LADY CAPTAINS PRIZE

The Lady Captain’s prize, kindly presented by Mary Power will be played on
Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd of August 2020. Those entering the competition must be FULLY paid up members of Dungarvan Golf Club for at least 3 months and have played two 18 hole/9 hole qualifying competitions prior to the event. Country and Junior Members are allowed to compete in the competition but may not win First Prize.
Entries will close on Thursday 30th July at 5pm and the draw will be posted by 8pm.
Timesheets are strictly adhered to and requests for changes cannot be entertained once the draw is posted.
Two 18 Hole Stroke rounds will be played and the aggregate score over the two rounds will determine the overall winner. There will be no playoff. The winner will be decided on the countback.

The timesheet for Sunday’s final round will be posted by 9pm on Saturday night. Players should check their Sunday tee time by logging on to the club website.
An 18 Hole competition for non-eligible members and also a 9 Hole competition will be held on Sunday 2nd August. These can be booked on-line in the designated time slots when the time sheet opens. The Presentation of prizes will take place at 8.30pm outside and all Lady members and their partners are invited to attend this.

Meet the Lady Captain, Mary Power

Mary hails from Cork. She is no stranger to the Deise as her parents were both from Waterford and she spent all the summers in the resorts of Dunmore East and surrounds. Following school, she studied at UCC and then had a distinguished career teaching Modern Languages at Middleton College for 35 years. 

Mary is an avid sports person playing hockey,tennis, squash and swimming. Her lead sport was hockey where she played, coached and umpired at National and International level. She is a passionate follower of Munster and Ireland rugby travelling to matches regularly. She is also a keen Hillwalker and a member formerly of Blackrock Hillwalking Club and now of the Dungarvan Club. Her love of the hills has taken her as far afield as Equador, Chile and Argentina as well as the mountains and hills in Europe. She completed the Camino in one go carrying her backpack 800km in 3 weeks. No mean feat!

She started her golf at East Cork Golf Club 30 years ago and managed the Minor Team there to the National Finals. She moved to Clonea Upper with Angela, and joined Dungarvan Golf Club in 2013. Retirement has been very beneficial to her game as she has improved her handicap and now plays off 12. She still strives to get lower. She was on the Social Committee for 4 years and worked hard to make the Bank Holiday Scrambles and other events such a success. As Vice-Captain she also assisted the Get Into Golf Committee’s programme for the year. 

It has been a very difficult year to be Captain and Mary has taken it in her stride and ensured a full programme of golf in a safe and controlled environment. We wish her well for her Captain’s weekend and pray the sun shines on her.

OPEN FORTNIGHT

On Sunday evening the curtain came down on our most successful Open Fortnight in recent years. With decent weather and the course in fantastic condition, members and visitors alike took to the course in record numbers averaging over 100 competitors per competition. With a variety of competition, our facility attracted most favourable feedback and we look forward to welcoming back our visitors. Much praise is due to both Captains, our staff and committee members, but most importantly our sponsors in making our Open Fortnight so successful. We are very grateful to Waterford Crystal, Country Store, Skellig Crafts, All Rounder, Quinlan Butchers, The Moorings, Eurospar, A-Tec Security, Geaney O’Neill, Kelly’s Pharmacy, Dungarvan Nissan, Kiely Appliance Repair, Helvick Seafood, Poker Classic, Sixty.Com and a very generous member. Open Fortnight Gents Presentations take place on Tuesday evening at 7pm followed by Ladies presentations at 8pm. Prizewinners are requested to attend.

Next weekend, the spotlight falls upon our esteemed Lady Captain Mary Power as she presents her Captain’s Prize .

In other News, well done to our Pierce Purcell team who enjoyed a first round win last Saturday. Playing three matches away against Waterford Castle, Manager Matt Curran was justifiable proud of his team as they advanced to the next round.

COVID RESTRICTIONS

Unfortunately Covid restrictions remain in place as we are still in Stage 3 of the Return to Golf Protocols and we ask all members to abide by the protocols for their own safety and the safety of our staff. 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 before returning your score thru Master Scoreboard or the Clubhouse computers, remembering to wipe the computer after use. 

All competition’s start on the first tee as usual. Members can bring a guest. Guests Names and phone numbers must be provided to the Pro Shop or thru BRS when booking your teetime for contact tracing. Please remember to abide by the GUI guidelines and keep your distance. The Golf timesheet opens at 9.50pm on Thursdays on BRS and each Thursday 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. 

(Records must  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.

Use of the Practice Ground is limited to 3 people and must be reserved thru the ProShop. Everybody must hit from the 16th Hole side.

5. After golf, you may avail of our bar and restaurant facilities, but please obey our staff’s instructions. You will be signed in and seated and our staff will serve you at your table.

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.

ProShop News:

Our ProShop continues to be a hive of activity. Titleist held a highly successful Demo day last Friday and this week, Callaway roll into town on Thursday. Our resident Professional, David is recording a hectic Summer as record numbers take to our course. As always, David has many special offers, all of which can be found on his website at www.davidhayesgolf.com

Junior News:

Finally we had our first competition of the Summer season last Wednesday. With a packed timesheet, competition was fierce But Rody Morrissey stood strong to take the honours From Mikey O’Brien. The 9 hole honours went to Harry Breen. Junior competitions continue each and every Wednesday for the duration of the Summer and all are welcome.  All events are Open so invite a friend or relative with a GUI handicap.

