Despite a March of many weathers, much golf was played this week. The David Hayes PGA sponsored Spring League is reaching an exciting conclusion. Finishing next Saturday 16th March, all teams are still in with a chance. The top three scores from your team will decide the outcome with Team 9 consisting of Gerry Raher, Paul Breen, John Clancy and Liam Carroll currently leading the way with 87 points. They are closely pursued by Team 4 of Damien Burns, Justin Walsh, Thomas Whelan and Denis O’Brien on 83 points. The message is to get out on the course and get any score in to help your team.

Last Saturday we welcomed the DOGGS golf society. The society is made up ex Waterford Crystal cutters and they were highly complementary of our facility, especially the Proshop and Restaurant.

With the adverse weather conditions, special mention must go to Get Into Golf members. Last Tuesday was the wettest day of the year but yet out they went for their 9 holes. The weather of Friday morning was kinder and a great crowd turned out for the Fun Foursomes. And again, on Sunday, Hailstones were never going to deter them as they completed a 9 hole Scramble. Well done to all concerned.

Happy news reached us during the week when it emerged that former member and ProShop employee Paul Curran went down on one knee. Now living in Dublin, Paul wasn’t taking a drop under the new Rules, he proposed to his long-term girlfriend Martine who happily said yes. Mary & Neil Phelan also received some happy news as daughter Clodagh also got engaged over the weekend to Michael who is Member Helen O’Shea’s son! Congrats to all.

With St. Patrick’s Day almost upon us we will be returning to 18 holes competitions. An appropriate time to remind members to return all competition scorecards. Apart from your obligation to do so, it makes life easier for our Competition secretaries and their volunteer helpers in their efforts to run competitions. CONGU are strictly enforcing this rule with severe penalties for transgressors including suspension of handicaps. Last Thursday week 19 players failed to return their card. This is not acceptable and you have been warned.

Upcoming events include the St. Patrick’s Scramble taking place next Monday 18th March. A large crowd is expected so get your name on the timesheet to avoid disappointment. Timesheet closes at 12 on Monday.

GENTS RESULTS

Mon 4th Mar 1st   John Cronin (17) 33 pts, 2nd Declan Hallihan (15) 30 pts

6th March – 10th March

Division 1:  1st Frank O Donoghue (8) 29 pts, 2nd Diarmuid O Neill (5) 28 pts

Division 2:  1st Liam O Dwyer (11) 30 pts(B7), 2nd Paul Breen (12) 30 pts (B7)

Division 3: 1st John Regan (13) 30 pts (B7), 2nd Justin Walsh (13) 30 pts(B7)

Division 4: 1st Liam Carroll (19) 31 pts, 2nd Paul Power (Tr) (19) 30 pts

GENTS FIXTURES

Wed Mar 13 Gents 14H Singles S/F David Hayes PGA Spring League, Thurs Mar 14 Open Gents 14H Singles S/F David Hayes PGA Spring League, Fri Mar 15 Gents 14H Singles S/F David Hayes PGA Spring League, Sat Mar 16 Gents 14H Singles David Hayes PGA Spring League, Sun Mar 17 Gents 18H Singles S/F David Hayes PGA Spring League, Mon Mar 18 Open Seniors (50+) 18H Singles S/F. & St Patricks Day Scramble

LADIES RESULTS

Tues 5th Mar: 1st Anne Heneberry (30) 23 pts, 2nd Lorraine Troy (14) 21pts, 3rd Irene Lynch (7) 20pts, 4th Niamh Reynolds (8) 20pts, 5th Rachel Kiely (20) 19pts.

Tues 5th Mar GIG 9 Hole S/F: 1st Mary Prendergast (41) 5pts.

Sat 9th Mar: 1st Anne Heneberry (30) 29pts, 2nd Marie Fives (20) 27pts, 3rd Maisie Breen (22) 28pts, 4th Bernie Hayes (18) 25pts.

LADIES FIXTURES

Fri Mar 15 Ladies 14H Singles S/F, Sat Mar 16 Ladies 14H Singles S/F, Mon Mar 17 Open Seniors (50+) 18H Singles S/F & St Patricks Day Scramble, Tues Mar 19 Ladies 18H 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

We had no 60.Com competition on Wednesday 6th March due to rain.

We will be back in action next week. Come and join us!

FUN FRIDAY FOURSOMES The elements were not kind to us last Friday (Mar 8) for our Fun Friday Foursomes, but it did not deter our loyal supporters who turned up in force. Well done to you all and thanks for your continued support. 

RESULTS: 1st Grace Hayes & Maria Fahey (Ballymac), 2nd Catherine Dwyer & Sean  Cullinane,
3rd Teresa Guiry & Ciaran Cullinane.

