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Weekly Notes - w/e 13th August, 2017

Friday August 11, 2017


Men’s Section

Vale Oil Singles

The Vale Oil sponsored singles stableford competition was won by that young man, Daniel Foley and if you go back through this year’s results you’ll find Daniel’s name a few times so what a fantastic season he’s having and he’s still learning. On Saturday, playing off of 13 - down from 15 earlier on in the season -  Daniel was out in a very impressive 38 shots, scoring a four pointer on the par 3 eight for an outward 22 points. He was very consistent on the back nine and even though he failed to score on the par 5 18th he still amassed 19 points for his 41 points winning total. Daniel is still a Junior Golfer - Junior Captain this year -  and we’re sure to see a lot more of his ability in the future. In second place was Shane Fagan (7) who just scraped home on the Back 9 and likewise, Ned Lonergan just got into third on the Last 3

Vale Oil - Results

1st          Daniel Foley (13)              41 pts

2nd          Shane Fagan (7)                37 pts B9

3rd           Ned Lonergan (22)          37 pts L3

Gross    Tom Byrne (5)                    31 pts Last 6



A qualifying competition was played on Sunday with the best qualifier in each of the three categories forming a team to play in the Pro-Am on Monday next 21st August. There has been a couple of attempts over the past few years to get a Pro-Am played and thanks to the persistence of Vincent Woodlock it has come to fruition this year. There will be a draw on Wednesday evening to see who will get to play with which Pro and then on Monday next the Pro-Am competition will get under way with a shotgun start at 12.30. As many as 20 of the top (non-touring) Irish Professional golfers will be taking part including  Philip Walton ,Damian Mc Graine & Simon Thornton to name but a few.

The following players won their respective categories:

Cat 1      Pat Johnson                       35 pts

Cat 2      Ronan O’Neill                    41 pts

Cat 3      Tom O’Donnell                  38 pts



 Up Next


Tuesday               August 15th         Bulmers Open Singles 18 hole Stableford. Players should note that the best 50 scores and equals in this weekly open singles will qualify for the Final to be played in early October.

Saturday              August 19th         Pavillion Cup, a Player of the Year competition, sponsored by Semiton Ltd

Sunday                 August 20th         Texaco singles, sponsored by Texaco Garages Ltd

Saturday              August 26th         The President’s (Mr. Liam Maunsell) Prize......There an open draw for this competition. The manual timesheet is presently on display


Monday Evening Mixed


Don’t forget to come along for the Monday Mixed, its going from strength to strength and the craic in the Clubhouse afterwards is mighty!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Our condolences to Donagh Dougan and the Dougan family on the sudden passing of Joan Dougan, a former member and Lady Captain of the Club.  May she rest in peace.


Monday, 7th August – 12 Hole Champagne Scramble

1st Ciara O’Donoghue (25), Emmet Ryan (14), Matt O’Donoghue (19) 74pts



Thursday, 10th August – 15 Hole Club Seniors Champagne Scramble

1st – Pat Johnson, Ollie Fitzpatrick, Tony Horne                   80pts

2nd – Michael Mullane, Liam Maunsell, Nicky Darmody      78pts (Last 8)

3rd – George Hackett, Denis Conway Snr., Richie Power      78pts

Next competition will be held on Thursday 31st August.


The competition for the Fr. Tom Smyth Trophy took place on Thursday 10th Aug. This in one of our ‘ Majors’ in the junior golf calendar. There were twenty two golfers who competed and the trophy was won by Aidan Hickey with 39pts.

Runner up was Killian Butler with 37pts followed by Daniel Foley with 36pts. The 12hole competition had a very close finish with Danny Morris on 25pts pipping Kyle Grant by one point followed by Paudie Ryan another point behind again. Ciara Walsh, Bill Quigley, Tommy O’Neill and Darragh Lyons came out on top in the scramble.

Competitions continue on Thursday 17th Aug.



New membership rates for 2017 have been agreed at €450 for Year 1 & €500 for Year 2.  Easy-payment options available. Terms and conditions apply so for full details please contact Aine at the office on 052-6124050 or download an application form from our website


Membership Renewals

Members who have not made arrangements for payment of subs are not eligible to play on the course or in competitions. 

Please contact the office if you wish to renew your membership on 052-6124050 as soon as possible.


Ladies Section

This week the ladies took a break from serious golf and played a hugely popular straight scramble. Buggies and carts were flying across the course to collect balls, as the best ball was chosen, and not surprisingly there were fantastic scores. The results of our generously sponsored McNamara’s butcher’s competition are; First Roisin Quinlivan, Katherine Morrissey and Gemma Murphy with 65.1.

Second Gemma Murphy /Anne Darmody and Mary Smyth 66.2.

Third Mary Kirwan / Geraldine O Gorman and Eva Doolin 66 .7 Our ongoing 12 hole also finished this week and the winners were; Marian Hanrahan with 30 points Mary Smyth 27 points c/b.

Mary Campbell 27 points

New ongoing 12 holes is commencing with two cards to count this time.

The sheet for people interested in playing for Donoughmore Cup is up in the locker room. This will be a match play competition and I would encourage everyone to sign up as it is great experience for future teams and excellent competitive golf.

Last Wednesday we also presented the prizes for the following competitions; Eldon’s Open Scramble, O Reilly's Pharmacy Gladstone St. Ryan Thomas Jewellers and two club Sponsored competitions. The prizes were beautiful and we are so grateful to our sponsors and would ask all ladies to shop local and support. Our next prize giving will be in September 6th the evening of our vice-Captain, Liz Binchy’ s prize.

Next week’s competition is Stroke sponsored by John O’Dwyer’s Golf Store. 

Don't forget the John M Joy sponsored Mixed on Monday .. draws at 4.30/5.00 and 5.30pm with Martins lovely food available afterwards. 

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