Another busy week at the club despite the poor weather at the weekend. We had a fantastic turnout on Tuesday for our Ladies competitions with over 80 taking to the course. Our visiting Ladies from the Horse & Hound Society braved the elements on Saturday while we had a great turnout for our Fun Friday Foursomes. Well done to Colette and John for their continuing efforts with our Get Into Golf players. Our Spring League has now reached the final stage. 48 players have qualified for the final and are drawn into teams of 4. With over 600 rounds played we thank everyone who supported our Spring League as well as our sponsor David Hayes PGA. Another busy week is forecast and we welcome the DOGGS society here next Saturday.

Upcoming events at the club include a Callaway Demo Day on Wednesday 10th April. Ring the ProShop to secure your free appointment. We are hosting a Get Into Golf Mixed Scramble next Sunday 10th March. Please enter your name on the relevant sheet in the locker room. We are also hosting an Invitational Scramble on Monday 18th March to celebrate St. Patricks weekend.

GENTS RESULTS

Mon Feb 25: 1st Jack Elstead (20) 36pts, 2nd Paul Morrison (16) 35pts, 3rd Michael R Morrissey (16) 34pts.

Results for Week Feb 27– Mar 3:

Division 1: 1st Mossie Walsh (6) 30pts (B7) 2nd Damien Burns (6) 30pts

Division 2: 1st Jerry Raher (10) 29pts (B7) 2nd Michael Power (9) 29pts

Division 3: 1st Victor Mullins (16) 31 pts 2nd Sean English (17) 27pts (B7)

Division 4: 1st Tom McCabe (25) 31pts 2nd Ray Akehurst (22) 30pts (B7)

Matt Curran (17) had the best score for five cards over the five weeks with a score of 147 winning by one point from Benny Kiely (19).

GENTS FIXTURES

Wed Mar 6 Gents 14H Singles S/F David Hayes PGA Spring League, Thurs Mar 7 Open Gents 14H Singles S/F David Hayes PGA Spring League, Fri Mar 8 Gents 14H Singles S/F David Hayes PGA Spring League, Sat Mar 9 Gents 14H Singles David Hayes PGA Spring League, Sun Mar 10 Gents 14H Singles S/F David Hayes PGA Spring League, Mon Mar 11 Open Seniors (50+) 16H Singles S/F.

LADIES RESULTS

Tues Feb 26 1st Carmel Fox (26) 22pts, 2nd Brenda Cummins (33) 21pts, 3rd Colette O’Mahony (33) 20pts, 4th Michelle Mernin (11) 20pts.

Tues Feb 26th Ladies GIG, 1st Cait Herlihy (45) 8pts.

LADIES FIXTURES

Fri Mar 8 Ladies 14H Singles S/F, Sat Mar 9 Ladies 14H Singles S/F, Mon Mar 11 Open Seniors (50+) 16H Singles S/F, Tues Mar 12 Ladies 14H Singles S/F & Ladies GIG.

ST PATRICKS DAY SCRAMBLE – BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY MARCH 18TH

Shot Gun start at 4pm

Sign up now to enter this very popular fun event open to all members and their guests. Competition at these scrambles has become a very close thing due to the well-balanced teams. Do make sure that you are on the time sheet by 11am on Monday 18th to ensure your place, as latecomers will go on a waiting list and are not guaranteed a place. Please do tell us the names and handicap of your guests by telephoning the Pro Shop so that we can ensure a fair draw. Your co-operation is greatly appreciated to help the smooth running of the event.

Entry fee: Adults €10 Juniors €5 will be collected from 3pm. It covers prizes and a plated meal afterwards in the lounge. 

60.COM

Brilliant weather brought out a great crowd for our 60.Com competition on Wednesday (27 Feb). The excellent organisational skills of Maurice Cliffe had all the players out and playing in quick time. The scoring was “above par” and the winners were:-

1st                           Dave Byrne (19)                20 Pts

Best Gent            Jack Elstead (20)               20 Pts

Best Lady             Cathy Connolly(31)          18 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 – if you are later than 1:15pm please let us know so that the draw can be organised properly. 

