CAPTAINS PRIZE – DAVID P. BYRNE

Our first major event of the year, our Captains Prize took place over the weekend and what a great weekend it was! Captain David Byrne presented his prize to the members and it was a fantastic turnout to honour our captain with 250 members turning out. The course was in fantastic condition and the Captain set a tough but fair challenge. 

After day one, Declan Walsh set the early pace shooting a 66 to take a one shot lead into Sunday’s final round from Donal Dempsey and Joe Kiely. The cut fell at 75 meaning sixty golfers were separated by 9 shots and it was anyone’s tournament to win. The early clubhouse lead was set by former Captain Des Cleary on 141 and as the leaders approached the final holes, it was proving to be an elusive target.

But one young man was playing superb golf and reeled off three consecutive birdies from the tenth. Jake O’Riordan was standing up to the challenge and despite a bogey on fifteen he stood one under par for the day playing the last. Finishing in style a drive and 5 iron to the edge of 18 resulted in another birdie and a superb three shot victory from this likeable young man.

A great crowd gathered on the first tee for the presentation and Captain David thanked all concerned for creating a memorable Captains Prize.  

Congratulations to Grace Hayes who won the Men’s Captains Prize to the Ladies competition and received a beautiful prize presented by Captain David P. Byrne. A nice double for Team ProShop!

Captain’s Prize 2020 Prizewinners

1st Jake O’Riordan (2) 138pts

2nd Des Cleary (15) 141pts

Best Gross Sean O’Halloran (4) 151 Gross pts

3rd Sean O’Sullivan (6) 142pts

4th Declan Walsh (10) 142

5th Benny Kiely (19) 144

Cat 1 (0-5) Alan O’Donnell (5) 146pts

Cat 2 (6-12) Eoin Brackett (7) 145

Cat 3 (13-20) Tommy Butler (15) 144

Cat 4 (21+) Ray Akehurst (22) 145pts

Best Nett 1st 18 Donal Dempsey (13) 68pts

Best Nett 2nd 18 Michael McNamara (19) 72pts

Best Gross 1st 18 John Reynolds (+1) 72 Gross

Best Gross 2nd 18 Graham Nagle (5) 78 Gross

Past Captain John Cartwright (28) 149pts

Best Country Member Joseph Ryan (21) 146pts

Best Guest Joe Murphy (14) 74pts

Lady Winner Grace Hayes (32) 74pts 

Our Captains Scramble took place on Wednesday 8th July and was a tremendous success. Approximately 125 members turned out in conditions which were anything but perfect due to ongoing rain.

Captain’s Scramble Prizewinners

Front 9

1st 
Adrian Yellop
Maria Kiersey
Theresa Guiry 
25 3/8 pts

2nd 
Mossie Walsh
Walter Cullinane
Betty O’Mahony
Fiona McKenna
25 1/2 pts L3

3rd 
Stephen Fennell
Mary O’Donoghue
Harry Breen
25 1/2pts


Back 9
1st
Paul Breen
Ian Gourlay
Linda Hogan
Marie Therese O’Neill
23 1/3pts

2nd 
Maisie Breen
Frank O’Flynn
Colette Power
Marian Walshe
27 5/6pts L3

3rd 
Gerry Whelan
Maeve O’Tuama
John Cartwright
Anita Geoghegan
27 5/6pts

OPEN FORTNIGHT

Our Open Fortnight got underway on Monday and we have some great competitions each day with very busy timesheets. We would like to thank all our generous sponsors for their support. It is very much appreciated. For online bookings visit www.dungarvangolfclub.com – Click on Bookings – Visitors. 

Open Fortnight Fixtures

Mon 13th July              Open 18H Ladies/Gents Singles S/F (Helvic Seafood)

Tues 14th July              Open Ladies Team of 2 (Kiely Electrical)

Wed 15th July               Open Ladies/Gents 9H Scramble 2pm (60.COM)/South Munster Seniors

Thurs 16th July              Open Gents Singles S/F (Sponsored by Member)

Fri 17th July                 Open 18H Gents Singles (Dungarvan Nissan) Open Ladies 18H Singles S/F

Sat 18th July                 Open Gents Singles S/F (Geaney O’Neill) Open Ladies 18H Singles S/F (Kelly’s Pharmacy)

Sun 19th July                Open Gents 18H Singles S/F (Poker Classic)

Mon 20th July              Open 18H Ladies/Gents Singles S/F (ATEC Security)

Tues 21st July               Open Ladies 3 Person Champagne Scramble (Eurospar)

Wed 22nd July             Open Ladies/Gents 3 Person Waltz (Jim Quinn Agri)

Thurs 23rd July             Open Gents 18H Singles S/F (Quinlan Butchers)

Fri 24th July                  Open Gents 18H Singles S/F (The Allrounder)/Ladies 18H Singles S/F

Sat 25th July                 Open Gents 18 H Singles S/F (Skellig Crafts)/Open Ladies 18H Singles S/F (Country Store)

Sun 26th July                Open Gents 18H Singles Stroke Festival Trophy (Waterford Crystal)

Golfer of the Fortnight is kindly sponsored by Noel Devereux Manshop

JUNIOR GOLF

Congratulations to AJ Hayes on taking 1st place in the Under 12 Flogas Irish Junior Open Spring Tour in Enniscorthy recently with -3 Gross pts and Congratulations to Rody Morrissey taking 2nd place in the U15 Category with 64 Nett points. Superb results by our very talented Junior Golfers. 

