Alas it was not to be Waterford’s day on Sunday but we were all proud of our hurlers and their management team. The excitement it brought to the county leading up to the match gave us all the much-needed boost after a very tough year. We have no doubt they will move on to more great things next year and continue to make us proud. Up the Deise!!

WORLD HANDICAP SYSTEM

Our computers are all updated with the new World Handicapping System and working well. When you sign in at the Pro Shop the screen will show your Handicap Index and you’re Playing Handicap. Please focus on the screen as it goes off quickly and prints your ticket with your index only. You must write your Playing Handicap on your card. The software is now taking into account the 95% of your course handicap to give your competition playing handicap. When you record your scores on the computer it will calculate the results correctly so don’t panic! Master Scoreboard is also working on your phone app to enter scores. We would like to give special thanks to our Handicap Secretaries June and Martin and the Competition Secretaries Ina, Craig and Ray who have worked so hard to ensure everything is in place.

JUNIOR NEWS

It was a hectic weekend for some of our Juniors and former juniors as they were proudly representing Waterford in GAA. Conor Kent, Charlie Treen and Sean Callaghan were in action on Saturday for the Minor team while Rian Hayes was in action for the Minor Football team. Conor Prunty and Neil Montgomery graced Croke Park with the Senior team and while the results didn’t go our way we were very proud to see our juniors in action and there is no doubt that they will go onto bigger and better achievements.

Junior coaching continues next Saturday 19th December at 3pm under the watchful eye of our club professional David Hayes. Due to Covid restrictions, places are limited so contact the ProShop at 058-44707 to reserve your slot. We are hosting a junior competition next Sunday 20th. All are welcome and the timesheet is available on the club website. Any enquiries relating to our Junior activities can be directed to our Junior Convenor David Hayes.

GOLFERS TRAVEL ACROSS COUNTY BOARDERS

Up to now, all sporting organisations have advised their participants not to travel outside of their county to engage in sporting activity, save for some very limited exceptions. Golf Ireland discussed this issue with regard to these and other examples with Sport Ireland and confirmed with immediate effect that members can continue to travel to their Home Club to play golf.

It is important to note that this dispensation applies to local travel only, and only to home club members. It also remains the case that golfers are not permitted to travel beyond their county to play golf at a club which is not their home club while the Level 3 travel restrictions remain in place.

From 18 December until 6 January, all domestic travel restrictions will be lifted and golfers can travel to play golf beyond their county boundaries in all circumstances during this time.

CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEAS

Our Dungarvan Golf Club Gift Vouchers are popular once again this year. They can be used to pay towards membership subscription and greenfees. Why not give the gift of Golf Membership with rates for Under 35’s only €224. Contact the office on 058-43310 or email office@dungarvangolfclub.com for further details. Our Pro Shop is busy with Christmas trade and has some great ideas for the golfer in your life. Do drop in or give David and Grace a call on 058-44707 or visit www.davidhayesgolf.com

RESTAURANT

Our restaurant received lots of compliments over how well organised it was for lunch and the big game on Sunday.  A big well done to Tom, Chris, Cassie and Antoinette on super service, delicious food and ensuring everyone’s safety was priority.

GENTS RESULTS

Mon 7th Dec (Open Seniors) 1st Kevin Croke (16) 38pts, 2nd Mossie Walsh (100 37pts, 3rd Harry O’Neill (22) 36pts (B9), 4th Daphne Power 913) 36pts.

Thurs 10th Dec 1st Pat Breen (17) 28pts (B9), 2nd Maurice Cliffe (20) 28pts (B9), 3rd Declan Walsh (1) 28pts (B6).

Sat 12th 1st D. Williams (6) 32pts, 2nd A. Troy (17) 31pts, Gross J. Reynolds 30pts, 3rd P. Firth (12) 30pts (B9), 4th E. Walsh (4) 30pts.

LADIES RESULTS

Tues 8th Dec (Kindly Sponsored by Captain Angela Murphy) 1st Grace Kiersey (42) 21pts (CB), 2nd Olga Carroll (29) 21pts, 3rd Maura Kindregan (19) 20pts.

Fri 11th/Sat 12th Dec 1st Rachel Kiely (220 26pts, 2nd Mary Phelan (28) 24pts.

GENTS FIXTURES

Wed 16th Dec Casual Golf, Thurs 17th Gents 14H Singles S/F, Fri 18th Fun Friday Foursomes, Sat 19th Gents 14H Singles S/F, Sun 20th Gents 14H Singles S/F

LADIES FIXTURES

Tues 15th Ladies 11H Singles S/F (Lions Club Appeal) & Ladies GIG 9H, Wed 16th Dec Casual Golf, Fri 18th Ladies 14H Singles S/F (Lions Club Appeal) & Fun Friday Foursomes, Sat 19th Ladies 14H Singles S/F (Lions Club Appeal).

FUN FRIDAY FOURSOMES
We were delighted to welcome back our golfers to last Friday’s foursomes. A special welcome to Austin and Mary Comerton who joined us for the first time. It was great to see so many back again for this social event and who were so diligent in their observance of the COVID 19 regulations i.e. social distancing, mask wearing etc. We would also like to thank Tom and his staff in the restaurant for being there and ensuring the safety of all our members during these strange times.

FIRST:- Jim O’ Mahony and Marcella McGovern
SECOND:- Sam McConnell and Helen O’ Neill
THIRD: – Antoinette Hurley and Breid Scanlon

We are back again next Friday Dec 18. If you would like some social golf, just go online and book your place.

GET INTO GOLF WINTER LEAGUE
The draw for teams has taken place and are posted in the Men’s and Ladies locker rooms. This league runs until the end of March. Check your team and start playing. It is a nine hole competition (the first nine holes in play on the day). Return your card, each time you play, into the GET INTO GOLF box in the foyer. The best scores will be recorded at the end of each month. This year there is an added bonus of one point each time you return a card. The Winter League is fun but it is also an incentive to play golf over the Winter and helps to improve your game.

LADIES WINTER LEAGUE

“When the going gets tough, the tough get going”.  Yes indeed, conditions on the course are tough at the moment, but don’t forget to try and get an entry in for this month’s Winter League. The scores at the end of the month are combined with October, and the competition will be extended to April.  Even though you may feel you have had a terrible score, remember that every card entered will give you a point for your team (up to a max of 6 cards).  Let’s get the competition going!

YOUNGONES

Our next competition is on Wednesday 16th Dec from 11.20am – 12.30pm. Please book in online.

60.COM

We had no 60.com competition on Wednesday 9th Dec as we were “rained out”. We will be back next Wednesday 16th.

LEVEL 3 COVID 19 RESTRICTIONS

Following the Government’s announcement in relation to Level 3 restrictions due to COVID 19 golf clubs and golfers must adhere to the following:

–       Golfers must not travel outside their county of residence to play golf.

–       From 18th Dec to 6th Jan golfers can travel to another county to play as restrictions are eased over the Christmas period.

–       Timesheets at Dungarvan Golf Club will be in ten-minute intervals with up to four golfers per start time.

–       Members and Visitors with colds or any symptoms must stay away from the course and clubhouse.

–       Physical Distancing rules are observed by all members and their guests at all times in the car park, clubhouse and on the course.

–       Players are asked not to touch the flag or flagstick.

–       All Members and Visitors must wear a mask when in Club House/Pro Shop/Office and Restaurant.