ANN FITZGERALD R.I.P.

A cloud hung over Dungarvan Golf Club when the news filtered through about the passing of our esteemed member Ann Fitzgerald. Though Ann was small in stature she was big in heart and always brought fun and laughter with her. She had an uplifting effect on all of us with her humour and good spirits.

Ann was delighted to be asked to be Lady Captain of our club in 2008. She considered it an honour and carried out the task in her ever-efficient way. She also served as Handicap Secretary and worked on a number of committees over the years. She took great pride in carrying out her various roles to the benefit of all club members and in particular the ladies.

Despite the fact that Ann had lived in Dungarvan for many years, she was always proud of her Cork roots and this was even more evident in her Cork accent, particularly when she spoke of her home in Farranree.

At her funeral Mass her son Scott in his eulogy created snapshots of Ann at home, Ann and her children and grandchildren, Ann and her family on holidays and Ann celebrating a Christening and birthday in Marymount. Scott concluded by thanking Ann and Liam for showing himself and his siblings the importance of family life and how it is done.

To Ann’s husband Liam (former Captain) her sons Scott and Shane, her daughters Julie, Lisa and Susan, her much loved grandchildren, her sister Margaret and her extended family we offer our sincerest sympathies.

Just as Ann left her mark on her family, she was also an inspiration to all of us in Dungarvan Golf Club. She will be sadly missed.

GOLF NEWS

Another positive week at the club with much golf played. John Joe Henley hit the highlights and the perfect shot in the Spar Open Singles last Thursday to scoop the pot. Reports from an unreliable source tell me that John Joe has never had a two despite entering the twos every week. Well he still hasn’t.  Mine’s a small brandy JJ.

The Vice-Captain’s Prize presented by Martin Landers took pride of place this week and the worthy winner was Niall Walsh who was first out and managed to hold off Kelvin Brady. It’s three weeks in a row for the men playing Strokes from the Blue Championship tees but that’s the way the cookie crumbles. To make the course a little easier, Vice-Captain Martin took advantage of the hundred-yard rule and moved the tees up on 3,11 & 14. All clubs have ageing memberships and it’s important that clubs recognise this fact and remain proactive to ensure members continue to enjoy their golf. Some of our older members still contribute the competition entry fee without competing in the competition. Class is permanent lads. The game of Golf enjoys some wonderful and honourable traditions and it’s important that we do not lose sight of why we play this game.   

The Belle of the ball award this week goes to the lovely Linda Buckley who followed up her win in the Captains prize to take the honours last Saturday. Linda has now lost four shots in handicap and she strives to get lower. 

Well done to our Ladies Senior Foursomes team of Cathie O’Mahony, Niamh Reynolds, Irene Lynch, Carmel O’Brien, Breda McCarthy and Mary Power who enjoyed a fantastic win over Clonmel at Cahir. Hopefully our JB Carr team will take some inspiration from our Ladies achievements as they face Mahon in the first leg of the Munster quarter final.

The third “Major” of the year commences this Thursday when the US Open tees off at Pebble Beach. Our resident PGA Professional David is offering a limited edition Titleist Tour bag to the person who picks the best team of four. Entries close on Thursday at 1pm. Our Pro is predicting a Tiger victory.

In other news Titleist and Ping are coming to town for a “Demo Day”. Titleist rock up on Tuesday 11th June from 2 to 6pm followed by Ping on Monday 17th June. Please contact the Pro-Shop at 058-44707 to avail of this free opportunity to try the latest offerings from two of the leading club manufacturers in the world. Free custom fitting is available from a technician using the latest Trackman Radar technology to ensure that your clubs are matched perfectly to your game.

GENTS RESULTS

Mon 3rd June 1st Chris Lanigan (7) 39pts, 2nd Denis Ryan (20) 36pts B9, 3rd Brian Looby 915) 36pts B9, 4th P.J. Bunyan 36pts B9.

Thurs 6th (SPAR) 1st Neil J. Power (5) 40pts, 2nd Jack Kiely (19) 38pts (B9), 3rd Kieran McCarthy (9) 38pts, 4th Sean Power (30) 36pts B9.

Sat 8th 1st Kevin Stack (-1) 36pts B9, 2nd Martin Lynch (11) 36pts, 3rd Michael O’ Connor (8) 35pts (B9)

Sun 9th Vice Captains Prize 1st Niall Walsh 67 B9, 2nd Kelvin Brady 67 B9, 3rd Paul Breen 68, Best Gross Alan Thomas 72, 4th Thomas Goodall 69 B9.           

GENTS FIXTURES

Thurs 13th (SPAR) Open Gents 18H Singles S/F, Sat 15th Gents 18H Singles S/F, Sun 16th Gents Senior Scratch Cup (36 Holes Stroke)/ Gents Singles S/F, Mon 17th Open Seniors 50+ Singles S/F.

JB CARR TEAM NEWS

Our JB Carr Team are through to the Munster Quarter Finals and play Mahon Golf Club over to legs.

