A thrilling weekend at the club as our Ladies Intermediate Cup team were in action against Cahir in the first round. The team of Bernie Hayes, Maura Kindregan, Angela Murphy, Fidelma Fitzgerald and June James faced a difficult game against a strong Cahir team, and through the front nine, the outcome remained delicately poised. Angela Murphy was producing fireworks and turned 4 up but there was nothing to choose in the remaining games. Bernie had a rough start and was 3 down early but rallied to turn 1 up. However, a couple of missed putts cost Bernie and she was beaten on 16. Angela continued to play excellent golf and closed out her match on 15 to level proceedings. But it was proving to be a titanic struggle. Fidelma got off to a slow start and was 3 down early but she hung on to curtail the damage before succumbing on the 15th. Now it was up to Maura and June.

Maura was playing beautiful golf and was dormie on 16. However, the Cahir girl produced quality golf, holing a great 6 foot putt on eighteen to force the game into tie holes. But our girls are made of stern stuff as well and Maura produced a brilliant chip and 4 foot putt for a winning par on the 19th to tie the overall match. It was now left to June in Match 5 and she was involved in an epic battle. Urged on by great home support and displaying her cool temperament, June calmly rolled in a 6 footer on 17 to remain all square. A half on 18 meant the deciding game headed for tie-holes. A brilliant chip and 6 foot putt from June brought the game down the 20th. An overhit approach over the second game looked like curtains for us, but again June produced a chip shot that our Senior Cup team would have been proud of, to bring the match up the 21st.

Getting a shot on the hole, this was June’s chance and she didn’t disappoint hitting a brilliant approach to 8 feet. The Cahir girl was playing beautiful golf but couldn’t match June on this occasion as June calmly rolled to ball to gimme range for an epic and nerve-wracking win. Well done to all concerned, including managers and caddies. Our practice really paid off and this win will be remembered for a long time.

In other news, Cahir extracted some revenge by beating our Challenge Cup team in Cahir. Many of our girls were playing for the club for the first time, and it will prove to be valuable experience. Many thanks to our team, managers and caddies for their efforts.

It’s the second week of April and that means its Masters Week. The first major of the season kickstarts the golfing season and every golfer will be glued to the TV. Our PGA Pro David is running his customary sweep and you can enter in the Pro Shop for a fiver. David is tipping Ricky Fowler and the “Hole-in-One”. You heard it here first!

Our Shanley Classic is well underway and we encourage everyone to get involved and support our Club Teams Fundraising event for 2019. This is an Open four person team event sponsored by Shanley industrial Eng.

GENTS RESULTS

Monday 1st Apr 1st Paudie Flynn (14) 41pts, 2nd John Kavanagh (13) 41pts, 3rd Tim Browne (17) 40pts

Thurs 4th Apr (SPAR), 1st Patrick Drummy (14) 36pts, 2nd Louis Walsh (22) 35pts – CSS 35pts.

Sat 6th Apr 1st Aidan Moloney (17) 38pts, 2nd Brian Morrissey (14), Gross Alan Thomas 35pts, 3rd Dermot Walsh (5) 36pts  – CSS 35pts.

Sun 7th Apr 1st Neil J Power (5) 40pts, 2nd PJ Kindregan (10) 39pts, 3rd Benny Kiely (19) 37pts, 4th Kevin Coleman (9) 37pts.  – CSS 37pts.

GENTS FIXTURES

Wed Apr 10 Shanley Classic, Thurs Apr 11 Spar Open Gents 18H Singles S/F & Shanley Classic, Fri Apr 12 Shanley Classic, Sat Apr 13 Gents 18H Singles S/F & Shanley Classic, Sun Apr 14 Gents 18H Singles Stroke GOY Ballinacorthy Cup & Shanley Classic, Mon Apr 15 Open Seniors (50+) 18H Singles S/F.

LADIES RESULTS

Sat 6th Apr 1st Carmel O’Brien (12) 36pts B9, 2nd Mary Power (15) 36pts, 3rd Fidelma Fitzgerald 921) 34pts, 4th Ann Stack (27) 33pts B9. CSS Friday 36 Pts Saturday 35pts.

