More success on the domestic front this week as we had three teams in action. On Good Friday we sent our Junior Foursomes team into action at the nearby Gold Coast and again our boys didn’t disappoint. Playing well, our young team led the qualifiers and will now face Waterford Castle in the area final. Next up we faced Clonmel at Clonmel in the second round of the Fred Daly Trophy.  Again, our boys played well and we easily accounted for Clonmel. Our Ladies Minor team were in action on Monday and faced a difficult match against Harbour Point. But our girls have prepared well for this match and, enjoying home advantage we were quick of the blocks. Niamh Reynolds and Cathie O’Mahony were playing superb stuff and got two points on the board early. But the last three matches were tight and Carmel O’Brien and Mary Power of them were going down tie-holes. However, Bridget Ahearn was excelling in her anchor role and duly finished her game on 17 to give us an excellent victory against tough opponents. Manager June James was naturally delighted and proud of her team.

Our Shanley Classic is into its last week finishing this Sunday 28th April we encourage all our members and visitors to support our Club Team’s Fundraiser for 2019. Kindly sponsored by Shanley Industrial Eng.

Our Easter Golf Scramble took place on Bank Holiday Monday April 22nd.  The Social Committee organised another fantastic evening of social golf fun followed by refreshments in the clubhouse afterwards. We had a fantastic turnout and the fine weather had everyone in great spirits.

GENTS RESULTS

Thurs 18th Apr 1st Matthew Lynch (16) 34pts, 2nd Scott Fitzgerald (19) 34pts, 3rd Declan Hallahan (15) 34pts, 4th Frank O’Donoghue (8) 33pts.

Fri 19th Apr 1st Paudi Flynn (14) 35pts

Sat 20th Apr 1st kevin Stack (00) 41pts, 2nd Ronan Slevin (8) 41pts, 3rd Martin Walsh (12) 39pts B9, Thomas Goodall (10) 39pts.

Sun 21st Apr 1st Jamie Keating (8) 40pts, 2nd Paddy Joe Barry (20) 39pts, 3rd Anthony Troy (19) 39pts, 4th Neil Power (5) 38pts. SS 71.

Mon 22nd Apr 1st Michael mehigan (17) 38pts, 2nd Michael Drummy (14) 38pts, 3rd Stephen Lanigan (11) 37pts, 4th Ciaran Cullinane (20) 36pts. SS71

GENTS FIXTURES

Wed Apr 24 Shanley Classic, Thurs Apr 25 (SPAR) Open Gents 18H Singles S/F & Shanley Classic, Fri Apr 26 Shanley Classic, Sat Apr 27 Gents Fourball Holmpatrick Qualifier & Shanley Classic, Sun Apr 28 Gents Single Stroke (Blue), Ballinacourty Cup (Solas Na Mara) & Shanley Classic, Mon Apr 29 Open Gents Senior Singles S/F.

LADIES RESULTS

Tues 16th Apr (The Beauty Place) 1st Miriam Matthews (24) 33pts (Bk 9), 2nd Bernie Hayes (18) 33pts (Bk 6), 3rd June Hayes (21) 33pts, 4th Oonagh Mee (20) 32pts (Bk 9). SS 35pts.

Tues 16th Apr 9H GIG 1st Grace Hayes 12 pts, 2nd Flora Wall 11pts.

Fri 19th Apr (Sam McCauleys) 1st Fidelma Fitzgerald (21) 35pts. 2nd June James (21) 33pts, 3rd Mary Power (14) 32pts

LADIES FIXTURES

Fri Apr 26 Ladies Singles S/F (Capelli), Sat Apr 27 Ladies Singles S/F (Capelli), Mon Apr 29 Open Ladies Seniors Singles S/F, Tues Apr 30 Ladies 18H Singles S/F (The Interlude).

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We had our first outing of 2019 in Tipperary Golf Club on Wednesday 17th April. We had a great turnout of members with a full timesheet and a fantastic sunny Spring day.  The competition was a closely fought affair (over 15 holes) with Robert Hyde leading the field with an excellent 33 Pts.  The result of the outing were:-

1st Robert Hyde (21) 33Pts

2nd Paul Sarsfield (20) 30Pts

3rd Pat Power (21) 30Pts

4th Tim Browne (17) 30Pts

5th Sean English (17) 30Pts

6th Rogie O’Connor (20) 29Pts

Best Lady             Noreen Byrne

We are back to our normal weekly competition next Wednesday 24th April with the draw for partners at 1:45pm and tee-off at 2:00pm. New members are always welcome – it is about chat, coffee and banter as much as golf.

