The weather last week certainly tested us with Thunder, Lightning and Hailstones! We are hoping for some sunnier days ahead. We had our first society of 2021 visit us on Sunday and we have a busy summer of groups booked in which is great to see.  Thank you to all our members who continue to comply with the return to golf protocol and ensuring everyone stays safe.  Please remember to wear your mask when entering the Pro Shop to sign in and maintain social distance guidelines. The clubhouse remains closed with access to toilets via the Ladies and Gents locker rooms.

GENTS RESULTS

Sat 22nd May 1st Shane Kiely (15) 41pts, 2nd Johnie Treen (7) 39pts, Best Gross Kevin Stack (+2) 36pts, 3rd Peter Firth (12) 36pts, 4th Gordon Hillgrove (10) 36pts.

LADIES RESULTS

Tues 18th May 1st Sarah Moynihan (18) 38pts, 2nd Grace Kiersey (42) 36pts, 3rd Caroline Cullinane (36) 34pts.

Fri 21st/Sat 22nd May 1st Aileen Carroll (26) 34pts (Last 6), 2nd Anne Henneberry (29) 34pts.

GENTS FIXTURES

Fri 28th Fun Friday Foursomes & Casual Golf

Sat 29th Gents 18H Singles S/F & Casual Golf

Sun 30th Gents 18H Singles S/F & Casual Golf

LADIES FIXTURES

Tues 25th Ladies 18H Singles S/F, Ladies 9H GIG & Casual Golf

Fri 28th Fun Friday Foursomes & Casual Golf

Sat 29th Ladies 18H Singles S/F & Casual Golf

TEE TIME BOOKINGS

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. 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. 

LOCAL RULE

From Sunday 23rd May 2021, if a ball lies in the general area cut to FAIRWAY height, the ball may be marked, lifted, cleaned and placed within 6 inches not nearer the hole from its original.

LOTTO IS BACK!

Our Lotto draws will recommence on Friday 4th June. We are delighted to get back in action and to give members an opportunity to win our current jackpot of €8,900.  We completed two draws in Lotto 3 before Covid stopped our progress.

We are still selling €90 tickets which can be purchased from our office – if you purchase now, we will ensure you get two extra draws to get the full benefit of the €90 ticket.

We will also have €2 and €5 tickets on sale from Friday 29th May.

It would be great to have a Jackpot winner – so be sure to be in to get a chance to win!

Remember that all the funds raised are used to develop our course. Some great work has been completed over recent years and more Lotto funds will be spent in the coming year to enhance your enjoyment of our excellent course. Since we returned to golf there has been consistent praise for the quality of our course and the many improvements that have taken place from Lotto funds.

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 office@dungarvangolfclub.com.

YOUNGONES

We were delighted to be back playing last Wednesday and we had a huge turnout which was great to see. 1st Mary Power (13) 19pts, 2nd Mary French (32) 18pts, 3rd Angela Murphy (22) 17pts. Please book in your name on the timesheet which goes live each Monday at 18.40pm. We look forward to seeing you all.

60.COM

The green light was given to the 60.Com Society to resume their weekly competitions on Wednesday, 219 May. We had a large group playing – all vaccinated and ready to golf!

The winners were: 1st Donal Verling (32) 18pts, 2nd Martin Landers (19) 17pts

For the foreseeable future we will not have a draw for partners and we will play according to the timesheet. If you wish to play any week please book on the timesheet. You will need to observe the Covid protocols to ensure the safety of all our members.

FUN FRIDAY FOURSOMES

Unfortunately a very wet and windy start to Friday morning last put paid to the return of our Fun Friday Foursomes. It was very disappointing for everyone but we will be back this Friday May 28.

This competition is ideal for anyone new to our golf club and who would like to get to know others. It is great fun and very sociable all within Covid protocol. If you would like to join us this Friday please go online and book your place. Look forward to seeing you then.


GET INTO GOLF WINTER/SUMMER LEAGUE

Like all other competitions this league was on hold during lockdown but is now back under the new title Winter/ Summer League. Anytime you play, return your card (front nine) regardless of score. Each card returned earns one point for your team up to a total of six cards per month. Ladies return cards into Get into Golf box in Ladies Locker room and the box for the men is located in the Men’s Locker room. Update yourself with Conditions for league which are attached to list of teams in relevant locker rooms.

JUNIORS GOLF NEWS

Great fun and games were had at our Junior lessons last Saturday afternoon, we had a great turnout of very interested juniors! It continues next Saturday at 3pm and places must be reserved by contacting the Pro Shop due to covid restrictions. We are holding a members-only competition next Sunday at 2.30pm. Please reserve your spot on the timesheet.

We are delighted to announce that Sean O’ Sullivan and Caoimhe Reynolds are Junior Captains for the upcoming year. We wish them every success. 

ADULT GOLF LESSONS

If you would like golf lessons, please give our PGA Pro David Hayes a call on 058-44707. Numbers are strictly limited to 15 so please call the PRO Shop to book your junior in. 

PRO SHOP

The Pro Shop is open for all your golf equipment and clothing needs. Please contact David or Grace on 058-44707 or email davidhayesgolf@gmail.comhttps://www.davidhayesgolf.com 

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.

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.

OFFICE HOURS

Our office hours are Monday – Friday from 9am – 1pm and 2pm-5pm.  Tel: 058-43310 or email us at office@dungarvangolfclub.com with any enquiries you might have.

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.