Junior Competitions commence on Wednesday 22nd June with an Open Junior Competition at 3pm. Junior Lessons will re-commence this Saturday 18th July, numbers are limited due to restrictions. David Hayes will be in contact by email.

RESTAURANT REVIEWS

We would like to commend Tom Daly and all his staff on the fantastic running of the restaurant since re-opening. Many of our members and visitors have commented on how safe they feel while dining at the restaurant. Great credit is due to the excellent way Tom and all the staff have set up the restaurant and ensured safe social distancing is in place and diners can enjoy their meal in a clean and safe environment. 

Gents Results

Wed 8th June 9H S/F 1st Joe Murphy (5) 19pts

Thurs 9th Kindly sponsored by Spar 1st David Buckley (5) 41pts, 2nd Niall Walsh (9) 40pts, 3rd Neil J. Power (5) 39pts, 4th Shane Kiely (20) 37pts, Best Visitor Stephen O’Brien (30 37pts.

Sun 12th 18H S/F 1st Conor Moloney (10) 38pts, 2nd Michael Leacy (8) 38pts 3rd Martin Lavan (6) 37pts.

Ladies Results

Tues 7th July (Kindly sponsored by Orbsen Consulting) 1st Linda Buckley (19) 40pts, 2nd Colette O’Mahony (33) 38pts, Best Gross Niamh Reynolds (10) 28 Gr pts, 3rd Maria Ryan (22) 38pts, Front 9 Creina O’Sullivan (28) 21pts, Back 9 Marie Therese O’Neill (34) 21pts. CSS 72 (38pts)

Fri 10th/Sat 11th 18H Stroke Mens Captains Prize to Ladies

1st Grace Hayes (32) 74, 2nd Niamh Rerynolds (10) 74pts, Best Gross Aoife Lowry (3) 81pts, 4th Miriam Matthews (19) 75pts, 5th Colette O’Mahony (33) 75pts CSS Fri 75/Sat 74

Honesty Box!!

Michael Brackett was the first to pop a euro into our Honesty Box in the Bar! If you hit your ball into the lake a donation can be made into the Honesty Box with all proceeds going to our Junior section. Since Michael’s donation there is quite a few coins in the honesty box! Lots of balls gone into the lake it seems!!

Membership Available

Our Summer Special Rate has been very popular and we continue to accept new members at present. Please email the office office@dungarvangolfclub.com  to request an application form. Payments are taken over the phone by calling 058 43310 Monday – Friday 9am – 1pm. Our Summer Rate is €200 (plus GUI/ILGU Levy). 

Society Bookings

We have been busy taking society bookings and we thank all our visitors to date for being very co-operative and understanding of the protocols we have in place. If you are interested in booking in a society for 2020/2021 please call the office on 058-43310 or email us on office@dungarvangolfclub.com

PHASE 3 GOLF

On arrival the Pro Shop will sign you in and give you your card. Each member must verbally announce their scores to another player of the group playing, record and sign their own card and place their card in the box provided. You then enter your scores on the master scoreboard using your phone as explained in previous email correspondence.

All competition’s start on the first tee as usual. Members can bring a guest as a green fee. Guests Names and phone numbers must be provided to the Pro Shop for contact tracing. Please remember to abide by the GUI guidelines and keep your distance. The Golf timesheet opens at 10pm on Tuesdays on BRS and each Tuesday there after until further notice. 

Reminder of Covid 19 Rules:

Members are asked to note the following;

1.    If you are ill or have symptoms, Stay at Home.

2.    Physical distancing must be observed at all times

3.    Time Sheet

·      Members and Visitors allowed play

·      Tee times must be booked online or by phone

·      Tee times available from 8.30am to 8.10pm each day

·      All names must be on the time sheet, (to assist with Contact Tracing)

·      Time sheet available a week in advance from the prior Tuesday at 10pm

4.    Playing Golf

·      Players should turn up no more than 15 minutes before time booked

·      Sign in at the pro shop 5 minutes before tee time. 

(Record has to be kept for 6 weeks for contact tracing)

·      No social gathering of any size

·      No touching flags as there will be a system in place for retrieving balls

·      No rakes in bunkers so smooth with club or foot before leaving

·      Ball washers, bins, seats will not be in use

·      Buggies may be used but only by one person

·      If a ball is lost, there should be no going back to replay.

Thank you to all our members and visitors who continue to abide by the rules and restrictions – we ask everyone to continue to do so for the safety of all our members and staff.