After last week’s disappointing loss in the Barton Shield area final, we were looking to restore some pride in the jersey with four matches taking place this week.

JB CARR TEAM

Our JB Carr team had an excellent hard-fought victory over Mahon GC in the Munster Quarter Final second leg which was played last week. We held a 3-2 lead after the first leg and we were at home for last week’s matches. We again had a 3-2 margin in our favour to achieve a 6-4 aggregate victory.

The first two matches were extremely tight and we lost both on the 18th. We then won two quick points on the 16th through Pat Stack and Johnny Norris followed immediately by PJ Kindregan and Pat Breen. This left one match still in play. Declan Walsh and John G Moloney took a 1 up lead on the 17th and with a half in par on 18, they came through with a 1 up victory (but it’s never as straightforward as it sounds).


Next up is a Munster Semi Final and our opponents are Tralee GC. We will play them over two legs, home and away. Tralee are at the top of the draw and they will have the choice of venue for the first leg.

MIXED FOURSOMES TEAM

On the same evening our Mixed Foursomes team were playing the Munster quarter final against Thurles at Mitchelstown. Manager Joanne Fitzgerald selected our strongest team in John Reynolds, Rachel Kiely, Damien Burns, Lorraine Troy, Kevin Walsh, Majella Moynihan, Donal Williams, Linda Buckley, Eoin Brackett and Mary Power.  John & Rachel played well but were always behind in their game eventually losing on the last. Damien & Lorraine were producing some fabulous stuff and ran out comfortable winners to lever proceedings.

All to play for with three matches remaining but it was proving to be a tight affair. Donal and Linda were also playing well and were dormie two up with Kevin and Majella were all square playing the final hole. At almost the same moment, Donal hit a wonderful chip stone dead as Kevin holed a four-footer for victory and send us forward to the Munster finals in Castletroy.

JUNIOR CUP TEAMS

Over the weekend our Junior Cup teams were in action but unfortunately things didn’t go our way. Our Gents team were beaten by Williamstown by the odd match in 5.  Hard luck to our Ladies Junior Cup team who were beaten by East Cork in the Quarter Final on the 18th hole. They put up a tremendous performance and were unlucky to just fall short by one putt. Well done to the team of Niamh Reynolds, Cathie Whelan, Carmel O Brien, Mary Power and Bridget Ahearne. They were fantastic. Well done to all concerned. From players to caddies, managers and supporters, it’s an honour to represent your club and victory makes it a little sweeter. It’s not what your club can do for you, it’s what you can do for your club.

OPEN FORTNIGHT

Domestically it’s hectic at the club. With Open week in full swing and decent golfing weather the course is extremely active. Aside from our usual fun comps, we had 565 competitive rounds played this week. Open week continues till next Sunday 7th July representing an ideal opportunity to invite a friend to play. The course is in fine shape and visitors are highly complementary of our facility. On that note, we remind members to take care of our course. Please repair pitch marks, replace divots and rake bunkers. Look after the course and it will look after you.

For a full list of our Open Competitions and to book a tee time please visit our website www.dungarvangolfclub.com or call the office on 058-43310/Pro Shop 058-44707.

GENTS RESULTS

Full Open Fortnight Results Next Week once competitions completed.

GENTS FIXTURES

Wed 3rd July Open Gents Mixed Scotch Foursomes, Thur 4th July Open Gents 18H Singles, Fri 5th July Open 3 Person Rumble, Sat 6th July Open Gents 3 Person Rumble, Sun 7th July Open 3 Champagne Scramble (Any Combination) Gents Singles Stroke (Festival Trophy). Mon 8th Open Seniors Singles S/F.

LADIES RESULTS

Tues 25th Open 2 Person Rumble (Home Instead) 1st Anne Heneberry (29) & Mai O’Brien (17) 61pts

2nd Rachel Kiely (20) & Maria Kiersey (K) (26) 60pts, 3rd Brenda Cummins (32) & Olga Carroll (26) 57pts.

Tues 25th GIG 9H 1st Flora Wall (40) 21pts.

