MUNSTER SENIORS AMATEUR OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP

We hosted the Munster Seniors Amateur Open last Wednesday and Thursday and it was a wonderful few days of golf for all participants. Our course was in pristine condition and the sun shone down over the two days. We received some fantastic compliments from Golf Ireland officials and competitors which makes all the hard work worthwhile!

Christopher O’Connor was crowned the 2022 Munster Senior Men’s Open champion. The Corrstown golfer started the final round three shots being 2021 champion John O’Brien, but a final round of 71 saw O’Connor win on +1 by two shots. O’Connor’s final round started with a bogey on the first hole, but it would be the only blemish on his card, with birdies on 12 and 18 saw him finish under par for the day.

O’Brien started the final round with a one-shot lead, but seven bogeys in his final round saw him slide back to second place. An excellent eagle on the 18th saw him move from a tie for fifth to solo second.

There was a three-way tie for third with Alan Condren (Greystones), Peter McNeill (Woodbrook) and John Reynolds (Mount Juliet) finish on +4. O’Brien’s +3 also saw him win the 54-59 category. Cork’s Pat Lyons was the 60-64 winner on +9, with Portmarnock’s Adrian Morrow winning the Over-65 category, also on +9.

GENTS RESULTS

Mon 2nd May 1st Jake O’Riordan (1) 40pts, 2nd Cian Fahy (23) 39pts, 3rd Justin Walsh (18) 36pts (B9), 4th Conor Moloney (6) 36pts, 5th Jim O’Mahony (24) 35pts (B9).

Sat 7th May 1st Cian Fahy (23) 40pts, 2nd Donal Williams (6) 39pts, Gross Peter Mullaney (2) 31pts, 3rd Matt Curran (18) 38pts, 4th Alan Akehurst (21) 36pts.

Sun 8th 1st Desmond Grace (17) 43pts, 2nd Paul Power (Tramore) (19) 41pts, Gross Alan O’Donnell (3) 32pts, 3rd Alan O’Kennedy (14) 40pts, 4th Tom Curran (12) 40pts.

GENTS FIXTURES

Wed 11th May South Munster Seniors & Casual golf, Thurs 12th Open Gents 18H Singles S/F (Golf & Grill), Fri 13th Fun Friday Foursomes, Sat 14th Gents 18H Singles Stroke (Monthly Medal), Sun 15th May Gents 18H Singles S/F, Mon 16th Open Seniors (50+) Gents 18H Singles S/F.

LADIES RESULTS

Mon 2nd May 1st Saly Sararat (11) 34pts.

Tues 3rd May (Kindly sponsored by Orbsen Consulting) 1st Joanne Fitzgerald (22) 39pts, 2nd Ina H Considine (27) 37pts, Gross Aoife Lowry (3) 29pts, 3rd Mary Power (15) 36pts, Front 9 Maeve Morrissey (24) 19pts, Back 9 Marie Fahey (23) 21pts.

Fri 6th/Sat 7th May 1st Mai O’Brien (23) 40pts, 2nd Carmel Fox (29) 38pts (CB Last 9), 3rd Aoife Lowry (3) 38pts.

LADIES FIXTURES

Tues 10th Ladies 18H Singles Stroke GOY (Kindly sponsored by Eurospar), Wed 11th Casual Golf, Fri 13th Ladies 18H Singles S/F & Fun Friday Foursomes, Sat 14th Ladies 18H Singles S/F Mon 15th Open Seniors (50+) Ladies 18H Singles S/F

FRED PERRY

Congratulations to our Fred Perry team who had a close fought game against our near neighbours West Waterford Golf Club on Thursday 5th May. Our next game will be against the winners of Waterford Castle and Williamstown.

ARD SCOIL NA NDEISE GOLF CLASSIC

It was a busy week for our club as we also hosted the Ard Scoil Golf Classic last Friday and it was a great day for all who took part. Thank you to School Principal Jennifer O’Keeffe, Fiona Rochford and all the staff and students for choosing our club to host their important school fundraiser. Congratulations to the winning team of Christine O’ Keeffe, Maria Ryan, June Hayes and Jean O’ Donovan.

RESULTS LADIES WINTER LEAGUE 2021/2022

First – Team 4

Daphne Power; Anne Heneberry; Grace Hayes; Mary O’Donoghue; Ann Stack; Jane Kiely with 613 points;

Second – Team 1

Mary Power; Ina H Considine; Celia Power; Colette O’Mahony; Maeve Carthy; Marianne Mulcahy with 594 points.

Best overall individual – June James

Congratulations to the winning teams and to all those who took part. Also, a big thank you to Bernie Lynch and Ina Considine for all their hard work throughout in bringing us the results on a monthly basis.

JUNIOR NEWS

A fantastic week for our Junior Golfers as we were in action in both the Fred Daly Trophy and the Irish Junior Foursomes. First up, we faced Waterford Castle in the Fred Daly in what we thought would be a difficult encounter as it is a scratch tournament. Our team of Rody Morrissey, Mattie Mullaney, AJ Hayes, Harry Breen and Cal Tutty are made of stern stuff and despite the handicap difference, the boys stuck and played some wonderful golf to record a three-nil victory with two matches called in.  Indeed, the boys played so well that every match was in before the 14th hole.

