MARY FLAHAVAN

Dungarvan Golf Club said goodbye to one of its much respected and loved members, Mary Flahavan last week. In the words of her family, she was an amazing wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend and colleague and someone that we are all fortunate to have known. Mary was the heartbeat of her family. She filled their home with love and laughter and no one will ever be able to fill her space at the head of the table. Mary’s loss will only truly be realised in the months and years ahead but the happy memories she has left, will remain forever.

Mary was Captain in 2013 and her commitment to Dungarvan Golf Club was 100%. Her organisational skills, forward planning and attention to detail was of the highest standard. This mirrored her approach to many tasks she undertook throughout her life. As a golfer she was a skilled irons player and represented the club in many ILGU Munster competitions. She will be greatly missed by all at Knocknagranagh and our sincere condolences go to her husband John and her children Annie, James, Johnny, Tom, Ellen and Philip and all her extended family and friends. Ar dheis De go raibh a hanam.

PRESIDENTS PRIZE

The Presidents Prize competition, kindly presented by Tom McCabe, will be played on Friday the 14th, Saturday the 15th, and Sunday the 16th of August. All eligible members are invited to participate. Those entering the President’s Prize must be fully paid up members of Dungarvan Golf Club for at least 3 months, members who pay by Standing Order are classed as Full Members. Country, Overseas and Junior Members are eligible to compete for all but the first prize.

On Friday the 14th and Saturday the 15th an 18 Hole Stableford first round will be played off the white markers for men and red for the ladies, with the top 80 Men (plus ties) and the top 45 Ladies (plus ties) qualifying to play for the second round on Sunday the 16th of August. The aggregate score over the two rounds will decide the winner. In the event of a tie the winner will be decided by a count back. There will also be a President’s 9 Hole competition on Sunday afternoon for non-qualifiers, off the green tees for the Men, and red tees for the Ladies.

Players are advised to put their name down on the online timesheet at www.dungarvangolfclub.com to play at their selected time. The timesheet for the final round on Sunday the 16th will be posted online on Saturday night after 9pm approx. Players should check for their allotted time for Sunday 16th, the last tee-off for the leading qualifiers will be at 2.00pm approx.  

Presentation of Prizes for all of the Presidents Prize competitions will take place on the first tee at 8.00pm on Sunday night August 16th. Due to Covid-19 restrictions social distancing will need to be observed.

MEET THE PRESIDENT

Tom is originally from North County Dublin and has lived in Dungarvan for over 20 years, after he, Mary and the family returned home to Ireland from the USA. Whilst Tom had busy senior executive roles working with multinational companies in Ireland, Europe and the USA, he enjoyed his free time and family life in Dungarvan. He has served on the local RNLI fund raising committee in the past and is still an active member of the Dungarvan Lions Club. He also did other volunteer work as a Scout leader in Balbriggan, a member of Rotary in Dublin and in Limerick and the Simon Community in Dublin. Tom was previously a member of Balbriggan GC in North County Dublin and Castletroy GC in Limerick. 

Shortly after moving here, Tom and Mary and the family, joined Dungarvan Golf Club and really appreciated the warm welcome they received as newcomers in the Deise.  He has served on committee at Dungarvan Golf Club as Hon. Secretary and as Marketing Chair in the past and was delighted to accept the nomination for President this year. This was a challenging year for Tom as he had to step in mid-year as acting Chairman, in addition to his Presidents role. However, he has taken it in his stride and he looks forward to a great weekend’s golf at the club.

COVID RESTRICTIONS

Members and Visitors are reminded to observe the below Covid 19 Rules when visiting Dungarvan Golf Club. We ask all our Members to wear a mask when entering the Pro Shop and the Office please. The safety of our Staff, Members and Visitors is paramount at this time.

Visitors names and phone numbers must be provided to the Pro Shop or through BRS when booking your tee time 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

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

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.

