The sad news reached us over the weekend that Ann Kelleher, wife of esteemed member Michael, had passed away. We offer our sincere sympathies to the Kelleher family and our thoughts are with Michael, Orla and Niall at this difficult time. May Ann Rest in Peace.

In other news, the weather has been fantastic all week and it is great to see the car park full and everyone out playing soaking up the sunshine and in great form. Congratulations to Dave Fuller who had a Hole in One over the weekend! We were delighted to all share in his win when he treated us to drinks on the house – a bottle of Kerry Water for everyone in the Bar!!

We had the pleasure of hosting the South East League on Sunday and everyone had a great day and complimented our course and club house facilities. Congratulations to Pat Power who won the Monthly Medals and thank you to all the Ladies who took part in our Mother’s Day Qualifier also. Please note our 18 Holes are now up and running.

Eight members of our club took part in the Ian St John Charity Day in Tramore Golf Club, thanks to everyone that took part and to Dungarvan Golf Club for contributing to this very worthy fundraising event.

We are very excited to hold our first ever event in this year’s West Waterford Festival of Food. Taking place on Saturday 27th April at 11am our Adult & Junior Golf Taster is a must for anyone who has ever wanted to try golf and share a hobby with their child or brush up on their golf skills! This event is open to all, our resident PGA Professional David Hayes will have you practising shots and learning new skills making this a fun and family friendly event. After all the fun, lunch will be served in our bar overlooking our beautiful golf course. Please book by calling Dungarvan Golf Club on 058-43310 or email office@dungarvangolfclub.com.

GENTS RESULTS

Mar 25, 1st  Mossie Walsh (6) 35 pts, 2nd Colm Bannon (29) 34 pts (B8), 3rd Seamus O Neill (15) 34 pts

Thur Mar 28 Spar Open,1st Evan Walsh (19) 40 pts, 2nd Pat Norris (16) 39 pts, 3rd Rufus Flynn (20) 37 pts, Gross Diarmuid O’ Neill 30 pts.

Sat Mar 30th Monthly Medal, 1st Pat Power (21) 65, 2nd John T Moloney (17) 70 (B9), 3rd John Norris (17) 70 (B9), Gross John Reynolds 71, 4th Pat Breen (15) 70 (B9)

Sun Mar 31st, 1st Michael O Brien (12) 42pts, 2nd Thomas Reynolds (12) 41 pts, Gross:  Alan Thomas 38 pts, 3rd Eamonn Keane (19) 40 pts.

GENTS FIXTURES

Wed Apr 3 Shanley Classic, Thurs Apr 4 Spar Open Gents 18H Singles S/F & Shanley Classic, Fri Apr 5 Shanley Classic, Sat Apr 6  Gents 18H Singles S/F & Shanley Classic, Sun Apr 7 Gents 18H Singles S/F & Shanley Classic, Mon Apr 8 Open Seniors (50+) 18H Singles S/F & Shanley Classic, Wed Apr 10 Shanley Classic Team Event.

LADIES RESULTS

Sat 23 Mar:  1st Ann Stack (27) 28pts, 2nd Aileen Carroll (22) 25pts, 3rd Rachel Kiely (20) 25pts.

Tues 26 Mar: 1st Mary Power (15) 33pts, 2nd Anne Henneberry (30) 33pts, 3rd Breda McCarthy (6) 31pts, 4th Carmel O’Brien (12) 31pts, 5th Mai O’Brien (16) 30pts.

Fri 29/Sat 30 Mar: 1st Michelle Mernin (11) 38pts, 2nd Breda McCarthy (6) 36pts B8, 3rd Mary O’Donoghue (34) 36pts, 4th Louise Moloney (35) 35pts.

Mother’s Day Qualifier 26/29/30 Mar 1st Michelle Mernin (11) 38pts, 2nd Mary O’Donoghue (24) 36pts.

Tues 26 Mar: 1st Grace Kiersey (41) 14pts GIG.

LADIES FIXTURES

Fri Apr 5 Ladies 18H Singles S/F & Home Alliance, Sat Apr 6 Ladies 18H Singles S/F & Home Alliance, Mon Apr 8 Open Seniors (50+), Tues Apr 9 Ladies 18H Singles S/F (Food Court) & Ladies GIG.

