Newsletter June 2018
I trust you
are all enjoying and taking advantage of the fine weather by playing as much
golf as possible.
your game should be in great shape for our next outing which is to Clonmel on Saturday 30th
we go to Mount Wolseley near Tullow in Co. Carlow
for our National Championships. That is on Saturday,
11th August. Tee time will be from 11.00 am – 12.30 pm.
at Mount Wolseley was designed by the late
Christy O’Connor Junior. It’s a fine course which is always in good condition.
The fairways are fairly generous which should appeal to even the high
haven’t played it, I think you should.
the South East, I can’t guarantee the weather, but that is why we carry
competitions will follow the usual format.
The Bob Charles Trophy being
presented for the Best Gross, The National Trophy for the Best Nett and the Martin Quinlan Trophy for The Best Senior Nett, aged 65 years and
be on a first come pre-paid basis and an Entry Form is enclosed with this
newsletter. Right handed golfers, be
they male or female, are welcome to play as guests. Be aware, late tee times
are most in demand.
who have paid their Annual Sub, the cost per person will be €60.
For members who have yet to pay the Annual Sub, just add €25. I’ll take entries at any time
from now on.
joining our Association for the first time to play in this event cannot win the
Best Gross, Best Nett or Best Senior Prize.
to Clonmel will be the last chance for members who might want to pay cash in
advance for the National, saving on the cost of a cheque and the postage.
first outing of 2018, we returned to Dun Laoghaire Golf Club on Good Friday. We
had a full timesheet with over 50 participants.
visit we played the Upper and Lower nine, having played the Middle and Lower
nine last year.
was in good order. The fairways had been sanded but I don’t think it took from
the enjoyment of this fine course. There was placing everywhere because of the
then recent heavy rain, that helped. Weather
conditions were mixed, cool and overcast to start with a decent sprinkle for
the late starters after nine holes. Luckily it didn’t last too long.
tight with all the prizewinners just a stroke apart. Much depended on the
Ray Rochford came all the way from East
Cork to head the list with 38 points. Leading the field is nothing
new for people from Cork,
even if they are not natives. They soon get into the Cork habit!
Liam McCarthy relished in the damp, overcast conditions,
just losing out on a breakdown. As usual Pat
Butler was in the mix, also finishing on 38 points. If he ever gets back to
full fitness he will be a threat!
The list of
| 38 points
|| Liam McCarthy
|| 38 points
|| Pat Butler
|| 38 points
Arthur Choyce for his promotion of our outing within the club and to Mick Dunne
and Padraic Connolly for their work on registering, taking the money etc.
Thanks also to Tom Buckley and Ron Attwooll for assisting with the cards.
great to see a big turnout for our first outing of the year. Some overcame
various obstacles to be there. I hope it continues through the year.
thanks to all who stayed for the presentation, especially those who stayed even
though they had started early.
enjoyed our visit to Dun Laoghaire GC, a fine course, lovely people, among
friends in reasonable weather, what more could one ask for.
We went to
Birr G. C. as planned on Saturday 12th May.
We had a
poor turn out. Some members were otherwise engaged in inter club competitions,
others at weddings, confirmations or communions.
to everyone who did attend.
was in good order and it proved a stern test, both golf wise as well as being fairly
on the day was Johnny McNamara who
had an excellent 39 points. He just pipped the much travelled Richie Power who had 38 points.
The full list
of prizewinners was:
|| Jimmy Ryan
been much talk in recent weeks about new Data Protection Legislation.
From what I
have read, it seems sporting originations are exempt. If we are not then I must get members to
agree that it is in order for me to hold what details I have on each individual
member and that I can continue to send on the newsletter.
All I have
really is member’s name and both e mail and postal address. I also have phone
numbers, their club and handicap.
forbid that I would have to discontinue the newsletter. I know one man in the
North East who is probably already crying!
Outing to Clonmel
outing is to Clonmel Golf Club on Saturday 30th June, just
over two weeks from now.
We have the
first tee from 10.30 am to 12.00 noon.
per person will be € 30. The club stipulate that we play in threes.
text me on 087 2539124 if you want a slot. Feel free to bring a guest.
returning to Clonmel because our good friend and ardent supporter, Tony Horne,
is Club Captain there.
I’d like to
have a full sheet if possible, please make a special effort to attend.
is always in good shape, the weather fine and the natives friendly, what more
could you ask for?
enquiries, the phone number of the club is 052