Talk around the clubhouse this week is all about the Tiger. The US Masters was the centre of attention and there was a great crowd in the bar watching the final round. Hopefully you took our Pro David’s advice on bets and you would have made a few quid. The course and clubhouse were busy last week.  Congratulations to Marie Ryan who won our Masters Sweep!

As well as our weekly competitions our refresher lessons commenced last Wednesday and attracted a great crowd. The Callaway Demo day was full, and we welcomed Silverwood, Tower view, Burncourt, Merck, and Clonmellon Golf Societies. All were highly impressed with our facility and we look forward to their return.

Congratulations to Ann & Pat Stack on the birth of their first grandchild. We are delighted for the new parents and grandparents!

In other news our Men’s Club presented the prizes for our David Hayes PGA Spring League and they announced that Entries are now open for the Matchplays. For €20 you gain entry to the Matchplay Singles, Fourball and Foursomes. Don’t worry if you need a partner, we will find one for you. Entry forms are in the locker room.

Our Shanley Classic has been extended until Sunday 28th April so we encourage our members to support our Club Team’s Fundraiser for 2019. Kindly sponsored by Shanley Industrial Eng.

Our Easter Golf Scramble takes place on Bank Holiday Monday April 22nd.  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.

GENTS RESULTS

Mon 8th Apr: 1st   Noel Doran (19) 41 pts, 2nd Louis Walshe (22) 38 pts, 3rd Michael Kilcoyne (20) 37 pts, 4th Stephen Connolly (21) 37 pts.

Thurs 11th Apr (SPAR) 1st: Louis Walsh (22) 38 pts(B9), 2nd: Eoin Brackett (38) 39 pts, 3rd: Damien Burns (6) 36 points.

Sat 13th: 1st: Matthew Lynch (16) 34 pts. (B9), 2nd: Scott Fitzgerald (19) 34 pts. (B9), 3rd: Declan Hallahan (15) 34 pts, Gross: Frank O Donoghue 25 pts.

GENTS FIXTURES

Wed Apr 17 Shanley Classic, Thurs Apr 18 Spar Open Gents 18H Singles S/F & Shanley Classic, Fri Apr 19 Open Gents Singles S/F & Shanley Classic, Sat Apr 20 Open Gents 18H Singles S/F & Shanley Classic, Sun Apr 21 Open Gents 18H Singles S/F & Shanley Classic, Mon Apr 22 Open Gents Singles S/F & Easter Scramble.

LADIES RESULTS

Tues 9th Apr 1st: Breda McCarthy (7) 33pts, 2nd Michelle Mernin (11) 33pts CB, 3rd Betty O’Brien (14) 32pts, 4th Carmel O’Brien (11) 31pts.

Sat 13th Apr 1st Louise Moloney (35) 37pts, 2nd June James (21) 36pts, 3rd Rachel Kiely (20) 35pts.

Tues 9th GIG S/F 1st Grace Hayes (37) 36pts

LADIES FIXTURES

Fri Apr 19 Open Ladies 18H Singles S/F, Sat Apr 20 Open Ladies 18H Singles S/F, Mon Apr 22 Open Ladies Singles S/F & Easter Scramble, Tues Apr 23 Ladies 18H Singles S/F (SHAWS) GOY & Ladies GIG.

60.COM

We had a great turnout for our 60.com competition on Wednesday 10th April. The weather was excellent and the course was in great condition.

The winners of our competition were:-

 1st Sean English (17) 17 pts

2nd JP Hayes (16) 16 pts.

Our first outing of 2019 is taking place on Wednesday 17th April in Tipperary Golf Club.

Come along next Wednesday and join us for social golf, coffee and chat. 

YOUNGONES

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

Results 10th April. Winner Brid Killigrew (30) 16pts. Our next competition takes place on 17th April. Front 9 at 12.52pm. Please note the later time.

FUN FRIDAY FOURSOMES

Presently we are preparing for our FUN FRIDAY EASTER FOURSOMES which takes place this Friday April 19. Forecast is for warm dry conditions which will draw a big crowd. So be in the clubhouse at 9.30am, with draw at 9.45am followed by play at 10am. 

