TEMPORARY CLOSURE DUE TO COVID 19
The club received news, late on Wednesday evening, from Golf Ireland that Level 5 restrictions meant, that all sports facilities, including golf, must close from Thursday 22nd October for 6 weeks. The GUI & ILGU in their statement, acknowledged the efforts of all clubs throughout the year and have thanked volunteers, staff and members of all golf clubs for their work in ensuring our sport was played in a safe and responsible manner. They hope that with continued engagement with Government, golf clubs will be able to open as soon as it is deemed safe to do so.
Our club acknowledges the sterling work done by all of its members, staff, committees and volunteers in fully complying with GUI directives this year. As a result, our golf has been one of the safest sporting activities in Ireland during the pandemic. We regret that “the powers that be” don’t acknowledge the many health benefits that ensue by leaving golf clubs open for casual golf. We already demonstrated earlier this year that under strict conditions, we can take our exercise safely, playing golf in the fresh air, at a safe distance, with our friends.
During the closedown, essential work will continue at the club. Anthony Morrissey and his team will continue to maintain the course and the office will be manned by Jimmy Wemyss for essential admin work, Monday to Friday from 9am until 1pm.
Many thanks to the many members who have paid their subscriptions this month. We ask all members to show their support for the club, if they are in a position to do so, by paying their subs as soon as possible. This can be done securely over the phone with Jimmy or by setting up a standing order with the bank. Given the restricted office hours, please be patient if the phone is busy and just leave your name and number on the voicemail and Jimmy will return your call. Please phone 058-43310 or email email@example.com.
Dungarvan Golf Club extends its sincere sympathies to our past Lady Captain Colette Power on the recent passing of her sister Helen O’Donnell. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam.
WORLD HANDICAP SYSTEM
The new World Handicap System arrives in Ireland on the 2nd of November 2020 and all the information you need to know about W.H.S. is available at www.golfnet.ie/whs. You can also access information on the Dungarvan Golf Club Website and Social Media pages.
FUN FRIDAY FOURSOMESOur Fun Friday Foursomes will be on pause for the next 6 weeks while we are in Level 5 restrictions. We thank everyone who supported our Friday Foursomes since we restarted and we look forward to getting going again when it is safe to do so.
Our last 60.com before lockdown had a good turnout. We hope to see you all as soon as we are allowed to play golf again.
The results for 21st Oct were:
1st Sean O’Ciarba (20) 19 Pts, 2nd Mossie Walsh (8) 18 Pts
Stay home, stay safe, keep fit and come back better than ever!
Our last Youngones Competition before the club closed on Wednesday 21st Oct had a great turnout. The results were 1st Marcella McGovern (29) 15pts, 2nd Maria Ryan (23) 15pts, 3rd Mai O’Brien (17) 14pts. We look forward to our Youngones competitions when we reopen.
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