Despite the poor weather midweek, plenty of golf was played this week. Our Fun Friday Foursomes and GIG Scramble were well supported again as well as our David Hayes PGA Spring League. To date there has been over 500 rounds played in the Spring League with Benny Kiely still leading the race to be leading qualifier. A remarkable achievement from Benny considering he works in the UK. With one week to go the top 48 players will qualify for the Spring League final where each player will be put into a team of 4. There is still time to qualify so get out there and get your best 5 cards in. On that note this is an opportune time to remind members that they have an obligation to return cards. Speaking with Handicap Secretary June James, she informed me of the new CONGU Rules where sanctions will be applied to members who fail to return cards.

Speaking of new Rules, discussions continue around the clubhouse about the changes in the Rules of Golf. Primarily the changes were brought about to speed up the game. Watching JB Holmes last week was like watching paint dry, in fact paint would probably dry quicker. There was an interesting blog on social media where a group of 3 players complained about the slow play of the group in front. It was in the third round of the 1959 US Open and the offending group completed the round in 3 hours and 10 minutes. Bring back the old times.

Callaway are coming to town on Wednesday 10th April for a Callaway Demo Day. Presented by our Club Professional, David is offering members the opportunity to try the latest offerings from one of the leading manufacturers in the game. Custom fitting using the latest Trackman technology is free of charge, but appointments are necessary so contact the ProShop to reserve your free slot.

GENTS RESULTS

Mon Feb 18: 1st   Matthew Whelan (27) 36 pts, 2nd Evan Walsh (19) 33 pts, 3rd Pat Stack (12) 33 pts

Feb 13-17

Division 1:  1st Frank O Donoghue (8) 30 pts

                     2nd John Reynolds (0) 30 pts

Division 2:  1st Maurice Conway (11)    34 pts       

                     2nd P. J. Kindregan (10) 28 pts

Division 3    1st Matthew Lynch (16) 34 pts (B7)

                     2nd Thomas Whelan (16) 34 pts

Division 4    1st William Ramsell (18) 31 pts          

                       2nd Tony Power (22) 30 pts

GENTS FIXTURES

Wed Feb 27 Gents 14H Singles S/F David Hayes PGA Spring League, Thurs Feb 28 Open Gents 14H Singles S/F David Hayes PGA Spring League, Fri Mar 1 Gents 14H Singles S/F David Hayes PGA Spring League, Sat Mar 2 Gents 14H Singles David Hayes PGA Spring League, Sun Mar 3 Gents 14H Singles S/F David Hayes PGA Spring League, Mon Mar 4 Open Seniors (50+) 16H Singles S/F.

LADIES RESULTS

Tues Feb 19: 1st Maura Kindregan (19) 22pts, 2nd Pat Flanagan (21) 20pts

Fri & Sat Feb 22/23: 1st Maisie Breen (22) 29pts, 2nd Aileen Carroll (22) 27pts

LADIES FIXTURES

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

60.COM

We had no 60.COM competition this week (20th Feb) due to rain. We will be back swinging next Wednesday.

HOME ALLIANCE

Tues Feb 12:

Section 1: 1st Orla Sheehan (22) 22pts 2nd Rachel Kiely (20) 21pts

Section 2: Theresa Keane (25) 20pts 2nd Creina O’ Sullivan (27) 20 pts

Section 3: Marianne Mulcahy (32) 12pts 2nd Anne Heneberry (30) 7pts

Sat Feb 16:

Section 4: 1st Bernie Hayes (18) 29pts 2nd June James (21) 22pts

Section 5: 1st Colette O’Mahony (33) 21pts 2nd Mary French (29) 21pts

FUN FRIDAY FOURSOMES

Our Fun Friday Foursomes are going from strength to strength with our numbers increasing each week. The morning was bright and clear which added to the enjoyment of the event. 

RESULTS (Feb 22)
WINNERS: Ciaran Cullinane and Mary Fennell
SECOND : Pat McCarthy and Nora O’ Flynn
THIRD : Sean de Paor and Flora Wall 
LUCKY DIP: Grace Hayes and Matt Whelan 

For golf, chat and fun,  join us next Fri Mar 1 (official start of Summer season ) at 9.30 am in the foyer. Draw takes place at 9.45 am followed by play at 10 am. All are welcome.


GET INTO GOLF MIXED SCRAMBLE 

Despite a dull overcast afternoon we had twenty-four golfers for our GIG MIXED SCRAMBLE last Sunday (Feb 24). We were delighted with the turnout proving the popularity of these scrambles. 