RESULTS ( FRI APRIL 12) 
1st: Eamon Keane and Maria Kiersey ( Lady Captain), 2nd: Bob Frizelle and Marie Fahey ( Ballymac ) 
3rd: Sean de Paor and Martin Carroll 

If you want to be part of the fun, why not join us this Friday. Everyone welcome and feel free to bring your golfing guests.

GET INTO GOLF PROGRAMME 2019

Our Information Night for men and women takes place this 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 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

Our Fred Daly team got their defence of their Munster title off to a winning start when we easily defeated Youghal at Cahir last Sunday. Despite the extremely wet conditions, our team of Daniel Raher, Michael Troy, Barry Morrissey, Ethan Raher and Sean O’Sullivan played well, and we await our next opponents. But there is no rest for the lads. Next Friday we are in action at the Gold Coast for the qualifying round of the Irish Junior Foursomes. On Saturday 28th April we are in action again at Cahir when we play in the Irish Inter Club Championship.

On the domestic front we have two competitions during the Easter period. On Wednesday 17th April we are hosting 18 holes and 9 Holes for our juniors and Pre-juniors. All our junior events are open so feel free to bring a friend. On Sunday 28th April we are hosting our ever-popular Easter Adult-Junior 9 Hole Foursomes. Book your time online or contact the ProShop.

Coaching for our beginners and Pre-Juniors commences on Saturday 27th April at 3pm. If your nipper fancies giving golf a try, bring them along. The cost is €2 per child and all equipment is provided. We are looking for lady volunteers to help on a Saturday so if you can give up an hour every fourth Saturday, your assistance would be much appreciated.

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.

WATERFORD GAA CLASSIC

We are very proud to be hosting the Waterford GAA Classic taking place on Thursday 23rd/Friday 24th and Saturday 25th May. Teams of Four any combination. Call 087-6873445 to book a tee time.

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

The presentation of prizes for the Men’s Spring League took place last Sunday afternoon (14th April) in our clubhouse. A large crowd were present to see our generous sponsor David Hayes present the prizes. As well as being generous sponsors David and Grace are great ambassadors for our club and are always on hand to welcome visitors, advise members and generally add to the atmosphere in the club.

Before the prize-giving we held our weekly Lotto draw. The numbers drawn were 8, 10, 19 and 22.  There was no winner of the Jackpot which increases to €3,500 next week!  We had two Match 3 winners this week – Hilary Browne and Liam O’Connor. Congratulations to each of them.

The draw next week will take place on Monday after the Easter Scramble. Come along and support us- all are welcome.  

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 buy one.

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

Winners: Pat Phelan & Eddie Kiely, Runners Up: Tom Ahearne & Maurice Tobin, Last 5: Percy Hallahan & Tom Osbourne, Lucky Table: Bernie Hayes & Derry Cotter.

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

Our Societies are keeping us busy here in Dungarvan Golf Club, we are delighted with all the bookings for this year and have some remaining dates for 2019 so please give us a call to book in! Call Karen on 058-43310 or email Office@dungarvangolfclub.com

PRO SHOP NEWS

Our Callaway Demo day proved to be a great success last Wednesday as members and visitors alike took advantage of the opportunity to try the latest offerings from Callaway. Using Trackman Radar technology everyone discovered a few extra yards and went away armed with new drivers and irons.

Our Next Demo day is on Wednesday 24th April when Mizuno come to town. Again, we are offering members and visitors free appointments to be custom fit for Mizuno equipment. Contact the ProShop if you would like to avail of this opportunity. Remember if your clubs don’t suit you, you can’t perform.

The ProShop continues to be busy as the golfing season is truly under way. Visitors are always amazed of the vast array of products available in our ProShop. You can follow David’s Special Offers on his website at www.davidhayesgolf.com.

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

Easter Scramble – 22nd April

Lady Captains Outing – 28 April

Chamber Scramble – 8th 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