Ann Fitzgerald RIP

It was a week of mixed emotions at the club as news reached us of the sad passing of Ann Fitzgerald. Ann was a much loved and cherished member of our club and serve on many committees during her time culminating with Ann accepting the office of Lady Captain in 2008. Ann would readily admit that she wasn’t the finest golfer in the world but she had a laugh and a smile for everyone and was a joy to accompany for a few holes. Ann will be greatly missed by all at the club and we offer our sincerest condolences to her husband Liam, sons Scott and Shane and daughters Julie, Lisa and Susan and all her family as well as her many friends. May Ann rest in peace.

CAPTAINS PRIZE

The weekend belonged to our Captain David Shanley as he presented his Captain’s prize to the members. Aided by his two lieutenants Martin and Ciaran, the Captain promised to set up a difficult test and he didn’t disappoint. The weather played a part and strong winds and wet rough made scoring difficult, reflected in a best score of 69 for Round one. Again, the wind blew on Sunday and the best score returned was 71. Martin Carroll and Peter Finnegan led the way after the first round but the pack were tightly bunched and waiting to pounce. Kevin Coleman produced the best of the day 71 to set the early clubhouse lead but eventually he was passed. One of our juniors, Chris Lanigan was playing great golf but was only playing for second place as juniors are not permitted to win. When the dust settled, Martin Carroll prevailed with Damien Burns taking third spot behind Chris. Linda Buckley continued to show her potential taking the Ladies prize with a brilliant 69. After a minute’s silence as a mark of respect for Ann Fitzgerald, Captain David thanked all concerned for making such a memorable weekend. There is no doubt that the course was the victor. Naturally Martin was delighted with his victory and can look forward to playing from his new handicap.

CAPTAINS PRIZE RESULTS


1ST Martin Carroll (21) 145 nett

2nd Christopher Lanigan (7) 144 nett

Overall Gross John Reynolds (0) 148 nett

3rd Damien Burns (6) 147 nett

4th Peter Finnegan (11) 148 nett

5th Michael McNamara (20) 148 gross

Past Captain David Raher (130 153 nett

Best Junior Michael Troy (4) 155 nett

Round 1 Best Gross Peter Mullaney 91) 76 gross

Round 2 Best Gross Neil J Power (5) 80 gross

Round 1 Best Net: Pat Phelan (13) 72 nett

Round 2 Best Nett: Kevin Coleman (9) 71 nett

Best Lady: Linda Buckley (22) 69 nett

Cat 1 (0-5) Donal Williams (5) 153 nett

Cat 2 (6-12) PJ Kindregan (10) 149 nett

Cat 3 (13–19) Maurice Terry (14) 149 nett

Cat 4 (20+) Jim Quinn (20) 151 nett

Best Guest Kevin Lanigan

GENTS RESULTS MON 27/THURS 30 MAY

Mon 27th May 1st Des Power (25) 41pts, 2nd Andrew McCarthy (15) 39pts, 3rd Maurice Crotty 37pts (B9), 4th James Power (27) B9.

Thurs 30th (SPAR) 1st Declan Hallahan (16) 38pts, 2nd Maurice Cliffe (17) 36pts, Gross Alan Thomas (-10 32pts, 3rd Pat Breen (16) 35pts.

GENTS FIXTURES

Thurs 6th (SPAR) Open Gents 18H Singles S/F, Sat 8th Gents 18H Singles S/F, Sun 9th Gents Vice Captains Prize 18H Stroke, Mon 10th Open Seniors 50+ Singles S/F.

JB CARR TEAM NEWS

Our JB Carr team had a hard-fought victory over Tramore GC in this year’s Waterford County Final. With a priceless 4-1 lead after the first leg in Tramore, we had the second leg at home on Monday of last week. 
As expected, Tramore provided stern opposition and we had a great sporting battle with both teams sharing the points on the day at 2.5 each. Our cumulative winning margin was 6.5 to 3.5 with Pat Stack and Johnny Norris delivering the crucial sixth point to get us over the line.


