Despite the inclement weather, some golf was playable over the St. Patrick’s weekend. Saturday was a wash-out but Sunday and Monday proved playable. Comments from visitors proved positive especially our greens. Our St. Patricks day Scramble was well supported and our Social committee led by Mary & Angela did a fine job running the event. It was great to see a large crowd and a great atmosphere in the clubhouse and Pat Power took advantage of the situation running the weekly Lotto draw mixed with spot prizes.  The winning team in the Scramble was a mixture of youth and experience with Pat Morrissey and Margaret Harty letting Cal Tutty play the golf. All in all, a great day was had and we eagerly await our next Scramble at Easter.

In other news, the David Hayes PGA Spring League is extended by another week due to the weather. Players have another chance to add to your team score, and it’s all to play for as every team is in with a chance to win.

GENTS RESULTS

Mon 11th Mar:  1st Tim Browne (17) 33pts, 2nd: Ray Akehurst (22)  32 pts

Sun 17th Mar 1st: John Gough (10) 38 pts, 2nd: Graham Nagle (4) 37 pts, Gross: Alan Thomas 37 pts

3rd: P. J. Kindregan (10) 37 pts

GENTS FIXTURES

Wed Mar 20 Gents 14H Singles S/F David Hayes PGA Spring League, Thurs Mar 21 Open Gents 14H Singles S/F David Hayes PGA Spring League, Fri Mar 22 Gents 14H Singles S/F David Hayes PGA Spring League, Sat Mar 23 Gents 14H Singles David Hayes PGA Spring League, Sun Mar 24 Gents 18H Singles S/F David Hayes PGA Spring League, Mon Mar 25 Open Seniors (50+) 18H Singles S/F

LADIES RESULTS

Tues 12th Mar GIG Mary Prendergast (41) 5pts

Tues 18th 18H Irene Lynch (7) 37pts

LADIES FIXTURES

Fri Mar 22 Ladies 14H Singles S/F, Sat Mar 23 Ladies 14H Singles S/F, Mon Mar 25 Open Seniors (50+) 18H Singles S/F & St Patricks Day Scramble, Tues Mar 26 Ladies 18H Singles S/F & Ladies GIG.

60.COM

Storm Gareth did not deter our 60.com golfers on Wednesday 13th March – we had a good field but the scoring suffered a little!

Results: 1st Paul Sarsfield (20) 16 Pts,  2nd John Moloney (17) 15 pts

The club have a Charity Tea Afternoon for Daffodil Day next Wednesday (20th March). Our 60.com will tee off at 12:30 on that day to allow our members to support the event. Come along next Wednesday and join us for social golf, coffee and chat.  Tee-off is at 12:30pm so please be in the clubhouse before 12:15pm to allow the teams to be selected – if you are later than 12:15pm please let us know so that the draw can be organised properly.

YOUNGONES

Results

Wed 13th March: 1st Mary Power (15) 18pts, 2nd Christine O’Keeffe (22) 13pts. Our next competition takes place on Wednesday 20th March at 12 Noon.

COASTAL ALLIANCE

Congratulations to our Lady Captain Maria Kiersey who won the Category prize in Tramore! Next competition takes place in Dungarvan Golf Club on Thursday 4th April.

FUN FRIDAY FOURSOMES


Last Friday we did a little evaluation with our supporters on this event. It was really heartening to hear such positivity and support from each of them, unanimously encouraging us to continue this social event in its present format. 


RESULTS: (Mar 15) 
FIRST: Roger O’ Connor and Grace Hayes
SECOND: Rachel Kiely and Marie Fahey (Ballymac) 
THIRD: Jack Elstead and Mary Ryan
Special congratulations to Louise Moloney and Ciaran Cullinane who had a birdie on the 13th. 

If you want to be part of the fun, join us next Fri Mar 22 at 9.30 am in the foyer. Draw takes place at 9.45 am with play at 10 am. All are welcome. 

GET INTO GOLF MIXED SCRAMBLE 

Our next GIG Mixed Scramble takes place next Sunday Mar 24 with shotgun start at 3 pm.(please note new time ) These scrambles are very popular and enjoyable. Add your name to list in the locker rooms to ensure a place for this competition.

GET IINTO GOLF REFRESHER LESSONS

David Hayes (our resident PGA Professional) hopes to start these as soon as the weather improves. There are just a few places left so if you want to avail of this opportunity to improve your game before the Summer season, please add your name to list in the locker rooms. First in ensures a place. 


GET INTO GOLF – NEW PROGRAMME COMMENCES APRIL 2019

Presently we are recruiting both men and women for this season. We are holding our information night on Tues April 16 at 7pm in the Clubhouse.  If you are interested you would be most welcome to join us.

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. 


JUNIOR NEWS

During the Easter period we are running a couple of Junior competitions. On Wednesday 17th April, We host an 18 holes singles from mid-day to 12.45. We also have 9 holes for our beginners and pre-juniors running from 2.16 to 2.51.

Back by popular demand is our 9 holes Adult-junior foursomes. This event takes place on Sunday 28th April at 2.30pm This event is open to everyone, adults & juniors, Boys & Girls, members & non-members, young & old. With prizes for everyone, book your time early to avoid disappointment.

Coaching for our beginners and Pre-Juniors will commence shortly. We are waiting on an improvement in the weather and ground conditions so keep an eye on the notes.

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

Our Social Committee had an outstanding success on Monday 18th March with a well organised and well attended scramble. All golfers were in the clubhouse afterwards while the Lotto Draw took place. They are excellent supporters of our Lotto and we are very thankful for this.

The numbers drawn in the weekly Lotto were 1, 5, 7 and 27. There was no winner of the Jackpot which moves to €3,100 next week. There were three winners of the Match 3’s – Kate McNamara, Ailish O’Brien and David Reynolds who each win €35. Congratulations to each of them.

After the main draw we had our second special six-monthly draw for the purchasers of last year’s €90 annual Lotto tickets. The winners were:

1st Kate McNamara – who won a two night  mid-week stay in any of the Flynn Group Hotels with one evening meal.

2nd Frankie Lynch – who won a €90 annual Lotto ticket for the 2019/2020 Lotto year.

3rd John Morgan – who won a bottle of Brandy.

The €90 tickets for the next Lotto year are selling very well and we thank those members (and their friends and families) who have already purchased a ticket. If you haven’t purchased a ticket you can do so by contacting any committee member or by calling to the office. You can also purchase by phoning and using your credit card.

PROGRESSIVE 45

Winners: Tom Daly & Pat Power

Joint 2nd: Colm Bannon & Jim Kiersey/Mary-Anne McCarthy & Patie Boland & Petey Crotty & Sam McConnell.

Last 5: Anne Ryan & Tom Cummins

Lucky Table: Pat Phelan & Eddie Kiely

FACEBOOK COMPETITION

Check out our fantastic Facebook Competition on our Facebook page.  We are to delighted to have teamed up with Waterford Greenway Bike Hire to celebrate Waterford Greenway’s 2nd Birthday! To be in with a chance of winning Bike Hire for 4 and Green Fees for 4 people go to our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/dungarvangolfclub/

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

Our ProShop remains a hive of activity as we await the start of the season. David has all the popular brands in stock as well as a fantastic range of shoes and apparel to have you looking a million dollars as you stride the fairways.

Callaway are in town on Wednesday 10th April for a Demo day. Appointments are free of charge but you must contact the ProShop to make your appointment.

Ping, Titleist, Cobra, Mizuno and Wilson will follow with Demo days during the season. As always you can follow David’s special offers and services on his website at www.davidhayesgolf.com.

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

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