We had another busy week with members enjoying being back on the fairways and while the weather was quite changeable at times it did not hinder us too much! We would like to thank all our members who continue to comply with the return to golf protocol and ensuring everyone stays safe.
GOLF IRELAND UPDATE
The 10th of May was a big date for everyone in the country with the easing of domestic travel restrictions. It saw golf clubs get the green light to welcome visitors and the lifting of household restrictions. We are so delighted to be welcoming back visitors to Dungarvan Golf Club and it is great to see the online bookings coming in.
The main changes since Monday were:
Golf Ireland also confirmed late last week that they have negotiated that we can now play internal club competitions only. We will commence our internal club competitions from Monday 17th May along with our Youngones, 60.Com and Fun Friday Foursomes club competitions.
If you are bringing guests to play, you must ensure that their names are recorded on the timesheets by phoning the Pro Shop or Office. We are running Fourballs at 10 minute intervals and the timesheet goes live each Monday at 18.40pm.
Tee times must be booked in advance online or over the telephone. We must ensure that players’ names are recorded on timesheets and timesheets must be kept for a period of at least six weeks to assist with contact tracing should the need arise. You must report to the Pro Shop before playing as they are maintaining the timesheet.
NEW MEMBERS RATE AVAILABLE
We have a great new membership rate for anyone interested in joining the club. Please contact the office for further details and to request a membership application form. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SOCIETIES – GREAT GREENFEE RATES
We are delighted to welcome back societies and have some great green fee rates available. We have a busy summer ahead with lots of groups booked in. If you would like to book in a date for your group, please email us or call 058-43310.
Club competitions got the green light so we are delighted to be back playing from Wednesday 19th May at 12 Midday. Please book in your name on the timesheet which goes live each Monday at 18.40pm. We look forward to seeing you all next week!
60.COM returns from next Wednesday 19th May at 2pm. If you are in interested in social golf come along and join us. Please book your name in on the timesheet and we look forward to seeing you all next week.
FUN FRIDAY FOURSOMES
We are delighted to welcome back our popular Fun Friday Foursomes on Friday 21st May. Our organisers Colette Power and John Moran will ensure this fun event is run in a safe manner. We ask you to assemble at 9.15am near the starters hut and adhere to social distancing rules. If you would like to meet other golfers and have fun, why not book your place and then join us on Friday 21st and be ready to play at 9.30am. All are welcome.
GOLF LESSONS RECOMMENCE
Adult golf lessons recommenced on Monday, if you would like lessons please give our PGA Pro David Hayes a call on 058-44707. Junior Golf Lessons return on Saturday 15th May. Numbers are strictly limited to 15 so please call the PRO Shop to book in.
The Pro Shop is open for click and collect and online for all your golf needs, please visit https://www.davidhayesgolf.com or contact David on 058-44707 or email email@example.com.
GOLF IRELAND APP
The Golf Ireland App, which provides for pre-registration and return of general play scores, has now been launched. The App can be used at players’ Home or Away Clubs. The new App allows you to enjoy the flexibility of recording scores for handicap purposes from either 9-hole or 18-hole social rounds played in accordance with the Rules of Handicapping.
You can also view your own handicap index and playing record as well as follow and communicate with friends. To download the app, simply search for “Golf Ireland” in the Apple App Store (iOS) or Google Play Store (Android) and select the version with the Golf Ireland logo.
WORLD HANDICAP SYSTEM
We have had a number of enquiries regarding handicaps. If you haven’t already done so you must register on the Golf Ireland website www.golfireland.ie for your new handicap under the World Handicap System (WHS). Click on ‘My Golf Login’ and sign in. You will need your 8 Digit Golf Ireland number and pin, both can be found on your club card. You will then get your Handicap Index and can look up your Course playing handicap. You can also download the Golf Ireland App which will enable you to check your handicap for any course you play.
RECIPROCAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN THREE CLUBS
The three golf clubs in Dungarvan have a long-standing reciprocal agreement whereby members can play Monday – Friday at a reduced green fee of €15 in each other’s club. This does not apply at weekends or competitions. For bookings please contact respective offices.
Our office hours are Monday – Friday from 9am – 1pm and 2pm-5pm. Tel: 058-43310 or email is with any enquiries you might have.
We have a new Instagram page “dungarvangc” that is gaining momentum and new followers since we started it last week. Please give us a follow and we promise to showcase beautiful images of our course and club.
RETURN TO GOLF REGULATIONS
Please make yourself familiar with the full ‘Return to Golf’ protocols on the Golf Ireland website. www.golfireland.ie
We must adhere to following: • All tee times must be booked on line or by phoning the Pro Shop. All names have to be recorded on the time sheet for contact tracing purposes.
• When arriving at the club please maintain physical distancing at all times. Follow the one-way system to the Pro Shop from the locker room side of the Club House, Check in at the Pro Shop before playing and don’t forget your mask!
• The Clubhouse is closed but there will be access to the toilets in the locker rooms. Tom Daly Catering will be open for take away only.
• There must be no gathering together in groups to socialise.
• Members must stay away from the club if they are experiencing any COVID like symptoms.
• When on the course there should be no touching of flag poles or raking the bunkers, but level the sand with your feet or club. A local rule of placing no more than 6 inches in the bunker will apply.
• There can be no sharing of buggies except persons from the same household.
• The practice area will be open but slots must be booked in advance through the Pro Shop.
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