Next up was our Irish Junior Foursomes match away to Faithlegg. After our great run last year, this was always going to be a difficult match. Rody paired up with Harry in this foursome’s format while AJ and Mattie resumed their partnership. Things looked great for our team after 12 holes as we went 5 up with some great golf. However, Faithlegg credibly fought back and were 1 up with two to play. But our boys are tough and never gave up with both pairs winning the 17th hole to put us 1 up. Indeed, Mattie holed a great four-footer on 17 for the win. Needing a half up 18 AJ produced the shot of the day playing a fabulous chip and run to 4 feet to set up a brilliant victory. We await our next opponents in both tournaments. Well done to our boys and special thanks to Paul, Barry and James for transporting our boys.

YOUNGONES

We had no competition on Wednesday 4th May.  Our Next competition is on Wednesday 11th May from 12.40 – 2.10pm please book in online.

60.COM

The summer weather arrived for our 60.com on Wednesday 4th May. It was like the “lovely legs competition” – our members dusted down their shorts and put them to good use!

The course is in stunning condition at present. The scoring reflected this! Our timesheet was full – in fact we had to make room for extra competitors. 

The winners were: 1st Pat Crowley 24pts, 2nd Sean O’Ciarba 20pts

If you wish to play in our society please book on the timesheet. New members are always welcome to join.

FUN FRIDAY FOURSOMES

We had no competition last week as the time slots were given over to the Ard Scoil Classic which raised much needed funds to enhance sports facilities at the school. Well done to Fiona Rochford (PE teacher) who organised and coordinated the event. Congratulations to the winning team of Christine O’ Keeffe, Maria Ryan, June Hayes and Jean O’ Donovan.
Fun Friday Foursomes will be back this Fri. May 13. If you would like to play nine holes of social golf why not go online and book your place. We would love to see you there.

GET INTO GOLF 2021
A nine hole qualifying competition was included on Tuesday’s timesheet and a number of our Get into Golf ladies participated. If you have a handicap and want to improve your golf this competition is ideal for you.

GET INTO GOLF 2022
David Hayes our PGA Professional will be a very busy man over the next few weeks. Our Get into Golf programme got underway on Tuesday for the ladies and Wednesday for the men. We are delighted that so many choose Dungarvan Golf Club to do the programme and look forward to working with you.

HOME ALLIANCE FINAL 2021-2022

1ST Anne Heneberry (27) 35pts, 2nd Celia Power (26) 33pts, 3rd Kolette Enright (32) 33pts, Past Captain/Home Alliance June James (29) 33pts, 4th Louise Moloney (29) 33pts, 5th Kate McNamara (32) 32pts, 6th Bridget Aherne (18) 32pts. Cat 1 Maura Kindregan (19) 31pts, Cat 2 Bernadette Lynch (28) 29pts, Cat 3 Mary power (15) 30pts, Cat 4 Bernie Hayes (23) 29pts. Front 9 Colette O’Mahony (31) 20pts, Back 9 Mary O’Donoghue (28) 19pts.

JUNIOR GOLF LESSONS

Junior Lessons take place every Saturday at 3pm. All are welcome – open to members and non-members and cost €5.

LOTTO RESULTS

We had our weekly Lotto 3 draw today (Friday, 6th May). This was Week 51 of 52.
The numbers drawn were 3, 9, 14 and 23. The jackpot was €10,000 and there was no winner. The jackpot remains at €10,000 for the next draw. We had three Match 3 winning tickets. The three ticket holders were Michael K Morrissey, Pat Phelan (Online Ticket) and Brian Beatty (Online Ticket).

To play online please go to our website www.dungarvangolfclub.com and select Online Lotto. The next draw will take place on Friday 29th April at 3.30pm. Thank you to everyone who supports our Lotto. All funds raised are used to develop our course.

THURSDAY NIGHT CARDS

We had a great turn out for our weekly Thursday night cards. Joint winners Tom Melody & Michael Kelleher & Michael Fitzgerald & Tom Phelan. Last 5 – Seamus O’Neill & Tom Cummins and Lucky table John Kiersey & Kathleen. We are back this Thursday at 9pm. We look forward to seeing you all then.

SOCIETIES – 2022 BOOKINGS

If you have a preferred date for your society outing, please get in touch with us. We have great green fee rates & meal packages available. Please call us on 058-43310. We look forward to welcoming you!

JOIN US – MEMBERSHIP 2022

If you are interested in joining our friendly members club, please call us on 058-43310 or email office@dungarvangolfclub.com and we would be delighted to send you information on our new joining rates and a Membership Application form. We also have Country Membership, Distance, Junior and Student rates and other rates available. Our website www.dungarvangolfclub.com has a full list of rates available. We look forward to welcoming you as a member of Dungarvan Golf Club.

PRO SHOP

As always, professional advice is at hand in our fully stocked Pro Shop, David and his staff will assist you with any requirements you have. Call the Pro Shop on 058-44707 or visit www.davidhayesgolf.com

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. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and our website www.dungarvangolfclub.com