History was made on Friday as Grace Hayes and Maria Fahey had a birdie on the 13th. Almost a hole in one!! Congratulations and well done. 

The coffee and tea provided by Tom, Kevin and Meghan in the clubhouse later plus chocolates (compliments of David Hayes) were hugely welcome by everyone.  There was laughter, chat and fun which makes the foursomes the social event we wish it to be. Why don’t you join us next Friday (Mar 15) at 9.30am in the foyer. Draw takes place at 9.45 am with play at 10 am. All are welcome. 

GET INTO GOLF MIXED SCRAMBLE 

Temperatures plummeted on Sunday afternoon last (Mar 10) and wind and hailstones blew across the fairways. Nevertheless, our scramble went ahead and great fun was had by all. 

RESULTS: 1st Sam Mc Connell, John O Shea, Grace Hayes and Breid Scanlon
2nd:  Therese Guiry , Ann Moloney and Mary Fennell
3rd:  Michael Marrinan, Marie Fahey (Ballymac) and Phyllis Davis

Our next Get Into Golf Mixed Scramble is on Sun Mar 24 at 3 pm. (Please note later time) 
Please add your name to list in the locker rooms. 


Don’t forget the St Patrick’s Day Scramble (Mon Mar 18) organised by the Social Committee. All our Get Into Golf participants are welcome to play and celebrate the bank holiday with us. Go online and add your name to the timesheet 

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. 

WATERFORD GAA CLASSIC – DUNGARVAN GOLF CLUB

We are delighted to announce that the Waterford GAA Players Training Fund are holding their annual Golf Classic in Dungarvan Golf Club on 23/24/25th of May 2019. 

We are asking all our members to support this high-profile event and enter a team of four to take part on what will be a great weekend for Dungarvan Golf Club. 

Details: €200 Per Team (includes meal after golf). Team of 4 – Any combination. 2 scores to count on each hole. Max Handicap: Men 18 & Ladies 30. To book a Tee Time contact Mossie on 087-6873445
Prizes: Green Fees to Top Class Golf Courses & All Ireland Tickets (Football & Hurling).

LADY CAPTAINS OUTINGADARE

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
Join us on Wednesday 20th March at 2.30pm for Afternoon Tea and show your support for Daffodil Day. We would appreciate all donations of cakes, buns etc from members on the morning of 20th March. A lovely afternoon of tea and treats is promised.

LOTTO RESULTS

A hardy group of our Get Into Golf Ladies and Gents played in a scramble on Sunday 10th March. We were told that they had “hailstone hopping off them” as they played. Great to see their enthusiasm! After their presentation the Lotto numbers drawn were 2, 16, 18 and 28. 

There was no winner of the Jackpot which increases to €3,000 next week! We had two Match 3 winners this week – Marcella McGovern and Gerry Raher who each win €50. Congratulations to both of them.

Next week we will have our special Lotto six monthly draw for three prizes (1) A two night stay with one dinner in any Flynn Group Hotel (2) A €90 Annual Lotto Ticket and (3) a bottle of Brandy.

Sales of the €90 annual Lotto tickets for 2019/2020 are going really well. Committee members from the Ladies, Gents and Management Committees are canvassing members to encourage then to purchase a ticket. If you wish to purchase a ticket you can contact any committee member – or you can pay through the office in the clubhouse. A huge thank you to those of you who have already paid €90 for next year.

The draw next week will be held on Monday 18th March after the scramble. All are welcome.

PROGRESSIVE 45

Winners:

Tom Phelan & Mike Fitzgerald, Vincent Hayes & John Considine, Frankie Ryan & Don Brennan

Lucky Table:

Pat Phelan & Eddie Kiely

Last 5: Mary-Anne McCarthy & Patie Boland


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. The Green Lamb Summer range has also arrived and our ProShop continues to attract many visitors.

Callaway are coming to town on Wednesday 10th April for a demonstration day. For free custom fitting using the latest Trackman radar technology, contact the Proshop to make your appointment.    As always David offers professional advice as well as free custom fitting and demo clubs to try. If your clubs don’t suit you, it will be difficult to play your best. If your clubs are too upright, the ball will go left. If your clubs are too short, ball will go right. 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

St Patricks Day Scramble – Mon 18 March

Lady Captains Outing – 28 April 2019

Waterford GAA Classic – 23/24/25 May

Dungarvan Golf International – 29 May

Captains Prize – 1/2 June 2019

Lady Captains Prize – 27/28July 2019

Presidents Prize – 16 /17 /18August 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