GENTS RESULTS

Mon 3rd Aug 1st Eugene Murphy (17) 45pts, 2nd Stephen Slater (10) 42pts (B9), Gross John Reynolds 40 gr pts (B9), 3rd Kevin O’Connor (14) 42pts, 4th Niall Walsh (8) 40pts, 5th Sylvia Phelan (17) 37pts (L6)

Thurs 6th Aug (SPAR) 1st Richard Stilwell (29) 46pts, 2nd Stephen O’Brien (4) 40pts (B9), Gross Barry Hamilton (4) 40pts, 3rd Eoin Brackett (6) 38pts, 4th Gabriel Leacy (3) 38pts 5th Shane Kiely (17) 37pts (B9).

Sat 8th Aug, Peter Cusack Trophy (Kindly Sponsored by Classic Gents) 1st Eoin Walsh (5) 41pts, 2nd Michael Drummy (10) 39pts (B9), 3rd Paul O’Riordan (12) 39pts, 4th David Buckley (5) 38pts 5th Michael Leacy (8) 37pts.

Sun 9th Aug, EA Ryan Cup (Kindly sponsored by Martin Lavan) 1st Richard Mahony (11) 67pts, Liam O’Dwyer (12) 68pts, Gross Peter Mullaney (0) 71pts, 3rd Mark O’Dwyer (10) 69 pts (B9), Barry Morrissey Jnr (5) 69pts.

LADIES RESULTS

Tues 28th July 1st Sarah Moynihan (18) 41pts, 2nd Kate McNamara (27) 35pts (B9) CSS 73 (37) pts.

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.

FUN FRIDAY FOURSOMES

We are delighted to welcome back our popular Fun Friday Foursomes on Friday 28th August. Our wonderful volunteers Colette Power and John Moran will ensure this fun event is run in a safe manner. We ask you to assemble at 9.30am near the front door and adhere to social distancing rules.  

DUNGARVAN GOLF CLUB PHOTO COMPETITION

The Dungarvan Golf Club Photo Competition is now open, please send your photos to dgcphotocomp@gmail.com and your photo could feature on our website or social media channels. The challenge is to capture the beauty of the natural environment of Dungarvan Golf club.

The competition is open to members and guests and the photograph must be taken during the period July 20th to August 20th and all entries must be submitted by midnight on August 20th. The winner will be selected by Karen Dempsey Photography and her decision is final. The winner will receive a mystery prize!! We look forward to receiving your entries.

LOTTO

The new Lotto committee are busy organising the commencement of Lotto 3 and will be in contact shortly to inform you of how they intend to progress

Our €90 tickets for Lotto 3 are on sale and we thank those who have already purchased a ticket – if you not purchased please do. As you are aware the profit from the Lotto is invested into developing and improving the course. Our members and their friends have been extremely generous to-date in their support of the Lotto and we have no doubt that this will continue. Please contact the office and we can take payment over the phone.

60.COM

After a long layoff we were back in action on Wednesday 5th Aug with our 60.com competition.  We had a great turnout and the scoring was excellent. The format was a scramble.

The winners were:

1st Mossie Walsh (8), Rogie O’Connor (21), Donal Connolly (24) and Pat Crowley (24) 27 7/12.

2nd John Moloney (16), John Considine (24), Maurice Crotty (19) and Cathy Connolly (31) 28 ½

3rd Declan O’Sullivan (18), Charlie Daly (26) and Pat Power (23) 29 5/8

There will be no 60.com competition on Wednesday 12th August as the President’s Scramble take place that day. We will be back again on 19th August.

Remember that our summer teeing off times are still in place and we need all players in the clubhouse before 1:45pm. Come along any Wednesday for our fun event and join us for social golf, coffee and chat.

YOUNGONES

Our Youngones were back in action on the 5th august with Maeve Fitzgerald (26) 13pts taking first place. Our next competition is on the 19th August, please book on the timesheet. Our Outing to Waterford Castle takes place on Wednesday 26th august with all the details in the Ladies Locker Room.


PRO SHOP NEWS

Our Pro Shop continues to be a hive of activity. 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

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

It has been great to see so many societies visit us in the past few weeks and we look forward to welcoming more as the summer continues. We would like to thank all our visitors to date for being very co-operative and understanding of the protocols we have in place. All our visitors are required to provide us with their names and contact phone numbers in advance of their visit for contact tracing purposes. 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