Another hectic week at the club with the fantastic weather attracting members and visitors alike. The Monday Seniors continues to be popular and Mattie Whelan and Bernie Lynch took the honours. The Ladies Start of the Season attracted a great entry and Brenda Cummins proved to be a most popular winner. Our Get into Golf programs are a tremendous success and it was wonderful to see so many beginners take to the course on Wednesday under the guidance of more experienced members.

The weekend plaudits go to one of our own members, Gerry O’Connor from Dungarvan Shopping Centre on a fantastic sponsorship of the Mother’s Day Competition. Qualifiers from all Waterford clubs took to the course on Saturday and Mary Lou Carroll proved to be the “Belle of the Ball”. The competition was a tremendous success and will go from strength to strength. Well done to all concerned. Thank you to WLR FM for attending on the day and adding to what was a fantastic atmosphere.

Other notable performances over the weekend include John Carroll, Linda Buckley, Fergal Slevin and Tommy Reynolds.

On the domestic front, we had two matches over the weekend. First up was our Fred Daly Team facing a tough Waterford Castle team in the Area final. Led by manager Gerry Raher, our team played well and recorded a 4-1 victory to reach the Munster Semi Finals and will now face Muskerry in a repeat of last year’s Munster final. Led by Jimmy Weymss, our JB Carr team took on Tramore in the away leg of the area final. Manager Jimmy was very happy with the performance and we brought home a 4-1 advantage.

Unfortunately, our Pierce Purcell Team played Waterford Castle at Waterford Castle and were beaten 3.5 and 1.5. It was a well fought match but unfortunately home advantage played a significant part for Waterford Castle’s win.

GENTS RESULTS

Mon 13May 1st Matthew Whelan (27) 36pts (B6), 2nd Bernadette Lynch (25) 36pts (B3), 3rd Noel Brennan (16) 36pts (B9), 4th George Walsh (15) 36pts.

Thurs 16 (SPAR) 1st Johnny Carroll (7) 40pts, 2nd Damien Burns (6) 39pts (B9), Gross Alan Thomas (-1) 3rd Robert Fitzsimons (18) 39pts.

Sat 18 (David Hayes Monthly Medals) 1st Tommy Reynolds (11) 68pts, 2nd Derek Kiely (13) 69pts, Gross Eoin Brackett 69pts, 3rd Liam O’Dwyer (12) 70pts.

Sun 19 Stroke GOY McCarthy Cup 1st Fergal Slevin (10) 69pts, 2nd Neil J Power (5) 70pts, Gross Alan Thomas (20 73 pts, 3rd Peter Mullaney (-1) 71pts.

GENTS FIXTURES

Thurs 23(SPAR) Open Gents 18H Singles S/F & Waterford GAA Classic, Fri 24 Waterford GAA Classic, Sat May 25 Waterford GAA Classic, Sun 26 May Gents 18H Singles S/F, Mon 27 May Open Seniors 50+ Singles S/F, Wed 29 Dungarvan Golf International & Captains Scramble.

LADIES RESULTS

Tues 14 May 1st Brenda Cummins (22) 71 nett

Tues 14th GIG 1st Grace Kiersey (41) 16pts, 2nd Flora Wall (41) 15pts.

Sat 17 & Sun 18 May (Woodhouse Estate Sponsors) 1st Linda Buckley (24) 39pts, 2nd Sarah Moynihan (32) 38pts, 3rd Marcella McGovern (32) 36pts.

LADIES FIXTURES

Fri May 24 Waterford GAA Classic Sat May 25 Waterford GAA Classic,  Mon 27 May Open Seniors 50+ Singles S/F, Tues May 28 Ladies 18H Singles S/F (Maria Moloney).

JB CARR

Dungarvan take a 4-1 lead into the 2nd leg of the JB Carr County Final versus Tramore.
The first leg was played in Tramore GC on Sunday and the second leg is scheduled for next Monday, 27th May in Dungarvan.

60.COM

We had no 60.com competition on the 15th May due to the South Munster Seniors is being played in Dungarvan that day.

We will be back swinging in our 60.com on 22nd May! Come along and join us for social golf, coffee and chat.  Entry time closes at 1:45pm. 

