MICHAEL WRIGHT & MARTIN CURRAN RIP

We received a very sad start to the week last week as news reached us about the passing of two of our friends. Michael Wright aka “The Mad Hatter”, was known to all our members and played several gigs at the club with his entertaining brand of madness keeping us always amused. Michael was truly a local celebrity that made us laugh and smile and will be greatly missed.

The same could be said for our friend Martin Curran. Always a smile on his face, Martin would often return from Dublin to enjoy a round at the club. Indeed, he brought the Aer Lingus Golf Society to Dungarvan on many an occasion to play golf and sample the Dungarvan delights. On behalf of the club, we offer our sincerest condolences to Michael and Martin’s family and friends. We have lost two great friends.

CLUB NEWS

In other news, the club remained active with much golf taking place. The Gents Spring League is now up and running and entries are now open. The event is sponsored again by our Club Professional, David Hayes and the format is well received. Essentially the competition is a singles event for five weeks where thereafter the leading players in each category are out into a 4-man team for the final two weeks. Best of luck to all competitors and thanks for supporting the League.

Our Get Into Golf participants are taking great strides. Under the guidance of John Moran, Colette Power, Miriam Matthews and Ann Henneberry, the boys and girls are taking to the course in great numbers on Tuesdays, the Friday Foursomes and the Sunday Scramble. Their enthusiasm for the game is refreshing and we look forward to welcoming more new members when our Get Into golf programs resume in the Spring. If you have a friend or neighbour who would like to try some golf, pass on their details to either Colette or John and we will do the rest.

With the Winter weather, we ask members to check with the Pro-Shop about the use of buggies. Course conditions change daily and as a busy club, there is much traffic on the course. We realise that some members need buggies to play, but their use is not always possible. As always, we ask members to replace divots, repair pitch marks and avoid damaging our course. Our course convenor Tom Considine will be looking for volunteers in the Spring to assist our efforts. One hour on a Tuesday evening raking bunkers and filling divots with sand will go a long way towards improving our course.

GENTS RESULTS

Mon Jan 21st, 1st John T Moloney (17) 35, 2nd Don Buckley (18) 32, 3rd Craig Susdorf (16) 32

January 23rd -27th

Division 1: 1st Brian Morrissey (7) 29, 2nd Diarmuid O Neill (5) 29

Division 2: 1st Michael Browne (11) 30, 2nd Michael Drummy (9) 28

Division 3: 1st Garry Kennedy (15) 29 (B7), 2nd Nicky Hayes (13) 29

Division 4: 1st Derek Power (19) 33, 2nd Tony Power (22) 29

GENTS FIXTURES

Wed 30th Gents 14H Singles S/F David Hayes PGA Spring League, Thurs 31st Open Gents 14H Singles S/F David Hayes PGA Spring League, Fri 1st Feb Gents 14H Singles S/F David Hayes PGA Spring League, Sat 2nd Gents 14H Singles David Hayes PGA Spring League, Sun 3rd Gents 14H Singles S/F David Hayes PGA Spring League, Mon 4th Open Seniors (50+) 16H Singles S/F.

LADIES RESULTS

Jan 22nd 1st Marcella McGovern (31) 22pts, 2nd Rachel Kiely (20)20pts, 3rd Carmel O’Brien (12) 19pts

Jan 25/26th 1st Anne Henneberry (30)25pts.

LADIES FIXTURES

Fri 1st Feb Ladies 14H Singles S/F, Sat 2nd Ladies 14H Singles S/F & Ladies Home Alliance, Mon 4th Open Seniors (50+) 16H Singles S/F, Tues 5th Ladies 11H Singles S/F & Ladies GIG.

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.  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 7th February at West Waterford Golf Club.

YOUNG ONES

Results 16/01/19 – Winner Bernie Hayes (18) 18pts, 2nd Celia Power (26) 17pts.

Results 23/01/19 – Winner Christine O’Keeffe (22) 16pts

Next Competition – Wednesday 30th January – Front 9 at 12 noon.

60.COM

Rain did not deter the 60.com golfers last Wednesday (23rd Jan) as we had a large group of playing in our weekly competition.

 The winners were:

 1st John Moloney (17)   19 Pts.

2nd Maurice Cliffe (16) 17 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.