LADIES FIXTURES

Fri Apr 12 Ladies 18H Singles S/F, Sat Apr 13 Ladies 18H Singles S/F, Mon Apr 15 Open Seniors (50+), Tues Apr 16 Ladies 18H Singles S/F (The Beauty Place) & Ladies GIG.

HOME ALLIANCE CAPTAINS DAY – 6TH April

1st Carmel O’Brien (12) 36 pts B9, 2nd Mary Power (15) 36pts, Best Gross Breda McCarthy (6) 25 gross, 3rd Fidelma Fitzgerald (21) 34pts, Past Captain Ann Stack (27) 33pts, 4th Angela Murphy (20) 33pts B9, 5th Linda Buckley (24) 33pts B9, 6th June Hayes (21) 33pts.

Cat A (6-20) – Bernie Hayes (18) 32pts, Cat B (21-260 Pat Flanagan (210 32pts, Cat C (27-36) Anne Heneberry 930) 30pts, Front 9 Miriam Matthews (24) 16pts B9. B5. Back 9 June James (21) 18pts.

COASTAL ALLIANCE

A great day was had by all in Dungarvan Golf Club on Thursday 4th April for the Coastal Alliance.

1st Mary Power (15) 31pts, 2nd Noreen Darcy (25) 30pts (Goldcoast), 3rd Catherine McGuire (22) 28pts (Tramore) 4th Ann Stack (27) 28pts.

Cat 1-21 Angela Murphy (20) 26pts, Cat 22-27 Miriam Matthews (240 27pts, Cat 28-36 Mary Spratt (32) 27pts (West Waterford).

Best Front 8 – Anne Kelleher (21) 15pts (Tramore), Best Back 8 Celia O’Neill (14) 17pts (Dunmore East). Nearest the Pin, Dee Hopkins (22) (Dunmore East).

60.COM

We played our 60.com monthly scramble on 3rd April. We had a great turnout despite a large number of our 60.com members being in Spain for “warm weather training”.  No doubt this will dramatically improve their golf – we will wait and see!

The results of the scramble were:-

 1st  Tim Browne (17), Rogie Cashin (19) and Micheal Merrinan (24) 27 ½

2nd Niall Herlihy (24), Pat McCarthy (23), Denis O’Brien (17) and Pat Power (21) 30 11/12

3rd Dave Byrne (19), Maurice Crotty (21) and Liam Reilly (22) 31 1/3

Come along next Wednesday and join us for social golf, coffee and chat.  Entry time closes at 1:15pm.  

YOUNGONES

Our annual Youngones party is taking place on Wednesday 24th April! Looking forward to seeing everyone there.

Results 3rd April Marcella McGovern (31) 17pts. Our next competition takes place on Wednesday 10th April at 12 Noon.

FUN FRIDAY FOURSOMES

Heavy frost last Friday morning put a question mark over this event, but at 9.30 am Scholar waved the green flag to the relief of all our golfers. 

RESULTS (FRI APRIL 5) 
1st Marcella Mc Govern and Mary Ryan, 2nd Pat McCarthy and Kate Morrissey, 3rd Frank O’ Flynn and Lucy Sweeney.

If you are free next Friday (Apr 12 ) , join us in the lobby at 9.30 am. Draw takes place at 9.45 am and play commences at 10 am. All are welcome to join us for some social golf with tea and chat in the clubhouse later. 


GET INTO GOLF WINTER LEAGUE
This competition came to a close at the end of March having being run over the Winter months. We had fifty entries including men and women. It’s purpose was to encourage our GET INTO GOLF men and women to continue to play and to score points for their teams.  It proved a huge success and did exactly that, as well as integrating our new members into the club. Congratulations to Anne Hennebry who came up with the idea, ably helped by Marcella Mc Govern. 

Pat Mc Carthys team of Catherine Dwyer, Mary Fennell, Louise Moloney and Bridget O ‘ Shea were clear winners followed in second place by Peter Moloney’s team of Ann Curran , Marcella Mc Govern and Helen O’ Shea. Well done to all the teams for their participation and enthusiasm.

