Newsletter February 2018
Here we go
again, starting a new year full of optimism!
I know a
few members have spent the winter, or are just about to spend spring, in sunnier
climes, but most of us haven’t had much golf since Christmas because of the
weather, so things can only improve going forward.
By way of
post mortem, 2017 wasn’t the best of years for numbers attending our outings.
The first outing of the year in Dun Laoghaire and the Nationals in Cork were well attended.
Not so our outings to Tipperary,
Longford and Athlone.
the more expensive the course, the better the attendance; either that or we went
to the wrong course or had too many outings.
reason I’m cutting back, just a little, on the number this year.
second year in a row, we begin our golfing year by going to Dun Laoghaire Golf Club on Good Friday, 30th
We will then
make another attempt to go to Birr G.C.
in May, the home club of Tom Rigney,
hopefully frost or floods won’t be a problem.
In June we return to Clonmel Golf Club where our good friend, Tony Horne, is Club Captain
Tony is a
long time member and a great man to help out when required. I want everyone on
deck for our visit there, no excuses.
In August our National will in held at Mount Wolseley near Tullow in Co.
there previously, when we were all much younger. A lovely Christy O’Connor
designed course, very playable and fair. Well worth a visit.
We end our
golfing year with a return visit to Portarlington Golf Club.
This is the home club of two of our most loyal followers. A fine course, always
in good condition, I’m looking forward to it already.
members not going to Dun Laoghaire on Good
Friday might send on the Annual sub of € 25 when convenient.
I hope I
will see you all at some stage during the year.
We went to
Athlone Golf Club as planned on Saturday, 30th September. It turned
out to be our final outing of 2017.
blessed with a beautiful sunny day and a course in lovely condition.
It was a
pity the turnout didn’t match the conditions; we only had 25 in attendance.
obviously mistaken in thinking a centrally located course, in good order at the
right price might prove attractive.
I want to
express my thanks to those who did attend and the people we met there who made
the course in Athlone proved a good test.
on the day was the much golfed, David
Hughes. He returned an excellent 40
37 points off a 5 handicap was Eoin Prendergast. Third place was
secured by Ger Clifford Snr with 36 points.
The prizewinners were as follows
members made the long trip down under to Melbourne,
the 25th World Left –Handed Tournament last October.
In all some
214 golfers participated there.
three members who travelled. As usual the Irish left their mark, Johnny
McNamara won his Flight and Michael Grant secured third in his. The third man
Next up is Germany in
2019. More details in due course.
Outing to Dun Laoghaire
our golfing year with a return visit to Dun
Laoghaire Golf Club on Good Friday,
members enjoyed our visit there last year and expressed an interest in
returning. We had a very good turn out last year, much of it due to the hard
work of Arthur Choyce.
taken a lot less tee time this year. Hopefully I will have room for everyone
who wants to play, book early to avoid disappointment.
who played last year will know, there are 27 holes, laid out in three nines. We
hope to play the one we did not play last year.
tee has been reserved from 11.00 am
-12.30 pm. Ring or text me at the usual number if you want a spot, 087
2539124. Feel free to bring a guest.
per person will be just € 40.
wanting a buggy etc, the phone number of the club is 01 2721866.
Outing to Birr
it will be third time lucky and that we will make it to Birr Golf Club on Saturday
intervened on the last two attempts. We have the first tee there from 10.30 am – 12 noon. The cost per person will be € 30.
It is a
while since we were in Birr, always a dry course in good condition. That and a
central location should hopefully ensure a good turn out.
For a place
on the timesheet, phone or text me at the usual number, 087 2539124.
queries, the telephone number of the club is 057 91220082
The British Left – Handed Golfers are having their Nationals at the
Marriott St Pierre in Chepstow near Cardiff
on 17th & 18th June.
Entry Forms and full details for anyone interested in travelling.
The cost is
£ 140; this covers B&B dinner and two rounds of golf, per person sharing.