GET INTO GOLF MIXED SCRAMBLE 

Last Sunday (Jan 27th) we held our first Get Into Golf Mixed Scramble of 2019. The afternoon was sharp and crisp, ideal for golf. We had twenty eight entries and it was truly a social occasion as the clubhouse was buzzing later. Sincere thanks to Anne Henneberry and Miriam Matthews for running the event.


WINNERS: Michael Marrinan, Flora Wall, Breid Scanlon and Cait Herlihy (34)
SECOND: Louise Moloney, Helen O’ Neill, Helen O’ Shea and Mary Fennell (35 1/12)
THIRD: Conor Johnson, Libby Mc Ginn Murphy, Margaret O’ Mahony and Mary Ryan (37) 

Well done to all the participants . Our next Get Into Golf Mixed Scramble is Sunday February 10th. Put that date in your diary. We would love to see you there. 

FUN FRIDAY FOURSOMES

It is so encouraging for us on Friday mornings to see so many golfers waiting to participate in this fun event. Each week we have new people wishing to play which makes it all worthwhile. Last Friday was no exception and some of them featured in the prizes. 

WINNERS: Garry Kennedy and Marie Fahey (Ballymac)
SECOND:  Martin Landers (Vice Captain) and Grace Hayes
THIRD: Sean English and Louise Moloney

If you want to be part of the fun, join us in the foyer next Friday February 1st at 9.30 am. Draw takes place at 9.45 am followed by play at 10 am. Everyone welcome.

JAZZ INTO SPRING – 9TH FEBRUARY

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 so don’t delay, secure your tickets today!

Tickets are on sale in the office or give us a call on 058-43310 or email office@dungarvangolfclub.com.

PILATES FOR MEN

Our first group is now full with classes starting early February. We are now taking names for a second group as we have had such a fantastic response to these classes. Call John on 087-9139484 to add your name to the list. Classes are a great way to get fit and healthy for 2019.

LOTTO

Sunday afternoons are busy in the club at present. This week we had a group in the clubhouse having completed the “Get Into Golf” scramble. No doubt they will all be future star golfers.

The weekly Lotto draw took place after the presentations to their prize winners. The numbers drawn were 4, 10, 13 and 27.  There was no winner of the Jackpot which increases to €2,400 next week!

We had four Match 3 winners this week – Packo Curran, Nollaig McCarthy, Marie Veale and Jim O’Donnell – they each win €25. Congratulations to each of them.

We are delighted to report that the Lotto has paid out over €10,500 in prizes to-date. It is a pleasure to have such great support every week – and to give back substantial amounts in prizes.  

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

POKER CLASSIC

Our next Poker Classic will be on Sunday February 17th.

PROGRESSIVE 45

Another great night was had by all with a large turnout.

Winners: Jim Kiersey & Colm Bannon

Joint Runners Up: Tom Ahearne & Maurice Tobin

Eddie O’Halloran & Michael Roche

Last 5: Josephine Melody & Anne Morrissey

Lucky Table: Tom Phelan & Mike Fitzgerald

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

Last week was a very busy week with a high volume of societies booking in for 2019. Dates are filling up fast  and we are looking forward to sharing our course throughout 2019 with all the societies that visit us. To book your golf society in for 2019 please call Karen on 058-43310 or email Office@dungarvangolfclub.com

PRO SHOP NEWS

Our resident PGA Professional David Hayes is busy preparing for another season. All the major manufacturers have new releases for the season including Titleist with their TS Drivers, Callaway with the new Epic Flash, Taylor Made’s new M5&6 drivers and Ping with their new 410 series. As these products filter onto the market, David will have demo clubs available to allow you to try before you buy. As always, David offers free custom fitting to ensure that your equipment is suitable in terms of ability, swing speed, heights and reach. If the club doesn’t fit you, you won’t fit the club.

David has many special offers in store, so call in and grab a bargain. All offers are on David’s website www.davidhayesgolf.com. Frank bought an electric trolley last week and received a waterproof golf bag. Another promotion at the moment is Srixon Golf who are offering 4 dozen golf balls for the price of 3 including free personalisation. Order before March 31st.

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

JAZZ INTO SPRING – MUSIC AND BUFFET – SATURDAY FEBRUARY 9th

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