YOUNGONES

Wed 15th May 1st Maria Ryan (23) 20pts. Our next competition takes place Wed 22nd at 12 noon. See you there.

FUN FRIDAY FOURSOMES

We are so encouraged by the large numbers waiting to play in this fun event and last Friday was no exception. It was an ideal morning for golf – lovely calm conditions. The course is in fantastic condition thanks to our course staff. 

RESULTS (Fri 17) 
FIRST:  Jack Elstead and Brenda Cummins 
SECOND : Pat Dineen and Mary Fennell
THIRD : Jane Alexander and Theresa Guiry 

Congratulations to Brenda Cummins who set up a birdie on the eighth with a superb drive  . Her luck was in as she also came out twice in the lotto this week. Great fun and laughter was to be heard in the bar later. Thanks to David for the treats and to Tom and staff in the bar for looking after us so well. 

Please note, there will be no FUN FRIDAY FOURSOMES this Friday (May 2 ) due to the GAA CLASSIC . We wish Mossie Walsh and his organising team every success over the weekend. The following weekend (May 31) is Captains Weekend which means we have no FUN FRIDAY FOURSOMES . We wish David Shanley every good wish for his major event. FUN FRIDAY FOURSOMES will be back again on Friday June 7. 

GET INTO GOLF 

The lessons with David Hayes (our resident PGA Professional) came to a close last week  for the new GIG ladies 2019 . They are a really enthusiastic group and David reliably informs me that we can look forward to some very good golfers among them. They will be taken out on the course over the next four weeks to practice all they have learned. 

A huge thanks to all our lady members who have so generously signed on to help them. 
Jennifer Hickey (CGI) will visit our club on Jun 11 for the Gala night and presentation of certificates to our new golfers. 

REFRESHER LESSONS (GET INTO GOLF)

These have been taking place over the last four weeks for ladies and men to help them move on and improve their game. This is a vital part of the programme and are proving a great success with participants. Thanks to David Hayes for facilitating these and contributing so much to the success of the GET INTO GOLF programme. 

GET INTO GOLF MIXED SCRAMBLE

Our next GIG mixed scramble is scheduled for next Sunday May 26. Entry forms are in the relevant locker rooms, so please sign on to be part of the fun. These are great social events for everyone.

WATERFORD GAA GOLF CLASSIC

We are delighted to be hosting the Waterford GAA Classic taking place this Thursday 23rd/Friday 24th and Saturday 25th May. We look forward to welcoming everyone to Dungarvan Golf Club.

There are some fantastic prizes to be won including All Ireland Football & Hurling Tickets, Green Fees for Tralee GC, Carton House, Waterville GC, Mount Juliet, Fota and many many more. We wish everyone signed up to play a very successful and enjoyable weekend at Dungarvan Golf Club. The Waterford GAA Golf Classic is sponsored by TQS Integration Ltd.

DUNGARVAN GOLF INTERNATIONAL

Running from Monday 27th May to Thursday 30th May the Dungarvan Golf International competition takes place over the three local courses with the final fourth day at the Gold Coast Golf Club. Visitors from America and England will be enjoying a fantastic week in Dungarvan. We look forward to welcoming them to Dungarvan Golf Club!

JUNIOR NEWS

We had another great turnout for our junior lessons last Saturday. Thanks to Niamh, Denise and Maisie for their invaluable assistance. Lessons continue next Saturday at 3pm and all are welcome.

LOTTO RESULTS

We had another busy sports afternoon on Sunday 19th May with Waterford/Tipperary and Cork/Limerick playing in the championship. Unfortunately ,it was not Waterford’s day. A good number of members were watching these matches while our Lotto Draw was taking place.

The numbers drawn in the weekly Lotto were 3, 6, 25 and 28. There was no winner of the Jackpot which increases to €4,000 next week! We had six Match 3 winners this week – Frankie, Rian and Evan O’Hare, Mary Slater, Mary O’Donoghue, Pat and Brenda Cummins, Bridget O’Shea and Brenda Cummins. They each win €25 – congratulations to each of them.

That’s right Brenda Cummins won twice!! Brenda is a great club member and is doing great work in developing bridge in our club.

The draw next week will take place on Sunday afternoon at 4:30pm. Come along and support us – all are welcome.

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 look forward to welcoming all the societies booked in for the coming week. 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.

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

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

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