Another busy week at the club with the season in full swing. Our Open Seniors on Mondays continues to attract great crowds and offers superb value for visitors. Popular member Bob Frizelle took the honours last Monday.  Our Fun Friday Foursomes continues to grow in popularity and offers our newer members a fun introduction to our club. We were delighted to welcome Fr. O’Neill’s Society on Saturday who braved the rain showers but enjoyed their day at Dungarvan Golf Club. Again, we had a great turnout for our Easter Scramble and another Scramble is planned for the May Bank holiday. Our Adult Junior Foursomes proved to be a great success as always and we thank our most generous sponsor Angela Murphy for making the event possible.

On the provincial front our teams continue to excel. Our Junior team led by Sean O’Sullivan were in action at Cahir last Saturday in the Munster Interclub Championship. The team of AJ Hayes, Mattie Mullaney, Cal Tutty and Rody Morrissey defied their tender years and produced a brilliant performance to reach the Munster Finals. Not to be outdone, our Ladies Intermediate team produced another inspired performance against near neighbours Gold Coast. After a nerve wrecking win over Cahir, our girls got stuck in with Bernie winning on 16 and Rachel and June winning on 14 offsetting Maura’s loss. Well done to all concerned especially caddies and managers.

Our first Gents “Major” of the season took place on Sunday with James Hayes taking the honours with a brilliant 68. Our Course Committee set up a difficult test from the Championship tees and James proved to be a worthy winner.

GENTS RESULTS

Mon 22nd Apr 1st Open Singles Michael Mehigan (17) 38pts B(, 2nd Patrick Drummy (14) 38pts, Alan Thomas (-1) 33pts (Gross) 3rd Stephen Lanigan 37pts.

Thurs 25th Apr 1st Bob Frizelle (17) 44pts, 2nd Evan Walshe (19) 39pts, 3rd Peter Mullaney (1) 35pts (Gross) 3rd John O’Leary (26) 37pts B9

Sat 27th Holmpatrick Cup Qualifier 1st Graham Nagle & Francis Power (41pts), 2nd Jay Walsh & David Reagan (39pts, 3rd Liam Carroll & Matt Curran (37pts)

Sun 28th Apr Ballinacourty Cup GOY, 1st James Hayes 68pts, 2nd Martin Lavan 71pts, Gross Alan Thomas 73pts, 3rd David Buckley 71pts, 4th Martin Lynch 72pts.

GENTS FIXTURES

Thurs May 2nd (SPAR) Open Gents 18H Singles S/F, Fri May 3rd Open Gents 18H Singles S/F, Sat May 4th Open Gents Singles Stroke, Gents Monthly Medals , Sun  5th May Open Gents Singles Stroke, Mon 6th May Open Gents Singles S/F & Bank Holiday 9H Scramble.

LADIES RESULTS

Mon 22nd Apr 1st Maisie Breen (22) 40pts, 2nd Aileen Carroll (22) 36pts.

Tues 23rd Apr (SHAWS) 1st Marie Fahey (22) 74pts, 2nd Carmel Fox (26) 76pts, Best Gross Cathie Whelan (9) 94 gross pts, 3rd Celia Power (260 77pts. SS 72.

Fri 26th/Sat 27th (Capelli) 1st Mary Power (14) 32pts, 2nd Cathie Whelan (9) 31pts B9, 3rd Anne Heneberry 31pts. SS 72.

LADIES FIXTURES

Fri May 3rd Open Ladies Singles S/F (Orbsen Consulting), Sat May 4th Open Ladies Singles S/F (Orbsen Consulting), Mon May 6 Open Ladies Singles S/F & Bank Holiday 9H Scramble at 5pm, Tues May 7th Open Ladies 18H 2 Person Rumble (Lavinia’s Boutique).

MAY BANK HOLIDAY SCRAMBLE – MONDAY 6TH MAY

Our Bank Holiday Scramble takes place on Monday 6th of May at 5pm. 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 6th May as this will help the smooth running of the event. Be early so that you are at your allocated hole on time.

60.COM

We thought that the attendance at our weekly competition (24th April) would be small due to threatened rain. However the young men of the 60.com turned up in great numbers to participate and “brave the elements”.

1st Mossie Walsh (7) 20 pts, 2nd Donal Verling (22) 19 pts

Our starting time has changed to 1:45pm for tee-off. So please be in the clubhouse at 1:30pm if you are playing. New members are always welcome – it is about chat, coffee and banter as much as golf.

YOUNGONES

Our annual Youngones Party took place on Wednesday 24th April. We had a lovely day of golf and delicious food afterwards. Special thanks to Tom & Chris.