First Leg takes place on Wednesday 12th June at 2pm in Mahon Golf Club, Cork and the second leg takes place on Wednesday 26th June at 2.30pm in Dungarvan Golf Club. Your support would be very welcome.

LADIES RESULTS

Mon 3rd June 1st June James (210 36pts (B9), 2nd Carmel Fox (26) 36pts.

Tues 4th June (Sponsored by Murrays Pharmacy) 1st Nora Kelleher (29), Nora Roche (28), Nuala Harrington (31) (East Cork) 95pts. 2nd Cathie Whelan (10), Majella Moynihan (20), Sarah Moynihan (31) 93pts. 3rd Oonagh mee (20), Rachel Kiely (20) Grace Hayes (36) 92pts.

Fri 7th/Sat 8th June (Sponsored 360 Cookhouse) 1st Linda Buckley (19) 39pts, 2nd Miriam Matthews (25) 38pts, 3rd Sarah Moynihan (31) 37pts (B9). CSS Friday 72 (38pts). Saturday 73 (37pts)

LADIES FIXTURES

Fri 14th June Ladies 18H Singles S/F (Tom Daly Catering), Sat 15th Ladies 18H Singles S/F (Tom Daly Catering), Mon 17th Open Seniors 50+ Singles S/F, Tues 18th Ladies 18H Singles Stroke GOY (Ricardo’s Hair Salon).

LADIES SENIOR FOURSOMES WIN IN CAHIR


Our Ladies Senior Foursomes team had a fantastic first round win over Clonmel in Cahir at the weekend. Irene Lynch and Niamh Reynolds were out first and had a very tough battle going around, eventually being defeated. Coming behind them were Breda Mc Carthy and Carmel O’Brien who carved out a hard-earned victory in their game. Our 3rd pairing of Bridget Ahearne and Mary Power also were on top in their game and they secured the win for the team. This is a great achievement for this team and great to see Dungarvan Ladies winning at a Senior level again! Well done to all the ladies!!

SCRAMBLES

The popular FRIDAY NIGHT scrambles will run again on this Friday June 14th. Sign up on the system by 4pm Friday so that we can do the draw. Please turn up and be ready to play at 6.45pm and the organisers will be there to direct you to your correct hole. Enjoy meeting others and playing a fun format scramble for social golf.

Entry Fee: Adults €5, Juniors €2 will be taken from 6pm. The Presentation of Prizes will take place in the bar afterwards and finger food served.

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We had a great turnout for our weekly competition on 5th June. We had a scramble which produced some good results:-

1st Dave Byrne (19), Seamus O’Neill (15), Rene McDonald (33) and Pat Power (21) 28 ½

2nd Garry Kennedy (15), Donal Connolly (24), Sean English (17) and Pat Deasy (18) 30 5/6

Come along next Wednesday for our fun event and join us for social golf, coffee and chat.  Entry time closes at 1:30pm

YOUNGONES

Wed 29th May 1st Brid Killigrew (30) 16pts, Wed 5th June 1st Anne Heneberry (30) 22pts, 2nd Frances Moynihan (26) 19pts. Our next competition is on Wednesday 12th June at 12 Noon.

FUN FRIDAY FOURSOMES

The Fun Friday Foursomes returned to the fairways last week under blue skies and sunshine. Our golfers turned out in force to participate. A huge thanks to Anne and Marcella for running the competition so efficiently. 

RESULTS (Fri Jun 7)
FIRST: Maeve Carthy and Margaret Moloney
SECOND: Martin Carroll and Bridget O’ Shea
THIRD: Ned Morrissey and Cora Kearney

We are back again this Friday Jun 14. If you would like some social golf with coffee and a chat later, please join us and bring a friend.  Assemble at 9.30am ready to play at 9.50 am. 

JUNIOR NEWS

Tuition for our beginners and Pre-juniors continues every Saturday at 3pm under the watchful eye of our Club Professional and Waterford County Coach, David. We had a fantastic turnout again last Saturday and thanks to Eibhlin for her invaluable assistance. We continue next Saturday at 3pm and all are welcome.

Best of luck to all our juniors sitting exams at the moment. Like golf lads, head up and concentrateOur junior tournaments kick off on Wednesday 19th June and the plan is to have a weekly competition for the duration of the summer. Keep an eye on the notes.

LOTTO RESULTS

The numbers drawn in the weekly Lotto were 2, 12, 13 and 16. There was no winner of the Jackpot which increases to €4,300 next week! We had three Match 3 winners this week  – Jim Byrne, Pat O’Brien and George Walsh who each win €35 – congratulations to each of them.

The draw next week will take place on Sunday afternoon about 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 our 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

Business as usual as club professional David reports a busy season to date. Popular items include Lithium batteries and rangefinders as well as Ping drivers and Titleist wedges. As always David offers free professional advice as well as demo clubs and custom fitting to help you get the best out of your game. David also offers a trolley and club repair service as well as the latest fashions so you can look good on the course.

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

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