Tuition for our Pre-Juniors & beginners continues next Saturday at 3pm under the watchful eye of our PGA Professional, David Hayes. Due to Covid restrictions, places must be reserved by contacting the Pro-Shop at 058-44707. Unfortunately, Walk-ins will be refused. Thanks again to Daniel Burke for his invaluable assistance.

Results: Wed 22nd July 18 Holes

Winner: Rody Morrissey 41pts

2nd : Mikey O’Brien 39pts

3rd :Mattie Mullaney 39pts

4th: Jack Kiely 38pts

9 Hole Results

Winner: Harry Breen 26 pts

2nd: James O’Donnell 24pts.

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

GENTS RESULTS

19/7/2020       18 Hole Gents Singles S/F            Sponsor:    Poker Classic

1st Eoin Walsh 2nd Ciaran Cullinane 3rd Alan North 4th Tony O’Sullivan         5th Donal Williams.

20/7/2020       18 Hole Ladies/Gents Singles Valu Monday Sponsor: Atec Security

1st Nollaig McCarthy   2nd Stephen Langan    3rd John Regan 4th Robert Cunningham 5th Richard Kearney             6th Anslem Hayes

22/7/2020       18 Hole 3 Person Waltz         SponsorJim Quinn

1st Antoinette Hurley, Helen O’Neill,             Theresa Guiry

2nd Roger O’Connor,               John Horan,                 Liam Carroll

3rd Cathie O’Mahony Whelan,             Jimmy Halcrow,         Linda Buckley

23/7/2020       18 Hole Gents Singles S/F      Sponsor: Quinlan Butchers

1st Frank O’Donoghue             2nd Liam Hansbury                  3rd Colm Kindregan

4th John O’Leary                      5th Paddy Murphy                   6th Rufus Flynn

24/72020 18 Hole Gents Singles S/F Sponsor: The Allrounder

1st Joe Kennedy                       2nd Ciaran Cullinane                Gross   Kevin Stack

3rd Stephen Slater                   4th Eoin Stack

25/7/2020       18 Hole Gents S/F                   Sponsor:  Skellig Craft

1st James O’Meara      2nd Edward Lowry        Gross   Donal Williams 

 3rd Ray Akehurst          4th Francis Power

26/7/2020                               Festival Trophy          Sponsor:  Waterford / Glass

1st Ansle Hayes                        2nd Kevin Mahony       Gross   Kevin Stack  

3rd Conor Moloney      4th John G. Moloney    5th Declan Walsh

LADIES RESULTS

Ladies: Ladies/Gents Singles Valu Monday (Sponsor:Atec Security)

1st Nollaig McCarthy, 2nd Stehpen Langan, 3rd John Regan,4th Robert Cunningham, 5th Richard Kearney, 6th Anslem Hayes Tue, 21/7 3 Person Champagne Scramble. (Sponsor: Eurospar Abbeyside)

1st Irene Lynch (7), Rachel Kiely (21), Miriam Matthews (19) 98p. 2nd Louise Moloney (33) Linda Buckley (18), Daphne Power (14) 96p,

3rd Esther McGuckian(11) Lorraine Troy(16), Maria Ryan(22) 95p. ,

Fri/Sat 24th/25th July 18H S/F (Sponsor:Country Store)

1st Geraldine Connick(12) 41p b9  2nd Carmel O’Brien (13) 41p 3rd Roisin Quinlivin(7) 40 b9 – CSS Fri 39 – Sat 38p

JUNIOR GOLF

Our Junior coaching has commenced under the watchful eye of our

Club Professional David Hayes. We had a great turnout but due to Covid

restrictions, numbers are limited to 20. Bookings are now essential due to

contact tracing, so if you wish for your nipper to participate please contact the Proshop at 058-44707 before Friday. Coaching commences at 3pm.

Every Wednesday we will host an Open Junior Competition. Please

book your time using the club website.

Any enquiries relating to Junior activities can be directed to

Junior Convenor, David Hayes. David can be contacted at 058-44707 or email at golfpro@eircom.net.

LOTTO

The last day of our Open Fortnight took place on Sunday 26th July. The competition of the day was the Festival Trophy (Sponsored by Waterford Crystal) and the course and clubhouse was busy as a result while we did our Lotto draw. Waterford Crystal have a long history of support for Dungarvan Golf Club and it is encouraging to see the number of players participating in one of our most prestigious events.  

The numbers drawn for our Lotto were 3, 21, 23 and 26. There was no winner of the Jackpot which increases to €8,400 next week. There was one winner of the Match 3s this week – Mary Kelly who wins €100.  Congratulations to Mary.

 The €90 tickets for Lotto 3 are on sale and we are encouraging members to purchase a ticket. As you are aware the profit on the lotto is invested into developing and improving the course. Our members have been extremely generous to-date in their support of the Lotto and we have no doubt that this will continue.  

 Our last draw of Lotto 2 will take place  next Thursday afternoon about 4:00pm – all are welcome.

Pat Power

60.COM

Our weekly 60.com will restart on Wednesday 29th July at 2pm.

YOUNGONES

Our weekly Youngones golf will restart on Wednesday 29th July at 12 noon. We look forward to seeing you all then.

PRO SHOP

Our Pro Shop is a hive of activity and as always, David is available to offer professional fitting advice as well as “demonstration” clubs to help you to maximise your game.

Dates for your Diary!

On Thurs 30th July Callaway will be in the Pro Shop for a Demo Day 2pm to 6pm. Please contact the Pro Shop to book your place.

On Monday 17th August Cobra are here for their Demo Day

from 2pm to 6 pm. Call the Pro Shop on 058-44707 to book in.

Society Bookings

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

 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.