LADIES FIXTURES

Wed 3rd Open Ladies Mixed Scotch Foursomes, Fri 5th Open 3 Person Rumble, Sat 6th Open Ladies Team of 3, Sun 7th Open 3 Person Champagne Scramble (Any combination), Mon 8th Open Seniors Singles S/F, Tues 9th Open Ladies 18H Singles S/F.

AIG LEAGUE
Well played to our Junior team on Sunday who had a very tough match against East Cork. Each of you played so well. It was very tough. We still have the Foursomes and the mixed Foursomes.

Thank you to the managers, to June and in her absence to Betty. A very big thank you to the starter Ina, to all the committee, all the members who gave their time and the supporters who helped. 
The club was so busy with a fantastic atmosphere.

60.COM

Fantastic weather for this week’s 60.com and scores to match.

The winners for 26th June were:

1st Seamus O’Neill (16) 21Pts, 2nd Shay O’Connor (28) 20Pts

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

YOUNGONES

Congratulations to Cora Kearney on 1st place winner in our competition on Wednesday 26th June.

Cora Kearney (36) 16pts. Our next competition is on Wednesday 9th July. See you then!

FUN FRIDAY FOURSOMES

There is a great demand for social golf as is evident on Friday mornings when our golfers assemble for this fun event. We were delighted to welcome Michael Garrigan last Friday who has moved to Co. Waterford from the Curragh. 
RESULTS (Fri Jun 28) 
1st Theresa Guiry and Liz Kelly, 2nd Paul Vart and Cathie Mannix, 3rd Micheal Marrinan and Colette O’ Mahony
We are back again next Fri (Jul 5). Why not join us in the foyer at 9.30 am, with draw at 9.45 am followed by play at 9.50 am. We would love to see you. 


CLUB BIRTHDAY SCRAMBLE – FRIDAY 12TH JULY.

Our Club Birthday Scramble is taking place on Friday 12th July at 7pm (Prompt Shotgun Start). Sign up on the system by 4pm on Friday 12th July so that we can do the draw. Please turn up and be ready to play by 6.45pm and the organisers will be there to direct you to your correct hole. Entry fee is €5 for Adults & Juniors followed by Prizegiving.

JUNIOR NEWS

Tuition for our beginners and pre-juniors continues Saturday 13th July. At 3pm under the watchful eye of our club professional, David Hayes. Thanks to Denise and Niamh for their invaluable assistance last week.

Our weekly junior competitions kicked off last Wednesday with Rody Morrissey taking the honours with 40 points from Daragh Buckley. We had a fine turnout but there is always room for more. Junior competitions continue next Wednesday and every Wednesday for the Summer. Please book your teetime online or call the ProShop. All events are open so bring a friend. All they need is a GUI/ILGU handicap.

LOTTO RESULTS

What a great day in Dungarvan Golf Club on Sunday (30th June) with multiple events taking place. For the men the Open Fortnight competition was the focus and for the ladies it was the interclub matches. In addition to this the hurling matches made the clubhouse very very busy. Those present were very generous in their support of our Lotto.  

The numbers drawn in the weekly Lotto were 10, 18, 20 and 25. There was no winner of the Jackpot which increases to €4,600 next week! We had two Match 3 winner this week  – Brendan O’Kennedy and a joint ticket for Mossie Walsh/Maurice Cliffe/Denis O’Brien – each ticket wins €50 – congratulations to all 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.

SOCIETY BOOKINGS

We look forward to welcoming our societies booked this week. We have fantastic rates that include Green Fees and Food. For remaining dates available for 2019 please call Karen on 058-43310 or email office@dungarvangolfclub.com

PRO SHOP NEWS

Our resident PGA professional David is reporting a busy Summer season. An Aladdin’s cave was how the ProShop was described last week by visitors.  Popular items include GPS systems as well as the latest in fashion for both gents and ladies. As always David offers professional advice on all matters golf, from club and trolley repairs to custom fitting as well as rules and golf matters. David can be contacted at 058-44707 or email to golfpro@eircom.net or log onto David’s website at www.davidhayesgolf.com.

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

Open Fortnight 21st June – 7th July 2019

Open Club 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