60.COM

We had a great turnout for our 60.com competition on Wednesday 27th March. The weather was excellent and the course was in great condition.

The winners of our competition were: 1st John Moloney (17) 20 pts, 2nd Maurice Cliffe (16) 19 pts.

We are planning our first outing to take place on Wednesday 17th April – so mark that date in your diary! The venue is Tipperary Golf Club.

Come along next Wednesday and join us for social golf, coffee and chat.  Tee-off is at 1:30pm. Entry time closes at 1:15pm to allow the teams to be selected – if you are later than 1:15pm please let us know beforehand so that the draw can be organised properly.   

YOUNGONES

Another great turnout this week with the fantastic weather bringing a smile to everyone’s face.

1st Nollaig McCarthy (40) 16pts, 2nd Maria Ryan (22) 15pts. Our next competition takes place on Wednesday 3rd April, front 9 at 12 noon. We look forward to seeing you then.

COASTAL ALLIANCE

The Coastal Alliance takes place in Dungarvan Golf Club on Thursday 4th April. Tee Time 9.30am -11am.

FUN FRIDAY FOURSOMES

The foyer was packed on Friday (Mar 29) waiting for the draw to take place. This set the atmosphere for a great competition and fun in the clubhouse later. 

RESULTS: 1st Bob Frizelle and Maeve Carthy, 2nd Kieran Cullinane and Karen Frizelle, 3rd Shay O ‘ Connor and Grace Hayes.

If you want to be part of this popular competition, join us next Fri (Apr 5) at 9.30 am in the foyer. Draw takes place at 9.45am followed by play at 10am. Tell your friends. All are welcome.

GET INTO GOLF – NEW PROGRAMME COMMENCES APRIL 2019

We are delighted with the interest to date in our Get Into Golf Programme and we continue to recruit both men and women for this season. We are holding our Information Night on Tuesday April 16 at 7pm in the Clubhouse.  If you are interested, we look forward to welcoming you to Dungarvan Golf Club.

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. Total cost is €50 and you receive four lessons from our PGA Professional David Hayes and four weeks on course experience with our members. We guarantee you will enjoy it.

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. This event is kindly sponsored by Angela Murphy.

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!!

LOTTO RESULTS

Great disappointment on Sunday as Waterford failed in their bid to win the hurling league against Limerick. However, we had some winners in our Lotto.

The numbers drawn were 5, 11, 22 and 28.  There was no winner of the Jackpot which increases to €3,300 next week!  Next week is the first draw of the 2019 / 2020 Lotto and the Jackpot is carried forward.

We had three Match 3 winners this week – Joe Kiely, Kathleen McGaley and Jomm Hemenstall. Congratulations to each of them.

The sale of the €90 tickets for the 2019/2020 Lotto is progressing extremely well. Members (and their families and friends) have shown their generosity again this year. If you haven’t purchased a ticket you can do so by contacting any committee member. You can also purchase by calling the office and paying by credit card.

The draw next Sunday will be held at about 7:30pm in the clubhouse.  This is later than normal and facilitates other club events. All are welcome.

WEST WATERFORD FESTIVAL OF FOOD EVENT

We are very excited to hold our first event in this years West Waterford Festival of Food. Taking place on Saturday 27th April at 11am our Adult & Junior Golf Taster is a must for anyone who has ever wanted to try golf and share a hobby with their child.

Open to all, our resident PGA Professional David Hayes will have you practising shots and learning new skills making this a fun and family friendly event. After all the fun lunch will be served in our bar overlooking our beautiful golf course. Please book by calling Dungarvan Golf Club on 058-43310 or email office@dungarvangolfclub.com. This event is sure to be popular so don’t delay! Cost: €20 Adult and €10 junior (includes lunch)

PROGRESSIVE 45

1st John Considine & Billy Queally

2nd Vincent Hayes & Theresa Hayes & Percy Hallahan & Tom Osbourne

Last 5: Frankie Ryan & Don Brennan

Lucky Table: Micko Walsh & John Hobbs12

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 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