RESULTS:
WINNERS: Pat Mc Carthy, Mary Ashe and Cait Herlihy
SECOND : John O’ Shea, Colette O’ Mahony and Margaret O’ Mahony
THIRD : Linda Buckley, Lucy Sweeney and Libby McGinn Murphy 
Lucky Dip : Marcella Mc Govern , Flora Wall and Helen Walsh 


The scrambles are providing a great opportunity for our GIG participants to get together during the Winter months and to practice and enhance their golf. They are also great social events. 
Thanks to Tom, Chris and Cassie who looked after us so well after the scramble. 

GIG REFRESHER LESSONS

Our resident PGA Professional David Hayes will run a session of Refresher Lessons for our GIG members (male and female). These will enforce the techniques you have already been shown and enhance your golf. If you are interested please enter your name on the list in the locker rooms. 

GET INTO GOLF – NEW PROGRAMME COMMENCES APRIL 2019 If you are interested in our Get Into Golf programme commencing in April please let us know! Our Information night will take place on Tuesday 16th April. Call Colette on 087-2226320 for our Ladies Get Into Golf and John on 087-9139484 for our Men’s Get Into Golf. Why not give it a try! Get some exercise, fresh air and meet lots of new people and discover a brilliant new hobby. Classes will take place mornings and evenings so you will be sure to find a time that suits you. 

LADY CAPTAINS OUTINGADARE


Our Lady Captains Outing to Adare is gaining great interest. Staying in the Dunraven Arms Hotel on Sunday 28 & Monday 29 April. We will be golfing on Mon 29 and Tuesday 30. Full details are up in the ladies locker room. Please get your room booked. The Get Into Golf ladies are more than welcome. The format will be Scrambles and you will get great experience!!

LOTTO RESULTS

The Get Into Golf group create an atmosphere of excitement and entertainment when they have their golf scrambles. It is great for the Lotto to have them in the clubhouse when our weekly draw takes place. They are also great supporters of the Lotto and this is much appreciated.

The weekly Lotto draw (Feb 24) took place after the presentation to their prize winners. The numbers drawn were 2, 6, 11 and 18.  There was no winner of the Jackpot which increases to €2,800 next week!

We had three Match 3 winners this week – Ann Morrissey, Mary Cummins/Ann Curran and Marcella McGovern who each win €35. Congratulations to each of them.

We have commenced the sale of our annual ticket for the next Lotto year. The tickets cost €90 each and the Lotto year operates from 1st April 2019 to 31st March 2020.  If you are interested, tickets can be purchased through the office or from any committee member.

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

PROGRESSIVE 45

A great turnout once again for our weekly Progressive 45. Thanks to everyone for their continuous support.

Joint Winners: Ann Ryan & Tom Cummins

Cait Mulcahy & Jack Elstead

Last 5: Michael Kelly & Pat McGovern

Lucky Table: Mary Radley & Bernie Hayes

POKER CLASSIC

Our next Poker Classic will take place in March – date to be confirmed.

MEMBERSHIP 2019

We have great membership rates for 2019 that suit all ages. If you are interested please give Karen or Jimmy a call on 058-43310 or email us on office@dungarvangolfclub.comRates for Under 35’s start at €200 per year with rates for over 35’s starting at €300 per year.

SOCIETY BOOKINGS

If you would like to book a society date with Dungarvan Golf Club, and haven’t done so already, please contact Karen Stack as soon as possible for details on remaining dates and preferential group rates. We have superb in-house catering facilities here and offer very competitive rates that include Green Fees & Dining also. If you have already booked in with us for this year, we look forward to seeing you at Dungarvan Golf Club and really appreciate your custom. To book your golf society in for 2019 please call Karen on 058-43310 or email Office@dungarvangolfclub.com

PRO SHOP NEWS

New arrivals continued to flood in everyday as Club Professional David prepares for the Start of the Season. The new Ping G410 hit the floors as well as the Callaway Epic Flash and Cobra Speedback. As always David offers professional advice as well as free custom fitting and demo clubs to try. As already stated, Callaway are coming but they will be followed by all the leading brands including Mizuno, Wilson, Titleist, Cobra and Ping.

As always you can find the new offerings as well as special offers on David’s website at www.davidhayesgolf.com.

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

Captains Prize – 1/2 June 2019

Lady Captains Prize – 27/28July 2019

Presidents Prize – 16 /17 /18August 2019

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