hayes – all smiles from the winners and “blazers”!  Many thanks to David who generously sponsors many events throughout the year. The Lotto gets an income boost each time there is an event in the clubhouse and the fundraising committee are very appreciative of this.  

The weekly Lotto draw took place after the presentations to the prize winners. The numbers drawn were 9, 12, 18 and 27.  There was no winner of the Jackpot which increases to €2,300 next week!

We had four Match 3 winners this week – Bob O’Brien, Ollie O’Neill, Mark Raher and Pat and Ann Harty – they each win €25. Congratulations to each of them.

This week we would like to thank the card players who play 45 on Thursday nights and the Friday morning Bridge players – they are great supporters of the Lotto each week and this is a great help in increasing weekly income.

The draw next Sunday will be held at 4:30pm in the clubhouse. All are welcome.

POKER CLASSIC

We had a great turnout for our Poker Classic on Sunday night, thank you to everyone who came out to support it. Our next Poker Classic will be on Sunday 17th February.

Winner – Pat Phelan

2nd – Victor Mullins

3rd – Michael Walsh

PROGRESSIVE 45

Another great turnout for our Progressive 45 on the 17th January.

Winners: Anne Ryan & Tom Cummins, Tom Melody & Michael Kelleher, Anne Morrissey & Josephine Melody

Last 5: Michael Roche & Eddie O’Halloran

Lucky Table: Ina Considine & John Considine

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

In conjunction with the Spring League, David will have Weekly Special offers in the ProShop. This week, David is giving away Gents & Ladies long sleeved polo shirts. Keep an eye on the notes as each week, David will have different offers. All of David’s special offers and reductions can be seen on David’s website at www.davidhayesgolf.com.

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!

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