YOUNGONES

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

Results Wed 17th Apr 1st Nollaig McCarthy (41) 22pts, 2nd Kate McNamara (26) 16pts.

FUN FRIDAY FOURSOMES

The fun and laughter was palpable before the competition even started. Conditions were ideal for golf last Friday and Dungarvan Golf Club was buzzing. Parking spaces were at a premium. Indoors we had our usual Bridge group, whilst on the course we had an open 18 hole stableford and of course our special Fun Friday Easter Foursomes. 


1st: Maria Kiersey ( Lady Captain ) and Guest  Mary Nolan (Kilrush)
2nd: Barra O’ Tuama and Cait Herlihy
3rd  Nial Herlihy and Cathie Mannix
4th: Maeve Carthy and Maeve O’ Tuama
5th: Larry Fahey and Sheilanne O’ Donoghue
6th: Miriam Matthews and Mary Ashe 
7th: Flora Wall and Mary Ryan 

For those who didn’t feature there was an Easter bunny. Many thanks to the member who generously sponsored all the prizes. To David and Grace for supplying treats each week.  Many thanks to Kevin and Tom for the teas and coffees. Thanks to all who support us each Friday and make the foursomes into a great social event. We are back again next Friday (Apr 26) so if you want to be part of this fun event be in the clubhouse at 9.30 am, followed by draw and play at 9.45 am.

GET INTO GOLF INTRODUCTION EVENING

The clubhouse was packed with potential golfers eager to hear and become part of our very successful GET INTO GOLF programme. Our Lady Captain Maria Kiersey welcomed everyone. She pointed out that it was National Health Week and briefly outlined the health benefits of playing golf. 
Mary Power (Lady Vice Captain) and John Moran (President) told them in detail what was involved in our GIG Programme. Then we had Marcella Mc Govern who is in Year 4 and Pat Mc Carthy (Year 2) who told the group of their personal experience and fun. 

Consequently, between ladies and men we have over fifty new participants. Their lessons began this week – Tues Apr 23 for ladies and Wed Apr 24 for the men. We look forward to working with you over the next eight weeks and extend a warm welcome to you from Dungarvan Golf Club.

JUNIOR NEWS

Upcoming events include our Adult-Junior 9 holes Foursomes next Sunday 28th at 2.30. Please enter your name on the timesheet or contact the Pro-Shop. We will get you a partner if required.

Tuition for our beginners and Pre-Juniors commences next Saturday at 3pm under the watchful eye of our Club Professional David Hayes. For €2 your child can experience some golf and make new friends in a fun and friendly environment. All equipment is provided

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. There are some fantastic prizes to be won. Call 087-6873445 to book a tee time.

LOTTO RESULTS

Our Social Committee excelled themselves on Easter Monday (22 April) as they organised a well attended and highly successful scramble. As a result the clubhouse was full for our Lotto draw.

The numbers drawn were 7, 23, 24 and 28.  There was no winner of the Jackpot which increases to €3,600 next week!  We had three Match 3 winners this week – Derry Cotter, Ned Morrissey and composite ticket for Gerry Raher/Mark Raher/Dermot Ahearn/Benny Kiely. They each win €35 -congratulations to each of them.

The draw next week will take place on Sunday afternoon at 4:30pm. 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.

PROGRESSIVE 45

Winners: Pat McGovern & Michael Kelly, 2nd Sheila Morrissey & Thomas Carroll, Last 5 Theresa Hayes & Vincent Hayes, Lucky Table Mary-Anne McCarthy & Paddy 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

We are delighted with all the bookings for this year to date and look forward to all the societies that we have booked in. We have some remaining dates for 2019 so please give us a call to book your society. We have fantastic rates that include Green Fees and Food. Call Karen on 058-43310 or email office@dungarvangolfclub.com

PRO SHOP NEWS

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

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