GET INTO GOLF REFRESHER LESSONS 

David Hayes our resident PGA Professional will start refresher lessons for our GET INTO GOLF men and women this Wed Apr 10 and continue for four consecutive weeks. We have three different groups – 9.30 am, 6 pm and 7pm. This is a great opportunity to enhance and improve your golf and set you up for the Summer season. It is great to see the enthusiasm of our new members and the difference they are making to our club. 


GET INTO GOLF MIXED SCRAMBLE

This took place at the later time of 5 pm last Sunday ( Apr 7) after the Intermediate League match between Dungarvan and Cahir. Well done to our Dungarvan ladies who secured victory on the twenty first hole!!! We had over thirty participants in the scramble and a really fine evening which added to the fun and enjoyment. 

1st Ned Morrissey, Ann Curran , Phyllis Davis and Catherine Dwyer, 2nd Theresa Guiry, Emily Johnson and Helen O’ Neill, 3rd Louise Moloney, Lucy Sweeney, Libby Mc Ginn Murphy and Nora O’ Flynn

GET INTO GOLF PROGRAMME 2019

Our Information Night for men and women takes place on Tues Apr 16 at 7 pm. This is Year 4 for our ladies and Year 2 for the men. We have learned a lot over the four years regarding  what works and what we should leave out . We have tweaked the programme and feel we are now offering a super opportunity to our new golfers. If you think you would like to play golf why not join us that night and hear what we have to offer and experience the enthusiasm and vibrancy of Dungarvan Golf Club. 

EASTER BANK HOLIDAY SCRAMBLE


Easter Monday 22nd April
PROMPT SHOTGUN START at 5.00PM
The Social Committee have organised another opportunity for everyone to come together for social golf fun followed by refreshments in the clubhouse. Members are welcome to invite guests to play – Let us know their handicap. Please sign in by 1pm on Monday 22nd as this will help the smooth running of the event. It is important so that the draw can take place ensuring a fair competition. Sign up on line or asking the pro shop to enter you. Telephone the Pro Shop if you are entered but are unable to play on the day.
Entry Fee: Adults €10 Juniors €5 (includes a plated meal and prizes) will be collected from 3.30pm. Be early so that you are at your allocated hole on time.


Advance Notice Next Scramble  BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY 6th May

JUNIOR NEWS

It will be a busy Easter for our Juniors. As well as our domestic features we play in the Irish Junior Foursomes, Fred Daly and the Munster Inter-Clubs championship. Lessons for beginners resume on April 18th.

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.

DUNGARVAN GOLF INTERNATIONAL

Running from Monday 27th May to Thursday 30th May this tournament which is run over the three local courses, continues to prove popular with players coming from USA, England and Ireland to take part. For further details visit www.dungarvangolftriangle.com . We look forward to another successful year.

SENIOR GOLFERS

For our Senior Golfers we are hosting a qualifier for the Staysure Seniors on Monday 29th April. The lucky winner will accompany our resident PGA Professional David Hayes to Seapoint Golf Club in May.

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

We have had a great response from the sale of our €90 annual Lotto tickets. Many thanks to members (and their families and friends) who purchased tickets – you have helped to make our Lotto a success again this year.  The tickets are exceptional value as they cover the purchaser for 52 weekly draws and the special quarterly draws. The tickets are still selling and if you want to purchase you can contact any committee member or call personally or by phone to the office and purchase one.

The clubhouse was full this week (7th April) for our Lotto  draw. There were two big golf events taking place – a Ladies Intermediate League match (Dungarvan Vs Cahir – we won) and a Get into Golf scramble. It was great to see such a positive atmosphere in the club.

The numbers drawn were 5, 23, 25 and 27.  There was no winner of the Jackpot which increases to €3,400 next week!  We had two Match 3 winners this week – Catherine Power and Walter Cullinane. Congratulations to each of them. The draw next Sunday will be held at about 4:30pm in the clubhouse.  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 Paddy Corkery & John Motehrway

2nd Cait Mulcahy & Teresa Hayes

2nd John Hobbs & Michael Walsh

Last 5 Cyril Power & Seamus O’Neill

Lucky Table Tom Cummins & Maura 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 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 this 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

Easter Scramble – 22n April

Lady Captains Outing – 28 April

Chamber Scramble – 8t May

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