This was our third County title in the past four years. We now go forward to the Munster Quarter Finals stage where we play the Cork (B) County Champions. We understand that Mahon GC were the victors over Kinsale GC but this is subject to confirmation. The Munster Quarter Finals are over two legs (home and away). We will have the choice of venue for the first leg and both legs must be concluded by 28th June

LADIES RESULTS

Tues 28th May (Magpie Art) 1st Bernie Hayes (18) 40pts, 2nd Maura Kindregan (20) 40pts, Best gross Cathie O’Mahony Whelan (10)23 gross pts, 3rd Marcella McGovern (32) 38pts, Best Front Nine: Maria Ryan (230 20pts, Best Back Nine: Grace Hayes (36) 23pts, Best 30-36 Handicap Colette Power (30) 38pts.

Tues 28th GIG 9H S/F 1st Flora Wall (420 21pts (on count back), 2nd Mary Prendergast (42) 21pts.

Fri 31st/Sat 1st June (Captains Prize to the Ladies) 1st Linda Buckley (23) 69 nett.

LADIES FIXTURES

Fri 7th June ladies 18H Singles S/F (360 Cookhouse), Sat 8th Ladies 18H Singles S/F (360 Cookhouse), Mon 10th Open Seniors 50+ Singles S/F, Tues 11th Open Ladies 3 Person Waltz (Garveys Supervalu).

60.COM

We had no 60.com competition on the 29th May due to the Captains Scramble being played that day. We will be back swinging in our 60.com on 5th June! Come along and join us for social golf, coffee and chat.  Entry time closes at 1:45pm. 

FUN FRIDAY FOURSOMES

We are back with the Fun Friday Foursomes this Friday Jun 7. Assemble in the foyer at 9.30 am to ensure a timely start at 9.50 am. Looking forward to seeing everyone. Bring along your golfing friends. Everyone welcome.

CONGRATULATIONS!!

Well done to our beloved ProShop assistant Grace who successfully completed the Ladies Mini Marathon on Sunday. Running the 10-kilometre course in just over an hour, Grace was thrilled to thank everyone for sponsoring her and the Laura Lynn Charity.

DUNGARVAN GOLF INTERNATIONAL

We were delighted to welcome visitors from the UK, United States and Ireland for the recent Dungarvan Golf International. It was great to see familiar faces back once again to play our course and enjoy the fine weather we had while they were here. The Dungarvan Golf International was played over the three local golf courses and we wish to thank the Gold Coast Golf Resort for all their assistance and also thank West Waterford Golf Club. Another successful International!  

JUNIOR NEWS

We had a great turnout for our Junior lessons last Saturday. Thanks to Edel and Niamh for their invaluable assistance. Lessons continue next Saturday at 3pm and all are welcome.

We wish all our juniors the very best of luck as they tackle the Junior & Leaving Certificates this week. Exams are like golf, you get out of it what you put into it.

Any enquiries relating to our junior activities can be directed to Junior Convenor, David Hayes. David can be contacted at 058-44707 or email to golfpro@eircom.net.

LOTTO RESULTS

Last weekend had the major competition of the year taking place – our Captain’s Prize.  As a result, the clubhouse was busy while we carried out our Lotto Draw on Sunday (2nd June). While the numbers were picked the players battled the elements in tough conditions.

The numbers drawn in the weekly Lotto were 5, 14, 22 and 25. There was no winner of the Jackpot which increases to €4,200 next week! We had one Match 3 winner this week Tom Curran who wins €100 – congratulations to Tom.

To-date we have paid out over €12,500 in jackpot, weekly and special prizes.  If you want to participate €2 and €5 are on sale in our clubhouse.

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

PRACTISING ON THE GOLF COURSE

The Management Committee, Men’s Club and Ladies Club, wish to inform members that only two balls are allowed to be hit on the course, if you are playing casual golf or practising on the course. Otherwise, you should go to the practice area. 

Multiple balls being played on the course can cause unnecessary damage. The two-ball rule will be vigorously enforced.

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 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

Ping are rolling into town on Monday 17th June for our latest Demo Day. All are welcome to attend to experience the latest offerings from one of the leading brands in golf. A Ping technician will be on site to ensure you are correctly fitted using the latest Trackman technology. For your free appointment contact our resident PGA professional David in the Pro-Shop.

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

Open Fortnight 21st June – 7th July 2019

Open Classic – 29th July – 4th August 2019

Lady Captains Prize – 27/28July 2019

Presidents Prize – 16 /17 /18August 2019

Open Week 6th – 14th September 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