1st Celia Power (26) 18pts, 2nd Maeve Cartht (32) 17pts, 3rd Nollaig McCarthy (41) 16pts, 4th Ann Stack (27) 16pts, 5th Pat Flanagan (21) 16pts, 6th maeve Fitzgerald (26) 14pts, 7th Angela Murphy (20) 14pts, 8th Carmel Fox (26) 14pts, 9th Marie Fahey (22) 13pts, 10th Bernie Lynch (25) 13pts, 11th Marcella McGovern (31) 13pts, 12th Anne Heneberry (31) 13pts.

FUN FRIDAY FOURSOMES

What with Storm Hannah pending we were very lucky to be able to run this event. Despite the threat of bad weather our golfers were queuing to play.  We would like to extend a warm welcome to Denis Dorgan who has just become a member of Dungarvan Golf Club and who joined us last Friday. A warm welcome also to Jean Browne who played as guest with Anne Hennebry . 

RESULTS 
FIRST: Michael Gildea and Louise Moloney 
SECOND: Matt Whelan and Teresa Guiry 
THIRD: Maeve Carthy and Kate Morrissey 

Many thanks to Martin Landers ( Vice Captain ) who sponsored golf balls . Why not join us next Friday and start the bank holiday weekend with golf, fun and chat. Be in the clubhouse at 
9.30 am followed by draw and play at 9.45 am. We welcome you and your golfing guests. 

GET INTO GOLF

Our Get Into Golf Programme for 2019 is now underway and we welcome all those that are taking lessons with PGA David Hayes, we know you will really enjoy the next 8 weeks at Dungarvan Golf Club and will learn a lot and also meet lots of friendly and welcoming members.

DUNGARVAN & WEST WATERFORD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE SCRAMBLE

We are delighted to be hosting the Dungarvan & West Waterford Chamber Scramble on Wednesday 8th May at 6pm. Sign up to enter this very popular fun event open to all Dungarvan Chamber Members and their guests and Dungarvan Golf Club Members.
 
To Book: Let us know your name and handicap and guests name and handicap by phoning Dungarvan Golf Club Office on 058-43310 by Friday 5th May. Adults €15 which includes a delicious BBQ on the Balcony afterwards. If you are not yet a golfer why not joins us for our ‘Golf Taster Clinic’ with our PGA Professional David Hayes and who knows, you might decide to take up golf this summer! Golf Taster Clinic takes place while the scramble is underway.

DUNGARVAN GOLF INTERNATIONAL

There is a special rate for members of Dungarvan, Gold Coast and West Waterford Golf Clubs. Running from Monday 27th May to Thurs. 30th May this competition takes place over the three local courses with the final fourth day at the Gold Coast. The rate for visitors is €140 but the special rate for members of the three local clubs is €45. If interested please contact the office for details.

JUNIOR NEWS

Tuition for our beginners and Pre-Juniors continues next Saturday at 3pm under the watchful eye of our club Professional, David Hayes. Thanks to Niamh & Edel for their invaluable assistance last week. It was great to see so many new faces last week. All are welcome.

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 including All Ireland Footbal & Hurling Tickets, Green Fees for Tralee GC, Carton House, Waterville GC, Mount Juliet, Fota and many more. Call 087-6873445 to book a tee time.

LOTTO RESULTS

A great Sunday afternoon (28th April) in Dungarvan Golf Club as the ladies won their Intermediate Singles Match against the Gold Coast – and then travelled to Adare for the Lady Captains Outing. Later in the afternoon we had a great group of juveniles playing in their Open Competition – they always add to the positive atmosphere in the clubhouse.

The numbers drawn in the Lotto were 1, 2, 8  and 17.  There was no winner of the Jackpot which increases to €3,700 next week!  We had two Match 3 winners this week – Jack Elstead and Denis Begley. They each win €50 -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 €90 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

1st Sheila Morrissey & Jack Elstead, Runners Up: Pat McGovern & Michael Kelly, Last 5: John Hobbs & Micko Walsh, Lucky Table: Seamus O’Neill & Liam Carroll.

BRIDGE

Our Friday morning Bridge finishes for the season this Friday 3rd of May. Thank you to everyone who joined us and made it so successful. See you when we commence again – date to be advised.

MEMBERSHIP 2019

Our great Membership rates are proving very popular once again this year and we are delighted with all those new members that have joined to date. You are all very welcome to Dungarvan Golf Club. 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 busy bees in the office with all our society bookings for this year to date and look forward to welcoming all the societies that we have booked in to our club. 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 ProShop continues to be a hive of activity. David has all the new offerings from the major manufactures in stock and offers demos for you to try. David also offers free custom fitting to ensure that you are using the most suitable equipment to maximise your potential.

On Friday 10th May, Titleist are coming to Dungarvan for a Titleist custom fitting day. We are offering golfers a free opportunity to get custom fitting for the latest Titleist products including Vokey wedges and Scottie Cameron Putters. Contact the Proshop for your free appointment.

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

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