YOUNGONES

1st Marian Walshe (33) 17pt,s 2nd Anne Heneberry (30) 16pts

Our next competition will take place on Wednesday March 6 at 12 Noon.

LADIES COASTAL ALLIANCE

The Ladies Coastal Alliance will take place on Thursday March 7th.

FUN FRIDAY FOURSOMES

We were very lucky last Friday (Mar 1) as the heavy rain held off until all our golfers were safely in the clubhouse enjoying tea, coffee and ‘treats’. Our entries were up again with new golfers joining us each week. 

Results: 1st: Grace Hayes and Garry Kennedy, 2nd: Mary Ashe and Jack Elstead, 3rd: Kate Morrissey and Pat McCarthy, Lucky Dip: Flora Wall 

If you are free next Fri (Mar 8), we would love if you could join us in the foyer at 9.30 am, followed by draw at 9.45 am with play at 10 am. This is truly a social event on the golf course, followed by laughter and chat in the clubhouse later. All are welcome.



GET INTO GOLF WINTER LEAGUE

We are two months into the league at this stage with Pat McCarthy’s team still leading the way, followed by Peter Moloney’s team with Sam McConnell and his team in close pursuit. March is the last month of the league and it is all to play for, so please make a big effort and play.  Four scores are counting this month so make sure your score counts. Regardless of the points, please return your card each time you play. Your best score will be recorded. 

GET INTO GOLF MIXED SCRAMBLE 
We have another Mixed scramble next Sun (Mar 10).  These scrambles have proven to be a great success over the Winter months for our GET INTO GOLF participants encouraging them to play. If you are available next Sunday please add your name to list in the locker rooms to ensure your place in the scramble. Shotgun start at 2.30 pm (Sun Mar 10)

GET IINTO GOLF REFRESHER LESSONS

Our resident PGA Professional David Hayes has kindly agreed to do Refresher Lessons (starting this month) with our Get into Golf participants. The lists are in the locker rooms and to date we have over twenty golfers interested. Entries will be closing soon, so if you are interested please add your name to list to avoid disappointment. These lessons are invaluable as they enhance and improve your golf. Also, if you haven’t been playing during the Winter, these lessons would help to refresh what you already know.  


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!!

AFTERNOON TEA – WEDNESDAY 20TH MARCH
This is a great opportunity to meet up with friends who are no longer playing golf
and who have given a lot to the club. It will be in association with Daffodil Day so we would kindly ask you to please support. We would appreciate all donations of cakes, buns etc from members on the morning of 20th March.

LOTTO RESULTS

We had a quiet clubhouse on Sunday afternoon (March 3) as it rained all day. As a result, the golfers were at home by the fire! The numbers drawn for the Lotto were 8, 12, 20 and 21.  There was no winner of the Jackpot which increases to €2,900 next week! We had one Match 3 winner this week – Catherine Power who wins €100. Congratulations to Catherine.

We have had an excellent start to the sales of the €90 annual Lotto tickets for 2019/2020. Members have been very generous in coming forward and subscribing. If you wish to purchase a ticket you can contact any committee member – or you can pay through the office in the clubhouse.

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

PROGRESSIVE 45

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

Joint Winners: Tom Melody & Michael Kelleher / Tom Ahearne & Maurice Tobin

Last 5: Mike Fitzgerald & Tom Phelan

Lucky Table: Mary-Anne McCarthy & Paddy Boland

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. There will be a Callaway Demo Day taking place on Wednesday 10th April. Ring the ProShop to secure your free appointment.

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

St Patricks Day Scramble – Mon 18 March

Captains Prize – 1/2 June 2019

Lady Captains Prize – 27/28July 2019

Presidents Prize – 16 /17 /18August 2019

Lady Captains Outing – 28 April 2019

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